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Topic: macOS

macOS Gatekeeper 'easily' fooled into running malicious apps, says researcher

05/25/2019, 11:05 am

A security researcher has detailed how a user can be tricked into running potentially malicious applications, bypassing Gatekeeper, with the disclosure three months after he's told Apple.

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Hands on: 2019 13-inch MacBook Pro with 2.4 GHz i5 processor

05/24/2019, 11:05 am

Just a couple of weeks before the WWDC, Apple quietly announced new MacBook Pros -- and we've gotten our hands on the 13-inch model.

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What to expect at 2019 WWDC: macOS 10.15, and maybe the Mac Pro

05/24/2019, 09:05 am

Apple's next macOS is certain to bring new features to help get iOS apps onto the Mac -- but it's also certain to lose features like Dashboard and any 32-bit apps. Here's what we expect to hear from Apple about the Mac at this year's WWDC.

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New US bill would ban loot boxes in games for people under 18

05/23/2019, 03:05 pm

Moving forward as promised, U.S. Senator Josh Hawley of Missouri formally introduced a bill on Thursday that would halt sales of gaming loot boxes to people under 18.

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Jamf data claims most students would use a Mac - if they could afford it [u]

05/23/2019, 09:05 am

Most college and university students would choose to use a Mac, but price is a considerable barrier, according to a survey commissioned by Apple-oriented device management firm Jamf. [Updated with revised Jamf data on percent of PC buyers motivated by price]

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WWDC 2019 schedule teases ReplayKit for macOS, hearing tech in HealthKit

05/22/2019, 03:05 pm

Apple's WWDC 2019 schedule has quietly revealed that ReplayKit will be coming to macOS later this year, and that the company's HealthKit ambitions include hearing.

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Apple issues supplemental update for macOS Mojave 10.14.5 fixing T2 issues in MacBook Pro

05/22/2019, 01:05 pm

Apple has issued a supplemental update for macOS Mojave 10.14.5 for users of the 15-inch MacBook Pro, a recommended download that fixes a problem associated with the built-in T2 Security Chip.

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Apple adding privacy-centric ad click attribution tech to Safari & WebKit

05/22/2019, 10:05 am

Apple has introduced a new privacy technology it is including in WebKit, the browser rendering engine used by Safari, one that enables online advertising to allow attribution for clicks to be passed along to marketers, but while at the same time preventing the user from being identified or profiled.

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Apple updates 13- and 15-inch MacBook Pros with new Intel chips, enhanced butterfly keyboard

05/21/2019, 12:05 pm

Apple has announced a new crop of MacBook Pro models with Intel's newest 8th and 9th generation Core processors and is addressing concerns with its ultra slim butterfly keyboards with new enhancements to substantially reduce issues users may experience with stuck or unresponsive keys.

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Improvements to Apple News in iOS 12.3 & macOS 10.14.5 are just the beginning

05/21/2019, 09:05 am

Apple is now highlighting new features that allow publishers to put content in front of willing subscribers with more ease, and the company also says that hundreds of people are working away to make the service even better.

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Pandora debuts overhauled Mac app with notifications, keyboard shortcuts & Modes

05/20/2019, 03:05 pm

Pandora on Monday released a redesigned 2.0 Mac app for its radio streams and on-demand music, taking advantage of newer tech including station Modes.

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How to turn Macs and iPhones into the best and fastest research tools

05/17/2019, 12:05 pm

There's a reason why so many college students use Macs and iPads. While you need to prepare carefully, and you need certain apps and tools, these devices are superb for research projects.

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Apple launches UK-only 'Behind the Mac' page promoting Mac music making

05/17/2019, 10:05 am

In a slightly unusual move Apple has launched a new U.K.-only promo page, "Behind the Mac," selling people on Macs for all stages of music production.

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Global Accessibility Awareness Day commemorated on Apple's homepage

05/16/2019, 10:05 am

Global Accessibility Awareness Day is May 16, and Apple has chosen to mark the occasion with a big section on the front page highlighting features in Apple's products.

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Apple says these Macs may not be patched for future vulnerabilities similar to 'ZombieLoad'

05/16/2019, 08:05 am

Several pre-2011 Macs could still be vulnerable to "ZombieLoad"-like security exploits, and Apple can't fix that because Intel won't release the necessary microcode updates.

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Why that 40% performance hit for full 'ZombieLoad' mitigations probably won't affect you

05/15/2019, 02:05 pm

Tuesday's revelation of the existence of the "ZombieLoad" vulnerability and the subsequent patching of the issue in macOS has led some users to be angry about the potential 40% reduction in system performance for their Mac. While significant, that impact will really only impact a small percentage of Mac owners, while the vast majority of complainants are upset at something they just don't need to endure.

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Apple restarts beta cycle with first developer builds of iOS 12.4, tvOS 12.4, watchOS 5.3, macOS 10.14.6

05/15/2019, 01:05 pm

After releasing iOS 12.3 and its other operating system updates to the public on Monday, Apple has restarted the beta testing process once more, this time issuing the first builds of iOS 12.4, tvOS 12.4, watchOS 5.3 and macOS 10.14.6 to developers for testing.

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'ZombieLoad' vulnerability in Intel processors puts data in danger on Mac

05/14/2019, 01:05 pm

Yet another major flaw has been discovered in practically all of Intel's processors released since 2011, with a new class of discovered vulnerabilities that could allow sensitive information to be stolen from the processor, in an issue likened to the Meltdown and Spectre fiasco.

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Adobe Lightroom for macOS, iOS adds editing tutorials & inspiring photographs

05/14/2019, 09:05 am

Adobe's latest updates to Lightroom CC for iOS and macOS could help photographers improve their image editing skills, with the introduction of new tutorials and inspirational photos alongside new collaboration options and a new "Texture" tool.

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macOS 10.14.5 goes live with security and bug fixes

05/13/2019, 01:05 pm

Apple on Monday released the finished version of macOS 10.14.5, the latest update for Mojave, as it paves the way for macOS 10.15 to land this fall.

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