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Topic: Mac OS X

Skype for Mac 7.0 launches with new mobile-inspired look, 64-bit support, improved chat & file sharing

10/09/2014, 12:10 pm

Microsoft on Thursday launched a redesigned version 7.0 of its popular Skype chat application for Mac OS X, making it a 64-bit application, introducing a new file transfer presentation with inline images, and much more.

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Apple seeds new OS X Server 4.0 preview for testing ahead of OS X Yosemite launch

10/08/2014, 07:10 pm

Apple on Wednesday released to developers a new version of OS X Server 4.0 carrying improvements to previously announced features, including SMB3 file sharing and new management options for devices running iOS 8 and OS X Yosemite.

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Apple seeds second OS X 10.10 Yosemite, Xcode 6.1 golden master builds to developers

10/07/2014, 04:10 pm

After issuing the second iOS 8.1 beta on Tuesday, Apple released updated golden master candidates for OS X 10.10 Yosemite and Xcode 6.1 to developers for testing ahead of an expected launch later this month.

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'iWorm' malware controls Macs via Reddit, more than 17K affected

10/03/2014, 06:10 pm

Security researchers recently discovered that more than 17,000 Macs around the world have been infected by a new OS X malware threat called "iWorm," which at one point used Reddit.com as a go-between to cull user data, perform various system actions and execute Lua scripts.

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Belkin unveils Thunderbolt 2 Express Dock HD for Apple's Macs

10/01/2014, 08:10 am

Major Apple accessory maker Belkin on Tuesday announced the Thunderbolt 2 Express Dock HD, a Thunderbolt 2-equipped successor to the company's original Thunderbolt Express Dock that allows users to connect up to eight additional devices to their Mac with a single cable.

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Apple calls for OS X Yosemite app submissions ahead of launch

09/30/2014, 09:09 pm

In a letter to developers on Tuesday, Apple requested app submissions for its upcoming OS X 10.10 Yosemite launch, noting software built with the Swift programming language can be submitted to the Mac App Store via the latest Xcode 6.1 golden master seed.

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Apple provides golden master candidate of OS X Yosemite to developers

09/30/2014, 01:09 pm

In a sign that the next-generation Mac operating system is near release to the public, Apple on Tuesday released a golden master candidate of OS X Yosemite to developers for testing.

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Apple releases bash patch to plug 'Shellshock' security flaw in OS X Mavericks, Mountain Lion, Lion

09/29/2014, 05:09 pm

As promised, Apple on Monday issued OS X bash Update 1.0 for OS X Mavericks, Mountain Lion and Lion, targeting the recently discovered "Shellshock" security flaw originating in the bash UNIX shell.

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Apple says most customers not vulnerable to 'shellshock,' patch coming for advanced users

09/26/2014, 09:09 am

Apple on Friday sought to calm OS X users who feared their computers may be at risk from a widespread vulnerability in popular UNIX command interpreter bash -- which is included in Apple's UNIX-based desktop operating system -- saying that most consumers are not at risk, while advanced users will receive a patch in the coming days.

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Apple announces 'AirDrop Test Fest' to flush out issues ahead of OS X 10.10 Yosemite release

09/24/2014, 06:09 pm

In a note sent out to developers on Wednesday, Apple invited AppleSeed members to participate in a "test fest" focusing on AirDrop functionality in OS X 10.10 Yosemite, which bakes in compatibility with devices running iOS 8.

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Adobe releases Photoshop and Premiere Elements 13 for Mac with new editing tools

09/24/2014, 12:09 am

Adobe on Wednesday unveiled the latest versions of Photoshop Elements and Premiere Elements, bringing a number of enhancements to its consumer level photo and video editing software including a constantly updated tutorials portal.

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Apple releases OS X 10.9.5 Mavericks with reliability enhancements, includes Safari 7.0.6

09/17/2014, 08:09 pm

Apple on Wednesday released the latest OS X 10.9 Mavericks maintenance update, which includes Safari version 7.0.6, with fixes for VPN reliability and file access from SMB servers.

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Apple releases new OS X Yosemite betas for developers, public beta participants

09/15/2014, 02:09 pm

With the next version of Apple's flagship desktop operating system nearing release, new preview versions of OS X Yosemite were seeded to both registered Mac developers as well as participants of the public beta program.

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Apple Watch, AirDrop, iBeacon & Continuity coax advanced features from Bluetooth & WiFi

09/15/2014, 04:09 am

Over the past few years, Apple has released a series of OS technologies that connect devices using Bluetooth, WiFi or a combination of the two wireless technologies. Here's how the new Apple Watch--as well as AirDrop, iBeacon and the new Continuity features of iOS 8 and OS X Yosemite--work to deliver simple, efficient and fast wireless connectivity, in marked contrast to Google's rival efforts for Android.

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VMWare releases Fusion 7 with support for OS X Yosemite and Retina optimization

09/03/2014, 12:09 pm

Virtualization firm VMWare on Wednesday announced the availability of VMWare Fusion 7, the latest release of its popular consumer virtualization package that brings compatibility with Apple's upcoming OS X Yosemite as well as better performance.

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Apple issues first iCloud for Windows beta with iCloud Drive support

09/02/2014, 05:09 pm

Apple on Tuesday sent AppleSeed program members invitations to download and test a new beta version of iCloud for Windows that includes access to the company's upcoming iCloud Drive feature.

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Apple releases 7th preview of OS X Yosemite to developers

09/02/2014, 01:09 pm

The next version of Apple's desktop operating system drew closer to release on Tuesday as the company pushed OS X Yosemite Developer Preview 7 to registered Apple developers.

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Apple releases OS X Yosemite Public Beta 2, new iTunes 12 beta for testing

08/21/2014, 01:08 pm

Apple on Thursday provided members of its public beta program the second test build of OS X Yosemite, while a new build of iTunes 12 for Yosemite is also available.

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Intuit releases redesigned Quicken 2015 for Mac, first new version in 7 years

08/21/2014, 09:08 am

Financial software firm Intuit on Thursday released Quicken 2015 for Mac, the first new version of the company's flagship personal finance and accounting suite to make its way to Apple's desktop platform in over seven years.

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Apple releases Safari 7.1 and 6.2, OS X Server 3.2 betas to developers

08/20/2014, 08:08 pm

Apple on Wednesday seeded the latest Safari 7.1 and 6.2 beta 3 builds and OS X Server 3.2 to developers, asking testers to focus on AutoFill, Smart Search and extensions, among other new features.

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