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Topic: Mac OS X

New 'Dok' malware targets Macs using signed Apple developer certificate

04/28/2017, 11:04 am

A new strain of malware targeting Mac users is attempting to slip past defenses through a phishing scheme and a signed Apple developer certificate -- though in practice, it may still not pose much of a threat.

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Apple's shotgun update to Mac Pro trademark adds reference to augmented reality

04/27/2017, 11:04 am

A recent update to an Apple trademark page for the Mac Pro has added added the term "augmented reality displays" -- but the addition means very little regarding Apple's future plans, with the tactic having used before to cover every eventuality.

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Final Cut Pro X now has over 2 million users, Apple says

04/26/2017, 12:04 pm

Final Cut Pro X -- once a controversial redesign of Apple's professional video editing suite -- has topped 2 million users, the company announced at this week's National Association of Broadcasters conference in Las Vegas.

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Apple hires 3D, 360VR Toolbox developer Tim Dashwood to Final Cut Pro X team

04/23/2017, 03:04 pm

Apple has hired Tim Dashwood, the author of a series of 3D and 360 VR plugins for video editing software. Dashwood has since made his existing plugins for apps such as Final Cut Pro X free to download.

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Apple's GarageBand, iMovie, Keynote, Numbers, Pages now free for all iOS & macOS users

04/18/2017, 02:04 pm

Previously only free with purchase of new hardware, Apple's entire suites of iWork and surviving iLife apps on iOS and macOS are now free for all, with no purchase requirement.

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Apple releases third betas of macOS 10.12.5, watchOS 3.2.2, tvOS 10.2.1, iOS 10.3.2 to developers

04/17/2017, 01:04 pm

Apple on Monday issued third betas of macOS 10.12.5, watchOS 3.2.2, tvOS 10.2.1 to developers, including no more than minor bug fixes and security improvements.

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Nvidia 1080ti with new drivers in external enclosure quadruples MacBook Pro native performance

04/17/2017, 11:04 am

Enthusiasts have wasted no time in testing the new Nvidia Pascal video card drivers, and have found external GPU performance nearly four times that of the Radeon Pro 450 in the 15-inch MacBook Pro.

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Google to patch Chrome phishing vulnerability already solved in Safari & Edge

04/17/2017, 10:04 am

Google is finally preparing to update its Chrome browser, available for platforms including macOS and iOS, with protection against a phishing vulnerability already patched in Apple's Safari and Microsoft's Edge and Internet Explorer.

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In-browser Mac OS 7.0.1 emulation, compatible software suite arrives at the Internet Archive

04/16/2017, 02:04 pm

A pair of 20MB hard drive compilations contain a full MacOS 7.0.1 environment that runs in a browser, and contains an assortment of applications spanning from 1984 to 1991 has appeared on the Internet Archive, with the entire bundle able to be run inside Safari.

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Apple's Mac, iPad dodge an ugly new NSA hacker bomb targeting majority of Windows PCs globally

04/14/2017, 07:04 pm

A series of previously unknown Windows hacking tools used by the U.S. National Security Agency has been leaked, enabling "zero day" exploits to be used against millions of Windows PCs to deface websites, lock up systems to demand a ransom payment or to steal emails and other data.

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Apple makes updates to Final Cut Pro X & iMovie for Mac

04/13/2017, 05:04 pm

Apple on Thursday released updates to its main Mac video editing tools, Final Cut Pro X and iMovie, focusing the brunt of improvements on the former.

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Some MacBook Pro with Touch Bar owners report pinging, popping case noise during heavy use

04/13/2017, 12:04 pm

A small proportion of users with the 2016 MacBook Pro are reporting hearing a pinging, or popping noise, described as similar to that of crushing a plastic bottle, seemingly related to thermal conditions in the laptop.

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Microsoft offers free Outlook for Mac Preview to test Google Calendar & Contacts features

04/12/2017, 04:04 pm

Microsoft on Wednesday released a standalone Outlook for Mac Preview version for free, as part of an attempt to gain more feedback on Google account upgrades including Calendar and Contacts integration.

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Evernote for macOS gains iOS features on MacBook Pro Touch Bar

04/12/2017, 02:04 pm

The latest update to Evernote brings bug fixes and simple 2016 MacBook Pro Touch Bar support to the popular note-taking and organizational app.

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Nvidia releases beta Mac graphics drivers for Pascal-based video cards

04/11/2017, 04:04 pm

Less than a week after promising them, Nvidia on Tuesday released beta Mac drivers compatible with any of the company's Pascal-based cards, including the 10 series and the recently-launched Titan Xp.

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Retina MacBook Pro minus Touch Bar, iPad Pro Cintiq capability rumored in development

04/06/2017, 03:04 pm

New claims about future Mac hardware have emerged after Tuesday's revelations from Apple's Phil Schiller and Craig Federighi, with the latest rumors suggesting that future high-end Retina MacBook Pros may not include a Touch Bar, and the iPad Pro could be used directly as a tablet input device for a connected Mac.

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Nvidia reveals Mac Pro-compatible Titan Xp PCI-e GPU, macOS drivers for Pascal-based video cards

04/06/2017, 11:04 am

On the heels of the 2013 Mac Pro price improvements, Nvidia has announced a brand new Titan Xp video card using the Pascal architecture, with a driver release coming soon allowing any Nvidia Pascal-based video cards to be installed in compatible older PCI-e Mac Pros.

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Apple passingly acknowledges external GPU technology during future Mac Pro, iMac reveal

04/04/2017, 03:04 pm

Apple with a single sentence in an interview has acknowledged the existence of external graphic processing units -- and continues to not put more than casual blocks in place to prevent them from functioning.

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Apple issues first public beta of macOS 10.12.5

03/30/2017, 04:03 pm

Apple on Thursday released the first public beta of its next update for macOS Sierra 10.12.5, a minor update largely anticipated to focus on bug fixes and speed improvements.

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Some macOS 10.12.4 users complaining of stuttering or distorted audio with USB headsets

03/30/2017, 01:03 pm

Monday's macOS 10.12.4 update is resulting in stuttering audio for some users of USB headsets, according to multiple complaint threads on Apple's support forums and reports from social media.

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