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The popular Perian plug-in for extended media support will be discontinued, though several alternatives will remain available.
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Welcome to part two of our feature on switching to Mac, where we'll tackle keyboard shortcuts, text editing, file management and more!
The popular media player VLC has been updated to address a potential security flaw.
MacFixIt Answers is a feature in which we answer questions e-mailed from our readers. This week we have questions on extending wireless networks with AirPort Express devices, new Macs not booting to a retail upgrade DVD for Snow Leopard, QuickTime not able to play some media files, and changing from the less secure WEP wireless security scheme to WPA or WPA2.
Apple has announced its annual Back to School promotion, which includes an online rebate for $199 toward the purchase of an iPod Touch. But, though your new Mac is great out of the box, here are a few free applications you might want to add right away.
The VideoLAN organization has released a new build of VLC Media Player for OS X. The version 1.1.0-rc of the player has been updated with numerous changes and fixes, including a major reworking of the VLCKit framework, CoreText-based text renderer for subtitles, and support for new codecs and enhanced features of current codecs.
While most videos use common and open standards such as H.264 that are readily viewable, others may be more obscure and will require you to install a special codec to view them.
MacFixIt Answers is a feature from MacFixIt where our editors answer questions e-mailed to us by our readers.