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Topic: Mac OS X

macOS 10.12.5 fixes problems with USB headphones, Windows 10 & more

05/15/2017, 01:05 pm

In addition to updates for iOS, tvOS, and watchOS, Apple on Monday issued macOS 10.12.5, making various bug and security fixes while laying the groundwork for later Mac releases.

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Microsoft launches finished Visual Studio for Mac with support for all Apple platforms

05/10/2017, 12:05 pm

Microsoft on Wednesday officially launched Visual Studio for Mac, bringing the development suite out of a months-long preview period.

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FileMaker 16 brings enhancements to Mac & iOS databases

05/09/2017, 11:05 am

Apple-owned FileMaker on Tuesday launched FileMaker 16, the latest edition of its database platform, including updates for Macs, iPhones, and iPads.

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HandBrake for Mac developers warn of potential trojan installation following server breach

05/08/2017, 10:05 am

Mac users of HandBrake who downloaded the open source video transcoder since May 2 could have put their data at risk, after developers warned one of the mirror servers used to distribute the software had been hacked.

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Windows malware 'Snake' ported to Mac for first time, masquerades as Adobe Flash

05/05/2017, 01:05 pm

A piece of malware long targeting Windows users -- known sometimes as "Snake," "Turla," or "Uroboros" -- is now reportedly being turned against Mac owners.

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Tim Cook says Apple is 'investing aggressively' in the future of the Mac

05/03/2017, 01:05 pm

In Tuesday's Apple earnings conference call, Apple Chief Executive Tim Cook declared that the company was "investing aggressively" in the Mac, signaling that meaningful refreshes are in the pike for years to come.

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Interact Scratchpad 1.0.2 brings refined contact data mining to macOS

04/30/2017, 01:04 pm

Interact Scratchpad makes adding contacts fast and accurate, bringing the best features of the iOS app to the Mac.

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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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