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Topic: Mac OS X

Hands-on: Apple's iTunes can be confusing, but TuneInstructor just makes it worse

10/09/2017, 12:10 pm

TuneInstructor is ostensibly designed to organize iTunes and play your music -- but a lack of coherent English tutorials and bizarre user interface choices make it bewildering.

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Apple Supplemental Update for macOS High Sierra fixed Disk Utility, Keychain vulnerabilities

10/06/2017, 01:10 pm

Apple has released more details about its macOS High Sierra 10.13 Supplemental Update released on Thursday, advising it fixed two security issues relating to APFS volume encryption and a potential hack that could allow an attacker to extract a user's keychain passwords.

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Pixelmator 3.7 for macOS fully compatible with High Sierra, launchable from Photos app

10/06/2017, 09:10 am

Image editing app Pixelmator has been updated with full compatibility for macOS High Sierra, with version 3.7 'Mount Whitney' of the app also adding support for HEIF files and more integration with the Photos app, along with a number of other performance improvements and bug fixes.

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Parallels Desktop 13 for Mac gains APFS, HEVC, VR support in update

10/05/2017, 09:10 pm

Virtualization solution Parallels Desktop 13 for Mac was updated on Thursday to take full advantage of hardware and software technologies supported by macOS 10.13 High Sierra, including the Apple File System and HEVC codec.

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Facebook testing Workplace Chat apps app for Mac and PC

10/05/2017, 08:10 pm

Social networking monolith Facebook quietly launched beta versions of dedicated Facebook Workplace Chat apps for Mac and PC that incorporate screen sharing, as well as the usual list of basic chat client features.

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Apple releases macOS High Sierra 10.13 Supplemental Update with bug fixes for Adobe InDesign, Mail

10/05/2017, 01:10 pm

Apple on Thursday issued a supplemental update for its macOS High Sierra operating system, squashing a password hint bug in Disk Utility, a few more minor bugs and improving the update's installer. The changes were so minor, it didn't even warrant a point-zero-one distinction.

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Autocad & Illustrator CC having APFS issues, PDF data inconsistently retained in High Sierra

10/05/2017, 09:10 am

While High Sierra as a whole is not specifically to blame, the implementation of APFS is causing problems for a number of AutoCAD 2017 and Adobe Acrobat CC users -- with users of the former having a new patch available, and the latter out of luck for now. Additionally, users need to be cautious when manipulating PDFs in both Preview and Adobe Acrobat Reader.

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Adobe debuts Photoshop and Premiere Elements 2018 with focus on computer vision

10/04/2017, 09:10 am

Adobe on Wednesday issued the latest versions of its consumer level photo and video editing software, Photoshop Elements 2018 and Premiere Elements 2018, with a slew of fresh features, many of which are powered by all-new content intelligence capabilities.

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Microsoft partners including Samsung, Dell, Lenovo to launch slew of Windows VR headsets in coming weeks

10/03/2017, 03:10 pm

In its push into the virtual and augmented reality market, which the company has branded as "mixed reality," Microsoft is leveraging its army of hardware partners, many of whom are releasing new virtual reality headsets over the next few weeks.

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Microsoft teases major Office for Mac updates, public version coming soon

10/02/2017, 07:10 pm

Microsoft on Monday issued a number of so-called "Insider Fast" builds of Office 2016 for Mac to Office Insider beta testers, teasing a slate of upcoming features that should roll out to consumers in the coming weeks.

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APFS in High Sierra causing problems for Unity Engine, Cities: Skylines, Civilization V, more

09/29/2017, 01:09 pm

Game development engine producers Unity has strongly recommended to its users to avoid the upgrade to macOS 10.13 for the moment, as despite the firm fixing a number of issues that plagued developers using the tool with High Sierra's beta releases, there are still some faults that need to be rectified to make the game engine stable on Apple's latest operating system -- and APFS is inducing problems in other game titles as well.

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Security study finds old or improperly updated Macs in limited danger from EFI attack vectors

09/29/2017, 10:09 am

A new study postulates that Apple's lack of transparency about firmware updates could be lulling users and system administrators into a false sense of security -- but the situation on Windows computers is far worse, and an attack focusing on EFI modification needs to be highly focused and specifically targeted.

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macOS's Keychain vulnerability reported earlier in Sept., Apple patch likely coming soon

09/26/2017, 09:09 am

The Keychain password vulnerability affecting multiple versions of macOS -- including High Sierra -- was reported to Apple on Sept. 7, and will likely be patched by the company in the near future, according to the security researcher who first publicized the issue.

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Watch: Final Cut Pro X still waiting for H.265 HEVC support

09/26/2017, 02:09 am

Apple's newly released macOS 10.13 High Sierra operating system supports H.265 video playback, but users looking to cut HEVC video from iPhone 8 on Final Cut Pro X will have to wait for an update.

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Apple's Safari applies differential privacy to ferret out problematic websites in macOS High Sierra

09/26/2017, 01:09 am

Alongside a new Intelligent Tracking Prevention feature designed to protect user privacy, Apple's latest Safari web browser incorporates differential privacy technology to collect user data in a bid to identify troublesome websites.

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Watch: Everything you need to know about Apple's macOS High Sierra release

09/25/2017, 07:09 pm

Apple on Monday released its latest and greatest Mac operating system, macOS 10.13 High Sierra, to users around the world. Check out what's new in this video.

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Apple updates iMovie for Mac with HEVC support

09/25/2017, 06:09 pm

Following the release of maOS 10.13 High Sierra on Monday, Apple has updated its consumer level video editing tool, iMovie, with support for High Efficiency Video Encoding, a tentpole video feature introduced alongside the company's latest hardware and software releases.

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macOS High Sierra vulnerability may let unsigned apps steal Keychain logins in plaintext

09/25/2017, 04:09 pm

Apple's macOS High Sierra contains a vulnerability that lets apps discover Keychain passwords in plaintext, though it requires victims to intentionally override built-in security, a researcher noted on Monday.

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Apple updates iBooks Author with wide color gamut support, easier Photos imports

09/25/2017, 03:09 pm

Apple on Monday issued an update to iBooks Author, its tool for building interactive e-books viewable on Mac and iOS devices -- its first such update since 2016.

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macOS High Sierra includes support for H.265 video, but Final Cut Pro users are still waiting

09/25/2017, 03:09 pm

The iPhone 8 shoots H.265 4K video, and macOS High Sierra can view it, but editors who rely on Final Cut Pro X cannot yet utilize the codec until Apple issues a highly anticipated update.

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