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Topic: Mac OS X

Apple patches malicious exploit found in GarageBand for Mac project files

02/15/2017, 10:02 am

The latest patch for GarageBand for the Mac fixes a vulnerability in the music creation software that a security researcher claims could be exploited by an attacker, by using malformed project files to execute malicious code.

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'Xagent' malware arrives on Mac, steals passwords, screenshots, iPhone backups

02/14/2017, 07:02 pm

A Russian hacking group accused of interfering with last year's presidential election has evolved its Xagent malware package, known for its ability to infiltrate Windows, iOS, Android and Linux devices, to target Macs, according to a report on Tuesday.

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Hands On: Taskpaper 3.6.2 aims to make your To Do list easier to plow through

02/12/2017, 07:02 pm

A new update to the Mac-specific Taskpaper aims to add power and ease of use to work-list management -- AppleInsider loads it up, and sees if it makes good on its promises.

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Apple's Pro Apps Bundle for Education arrives in over 30 more countries

02/09/2017, 02:02 pm

People wanting to take advantage of Apple's heavily-discounted Pro Apps Bundle for Education can now do so in over 30 more countries around the world, thanks to expanded distribution this week.

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Mac malware discovered in Microsoft Word document with auto-running macro

02/09/2017, 10:02 am

A second example of malware targeting macOS users has surfaced this week, with the discovery of a Word document that attempts to use an automatically-running macro, one that tries to download a hazardous payload to infect the target Mac.

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Apple issues second macOS 10.12.4 Sierra beta for public testers

02/08/2017, 06:02 pm

Nearly two weeks after releasing an initial public beta version of its upcoming macOS 10.12.4 update, Apple on Wednesday pushed out a second test version of the operating system to Public Beta Program members.

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New Mac malware from Iran targets US defense industry, human rights advocates with fake Flash updates

02/08/2017, 10:02 am

Security researchers have discovered new malware for macOS called 'MacDownloader,' which is believed to have been created by Iranian hackers to try and attack individuals and companies involved in the US defense industry.

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Four months after preview, Microsoft adds Touch Bar support to latest Office betas

02/08/2017, 08:02 am

After teasing Touch Bar support for the omnipresent Office in October, Microsoft has added preliminary support for the MacBook Pro feature in its most recent build for the "slow ring" of its beta testers.

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Apple releases second developer beta of macOS Sierra 10.12.4, second iOS 10.3 public beta

02/07/2017, 01:02 pm

After developer beta releases for iOS, watchOS, and tvOS on Monday, Apple has released a second beta of macOS Sierra 10.12.4 beta for developers alongside a second beta release of iOS 10.3.

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The easy guide to switching from Windows to Mac

02/05/2017, 05:02 am

Long-term Windows users looking to dip their toe into the Mac ecosystem for the first time typically stick to applications they are familiar with on PC, but there is a wealth of other software that can do the job for the more ambitious switcher.

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Apple offers $199.99 Pro Apps Bundle for Education, including Final Cut Pro X, Logic Pro X

02/03/2017, 12:02 pm

On Friday, Apple rolled out a Pro Apps bundle for educators and students, giving purchasers of the $199 bundle download codes from the Mac App Store for Final Cut Pro X, Logic Pro X, Motion 5, Compressor 4, and MainStage 3.

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Hands On: New Setapp service brings subscription apps to the Mac

01/27/2017, 10:01 am

For one monthly fee Mac users can have full use of 61 apps using the subscription-based SetApp. AppleInsider investigates whether "software as a service" is a good model, and delves into the financials of it for mainstream users.

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Wine reaches milestone version 2.0 release, with 64-bit support and Retina compatibility for macOS

01/26/2017, 10:01 am

The team behind Wine, a tool that allows Windows programs to run on macOS and other operating systems, has released version 2.0 of the open source software, with 64-bit support for macOS included as part of 6,600 changes.

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First look: Night Shift mode comes to Mac in latest macOS Sierra beta

01/26/2017, 12:01 am

As rumored, Apple included a new Night Shift mode -- borrowed from iOS -- in the recently released macOS Sierra 10.12.4 beta, promising a low blue light viewing experience for nighttime computer work. Check out what the feature looks like and how to activate it in AppleInsider's latest video installment.

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Apple updates Safari Technology Preview with minor improvements

01/25/2017, 06:01 pm

Apple's experimental web browser, Safari Technology Preview, was updated on Wednesday with a variety of bugs fixes and performance improvements impacting CSS, JavaScript, Web Inspector and more.

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Setapp offers all-you-can-use downloads of more than 60 Mac apps for a $9.99 monthly fee

01/25/2017, 02:01 pm

MacPaw is offering Mac users an alternative to the Mac App Store to acquire new software, with the launch of the subscription-based Setapp providing access to a collection of more than 60 downloadable apps, for $9.99 per month.

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New macOS 10.12.3 update implements MacBook Pro GPU fix, rectifies Safari battery drain

01/23/2017, 01:01 pm

In conjunction with iOS, tvOS, and watchOS updates, Apple has also released the 10.12.3 update to macOS Sierra, bringing GPU driver updates to the 2016 MacBook Pro, and a fix for PDF corruption.

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Apple updates pro video apps with bug fixes, feature additions

01/19/2017, 09:01 pm

Apple on Thursday updated its suite of video editing tools -- Final Cut Pro X, Motion and Compressor -- with a number of minor feature additions, bug fixes and general performance improvements.

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'Fruitfly' malware patched by Apple relies on 'ancient' Mac system calls

01/18/2017, 02:01 pm

Newly-patched Mac malware relies on some antiquated code predating the OS X era, but has been used in some previous real-world attacks on biomedical research groups, according to a prominent security software maker.

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Apple updates Logic Pro X with Touch Bar support, GarageBand for iOS with new options & interface

01/18/2017, 01:01 pm

Apple on Wednesday released updates to two of its audio production apps -- Logic Pro X for the Mac, and GarageBand on iOS -- adding customizable Touch Bar support on the former, and features like a redesigned sound browser on the latter.

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