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OS X Security Flaw Can Allow an Attacker Root Access to Your Mac

Posted on 29/08/2013 by Chris Hauk


A bug that was discovered in Mac OS X five months ago, and is still as yet unaddressed , can allow attackers to bypass the usual authentication process by tweaking specific clock and user timestamp settings, giving the intruder almost unlimited access to the Mac’s files.


Apple Preps Employees for OS X 10.8.5 Release With Build 12F35 Seed

Posted on 22/08/2013 by J. Glenn Künzler


It looks as if Apple might be preparing to publicly launch OS X 10.8.5, as the company has reportedly seeded a new prerelease version of the OS to its employees. The seed is marked as build 12F35, two builds higher than the most recent developer seed, released more than two weeks ago.


Report: Parallels Desktop 9 Coming in September – Optimized for OS X Mavericks

Posted on 19/08/2013 by Chris Hauk

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The next version of the popular Parallels Desktop virtualization software for the Mac is reportedly set to ship the first week of September. Parallels Desktop 9, which allows users to run Microsoft Windows applications side-by-side with OS X apps, will include a number of new features, including optimization for Apple’s upcoming OS X 10.9 Mavericks.


OS X Mavericks Developer Preview: Safari Power Saver Saves Your Battery by Pausing Flash

Posted on 26/07/2013 by Chris Hauk

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It’s happened to all of us, you’re surfing around, checking out your favorite websites, then all of a sudden you hear your Mac’s cooling fans shift into high, and your battery has dropped 10%! Damn you Flash! Well, now Apple will be giving you a tool to prevent events like this with an OS X Mavericks feature called Safari Power Saver.


Apple Seeds 6th OS X 10.8.5 Beta (Build 12F26) to Developers

Posted on 25/07/2013 by J. Glenn Künzler


Just one week after the previous OS X 10.8.5 beta was unleashed on developers, Apple has now begun seeding their 6th OS X Mountain Lion 10.8.5 beta. The update bears a build number of 12F26 – just three builds newer than the previous build. The minimal change in build numbers, and the decrease in time between updates suggests that Apple is likely nearly ready to release the update to the public.


Apple Seeds OS X Mavericks Developer Preview 4 to Developers

Posted on 22/07/2013 by J. Glenn Künzler

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Despite numerous issues with their online developer portal, which has been offline since Thursday due to a security breach, Apple has nevertheless seeded the fourth Developer Preview of OS X Mavericks to developers. The update was seeded right on schedule, exactly two weeks following Developer Preview 3.


Review: Photo Sense – An Easy-To-Use Batch Photo Editor For Mac

Posted on 20/07/2013 by John Manners


As you might imagine, when someone thinks about photo editing on Mac, the first few applications that might come to mind include Photoshop, Aperture, or iPhoto. Thanks to the Mac App Store, there are a number of other great photo editors, which have caught the eye of a lot of users. VeprIT’s Photo Sense looks to add other features, which aren’t standard in most photo editing apps, such as automatic photo enhancement, editing a group of photos at once with batch editing and image setting synchronization.


Mac Users Targeted by Fake FBI Notices from Ransomware Websites

Posted on 16/07/2013 by Chris Hauk


A method cyber-criminals have long used against Windows users, is now targeting Mac users.”Ransomware,” the hijacking of a user’s browser with a notice demanding a $300 payment to release control of the application, has long been the bane of Windows users, but Mac users have only rarely seen efforts such as this targeted against them.


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