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Apple has given software developers months of access to pre-release versions of ML and documentation, so that those developers can verify compatibility or make necessary updates by launch day. If McAfee didn't take advantage of this, that's not Apple's Fault.   I, too, concur that you shouldn't even need this software, especially as ML has added the "Gatekeeper", which adds a new layer of protection against malware. Clearly, McAfee doesn't think this product is very...
Glad to help!   I have not personally run Windows on my Macs, so I can't relate direct experience. I've looked into it a couple of times, but always found a native OS X solution...   Boot Camp is a dual-boot solution, so you can select OS X or Windows at boot time. If you want to switch, you need to then reboot into the other. If you want to frequently switch back and forth or multitask, this is noot good; a virtual machine will leave OS X always running, and you...
As Mr. Me says, Macs have excellent support for programming in C, C++, and Java, and Apple's Xcode software is free. However, I would also check with the faculty of your Computer Engineering department to find out what platforms and tools they recommend.   Instructors may only be familiar with certain programming tools, and might be unable or unwilling to assist with problems if you are using something else. I would expect a school to use Eclipse, which is a free,...
Just last night, I mentioned to my wife that the new Google tablet looks intriguing, and is quite cheap (hint, hint). She responded that she's so happy how all of our stuff works so well together since we switched to Apple that she'd rather wait until we can justify buying an iPad.   Yeah, she's right.
While a great number of people say they want such a thing, the reality is that it would not be a good product, (for the reasons others have mentioned), and would not actually sell. For evidence, just look at the Tablet PC market. Such devices have been available for about 10 years, and have never sold well. The user interface is not designed for use by touch (or stylus), and the current OS and software demands of an x86 CPU means underwhelming performance, high weight,...
I recall a similar furor when it came out that the Chevy Volt will report the battery as empty when it still technically has a 50% charge. It still delivers the all-electric range promised, and continues to run on the gas engine as promised. However, due to the battery technology used, if it is frequently fully depeleted, the battery would have a very short life indeed, and be extremely costly to own. By using a bigger battery, and only using the top 50% of its working...
Even though I am an Amazon Prime member, I have not really made use of their streaming video content. The main reason? I can't get it to my main TV! I have the AppleTV and an Xbox 360 that should be capable. Please? I do have a Roku on a secondary TV in the kitchen, but it doesn't get used as much, and the UI is tedious to browse shows with... I wonder if Amazon is holding back on iOS/AppleTV support to favor their own products such as the Kindle Fire? Or if they...
I'm downsizing our cable bill, and recently got an AppleTV. It's connected to our kitchen TV where we had a Roku and the crappy cable box. So far, I am very impressed! Not a single technical glitch in setup or use so far, and super easy to use. The downside is no Hulu or Pandora, which my wife uses a lot. I will be putting the Roku back along side the Apple TV, and investigating xbmc as well. In our living room, we have an Xbox 360. Frankly, that does a fantastic...
I pre-ordered a 4S for my wife Friday early afternoon (PST). Admittedly, I'm kind of surprised they hadn't officially sold out for first-day delivery yet. Apple has been showing it as "Preparing for Shipment" for several days, but still says it will deliver on the 14th. Not feeling too confident about it... (Fingers crossed)
Note to AT&T: What is undermining your profits is your overpriced texting plans; not iMessage! I have long refused to pay for texting; I simply choose not to use it. I only send if it is an extreme need. If a friend texts me, I will call them back. I will also ask them to call or email next time. I probably average about 2 texts a month. My wife, on the other hand does text, mostly with her sister. She currently has a $5/200 plan. A few months ago, she...
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