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Autodesk redesigns Smoke video editor for a broader audience

Autodesk has launched the Smoke 2013 video editing software, which costs under a quarter of the previous version.

Remains of the Day: World domination

The iPad drops into even more countries, the Apple II is firmly entrenched in middle age, and Final Cut Pro X hasn't given up the ghost yet.

Apple pulls iWork, Aperture free trials

Apple has pulled its free trials of software like Pages, Numbers, Keynote, and Aperture, instead directing prospective customers to the Mac App Store.

Apple offers standalone Flashback removal tool

Fear your Mac has the Flashback malware installed, but you aren't running Java? You'll want to grab Apple's standalone removal tool.

Weekly Wrap: Flashback malware, ebook litigation, and iPads for kids

The Department of Justice threw the book at Apple. Apple and several others threw their technical resources up against the Flashback virus. And Lex Friedman threw together this very edition of the Weekly Wrap, highlighting our most interesting and important stories from the past week.

Remains of the Day: Starck contrast

A noted French designer is (or isn't) working on a project for Apple. Tim Cook definitely (may have) visited the offices of a prominent video game company. And Amazon offers (a ton) a decent number of streaming titles.

Mozilla working on click-to-play feature to stop plugin exploits

Mozilla developers are working on a new Firefox feature to block the automated display of content that requires a plugin, like Flash videos, Java applets or PDF files. The update should protect users from attacks that exploit vulnerabilities in browser plugins to install malware on their computers.

Kaspersky fixes Flashback-fighting tool; Norton joins the fray

Kaspersky Lab said late Thursday it had fixed the problems that caused it to suspend the Flashflake Removal Tool earlier in the day; meanwhile, security company Norton unveiled its own Flashback detection and removal tool, available for free download.

Microsoft to start charging for Bing search API

Microsoft will begin charging developers to use the application programming interface for its Bing search engine.

Google+ update irks developers

When Google rolled out significant changes to Google+ on Wednesday, it did so without first warning developers on the platform.

New Java update from Apple removes Flashback malware

As promised, Apple has released a tool to remove Flashback from infected Macs.

Kaspersky Lab suspends Flashback-fighting tool

Kaspersky Lab on Thursday suspended distribution of its tool to remove the Flashback malware attacking Mac computers, saying the tool itself was making unacceptable alterations to user computers. A replacement is expected soon.

Flashback Mac botnet shrinks, says Symantec

The number of Macs infected with the Flashback malware has plummeted in the last few days, antivirus vendor Symantec said today.