Tag: OS X

It's Official: MacOS Sierra Now Has A Release Date, And It's This September

Apple has finally announced a solid release date for the new macOS Sierra, and it's coming this September. Before bidding adieu to OS X, here are the new features in store, including Siri integration, Universal Clipboard and more.

Apple September 8, 2016

Stagefright-Like iOS, OS X Vulnerabilities Allow Remote Code Execution: Update Now

Cisco published details about a security vulnerability that might have affected Apple users on all platforms. The liability was patched, but the OEM encourages owners of its devices to update urgently.

Apple July 23, 2016

Apple Releases OS X 10.11.5, But Still No Safari Crash Fix

Apple has just released the next update for its Macs, OS X 10.11.5. Despite the list of fixes and improvements in the release, Safari still remains prone to crashing and freezing the OS.

Apple May 17, 2016

From OS X To MacOS? Apple Website Hints At Possible Rebranding

Reports about a potential rebranding of the OS X to MacOS have been making the rounds over the internet after users noticed the new term was used on Apple's webpage. In March, a developer also found the term in use in a hidden OS X 10.11.4 framework.

Apps/Software April 16, 2016

Google Chrome Testing Native OS X Notifications Support: How To Enable It

Google may be ditching its own notifications on Google Chrome for OS X by natively supporting OS X's Notification Center. More an experiment than a full blown feature, users can turn it on right now within their Chrome browsers.

Apps/Software April 7, 2016

Apple Introduces Safari Technology Preview For Web Developers: Here's What It Offers

Developers looking to see the new Safari Technology for Mac can download its preview version from Apple's developer website. While this version is only intended to run on OS X, Apple said its accompanying features will be implemented on iOS devices as well.

Apps/Software April 1, 2016

KeRanger Ransomware Holds Macs Hostage: Here's How To Protect Your System

Mac owners who run Transmission as their BitTorrent client recently got targeted by a KeRanger ransomware. We found a solution for OS X users, and it does not involve paying the hefty ransom or going back to a restore point.

Apps/Software March 8, 2016

First Mac Ransomware Goes After OS X Users: What You Need To Know About KeRanger Malware

The first ransomware on Macs running OS X have started to spread through the BitTorrent client called Transmission. The malware in question is named KeRanger, and it will encrypt a user's hard drive three days after it was installed and demand 1 bitcoin or $400 to release the locked files.

Apps/Software March 7, 2016

Apple Support Launches Twitter Account To Answer Questions And Give Tips

Apple opened a Twitter account for customer service, now allowing consumers to directly ask questions related to their iPhones, Apple Music and more.

Internet March 3, 2016

Siri Is Finally Coming To The Mac This Fall: Report

Siri is set to show up on Mac OS X 10.12 this summer and arrive in the final release this fall, according to a report. Apple has thought long and hard about this one.

Apps/Software February 25, 2016

Apple Has Updated Snow Leopard So Snow Leopard Can Update

Apple has upgraded OS X Snow Leopard, enabling users to continue to upgrade from Snow Leopard to newer operating systems, something that users should do if they are still able to.

Apps/Software January 28, 2016

Apple Acknowledges Crash Safari Code, Working On Fix: Here's How To Avoid It For Now

A mischievous Crash Safari web page has been making rounds, crashing Safari browsers for iOS and OS X users. Apple is aware of the issue and is working on a fix, but here's how to stay safe in the meantime.

Apps/Software January 27, 2016

Apple OS Bug Exposes Private Browsing Activity: User's Incognito Porn Content Loads On Screen Hours After

A student at the University of Toronto unveiled a dangerous bug, which compromises the privacy of all Incognito Mode aficionados. The bug simply fills the screen with visual content that you watched previously, even if you closed Google Chrome hours ago.

Apps/Software January 17, 2016

Mac Users Vulnerable To Malware As Gatekeeper Security Hole Not Yet Fixed Four Months After Discovery

Apple has still not provided a comprehensive solution to the Gatekeeper exploit that was first reported in September 2015. Fortunately, the security reseacher that found the bug has released a tool to patch up the problem.

