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Topic: Mac OS X

Apple supplies 7th beta of OS X 10.11.4 with support for Live Photos in Messages

03/15/2016, 01:03 pm

With less than a week to go before Apple's highly anticipated media presentation, Apple has provided developers and public testers with the seventh pre-release beta of OS X 10.11.4, a forthcoming update to El Capitan that will bring new features including encrypted Notes and support for Live Photos.

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Adobe's Experience Design CC for Mac looks to simplify app, Web UX and prototyping

03/15/2016, 12:03 am

Developed under the name "Project Comet," Adobe on Monday announced an early release version of Experience Design (XD), a mobile app and webpage user experience and prototyping tool boasting a streamlined interface, hooks into Adobe's line of CC products and numerous preview options.

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How to verify checksums when you download an app for your Mac

03/07/2016, 10:03 am

Some Mac users received a nasty surprise last week when it was discovered that a recent version of the open source Transmission BitTorrent client infected their computer with malware -- a situation that may have been avoided with proper precautions.

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Malware-infected Transmission 2.9 app threatened OS X users, stopped by XProtect

03/06/2016, 06:03 pm

Users who downloaded the Transmission BitTorrent client on Friday or Saturday are being warned to update to the latest 2.92 version to avoid being targeted by a ransomware that infiltrated an earlier version of the open source software.

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Fifth beta of OS X 10.11.4 update launches for public and developers

03/01/2016, 01:03 pm

Apple on Tuesday issued a fifth beta of the upcoming OS X 10.11.4 update, seeding separate versions for public testers and developers.

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Macs will be able to stream PS4 games over Wi-Fi 'soon,' Sony says

03/01/2016, 10:03 am

PlayStation 4 owners will soon be able to stream their games to a Mac or Windows PC via the console's Remote Play feature, Sony announced on Tuesday.

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Apple breaks Mac Ethernet port with security update, issues fix

02/28/2016, 09:02 pm

In response to customer complaints regarding a recent kernel extension update that rendered the Ethernet port on iMac, MacBook Pro and Mac mini computers inoperable, Apple on Sunday issued a fix in revised software and step-by-step installation guide.

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Apple's Photos apps for iOS 10 & OS X 10.12 to restore iPhoto editing features - report

02/25/2016, 01:02 pm

Apple is said to be planning big changes in its Photos applications for both iOS 10 and OS X 10.12, more closely aligning the capabilities of the iPhone and Mac apps, and also restoring some absent functionality that was previously found in iPhoto.

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Users of Microsoft's 'free' Windows 10 find unexpected ads on lock screen

02/24/2016, 02:02 pm

Microsoft recently began running advertisements directly on the lock screens of Windows 10 devices, catching users by surprise with marketing on their PCs and tablets.

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Rumor: Apple will finally bring Siri to Mac with this year's OS X 10.12

02/24/2016, 10:02 am

Having debuted on the Apple Watch and Apple TV last year, Siri will finally make its way to Apple's Mac OS X operating system with a new update this fall, according to a new report.

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Some developers caught unprepared for Apple WWDR certificate update

02/15/2016, 12:02 pm

Despite advance warning from Apple, some developers were taken by surprise after the company's previous Worldwide Developer Relations (WWDR) Intermediate Certificate expired on Sunday, preventing approval for apps and services.

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Third OS X 10.11.4 beta fixes bug with shortened Twitter links in Safari

02/11/2016, 12:02 pm

The third OS X 10.11.4 beta solves issues Safari would encounter trying to load shortened Twitter links, according to a developer in contact with Apple.

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Google to ban Adobe Flash-based display ads, go 100% HTML5

02/10/2016, 08:02 am

Google's massive AdWords network will no longer accept new display ads made in Adobe Flash as of June 30, the search giant announced this week, as it works to phase out the much maligned Internet plugin.

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Sparkle software updater leaves 'huge' number of Mac apps open to attack

02/09/2016, 05:02 pm

A "huge" number of third-party Mac apps are under threat of man-in-the-middle attacks due to a recently discovered vulnerability in Sparkle, an open source framework used to facilitate software updates.

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Apple's Notes for Mac to support Evernote file imports in OS X 10.11.4

02/08/2016, 08:02 pm

Apple's Notes app, included as part of the upcoming OS X 10.11.4 El Capitan software update, has been confirmed to support Evernote .enex file format imports in what could be a move to convert users to the iCloud native format.

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Apple open-sources Swift benchmarking suite

02/08/2016, 05:02 pm

Apple on Monday took its Swift benchmark suite open source, providing developers access to a wide-ranging set of tools designed to track project performance and catch bugs in code written in the company's fledgling programming language.

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Apple seeds third developer beta of OS X 10.11.4

02/08/2016, 01:02 pm

Apple on Monday issued a third developer beta of its upcoming OS X 10.11.4 update, roughly two weeks after the release of the second.

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How to watch Super Bowl 50 on your Mac, iPhone, iPad, or Apple TV

02/06/2016, 04:02 pm

It's Super Bowl weekend, and for cord cutters that usually means a visit to a bar or friend's house -- but not this year, as NFL broadcast partner CBS has made the game available almost everywhere you look.

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Apple adds server-to-server web service requests to CloudKit

02/06/2016, 01:02 am

Apple's CloudKit framework for automating apps' storage and retrieval of user data "in the cloud" has learned a new trick. Developers can now read and write data in their app's public database from a server-side process or script.

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Apple updates Final Cut Pro X, Compressor and Motion with new features

02/04/2016, 08:02 pm

Apple on Thursday rolled out a trio of updates for its pro-level video editing suite, bumping versions of Final Cut Pro X, Compressor and Motion with feature additions and numerous bug fixes.

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