Skype has launched Skype 7.0 for Mac, a redesigned version of its OS X video and audio chat client. The revamped look of the new app is intended to better match the design aesthetic of Apple’s upcoming OS X Yosemite operating system.
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Apple has now updated its “Xprotect” anti-malware system to identify two different variants of the iWorm malware and prevent them from being installed on a Mac.
Mac users should take note of a new malware flavor, dubbed Mac.BackDoor.iWorm, or iWorm, that could let hackers steal data or use infected computers in denial of service attacks on other servers.
Twitter for Mac has received a much-needed update, adding support for posting and viewing multiple photos in a tweet, along with the ability to attach photos to a direct message.
Belkin on Tuesday announced their Thunderbolt 2 Express Dock HD with cable. The docking solution includes two Thunderbolt 2 ports, allowing you to connect up to 8 devices with support for daisy-chaining up to an additional four Thunderbolt devices.
Apple on Monday released OS X bash update 1.0 for OS X Mavericks. The update fixes a vulnerability in the bash UNIX shell. The “Shellshock” security flaw was uncovered last week by security researchers. The exploit in the bash command shell in Linux and OS X could be used to deploy malicious code.
Apple on Friday attempted to reassure OS X users who felt they were at risk from a widespread security flaw in the UNIX command interpreter bash – which is a part of Apple’s UNIX-based Mac operating system – telling them that most users aren’t at risk, and a patch will be available soon for advanced users who might actually be exposed to the risks of the vulnerability.
Red Hat security researchers have discovered a new security exploit in the common “Bash” command shell found in Linux and OS X. The flaw can be used to deploy malicious code with very little effort on the bad guy’s part.
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Just ahead of the launch of both iOS 8 and OS X Yosemite, and the launch of iCloud Drive, Apple has put in place new iCloud storage plans and pricing. Customers can continue to get 5GB of storage free, or can store up to 1TB for $19.99 per month.
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Google has announced the release of the first beta build of 64-bit Chrome for Mac. Earlier this month saw Google add 64-bit support to Chrome Canary for OS X, the experimental build of the Chrome web browser.
There’s good news for Mac users who are hoping to develop software for the Oculus Rift Virtual Reality Headset platform. The Facebook-owned Oculus has released an update to their software SDK, and it adds support for OS X.
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.