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EA says it took six months to make 'impossible' offline play possible in Sim City

Yesterday EA announced the latest incarnation of Sim City would be patched to finally bring offline play to the controversial title. An online-only play requirement caused the game to be crippled from launch for many players, and left offline players locked out of the title completely. At the time...

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Kingdom Rush Frontiers coming to iOS next week

Kingdom Rush, as you probably already know, is one of the best tower-defense games on the App Store right now, and the developers behind it have been teasing an expansion/sequel, called Kingdom Rush Frontiers, for a while now. But it turns out the wait is almost over: Kingdom Rush Frontiers is s...

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Plague, Inc. gets a new virus, delivered in an interesting way

Plague Inc. is one of the most popular strategy games on the App Store: It's a title with the gory premise of you controlling a plague running around the world, trying to infect as many people as possible before the rest of humanity can come up with a cure. The game's latest update is out this ...

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Puzzle Craft goes on a 'Treasure Hunt' next week

Puzzle Craft was one of my favorite games last year on any platform, not even just Apple's App Store. But like a lot of the title's fans, I've been somewhat disappointed that developers Ars Thanea haven't followed it up with any new content. They and publisher Chillingo had quite a few golden o...

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Apple issues Java security update and malware removal too, iTunes 11.0.2

Following today's widely reported breach of security affecting Apple's employees, 1 Infinite Loop has issued Java for OS X 2013-001, an update intended to address the issues leading to the hack. Aimed at Macs running OS X 10.7 and later, the download -- available now through Software Update/MAS...

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Java patched again, Snow Leopard users blocked from older version (Updated)

Update: Apple's Java team has quickly responded to the patch with a revised JVM for Snow Leopard, OS X 10.6. The Java for Mac OS 10.6 Update version 12 (APPLE-SA-2013-02-01-1) is available in Software Update, according to an Apple security email. It updates Java to 1.6.0_39. Another week, anothe...

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Oracle releases v11 fix for zero-day Java security flaw

Oracle has released an official fix for the Java security flaw that was reported by CERT (the Computer Emergency Readiness Team) on January 11. Shortly after the flagging by CERT, Apple took steps to disable the Java plug-in on all Macs running OS X 10.6 or later by amending the XProtect malware/...

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Punch Quest now costs a dollar, Bastion is universal

Here are two big updates to really great games on iOS. First, Punch Quest (which is one of my favorite iOS games this year so far) started out as a freemium title, given away for free with a number of in-app purchases to support it financially. But developers Rocketcat Games have said in the pa...

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Safari 5.1.2 out now, fixes memory leaks, stability

Apple has released version 5.1.2 of Safari, now available in a Software Update near you. The new version, according to the notes, increases stability, fixes a few issues that could cause hangs and memory leaks, and fixes an issue that would allow web page to flash to white. No more more freaky ...

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AOL's Patch sites get iPhone app for hyperlocal news

AOL has released an iPhone app for its Patch news sites. offers hyperlocal news for more than 800 towns across America. Each location has one editor and uses a collection of freelance writers to report the news. The idea behind Patch and other hyperlocal sites is that resident edito...

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Microsoft Office 2004 for Mac 11.5.7 update available

On Tuesday, Microsoft released Office 2004 11.5.7 update for the Mac. This update applies to Office 2004 Standard Edition, Office 2004 Student and Teacher Edition, Office 2004 Professional Edition, Word 2004, Excel 2004, PowerPoint 2004, Entourage 2004. If you're still using this aging version of Of...

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Acrobat & Adobe Reader updated to patch security holes

Earlier this week, Adobe updated both Acrobat and Reader to versions 8.2 and 9.3. These updates offer major security features and are recommended for all users. In a security bulletin released on Tuesday, Adobe cites "critical vulnerabilities" that could crash your apps or "...potentially allow a...

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Microsoft to patch Word for Mac as per court order

Last month, a federal appeals court banned sales of Microsoft Word as of today, January 11th. To avoid a stoppage of sales and to comply with the court order, Microsoft is issuing a patch that will remove custom XML editing features. In 2007, developer i4i accused Microsoft of illegally using its...

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Patch for Microsoft Office 2008 XML issues now available

As promised, Microsoft has released a patch (dubbed version 12.2.1) to address issues that some Microsoft Office 2008 users have had with opening XML-based documents. When attempting to open a document in Microsoft Office 2008, some users have been presented with an error message that resembles the ...

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Did we say Saturday? iPhone OS 3.0.1 out now to block SMS exploit

Maybe it's already Saturday in the UK, or close to it: Apple has released iPhone OS 3.0.1 for iPhone, iPhone 3G & 3GS, an update that patches the phone to prevent bad actors from taking it over or taking it down with the just-demoed SMS exploit. The update weighs in at close to 300 MBabout 230...

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