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.
OS X News
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.
While the OS X printer system usually works pretty well, you’re bound to run into an issue with stuck print jobs, or even a printer that just won’t respond. When all else fails you can simply reset the entire printing system and start from scratch.
While it’s pretty obvious how to save a photo to your iOS device in Messages, it’s not as obvious in the Mac version of the same app. Here’s how.
Apple has told users via a support document posted on Thursday that it is now requiring all OS X users to upgrade to the latest version of the Adobe Flash Media Player plug-in for the Safari browser. The update is required due to potential security vulnerabilities.
Apple’s beta of their upcoming Photos for OS X app, which was included in yesterday’s initial beta release of OS X Yosemite 10.10.3, reportedly uses a private, unreleased UXKit framework, based on the iOS UIKit framework.
Adobe on Saturday released a critical update to its Flash player software, patching a vulnerability that could allow attackers to take control of a Mac or PC. The flaw is reportedly already being exploited out in the wild by the bad guys.
Apple released a major update to Logic Pro X on Wednesday, bringing the professional digital audio workstation software up to version 10.1. Apple also released a new version of Logic Remote for the iPad.
While the unveiling of Apple’s new programming language Swift may have taken the developer community by surprise last year at WWDC 2014, it hasn’t taken them long to adapt the new method of developing for the iOS devices and the Mac.
Apple has pushed out an update to address a “critical security issue: for OS X. The patch fixes a vulnerability discovered in the Network Time Protocol service. The patch is for OS X Yosemite, Mavericks, and Mountain Lion.