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Topic: Mac OS X

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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Watch: Final Cut Pro X still waiting for H.265 HEVC support

09/26/2017, 02:09 am

Apple's newly released macOS 10.13 High Sierra operating system supports H.265 video playback, but users looking to cut HEVC video from iPhone 8 on Final Cut Pro X will have to wait for an update.

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Apple's Safari applies differential privacy to ferret out problematic websites in macOS High Sierra

09/26/2017, 01:09 am

Alongside a new Intelligent Tracking Prevention feature designed to protect user privacy, Apple's latest Safari web browser incorporates differential privacy technology to collect user data in a bid to identify troublesome websites.

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Watch: Everything you need to know about Apple's macOS High Sierra release

09/25/2017, 07:09 pm

Apple on Monday released its latest and greatest Mac operating system, macOS 10.13 High Sierra, to users around the world. Check out what's new in this video.

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Apple updates iMovie for Mac with HEVC support

09/25/2017, 06:09 pm

Following the release of maOS 10.13 High Sierra on Monday, Apple has updated its consumer level video editing tool, iMovie, with support for High Efficiency Video Encoding, a tentpole video feature introduced alongside the company's latest hardware and software releases.

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macOS High Sierra vulnerability may let unsigned apps steal Keychain logins in plaintext

09/25/2017, 04:09 pm

Apple's macOS High Sierra contains a vulnerability that lets apps discover Keychain passwords in plaintext, though it requires victims to intentionally override built-in security, a researcher noted on Monday.

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Apple updates iBooks Author with wide color gamut support, easier Photos imports

09/25/2017, 03:09 pm

Apple on Monday issued an update to iBooks Author, its tool for building interactive e-books viewable on Mac and iOS devices -- its first such update since 2016.

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macOS High Sierra includes support for H.265 video, but Final Cut Pro users are still waiting

09/25/2017, 03:09 pm

The iPhone 8 shoots H.265 4K video, and macOS High Sierra can view it, but editors who rely on Final Cut Pro X cannot yet utilize the codec until Apple issues a highly anticipated update.

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Apple releases macOS 10.13 High Sierra with APFS, Metal 2, new Safari, Photos improvements

09/25/2017, 12:09 pm

High Sierra has arrived for all users, and brings the Apple File System to the Mac for the first time, while introducing support for a variety of other standards such as HEVC video, HEIF image encoding, and Apple's Metal 2 graphics platform supporting technology like external GPUs.

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Apple switches from Bing to Google as default search platform in Siri, iOS Search, and Mac's Spotlight

09/25/2017, 12:09 pm

Apple is switching from Microsoft's Bing to Google as the default Web search provider for Siri, iOS Search, and Spotlight on the Mac, the company announced on Monday.

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High Sierra validates Mac firmware weekly, alerts users to possible security issues

09/25/2017, 09:09 am

A new routine in High Sierra runs automatically weekly and checks the firmware of the Mac that is installed on to check for modifications that may jeopardize the security of the machine.

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Apple issues Safari 11 update for macOS Sierra & OS X El Capitan

09/19/2017, 03:09 pm

Though it's included by default with the upcoming macOS High Sierra, Apple on Tuesday released Safari 11 for macOS Sierra and OS X El Capitan, giving people early access to the finished browser's features.

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Hands On: Mellel 4 targets Mac and iPad Microsoft Word users with indexing and outlining

09/17/2017, 01:09 pm

The popular but niche word processor chiefly used by academics and technical authors has just been updated, with 95 new features.

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Apple issues golden master of macOS High Sierra ahead of public launch Sept. 25

09/14/2017, 01:09 pm

Just a few weeks before macOS High Sierra officially launches, Apple has issued a golden master candidate build to developers and public beta testers, signifying that the anticipated Mac update is almost ready for the masses.

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Apple's macOS High Sierra coming Sept. 25, watchOS 4 & tvOS 11 due Sept. 19

09/12/2017, 04:09 pm

Apple on Tuesday revealed that macOS High Sierra will officially launch on Sept. 25, while two other anticipated software updates, watchOS 4 and tvOS 11, will arrive alongside iOS 11 on Sept. 19.

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Spotify drops Web streaming for users of Apple's Safari browser

09/08/2017, 12:09 pm

Streaming music service Spotify has apparently dropped access to its Web Player for users of Apple's Safari, despite it continuing to work on Chrome, Edge, Firefox, and Opera.

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Microsoft launches My Workspace Office 365 toolbar for Apple's macOS

09/08/2017, 12:09 pm

Microsoft this week debuted a new tool for Office 365 users on the Mac, bringing quick access to apps, files and information to the macOS menu bar.

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Google Drive's Backup & Sync app adds support for APFS in macOS High Sierra

09/07/2017, 01:09 pm

Google has made a small but crucial update to the Google Drive Backup and Sync client for the Mac, introducing Apple File System compatibility for systems running macOS High Sierra.

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Apple's eGPU work in High Sierra is impressive, but six more months will make it better

09/04/2017, 01:09 pm

Looking at late betas of Apple's eGPU support in High Sierra, Apple has come a long way, and has made some of the technology changes and fixes that it needs for widest possible adoption -- but it's not quite there yet for the entirety of the Mac user base.

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