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Lose/Lose Mac “Game” Deletes Your Files with Every Ship Destroyed

8:08 PM, Nov. 3rd, 2009 · · Leopard

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Symantec is alerting Mac users to new Mac game called Lose/Lose that deletes files in the user's home directory every time the player shoots an alien ship. Destroy a ship, lose a file. What's more, the game's creator tells users exactly what will happen when they play, making the game something less than a trojan horse, but much worse than the art project he labels it.

Apple Releases Magic Mouse Software for Leopard & Snow Leopard

9:39 PM, Oct. 27th, 2009 · · Leopard

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Apple released software updates that enable Mac OS X 10.5.8 Leopard and Mac OS X 10.6.1 Snow Leopard to take advantage of the new Magic Mouse in all its glory. It had been thought that the device would be dependent on Mac OS X 10.6.2, but today's updates mean that users can buy and use the Magic Mouse with current versions of both operating systems as soon as it is available as a standalone purchase.

Objective Development Releases Launchbar 5

6:23 PM, Oct. 21st, 2009 · · Leopard

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Objective Development announced Wednesday the release of Launchbar 5, the company's utility for controlling your Mac from your keyboard. The update adds a digital ton of new features, including support for Snow Leopard, new clipboard tools, improved iCal support, AppleScript support, and much more.

Snow Leopard Sales More than Double Leopard Sales

7:17 PM, Oct. 19th, 2009 · · Leopard

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Sales of Mac OS X, or Snow Leopard, clocked in at more than double compared to Leopard for the first five weeks each OS was available. Apple confirmed the strong Snow Leopard figure during the company's fourth quarter earnings conference call on Monday afternoon.

Snow Leopard Guest Account Wiping Some Home Directories

4:52 PM, Oct. 12th, 2009 · · Leopard

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Some Snow Leopard users are experiencing total home directory wipes after logging into and out of their Guest accounts, and the issue is gaining some significant attention in the online world. Affected users find that after logging back into their main user accounts that it has been wiped of all data, an issue that caused no small amount of consternation in affected users.

Enabling the Root User in Snow Leopard

9:00 AM, Oct. 6th, 2009 · · Leopard

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Apple has, yet again, changed the method for enabling the root user in Snow Leopard. This time, the Directory Utility in Leopard's Utilities folder has been moved (buried) in the Accounts section of System Preferences.

Conspire Offers Mac Users Collaborative Whiteboard

5:09 PM, Sep. 30th, 2009 · · Leopard

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Pocket Sevens announced Wednesday a new Mac app called Conspire, a collaborative whiteboard solution that allows users to connect to other Conspire users and share their whiteboard session. Users can draw, erase, add, and edit text to their whiteboard space, with those changes showing on every user's whiteboard.