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Certificate problems causing app authentication errors for some Mac App Store users

11/12/2015, 12:11 pm

Many Mac owners have found themselves forced to delete and re-download Mac App Store apps after what appears to be a certificate expiration error caused the operating system to mistakenly identify the apps as damaged.

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Apple issues third OS X 10.11.2 beta to public testers

11/12/2015, 12:11 am

Apple late in the day on Wednesday released a third beta version of the upcoming OS X 10.11.2 El Capitan update to registered public beta program testers.

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Google to discontinue Chrome support for OS X Snow Leopard, Lion & Mountain Lion in April 2016

11/10/2015, 03:11 pm

Google on Tuesday announced that it will phase out support for its popular Chrome browser on OS X versions 10.6, 10.7 and 10.8, as well as Microsoft Windows XP and Vista, come April 2016.

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Tim Cook slams UK spy bill that could require breakable encryption

11/10/2015, 09:11 am

Apple chief executive Tim Cook on Monday voiced staunch opposition to the UK's proposed Investigatory Powers Bill, a measure that would force companies to retain customer data and may require them to install backdoors in any encrypted systems.

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Second public beta of OS X 10.11.2 now available to Apple-approved testers

11/05/2015, 01:11 pm

The second beta for Apple's next maintenance and software update for its OS X 10.11 El Capitan operating system is now available to members of the company's public beta program.

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Apple seeds OS X 10.11.2 beta to public testers

10/29/2015, 05:10 pm

Two days after Apple seeded the first OS X 10.11.2 beta to developers for testing, the company on Thursday issued a build to consumers taking part in the public beta program.

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Apple issues first OS X 10.11.2 beta to developers

10/27/2015, 04:10 pm

Hours after releasing the iOS 9.2 beta to developers on Tuesday, Apple seeded a first version of its upcoming OS X 10.11 El Capitan Mac operating system for testing.

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Apple releases OS X 10.11.1 with more than 150 new emoji, improved Office 2016 compatibility

10/21/2015, 01:10 pm

Apple on Wednesday issued its first incremental update for OS X 10.11 El Capitan, offering a number of bug fixes and improvements related to Office 2016, Mail, VoiceOver and more, as well as more than 150 new emoji characters.

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Apple blocks old, unsafe Adobe Flash plug-in versions in OS X Safari

10/20/2015, 07:10 pm

Following the discovery -- and subsequent fix -- of yet another critical Adobe Flash vulnerability last week, Apple activated its Web plug-in blocking capability for OS X Safari to protect Mac users from what Adobe describes as "limited, targeted attacks."

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1Password to change file formats after key file found to contain unencrypted data

10/20/2015, 11:10 am

1Password makers AgileBits have promised to change one of the default file formats in the software in response to a blog post by Microsoft engineer Dale Myers, who revealed that an AgileKeychain file was displaying unencrypted metadata.

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Valve's $50 Steam Link streams games from Mac OS X to an HDTV

10/16/2015, 04:10 pm

Valve is now accepting preorders for the upcoming Steam Link hardware accessory, a $50 set-top box that will stream 1080p gameplay from a nearby computer, including a Mac running Yosemite or later.

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Pixelmator for Mac gets El Capitan optimizations, Metal-based Photos extension

10/15/2015, 02:10 pm

Pixelmator for Mac was updated to version 3.4 on Thursday, adding things like optimization for OS X El Capitan, and a new Photos extension founded on Apple's Metal graphics technology.

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Adobe identifies major Flash Player vulnerability, says exploit being used in real-world attacks

10/15/2015, 01:10 pm

Adobe has discovered a "critical" vulnerability affecting many recent versions of Flash Player, according to a new security bulletin, which warns that the exploit is already in use by hackers.

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Apple seeds fourth OS X 10.11.1 beta with potential Microsoft Office 2016 fix

10/14/2015, 06:10 pm

Apple on Wednesday released the fourth pre-release version of its upcoming OS X 10.11.1 maintenance update to developers and public beta testers, bringing with it the usual stability, compatibility and security enhancements.

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iMovie update adds support for 4K video, 1080p 60fps, importing projects from iOS

10/13/2015, 12:10 pm

Apple continues to embrace ultra-high-resolution 4K video, with a new iMovie for Mac update taking advantage of both the 21.5-inch iMac with 4K Retina display and the 4K-capable cameras on the new iPhone 6s and 6s Plus.

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New Office for Mac 2011 update fixes Outlook sync bug with OS X El Capitan

10/07/2015, 05:10 pm

Microsoft on Wednesday released an Office for Mac 2011 update to fix a major bug with OS X El Capitan, which previously prevented users from reading email in Outlook.

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Third beta of Apple's OS X 10.11.1 El Capitan released to developers, public testers

10/07/2015, 01:10 pm

Apple on Wednesday issued its latest beta of OS X 10.11.1 to both developers and members of its public beta program, arriving less than a week after the second pre-release build.

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Adobe reverses course, says Metal support in After Effects 'one possibility' [u]

10/05/2015, 03:10 pm

Despite promises at this June's Worldwide Developers Conference hosted by Apple, Adobe is now adopting an ambiguous stance on whether After Effects will support Apple's Metal graphics technology.

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Apple issues second public beta of OS X El Capitan 10.11.1

10/01/2015, 01:10 pm

Members of Apple's public beta testing program now have access to a second pre-release build of OS X 10.11.1, a forthcoming maintenance and security update for the newly launched El Capitan Mac operating system.

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OS X El Capitan still exposed to vulnerabilities in Gatekeeper & Keychain, researchers say

09/30/2015, 03:09 pm

OS X El Capitan, launched earlier on Wednesday, still contains serious vulnerabilities in its Gatekeeper and Keychain features, according to security researchers.

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