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Topic: Mac OS X

Apple releases OS X Yosemite Developer Preview 6, Xcode 6 beta 6

08/18/2014, 01:08 pm

Apple on Monday issued its sixth beta releases of OS X Yosemite and Xcode 6 to developers for testing ahead of their scheduled launches this fall, though no new beta of iOS 8 was released.

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Apple releases Safari 6.1.6 and Safari 7.0.6 with security improvements

08/13/2014, 05:08 pm

Apple on Wednesday rolled out updated versions of its Safari Web browser for OS X, bringing fixes for WebKit corruption issues and other security concerns.

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Oculus VR adds Mac OS X support to new Oculus Rift virtual reality SDK

08/12/2014, 03:08 pm

Facebook-owned virtual reality startup Oculus VR on Tuesday announced the availability of version 0.4.1 of its software development kit, bringing developer support for the popular headgear to Apple's desktop operating system.

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Skype temporarily ends support for Macs running OS X 10.5.8 and below [u]

08/07/2014, 11:08 pm

Confirming reports that Skype no longer works with older versions of Apple's OS X, Microsoft on Thursday announced it has ended support for Macs running OS X 10.5.8 Leopard or earlier in Skype's most recent version, though a Leopard-specific variant is on the way.

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First look: Autodesk's SketchBook Pro 7 for OS X

08/06/2014, 08:08 am

Autodesk on Wednesday launched SketchBook Pro 7, the latest version of the company's easy-to-use -- yet feature-rich -- desktop drawing app with new tools, animation options, layer editor enhancements and more.

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Apple notifies developers of ongoing iCloud Drive maintenance, reminds to perform routine backups

08/05/2014, 08:08 pm

Apple on Tuesday sent out emails to developers using OS X 10.10 Yosemite Preview builds, warning them to perform regular backups as the company performs ongoing maintenance of iCloud services, including iCloud Drive.

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Adobe publishes how-to guide for migrating from Apple's Aperture to Lightroom

08/04/2014, 06:08 pm

Taking advantage of Apple's decision to discontinue both Aperture and iPhoto in favor of the upcoming OS X Yosemite app "Photos," Adobe on Monday released a quick reference guide to migrating image files from Apple's program to Lightroom.

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Apple seeds fifth beta versions of iOS 8, OS X Yosemite to developers

08/04/2014, 01:08 pm

Apple on Monday made iOS 8 beta 5 and OS X Yosemite Developer Preview 5 available to registered developers, bringing bug fixes and stability improvements to the company's next-generation operating systems.

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Shazam launches Mac app with always-on listening mode

07/31/2014, 03:07 am

Popular music, TV and ad recognition app Shazam made its way to the Mac on Wednesday with a new app that operates in background to serve up instant matches, with one-click access to lyrics, music videos and iTunes purchasing.

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Apple issues first OS X 10.9.5 Mavericks beta to developers with Safari seeds in tow

07/30/2014, 04:07 pm

Apple on Wednesday pushed out to developers the first beta of the upcoming OS X 10.9.5 Mavericks maintenance update alongside new builds of Safari 7.0.6 and 6.0.6.

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Russian government asks Apple to hand over source code amid spying concerns

07/30/2014, 11:07 am

Russia's Ministry of Communications and Mass Media has suggested that Apple should open its source code for government inspection to ensure that the iPhone maker is not complicit in enabling U.S. intelligence services to spy on the world's largest country.

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Apple, Inc's double digit U.S. Mac growth contradicts IDC & Gartner reports of a Mac sales slump

07/26/2014, 11:07 pm

Apple reported "strong double digit growth" in its Mac sales in the U.S., directly contradicting the earlier estimates published by IDC and Gartner that stated Apple's U.S. Mac sales fell year-over-year in the June quarter and calling into question the legitimacy of market estimates that the tech media uncritically presents as factual.

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Public beta launch nearly doubles OS X 10.10 Yosemite adoption despite download issues

07/25/2014, 08:07 pm

The share of Mac-based Web traffic generated by Apple's OS X 10.10 Yosemite doubled since the company released a beta version to the public on Thursday, though some users are seeing problems downloading the next-generation operating system.

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Apple makes first OS X Yosemite public beta available on the Mac App Store

07/24/2014, 01:07 pm

Members of Apple's OS X beta testing program can now use redemption codes to download the public beta of Yosemite, the next-generation Mac operating system set to debut this fall.

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Apple issues new Safari betas for OS X Mavericks, Mountain Lion with minor changes

07/24/2014, 01:07 am

Apple late Wednesday seeded to developers new builds of Safari 7.1 for OS X 10.9 Mavericks and Safari 6.2 for OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion, asking developers focus on credit card and password autofill features.

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Apple to release first public beta of OS X Yosemite on Thursday

07/23/2014, 09:07 am

The first public beta of Apple's forthcoming OS X 10.10 software update, known as Yosemite, will become available to download on Thursday, July 24 for testing ahead of its scheduled release this fall.

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OS X Yosemite Preview 4 brings redesigned Calculator, updated Dark Mode

07/21/2014, 04:07 pm

Alongside a host of bug fixes, the latest developer preview of Apple's next-generation desktop operating system brought a few small but noticeable visual tweaks to some of OS X's oldest components.

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Apple pushes fourth betas of iOS 8, OS X Yosemite to developers

07/21/2014, 01:07 pm

Apple on Monday provided registered developers with a new round of betas for its forthcoming desktop and mobile operating systems, releasing both OS X Yosemite Preview 4 and iOS 8 Beta 4 as over-the-wire updates.

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Adobe Camera Raw and DNG Converter release candidates bring new camera support, bug fixes

07/18/2014, 02:07 am

Adobe on Thursday announced availability of release candidates for the upcoming Camera Raw 8.6 and DNG Converter 8.6, with the software bringing improvements to image processing and conversion for Photoshop CC users.

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Apple launches developer blog for new Swift programming language

07/11/2014, 03:07 pm

Apple's march toward transparency continued on Friday with the launch of the Swift Blog, a new developer-focused blog covering the Swift programming language introduced by the company at WWDC.

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