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Topic: Mac OS X

Hands On: Keyboard Maestro 8.0.4 speeds up working on your Mac

12/10/2017, 11:12 am

The keyboard and keystroke automation tool update brings along more than 100 new and refined features.

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CrossOver 17 ships, lets Mac users run Windows versions of Microsoft Office 2016, Quicken 2017

12/07/2017, 02:12 pm

CodeWeavers has released a major update to CrossOver, a tool for running Windows application on macOS, with version 17.0.0 of the utility including support for Microsoft Office 2016 and Quicken 2017, among other improvements.

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macOS High Sierra 10.13.2 now available after a month of testing

12/06/2017, 01:12 pm

Apple is continuing the OS upgrade march it began on Saturday with a release of High Sierra 10.13.2, with improvements to compatibility for "certain" USB audio devices, and VoiceOver navigation while viewing PDFs.

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Updating to latest macOS 10.13.1 disables Apple's 'root' bug patch

12/01/2017, 08:12 pm

It appears Apple's quick fix for the recently discovered root user bug can be disabled by upgrading to macOS 10.13.1 from a previous version of the operating system, meaning users who do so are unwittingly reintroducing the glaring security hole.

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Apple reminds developers Mac apps must support 64-bit in 2018

12/01/2017, 05:12 pm

Come January 2018, new apps submitted to the Mac App Store must include 64-bit support as Apple progresses away from less efficient 32-bit code, while existing apps have until June of next year to include the same.

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Apple makes available sixth developer betas of iOS 11.2, macOS High Sierra 10.13.2

12/01/2017, 01:12 pm

Three days after the last release, Apple has issued the sixth beta releases of iOS 11.2 in conjunction with the sixth macOS High Sierra 10.13.2 beta now including a fix for the Root account generation exploit.

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Apple explains how to fix macOS High Sierra file sharing after security update breaks feature

11/29/2017, 08:11 pm

Though today's macOS High Sierra security update patched a critical root user bug, it introduced a problem that prevents Mac users from authenticating or connecting to file shares on their Mac.

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Apple issues macOS High Sierra update to fix password-less root vulnerability

11/29/2017, 11:11 am

Apple on Wednesday released a special security update for macOS High Sierra, solving a recently uncovered flaw which would let people gain root access without entering a password.

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Pixelmator Pro debuts with powerful image editing tools, machine learning tech

11/29/2017, 05:11 am

The developers behind popular image editing app Pixelmator on Tuesday released Pixelmator Pro for Mac, a new title that takes advantage of Apple APIs like Metal 2 and Core Image to deliver GPU-powered tools, machine learning features and more.

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Apple says fix incoming for macOS High Sierra root access bug

11/28/2017, 06:11 pm

Following revelations that a serious bug in macOS High Sierra allows anyone root access to Macs running Apple's latest operating system, the company on Tuesday said it is working on a fix that will be pushed out in a coming software update.

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Major vulnerability in Apple's macOS provides System Administrator access with few instructions [u]

11/28/2017, 04:11 pm

A new security flaw in macOS High Sierra has been discovered by researchers -- one that can grant users access to the system administrator account on a target machine, enabling access to the account without requiring a password.

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Fifth developer beta releases of iOS 11.2, tvOS 11.2, macOS High Sierra 10.13.2 available

11/28/2017, 01:11 pm

After a break for Thanksgiving, Apple has issued new builds of iOS 11.2, macOS High Sierra 10.13.2 and tvOS 11.2 to developers.

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Hands On: Scrivener 3.0 further refines the writing, research process on the Mac

11/26/2017, 08:11 pm

AppleInsider gets a published author to take a look at the Scrivener update, with new highlights including a much called-for rewrite of the app's Compile feature, and an interface modernization.

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'Hey Siri' may come to iMac Pro with rumored inclusion of A10 Fusion co-processor

11/19/2017, 09:11 am

The iMac Pro may have an A10 Fusion processor running it's own iOS, called BridgeOS, to handle some functions -- notably 'Hey Siri'.

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Hands On: Cardhop by Flexibits attempts to rein in the mess that Apple's Contacts can be

11/19/2017, 08:11 am

Just as Fantastical does some excellent things over and above the default Calendars application, Flexibits Cardhop delights with some new tricks beyond what Contacts can do.

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Apple seeds fourth developer beta of macOS High Sierra 10.13.2

11/16/2017, 02:11 pm

Apple on Thursday pushed out a fourth beta of macOS 10.13.2 for developers, available through the company's developer portal or as a Mac App Store update.

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Racing game Dirt Rally powerslides onto macOS, coming soon to Mac App Store

11/16/2017, 09:11 am

Feral Interactive has shipped its port of the Codemasters off-road racing game 'Dirt Rally' to macOS, bringing the simulation of driving at high speed through forests to the Mac two years after the game was originally released on other platforms.

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Video: Speed and resource testing Safari, Firefox, and Chrome on the Mac

11/15/2017, 08:11 pm

Mozilla just released their new Firefox "Quantum" browser with new features including built-in screenshots, a save-for-later feature named Pocket, and a Library that holds all of your pocket saves, bookmarks, browsing history, screenshots and downloads in one spot. AppleInsider compares the new release with Safari, and Google's Chrome.

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Firefox 57 'Quantum' for macOS released, iOS version user interface refresh coming

11/14/2017, 05:11 pm

Mozilla has wrapped up its "biggest update of code in over ten years with the release of Firefox 57 -- once called "Quantum" -- for macOS, and other platforms.

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Apogee reveals iOS and macOS-compatible Mic Plus, lands in Apple stores Wednesday

11/14/2017, 02:11 pm

Audio electronics producer Apogee has revealed the Mic Plus, a compact studio-grade cardioid microphone that can connect to both iOS devices and Mac desktops, with the professional-quality microphone going on sale in Apple stores starting from Wednesday

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