Topic: OS X
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.