OS X News

Squirrels Debuts AirParrot 2 – Chromecast Support, Quick Connect, More

Posted on 21/11/2014 by Chris Hauk


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.


OS X Yosemite 10.10.1 Update Doesn’t Remedy Wi-Fi Issues For Some Users

Posted on 18/11/2014 by Chris Hauk


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.


Apple Releases OS X Yosemite 10.10.1 Update

Posted on 17/11/2014 by Chris Hauk


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 Seeds Second OS X 10.10.1 Beta to Developers

Posted on 11/11/2014 by Chris Hauk


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 is Blocking ‘WireLurker’ Apps From Launching

Posted on 06/11/2014 by Chris Hauk

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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.


Apple’s iMessage and FaceTime Named EFF’s ‘Most Secure Mass-Market’ Messaging Apps

Posted on 05/11/2014 by Chris Hauk

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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 Seeds OS X Yosemite 10.10.1 and iOS 8.1.1 Betas to Developers

Posted on 04/11/2014 by Chris Hauk


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.


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