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Topic: Mac OS X

Apple releases 8th developer, 6th public betas of OS X 10.11 El Capitan

08/31/2015, 01:08 pm

Developers and members of the public who are beta testing OS X 10.11 El Capitan can now download the latest pre-release builds of the forthcoming software update on the Mac App Store.

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Apple releases Logic Pro X 10.2, MainStage 3.2 updates with Alchemy synthesizer

08/25/2015, 03:08 pm

Apple on Tuesday released updates of Logic Pro X and MainStage 3, both of which include support for Alchemy, a synthesizer plugin acquired through the company's takeover of Camel Audio in February.

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VMware launches Fusion 8 with Windows 10 & OS X El Capitan support

08/25/2015, 10:08 am

VMware on Tuesday launched Fusion 8, an updated version of its virtualization tool for Mac users who want to run Windows -- or other operating systems -- without having to boot into the other OS.

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Apple issues sixth Xcode 7 beta to developers with minor bug fixes

08/24/2015, 06:08 pm

Apple on Monday released to developers the sixth beta version of its upcoming Xcode 7 coding tool with support for watchOS 2.0 beta, OS X 10.11 beta, and iOS 9 beta 5 SDKs.

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Future Chrome for Mac update may solve problems with memory, performance

08/20/2015, 02:08 pm

A test build of Google's forthcoming Chrome 46 makes substantial improvements to the performance of the Web browser on the Mac, according to one early glimpse at the software.

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Apple issues 7th OS X 10.11 El Capitan beta to developers, 5th public beta to testers

08/19/2015, 04:08 pm

Apple on Wednesday released the seventh beta version of its upcoming OS X 10.11 El Capitan operating system to developers for testing, while at the same time pushing out a fifth beta to those participating in the public beta program.

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Parallels Desktop 11 launches with support for El Capitan, Windows 10, Cortana and more

08/19/2015, 12:08 am

As anticipated, Parallels on Wednesday released Parallels Desktop 11, the latest version of its virtualization software that comes with a slew of improvements, the most notable being support for Microsoft Windows 10 and major features like the Cortana virtual assistant.

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Fifth build of OS X 10.11 El Capitan supplied to Apple's public beta testers

08/18/2015, 01:08 pm

Apple on Tuesday pushed out the fifth public beta of OS X 10.11 El Capitan, its forthcoming major update for the Mac operating system, scheduled to launch this fall as a free update.

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New privilege escalation exploit discovered in OS X Yosemite, also affects just-released 10.10.5

08/16/2015, 06:08 am

Just days after patching the DYLD_PRINT_TO_FILE vulnerability with a new OS X point release, Apple's desktop operating system has been hit with yet another zero-day exploit that would allow an attacker to gain root access without using a password.

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OS X 10.10.5 closes DYLD vulnerability, fixes bug and performance issues

08/13/2015, 01:08 pm

Apple on Thursday released the finished version of OS X 10.10.5, a maintenance update for Yosemite that mostly concentrates on bugfixes and security issues, including the DYLD_PRINT_TO_FILE privilege escalation exploit.

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Apple brings Windows 10 support to Mac in Boot Camp update

08/13/2015, 02:08 am

Apple announced through a Support Pages document published Wednesday that the latest version of Boot Camp, which is currently rolling out to OS X Yosemite users as a system update, now comes with support for 64-bit versions of Microsoft's Windows 10 operating system.

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Apple brings native flight tracking support to iOS 9 and OS X El Capitan

08/12/2015, 05:08 pm

An unannounced feature rolling out in Apple's upcoming iOS 9 and OS X El Capitan operating systems will let users view up-to-date airline flight status, as well as a preview of projected flight paths, using specially crafted data detectors.

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Apple issues third OS X 10.10.5 beta to developers with minor changes

08/05/2015, 04:08 pm

Late on Wednesday Apple seeded a third beta of OS X 10.10.5 to developers, further paving the road for what may be the last major update of OS X Yosemite.

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Apple to patch actively exploited privilege escalation bug in OS X 10.10.5 - report

08/05/2015, 09:08 am

A recently-discovered flaw in Apple's desktop operating system that allows attackers to gain root-level access without requiring users' passwords will be reportedly be fixed in the final release of OS X 10.10.5, which is already in beta.

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IBM pushing Mac adoption in enterprise with new cloud-based IT services

08/05/2015, 09:08 am

IBM on Wednesday announced a new program that's designed to help large enterprises incorporate Macs within their existing IT infrastructures, making it easier than ever for corporations to transition to Apple's OS X platform.

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Oxeye, Minecraft's Mojang to release new Cobalt multiplayer platformer for Mac in October

08/04/2015, 01:08 pm

Cobalt, a long-gestating multiplayer action platformer jointly developed by indie studio Oxeye and Minecraft creators Mojang, is set to drop on the Mac this October alongside the Xbox and PC.

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Apple releases fourth public beta of OS X 10.11 El Capitan

08/04/2015, 01:08 pm

Apple on Tuesday provided public OS X beta testers with the fourth pre-release build of El Capitan, its forthcoming free Mac operating system update set to launch this fall.

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Active OS X 10.10 zero-day exploit installs malware without need for system passwords

08/03/2015, 09:08 pm

A week after researchers discovered a new privilege escalation zero-day vulnerability in Apple's latest version of OS X 10.10.4, an exploit has appeared allowing nefarious hackers to install adware and malware onto a target Mac without requiring system passwords.

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Apple issues sixth beta of OS X El Capitan to developers

08/03/2015, 04:08 pm

Apple on Monday released a sixth developer beta of OS X El Capitan, further refining the operating system as it rapidly approaches a fall release date.

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Macs vulnerable to same remote firmware exploits as Windows PCs, researchers find

08/03/2015, 02:08 pm

Macs can still be successfully attacked using some of the same firmware vulnerabilities affecting many Windows PCs, a new proof-of-concept worm is said to demonstrate.

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