The iCloud.com photos upload feature has emerged from developer-only testing, and is available to all iCloud.com users.
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Squirrels has released the updated AirParrot 2 mirroring app for OS X and Windows. The popular screen mirroring app now offers the ability to mirror and stream to Chromecast devices, mirroring and streaming of audio only, and discovery by Bluetooth with the Apple TV version 3.
Apple has seeded the first beta of OS X Yosemite 10.10.2 to developers. The beta, build 14C68k comes mere days following the public release of OS X Yosemite 10.10.1.
Apple released the OS X Yosemite 10.10.1 update on Monday, which listed as a fix, “Improves Wi-Fi reliability.” However, Computerworld reports a number of users on Apple’s support forums are claiming they still have issues following the update, with some reporting an inability to connect at all, and others saying their Wi-Fi speeds are achingly slow.
Chinese authorities arrested three individuals on Friday that are suspected of being behind the “WireLurker” malware, which infected thousands of iOS devices via malicious Mac software users downloaded from a third-party app store.
Alongside an iOS 8.1.1 update for iOS users, Apple also showed Mac users some update love today, releasing OS X Yosemite 10.10.1. The update is designed to improve Wi-Fi performance, and also includes fixes for Mail and Microsoft Exchange users.
Apple has seeded Xcode 6.1.1 GM (build 6A2006) to developers. The Golden Master release indicates a public release will likely be soon to follow.
In the wake of the discovery of an iOS security hole dubbed as Masque Attack, which has the ability to replace existing legitimate apps with malicious clones, Apple has officially commented about the issue on Thursday
Apple has seeded new betas of Safari to developers. The betas are: Safari 8.0.1 for OS X Yosemite, Safari 7.1.1 beta for Mavericks, and Safari 6.2.1 beta for OS X Mountain Lion.
OS X Yosemite brought some great new features to Spotlight, the operating system’s built-in search tool. However, there’s always room for improvement. Enter Flashlight.
Apple on Monday seeded build 14B23 of OS X 10.10.1 to developers, coming one week after the first OS X 10.10.1 beta seed, build 14B17. OS X Yosemite 10.10.0 was released to the public in October.
Apple announced on Thursday that it is putting measures into place to block apps containing the “WireLurker” malware. The malware transmits itself from an infected Mac to iOS devices via a USB cable, thereby infecting the iOS device. Apple is preventing the infected applications from launching.
Popular Mac photo editing app Pixelmator received some update love today. Version 3.3 of the Photoshop alternative gets a redesigned interface, OS X Yosemite support, Handoff and iCloud Drive support, and more.
Researchers from Palo Alto Networks have published a research paper detailing how a new malware strain is infecting both Mac computers and iOS devices. “WireLurker” targets users in China.
The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) today released a report looking at three dozen messaging services, ranking them on seven “Security best practices.” The group found Apple’s iMessage and FaceTime products as the best among “mass-market options,” although it failed to offer “complete protection against sophisticated, targeted forms of surveillance.”
Apple on Monday released the first betas of OS X Yosemite 10.10.1 and iOS 8.1.1 to developers. The OS X Yosemite beta comes almost three weeks after the public release of Yosemite, while the iOS 8.1.1 seed comes two weeks after the release of iOS 8.1 to the public.