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Topic: Mac OS X

Hidden "Drop Box" feature in Mac OS X Lion lets you sync files across Macs

11/02/2011, 05:11 pm

While Apple advertises iCloud's 'Documents in the Cloud' service as a way of keeping iWork files in sync across devices, its been discovered that Mac OS X Lion users can also leverage the service to sync all types of files across multiple Macs.

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New Mac OS X Trojan horse hijacks GPU, steals user data

10/31/2011, 07:10 pm

A new Trojan horse hidden in a Mac OS X application can steal sensitive user data and take control of the computer’s GPU to generate Bitcoins, a form of currency used online.

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Internal testing of Mac OS X 10.8 increases at Apple

10/31/2011, 01:10 pm

Only months after Lion, the latest version of Mac OS X, was publicly released, evidence continues to grow that Apple is hard at work on the next version of its Mac operating system.

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Apple updates Thunderbolt software, Aperture and printer drivers

10/27/2011, 08:10 pm

Following Wednesday's slew of software updates, Apple on Thursday issued a second Thunderbolt software update, alongside new HP and Epson printer drivers and a minor update to Aperture.

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Fake Adobe Flash malware seeks to disable Mac OS X anti-malware protection

10/19/2011, 06:10 pm

A new version of an existing Trojan Horse posing as a legitimate Flash Player installer (named “Flashback.A” by a security firm) is designed to disable updates to the default Mac OS X anti-malware protection system, potentially leaving the system open to the manual installation of other malware without any system warnings.

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Apple issues Mac OS X 10.7.2 update with iCloud support

10/12/2011, 01:10 pm

Apple's iCloud roll-out on Wednesday also features an update to its Lion operating system in the form of Mac OS X 10.7.2, bringing support for new cloud-based services like syncing, Back to My Mac, and Find My Mac.

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Mac OS X Lion and iTunes to get iCloud updates ahead of iOS

10/08/2011, 04:10 pm

Mac OS X Lion and iTunes users next week will reportedly gain access to Apple's new iCloud software a day or so prior to the launch of iOS 5.

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Sales of Apple's Mac OS X 10.7 Lion top 6M, 80% more than Snow Leopard

10/04/2011, 01:10 pm

Apple on Tuesday revealed that Mac OS X 10.7 Lion is its best-selling operating system yet, with sales having reached 6 million since it launched in July.

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Clone Mac maker Psystar loses to Apple in attempted court appeal

09/29/2011, 03:09 pm

Psystar, a company that previously gained notoriety for building custom computers with hacked copies of Apple's Mac OS X operating system installed, lost an appeal in court this week, perhaps signaling an end to the lengthy saga.

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New Mac OS X Trojan disguises itself as Adobe Flash installer

09/27/2011, 10:09 am

A new Mac OS X Trojan Horse called "Flashback" attempts to trick users into installing it by appearing as Adobe's Flash Player installer package.

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Apple erases emerging Mac OS X trojan via malware definition update

09/26/2011, 03:09 pm

Chinese malware targeting Mac users wasn't actually functional, but Apple has squashed the exploit anyway by delivering a malware definition update that flags the Trojan Horse as being malicious when users try to open it.

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Given a choice, 46% of Citrix employees picked Macs

09/26/2011, 01:09 pm

As an increasing number of Information Technology departments allow employees to choose what devices to use, a big percentage are picking Apple gear. Citrix reports that about 460 of a thousand workers in its program selected Macs.

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Researchers discover PDF malware that targets Apple's Mac OS X

09/23/2011, 05:09 pm

A new piece of malware which disguises itself as a PDF download and could give hackers remote access to a computer has been discovered as a potential threat to Mac users.

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Apple supplies developers new build of Mac OS X 10.7.2 ahead of iCloud launch

09/22/2011, 02:09 pm

As Apple moves forward toward the upcoming launch of iCloud, a new beta of Mac OS X 10.7.2 was supplied to developers on Thursday with no known issues.

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Unreal Engine 3 will power next-gen games for Apple's Mac OS X

09/20/2011, 11:09 pm

Epic Games has released a new version of its Unreal Development Kit Beta that includes a preview of Mac OS X support for the toolset that will help power the next generation of Mac gaming.

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Mac App Store updated to warn users before re-buying software

09/16/2011, 03:09 pm

Apple has updated its Mac App Store to warn users who already bought and installed an application outside of the App Store if they attempt to buy it again through the digital download service.

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Apple clarifies Thunderbolt Display will not daisy chain Cinema Display

09/16/2011, 02:09 pm

Apple has posted a support document describing compatibility between recent Macs and multiple Thunderbolt Displays, and also notes that previous DisplayPort screens will not work when attached to the Thunderbolt port of its new display.

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Apple issues new iCloud-equipped build of Mac OS X 10.7.2 to developers

09/16/2011, 03:09 pm

Apple on Friday supplied developers with yet another beta build of Mac OS X 10.7.2 as it moves closer to releasing the update for Lion with support for iCloud integration.

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Apple open to restoring axed MobileMe features in iCloud

09/12/2011, 05:09 pm

Apple hasn't completely ruled out the return of features like iDisk and System preference syncing from eventually reemerging as part of its iCloud service, representatives for the company's new chief executive are telling customers.

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Apple seeds new Mac OS X 10.7.2 beta with built-in iCloud support

09/11/2011, 10:09 pm

Apple on Sunday seeded Mac OS X 10.7.2 beta to developers with support for the beta version of iCloud incorporated directly into the build.

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