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.
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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.
I don’t know about you, but it irritates me just a bit whenever I connect my iOS device to my Mac and iPhoto pops up. Here’s how to prevent that.
iOS 8 and OS X Yosemite have both been released, and that means now is the time for developers to learn Swift, Apple’s great new development language!
Leaked screenshots of what is claimed to be a new version of Outlook that is to be part of Office for Mac 16 have appeared on Chinese site cnBeta, and ZDNet reports that its sources say Microsoft will be announcing the timing for its next edition of Office for Mac “very soon.”
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In its first six days of release, OS X Yosemite was installed on 12.8% of Macs in North America. That’s just slightly higher than the 12.4% installation rate that OS X Mavericks had six days after its release. Those numbers come from ad network Chitika.
Apple’s recent updates all seem to be bitten by the Bluetooth bug, as users running OS X Yosemite report they’re experiencing connectivity issues with their Magic Mouse, Magic Trackpad, Apple wireless keyboard, and third-party wireless accessories.
Apple has announced that OS X Yosemite, the new operating system for the Mac is available for download today via the Mac App Store.
This is where we’ll do a live summary of today’s Apple event. So come back at 1PM Eastern, 10AM Pacific time for a live summary of what Apple shows off on their big day!
Apple released the sixth beta of OS X Yosemite to its beta testers on Monday. The release comes just short of a week after the release of the fifth beta of the operating system on Tuesday of last week.
Skype has launched Skype 7.0 for Mac, a redesigned version of its OS X video and audio chat client. The revamped look of the new app is intended to better match the design aesthetic of Apple’s upcoming OS X Yosemite operating system.
iOS 8 has been released, and OS X Yosemite is on its way! This all means developers need to learn Apple’s new programming language, Swift, and learn it fast! Today’s MacTrast Deals offer will help you do just that!