Users are experiencing issues with a number of iCloud-related services. The services have had issues since around 1:30AM Central Time.
OS X News
Apple is reported to be planning to use the new San Francisco system font designed for the Apple Watch to refresh the look of iOS 9 “Monarch” and OS X 10.11 “Gala.”
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Apple on Wednesday released Safari 8.0.6 for OS X Yosemite. The update brings new security fixes to the default OS X browser. Also released were Safari 7.1.6 for Mavericks users, and Safari 6.2.6 for Mountain Lion users.
Microsoft has announced cross-platform add-ins to integrate third-party apps and services into the Office platform. The company also announced tools to allow iOS developers to easily make versions of their apps for the Windows 10 platform.
Big Apple-related news out of the Microsoft BUILD conference for developers today, as Microsoft has unveiled Visual Studio Code for the Mac, a cross-platform code editor for OS X.
Pixelmator 3.3.2 was released on Wednesday. The update adds support for the new Force Touch trackpad equipped MacBooks, and an advanced repair tool, which the Pixelmator Team claims is five times faster than its predecessor.
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Tuesday saw Apple update a number of their iOS and OS X apps. Most apps simply received bug fixes and performance improvements, with the exception of Keynote, which gained support for the Keynote Remote Apple Watch app.
Apple’s iOS 8.3 security settings is preventing file manager and transfer utilities such as iFunBox, iTools, iBackupBot and others from gaining access to app directories on iOS devices.
While Apple didn’t include the Vulcan Salute emoji in iOS 8.3, you can still use it in your messages. Here’s how.
Apple has released an updated version of iTunes, version 12.1.2. The update improves support for syncing photos from iOS devices to the new Photos for OS X app.
Apple hasn’t forgotten Mountain Lion and Mavericks users in their Wednesday update frenzy, as they’ve released Security Update 2015-004 for their machines.
The latest betas of Apple’s iOS and OS X operating systems include an emoji based on the “Live Long and Prosper” salute of the beloved Spock character from the original Star Trek television series.
Apple has issued a fix for the “FREAK” (Factoring Attack on RSA-EXPORT Keys) security flaw that left OS X, iOS, and Apple TV devices vulnerable to hacking attacks.
Microsoft has announced version 7.5 of Skype for Mac, featuring support for 14 new languages, along with performance improvements and bug fixes.