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Fifth build of OS X 10.11 El Capitan supplied to Apple's public beta testers

08/18/2015, 01:08 pm

Apple on Tuesday pushed out the fifth public beta of OS X 10.11 El Capitan, its forthcoming major update for the Mac operating system, scheduled to launch this fall as a free update.

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New privilege escalation exploit discovered in OS X Yosemite, also affects just-released 10.10.5

08/16/2015, 06:08 am

Just days after patching the DYLD_PRINT_TO_FILE vulnerability with a new OS X point release, Apple's desktop operating system has been hit with yet another zero-day exploit that would allow an attacker to gain root access without using a password.

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OS X 10.10.5 closes DYLD vulnerability, fixes bug and performance issues

08/13/2015, 01:08 pm

Apple on Thursday released the finished version of OS X 10.10.5, a maintenance update for Yosemite that mostly concentrates on bugfixes and security issues, including the DYLD_PRINT_TO_FILE privilege escalation exploit.

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Apple brings Windows 10 support to Mac in Boot Camp update

08/13/2015, 02:08 am

Apple announced through a Support Pages document published Wednesday that the latest version of Boot Camp, which is currently rolling out to OS X Yosemite users as a system update, now comes with support for 64-bit versions of Microsoft's Windows 10 operating system.

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Apple brings native flight tracking support to iOS 9 and OS X El Capitan

08/12/2015, 05:08 pm

An unannounced feature rolling out in Apple's upcoming iOS 9 and OS X El Capitan operating systems will let users view up-to-date airline flight status, as well as a preview of projected flight paths, using specially crafted data detectors.

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Apple issues third OS X 10.10.5 beta to developers with minor changes

08/05/2015, 04:08 pm

Late on Wednesday Apple seeded a third beta of OS X 10.10.5 to developers, further paving the road for what may be the last major update of OS X Yosemite.

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Apple to patch actively exploited privilege escalation bug in OS X 10.10.5 - report

08/05/2015, 09:08 am

A recently-discovered flaw in Apple's desktop operating system that allows attackers to gain root-level access without requiring users' passwords will be reportedly be fixed in the final release of OS X 10.10.5, which is already in beta.

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IBM pushing Mac adoption in enterprise with new cloud-based IT services

08/05/2015, 09:08 am

IBM on Wednesday announced a new program that's designed to help large enterprises incorporate Macs within their existing IT infrastructures, making it easier than ever for corporations to transition to Apple's OS X platform.

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Oxeye, Minecraft's Mojang to release new Cobalt multiplayer platformer for Mac in October

08/04/2015, 01:08 pm

Cobalt, a long-gestating multiplayer action platformer jointly developed by indie studio Oxeye and Minecraft creators Mojang, is set to drop on the Mac this October alongside the Xbox and PC.

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Apple releases fourth public beta of OS X 10.11 El Capitan

08/04/2015, 01:08 pm

Apple on Tuesday provided public OS X beta testers with the fourth pre-release build of El Capitan, its forthcoming free Mac operating system update set to launch this fall.

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Active OS X 10.10 zero-day exploit installs malware without need for system passwords

08/03/2015, 09:08 pm

A week after researchers discovered a new privilege escalation zero-day vulnerability in Apple's latest version of OS X 10.10.4, an exploit has appeared allowing nefarious hackers to install adware and malware onto a target Mac without requiring system passwords.

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Apple issues sixth beta of OS X El Capitan to developers

08/03/2015, 04:08 pm

Apple on Monday released a sixth developer beta of OS X El Capitan, further refining the operating system as it rapidly approaches a fall release date.

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Macs vulnerable to same remote firmware exploits as Windows PCs, researchers find

08/03/2015, 02:08 pm

Macs can still be successfully attacked using some of the same firmware vulnerabilities affecting many Windows PCs, a new proof-of-concept worm is said to demonstrate.

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Apple seeds second OS X 10.10.5 Yosemite beta to developers with minor changes

07/30/2015, 06:07 pm

Apple on Thursday released a second beta build of its upcoming OS X 10.10.5 Yosemite update to developers for testing, including what appears to be only minor tweaks and bug fixes.

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Apple provides public beta testers with third build of OS X 10.11 El Capitan

07/29/2015, 03:07 pm

Members of Apple's OS X public beta program can now download the third pre-release build of OS X 10.11 El Capitan, the company's forthcoming Mac operating system update.

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Apple releases fifth OS X 10.11 El Capitan beta to developers [u]

07/27/2015, 07:07 pm

Apple on Monday issued the fifth OS X 10.11 El Capitan beta to developers for testing ahead of an expected release later this fall.

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Leak reveals Parallels Desktop 11 will support Windows 10's Cortana across OS X

07/27/2015, 03:07 pm

The next version of Parallels' Desktop for Mac virtualization software will improve its Windows 10 support, enabling Cortana voice commands at any time -- as long as Windows is still running in the background, according to a leaked product page.

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Apple celebrates 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act with App Store collection

07/23/2015, 06:07 pm

Observing 25 years of the U.S. Americans with Disabilities Act, Apple is profiling a collection of accessibility apps expressly designed to accommodate users with vision, hearing, speech, physical and motor skills or learning and literacy issues.

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Apple releases first public beta of upcoming OS X 10.10.5 update

07/16/2015, 11:07 am

Apple on Thursday released the first public beta of OS X 10.10.5, following quickly on the heels of a matching developer beta, which was issued on Tuesday.

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Mozilla adds every version of Flash to default Firefox blocklist

07/14/2015, 01:07 pm

Firefox users awoke Tuesday to an update that blocks every version of Adobe's Flash Player from running in the popular open-source browser, a victory for information security efforts following the unprecedented disclosure of numerous critical Flash vulnerabilities.

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