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Topic: Mac OS X

Mozilla adds every version of Flash to default Firefox blocklist

07/14/2015, 01:07 pm

Firefox users awoke Tuesday to an update that blocks every version of Adobe's Flash Player from running in the popular open-source browser, a victory for information security efforts following the unprecedented disclosure of numerous critical Flash vulnerabilities.


It's time to uninstall Adobe's Flash from your Mac - here's how

07/13/2015, 09:07 am

The recent tidal wave of critical vulnerabilities in Adobe's Flash Player has prompted many security professionals to call for the much-maligned software's demise, and we agree. AppleInsider shows you how to uninstall Flash from your Mac, and what to do if you can't live without it.


Supplemental update for El Capitan beta fixes problems with 32-bit apps

07/10/2015, 03:07 pm

Just one day after launching a public beta of the operating system, Apple has released a "Supplemental Update" for OS X El Capitan, fixing a bug that could cause some 32-bit apps to crash.


Apple's public betas of iOS 9, OS X El Capitan are now available [u]

07/09/2015, 01:07 pm

Apple on Thursday launched the first public betas of OS X El Capitan and iOS 9, giving the public an early glance at the operating systems before they officially debut this fall.


Microsoft releases all-new Office 2016 for Mac to Office 365 subscribers

07/09/2015, 12:07 pm

Microsoft on Thursday announced that Office 2016 for Mac --a totally revamped version of its venerable productivity suite --is now available to any Mac user with an Office 365 subscription.


Flash Player update closes vulnerability identified by Hacking Team

07/08/2015, 05:07 pm

Adobe on Wednesday updated Flash Player to fix a number of security vulnerabilities, including one in the hands of Hacking Team, a company that infamously sold snooping tools and services to government agencies around the world -- potentially including harsh authoritarian regimes.


Apple adds TRIM support for aftermarket SSDs in OS X 10.10.4

07/01/2015, 01:07 am

Some four years after adding TRIM support for first-party solid state drives to OS X, Apple incorporated the command for aftermarket drives as part of Tuesday's OS X 10.10.4 update.


GarageBand 10.1 for Mac adds Force Touch, Apple Music Connect publishing [u]

06/30/2015, 05:06 pm

Apple on Tuesday released GarageBand 10.1 for the Mac, adding a number of features including Force Touch support and the ability to publish directly to Apple Music Connect. Accompanying it was a minor iOS app update. [Updated]


Apple releases OS X 10.10.4 with Mail, Photos improvements, 'discoveryd' fix

06/30/2015, 11:06 am

In addition to iOS 8.4 and Apple Music, Apple on Tuesday released OS X 10.10.4, making a variety of bugfixes including one solving problems caused by the infamous "discoveryd" service.


New iOS 8.4 will enable Apple Music, Beats 1 on Tuesday; Sonos, Android support coming later this year

06/28/2015, 05:06 pm

In a blog post (that has since been removed), Apple Music senior director Ian Rogers--the former CEO of Beats Music--noted that Apple will make iOS 8.4 available at 8 AM Pacific Time on Tuesday, two hours earlier than the company's typical release time, in order to allow users to hear the inaugural broadcast of Apple's new Beats 1 radio programming and begin using Apple Music.


Adobe addresses new 'actively exploited' critical vulnerability in Flash, users urged to update

06/24/2015, 09:06 am

Yet another severe flaw in Adobe's much-maligned Flash Player has been discovered and is being "actively exploited," the company said on Tuesday, and users with Flash installed are being urged to upgrade to the latest version as soon as possible.


Apple issues second beta of OS X 10.11 El Capitan to developers

06/23/2015, 01:06 pm

Just over two weeks after OS X 10.11 El Capitan was made official, Apple has supplied developers with the second beta of the new Mac operating system set to launch this fall.


Apple addresses XARA vulnerabilities, says fixes on the way

06/19/2015, 07:06 pm

Apple on Friday commented on the discovery of so-called cross-app resource access (XARA) exploits, saying it rolled out a server-side security update earlier this week and is currently working with researchers on additional fixes.


Serious iOS, OS X flaws lead to password theft in wide ranging security study

06/17/2015, 09:06 am

Three serious vulnerabilities in cross-app resource sharing protocols on Apple's desktop and mobile platforms have been discovered and used successfully to steal data --like passwords and secret authentication keys --including one that lays Keychain open to attackers.


Apple releases sixth OS X 10.10.4 Yosemite beta to developers [u]

06/15/2015, 05:06 pm

Apple on Monday released a new beta build of its upcoming OS X 10.10.4 Yosemite operating system to developers less than one week after a fifth version was seeded at WWDC, suggesting a public launch could be in the offing.


New Alchemy-like GarageBand synths appear to be first fruits of Apple's Camel Audio acquisition

06/15/2015, 12:06 pm

Apple has quietly revealed a forthcoming update to its GarageBand music production app that will add a number of new synths with shape-shifting controls, additions that seem to be influenced by Camel Audio's popular Alchemy synth software, which Apple acquired earlier this year.


First look: OS X El Capitan's Split View and Mission Control

06/15/2015, 07:06 am

With OS X 10.11 El Capitan, Apple will introduce a number of user interface refinements to streamline the Mac experience, including a two-up app viewing mode called Split View and a more intuitive Mission Control for easy window management.


Apple targets China, Japan with new OS X El Capitan system fonts and input

06/08/2015, 06:06 pm

Asia has already proven to be the next major market frontier for Apple, and as such the company is catering to prospective Mac buyers with new input features custom tailored to Chinese and Japanese speakers.


Apple reveals new integrated developer program for Mac, Watch, and iOS

06/08/2015, 03:06 pm

Developers will no longer be required to maintain separate memberships to develop for Apple's Mac and iOS platforms, as the company has done away with the old configuration in favor of a new, unified Apple Developer Program.


Apple introduces Metal for Mac, promises huge leap in graphics performance

06/08/2015, 01:06 pm

At WWDC on Monday, Apple SVP of Software Engineering Craig Federighi announced Metal for Mac, which combines the power of OpenCL and graphics crunching capability of OpenGL into a unified API that reduces draw rendering times by 50 percent.