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Topic: Mac OS X

Apple working on software to detect and remove Flashback trojan

04/10/2012, 09:04 pm

Apple revealed on Tuesday that it is currently developing software to detect and remove the Flashback malware that has infected an estimated 600,000 Macs worldwide.

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Apple issues second OS X Java update this week

04/06/2012, 12:04 am

Apple on Thursday rolled out its second Java update for OS X in less than a week via Software Update.

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'Flashback' trojan estimated to have infected 600K Macs worldwide

04/05/2012, 01:04 am

A trojan horse named "Flashback" that surfaced last year is believed to have created a botnet including more than 600,000 infected Macs around the world, with more than half of them in the U.S. alone.

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Inside OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion: Reminders app adds geofence location alerts

03/30/2012, 06:03 pm

The new Reminders app in OS X Mountain Lion, borrowed from iOS 5, will also bring "geofence," location-based reminders to the desktop using opt-in location tracking.

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OS X Lion tested with unreleased Intel Core i7 Ivy Bridge chip

03/23/2012, 03:03 pm

A modified version of OS X 10.7.3 has been tested with an unreleased Intel Core i7 Ivy Bridge chip, giving a first indication of how Apple's next-generation Macs will perform.

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Double-resolution icons in OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion hint at Retina Macs

03/23/2012, 09:03 am

More evidence that high-resolution Retina display Macs are in Apple's near future has been discovered in an early developer build of OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion.

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Apple serves up first beta of OS X Lion 10.7.4 to developers

03/16/2012, 07:03 pm

Apple has asked its Mac developers to begin testing Mac OS X Lion 10.7.4 build 11E27 -- the first external beta of the company's fourth maintenance release to its current Lion operating system.

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Apple releases OS X Mountain Lion Developer Preview 2

03/16/2012, 04:03 pm

Apple has released to developers its second developer preview of OS X Mountain Lion, one month after making the initial build available.

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Apple preparing for first external betas of OS X 10.7.4

03/12/2012, 03:03 pm

Apple is wrapping up work on its next performance and maintenance update for the Lion operating system, as OS X 10.7.4 will soon make its way to developers for testing.

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Apple releases Safari 5.1.4 with up to 11% faster JavaScript performance

03/12/2012, 12:03 pm

Apple on Monday released a maitenance and security update for its Safari Web browser that promises up to an 11 percent Javascript performance boost over the previous version, in addition to delivery roughly a dozen other enhancements.

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Inside OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion: Safari 5.2 offers to set up local Internet accounts

03/05/2012, 06:03 pm

When users log into web accounts (such as Google) in Safari and opt to save their account login, the browser will now offer to also configure local native apps, including Mail, Calendar, Contacts, Messages and Notes, in this summer's release of OS X Mountain Lion, leveraging the same easy account setup pioneered by iOS.

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Mac OS X Lion update resolves Time Machine issue

03/05/2012, 05:03 pm

Apple on Monday released an update for Mac OS X 10.7.3 which resolves an issue that some users faced when restoring their Mac from a Time Machine backup.

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New low level JavaScript interpreter to boost WebKit performance more than 200%

03/01/2012, 07:03 pm

Apple's WebKit JavaScriptCore is now a "triple tier virtual machine," offering the potential for 2-2.5 times faster JavaScript performance in Safari.

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Inside OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion: Safari 5.2 adds privacy settings, website alerts

03/01/2012, 12:03 pm

Safari gets a minor overhaul in this summer's release of OS X Mountain Lion, offering a new website passwords browser, new privacy settings, and a new feature that allows websites to send alerts to the Notifications Center.

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Inside OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion: Safari 5.2 gets a simplified user interface with new sharing features

02/29/2012, 08:02 pm

Safari gets a minor overhaul in this summer's release of OS X Mountain Lion, offering a cleaner, smarter user interface with a unified search and location field and new sharing features.

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Inside OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion: a Preview of how Apple is improving file renaming

02/28/2012, 11:02 am

Along with integrated support for iCloud, this summer's release of OS X Mountain Lion rethinks the document title bar to enable changing file names, and also (finally!) adds file name editing to open and save dialogs.

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Apple introduces Developer ID ahead of Mountain Lion's Gatekeeper

02/27/2012, 07:02 pm

In an email sent out on Monday, Apple invited developers to prepare their software for OS X Mountain Lion by joining the Developer ID program, which will allow for apps to run on a Mac or iOS device that is protected by the upcoming Gatekeeper anti-malware system.

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Inside OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion: a Preview of how Apple is enhancing the file system with iCloud

02/27/2012, 07:02 pm

Preview, Apple's simple, utilitarian image and PDF viewer, offers insight into how the company plans to deeply integrate iCloud into apps and simplify and improve file management in general in this summer's release of OS X Mountain Lion.

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Inside OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion: a Preview of how Apple plans to revamp the toolbar

02/24/2012, 02:02 pm

Preview, Apple's simple, utilitarian image and PDF viewer, offers insight into how the company plans to change the standard toolbar in this summer's release of OS X Mountain Lion, organizing actions more efficiently and adding a context sensitive, iWork-style Format Bar.

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Inside OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion: Share Sheets put AirDrop, Twitter, Vimeo sharing everywhere

02/23/2012, 11:02 pm

Share Sheet icons throughout OS X Mountain Lion make it easy to share documents via AirDrop, Twitter, Mail, Messages, Flickr or Vimeo, and perform other context sensitive shortcut actions, such as setting an account picture

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