StealthBit, an apparently legitimate Bitcoin stealth address app that has been advertised on Reddit and posted to GitHub, is actually a malicious piece of OS X software capable of stealing your Bitcoins, and does so by installing a covert extension that then goes about surveying your Web browser’s activity.

Continue reading... »

iTunes Radio, which has hitherto been a U.S.-only affair, has just launched Down Under, the first of several key areas to be introduced to the streaming service during the opening months of this calendar year.

Continue reading... »

The trash can-like Mac Pro may be a power house, but since a lot of the big games tend to release for Microsoft’s Windows OS only, it’s not the ideal acquisition for fans of titles like Crysis 3. That said, with a little knowledge, dedication and perseverance, anything is possible, as demonstrated by YouTuber MrThaiBox123, who has got the popular game up and running on is new Mac Pro using Boot Camp.

Continue reading... »

Apple’s Mac range, which only recently turned thirty years old, is an integral component in the world of modern computing. Like iOS devices, Apple computers tend to run smoothly, and this can largely be attributed to the fact that Apple itself designs both hardware and software in-house. But while OS X, the company’s desktop platform, can only run on Macs (save Hackintosh-like methods), there was once a point when Steve Jobs – former CEO and co-founder of the Cupertino outfit – wanted OS X to run on Sony’s VAIO notebooks.

Continue reading... »

Dell is one of the foremost manufacturers of desktop computers, notebooks, monitors, and other such peripherals based around computing. In recent years, it has tried with a notable amount of gusto to tap into the hybrid market, with some success. But in an ad for its latest laptop-plus-tablet, it makes the cardinal sin of showing both Windows 8 and OS X at the very same time. With a simple sideways gesture, the user seems to move from the Start Screen to a Mac app, and although there are ways of running both of these operating systems on one machine, Dell certainly didn’t intend to market this fact to the world.

Continue reading... »

Last week, it was revealed that the Apple Mac had turned thirty. Apple executive Phil Schiller was clearly buoyed by the news after tweeting about the milestone, and the celebratory mood spilled over across the company as a video was released to mark the third decade of one of the digital industry’s most iconic products. Not content with that, Apple has now rolled out a video showing the magic of the Mac when combined with its partner-in-crime – the iPhone 5s. The clip is filmed on the handset, edited on the Mac, and the result – a truly organic, Apple-made movie. Check it out after the jump!

Continue reading... »

When the iPhone 5s first arrived in September, the feature that many were drawn to was the Touch ID fingerprint sensor, and although some were quick to dismiss the new implementation as a gimmick, it has very much established itself as a well-crafted security asset. Given that, for such a new feature, Touch ID is already very reliable, it stands to reason that we would want to use something similar for our password needs on a more universal scale, and thanks to a little jailbreak tweak called UnlockID, Mac users can call upon Touch ID for their desktop password-entering needs.

Continue reading... »

The LaCie Fuel storage device, which is as compact as it is stylish, allows you to store up to 1TB of data, which can in turn be wirelessly beamed to your Apple devices such as your Mac, iPhone, iPad or iPod touch. Not only can you store a whole bunch of media, but with AirPlay support, you can actually stream your favorite movies and TV shows to your Apple TV, or hook up to your AirPlay-ready speakers for a music-listening session.

Continue reading... »

Apple’s earnings call conferences tend to be of general interest to the wider on-looking tech community, particularly Q1, which covers the lucrative October-to-December holiday sales period. With the iPhone 5s having sold in unprecedented numbers for a new Apple smartphone (or any smartphone, for that matter), and the likes of the Retina iPad mini and iPad Air having debuted, this Q1 earnings call was always going to be impressive, and in actual fact, it was record-busting.

Continue reading... »

With the 30th anniversary of the Mac, everyone’s reminiscing about their history with the computer that arguably put Apple on the map. Thirty years after its announcement at an Apple shareholder meeting on January 24th 1984, the Mac has changed considerably, but Steve Jobs’ vision of a computer that is both easy to use and powerful enough to do proper work with lives on. The new Mac Pro may pack more power than most of us would know what to do with, but thanks to Mac OS X, you don’t need to be a computer scientist to use it.

