While the unveiling of Apple’s new programming language Swift may have taken the developer community by surprise last year at WWDC 2014, it hasn’t taken them long to adapt the new method of developing for the iOS devices and the Mac.
OS X News
Apple has pushed out an update to address a “critical security issue: for OS X. The patch fixes a vulnerability discovered in the Network Time Protocol service. The patch is for OS X Yosemite, Mavericks, and Mountain Lion.
Squirrels has released the updated AirParrot 2 mirroring app for OS X and Windows. The popular screen mirroring app now offers the ability to mirror and stream to Chromecast devices, mirroring and streaming of audio only, and discovery by Bluetooth with the Apple TV version 3.
Chinese authorities arrested three individuals on Friday that are suspected of being behind the “WireLurker” malware, which infected thousands of iOS devices via malicious Mac software users downloaded from a third-party app store.
In the wake of the discovery of an iOS security hole dubbed as Masque Attack, which has the ability to replace existing legitimate apps with malicious clones, Apple has officially commented about the issue on Thursday
Apple announced on Thursday that it is putting measures into place to block apps containing the “WireLurker” malware. The malware transmits itself from an infected Mac to iOS devices via a USB cable, thereby infecting the iOS device. Apple is preventing the infected applications from launching.
Popular Mac photo editing app Pixelmator received some update love today. Version 3.3 of the Photoshop alternative gets a redesigned interface, OS X Yosemite support, Handoff and iCloud Drive support, and more.
Researchers from Palo Alto Networks have published a research paper detailing how a new malware strain is infecting both Mac computers and iOS devices. “WireLurker” targets users in China.
iOS 8 and OS X Yosemite have both been released, and that means now is the time for developers to learn Swift, Apple’s great new development language!
Leaked screenshots of what is claimed to be a new version of Outlook that is to be part of Office for Mac 16 have appeared on Chinese site cnBeta, and ZDNet reports that its sources say Microsoft will be announcing the timing for its next edition of Office for Mac “very soon.”
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.
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.