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Apple updates standalone FaceTime app for Snow Leopard users with connection bug fix

Remember the good ol’ days when FaceTime wasn’t included with each Mac? Back then, you had to download a bit of software from the Mac App Store in order to make video calls to iPhone owners (though iChat could still do Mac-to-Mac calls). Even today, that standalone app is still available on the Mac App Store […]

Remembering Peter Matthiessen

When I was 21 years old, I headed off to Kathmandu with my Olivetti typewriter. My "plan" was to become a writer. I had been deeply influenced by Peter Matthiessen's book The Snow Leopard, which I had read in college. I moved into the Kathmandu Guest House and began to write. Show More Summary

Peter Matthiessen, Yeti & Sasquatch Researcher, Dies

Peter Matthiessen, best known for his thoughtful, spiritual books such as The Snow Leopard and At Play in the Fields of the Lord, died Saturday, April 5, 2014, of leukemia, at a Long Island hospital near his home. He was 86.

Writer-Environmentalist Peter Matthiessen Dies

Peter Matthiessen, a rich man's son who spurned a life of leisure and embarked on extraordinary physical and spiritual quests while producing such acclaimed books as The Snow Leopard and At Play in the Fields of the Lord, died Saturday. He was 86. On Tuesday, Matthiessen's new novel In Paradise comes out. The book was inspired by a visit in the 1990s he made to Auschwitz.

Author, Litterateur, Environmentalist Peter Matthiessen Dies at 86

last weekNews : Truthdig

The American author who won awards for books such as The Snow Leopard and Shadow Country, co-founded literary magazine The Paris Review and was involved in the CIA’s Cold War propaganda effort died of leukemia in Long Island, New York on Saturday.

Writer-environmentalist Peter Matthiessen dies

last weekNews : The Newsroom

NEW YORK (AP) — Peter Matthiessen, a rich man's son who spurned a life of leisure and embarked on extraordinary physical and spiritual quests while producing such acclaimed books as "The Snow Leopard" and "At Play in the Fields of the Lord," died Saturday. He was 86.

Teens charged in $1 million mansion break-in

4 weeks agoNews / Crime : Crimesider

Authorities say teens caused massive damage at party held in Southern California home while owner was away; several items stolen, including stuffed snow leopard

MacBreak Weekly 392: Mountain Dew and Protein Bars

Leo Laporte, Andy Ihnatko, Alex Lindsay, and I talk the secret behind the Apple store, support for Snow Leopard not ending, iOS 7.1 news, inside gossip about Tim Cook, and more. Subscribe and download: TWiT.TV

Is Snow Leopard 'vulnerable to attacks?' Has Apple really abandoned it?

"Apple retires Snow Leopard from support, leaves 1 in 5 Mac vulnerable to attacks," reads the headline on Computerworld. Is it the end for Apple's venerable OS X 10.6 "Snow Leopard" operating system, and are you at risk if you're still using it? Hardly. Show More Summary

How to Upgrade Snow Leopard to OS X Mavericks

Apple has probably ended support for Mac OS X Snow Leopard 10.6. Here's how to make the free upgrade to Mavericks.

Snow Leopard Support Killed, 1 In 5 Macs Left Vulnerable

2 months agoTechnology / Gadgets : Ubergizmo

Mac OS X 10.6, better known as Snow Leopard, is almost four and a half years old. The last security update for this iteration was released back in September 2013. It was left out in the update released in December, as well as in the one released day before yesterday. Show More Summary

Have 1 in 5 Macs Just Become Vulnerable to Attack?

With Snow Leopard absent from the latest round of security updates it seems like

Apple Retires Snow Leopard Support, Leaves 1 In 5 Macs In The Dust

2 months agoTechnology : ReadWriteWeb

Apple has all but announced it will no longer Mac computers running Snow Leopard, or OS X 10.6. On Tuesday, the company released an update for Mavericks, or OS X 10.9, plus security updates for its two predecessors, Mountain Lion (10.8) and Lion (10.7), but nothing for any other previously-released versions of OS X. Show More Summary

1 in 5 Macs now wide open to malware attacks

Much like Windows XP users who refuse to upgrade, any holdover Mac users who are still clinging to OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard should really think about making the switch soon. ComputerWorld notices that in its last two major security updates...Show More Summary

Project Ara Arrives, Apple Hates Snow Leopard, Nintendo Kills Multiplayer [Tech News Digest]

Today in Tech News Digest, Project Ara is real and happening, Apple quietly ends support for Snow Leopard, Nintendo loudly ends support for online multiplayer on Wii and DS, Sony announces the closure of the majority of its bricks-and-mortar stores, Facebook retires its email service, and retro games are set to invade Adam Sandler. Show More Summary

Clouded Leopard Playing With Snowballs

2 months agoOdd : Off Stuff Magazine

The American Zoo Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium (Tacoma, WA), as in many U.S. cities this winter have got snow disruption. Recently zoo staff unveiled a series of remarkable photographs showing how the clouded leopard in one of the enclosures have fun playing in snowdrifts and catches snowballs fangs, apparently completely forgetting that he inhabitant […]

Snow leopard takes down a sheep

2 months agoOdd : Boing Boing

Check out this series of photos from India's Hemis National Park, where photographer Adam Riley watch a snow leopard stalk and hunt a pack of sheep.

Snow Leopard hunt by Adam Riley (INDRI Ultimate Wildlife Tours)

2 months agoHobbies / Birding : 10,000 Birds

It was our third day in high elevation Hemis National Park, we had awakened before dawn and chugged down a mug...

Siegfried and Roy … and Putin?

Few things make Russia’s stone-faced leader smile quite like a cuddly, warm animal (see his past encounters with a shepherd dog, a baby moose and a walrus), but Putin’s latest snuggly photo op, this time with a snow leopard, turned ugly when one cub went into attack mode. Show More Summary

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