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March 5, 2015

Office 2016 for Mac looks and acts like its Windows counterpart (Finally!)

New Office 2016 Icons

Icons for the new Office for Mac 2016. Preview released today via Microsoft’s Office website.

It’s slowly approaching five years since Microsoft first released Office for Mac 2011 in October 2010. While a final version of Office 2016 for Mac isn’t ready just yet, Microsoft is announcing a preview program today for Mac users to get an early look at the company’s work. Microsoft has been doing some great work with Office, bringing it to the iPad, extending it to Dropbox, and even acquiring impressive apps like Acompli to power Office on iOS and Android. Office 2016 for Mac is the latest result of Microsoft’s focus on cross-platform apps, and it finally matches its Windows equivalent.

For more information on the preview program and new features, check out this article from The Verge.

August 1, 2012

Mac OS X Mountain Lion is out

Mountain Lion imageReview of Mountain Lion is here.

CASIT recommends that you wait for two weeks before upgrading your computer so serious bugs with OS X Mountain Lion and other software can be ironed out. CASIT is currently working on testing Mountain Lion as well as other software that is used at the University.

For those of you who have purchased Mac computers after June 11th you are eligible for a free upgrade to Mountain Lion Please contact us if you want help with this upgrade.

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May 31, 2011

Apple launches worldwide MacBook Bottom Case Replacement Program

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November 11, 2010

Apple smashes patch record with gigantic update

Apple on Wednesday patched more than 130 vulnerabilities in Mac OS X, smashing a record the company set last March when it fixed over 90 flaws.
The update for OS X 10.6, a.k.a. Snow Leopard, and OS X 10.5, better known as Leopard, was Apple’s first since September and the seventh for the year. (more…)

October 27, 2010

Microsoft Office for the Mac is out

But has problems with sync

Microsoft has released the latest incarnation of Microsoft Office for the Mac OS X operating system.

April 22, 2010

ClickToFlash for Mac

Quick specs
• Price: Free
• Operating system: Mac OS X 10.6/10.4 PPC/Intel/10.5 PPC/Intel

Download Now from CNet (623.44K) (Tested spyware free)

CNET editors’ review

ClickToFlash is a free plug-in for Safari that can — in the words of the developers — "block evil Adobe Flash…the scourge of the Web." Indeed, ClickToFlash does an excellent job of blocking unwanted Flash video while still letting you watch Flash when you want to, which can result in better browser performance, fewer crashes, cooler running temperatures (and hence lass fan noise), and in the case of laptops, longer battery usage (in both the short term and over the life of a battery).

March 24, 2010

Anniversary of Mac OS X

Wired – This Day in Tech. Events that shaped the wired world:

2001: Apple gives birth to Mac OS X — the beating heart of today’s Macs, iPhones and, soon, the iPad

Steve Jobs introduces the Mac OS X public beta.
Photo: m.p.3./Flickr

Fired and then rehired by his own company, Steve Jobs drove a near-broke Apple Computer to profitability with the success of the iMac in 1998. But arguably the reacquisition of Jobs would prove even more valuable to the Cupertino, California, corporation in 2001, when Apple introduced its cutting-edge operating system Mac OS X.

Mac OS X was comprised of Unix-based technologies that were developed by NeXT, a company Jobs founded in 1985 during his 11-year exile from Apple. With NeXT, Jobs’ goal then was to make a Mac-like computer for education that would put Apple out of business. (more…)

March 23, 2010

Updating Boot Camp and installing Windows 7 on your Mac

Useful review by CNET:

While a number of people have been successfully running Windows 7 on their Boot Camp partitions since the first public beta releases were available, many have been waiting for official support from Apple before installing it. Yesterday Apple released Boot Camp 3.1, which provides support for Windows 7, but full support on some systems may not be as straightforward as updating Boot Camp and then installing Windows 7. Additionally, some people have wondered whether or not the updates that state specific support for Windows 7 are applicable to Vista and XP installations.