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Topic: Mac OS X

Chrome 57 for Mac throttles background tabs for better CPU use & battery life

03/15/2017, 03:03 pm

The desktop versions of Chrome -- including the Mac edition -- now throttle the performance of background tabs, according to Google, reducing CPU demand and hence the browser's power consumption on MacBooks.

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'Proton' Mac trojan has Apple code-signing signatures, sold to 'customers' for $50K

03/14/2017, 11:03 am

Security researchers have discovered the existence of a new trojan dubbed "Proton" being marketed in hacking forums to online criminals, claiming to ship with genuine Apple code-signing signatures that could make it a greater risk to victims.

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Apple releases sixth betas of macOS 10.12.4, iOS 10.3 to developers [u]

03/13/2017, 01:03 pm

Apple on Monday made available a sixth beta releases of macOS 10.12.4 and iOS 10.3 to developers, marching ever closer to a public release. [Updated with info on public betas]

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FileMaker Cloud arrives in Europe, Middle East, and Africa months after US launch

03/08/2017, 10:03 am

The Apple-owned FileMaker has expanded the availability of its FileMaker Cloud service to countries outside North America, with customers in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa now able to use the cloud-based server platform for their apps.

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App Store URL suggests next MacOS upgrade not version 11, Apple sticking with 10.13

03/07/2017, 01:03 pm

The first sign of Apple's next major release of macOS does not appear to be an increment to version 11, after a discovery of a catalog URL for the Mac App Store suggesting macOS 10.13 will be previewed to developers in the coming months.

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Apple seeds fifth developer beta of macOS 10.12.4 with Night Shift [u]

03/07/2017, 01:03 pm

Apple on Tuesday issued a fifth beta of macOS 10.12.4 to developers, bringing the software update one step closer to a public release.

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Bare Bones Software to retire TextWrangler in favor of BBEdit

03/02/2017, 07:03 pm

Bare Bones Software recently announced it has halted development of popular -- and free -- OS X text and code editor TextWrangler in favor of BBEdit, the company's professional-level HTML and text editor.

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Microsoft adds Google Calendar & Contacts support to Outlook 2016 for Mac

03/01/2017, 03:03 pm

Microsoft on Wednesday launched preliminary support for Google Calendar and Contacts data in Office 2016 for the Mac, filling in a significant gap in the email and scheduling app. Along the same lines, Gmail accounts can now make better use of Outlook features.

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Old versions of ESET anti-virus for macOS subject to exploit granting root access to assailant

02/28/2017, 05:02 pm

A newly discovered exploit in an update made to ESET anti-virus package in October 2016 contains an outdated XML parser from 2007 that is vulnerable to attack, allowing root-level code execution, and ultimately a compromised machine.

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Swift-based ransomware targets macOS pirates with false decryption promise

02/22/2017, 12:02 pm

New ransomware for the Mac has been discovered by security researchers, with the "poorly coded" malware created in Swift encrypting the user's files and demanding a payment, without any possibility of decrypting the files even if the ransom is paid.

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Apple updates Logic Pro X with minor improvements, fixes for erratic region behavior

02/21/2017, 03:02 pm

Apple on Tuesday released a new version of its digital audio workstation, Logic Pro X, making some minor feature additions while simultaneously solving two glitches with regions.

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macOS Sierra 10.12.4 third developer's beta now available

02/20/2017, 03:02 pm

In addition to betas for iOS, tvOS, and watchOS, Apple on Monday also deployed its third developer-centric beta of macOS 10.12.4 with Night Shift, and other bug fixes.

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Apple-issued developer certificate expires, causing crashes in 1Password and other apps

02/20/2017, 09:02 am

The consequences of an Apple-issued security certificate expiration combined with a change made by Apple, is leading to some apps purchased outside the app store like 1Password, PDFpen, and Soulver for Mac to require reinstallation with a new version before coming back to life -- but the issue may have lasting consequences for some software.

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Revamped SoundSource 3.0.0 brings quick audio source & output switching back to Mac after 5-year hiatus

02/17/2017, 02:02 pm

A pair of old OS X audio routing applications have regenerated, and have merged to form the new SoundSource 3.0.0 by Rogue Amoeba -- and AppleInsider takes a look at the offering.

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Microsoft rolls out MacBook Pro Touch Bar support to all Office for Mac suite users

02/16/2017, 02:02 pm

Following after a brief beta preview, Microsoft is rolling out support for the MacBook Pro Touch Bar to all users of Office for Mac, with the update providing quick access to functions from the new dynamic display panel.

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Exploit hidden macOS and app features with the Option key

02/15/2017, 02:02 pm

This one often overlooked keyboard button unlocks options and speeds up your work all over macOS -- AppleInsider shares a few of our favorites.

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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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