It’s a case of good news/bad news for Apple users. If your Mac is running OS X Mavericks right now, it will be able to handle OS X Yosemite. However, iPhone 4 users will need to update to a newer device if they want to access all the new features in iOS 8.
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If you happen to have OS X 10.10 Yosemite installed on your Mac, you can try out Netflix’s HTML5-based video by simply logging into your Netflix account. Netflix previously required a plugin such as Microsoft’s Silverlight when viewing a video.
Following the recent public release of the 10.9.3 update to OS X Mavericks, Apple has now begun seeding the first beta of their next Mavericks update, OS X 10.9.4, to developers, as well as members of AppleSeed. Apple recently opened up OS X Mavericks beta access to the general public as well, looping anyone with interest into the AppleSeed program for Mavericks.
Yesterday we reported that a number of iOS and Mac users in Australia were reporting that their iOS devices and Macs had been remotely locked by hackers demanding ransom to allow access to the devices.
Google has released VirusTotal Uploader for OS X. The app will allow users to upload suspicious apps and files to VirusTotal to allow the service to scan the file to identify any possible malware.
It appears that someone at Apple was so excited about the three-day Memorial Day weekend that they forgot to update at least one company server’s SSL certificate, as several Mac App Store users have reported that they receive an error message when attempting to update apps they’ve bought from the Mac App Store.
Apple issued an update to its OS X Server software for the Mac on Tuesday, bringing various enhancements and improvements to the suite of server applications that run under the OS X Mavericks operating system.
Following the release of OS X 10.9.3 last week, some users saw their /Users folder disappear form view. Apple has now released a minor iTunes update, version 11.2.1, that apparently fixes the issue, causing the /Users folder to once more be visible to users.
After upgrading to OS X 10.9.3, some users, (this writer included), are reporting that their /Users folder is hidden. In other words, the folder is no longer visible when looking at the root of your Mac’s hard drive when looking at it in Finder.
Apple has released iTunes 11.2. The update includes podcast browsing improvements, the ability to save favorite episodes to your computer, a fix for an issue that could cause iTunes to become unresponsive when updating Genius, performance improvements and bug fixes, and more.
Apple has released OS X 10.9.3 Mavericks, following two months of testing. The update, which is recommended for all Mavericks users, offers improved 4K support on late 2013 Mac Pro, and 15-inch MacBook Pro with Retina Display models.
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Apple has seeded build 13D61 of OS X 10.9.3 to developers, just a little over a week after releasing the ninth OS X beta, build 13D55. Safari 7.0.4 accompanies the new build.
Apple may be focusing on OS X 10.10 at WWDC 2014, giving the desktop OS more exposure than their mobile iOS operating system at the conference. Apple has reportedly been moving iOS user interface developers over to the desktop OS team to get the new design ready in time for the June developer’s conference.
Apple has seeded build 13F55 of OS X 10.9.3 Mavericks to developers, just over a week after the previous beta seed.
Adobe has announced a new vulnerability in its Flash platform that allows attackers to remotely take over and control your Mac, PC, or Linux computer. The company advises users to update their system as soon as possible.