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  • Apple Says Majority Of OS X Users Are Safe From Bash Exploits

    Apple Says Majority Of OS X Users Are Safe From Bash Exploits

    Apple has issued a public statement in response to the so-called Shellshock vulnerability, assuring OS X users that for the most part, they’re safe from any potential attacks. An Apple spokesperson provided the following to TechCrunch regarding the vulnerability, which affects bash, a Unix shell that’s part of Apple’s desktop OS: The vast majority of OS X users are not at risk… Read More

  • Simple File-Sharing Tool CloudApp Rolls Out Version 3.0, Adds Team Collaboration

    Simple File-Sharing Tool CloudApp Rolls Out Version 3.0, Adds Team Collaboration

    CloudApp, a visual collaboration tool that began as a one-man project and has now grown to nearly 2 million users, is out today with its latest release, CloudApp 3.0, which is the first to include support for team collaboration. The expansion makes sense, as the service today caters more to creative types, including designers and developers, in addition to entrepreneurs, social media… Read More

  • Apple Patent Details A Siri For Mac That Acts As A Virtual “Third Hand”

    Apple Patent Details A Siri For Mac That Acts As A Virtual “Third Hand”

    Apple has a new patent application published by the USPTO today (via AppleInsider) which details a desktop incarnation of its Siri virtual assistant. The iOS Siri software has long been something observers have expected to make the jump to OS X, but so far, only its voice dictation component has crossed the virtual divide. Now, this patent articulates in great detail how Siri on the Mac… Read More

  • Apple Updates Retina MacBook Pros With Better Specs

    Apple Updates Retina MacBook Pros With Better Specs

    Apple has updated its Retina MacBook Pro line, with new Haswell processors that edge their predecessors (also Haswell) by small amounts (200MHz), and with new base RAM for the low-end 15-inch model that doubles the amount of memory it carries within from 8GB to 16GB. The Retina MacBook Pro update is similar to the MacBook Air update Apple issued earlier this year, in that it improves… Read More

  • Apple Makes OS X Yosemite Beta Download Available To Testers

    Apple Makes OS X Yosemite Beta Download Available To Testers

    Apple has flipped the switch on the OS X Yosemite Beta today as promised, and if you’ve already signed up and been accepted to the Beta program, you can head to the Apple site for the preview to get a Mac App Store redemption code for the new build now. If you haven’t yet signed up, you can try now, but remember that Apple has a ceiling of one million members for this all-new… Read More

  • Apple Sold 35.2M iPhones, 13.3M iPads And 4.4M Macs In Q3 2014

    Apple Sold 35.2M iPhones, 13.3M iPads And 4.4M Macs In Q3 2014

    Apple has released its latest quarterly earnings report, and the hardware story is one that you might have heard before: For the most part, the company sold more devices year-over-year, with the notable exception of the iPad, which continues to see slight declines as it did last quarter. By the numbers, Apple sold 35.20 million iPhones, 13.27 million iPads, 4.41 million Macs and 2.96… Read More

  • Apple Adds A New Entry-Level iMac For $1,099

    Apple Adds A New Entry-Level iMac For $1,099

    Apple has a new iMac model today, an entry-level machine that brings the price of entry to the all-in-one desktop to $1,099, or $200 less than was the case just yesterday. The new version has a 1.4 GHz dual-core Intel Core i5 processor, 8GB of memory, a 500GB hard drive and Intel HD Graphics 5000 on board. Read More

  • Swift, Apple’s New Programming Language, Has Been In Development For Nearly Four Years

    Swift, Apple’s New Programming Language, Has Been In Development For Nearly Four Years

    At its WWDC event on Monday, Apple made waves among the iOS and Mac developer communities with the announcement of Swift, a new programming language designed from the ground up by the company’s developer tools team. The language itself builds upon the compiler, runtime, and libraries that Apple developers use with Objective-C today, which means that those already familiar with the tools… Read More

  • WWDC 2014 Event Recap

    Watch The TechCrunch Recap Of Apple’s WWDC 2014 Announcements

    Apple’s keynote for WWDC 2014 happened Monday morning, and there was a lot to digest, both for attendees and those watching at home. Apple didn’t announce any new gadgets at this year’s event, but it did upend the world of iOS and make huge changes to OS X on the desktop, which will translate to big shifts both for developers and end users. Myself and new TechCrunch writers… Read More

  • The Best News-Reading App, Reeder 2, Returns To Mac

    The Best News-Reading App, Reeder 2, Returns To Mac

    For all five of us who still prefer managing our own news-reading experience through a dedicated RSS reader application, there’s good news out today: One of the best news readers on the market, Reeder 2, has finally returned to the Mac. The Mac application had been unavailable for nearly a year, following the shutdown of Google Reader, because it was built on top of the search… Read More