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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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Apple seeds second OS X 10.10.5 Yosemite beta to developers with minor changes

07/30/2015, 06:07 pm

Apple on Thursday released a second beta build of its upcoming OS X 10.10.5 Yosemite update to developers for testing, including what appears to be only minor tweaks and bug fixes.

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Apple provides public beta testers with third build of OS X 10.11 El Capitan

07/29/2015, 03:07 pm

Members of Apple's OS X public beta program can now download the third pre-release build of OS X 10.11 El Capitan, the company's forthcoming Mac operating system update.

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Apple releases fifth OS X 10.11 El Capitan beta to developers [u]

07/27/2015, 07:07 pm

Apple on Monday issued the fifth OS X 10.11 El Capitan beta to developers for testing ahead of an expected release later this fall.

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Leak reveals Parallels Desktop 11 will support Windows 10's Cortana across OS X

07/27/2015, 03:07 pm

The next version of Parallels' Desktop for Mac virtualization software will improve its Windows 10 support, enabling Cortana voice commands at any time -- as long as Windows is still running in the background, according to a leaked product page.

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Apple celebrates 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act with App Store collection

07/23/2015, 06:07 pm

Observing 25 years of the U.S. Americans with Disabilities Act, Apple is profiling a collection of accessibility apps expressly designed to accommodate users with vision, hearing, speech, physical and motor skills or learning and literacy issues.

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Apple releases first public beta of upcoming OS X 10.10.5 update

07/16/2015, 11:07 am

Apple on Thursday released the first public beta of OS X 10.10.5, following quickly on the heels of a matching developer beta, which was issued on Tuesday.

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Mozilla adds every version of Flash to default Firefox blocklist

07/14/2015, 01:07 pm

Firefox users awoke Tuesday to an update that blocks every version of Adobe's Flash Player from running in the popular open-source browser, a victory for information security efforts following the unprecedented disclosure of numerous critical Flash vulnerabilities.

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It's time to uninstall Adobe's Flash from your Mac - here's how

07/13/2015, 09:07 am

The recent tidal wave of critical vulnerabilities in Adobe's Flash Player has prompted many security professionals to call for the much-maligned software's demise, and we agree. AppleInsider shows you how to uninstall Flash from your Mac, and what to do if you can't live without it.

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Supplemental update for El Capitan beta fixes problems with 32-bit apps

07/10/2015, 03:07 pm

Just one day after launching a public beta of the operating system, Apple has released a "Supplemental Update" for OS X El Capitan, fixing a bug that could cause some 32-bit apps to crash.

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Apple's public betas of iOS 9, OS X El Capitan are now available [u]

07/09/2015, 01:07 pm

Apple on Thursday launched the first public betas of OS X El Capitan and iOS 9, giving the public an early glance at the operating systems before they officially debut this fall.

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Microsoft releases all-new Office 2016 for Mac to Office 365 subscribers

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.

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Flash Player update closes vulnerability identified by Hacking Team

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.

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Apple adds TRIM support for aftermarket SSDs in OS X 10.10.4

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.

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GarageBand 10.1 for Mac adds Force Touch, Apple Music Connect publishing [u]

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]

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Apple releases OS X 10.10.4 with Mail, Photos improvements, 'discoveryd' fix

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.

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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.

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Adobe addresses new 'actively exploited' critical vulnerability in Flash, users urged to update

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.

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