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Soon, you may not be able to see the pixels on your MacBook display--but you may see iPads all over Dutch schools. And it'll probably be a while before you see Apple's stock trading that low again.
There are two kinds of people in this world: Folks so excitedly using their brand new iPads that they're ignoring this week's Weekly Wrap, and the rest of us. For you who cling to your older iPads, or simply aren't ready to own an Apple tablet at all, I once again present a roundup of the biggest and best stories from Macworld.com over the past week.
To paraphrase Huey Lewis, Apple products are a bit like the power of love: you don't need money, don't take fame--you just need a credit card to ride this train. Meanwhile, Canadians get on speaking terms with Siri and a centuries old publication bids adieu to the physical realm.
A new variant of the password-stealing Flashback malware aimed at Apple computers has emerged, which tries to install itself after a user visits an infected itself after a user visits an infected website.
When sandboxing and Gatekeeper become de facto Mac standards, certain behaviors of automation technologies like AppleScript and Automator will change. Here's how.
Staff writer Lex Friedman walks you through using OS X's built-in functionality for handling Siri-like vocal commands.
Macworld senior associate editor Dan Moren is joined by two developers, Many Tricks's Rob Griffiths and Red Sweater Software's Daniel Jalkut, for a frank discussion about Apple's plans for sandboxing Mac apps.
Apple's offering free developer IDs to programmers; hackers have found a way to get free e-books from the iBookstore; and Dell is about to go PC-free.
This was a significant week for Apple: It settled lawsuits, met with shareholders, and bought a company. Oh, and let's not forget it's only been a week since the company unveiled Mountain Lion to the masses, and we've spent much of that time pondering the forthcoming OS update.
Although Universal Access is designed with those with disabilities in mind, there are features within that can help everyone. Chris Breen points out some highlights.
The argument's long been that Macs are safer than Windows PCs because malfeasants choose to target the larger pool of potential victims. But that doesn't explain why iOS is safer than Android. Apple's continued focus on security does.
Macworld staff writer Lex Friedman, staff editor Serenity Caldwell, and senior associate editor Dan Moren speak about their hopes, dreams, and wishes for features that could still make it into Mountain Lion before its summer release.
Apple told Mac developers Tuesday that it would be extending the sandboxing deadline for all App Store apps yet again, this time to June 1. Additionally, Apple has confirmed that apps may remain on the App Store without sandboxing after this deadline, but developers may only submit bug fix updates for them. Macworld spoke with several app developers about their thoughts on the extension.
If you missed the big news this week, boy are you in for some exciting reading: Apple announced a new release of OS X. But while that announcement and its aftershocks dominated the week's news, we wrote about a few other things as well.
When Apple released Lion (OS X 10.7), Mail received its biggest overhaul ever, gaining many new and noteworthy features. The changes to Mail in Mountain Lion are more subtle, though there are some nice improvements, along with one significant omission.