Windows/Mac/Linux: Calibre, one of the best free ebook managers out there (and a great tool for removing DRM ), released a big update this week. Calibre 2.0 includes a new editor function, comparison tool, support for Android phones on OS X, and more. Read more...
The Pixelmator Team on Thursday revealed the newest version of their popular Photoshop alternative for Mac, bringing a number of enhancements that now allow users to work with 16 bits of color per channel, easily remove unwanted objects from images, and lock specific layers.
One of the coolest features of Photoshop for iOS is the "Scribble Select" tool. You draw a fat green line around any object you want to keep, and scribble some red into the parts you want to delete. Hit "OK" and a few moments later you have your subject, neatly cut out from the background, [...]Show More Summary
OS X: Screen-grabbing tool Skitch has been updated with several new features, including a much-needed timed screenshot (a feature that was in Skitch 1.0 but removed with the last update), custom styles, and more sharing features. Mo...
The Electronic Product Environmental Assessment Tool (EPEAT) “evaluates the environmental impact of a product based on how recyclable it is, how much energy it uses, and how it’s designed and manufactured.” For years, Apple has been one of the EPEAT’s key supporters, with many of the Cupertino company’s computers earning the highest ratings in the industry. As [...]Show More Summary
While the threat of the Flashback trojan has seemed to largely subside, Apple has released a tool for removing Flashback from older Macs running OS X 10.5 Leopard. A Flashback removal tool was released for Lion and Snow Leopard users a month ago, and now Leopard Macs can get in on the action. Yay for [...]Show More Summary
While Apple moved fairly quickly to release software tools for OS X Lion and Snow Leopard to remove the Flashback malware from infected systems and patch the Java vulnerability it exploited, users of earlier operating system versions...Show More Summary
In recent weeks, a plague has overtaken the Mac OS X operating system, called the Trojan Flashback. The Flashback malware allows hackers access to personal information of Mac users, by extracting the info via a security hole in JavaShow More Summary
Apple recently introduced software updates and a removal tool for the “Flashback” threat on Macs. Users of Apple's current desktop OS, Lion 10.7.3, and the previous Snow Leopard 10.6.8, Apple’s got you covered. For anything older, Apple’s recommendation is disabling Java. That’s wrong, and here’s why.
Apple has released another Flashback malware removal tool—this time for OS X Lion users who do not have Java installed. At the moment, Apple doesn't offer a similar stand-alone tool for earlier versions of the OS. Earlier this week Apple...Show More Summary
Following two independent Java security updates and one last patch to detect and remove the Flashback trojan, Apple has released another software tool for getting rid of Flashback on a Mac running OS X Lion without Java installed. Flashback is the name of a virus that was able to infect a Mac and link it [...]Show More Summary
Apple has officially released a stand-alone flashback trojan removal tool to remove the ‘most common variants’ of the flashback malware which has infected thousands of...
The Flashback OS X trojan continues to cast a rainy shadow over Mac owners' sense of security, and even though a fix has been released, this was only for what Apple considered "the most common variants." Users of Lion, who don't have Java installed, weren't included in that initial run, but there is a new removal tool just for them. Show More Summary
The security risks of having a Java virtual machine/runtime environment on your Mac have been highlighted over the past two weeks, as the Flashback trojan spread widely by taking advantage of a vulnerability that Oracle had patched months ago -- but that Apple had not. Show More Summary
Following yesterday's release of fresh Java updates to remove the Flashback malware system from Macs running OS X Lion and Snow Leopard, Apple today released a standalone Flashback malware removal tool to clean infections from OS X Lion...Show More Summary
Apple on Thursday released Java update for OS X that removes a number of common variants of the Flashback trojan virus. Discovered last week to have infected more than 600,000 Mac computers, Flashback is a trojan that is capable of intercepting sensitive data and transmitting it back to an attacker. Show More Summary
The Flashback/Flashfake removal tool released by Kaspersky Lab has its own problems.
Here’s a cure that’s worse than the disease: The antivirus firm Kaspersky is alerting users that a tool it released earlier this week for removing the Flashback malware plaguing more than 650,000 Macs also contains a bug that deletes user settings and in some cases may even lock them out of their machines. Kaspersky has [...]
F-Secure and Kaspersky offer free detection and removal tools as Apple continues work on official cure for infected Macs
Those eager to check for and remove Flashback malware from their Macs won't have to wait for Apple to release its own software, as two security firms have now swooped in with their own tools. The first is Kaspersky Lab, which was the...Show More Summary