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Topic: Mac OS X

OS X 10.7.4 Lion update fixes FileVault bug, includes Safari 5.1.6 [u]

05/09/2012, 04:05 pm

Apple on Wednesday released OS X 10.7.4, the latest update to the company's Lion operating system which brings various improvements including a fix for a recently-exposed FileVault bug.

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Reported AppleCare training points to June Mountain Lion launch

05/08/2012, 06:05 pm

The EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa) division of AppleCare is allegedly hiring and training new staff on certain aspects of Apple's upcoming OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion, possibly hinting that a release date is soon to arrive.

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FileVault security hole discovered in OS X Lion 10.7.3

05/07/2012, 12:05 pm

Apple's legacy FileVault Mac encryption system in OS X 10.7.3 has a security flaw that could allow malicious users to access stored passwords.

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Apple seeds new OS X 10.7.4 build to developers

05/01/2012, 07:05 pm

Apple seeded the latest 11E53 builds of OS X Lion and Lion Server with no known issues on Tuesday, possibly signaling an imminent release of the forthcoming maintenance update.

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Apple pushes out updates for iLife iOS apps

05/01/2012, 07:05 pm

Apple on Tuesday rolled out updates for the iOS versions of iPhoto, Garageband, iMovie and Cards to squash a number of bugs and add add performance improvements and features.

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Flashback OS X malware estimated to net authors $10K per day

05/01/2012, 10:05 am

The malware known as "Flashback" that was believed to have infected hundreds of thousands of Macs may have paid out as much as $10,000 a day to its authors.

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Apple urges developers to get Developer IDs ahead of Gatekeeper launch

04/30/2012, 04:04 pm

With the expected summer release of OS X Mountain Lion just a few months away, Apple on Monday sent out a mass email to Mac developers urging them to apply for a Developer ID in preparation for the new operating system's Gatekeeper security system.

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Oracle releases first Java Development Kit and JavaFX SDK for Mac OS X

04/27/2012, 02:04 pm

One and a half years after Apple announced the depreciation of its edition of Java for the Mac platform, Oracle has announced the availability of its own Java Development Kit and JavaFX Software Development Kit for Mac users.

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One in five Macs harboring Windows malware - report

04/24/2012, 10:04 am

Windows malware is so prevalent that a new study has found it quietly present on 20 percent of Macs, dwarfing the number of Apple machines infected with actual OS X malware.

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Apple seeds fourth build of OS X 10.7.4 Lion with no known issues

04/24/2012, 08:04 am

Apple this week seeded its developer community with the fourth build of OS X 10.7.4, the upcoming maintenance update for its Lion operating system.

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Flashback discoverer bucks claims of malware's decline

04/20/2012, 05:04 pm

In a status report released on Friday, the Russian security firm that first discovered the Flashback trojan disagrees with recent findings from Symantec and Kaspersky Labs, warning that the number of machines affected by the malware is not declining.

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Kaspersky says Mac Flashback infections have dropped to 30K

04/19/2012, 12:04 pm

Flashback infections have plummeted since Apple released a tool to stop the Trojan, but a security firm has cautioned that more malware could be on the horizon.

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Apple encouraging iCloud upgrades with free Snow Leopard for MobileMe users

04/19/2012, 01:04 am

In an effort to push customers toward iCloud ahead of shuttering its MobileMe service, Apple has reportedly begun offering free copies of OS X Snow Leopard to MobileMe users still on the older Leopard version.

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Apple issues Xcode 4.4 Developer Preview 3

04/18/2012, 09:04 pm

Apple on Wednesday included a beta version of Xcode 4.4 for developers alongside releases of OS X Mountain Lion 10.8 and Safari 5.2

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Apple releases OS X Mountain Lion Developer Preview 3

04/18/2012, 04:04 pm

Apple on Wednesday supplied developers with the third preview build of OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion, giving developers a chance to test out the latest version of the prerelease software.

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Latest Mac trojan spreads through Microsoft Word documents

04/16/2012, 08:04 am

A new version of a backdoor trojan for Apple's OS X operating system takes advantage of an exploit in Microsoft Word to spread.

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Apple releases Flashback removal tool

04/13/2012, 10:04 pm

Coming on the heels of its Thursday Java update, Apple has released a separate program to remove the so-called Flashback trojan that has affected over 600,000 Macs worldwide.

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Apple seeds third OS X 10.7.4 beta to developers

04/13/2012, 07:04 pm

Apple on Friday seeded the new OS X 10.7.4 build 11E46, asking developers to focus on the App Store, graphics, mail, QuickTime, screen sharing and Time Machine.

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App developers ask Apple to fix Radar bug reporting tool

04/13/2012, 06:04 pm

An online petition signed by over 350 iOS and Mac app developers is asking Apple to fix its bug reporting tool called Radar, one of the only avenues through which software makers can communicate with the company.

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Apple Java update removes Flashback malware

04/12/2012, 04:04 pm

Apple on Thursday released a software update to remove Flashback, the most notorious Mac trojan to date, which reportedly affected some 600,000 Macs worldwide.

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