Apple on Friday attempted to reassure OS X users who felt they were at risk from a widespread security flaw in the UNIX command interpreter bash – which is a part of Apple’s UNIX-based Mac operating system – telling them that most users aren’t at risk, and a patch will be available soon for advanced users who might actually be exposed to the risks of the vulnerability.
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Red Hat security researchers have discovered a new security exploit in the common “Bash” command shell found in Linux and OS X. The flaw can be used to deploy malicious code with very little effort on the bad guy’s part.
Apple apparently got in a groove with operating system updates today, as in addition to making iOS 8 available to the masses, they’ve also given some love to Mac users with the release of OS X Mavericks 10.9.5.
If you’re upgrading to iOS 8 today, you might want to heed this warning from the developers of such popular iOS apps like Clear, DayOne, and Notability: “Don’t Upgrade to iCloud Drive on iOS 8 Until OS X Yosemite is Released.”
Apple’s latest and greatest mobile operating system, iOS 8 will soon hit the streets, and here’s your chance to learn how to develop for Apple’s mobile devices in swift – language that will drive the future of iOS.
Apple has seeded the third OS X Yosemite public beta, alongside OS X Yosemite Developer Preview 8 for developers.
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Just ahead of the launch of both iOS 8 and OS X Yosemite, and the launch of iCloud Drive, Apple has put in place new iCloud storage plans and pricing. Customers can continue to get 5GB of storage free, or can store up to 1TB for $19.99 per month.
One notice that got lost in the shuffle of Tuesday’s big announcements was the release of Apple’s Swift programming language as version 1.0. The Swift team posted the happening on their blog on Tuesday.
Apple seeded the latest build (13F31) of OS X Mavericks 10.9.5 to developers on Friday, just a little over a week after seeding the fifth OS X 10.9.5 beta, build 13F24.
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Hot on the heels of the launch of Parallels Desktop 10 last month, VMware has launched a new version of its VMware Fusion virtualization software.
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Apple has seeded OS X Yosemite Developer Preview 7 to developers today, coming two weeks after the sixth Developer Preview.
Google has announced the release of the first beta build of 64-bit Chrome for Mac. Earlier this month saw Google add 64-bit support to Chrome Canary for OS X, the experimental build of the Chrome web browser.