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Introducing Macworld's Mountain Lion Installation Guide

Still waiting to upgrade to Mountain Lion? Let Dan Frakes by your guide with everything you need to know about the process in Macworld's latest ebook.

Remains of the Day: Fauxbulous

Congratulations on your e-book settlement--now just don't spend all of your refund in one online bookstore. Elsewhere, Tim Cook and Larry Page have a tete-a-tete and one fellow makes the most convincing fake Apple Store you've ever seen.

Mac virtualization vendors prep for Windows 8

The two best-known virtualization products for the Mac, Parallels Desktop for Mac and Fusion, have both now produced updates optimized for the upcoming Windows 8.

Java security threats: What you need to know

Hackers have discovered two vulnerabilities in Java that could, under the right circumstances, allow them to access and control your computer. The good news: Most Mac users should be immune to those attacks. Rich Mogull explains why and how to be really sure your Mac is safe.

Parallels launches Desktop 8 for Mac

Parallels on Thursday announced the launch of Parallels Desktop 8 for Mac, the latest generation of its applications that lets users run Windows on Mac computers.

Second Java zero-day exploit uncovered

A second Java exploit has been discovered, leading experts to recommend users disable Java in their browsers if they don't need it.

Tapbots temporarily pulls Tweetbot alpha

If you didn't already download the alpha version of Tweetbot for Mac from Tapbots's website, you're out of luck: Because of Twitter's API changes, the company's pulled the download for the time being.

Apple's Federighi, Riccio join company's executive team

Apple has promoted vice presidents Craig Federighi and Dan Riccio, who will also join the company's executive management team.

Weekly Wrap: Mountain Lion 10.8.1, tons of apps, and more

This week, Macworld solved mysteries like The Case of the Sleepless Mac, How To Stop Google From Endlessly Checking for Updates, and What to Call a Big Group of iOS Apps. The Weekly Wrap is here to catch you up on those and other stories. form the week gone by.

Remains of the Day: Live long and prosper

The latest update to Mountain Lion may restore some MacBooks' battery life, but the OS can also stop certain applications in their tracks. Meanwhile, Facebook's iOS app gets a new lease on life, thanks to the injection of some native code

SketchBook Pro relaunches with new features

SketchBook Pro, the “artistic toolkit” application for desktop computers, relaunched Thursday with a new user interface and other new features.

Apple releases Mountain Lion 10.8.1

Apple on Thursday released its first update to Mountain Lion, with a variety of bug fixes and improvements.

VMware launches Fusion 5 software

VMware on Thursday morning announced the launch of Fusion 5, the latest generation of the popular and well-reviewed app that lets users run Windows on their Mac computers.