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Topic: Mac OS X

Apple summons security experts for bug bounty program brief - report

09/28/2016, 11:09 am

Apple has allegedly invited a bevy of third party security experts and device hackers to its headquarters to break down the details of the previously announced bug bounty program for macOS and iOS.

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New macOS Sierra 10.12.1 betas available to developers & public

09/27/2016, 01:09 pm

Apple is continuing apace with beta release, and has made new macOS 10.12.1 betas available to developers and anyone in the public Beta Software Program. [Updated with public beta launch info]

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Troubleshooting macOS Sierra: FileMaker, Logitech and Razer devices, 4k display issues [u]

09/23/2016, 01:09 pm

Sierra is still proving to be one of the less problematic Mac software upgrade in a long time, but as expected, there are some minor issues here and there, including FileMaker incompatibility problems, tracking issues with some Logitech mice, and problems with missing options on some third party 4k displays.

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Inside iOS 10: Examining the new smart Photos features

09/22/2016, 12:09 pm

With the new iOS 10 and macOS Sierra updates Apple introduced a set of automated Photos tools, like new machine learning algorithms that automatically identify faces and places, that combine to make image search and organization easier than ever.

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Troubleshooting macOS Sierra: Wired networking, ScanSnap, Bluetooth

09/20/2016, 02:09 pm

While early AppleInsider tests have found Sierra to be a solid update for Mac users, every new software release has trials and tribulations for users to work through. Here are the first few that we've run into, and some possible solutions.

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Apple updates iWork for Mac, adding real-time collaboration beta to Pages, Numbers & Keynote

09/20/2016, 01:09 pm

Alongside Tuesday's release of macOS 10.12 Sierra, Apple also issued an update for its iWork trio of apps for Mac, adding real-time collaboration with users on iPhone, iPad, and iCloud.com.

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Apple releases macOS 10.12 Sierra with Siri, Apple Pay for web, Apple Watch login, more

09/20/2016, 12:09 pm

Apple on Tuesday released macOS 10.12 Sierra, bringing Siri to the desktop, many cross-platform integrations between iOS and macOS, Apple Pay for the web, and hundreds of other enhancements and bug fixes.

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Apple releases second GM of macOS Sierra days before official launch

09/15/2016, 05:09 pm

In an unusual move, Apple on Thursday released a second gold master of macOS Sierra to developers, even though the final release of the OS is just five days away.

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Apple introduces real time, cross-platform iWork collaboration

09/07/2016, 01:09 pm

Apple on Wednesday announced a new iWork feature that allows both Mac and iOS users to collaborate on a variety of Pages, Numbers and Keynote documents in real time.

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'Pegasus' iOS malware package also found to impact OS X, Apple issues patch

09/01/2016, 08:09 pm

Apple in a patch last week blocked a particularly nasty malware package called "Pegasus" from infiltrating iOS devices, and the company is now doing the same for its OS X desktop operating system.

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Apple issues eighth macOS 10.12 Sierra beta to developers, seventh to public testers

08/29/2016, 04:08 pm

With just over a week to go before Apple is expected to announce an official macOS 10.12 Sierra release date, the company on Monday issued the latest beta versions of the operating system to developers and public beta testers for evaluation.

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Sony brings wireless PS4 DualShock 4 controller support to Mac with new $25 dongle

08/23/2016, 03:08 pm

Mac gamers will gain full functionality with Sony's DualShock 4 controller, including touchpad, vibration, and stereo headset jack -- via a new USB wireless adapter priced at $24.99.

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Apple issues sixth public, seventh developer betas of macOS Sierra

08/22/2016, 04:08 pm

Apple on Monday released sixth public and seventh developer previews of macOS Sierra, continuing to pave the way for a final release due sometime this fall.

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Google removing support for Chrome Apps in Mac browser by 2018

08/22/2016, 11:08 am

Google is continuing a migration away from Chrome apps, and has revealed a plan to cut packaged and hosted apps from its standalone Web browser in the next two years.

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Parallels Desktop 12 for Mac released with macOS Sierra support, Toolbox app

08/18/2016, 01:08 am

Virtualization software Parallels on Thursday issued its latest release, Parallels Desktop 12 for Mac, with a host of new features including support for Apple's upcoming macOS Sierra, a standalone Toolbox app and performance improvements.

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Apple wins appeal in Time Machine tech patent infringement suit

08/16/2016, 03:08 pm

Apple has emerged victorious in a court struggle that targeted Time Machine for Mac, successfully arguing to the court that its technology did not infringe on the work of longstanding PC backup service provider Farstone.

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Anticipated MacBook Pro redesign boosting profits for Apple hinge manufacturer

08/10/2016, 09:08 am

With a shift to highly precise metal injection molding-fabricated hinges probable in a new, thinner MacBook Pro, manufacturers that can generate the parts are greatly exceeding expectations.

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Chrome 53 will begin phase-out of Adobe Flash, Google says

08/09/2016, 03:08 pm

A promised wind-down of Flash support in Chrome will start with Chrome 53, releasing next month, Google announced on Tuesday.

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Apple Xcode 8 beta now secured with digital signatures in .xip format

07/28/2016, 09:07 am

Apple has implemented the .xip file compression protocol with digital signatures for its newest Xcode 8 beta distribution, instead of the unsecured .zip format, guaranteeing that the contents have not changed since initial creation.

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3rd-party Vulkan API could simplify porting graphics-intensive games to Metal on macOS, iOS

07/27/2016, 04:07 pm

The new MoltenVK developer API aims to ease porting of games to Apple hardware, and its native support of Metal graphics, by by bringing the cross-platform Vulkan 3D graphics API to both iOS and macOS.

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