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Topic: Mac OS X

Apple issues new OS X 10.10.3 beta, fixing bug that affected latest MacBooks

03/16/2015, 01:03 pm

Only a few days after the previous build was issued to developers, Apple has provided a new beta of OS X 10.10.3, addressing a crashing bug that affected the newly released 13-inch MacBook Pro.


Years-old Safari private browsing bug saves URL of every page visited, remains unfixed

03/13/2015, 12:03 pm

A long-known flaw in Safari's implementation of private browsing that saves the address of each and every website users visit to a file on their local drive, even after closing private browsing windows and quitting Safari, is still present in the latest pre-release versions of OS X Yosemite.


Apple releases third beta of OS X 10.10.3 with Force Touch developer tools, plus iOS 8.3 beta 3

03/12/2015, 01:03 pm

Apple on Thursday issued a number of new beta releases for developers, including an OS X 10.10.3 Yosemite beta with Force Touch trackpad support for third-party apps, as well as new betas of iOS 8.3, Xcode and OS X Server.


Google Calendar comes to iPhone, 'Oddworld: Stranger's Wrath' hits Mac

03/10/2015, 06:03 pm

Two significant apps hit Apple's mobile and desktop operating systems today, as the long-awaited Google Calendar debuted for iPhone and console classic Oddworld: Stranger's Wrath landed on Mac.


Apple addresses 'FREAK' attack in latest OS X, Apple TV and iOS security updates

03/09/2015, 07:03 pm

Apple on Monday rolled out a security update for OS X, as well as separate updates for iOS and Apple TV, that addresses a number of recently discovered vulnerabilities, including a widely publicized SSL/TSL flaw dubbed "FREAK" that could in some cases allow malicious users to intercept secure communications.


iMovie for OS X gets support for Photos beta in latest update

03/09/2015, 05:03 pm

Apple has released an update to the OS X edition of iMovie, making several minor but important changes, including integration with Yosemite's new Photos app, which is bundled with the current OS X 10.10.3 beta.


Oracle bundles adware with latest Java for Mac installer

03/05/2015, 10:03 pm

It appears Oracle is bringing its adware wiles to OS X with the latest version of Java for Mac, as the installer comes bundled with the toolbar, which is deceptively set to install itself by default.


Apple sends end-of-life reminder to Aperture users, encourages migration to new Photos app

03/05/2015, 02:03 pm

Apple on Thursday notified customers who have previously purchased its Aperture photography software that the application will soon be removed from the Mac App Store, and invited those users to try the new Photos app as part of the OS X 10.10.3 public beta.


First look: Microsoft's all-new Office 2016 for Mac public preview

03/05/2015, 12:03 pm

Half a decade after Microsoft's last major update to Office for Mac, the venerable productivity suite returns anew with a Retina redesign, a modern codebase, and a host of new features -- and it's available today as a public preview. AppleInsider was given early access to the new apps and brings you a close-up view of Redmond's latest.


New SSL/TLS flaw leaves Safari vulnerable to man-in-the-middle attack, Apple promises fix

03/03/2015, 03:03 pm

A newly-discovered flaw in some implementations of cryptographic protocols SSL and TLS -- including those used by Apple's Safari and Google's Android AOSP browsers -- could allow an attacker to force clients to use older, weaker encryption that would make it significantly easier to intercept secure communications.


Apple releases public beta of OS X 10.10.3, gives the masses a first taste of new Photos app

03/02/2015, 01:03 pm

Members of the public OS X Beta Program can now experience Apple's forthcoming Photos app for Mac, thanks to the release of the first OS X Yosemite 10.10.3 public beta.


Apple spotlights 'Focus' starring Will Smith, edited entirely in Final Cut Pro X

02/25/2015, 03:02 pm

Opening in theaters this Friday, "Focus" starring Will Smith and Margot Robbie was edited entirely using Final Cut Pro X--a fact that Apple has highlighted on the software's official website.


Apple introduces new crash reporting service for developers in latest Xcode 6.3 beta

02/23/2015, 05:02 pm

After releasing a fresh beta of Xcode 6.3 on Monday, Apple outlined a new crash reporting service that will help developers target, fix and track problems directly from the development tool.


Apple releases second beta of OS X 10.10.3 with focus on new Photos app

02/23/2015, 01:02 pm

Apple on Monday seeded developers with another beta version of its forthcoming OS X 10.10.3 update, asking testers to focus primarily on the new Photos app with additional attention paid to Wi-Fi captive network support and screen sharing.


Apple says Mac app makers must transition to ARC memory management by May

02/20/2015, 05:02 pm

In an announcement posted to Apple's developer portal on Friday, the notified app makers that all Mac App Store submissions will soon be restricted from using garbage collection in favor of the Automatic Reference Counting (ARC) compiler feature.


For Apple's revamped photo experience to work, iCloud changes are needed

02/14/2015, 02:02 am

The impending release of Photos for OS X and the new iCloud Photo Library make Apple's commitment to the cloud more important than ever before. But the company's current iCloud storage options are confusing to the average user and remain a significant hurdle it must find a way to address.


First look: Apple's all-new Photos for OS X brings the best of iPhone, iPad & iCloud to the Mac

02/05/2015, 03:02 pm

Apple's first beta of the new Photos application for OS X showcases a sleek, uncluttered interface that will instantly feel natural to anyone who has used the modern Photos app for iPhone and iPad, bringing welcome features and strong iCloud integration to the desktop.


Apple releases first beta of OS X 10.10.3 with debut of Yosemite's new Photos app

02/05/2015, 01:02 pm

Developers can be among the first to get their hands on the new Photos for OS X application, thanks to the release of a preview build of of OS X 10.10.3 on Thursday.


After whipping Intel, Nvidia & AMD in mobile chips, sky's the limit for Apple Inc's silicon design team

02/05/2015, 04:02 am

While rumors have long claimed that Apple has plans to replace Intel's x86 chips in Macs with its own custom ARM Application Processors, there are a series of more valuable opportunities available to Apple's silicon design team, each of which has the potential to replicate Apple's history of beating Intel in mobile chips and in building mobile GPUs without the help of Nvidia or AMD.


Apple adds Notification Center widget, enhances syncing performance in iTunes 12.1 update

01/29/2015, 07:01 pm

Apple on Thursday released iTunes 12.1, an update to its venerable media organization and synchronization app that brings a new OS X Notification Center control widget and fixes performance issues during syncing.