Computers January 16, 2016

Turn Any Laptop Into A Touch Screen With This Neonode AirBar: Here's The Deal [Video]

Not keen on buying a touch screen laptop? The Neonode AirBar can turn any laptop into a touch screen model like magic, with no hardware installation required.

Gadgets December 17, 2015

Mac OS X, iOS Will Be Prime Hacking Target In 2016, Say Experts

As more and more people buy into Apple's hardware and software, the more hackers will be tempted to take cracks at OS X and iOS. Symantec, in fact, reports that is indeed the case as Apple's software continues to receive more malware attacks than previous years.

Apps/Software December 15, 2015

Malware Targeting Apple To Rise In 2016, Experts Warn

While Apple has long had a reputation of having devices that don't get malware, the reality is that they're just as vulnerable to attacks as other devices. According to security experts, 2016 could see a big increase in malware targeting Apple devices.

Internet December 11, 2015

BlueStacks Can Now Run Several Android Apps At The Same Time On OS X And Windows

The upgrade to the BlueStacks App Player - BlueStacks 2 - brings new functionality users' way. The upgrade now lets users run multiple Android apps simultaneously on Windows and OS X desktops.

Apps/Software December 6, 2015

Apple Releases Third OS X 10.11.2 Beta For Registered Testers

Apple has released the third beta for OS X 10.11.2 El Capitan. Users that would like to participate as beta testers can register through Apple's dedicated website for the program.

Apps/Software November 12, 2015

Blizzard 'Overwatch' Shooter Will Not Reach OS X: 'Too Challenging' To Support, Says Game Director

Blizzard said that 'Overwatch,' the company’s first-person shooter, launches in spring 2016 on a couple of platforms. Players who hoped to run 'Overwatch' on a Mac were disappointed to know that the game will not come with OS X support.

Video Games November 10, 2015

Sprint Announces Wi-Fi Calling For iPhone, iPad, iPod, Mac And Apple Watch With iOS 9.1

With the release of iOS 9.1, Sprint also launched its enhanced Wi-Fi calling feature. Calls to the iPhone can now be taken using the iPad, iPod Touch, Apple Watch and other iOS and Mac devices.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech October 22, 2015

Mac Users, Take Note: OS X El Capitan Causes Office 2016 To Sink

Mac users complain of Office 2016 problems after installing latest OS X El Capitan. Apple and Microsoft are said to be working closely to resolve the problem.

Apps/Software October 5, 2015

Steam Users Love Windows 10: Nearly 25 Percent Upgraded Already, According To Steam Hardware And Software Survey

Valve has officially released its Steam Hardware & Software Survey for September 2015, revealing strong adoption rates for Microsoft's latest OS. Windows 10 already hit nearly 25 percent adoption among Steam users, surpassing both Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 in just two months.

Apps/Software October 5, 2015

Not Digging OS X El Capitan? Here's How To Downgrade Back To Yosemite

There are two methods to downgrade from Mac OS X El Capitan back to Yosemite. Which method to use depends on whether the user has Time Machine backup of the Mac or not.

Apps/Software October 1, 2015

OS X El Capitan Features Worth Updating For

Apple will be rolling out OS X El Capitan as a free update to all Mac users Wednesday. Here are five new features that should make you want to download the update stat.

Apps/Software September 30, 2015

Apple CEO Tim Cook Again Dismisses Possible Merger Of iOS And Mac OS X

While there are now many similarities between the iOS and Mac OS X, Apple CEO Tim Cook again dismisses the possiblity of a merger between the two operating systems.

Apps/Software September 30, 2015

Kaspersky: Windows A Better OS Than iOS, OS X, And Android

Internet security expert Eugene Kaspersky stated in a conference in Australia that Windows is a more secure OS compared to iOS, OS X and Android.

Internet June 11, 2015

Apple WWDC 2015 Recap: Apple Music, Apple Watch Apps, Open Source Swift And More

Apple kicked off its annual WWDC with its keynote Monday. Here is everything that was announced and what it means for Apple moving into the future.

Computers June 8, 2015

WWDC 2015: Apple Music's 'Connect' Is A Social Network For Musicians

Apple Music, unveiled today, includes a full-featured new social network called Connect. It hopes to connect fans to their favorite musicians like never before, with exclusive video, audio and visual content.

