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.
OS X News
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.
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.