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Topic: Mac OS X

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.


Apple's OS X 10.10.2 update fixes Wi-Fi connection issues, improves iCloud, patches security holes

01/27/2015, 01:01 pm

Apple on Tuesday pushed OS X Yosemite version 10.10.2 to users, bringing with it changes that address potential security issues, Wi-Fi connection problems, and improvements to iCloud Drive and the Bluetooth audio stack.


OS X 10.10.2 will fix years-old Thunderbolt hardware vulnerability

01/26/2015, 01:01 pm

A Mac hardware vulnerability that has yet to be exploited on a wide scale will reportedly be fixed with Apple's forthcoming OS X 10.10.2 update for Yosemite, preventing any future attacks.


Adobe acknowledges critical remote vulnerability in Flash, exploits already in the wild

01/25/2015, 04:01 am

Adobe on Saturday released an updated version of its Flash player software that patches an undisclosed vulnerability which could allow remote attackers to take control of Macs or PCs, urging users to update as the problem is being actively exploited by malicious actors.


How to safely move your Mac's iPhoto library onto an external drive

01/25/2015, 02:01 am

Today's digital cameras and advanced smartphones like the iPhone 6 take stunningly detailed photos, but all that extra resolution comes at the price of larger image files. Moving part or all of your iPhoto Library to an external hard drive is one of the most effective ways to free up precious space.


Google's Project Zero reveals three new zero-day exploits in Apple's OS X [u]

01/23/2015, 10:01 am

An internal software security research team at Google has publicly revealed three of recently-discovered zero-day exploits in Apple's Mac OS X desktop operating system, though the severity of each vulnerability is unknown.


Apple's Logic Pro X gets massive update with new effects, tools, AirDrop support and more

01/21/2015, 05:01 pm

Apple on Wednesday released a huge update to its Logic Pro X professional digital audio workstation, complete with fresh drum and synth effects, redesigned plug-ins, an expanded sound library and support for new OS X features like AirDrop and Mail Drop.


Apple's fifth beta of OS X Yosemite 10.10.2 continues focus on WiFi, Mail & Bluetooth

01/21/2015, 01:01 pm

Apple on Wednesday provided yet another pre-release version of its forthcoming update for OS X Yosemite to developers, asking testers to continue focusing on problem areas including Wi-Fi, Mail, VoiceOver, and Bluetooth.


LastPass unveils new Mac app, Khan Academy brings full experience to iPad

01/20/2015, 12:01 pm

Two popular brands released interesting new apps for the Apple ecosystem on Tuesday, as web-based password manager LastPass unveiled its first native Mac app while educational non-profit Khan Academy launched an all-new iPad app.


Apple seeds OS X 10.10.2 Yosemite beta to developers

01/14/2015, 07:01 pm

Apple on Wednesday issued a fourth beta build for an upcoming OS X 10.10.2 Yosemite maintenance update, requesting developers test Wi-Fi, Mail, VoiceOver and Bluetooth functionality ahead of public release.


Apple's OS X Spotlight found to ignore e-mail privacy settings

01/09/2015, 12:01 pm

Mac owners who regularly make use of OS X's built-in Mail application and Spotlight search should take care when searching through e-mail messages, as Spotlight's preview functionality has been shown to ignore Mail's remote content settings and could inadvertently transmit unintended data to email senders.


Apple seeds OS X Yosemite 10.10.2 beta with focus on Wi-Fi, Mail and VoiceOver

01/07/2015, 05:01 pm

Apple on Wednesday issued a new beta build of its upcoming OS X 10.10.2 maintenance update, once again asking developers to focus on Wi-Fi, Mail and VoiceOver alongside general system compatibility testing.


Apple's latest Mac Pro continues to cause problems for professional users

12/30/2014, 11:12 am

One year after its release, Apple's radically redesigned Mac Pro remains a source of frustration for some video-focused professionals whose workflows are being interrupted by rendering glitches apparently caused by problems with the unit's ATI graphics system.


Apple releases critical security update for OS X NTP services vulnerability

12/22/2014, 04:12 pm

Apple on Monday pushed out an update addressing a "critical security issue" for OS X concerning a vulnerability discovered in the Network Time Protocol service, affecting Mac users running OS X Yosemite, Mavericks and Mountain Lion.


Algoriddim djay Pro comes to Mac, TurboTax debuts new iOS app for tax season

12/18/2014, 12:12 pm

Popular music tool djay Pro has made the leap from iOS to OS X with a new app on the Mac App Store, competing with the likes of Traktor. In addition, TurboTax on Thursday introduced an all-new iOS app ahead of tax season, allowing taxpayers to conveniently file wherever they are.


Apple issues Safari 8.0.3, 7.1.3 and 6.2.3 betas to developers with bug fixes, general improvements

12/17/2014, 04:12 pm

Apple on Wednesday seeded new Safari beta builds to developers, including Safari 8.0.3 for OS X Yosemite, Safari 7.1.3 for Mavericks and 6.2.3 for Mountain Lion, with improvements to browser extensions and more.


Pixelmator unveils major updates for iPad and Mac, Fleksy adds extensions and GIFs

12/17/2014, 10:12 am

Three hefty updates hit the Mac and iOS App Stores this week, as popular Apple-centric image editor Pixelmator added a number of new features and performance fixes on both the iPad and Mac, while third-party iOS keyboard Fleksy introduced extensions and usability improvements.


Art+Tech: Sunday MASS art dance party taps Mac apps for 3D projection mapping

12/14/2014, 05:12 pm

San Francisco artist Elliott C. Nathan has been collaborating with visual effects designers and DJs to host an ongoing Sunday Mass dance party throughout 2014. Behind the art, there's a series of Mac and mobile iOS apps working to enhance visuals and organize the event.


Apple releases third beta of OS X 10.10.2 with focuses on Wi-Fi, Mail & VoiceOver

12/12/2014, 01:12 pm

Apple on Friday supplied developers with a third beta of OS X 10.10.2, a forthcoming maintenance and security update for its Yosemite operating system for Mac, with indications that it may address lingering Wi-Fi issues.


Apple releases Safari 8.0.2 to fix issues related to iCloud Drive & Keychain

12/11/2014, 02:12 pm

Apple on Thursday issued a minor update for its Safari Web browser for OS X, fixing issues related to syncing history across devices, as well as saving passwords in iCloud Keychain.