Apple has notified both AppleCare representatives and Apple Retail that it has updated the Safari web browser’s built-in plugin blocker to disable older versions of Java 6 and 7 software from Oracle.
OS X News
AgileBit’s 1Password for Mac app is about to go a BIG revamp, as the company recently teased a sneak peek at a completely re-engineered and redesigned app that will be the first major update to the password manager on the Mac since 2009.
A bug that was discovered in Mac OS X five months ago, and is still as yet unaddressed , can allow attackers to bypass the usual authentication process by tweaking specific clock and user timestamp settings, giving the intruder almost unlimited access to the Mac’s files.
The people who brought you µTorrent have announced the release of BitTorrent Sync for the iPhone, their P2P Dropbox competitor.
The simplicity and ease that comes with using the PhotoMagic Pro application makes it a home run; just a few clicks and images are literally transformed.
Apple has reportedly begun supplying prerelease builds of OS X 10.8.5 Mountain Lion to some of its partners on Monday, giving the indication that the public release of the update may not be far behind.
Apple has launched a revamped “Apple and Education” page on its website, which includes a simplified design, and new categories promoting iPads, Macs, Special Education, and “Real Stories.”
It looks as if Apple might be preparing to publicly launch OS X 10.8.5, as the company has reportedly seeded a new prerelease version of the OS to its employees. The seed is marked as build 12F35, two builds higher than the most recent developer seed, released more than two weeks ago.
Apple has released their sixth developer preview of OS X Mavericks today (as noted by 9to5Mac). As with its predecessors, the 6th developer build comes around two weeks following its predecessor, and continues to address various bugs and add performance enhancements ahead of the public release of OS X Mavericks.
Apple released an update to Logic Pro X on Tuesday. The updates to the professional level digital audio workstation and MIDI sequencer were of the ever popular “bug fixes and performance enhancements” variety.
Following the release of iTunes 11.0.5 last Friday, Apple also seeded a new beta of iTunes 11.1 to developers. iTunes 11.1 beta 2 includes the same fix for iTunes in the Cloud that iOS 7 Beta 6 and iTunes 11.0.5 already addressed. Other than that bug fix, there doesn’t seem to be anything notable or new with the release.
The next version of the popular Parallels Desktop virtualization software for the Mac is reportedly set to ship the first week of September. Parallels Desktop 9, which allows users to run Microsoft Windows applications side-by-side with OS X apps, will include a number of new features, including optimization for Apple’s upcoming OS X 10.9 Mavericks.
When Apple released QuickTime X alongside OS X Snow Leopard, they added a number of features, including screen recording! We’ll show you how it works!
Apple has released a maintenance update for their AirPort Base Station and Time Capsule devices, bringing the firmware version number up to 7.6.4. The update is available for all of Apple’s 802.11n-enabled base station devices, and fixes a variety of bugs and performance issues.
In this Mac Tip, we take a look at how to uninstall applications from OS X for new users to the platform.
You’ve probably already seen our coverage of the first iBooks for Mac preview, released by Apple alongside OS X Mavericks Developer Preview 5 – we’ve even posted a visual tour of screenshots. However, for those of you that prefer a little more visual flair, developer Nick Pomes has just posted something even better – a complete hands-on guided tour!