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Topic: Mac OS X

Update your Mac: Apple fixes major flaw in OS X Yosemite, but won't patch Lion, Mountain Lion or Mavericks

04/09/2015, 03:04 pm

A serious vulnerability present in every iteration of Apple's desktop operating system since OS X 10.7 --one which allows any user process to gain root privileges --was disclosed to the public on Thursday following the release of OS X 10.10.3, which addresses the issue, and users are urged to update as older OS X versions will remain susceptible to attack.

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Apple releases Xcode 6.3 with Force Touch support, Swift 1.2

04/08/2015, 07:04 pm

Continuing a barrage of software releases on Wednesday, Apple launched the latest version of Xcode with new compilers for the Swift programming language, SDKs for new hardware like the Force Touch trackpad and more.

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Photos for Mac launches with OS X 10.10.3, replaces iPhoto and Aperture

04/08/2015, 06:04 pm

With OS X 10.10.3, Apple's new Photos app, meant to replace both iPhoto and Aperture for people managing photos and video clips on their Mac, is now available to all Yosemite users.

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Apple releases OS X 10.10.3 update with new Photos app, iCloud Photo Library

04/08/2015, 12:04 pm

Apple on Wednesday released OS X Yosemite version 10.10.3, bringing with it the company's long-promised Photos app, as well as a collection of bug fixes and security improvements.

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Apple to release OS X 10.10.3 update with new Photos app today

04/08/2015, 07:04 am

Mac users are expected to get a major mid-cycle software upgrade later Wednesday with the free release of OS X 10.10.3, featuring the all-new Photos app for Yosemite.

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Expanded Google ARC project brings Android apps to Mac, Windows, Linux

04/03/2015, 09:04 am

Google this week expanded its beta App Runtime for Chrome (ARC) project, enabling Android apps to run not just in Chrome OS but also on Mac, Windows, and Linux computers, with some basic limitations.

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Apple pushes sixth OS X 10.10.3 beta to developers and public testers

04/02/2015, 02:04 pm

As Apple continues to refine the next update to its desktop operating system, the company seeded a sixth pre-release version of OS X 10.10.3 to developers and members of the OS X public beta program on Thursday.

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Apple seeds OS X 10.10.3 Yosemite beta with tweaked Photos app

03/30/2015, 05:03 pm

Apple on Monday pushed out to developers and public beta testers a fresh OS X 10.10.3 version, building on recent releases introducing a new Photos app and APIs for MacBook Force Touch capabilities.

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First look: Fantastical 2 for Mac brings advanced calendaring to OS X Yosemite

03/25/2015, 09:03 am

After launching a successful follow-up to popular calendar app Fantastical for iPhone and iPad, developer Flexibits returns its attention to Mac with Fantastical 2 for OS X, bringing a slew of new features like Today widgets and extensibility support.

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Apple posts fifth OS X 10.10.3 beta, adds OS X Recovery updates

03/23/2015, 01:03 pm

Apple on Monday seeded an updated beta build of OS X 10.10.3 to developers and public beta testers, the fifth pre-release version of the company's desktop operating system that brings updates to the new Photos app as well as OS X Yosemite's recovery tools.

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Apple's Boot Camp drops support for Windows 7 with latest MacBook models

03/20/2015, 04:03 pm

Apple has dropped Boot Camp support for installations of Windows 7 on the recently refreshed 13-inch MacBook Pro and MacBook Air lineup, meaning users will have to switch to third-party virtualization software, upgrade to Windows 8 or wait for Microsoft to release Windows 10.

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Apple's Safari among browsers taken down at Pwn2Own day 2

03/20/2015, 02:03 pm

Safari, Chrome, Firefox, and Internet Explorer were all successfully exploited during the second day of the annual Pwn2Own hacking contest in Vancouver.

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Apple issues iPhoto update in preparation of Photos, security fixes for OS X Yosemite

03/19/2015, 05:03 pm

Apple on Thursday released a trio of software updates for Mac owners, including a bug and compatibility fix for iPhoto, and twin security updates for OS X 10.10.2, matched to different hardware.

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Apple releases Safari 7.1.5, and 6.2.5 betas to developers with new features and bug fixes

03/18/2015, 06:03 pm

Apple on Wednesday seeded a round of Safari betas to developers for testing, following up on a version for OS X 10.10 Yosemite that contained references to the upcoming Photos app.

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Latest Safari update brings fixes for WebKit security flaws

03/17/2015, 05:03 pm

Apple on Tuesday issued new versions of its Safari Web browser for OS X with fixes for two WebKit vulnerabilities that could allow maliciously crafted code to run on a target Mac.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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