Continue reading... »

The Apple Mac today celebrates its 30th birthday, and as the famed computer passes the three decade mark, Apple has marked the special occasion by releasing a video dedicated to telling the story of the iconic machine. The clip features various recognizable characters, from Moby to Hans Zimmer, all of whom reflect fondly on how the numerous Mac models have changed their lives for the better.

Continue reading... »

In a world where we can manage our iPhones and iPads from the cloud and need never plug them into a computer thanks to iCloud, it’s easy to forget that actually iTunes exists for the very same purpose. We know that we don’t all use it here at Redmond Pie, and at least one writer doesn’t even have an iTunes library to call his own. Music streaming services like Spotify and Rdio make iTunes even more redundant, so when Apple released iTunes 11.1.4 today it took some work to get excited about it.

Continue reading... »

The App Store and Google Play Store is far from short of remote control apps. That is, apps to control a PC or Mac from a smartphone or a tablet. With apps like LogMeIn and Splashtop proving popularas well as countless other lesser lights keeping the big boys honest, owners of phones and tablets aren’t short of choice when it comes to remotely controlling their computers. Still, that apparently isn’t going to stop Google from entering the fray.

Continue reading... »

Apple looks to be ramping up its OS X 10.9 Mavericks fixing schedule, with OS X Mavericks 10.9.2 now in its second beta phase after the company made a new version available for developers to download for testing.

Continue reading... »

There’s been a ton of innovative and exciting mobile and desktop apps and tools that have managed to attract a lot of initial attention before falling into obscurity. Remember Knock? The app that allows you to unlock your Mac without inputting a password? Sure, it still has a fair amount of satisfied users, but the hype around it seems to have quickly dissipated into nothing. The same affliction doesn’t seem to be applied in equal measures to tweaks that are released into the jailbreak world, with hype already starting to build for BioUnlock, a tweak that hooks into the iPhone 5s Touch ID sensor to essentially offer the same functionality as Knock.

Continue reading... »

If Android is your mobile OS of choice then it’s highly likely that CyanogenMod has been on your radar for quite some time. The aftermarket firmware solution allows users to flash their Android powered devices to introduce features and offerings that aren’t included in official builds of the open-source software.

Continue reading... »

When Apple launched the iPhone 5s and 5c, and along with it released iOS 7 to the masses, it was a move unlike any other that the company had made since it launched the iPhone back in 2007. You see, iOS 7 was not just a visual overhaul – it was something revolutionary to the iDevice users, who’d be accustomed to the same look and feel for their devices since they got hold of one. iOS 7, and how Jony Ive executed it, have received accolades of praise for being simplistic, elegant and beautiful, not to mention fully functional as a smartphone and tablet operating system. It may even serve as the foundation for the fruit company’s future Human Interface Guidelines for every production interface.

Continue reading... »

The ability capture screenshots from an iOS device is extremely handy, and in most situations does a perfectly good job for the use case of the masses. With that said, if you’re a developer, designer, app reviewer or just someone who derives excitement from capturing screenshots, then it can become a little tiresome having to capture screenshots on a device and then export to a computer or laptop for processing. Thankfully for us, the new iOS Capture app for Mac OS X users aims to resolve this issue by letting us remotely capture screenshots directly from our iOS device without even touching it. Technical genius or black magic? You decide.

Continue reading... »

We love a spot of nostalgia here at Redmond Pie, especially when it comes to the games that we used to play when we were growing up. We’ll always have fond memories of Sonic, Streets of Rage and Castlevania, and being able to play them again and relive those memories is what keeps us young.

Continue reading... »

For the lucky few who managed to get a hold of the Mac Pro before the shipping was pushed back to February, the wait is finally over, and no new product launch would be complete without a spate of unboxings. The first are beginning to emerge online on sites such as YouTube, and if you’re anxious to see what the device and its packaged contents look like as they’re extracted from packaging, then you’ll want to join us after the break.

Continue reading... »

Subscribe To Redmond Pie

Subscribe to RSS Feed Follow us on Twitter Follow us on Facebook Follow us on Google+ Follow us on YouTube