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Topic: OS X

Apple responds to Spotlight Suggestions 'backlash,' says personal data collection limited

10/20/2014, 10:10 pm

In response to a Monday report alleging Apple has started to automatically collect user search and location data through Spotlight Suggestions, the company has issued a statement clarifying the extent to which customer information is gathered and how it is used.

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Apple releases iTunes 12.0.1 designed for OS X 10.10 Yosemite

10/16/2014, 06:10 pm

Shortly after releasing the final public version of OS X 10.10 Yosemite, Apple on Thursday pushed out iTunes 12.0.1 with various design and performance enhancements in line with the company's new Mac operating system.

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Apple's iPad Air 2, Retina iMac and OS X Yosemite event now available for streaming

10/16/2014, 04:10 pm

Apple has posted to its website an on-demand version of Thursday's special event that saw the introduction of new iPads, a Retina display iMac, revamped Mac mini and OS X 10.10 Yosemite.

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Surveillance leak shows spyware loves Android, but can't infect Apple's iPhones without jailbreak

08/11/2014, 04:08 pm

Secret documents that anonymously leaked from global surveillance firm Gamma Group detail broad powers to spy on Android users via its FinSpy tool sold to law enforcement, but note that the tools lack the ability to infect iPhones unless they have been jailbroken.

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Microsoft updates OneNote for iOS and Mac with OneDrive access, file insertion, more

07/30/2014, 02:07 am

Microsoft on Tuesday rolled out a major update to its Apple-centric OneNote product line, adding new features like access to notes stored in OneDrive for Business or SharePoint Online, inserting files and note reorganization and sharing.

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Apple's 200 student WWDC attendees 'super excited' about the future of tech

06/09/2014, 01:06 pm

For over a decade, Apple has offered a scholarship program that invites student developers to attend its Worldwide Developer Conference. Those young developers are now organizing social tools to help support each other while collaborating to build award winning, chart topping apps.

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Apple's new iCloud storage plans: Cheap for consumers, even cheaper for developers

06/07/2014, 08:06 am

At this week's Worldwide Developers Conference in San Francisco, Apple announced a restructuring of its iCloud storage and computing services as part of an apparent bid to stem the tide of user data flowing from iOS and OS X to competitors like Dropbox and Facebook.

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Craig Federighi kicks off Apple's WWDC 2014 Bash featuring Bastille

06/06/2014, 04:06 pm

After a busy week of sessions, Apple's Worldwide Developer Conference has regularly featured a Thursday evening party in Yerba Buena Gardens. This year Apple invited Bastille to perform.

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Apple, Inc. opens up access to its WWDC developer utopia

06/05/2014, 08:06 pm

For twenty five years, Apple has been holding its Worldwide Developer Conference as an annual resource for its third party software and hardware partners. This year, the company is trying something new: it has invited a select group of observers to share the WWDC experience with everyone else.

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Apple's top secret Swift language grew from work to sustain Objective C, which it now aims to replace

06/04/2014, 04:06 pm

Work on Swift--Apple's surprise new programming language unveiled at WWDC--started development four years ago in conjunction with efforts to keep Objective C relevant. Swift now aims to quickly replace Objective C for modern Cocoa development on iOS and OS X.

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Apple has a few more secret banners still under wraps at WWDC 2014

06/01/2014, 03:06 pm

In addition to the "8" and "X" banners referring to the upcoming releases of iOS 8 and the next version of OS X, Apple has additional banners at WWDC that are still under wraps.

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WWDC attendees get 2014 jacket, $25 iTunes gift card

06/01/2014, 03:06 pm

Today is opening day for WWDC, and San Francisco's Moscone Center is full of international developers registering for the conference, most of whom are now emblazoned with the black "WWDC 2014" jacket is giving attendees, along with an iTunes gift card.

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Apple, Inc's WWDC is all about the D: Developers

06/01/2014, 12:06 pm

Apple's Worldwide Developer Conference is the longest running developer confab in existence, dating back to 1986. With a lineage like that, it shouldn't be hard to recall that the week-long event is focused squarely on the company's development platforms.

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How Apple dodged the Heartbleed bullet

04/18/2014, 02:04 pm

In 2011, Apple told its developers that it would be deprecating OS X's Common Data Security Architecture including OpenSSL, describing it as an outdated relic of the late 1990s. Nearly three years later, OpenSSL was hit by a severe flaw that affected a wide swath of vendors and their users, but not Apple.

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Why Apple, Inc. is keeping the identity of many of its 23 recent acquisitions a secret

03/01/2014, 05:03 pm

Apple has acquired at least 23 firms over the last five quarters, but the purpose--and even the identity--of some of them remains a mystery. This is no accident.

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Apple confirms OS X contains same SSL security flaw patched with iOS 7.0.6, says fix coming 'very soon'

02/22/2014, 09:02 pm

Apple on Saturday said it is working to fix a flaw in OS X that could in some cases allow hackers to intercept communication sent using SSL/TSL security protocols. The same error was patched in an iOS update the company rolled out on Friday.

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Apple, Inc. sold more computers than all of Microsoft's Windows PC partners in December quarter

02/13/2014, 06:02 pm

Seven years after entering the mobile computing market with iPhone, the Cupertino-based company has now reached a peak of building and selling more computers than all of Microsoft's Windows licensees put together.

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Apple's Topsy purchase opens doors for social media, internal analytics tools

12/05/2013, 05:12 am

Apple's acquisition of tweet analytics firm Topsy is suggested to have all kinds of potential applications for the company, but in particular indicates both its closer embrace of social networking and its need for tools to glean meaningful value from the increasing mountains of data available to it.

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Free iOS, Mac apps to hide nearly $1 billion of Apple's new cash

10/28/2013, 07:10 pm

After making OS X Mavericks a free update for Mac users and converting Pages, Keynote, Numbers, iPhoto, iMovie and GarageBand into free bundled apps for both iOS and Macs, Apple said it would hide an additional $900 million from next quarter's reported revenue accounting.

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Apple's Sprite Kit framework targets games on iOS 7, OS X Mavericks & potentially Apple TV

06/21/2013, 08:06 am

Apple's new Sprite Kit development framework aims to make it easier to create 2D arcade style games for both iOS 7 mobile devices and the Mac desktop, and hints at a future strategy for games on Apple TV.

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