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VLC steps into next-gen video wars with VP9, HEVC support

With VLC 2.1.1, VideoLAN continues to sidestep the software patent licensing minefield of video compression. Meanwhile, open-source allies put muscle behind the new Daala codec.

By November 15, 2013


Path starts encrypting user contact data

The startup that launched the privacy firestorm has updated its app to secure user data.

By April 2, 2012


Weekly troubleshooting utilities update

Our Weekly Utilities Update report is a list of all the updates for many Mac utilities that have been released in the past week. Though utilities can be any tool that helps you perform a routine task (including image manipulation and synchronization), our focus in this column is to bring you those tools that help in troubleshooting Mac hardware and software problems. There are updates for file management and network monitoring utilities, as well as a couple of maintenance utilities.

By May 31, 2010


Weekly Utilities Updates and Review: Maintenance

A weekly list of the Mac troubleshooting utilities that have been updated, along with a review for one of them.

By December 6, 2009


Weekly Utilities Update: Main Menu, Cocktail, atMonitor, more...

Staff Pick: atMonitor

atMonitor is a all in one view of the state of your system. Once installed, it runs and collects data and statistics about your system, displaying them in colorful and customizable graphs that will display in floa

By July 3, 2009


Weekly Utilities Update: Little Snitch, WhatSize, FileXaminer, more...

Staff Pick: Winclone When you perform major modifications to your system, such as OS updates, we recommend you clone or otherwise make a full and restorable copy of your OS X installation. For bootcamp users, this recommendation is also true for your w

By May 15, 2009


MacFixIt readers report: Mac OS X 10.5.7 update issues

MacFixIt users are reporting a wide variety of issues surrounding Apple's recent update to the Leopard operating system--10.5.7. Although many of these issues may not be widespread, they are possible issues that have surfaced since our users updated their

By May 15, 2009


Weekly Utilities Update: Drive Genius, TechTool Pro, MacDust, more...

One common frustration some people have had with external drives is when they persistently spin and whirr. While the noise in drives has decreased over the years of development, the noise is still enough to disturb concentration in quiet environments. We

By April 23, 2009


CNET Live - Episode 92

Brian Cooley and Tom Merritt lose their jobs, but before they do, they answer questions on wireless TV streaming, VirtualBox, and more.

By March 5, 2009


iPhone OS 2.2.1: Battery Drain

Dozens of users have reported dramatically reduced battery life under iPhone OS 2.1.1.

By February 4, 2009