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Topic: macOS

New 'Spoiler' vulnerability in all Intel Core processors exposed by researchers

03/05/2019, 04:03 pm

A function of Intel's processors dealing with speculative execution has another vulnerability that affects all Intel-based computers including Apple's Mac, researchers have revealed, with "Spoiler" potentially allowing an attacker the ability to view the layout of memory, and in turn potentially access sensitive data stored in those locations.

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Apple rolls out fourth developer betas of iOS 12.2, macOS 10.14.4, tvOS 12.2, watchOS 5.2 [u]

03/04/2019, 01:03 pm

Apple has rolled on to its fourth generation of builds for the current round of betas, with new versions of iOS 12.2, tvOS 12.2, watchOS 5.2, and macOS 10.14.4 available for testing by developer beta participants.

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'High severity' kernel security flaw found in macOS file system

03/04/2019, 11:03 am

Google's Project Zero has revealed a "high severity" flaw in the macOS kernel, one which could allow an attacker to make changes to a file without macOS being informed, an issue that could lead to infected files being opened and allowing more malicious activities to become available to abuse.

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Thunderbolt 3 'Thunderclap' vulnerabilities let malicious peripherals attack a Mac's memory

02/27/2019, 07:02 am

Vulnerabilities in Thunderbolt has been disclosed by security researchers, with "Thunderclap" allowing a device connecting over Thunderbolt to acquire sensitive data from the host Mac, an issue that affects almost all Macs released since 2011.

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Apple in 2019 and the future of PCs

02/24/2019, 01:02 pm

Over the past two decades, Apple has proven capable of exercising its rapidly lithe, innovating ability to take its existing technologies and create new computing forms that retain its influence over the most commercially successful and strategically important markets. That winning strategy of the past also appears to be the best suited for the future of PCs.

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Adobe fixes Premiere Pro bug that blew out some MacBook Pro speakers

02/22/2019, 08:02 am

Adobe has issued an update for Premiere Pro, its video editing suite, solving a glitch that in some cases destroyed the internal speakers of MacBook Pros.

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Apple's macOS adds official support for AMD Radeon RX 560 eGPUs

02/21/2019, 07:02 pm

Apple in an update to a support document on Thursday announced initial macOS external graphics card compatibility with AMD's Radeon RX 560, as accomplished through Sonnet's Radeon RX 560 eGFX Breakaway Puck.

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Intel officials believe that ARM Macs could come as soon as 2020

02/21/2019, 02:02 pm

While a possible shift to an A-series processor in a Mac has been rumored for some time, a new report claims that Intel is certain that it is coming, and soon.

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Untangling monitor resolution and size -- how to pick the best display for home and office use

02/21/2019, 01:02 pm

If you're just diving into external monitors, the vast array of options and resolution spread before you can be enough to make you give up and buy an iMac just so that your monitor choice is made for you. AppleInsider talks about the three biggest and most important factors for a daily-use monitor for general use -- screen size, resolution, and scaling.

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Apple considering WWDC Mac Pro reveal, expansion of 'Project Marzipan'

02/20/2019, 07:02 am

WWDC may not see just the reveal of the Mac Pro ahead of an expected launch later in the year, but also an expansion of the initiative that makes it easier for developers to create one app for most of Apple's platforms.

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Pro audio glitch with T2-equipped Macs associated with USB 2.0 connections

02/19/2019, 03:02 pm

The dropouts plaguing audio interfaces on Macs with Apple's T2 chip involve an overload of a USB bus running in the slower USB 2.0 speed, according to an Ableton-certified trainer.

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Apple issues third developer beta of macOS Mojave 10.14.4

02/18/2019, 01:02 pm

Apple has provided participants of its developer beta program with a new third build of macOS Mojave 10.14.4, almost two weeks after the second betas of all of the company's operating systems were distributed.

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White-hat hacker demonstrates malicious Lightning cable with built-in Wi-Fi

02/14/2019, 10:02 am

Illustrating the potential threat from untrusted accessories, a hacker has developed a proof-of-concept Lightning cable with a hidden Wi-Fi chip that could allow parties to seize control of a Mac.

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Hands on: The Cintiq 16 artist's tablet provides a premium experience at a discount

02/13/2019, 12:02 pm

You don't have to spend thousands on a great artist's tablet for your Mac because the Wacom Cintiq 16 is here. AppleInsider hands it to a webcomic artist, to see what he thinks of it.

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Hands on: Plugable USB-C NVMe drive enclosure brings cost-effective speed to external storage

02/13/2019, 09:02 am

Announced on Wednesday, Plugable's new NVMe SSD enclosure is tool-free, and utilizes the full speed of USB 3.1 type C generation 2.

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Mac desktop shootout -- $3500 iMac 5K versus $1700 Mac mini

02/12/2019, 02:02 pm

The first computer that comes to mind for an Apple desktop for best performance for less than $3500 is the iMac 5K with lots of upgrades, but the Mac mini gives it a run for its money. AppleInsider details two high-end options for the iMac 5K and Mac mini, and compares them head-to-head.

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Apple being sued because two-factor authentication on an iPhone or Mac takes too much time

02/09/2019, 02:02 pm

A class action suit has been filed that accuses Apple's two-factor authentication of being too disruptive to users, taking too much time out of a user's day when it is needed, and abusive since it can't be rolled back to a less safe login method after 14 days.

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Apple's T2 proving troublesome for some professional audio interface users

02/07/2019, 09:02 am

Macs equipped with Apple's T2 coprocessor are causing serious problems for some people using Thunderbolt and USB professional audio interfaces, whether for sound or video work.

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How to get more from Terminal and use it to control your Mac

02/06/2019, 01:02 pm

Even without becoming an expert in Apple's Terminal app, you can use simple commands to achieve things your Mac won't let you do in any other way. If you're just getting used to Terminal, AppleInsider has some more tips for you.

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Researcher demos new macOS Keychain exploit, holds data from Apple in protest

02/06/2019, 09:02 am

A veteran security researcher this week revealed the existence of a new macOS Keychain exploit, while controversially saying he wouldn't share details with Apple because of its bug bounty policies.

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