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Topic: Mac OS X

Apple launches new, experimental Safari Technology Preview browser for developers

03/30/2016, 01:03 pm

Apple on Wednesday launched a new developer-focused, experimental version of Safari for Mac, offering a sneak preview of features that may soon come to the browser for OS X and iOS.

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OS X 10.11.4 hidden framework hints Apple could rebrand it as 'macOS'

03/30/2016, 08:03 am

Following the naming conventions of iOS, watchOS and tvOS, Apple's Mac operating system could soon return to the name "macOS," if code spotted in the latest release of El Capitan is to be believed.

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Mac owners unable to log in to Messages, FaceTime after OS X 10.11.4 El Capitan update

03/23/2016, 06:03 pm

A number of Mac owners are experiencing issues with iMessage and FaceTime logins after upgrading to the latest version of OS X 10.11.4 El Capitan released Monday, with evidence suggesting a bug in the apps' account activation system.

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Apple releases finished OS X 10.11.4 with Live Photos, Notes & iBooks improvements

03/21/2016, 03:03 pm

Apple on Monday released the completed version of the OS X 10.11.4 update for El Capitan, introducing Live Photos support in Messages and AirDrop, and individually encrypted items in Notes.

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Apple supplies 7th beta of OS X 10.11.4 with support for Live Photos in Messages

03/15/2016, 01:03 pm

With less than a week to go before Apple's highly anticipated media presentation, Apple has provided developers and public testers with the seventh pre-release beta of OS X 10.11.4, a forthcoming update to El Capitan that will bring new features including encrypted Notes and support for Live Photos.

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Adobe's Experience Design CC for Mac looks to simplify app, Web UX and prototyping

03/15/2016, 12:03 am

Developed under the name "Project Comet," Adobe on Monday announced an early release version of Experience Design (XD), a mobile app and webpage user experience and prototyping tool boasting a streamlined interface, hooks into Adobe's line of CC products and numerous preview options.

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How to verify checksums when you download an app for your Mac

03/07/2016, 10:03 am

Some Mac users received a nasty surprise last week when it was discovered that a recent version of the open source Transmission BitTorrent client infected their computer with malware -- a situation that may have been avoided with proper precautions.

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Malware-infected Transmission 2.9 app threatened OS X users, stopped by XProtect

03/06/2016, 06:03 pm

Users who downloaded the Transmission BitTorrent client on Friday or Saturday are being warned to update to the latest 2.92 version to avoid being targeted by a ransomware that infiltrated an earlier version of the open source software.

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Fifth beta of OS X 10.11.4 update launches for public and developers

03/01/2016, 01:03 pm

Apple on Tuesday issued a fifth beta of the upcoming OS X 10.11.4 update, seeding separate versions for public testers and developers.

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Macs will be able to stream PS4 games over Wi-Fi 'soon,' Sony says

03/01/2016, 10:03 am

PlayStation 4 owners will soon be able to stream their games to a Mac or Windows PC via the console's Remote Play feature, Sony announced on Tuesday.

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Apple breaks Mac Ethernet port with security update, issues fix

02/28/2016, 09:02 pm

In response to customer complaints regarding a recent kernel extension update that rendered the Ethernet port on iMac, MacBook Pro and Mac mini computers inoperable, Apple on Sunday issued a fix in revised software and step-by-step installation guide.

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Apple's Photos apps for iOS 10 & OS X 10.12 to restore iPhoto editing features - report

02/25/2016, 01:02 pm

Apple is said to be planning big changes in its Photos applications for both iOS 10 and OS X 10.12, more closely aligning the capabilities of the iPhone and Mac apps, and also restoring some absent functionality that was previously found in iPhoto.

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Users of Microsoft's 'free' Windows 10 find unexpected ads on lock screen

02/24/2016, 02:02 pm

Microsoft recently began running advertisements directly on the lock screens of Windows 10 devices, catching users by surprise with marketing on their PCs and tablets.

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Rumor: Apple will finally bring Siri to Mac with this year's OS X 10.12

02/24/2016, 10:02 am

Having debuted on the Apple Watch and Apple TV last year, Siri will finally make its way to Apple's Mac OS X operating system with a new update this fall, according to a new report.

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Some developers caught unprepared for Apple WWDR certificate update

02/15/2016, 12:02 pm

Despite advance warning from Apple, some developers were taken by surprise after the company's previous Worldwide Developer Relations (WWDR) Intermediate Certificate expired on Sunday, preventing approval for apps and services.

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Third OS X 10.11.4 beta fixes bug with shortened Twitter links in Safari

02/11/2016, 12:02 pm

The third OS X 10.11.4 beta solves issues Safari would encounter trying to load shortened Twitter links, according to a developer in contact with Apple.

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Google to ban Adobe Flash-based display ads, go 100% HTML5

02/10/2016, 08:02 am

Google's massive AdWords network will no longer accept new display ads made in Adobe Flash as of June 30, the search giant announced this week, as it works to phase out the much maligned Internet plugin.

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Sparkle software updater leaves 'huge' number of Mac apps open to attack

02/09/2016, 05:02 pm

A "huge" number of third-party Mac apps are under threat of man-in-the-middle attacks due to a recently discovered vulnerability in Sparkle, an open source framework used to facilitate software updates.

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Apple's Notes for Mac to support Evernote file imports in OS X 10.11.4

02/08/2016, 08:02 pm

Apple's Notes app, included as part of the upcoming OS X 10.11.4 El Capitan software update, has been confirmed to support Evernote .enex file format imports in what could be a move to convert users to the iCloud native format.

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Apple open-sources Swift benchmarking suite

02/08/2016, 05:02 pm

Apple on Monday took its Swift benchmark suite open source, providing developers access to a wide-ranging set of tools designed to track project performance and catch bugs in code written in the company's fledgling programming language.

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