Topic: Mac OS X
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.
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.
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.
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]
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
06/08/2015, 01:06 pm
Apple's next major release of OS X will be dubbed "El Capitan," the company announced on Monday, featuring a number of tweaks and improvements, including enhancements to Spotlight, new gesture-based input methods for built-in apps, and more.
05/26/2015, 06:05 pm
In an apparent effort to fix DNS errors seen in recent OS X 10.10 versions, Apple's latest Yosemite beta shows the buggy discoveryd service replaced with mDNSResponder, a process last implemented in OS X 10.9 Mavericks.
05/26/2015, 01:05 pm
Apple on Tuesday issued a new beta of OS X 10.10.4, a forthcoming maintenance and security update for Yosemite, with an identical new build being supplied to both developers and public beta testers.
05/14/2015, 06:05 pm
Apple on Thursday issued a minor update to Final Cut Pro X, its professional video editing suite, fixing a trio of bugs including a critical crash-on-start issue seen by some users.