Fastest laptop, LOLware, WALTR 2, 10 games, Volume Purchase Program

(Image from MacObserver)
(Image from MacObserver)

Apple’s new MacBook Pro may be the world’s fastest stock laptop — Apple, a company that has led the laptop industry in its use of PCIe solid-state drives (SSDs), again upped the ante in performance with its latest refresh of the MacBook Pro, which may be the highest performing stock system on the market.
From a practical standpoint, copying a batch of mixed files has been noted as being significantly faster than its predecessor and versus other laptops in its class.

LOL ‘Apple’ malware spam — Check out probably the worst malware spam in a long time. But it’s always good to be on guard against these things, and to help those in our lives who might be fooled by even this lame attempt. Accordingly, MacObserver turns an LOL moment into a learning opportunity.

Softorino introduces WALTR 2, adds power to a classic Mac app — WALTR has been a favourite of Mac users for many years, providing a way to easily transfer content from Mac to iPhone or iPad. Now Softorino has delivered WALTR 2, the second-generation of the app which creates a universal drop-area that can push any content into any Apple device. WALTR 2 (US$39.95) now makes it possible for Mac users to drag and drop music, ringtones, videos, PDF and even ePub files onto iPhone, iPad or iPod without the need for iTunes.

Ten new Mac games — October brought us a nice stack of standout releases. Sid Meier’s Civilization VI is easily the biggest of the bunch, launching the same week as the PC version and delivering an even larger and more engrossing take on the legendary turn-based strategy experience. Check out this Macworld slideshow.

Apple expands Volume Purchase Program to 8 new countries — In a bid to spur international education and business software sales, Apple on Monday announced an expansion to its bulk app purchasing initiative, the Volume Purchase Program, into eight new territories worldwide.


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