Apps/Software June 8, 2015

WWDC 2015: Apple's Swift 2 Is Going Open Source

Apple just stunned the crowd at WWDC 2015 with an announcement that got a huge standing ovation, and it's not hard to see why: Swift 2 is going open source.

Apps/Software June 8, 2015

WWDC 2015: Safari Adds Pinned Sites And Tab Muting

Here are a couple of handy new features that Mac users are sure to appreciate in OS X El Capitan's new version of Safari. Now you can pin and mute tabs.

Computers June 8, 2015

OS X 'Sleep Mode' Security Flaw Makes Your Apple Macs Vulnerable To Hackers: What You Should Know

Mac security student Pedro Vilaca revealed an issue that would allow hackers to install malware into an Apple computer that has been in Sleep Mode.

Apps/Software June 3, 2015

Apple Watch To Run Native Third-Party Apps In The Fall Alongside iOS 9 Release

Apple has confirmed that native third-party apps for the Apple Watch are on the way. It will preview an updated Apple Watch SDK at WWDC in June for developers and release it in the fall.

Wearable Tech May 30, 2015

Photos For OS X Introduces A Slew Of New Features - What’s The Big Deal?

Apple has finally released the Photos app for OS X, boasting a number of new features over the iPhoto app that was previously found on Apple computers. Here are some of the most important features of the new Photos app.

Apps/Software April 9, 2015

Windows PC Users, Don't FREAK Out: Here's How You Can Protect YourSelf

The 'FREAK' security encryption vulnerability is actually worse than initial reports let on. There are, however, a few things every Internet user can do to shore up protection as patches are being created.

Internet March 9, 2015

Not Just Apple And Android: Microsoft Windows Also Vulnerable To FREAK Security Flaw

Despite earlier claims to the contrary, Windows is not safe from a decade-old security hole exploiting SSL and TLS sites.

Apps/Software March 6, 2015

Apple Acquires Audio Software Developer Camel Audio

Apple has reportedly acquired digital audio effects developer Camel Audio, which is known for the popular plug-in Alchemy. The audio software may be included in the upcoming Logic Pro X version.

Deals February 25, 2015

Google Project Zero Bug Hunting Team Uncovers Apple OS X Yosemite Flaws

Google points out problems with OS X Yosemite, but Apple remains mum. The vulnerabilities could enable hackers to elevate OS X permissions, though they'd first need access to a target running the OS.

Apps/Software January 24, 2015

Apple Rolls Out Critical NTP Security Update for OS X. Users Should Install ASAP

The security update for the OS X against the NTP bug is the first one that Apple rolled out automatically, using technology that the company introduced a couple of years ago.

Apps/Software December 24, 2014

Wire Messaging App Promises Simple, Beautiful Conversations, Gets Backing of Skype Co-founder

A new communications app is now out and promises to bring simple and beautiful conversations across various devices and the PC. Dubbed as Wire, the new Swiss startup is being backed by Skype co-founder Janus Friis.

Apps/Software December 3, 2014

Windows 8.1 Surges Past XP in OS Market

Windows XP has continued to fall in market share, being overtaken by both Windows 8 and Windows 8.1. Despite this, Windows 7 continues to grow, holding over half of the operating system market share.

Computers December 1, 2014

Apple OS X Yosemite Update Boosts Wi-Fi, Patches Mail Bugs

Apple seeks to resolve a host of connectivity issues with its latest update for OS X Yosemite. Version 10.10.1 of Yosemite also serves enterprise users with a couple of patches.

Computers November 17, 2014

Masque Attack: iOS Bug Catches Attention of U.S. Government -- But Not Apple's Attention

The U.S. government warns Apple users about a new vulnerability that hackers can exploit to steal user information. Apple, however, makes light of the issue by saying no user has yet been affected by the security loophole.

Apps/Software November 15, 2014

WireLurker malware targeting China Apple users, but future intentions remain unknown

A family of malware called WireLurker has been discovered, and it specifically targets Apple products. Right now it seems focused on hitting Chinese users.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech November 6, 2014

New malware targets Chinese Mac and iOS users and it's called WireLurker

A new malware targets Chinese users of Apple devices, including Mac computers and non-jailbroken mobile devices.

Apps/Software November 6, 2014

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