OS X News

How To: Resetting the OS X Printer System (As a Last Resort)

Posted on 17/02/2015 by Chris Hauk

While the OS X printer system usually works pretty well, you’re bound to run into an issue with stuck print jobs, or even a printer that just won’t respond. When all else fails you can simply reset the entire printing system and start from scratch.


Apple Forces Safari Users to Upgrade to Latest Flash Player

Posted on 06/02/2015 by Chris Hauk

Apple has told users via a support document posted on Thursday that it is now requiring all OS X users to upgrade to the latest version of the Adobe Flash Media Player plug-in for the Safari browser. The update is required due to potential security vulnerabilities.


Apple Using UXKit, a UIKit-like Framework in Photos for OSX

Posted on 06/02/2015 by Chris Hauk

Apple’s beta of their upcoming Photos for OS X app, which was included in yesterday’s initial beta release of OS X Yosemite 10.10.3, reportedly uses a private, unreleased UXKit framework, based on the iOS UIKit framework.


Apple’s Swift Programming Language Shoots Up The Charts

Posted on 16/01/2015 by Chris Hauk

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.


Squirrels Debuts AirParrot 2 – Chromecast Support, Quick Connect, More

Posted on 21/11/2014 by Chris Hauk

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.


Apple is Blocking ‘WireLurker’ Apps From Launching

Posted on 06/11/2014 by Chris Hauk

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.