And the hits just keep on comin’ today, as Apple has released beta 2 of OS X 10.10 Yosemite to registered developers. The second beta is identified as Build 14A261i. Apple earlier today released beta 2 of their iOS 8 mobile operating system to devs.
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Anyone who has ever had the experience of downloading a password protected .rar file from a public dropbox or other large file source knows how annoying it can be to search the contents of the package if you don’t have the right software already installed.
Apple issued a batch of new betas to developers on Wednesday. The new betas are for the upcoming OS X 10.9.4 Mavericks maintenance update, Safari 6.1.5, and OS X Server 3.2. The OS X 10.9.4 Mavericks beta is build 13E16.
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Apple has posted the OS X Yosemite video that was shown during the WWDC 2014 Keynote. The video highlights some of the design changes and new features of the operating system, due to publicly debut in the fall.
While a number of new features for apps on both the iOS and OS X platforms were unveiled at Apple’s WWDC 2014 last week, one app noticeably received very little update love – Apple Maps.
You’re writing the Great American Novel, and you have post-it notes about your plot and characters stuck all over your monitor, your desk, the wall behind your desk, the cat… There’s an easier way. Meet Scrivener 2.
As a user, you’re warned over and over again to use a different password for every login. But remembering all those passwords is a total pain! Say hello to PasswordBox Unlimited.
While Apple’s new Swift Playground is an excellent feature that beginning developers are sure to love, one developer has discovered a highly dangerous flaw in the system, the run-as-you-type nature of Playground can erase your hard drive.
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.
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.