In a press release issued by the company, Apple today announced that it has updated both the 13-inch and 15-inch Retina Macbook Pros with faster processors, and lowered the starting price of the 13-inch model. The Cupertino company also announced a price cut for the 256GB 13-inch MacBook Air.
Electronic Arts (EA) has officially launched a version of its Origin digital games distribution service for the Mac. The service, which is already available for both iOS and PC, was first announced for the Mac towards the end of last year and had an alpha release for testing purposes just a couple of weeks ago.
Adobe has issued an important update to Flash Player for Mac OS X, which addresses a pair of security vulnerabilities that may affect Apple’s Safari browser. The company explained the issue — which affects Windows users, too — in a security bulletin issued this week.
Following last week’s news that Apple is to cease selling the Mac Pro in Europe on the 1st of March due to new regulatory rules coming into effect on that date, an Apple Authorised Reseller in France has told its customers that a new model is on its way.
Back in November, a report claimed that Apple was planning to bring Siri to the Mac with the next version of OS X (10.9). Now a recent job listing posted by the Cupertino company for a Siri UI Engineer, appears to add further weight to those claims.
Estimated shipping times for Apple’s latest iMac models have slipped again – the second time in recent weeks. Customers here in the UK and in other European countries can now expect a wait of around 3-4 weeks for the 21.5-inch iMac, and 4-6 weeks for the 27-inch iMac.
Apple will reportedly cease selling the Mac Pro desktop in Europe on March 1st due to new regulatory rules that become effective on this date. Resellers can continue to sell remaining machines after this date, but they won’t be able to order any more from Apple after February 18th.
Apple has released firmware updates for various MacBook, MacBook Pro, and MacBook Air models, that address what is described as a rare issue that could result in batteries with over 1000 charge cycles shutting down or ceasing to function.
Microsoft has today announced the worldwide availability of Office 365 Home Premium for consumers. The cloud-based subscription service allows users to access the full Office suite on up to five Macs, PCs, or Windows tablet devices for £79.99 ($99.99) per year, or £7.99 ($8.34) per month.