Here’s a fairly amusing photo coming right from Times Square. You might think that the huge billboards on display use Windows or some version of Linux. Well guess what? Probably the biggest screen to have switched to Mac yet, Times Square billboards run OS X.
OS X News
ophos has released its Security Threat Report 2013. The report shows that malware writers have adjusted to the new diversity of platforms by targeting such operating systems as Android, and yes, OS X.
A website about the Dalai Lama is hosting attack code that attempts to install spyware on the Macs of those who visit the site.
Apple consistently convinces a significant portion of its customer base to quickly upgrade to the newest version of its operating system. Microsoft… Not so much.
We take a look at a fun, easy to use, yet powerful new photo editor for the Mac: FX Photo Studio!
Apple has just begun seeding developers with the first beta of OS X 10.8.3 – the next incremental update to OS X Mountain Lion. In order to install the update, developers must first download a new configuration utility.
Apple is once again offering OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard in its online store. The operating system, which many users of older Macs found that they needed after upgrading their iOS devices to iOS 6, is available for $19.99.
In terms of preserving the original product, this is the perfect mod. Patrick Blampied of Ultimate Hipster Tech has gutted a retro Macintosh Portable, inserted the hardware of an NB100 netbook into it, and somehow got OS X running.
Ever want to save a webpage for viewing later, but in a file format that can be viewed by anyone, all graphics intact? Just saving the page as HTML isn’t convenient, you either lose the graphics, or you have to make sure to keep the graphics files the same place as the page, and it makes it a pain to send for viewing by others. Enter W3capture from Ondesoft.
AppleInsider is reporting they have received more than 30 visits from machines listed as running OS X 10.9. A handful of other computers running Intel based OS X 10.9 have been sighted elsewhere on the web.
For me, Snow Leopard is the best version of Mac OS X to date. Simple, clean, and above all incredibly streamlined and efficient. So that probably explains why recently released data from Net Applications shows that Snow Leopard still runs on 25% of Macs.
Realmac has announced Clear for Mac, the desktop version of its popular Clear for iPhone, which launched last February, and has become one of the best selling to-do list apps in the iOS App Store.
Apple released two Java updates on Tuesday, one for OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard, and the other for OS X 10.7 Lion and OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion. Both are to improve security by uninstalling an Apple-provided Java applet plug-in from all web browsers.
Apple has released two updates for OS X Server this week in quick succession, with 2.1 bringing in some new features while 2.1.1 presumably brings in bug fixes that weren’t in the previous version.
A new zero-day vulnerability has been discovered in all currently supported versions of Java, which could potentially allow attackers to install malware on around 1billion Macs and PCs.
Networking company Sandvine took a look at the web traffic on Wednesday for Apple’s iTunes Store and Mac App Store, and compared it to the two previous Wednesdays, and found that traffic spiked to nine times it’s usual levels with the release of iOS 6, OS X 10.8.2, and a load of other updates from Apple.