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Dinos and Trenches in '1916 - The War You Never Knew'

This week's batch of games take its inspiration from real life, but twists your expectations in weird and wonderful ways. Consider it an alchemical transformation that results in gaming gold. We're no history buffs, but we're fairly certain that World War I did not involve ferocious velociraptors stalking hapless soldiers through the trenches. (But who knows? Maybe we were absent the day it...

A Baker's Dozen Tips for Spring Cleaning Your Mac

Whether you're a recent convert, ambivalent veteran or one of those hardened Apple fanboys, let us remind you: a Mac, like any other computer, needs to be maintained. No, you probably don't need anti-virus software (yet), you may never have to fiddle with registry editing, and you'll likely never need to reinstall the operating system. But you may face a kernel panic, a raft of mysterious app...

'Beacon' Is a Platformer Lost in Space

For gamers, getting lost isn't something to fear, as the thrill of discovering and escaping from unknown lands is integral to some of our most cherished gaming experiences. ('Myst,' anyone?) This week, we'll lose ourselves in five games that delve fearlessly into the unfamiliar. Rock-solid platformer 'Beacon' is perfect for speed running, and manages to capture both the excitement and...

Mac App Store Launches With Official Twitter App, Desktop 'Angry Birds'

In the midst of CES mania, Apple kicked out a couple updates this morning. The Mac App Store brings the popular iOS App Store model to the desktop, assaulting office productivity by launching 'Angry Birds' and an official Twitter app (formerly Tweetie) on Snow Leopard. If you fired up your Mac Software Update this morning, you may have noticed the Mac OS X 10.6.6 update, which is unfortunately...

BlackBerry Bestows OS X Users With Seasonal Gift of Sync

RIM apparently feels overwhelmed with the spirit of the season, because a select group of (often neglected) users just received an eagerly awaited software gift. The company just blessed its BlackBerry Desktop Software for Mac OS with significant 2.0 upgrades, and music lovers should definitely reap the awards. The software update provides official Wi-Fi music sync support. According to Engadget,...

Sophos Releases Free Anti-Virus Software for Mac Users

Sophos rolled out some free anti-virus software today, giving Mac users a brand new way to guard against the small percentage of malware actually designed to target their systems. While the company's new Anti-Virus Home Edition for Mac is designed to detect and defuse malware aimed at Mac operating systems, it can also pick up on malware that's written for Windows, and is spread via USB drives...

Mac OS X Lion Unveiled with Mac App Store, Launchpad and Mission Control

Today in Cupertino, Apple shifted its focus from mobile devices back to the desktop. Steve Jobs teased the newest version of 10.7, OS X Lion, for the first time at the 'Back to the Mac' event. Jobs presented several features that worked especially well with the iOS system -- including multi-touch gestures, an App Store and home screens -- which will be showing up in Lion. The new OS is on track...

The Future of Touchscreens, RickRolling Slowed Down and Visualized

There's a load of great tech news happening out there every day, and, unfortunately, we just can't cover it all. Here are a few of the other noteworthy things we saw today on our never-ending journey through the wild, wild Web. In the future, as visualized by TATMobile, touchscreens will accompany us from the bedroom to the office, and apparently, the mouse lives on. Fortunately, this looks...

Best Screen Capture Apps for OS X, Windows and Linux

There are a number of tools that we simply can't live without. For instance, we'd be lost without the ability to quickly take, manipulate and share screenshots with each other. A good screen capture app is essential for adding images to blog posts, sharing ideas and mocking the occasional typo. But you don't need to be a blogger to make good use of such a tool; they're great for capturing images...

Nasty OS X Malware Hitches a Ride With Free Software

Some serious OS X spyware has made it out into the wild, and past filters at software sites Softpedia, MacUpdate and VersionTracker. Security firm Intego noticed that the spyware had been hitching rides onto user's Macs via the MishInc FLV to MP3 utility and about 30 different screen-savers from a company called 7art. The piece of malware, called OSX/OpinionSpy, is either labeled as a "market...

Get Your E-Spring Cleaning Done With OnyX and CCleaner

We've got a double dose of Switched Downloads for you. Normally we try to cover cross platform apps so everyone can get in on the fun, but with the category of app we're covering today, that just isn't an option. CCleaner and OnyX are system cleaning and optimization tools for Windows and Mac respectively. We searched for a comparable product for Linux, but the closest we could find is the...

Five Things to Consider When Buying a Computer

OS When shopping for a PC, your first, and most important, decision lies in picking the operating system (OS) you intend to use. This determines the software and hardware available to you, and how much effort you'll have to put into securing and maintaining your PC. Windows 7 Windows is the dominant player in the computer world, and with good reason. It has the largest catalog of available...

Google E-mail Uploader Imports Your Mac Mail

Gmail is actually still the new kid on the block when it comes to e-mail. It launched in 2004, but has only been open to the public since 2007. By comparison Yahoo! and Hotmail have been offering electronic communication since 1997, and non-Web mail services predate that by almost two decades, so its safe to assume that you probably have e-mail sitting around in some other account that predates...

Save Space -- Make Your Mac Monolingual

Share By default, Macs come loaded to the gills with language files for the operating system, printer drivers and such, as well as all of the iApps (iTunes, iPhoto, Safari, iEtc). For multilingual types it's nice as it allows them to use their Mac in their native tongue with just a couple mouse clicks. For the rest of us though, it also means there are literally thousands of useless files...

Google Blesses OS X and Linux With Chrome (We Willingly Accept)

Ok, so it took a little over a year, but Google has finally brought its super speedy Chrome browser to Linux and OS X (To be fair, the cutting edge could install Chrome on their *nix-based machines for some time, but today it became official with the unveiling of beta). Like its Windows counterpart, the Linux and Mac versions of Chrome pass the Acid 3 Web standards test and have support for...