Nearly a full month after the previous OS X 10.8.5 beta was unleashed on developers, Apple has now begun seeding their 9th OS X Mountain Lion 10.8.5 beta to developers. The update bears a build number of 12F36 – just three builds newer than the previous build. The minimal change in build numbers, and the decrease in time between updates suggests that Apple is likely nearly ready to release the update to the public.
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VMWare has released version 6 of its popular Fusion virtualization platform that allows users to run Windows and other operating systems, on their Mac OS X desktop. New features include support for OS X Mavericks, Haswell chipset fine tuning, and support for Windows 8.1.
As Apple’s promised Fall launch of OS X Mavericks approaches, Apple today released their seventh developer preview of OS X Mavericks. 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 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.
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!