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Topic: Mac OS X

Apple blocks older Flash plug-in versions in Safari due to vulnerability

07/11/2014, 12:07 am

Apple late Thursday issued a security message saying it has blocked old versions of Adobe's Flash Player plug-in for Safari, citing a recent flaw that could potentially allow hackers to harvest browser data like cookies.

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Developer adoption of OS X Yosemite beta nearly 4x that of Mavericks

07/09/2014, 07:07 pm

Fresh data gathered by ad network Chitika shows Macs running Apple's OS X 10.10 Yosemite beta accounted for 0.2 percent of all OS X-based ad impressions in North America one month after release, nearly four times that of its predecessor OS X 10.9 Mavericks.

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Flash flaw could allow attackers to steal browser data on Macs, Adobe issues fix

07/09/2014, 08:07 am

A well-known vulnerability in Adobe's Flash player that could allow malicious users to steal browser data -- including cookies -- on Macs, PCs, and Linux machines has been exploited for the first time, prompting Adobe to issue a patch and urge users to upgrade their system as soon as possible.

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Apple provides developers with third beta releases of iOS 8, OS X Yosemite [u]

07/07/2014, 01:07 pm

Apple on Monday moved on step closer to the public release of its next-generation operating systems, giving developers access to a third beta version of iOS 8 and OS X Yosemite while updating a number of smaller components.

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Apple ends AIM logins with legacy Mac IDs for OS X 10.7.1, found affecting newer OS X versions as well

07/02/2014, 08:07 pm

It appears that Apple's plan to discontinue iChat support for AIM logins using Mac.com and Me.com IDs on OS X 10.7.1 and earlier is affecting some users running newer versions of the Mac operating system, including OS X 10.9 Mavericks and OS X 10.10 Yosemite.

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Apple's 'Photos' for OS X to come with pro-level image search, editing, plugins, more

07/01/2014, 09:07 pm

Less than a week after Apple announced plans to ditch both its pro-level Aperture and consumer-minded iPhoto photography tools for OS X, a report on Tuesday offers additional details on the upcoming replacement app, Photos for OS X.

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Apple's iMovie for Mac update resolves unexpected crashing problem, improves stability

07/01/2014, 07:07 pm

Apple on Tuesday issued a minor update to its OS X version of iMovie, introducing a bug fix that remedies an issue in which some users would see the app unexpectedly crash or quit without warning.

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Apple releases OS X Mavericks 10.9.4 with fixes for Wi-Fi, wake from sleep

06/30/2014, 01:06 pm

As Mac users await this fall's launch of OS X Yosemite, Apple's current Mac operating system received a minor update on Monday, with OS X Mavericks 10.9.4 fixing minor bugs related to Wi-Fi and wake from sleep.

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Adobe 'committed to helping' Aperture customers migrate to Lightroom after Apple announcement

06/27/2014, 03:06 pm

Following Friday's announcement that Apple would discontinue both iPhoto and Aperture in favor of OS X Yosemite's new Photos app, software giant Adobe chimed in to tout its "rich roadmap" for Lightroom -- Aperture's main competitor -- and to reiterate the company's commitment to Apple-based photographers.

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Timed with Aperture announcement, Apple updates remaining pro apps: Final Cut, Motion, Compressor & MainStage

06/27/2014, 02:06 pm

On the heels of Apple's announcement that it will no longer update its professional photography software Aperture, the company issued a round of updates for many of its remaining pro apps, which the company has said will continue to live on.

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Apple will no longer develop Aperture or iPhoto, OS X Yosemite Photos app to serve as replacement

06/27/2014, 12:06 pm

Apple on Friday revealed that development on Aperture, its professional-grade photo editing application, has ceased, leaving Logic Pro and Final Cut Pro as its only remaining flagship pro-oriented Mac apps.

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Apple issues OS X 10.9.4 Mavericks beta to developers with bug fixes

06/25/2014, 04:06 pm

One week after seeding the last OS X 10.9.4 Mavericks beta, Apple on Thursday issued to developers a new build of the upcoming maintenance update, with the latest version coming with minor bug fixes and minor tweaks.

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Apple issues OS X 10.9.4 Mavericks beta to developers with no major changes

06/19/2014, 07:06 pm

Apple on Thursday seeded a new beta build of the upcoming OS X 10.9.4 Mavericks maintenance update, with the latest version coming with minor bug fixes and minor tweaks.

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First OS X 10.10 Yosemite update offers very early look at 'dark mode'

06/17/2014, 04:06 pm

It was discovered on Tuesday that the second OS X 10.10 Yosemite beta contains code to activate an early version of "dark mode," which changes the translucent light gray menu graphics to a darker shade closer to black.

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Apple releases OS X 10.9.4 Mavericks seed with new focus areas, Safari 6.1.5 and OS X Server 3.2 betas

06/11/2014, 06:06 pm

Apple on Wednesday issued to developers a batch of new betas for the upcoming OS X 10.9.4 Mavericks maintenance update and Safari 6.1.5 with minor changes.

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OS X Yosemite first look video: Notification Center

06/09/2014, 11:06 pm

Among the more substantial additions Apple will usher in with OS X 10.10 Yosemite is an enhanced Notification Center that includes Dashboard-like widgets and a new "Today" view borrowed from iOS.

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Apple posts OS X 10.10 Yosemite highlight reel to YouTube

06/09/2014, 05:06 pm

Apple on Monday posted to YouTube a promotional video showing off the graphical changes OS X 10.10 Yosemite will deliver when the operating system launches this fall.

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OS X Yosemite first look: Mail adds inline annotations, Mail Drop

06/09/2014, 01:06 pm

Recent versions of Apple's Mail.app email client haven't been well received, leading to the release of a slew of alternatives. AppleInsider takes a look at how the company is trying to win back its users in OS X Yosemite.

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OS X Yosemite first look video: AirDrop with iOS 8

06/07/2014, 08:06 pm

As part of the "continuity" additions Apple introduced with its upcoming operating systems, the company enabled AirDrop between systems running OS X 10.10 Yosemite and iOS 8, a long-awaited feature for many users who own both Mac and iOS devices.

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OS X Yosemite first look: Spotlight search

06/05/2014, 11:06 am

As the Spotlight desktop search service nears its aluminium anniversary, Apple has turned up the power on the magnifying glass to put more information at users' fingertips in OS X Yosemite.

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