A security firm says that the “Flashback” malware that plagued hundreds of thousands of Macs worldwide may have made as much as $10,000 a day for its authors.
OS X News
Oracle’s Henrik Stahl has announced the release of a Java SDK pack (Java Development Kit 7 and JavaFX Software Development Kit 2.1 included) to kickstart their expanded support for OS X.
Apple’s Mac App Store for OS X has reportedly crossed the 10,000 application milestone this week. It launched in early 2011 with just over 1,000 applications available for download.
Anti-virus creator and guru Eugene Kapersky has declared that Apple is ‘ten years behind’ Microsoft when it comes to security and that the Flashback malware was only just the start.
In an apparent effort to drive increased iCloud adoption, Apple is offering free OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard DVDs to MobileMe customers so that they can upgrade to OS X Lion and migrate their accounts to iCloud
Among Apple’s many intriguing designs over the years, Mac OS is perhaps the most iconic (or at least the most well-known). But how did that evolve into the OS X we know today? Graham Barlow takes us on the exciting journey of how it all happened.
Apple has just seeded a new pre-release version of OS X Lion 10.7.4 to developers. The update has a build number of 11E27, and developers are asked to focus on the App Store, graphics, iCal, Mail, and QuickTime.
Intuit announced last December that it would be developing a version of its Quicken 2007 for Mac software compatible with OS X Lion. The software is now available directly from Quicken.
Microsoft have finally pulled the wraps of Windows 8, offering a consumer preview for download.
A new variation of the Flashback trojan, called “Flashback.G” is reported to be “in the wild” and exploits two vulnerabilities found in an old version of Java run-time. People running Snow Leopard and an older Java run-time are at the highest risk.
Cult of Mac has come up with a video showing some of the great new features of the upcoming OS X release, Mountain Lion.
The OS X Messages Beta that was released to the wild yesterday will only work for Mountain Lion users once that version of OS X is released.
Did Apple investigate the idea of running OS X on iPad style ARM processors? A report from iMore says they did.
AppleInsider has a lengthy article about the 15 years since Apple’s purchase of NeXT, which was the brainchild of Steve Jobs during his time “in the wilderness”.
Brian Caufield of Forbes takes note that Apple may be running out of cats to name their operating systems with. Could “Ocelot” be the moniker for the next version of Mac OS X?
Parallels has updated their Parallels Desktop 7 virtualization software for the Mac, adding in support for OS X Lion installations, as well as for preliminary builds of Windows 8. The update also includes numerous fixes and improvements.