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Topic: Mac OS X

Web stats indicate Mac OS X Lion still growing very fast

11/11/2011, 07:11 pm

Contradicting a report by advertising network Chitika describing Mac OS X Lion as stagnating, web analytics firm Net Applications reports Apple's latest OS has already taken a 30 percent share of the active Mac installed base in just over three months.

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OS X Lion growth stagnates at 16% Mac market share

11/11/2011, 06:11 pm

The adoption rate of Mac OS X 10.7 Lion has seen a drastic slowdown after enjoying strong initial sales and is only running on 16% of Macs, giving it the third largest install base behind Snow Leopard and Leopard.

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Apple releases iAd Producer 2.0, Java updates

11/08/2011, 11:11 pm

Apple on Tuesday released the 2.0 version of its iAd producer software, as well as Java updates for Mac OS X Snow Leopard and Lion users.

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Apple's iCloud seen leading to gadgets 'we haven't thought of yet'

11/08/2011, 04:11 pm

After meeting with members of Apple's leadership, investment bank Barclays said this week it believes the company's iCloud is the most significant service introduction since iTunes, paving the way for the company to introduce products that don't yet exist.

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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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