Mac owners are upgrading to Apple’s OS X 10.9 at an increasing rate, with one report noting the latest OS is running on over 40% of active Macs. The rate of adoption far outpaces the operating system’s predecessor, OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion.
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This year’s annual PWN2OWN hackfest saw a team of Chinese vulnerability and exploit developers take down Apple’s Safari web browser on OS X by exploiting a WebKit flaw, and circumvent Apple’s sandbox via an OS X system-level vulnerability.
A new report says Apple may be looking to expand iCloud in iOS 8 by debuting iOS versions of OS X apps Preview and TextEdit. These additions, along with improved tools for developers who wish to integrate iCloud into their apps, are expected with the debut of iOS 8 later this year.
Microsoft is looking to grab some market share away from connected note taking app Evernote, as it is reportedly set to release a Mac version of OneNote later this month.
Just a little over a week after releasing OS X 10.9.2 to the public, Apple has seeded the first test build of OS X 10.9.3 to registered Mac Developers.The new beta has a build of 13D12.
This “how to” will walk you through the simple steps of turning on DND, and setting the different options for the feature. And don’t worry, we’ll do it very quietly, so as not to disturb anyone…
If you own a Mac that still runs OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard, this is probably a good time to start thinking about updating it to a later version, as it appears Apple is finished supporting the four-and-a-half-year-old operating system.
A patch is on the way for a major security flaw in OS X, which is the same security flaw recently patched on iOS devices with iOS 7.0.6. Apple spokeswoman Trudy Muller told Reuters: “We are aware of this issue and already have a software fix that will be released very soon.”
ComputerWorld has come up with some self-calculated figures that indicate Mac users are four times more likely to upgrade to the latest version of their computer’s operating system than users of Windows machines are.
Apple released updates on Tuesday for both Boot Camp, Apple’s software that allows Windows 7 and Windows 8 to run on a Mac, and Compressor, Apple’s pro video encoding and formatting software.
Today’s MacTrast News Digest includes Flappy Bird, Apple TV celebrating The Beatles, why you should never ask Siri to read you your text messages with your wife in the car, a new OSX trojan that’s after your (bit)coin, and really good evidence that a new version of the Apple TV is on its way. (YAY!) All this, and more in the MacTrast News Digest for February 10, 2014.
A new Mac OS X trojan has been discovered by SecureMac. The trojan, called OSX/CoinThief.A, monitors a users’ web browsing in order to steal Bitcoins.
When you take a look at the screenshots in this article, you may experience some of Yogi Berra’s famous “Déjà vu, all over again.” The latest version of North Korea’s home-grown “Red Star” Linux operating system bears an amazing resemblance to OS X.
Keeping your Mac’s hard drive free of old and unwanted files can be a chore. Wouldn’t it be great to reclaim hard drive space with just a few clicks? CleanMyMac 2 allows users to reclaim space quickly and easily. Especially invaluable for users with an SSD in stalled in their Mac.
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Apple’s Mac App Store has joined in the Mac’s 30th birthday celebration with a special section of noteworthy apps entitled, “Happy Birthday Mac.”