13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina Display landing in October?

We were all wowed at WWDC by Apple's latest MacBook Pro with Retina Display computer. Powerful, beautiful and jam packed with top-of-the-line specs, it's a laptop worth lusting over. And lusting over it is pretty much all many of us…

There are new Mac Pros too, lest we forget…

So, they may not come equipped with a Retina Display, nor will they fit comfortably in a rucksack. Or a small car boot for that matter. But Apple's Mac Pros are still a desktop force to be reckoned with, and…

WWDC 2010: iWork suite of apps headed to iPhone 4?

A hastily pulled screenshot on Apple's iPhone 4 webpage seems to reveal that the iWork suite of productivity apps may be heading to the Cupertino king's latest smartphone. Originally shown on the iPhone 4's "Features" page, the screen shot showed…

Apple to lower iPad price to "remain nimble"?

One of the most welcome surprises from the Apple iPad launch was its pricing. Where rumours had circulated that the iPad could cost upwards of $1,000, it was a relief when Jobs announced that an entry-level model would cost just…

Knockoff of iWork '09 contains Mac-unfriendly Trojan Horse

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There’s a new Trojan Horse for Mac in town and it’s riding around in pirate copies of iWork ’09.

OSX.Trojan.iServices.A secretes itself in otherwise fully-functioning copies of Apple’s latest office software. It installs itself in a startup directory and gives itself full root privileges (in other words, it’s God to your Mac).

Security firm Intego is warning anyone who has downloaded installer software from filesharing/Torrent sites that they could now be infected. Intego’s latest updates for VirusBarrier X4 and X5 will now protect against and disinfect the virus…

Apple launches iWork 08: updated productivity tools

apple_iwork_08.pngThey’ve been a long time coming, and talked/rumoured about, and at last Apple has updated its iWork and iLife applications, bringing up to ’08.

iWork 08 not only enhances the Pages and Keynote applications, but includes the new “Numbers” spreadsheet application that many believed Apple would, and needed to, introduce if they stood any chance of competing against Microsoft.

Interestingly, Apple has gone for a new approach to spreadsheets with the Numbers application. Instead of copying Excel, as so many others have, their approach allows people to organise and interlink information on different sheets on a flexible graphical canvas. This should make it easier to build relationships between the intelligent tables, each of which is a spreadsheet in its own right, as well as printing them.