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Topic: Mac OS X

Adobe splits Lightroom photo workflow software into cloud-based & 'Classic' versions

10/18/2017, 12:10 pm

Adobe on Wednesday revealed major changes to Lightroom CC, its professional workflow tool for photographers, spinning it off into separate cloud-based and "Classic" versions.

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Apple issues third macOS 10.13.1 High Sierra beta to developers

10/17/2017, 06:10 pm

Hot on the heels of Monday's slate of beta software releases, Apple on Tuesday issued a third beta version of macOS 10.13.1 High Sierra to developers for testing.

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Pesky iMessage delay bug persists for some in Apple's macOS High Sierra

10/17/2017, 12:10 pm

A bug affecting a number of macOS High Sierra users can result in significant delays for receipt of iMessages and text messages, as well as a lack of notifications from an iPhone or Apple Watch for the same messages. At the moment, the only fixes appear to be disabling messages, or rolling back to macOS Sierra.

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Why you want a macOS home server, and how to get one going

10/14/2017, 03:10 pm

Sure, you can get a network attached storage device, or rely on somebody's cloud -- but, I've run a Mac-based home server for a very long time. Why have I kept one running, and why should you start one? Read on.

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Nvidia GeForce Now beta goes live, delivers high-end gaming to Mac

10/13/2017, 05:10 pm

Announced at CES in January, Nvidia's GeForce Now cloud-based gaming service went live in beta form on Friday, promising users the ability to play graphically intensive games on their Mac, including PC-only titles.

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Feral Interactive will ship driving simulation game 'Dirt Rally' on macOS later this year

10/10/2017, 02:10 pm

Feral Interactive is bringing the Codemasters off-road racing game 'Dirt Rally' to macOS later this year, two years after its initial release on other platforms, with the port of the rally simulation title being developed with support for Metal 2, Apple's updated graphics API.

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How to record your whole macOS screen, or a portion of it, with QuickTime Player

10/09/2017, 03:10 pm

Apple has included an incredibly easy to use screen recorder with macOS High Sierra, contained inside the QuickTime Player utility. AppleInsider shows you how to use it.

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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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