Google has released version 21 of Chrome to support high resolution display of Apple Macs with retina displays. Download it here.
Microsoft has released the 14.1 update for Office 2011 for Mac. The patch includes security fixes, bug fixes, and other changes and improvements for Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, and Word. Some of the highlights are install the Solver analysis tool in Excel, add password protection to Powerpoint presentations and add in alt text for objects such as shapes, pictures, tables, charts, SmartArt, and movies. Added e-mail, contact, and calendar application to Mac Sync services for Outlook.
Office 2011 Service Pack 1 is available via Microsoft’s AutoUpdate software or as a 246MB download from Microsoft’s Office for Mac site.
As anticipated, Microsoft today publicly released Office 2011 for Mac. It will not include Entourage but instead Microsoft replaced it with Outlook. As well as the usual products: Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and Messenger. The product will retail for $150 for the Home & Student version, and $280 for Home & Business.
Do you like the new icons? They are created by industrial-design powerhouse Frog.
Apple will no longer pre-install Adobe Flash on any of their products from now on. The latest MacBook Air does not have Flash player preinstalled.
If you need it, go to Adobe to download the Flash player. It is good to see Apple going down this path as users will soon no longer need Flash once HTML5 becomes standard on all major browser (still waiting for IE9).
Google ended the beta phase for the Chrome browser for the Mac and Linux. The beta version of the browser was released in December 2009. Google has released Chrome 5 for Mac and Linux.
From Google Blog: Today, I’m happy to announce that Google Chrome for Mac is being promoted out of beta to our stable channel. We believe that it provides not only the stability, performance and polish that every Mac user expects, but also a seamless native Mac application experience that Mac users will feel instantly at home with. Some of Chrome for Mac’s most-requested features are now available, including full-screen mode (just hit Command + Shift + F!), easy and powerful bookmark management, as well as the ability to synchronize not only bookmarks, but also browser preferences across computers.
Game company Valve, has become a successful digital distribution platform for the PC, has announced today that it’s finally bringing over Steam to Macs. Games such as Half-Life 2, Left 4 Dead 2 and Team Fortress 2 will be available to the Mac users. The Steam Play feature will let both Mac and PC users to play online together.
Steam for Mac will launch in April and the launch game will be Portal 2.
MacRumours has reported that Apple has registered Me.com and this might be the new domain for expanding .Mac to include product expansion outside of the Mac platform. The Netcraft page for Me.com lists Kenneth Eddings (email@example.com), the DNS admin for Me.com. He also controls several of Apple’s domain names. We will probably see an announcement of Me.com along with the new iPhone 3G at WDDC 2008.
Connect360 is a third party program that is capable of playing back your music and videos and viewing your digital photos from your Mac on your XBox 360. Now Connect360 has added DivX/XviD support, a codec that has been recently added to XBox 360.
This is a first for the Steve Job’s Mac OS where internet security firm Intego found a Trojan malware that lures Mac users by masquerading as a codec download. A malware is not a virus, it can’t self-propagate from one machine to another.
From MacWorld: Your machine could be infected if you’ve recently gone looking for some, um, less-than-flattering pictures of Britney Spears. Thinking you’ve found what you’re looking for, you click a video to watch it, only to see a message stating that your machine lacks the necessary codec. A disk image will then start downloading, and (depending on the settings on your machine) may then mount and launch an installer which asks for your admin password.
More info on how to detect and remove using the link below.