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Topic: Mac OS X

Apple apologizes to developers for Mac App Store certificate flap, explains fix

11/17/2015, 08:11 pm

Apple in a note to developers on Tuesday apologized for last week's Mac App Store app signing issue that rendered certain applications inoperable, explaining server-side fixes and offering app makers instructions on how to patch affected software.


Apple issues fourth beta of OS X 10.11.2 to developers for testing

11/17/2015, 01:11 pm

Members of Apple's registered developer program can now access the fourth pre-release beta of OS X 10.11.2, a forthcoming maintenance and security update for its OS X El Capitan operating system.


Certificate problems causing app authentication errors for some Mac App Store users

11/12/2015, 12:11 pm

Many Mac owners have found themselves forced to delete and re-download Mac App Store apps after what appears to be a certificate expiration error caused the operating system to mistakenly identify the apps as damaged.


Apple issues third OS X 10.11.2 beta to public testers

11/12/2015, 12:11 am

Apple late in the day on Wednesday released a third beta version of the upcoming OS X 10.11.2 El Capitan update to registered public beta program testers.


Google to discontinue Chrome support for OS X Snow Leopard, Lion & Mountain Lion in April 2016

11/10/2015, 03:11 pm

Google on Tuesday announced that it will phase out support for its popular Chrome browser on OS X versions 10.6, 10.7 and 10.8, as well as Microsoft Windows XP and Vista, come April 2016.


Tim Cook slams UK spy bill that could require breakable encryption

11/10/2015, 09:11 am

Apple chief executive Tim Cook on Monday voiced staunch opposition to the UK's proposed Investigatory Powers Bill, a measure that would force companies to retain customer data and may require them to install backdoors in any encrypted systems.


Second public beta of OS X 10.11.2 now available to Apple-approved testers

11/05/2015, 01:11 pm

The second beta for Apple's next maintenance and software update for its OS X 10.11 El Capitan operating system is now available to members of the company's public beta program.


Apple seeds OS X 10.11.2 beta to public testers

10/29/2015, 05:10 pm

Two days after Apple seeded the first OS X 10.11.2 beta to developers for testing, the company on Thursday issued a build to consumers taking part in the public beta program.


Apple issues first OS X 10.11.2 beta to developers

10/27/2015, 04:10 pm

Hours after releasing the iOS 9.2 beta to developers on Tuesday, Apple seeded a first version of its upcoming OS X 10.11 El Capitan Mac operating system for testing.


Apple releases OS X 10.11.1 with more than 150 new emoji, improved Office 2016 compatibility

10/21/2015, 01:10 pm

Apple on Wednesday issued its first incremental update for OS X 10.11 El Capitan, offering a number of bug fixes and improvements related to Office 2016, Mail, VoiceOver and more, as well as more than 150 new emoji characters.


Apple blocks old, unsafe Adobe Flash plug-in versions in OS X Safari

10/20/2015, 07:10 pm

Following the discovery -- and subsequent fix -- of yet another critical Adobe Flash vulnerability last week, Apple activated its Web plug-in blocking capability for OS X Safari to protect Mac users from what Adobe describes as "limited, targeted attacks."


1Password to change file formats after key file found to contain unencrypted data

10/20/2015, 11:10 am

1Password makers AgileBits have promised to change one of the default file formats in the software in response to a blog post by Microsoft engineer Dale Myers, who revealed that an AgileKeychain file was displaying unencrypted metadata.


Valve's $50 Steam Link streams games from Mac OS X to an HDTV

10/16/2015, 04:10 pm

Valve is now accepting preorders for the upcoming Steam Link hardware accessory, a $50 set-top box that will stream 1080p gameplay from a nearby computer, including a Mac running Yosemite or later.


Pixelmator for Mac gets El Capitan optimizations, Metal-based Photos extension

10/15/2015, 02:10 pm

Pixelmator for Mac was updated to version 3.4 on Thursday, adding things like optimization for OS X El Capitan, and a new Photos extension founded on Apple's Metal graphics technology.


Adobe identifies major Flash Player vulnerability, says exploit being used in real-world attacks

10/15/2015, 01:10 pm

Adobe has discovered a "critical" vulnerability affecting many recent versions of Flash Player, according to a new security bulletin, which warns that the exploit is already in use by hackers.


Apple seeds fourth OS X 10.11.1 beta with potential Microsoft Office 2016 fix

10/14/2015, 06:10 pm

Apple on Wednesday released the fourth pre-release version of its upcoming OS X 10.11.1 maintenance update to developers and public beta testers, bringing with it the usual stability, compatibility and security enhancements.


iMovie update adds support for 4K video, 1080p 60fps, importing projects from iOS

10/13/2015, 12:10 pm

Apple continues to embrace ultra-high-resolution 4K video, with a new iMovie for Mac update taking advantage of both the 21.5-inch iMac with 4K Retina display and the 4K-capable cameras on the new iPhone 6s and 6s Plus.


New Office for Mac 2011 update fixes Outlook sync bug with OS X El Capitan

10/07/2015, 05:10 pm

Microsoft on Wednesday released an Office for Mac 2011 update to fix a major bug with OS X El Capitan, which previously prevented users from reading email in Outlook.


Third beta of Apple's OS X 10.11.1 El Capitan released to developers, public testers

10/07/2015, 01:10 pm

Apple on Wednesday issued its latest beta of OS X 10.11.1 to both developers and members of its public beta program, arriving less than a week after the second pre-release build.


Adobe reverses course, says Metal support in After Effects 'one possibility' [u]

10/05/2015, 03:10 pm

Despite promises at this June's Worldwide Developers Conference hosted by Apple, Adobe is now adopting an ambiguous stance on whether After Effects will support Apple's Metal graphics technology.