Good news, everyone! Following the release of the third developer betas of iOS 8 and OS X Yosemite on July 7th, Apple has now just released the 4th developer previews of both releases as well – right in line with expectations.
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Apple’s system status page is noting that a small amount of users are experiencing an iCloud Mail outage. Apple reports the outage, which has lasted for over 17 hours, affects approximately 0.1% of all users. 9to5Mac reports that users affected by…
Apple is continuing its efforts to be open about the upcoming Swift Programming Language that will be going live this fall alongside iOS 8 and OS X Yosemite. The latest in Apple’s effort to get info out to developers, a new blog covering the language.
Apple on Thursday seeded developers, and those in the AppleSeed program, with a new version of Safari for both OS X Mavericks (Safari 7.1) and OS X Mountain Lion (Safari 6.2). The update includes several upgrades to the WebKit engine that powers the browser.
A known security hole in Adobe’s Flash player that could allow malicious users to steal browser data on Macs, PC, and Linux machines has been exploited in a proof-of-concept by a Google engineer, prompting Adobe to issue a patch to fix the issue.
Apple’s new programming language, “Swift,” received some nice Beta 3 love today, right along with the new betas of Xcode 6 and OS X Yosemite.
It’s a busy beta release day for Apple, as in addition to the previously reported releases of Beta 3 of both iOS 8 and Xcode 6, the company has also released OS X Yosemite Developer Preview 3.
Apple announced last week that it would be discontinuing development on its professional level Aperture photo management application to focus on the development of the new “Photos” app, expected early next year. Details on the new app were scarce at the time, however more information has now come to light.
Right on the heels of an update to iOS 7.1.2, Apple has also released an OS X Mavericks 10.9.4 update for Mac users. The update contains numerous fixes, including stability and security fixes, a fix for a Wi-Fi issue that prevented some Mac from automatically connecting to known networks, and Safari 7.0.5.
As if to reassure their pro users that they aren’t completely abandoning them, immediately following the news that Apple would no longer be updating their Aperture professional photography software, they released updates for their other “pro” apps.
During Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference, the company introduced a new Photos app for OS X, and the iCloud Photo Library. Now the company has confirmed that it will no longer be dedicating any resources to updating its professional photography application Aperture, nor its consumer level iPhone app, as both will be replaced by Photos for OS X.
Apple seeded build 13E25 of OS X 10.9.4 to developers on Wednesday. Apple is asking developers to focus on Graphics Drivers, Bluetooth, Audio Drivers, Finder, App Store, and Safari.
You may remember the video we showed you a few days back of the hidden “City Tour” flyover mode in Apple’s Maps app in iOS 8. While that was accessed via hidden debug menus, there is a way for anyone with access to the iOS 8 or OS X Yosemite Maps app to see the tour.
Learn how to allow and manage Safari push notifications on your OS X Mavericks equipped Mac.
Apple seeded a new build of OS X 10.9.4 (build 13E19) to developers on Thursday, just a week after their seed of the second beta of 10.9.4.
Remember OS X Yosemite’s Dark Mode, which was demoed on stage at Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference, but has yet to show its face in the Settings Menu? It’s now available via a Terminal command in the latest beta of OS X 10.10.