It has long been expected that Siri, Apple’s iOS-based virtual personal assistant, would eventually make it over to the Mac. However, we have yet to see her make a debut on the OS X platform. Now, a new patent application from Apple describes an intelligent assistant that would make Siri on the Mac a reality.
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Russia has asked Apple to give the Russian government access to the company’s source code to ensure that its iOS devices and Mac computers aren’t being used for spying.
Sure, PDF has had its day, and it’s been a good run. But today you need more than just a static PDF file to grab readers’ attention. Enter Flip PDF for Mac, a powerful flip book creator that allows users to quickly and easily convert ordinary PDF files into mobile friendly, eye-catching digital media with engaging page-flipping effects.
Apple released a beta version of OS X Yosemite to the public on Thursday, and since then the share of web traffic generated by the beta OS has doubled.
Apple is continuing its efforts to be open about the upcoming Swift Programming Language that will be going live this fall alongside iOS 8 and OS X Yosemite. The latest in Apple’s effort to get info out to developers, a new blog covering the language.
You’re writing the Great American Novel, and you have post-it notes about your plot and characters stuck all over your monitor, your desk, the wall behind your desk, the cat… There’s an easier way. Meet Scrivener 2.
A growing number of Australian iOS and Mac users have found their devices have been remotely locked and are being held for ransom. Hackers have locked the devices remotely via iCloud, and the compromised devices are displaying a warning message offering to unlock the device if a ransom is paid.
Google has released VirusTotal Uploader for OS X. The app will allow users to upload suspicious apps and files to VirusTotal to allow the service to scan the file to identify any possible malware.
French site MacBidouille has reported that Apple is developing ARM processor-based Macs. The site’s “reliable source” says Apple has prototypes of several ARM-based machines, including an iMac, Mac mini, and 13″ Notebook with four to eight 64-bit ARM Quad-core processors.
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Apple has released iTunes 11.2. The update includes podcast browsing improvements, the ability to save favorite episodes to your computer, a fix for an issue that could cause iTunes to become unresponsive when updating Genius, performance improvements and bug fixes, and more.
To be filed under “Fun Things to do on a Monday Coffee Break”: One of the most mysterious world landmarks can now be explored via 3D flyover in Apple’s Maps apps on both iOS and OS X.
Apple has issued a fix for FaceTime on OS X, which resolves connection issues. The update is recommended for all FaceTime users running OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard. No fix has been released for the issues reported last week concerning FaceTime on iOS 6.
In addition to the release of iOS 7.1.1 today, Apple also has some update goodness for OS X and Safari users. Security Update 2014-002 is recommended for all users and improves the security of OS X. This update also includes Safari 7.0.3.
Awhile back we showed you how to block unwanted messages and calls in iOS 7. But what if you’re working on your Mac and the messages are still coming through via Messages for Mac? Here’s how to block unwanted messages in OS X.
For those of you still hanging in there with Snow Leopard, there’s a bit of update goodness from Apple that is now available to you. Apple has released a bug fix for FaceTime that resolves an issue that could prevent Snow Leopard users from connecting to FaceTime calls.