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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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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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