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Topic: Mac OS X

Latest OS X beta ditches buggy discoveryd DNS service, replaced with mDNSResponder

05/26/2015, 06:05 pm

In an apparent effort to fix DNS errors seen in recent OS X 10.10 versions, Apple's latest Yosemite beta shows the buggy discoveryd service replaced with mDNSResponder, a process last implemented in OS X 10.9 Mavericks.

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Apple issues fourth beta of OS X 10.10.4 to developers, public with focus on Photos & Migration

05/26/2015, 01:05 pm

Apple on Tuesday issued a new beta of OS X 10.10.4, a forthcoming maintenance and security update for Yosemite, with an identical new build being supplied to both developers and public beta testers.

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Final Cut Pro 10.2.1 solves bugs causing crashes, Timeline problems

05/14/2015, 06:05 pm

Apple on Thursday issued a minor update to Final Cut Pro X, its professional video editing suite, fixing a trio of bugs including a critical crash-on-start issue seen by some users.

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Google to funnel all Chrome for Mac extensions through Chrome Web Store

05/13/2015, 02:05 pm

All Mac and Windows users of Chrome will soon have to get their browser extensions from the Chrome Web Store, regardless which release channel they're on, Google announced on Wednesday.

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Leica, Apple working to fix Monochrom DNG bug that could erase Photos app library

05/13/2015, 12:05 pm

German optics firm Leica has informed buyers of its new Monochrom Typ 246 digital camera that DNG files generated from the black-and-white shooter are incompatible with Apple's Photos app for OS X, and that using Photos to import Monochrom shots could result in corruption of the Photos library.

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FileMaker 14 brings feature, speed improvements across Mac, iOS & Windows

05/12/2015, 12:05 pm

Apple-owned FileMaker on Tuesday launched FileMaker 14, a major update of its database software for Mac, Windows, and iOS devices, focusing on speed improvements but adding a variety of other new features as well.

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Apple seeds Xcode 6.3.2 gold master to developers

05/08/2015, 05:05 pm

Apple on Friday released a golden master candidate for Xcode 6.3.2, brings a number of bug fixes and backend improvements to its coding tool for Mac and iOS developers.

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Apple releases Safari 8.0.6, 7.1.6, and 6.2.6 to fix WebKit vulnerabilities

05/06/2015, 05:05 pm

Apple on Wednesday released Safari 8.0.6, a minor update of the Mac browser, concentrating primarily on fixing security holes discovered in the software.

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Microsoft brings Visual Studio Code, .NET Core preview to Mac

04/29/2015, 01:04 pm

Presenting at its Build developer conference on Wednesday, Microsoft announced the first version of Visual Studio compatible with Mac and Linux, Visual Studio Code.

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Tweets coming to Apple's Spotlight search, Twitter CEO says

04/29/2015, 09:04 am

The already-cosy relationship between Apple and Twitter appears to be growing tighter, as the companies are now engaged in an effort to bring Twitter content to Apple's Spotlight search engine.

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Pixelmator 3.3.2 adds support for Apple's new Force Touch trackpad, gains improved repair tool

04/29/2015, 08:04 am

Popular photo editing tool Pixelmator was updated on Wednesday to add pressure-sensitive support for Apple's new Force Touch trackpad found on the latest MacBooks, as well as an advanced repair tool said to be five times better than its predecessor.

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Mac tips: Preview links in Safari with a three-finger tap

04/28/2015, 09:04 am

The three-finger tap is one of OS X's most overlooked multitouch features, but it can also be among the most useful. Here's a great way to use it to avoid tab overload in Safari.

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Apple seeds OS X 10.10.4 beta 2 to developers, public beta testers

04/27/2015, 02:04 pm

Apple on Monday released the second beta version of OS X 10.10.4, the upcoming refresh of its flagship desktop operating system, to both registered developers and consumers enrolled in the company's public beta program.

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Apple updates iMovie for Mac with enhanced YouTube sharing, fix for random crashes

04/23/2015, 06:04 pm

Apple on Thursday rolled out an update for its iMovie video editing app for OS X, fixing an issue that could cause the program to crash and baking in enhanced YouTube sharing compatibility.

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Apple issues fix for iMac JPEG crashes, updates TestFlight with WatchKit support

04/23/2015, 04:04 pm

Apple on Thursday released a pair of small but important software updates, one dealing with iMac kernel panics triggered when previewing JPEG files and another adding WatchKit compatibility to TestFlight's iOS beta-testing platform.

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If you want Beats Music on your Mac, skip the Web client and install the Beats Android app

04/21/2015, 01:04 pm

Apple's Beats Music service has been praised for its experience on mobile devices, but the same can't be said of its Web-based player. Fortunately, there's an easy way to get the Beats Music Android app running on your Mac.

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First look: Adobe Lightroom CC with HDR and panoramic photo merging, facial recognition, more

04/21/2015, 12:04 pm

Adobe on Tuesday announced a major update to its Creative Cloud Photography suite with the launch of Lightroom CC, which boasts powerful enhancements like HDR and panorama photo merging, facial recognition and Filter Brushes, along with other improvements.

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Apple seeds first OS X 10.10.4 beta to developers for testing

04/16/2015, 04:04 pm

One week after releasing OS X 10.10.3 with Photos for Mac, Apple on Thursday issued the first beta build of OS X 10.10.4 Yosemite to developers for testing.

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Apple fixes sporadic startup woes with OS X 10.10.3 supplemental update

04/16/2015, 01:04 pm

A video driver glitch that caused some Mac users to experience startup trouble under OS X 10.10.3 was addressed by Apple on Wednesday with a supplemental update to the company's venerable desktop operating system.

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OS X 10.10.3 triggering kernel panics when previewing JPEG files

04/16/2015, 11:04 am

Last week's OS X 10.10.3 update is in some cases triggering kernel panics when previewing large JPEG image files, leading to crashes and reboots, according to complaints on Apple's support forums.

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