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Topic: OS X 10.10

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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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 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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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 adds TRIM support for aftermarket SSDs in OS X 10.10.4

07/01/2015, 01:07 am

Some four years after adding TRIM support for first-party solid state drives to OS X, Apple incorporated the command for aftermarket drives as part of Tuesday's OS X 10.10.4 update.

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Apple releases sixth OS X 10.10.4 Yosemite beta to developers [u]

06/15/2015, 05:06 pm

Apple on Monday released a new beta build of its upcoming OS X 10.10.4 Yosemite operating system to developers less than one week after a fifth version was seeded at WWDC, suggesting a public launch could be in the offing.

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Latest OS X beta ditches buggy discoveryd DNS service, replaced with mDNSResponder

05/26/2015, 06:05 pm

In an apparent effort to fix DNS errors seen in recent OS X 10.10 versions, Apple's latest Yosemite beta shows the buggy discoveryd service replaced with mDNSResponder, a process last implemented in OS X 10.9 Mavericks.

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Leica, Apple working to fix Monochrom DNG bug that could erase Photos app library

05/13/2015, 12:05 pm

German optics firm Leica has informed buyers of its new Monochrom Typ 246 digital camera that DNG files generated from the black-and-white shooter are incompatible with Apple's Photos app for OS X, and that using Photos to import Monochrom shots could result in corruption of the Photos library.

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Apple seeds first OS X 10.10.4 beta to developers for testing

04/16/2015, 04:04 pm

One week after releasing OS X 10.10.3 with Photos for Mac, Apple on Thursday issued the first beta build of OS X 10.10.4 Yosemite to developers for testing.

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Apple enables NVM Express protocol for faster SSD performance with OS X 10.10.3

04/11/2015, 07:04 pm

Looking to take full advantage of PCI Express solid state drives found in the latest Mac models, including the new 12-inch MacBook, Apple built support for the NVM Express SSD Interface into its most recent OS X 10.10.3 Yosemite update.

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Apple seeds OS X 10.10.3 Yosemite beta with tweaked Photos app

03/30/2015, 05:03 pm

Apple on Monday pushed out to developers and public beta testers a fresh OS X 10.10.3 version, building on recent releases introducing a new Photos app and APIs for MacBook Force Touch capabilities.

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Latest Safari update brings fixes for WebKit security flaws

03/17/2015, 05:03 pm

Apple on Tuesday issued new versions of its Safari Web browser for OS X with fixes for two WebKit vulnerabilities that could allow maliciously crafted code to run on a target Mac.

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Apple's fifth beta of OS X Yosemite 10.10.2 continues focus on WiFi, Mail & Bluetooth

01/21/2015, 01:01 pm

Apple on Wednesday provided yet another pre-release version of its forthcoming update for OS X Yosemite to developers, asking testers to continue focusing on problem areas including Wi-Fi, Mail, VoiceOver, and Bluetooth.

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Apple seeds OS X 10.10.2 Yosemite beta to developers

01/14/2015, 07:01 pm

Apple on Wednesday issued a fourth beta build for an upcoming OS X 10.10.2 Yosemite maintenance update, requesting developers test Wi-Fi, Mail, VoiceOver and Bluetooth functionality ahead of public release.

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Apple seeds OS X Yosemite 10.10.2 beta with focus on Wi-Fi, Mail and VoiceOver

01/07/2015, 05:01 pm

Apple on Wednesday issued a new beta build of its upcoming OS X 10.10.2 maintenance update, once again asking developers to focus on Wi-Fi, Mail and VoiceOver alongside general system compatibility testing.

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Apple issues second OS X 10.10.2 Yosemite beta with Wi-Fi fixes

12/04/2014, 06:12 pm

Apple on Thursday pushed out a new beta build of its upcoming OS X 10.10.2 Yosemite maintenance update, asking developers to focus on changes made to Wi-Fi assets.

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Apple's latest iPhone 6 ads focus on Continuity, gaming prowess

11/24/2014, 09:11 pm

Apple on Monday released a pair of commercials starring iPhone 6 spokesmen Jimmy Fallon and Justin Timberlake, one covering iOS and OS X Continuity features and another highlighting the handsets' gaming capabilities.

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Dropbox says OS X 10.10.1 Yosemite update resolves crashing issue, urges download

11/20/2014, 06:11 pm

Following Apple's release of OS X 10.10.1 Yosemite on Monday, Dropbox is sending emails to users confirming that the latest Mac maintenance update solves a rare crashing problem seen with apps integrated with Finder.

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Apple issues first OS X 10.10.2 Yosemite beta to developers for testing [u]

11/20/2014, 05:11 pm

Three days after releasing the OS X 10.10.1 Yosemite maintenance update, Apple on Thursday seeded the first beta for its next OS X 10.10.2 update to developers.

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Apple's OS X Yosemite 10.10.1 update improves Wi-Fi reliability, fixes Mail bugs, more

11/17/2014, 01:11 pm

Apple's OS X Yosemite Mac operating system received a significant update on Monday designed to address nagging Wi-Fi connectivity issues that have plagued some users since its launch in October, along with a range of other bug fixes.

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