Apple’s latest beta of OS X 10.11 El Capitan contains some references to a pair of possible future Apple hardware releases: a new 4K 21.5-inch iMac, and a Bluetooth Remote Control.
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Apple has added 7 new Flyover cities to Apple Maps, bringing the total number of Flyover cities in Apple Maps to 148. The feature allows users to view a photorealistic flyover view of cities, including the ability to zoom in on buildings and other landmarks.
Apple said on Friday that it has rolled out a server-side security update designed to address the concerns of cross-app resource access (XARA) exploits, and is currently working with researchers on additional fixes.
A team of six researchers has discovered three serious vulnerabilities in Apple’s iOS and OS X operating systems. The flaws have been used to successfully steal data, including passwords and secret authentication keys.
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Google is working on the battery issues users have complained about when using the Chrome for OS X browser. The company is working to improve the performance of the browser, attempting to bring it up to Safari levels.
Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC 2015) kicks off later today, and Apple is expected to unveil iOS 9 and OS X 10.11, as well as their new music streaming service.
Users are experiencing issues with a number of iCloud-related services. The services have had issues since around 1:30AM Central Time.
Apple is reported to be planning to use the new San Francisco system font designed for the Apple Watch to refresh the look of iOS 9 “Monarch” and OS X 10.11 “Gala.”
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Apple on Wednesday released Safari 8.0.6 for OS X Yosemite. The update brings new security fixes to the default OS X browser. Also released were Safari 7.1.6 for Mavericks users, and Safari 6.2.6 for Mountain Lion users.
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.
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.