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.
OS X News
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.
Apple has released Xcode 5.1.1 to the general public, exactly one week after seeding a golden master build to developers. 5.1.1 is a bug fix release.
Apple has seeded OS X 10.9.3 (build 13D33) to developers. This follows the previous build (13D28) by less than a week.
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.
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.”