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  • Apple’s First Automatic Security Update Protects Your Mac In the Background

    Apple’s First Automatic Security Update Protects Your Mac In the Background

    Apple has pushed its first ever automatic security fix for OS X, with a new update signed to thwart a vulnerability associated with the use of the network time protocol that allows your Mac to automatically sync its clocks. The update had already installed for me when I woke up this morning, with a notification letting me know what was up, but required no intervention on my part and also… Read More

  • Mac Achieves Highest U.S. PC Market Share Ever In Q3 2014 According To IDC

    Mac Achieves Highest U.S. PC Market Share Ever In Q3 2014 According To IDC

    Apple’s Mac marketshare hit record highs during the third calendar quarter of 2014, according to research firm IDC. Official numbers from the firm’s quarterly PC tracker show that Apple’s Q3 shipments topped 2.34 million Macs moved during the quarter in the U.S., giving it 13.4 percent market share and putting it in third place behind HP and Dell. That’s the best… Read More

  • OS X Yosemite Is Now Available To Download

    OS X Yosemite Is Now Available To Download

    Apple’s new OS X Yosemite operating system is now available, as a free download from the Mac App Store, and you can grab it right here. The new version of OS X should work on any Mac that was running OS X Mavericks, and provides a host of new features, like Continuity, which lets you start activities on your iOS 8 devices and pick them up on your Mac, or vice versa. The new update… Read More

  • OS X Yosemite Review: Apple’s Mac OS Gets A New Look And Killer Mobile Crossover Features

    OS X Yosemite Review: Apple’s Mac OS Gets A New Look And Killer Mobile Crossover Features

    Apple’s new desktop operating system is out today, and the final version of the major software update includes lots of changes for your Mac. It’s still OS X, though – Yosemite hasn’t gone so far afield that people used to Mavericks or Mountain Lion will feel adrift, but it comes with some impressive new additions and feature tweaks that make the overall experience of… Read More

  • Live From Apple’s iPad, Mac And OS X Event

    Live From Apple’s iPad, Mac And OS X Event

    Today’s the day for Apple’s special October event, at which we’ll most likely see the launch of new iPads, new Macs and OS X Yosemite, the latest version of Apple’s Mac operating system. The event is happening live from Apple’s own Cupertino HQ, in their Town Hall Theater, and it all starts at 10 AM PT/1PM ET. We’ll be live blogging all the news as it… Read More

  • Apple Sends Out Invites For October 16 iPad And Mac Event

    Apple Sends Out Invites For October 16 iPad And Mac Event

    Apple has just made official the event many were anticipating for October, at which it will likely debut new iPads and Macs, as well as launch the public version of OS X Yosemite, the latest update to its desktop operating system. It’ll happen October 16, and we’ll be there to bring you all the news as it happens. The event will be taking place at Apple’s own Town Hall theater… Read More

  • Apple’s OS X Yosemite Reaches GM Status, Nears Consumer Launch

    Apple’s OS X Yosemite Reaches GM Status, Nears Consumer Launch

    Apple’s OS X Yosemite operating system is arriving soon, and the fact that the developer preview just reached Golden Master status, alongside a 4th public beta preview update, means we probably don’t have long to wait. Last year, Apple released its Mavericks GM build about three weeks before it released the update to the Mac App Store for everyone to download, so Yosemite is on… Read More

  • Apple Just Patched The Shellshock Bug In OS X

    Apple Just Patched The Shellshock Bug In OS X

    Last week, a big, nasty, freakishly widespread bug was discovered hiding in many UNIX-based systems, including OS X. While Apple was quick to proclaim that the “vast majority” of OS X users weren’t susceptible to the bug, that doesn’t mean they want to leave the door open even a bit. They’ve just pushed a patch for the bug, and you probably want to nab it sooner… Read More

  • 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

  • Apple iPad And OS X Event Tipped For October

    Apple iPad And OS X Event Tipped For October

    Apple has just had a splashy September launch event for the iPhone 6, but it is also gearing up for an October event to showcase new iPad and Mac hardware, plus OS X Yosemite. Bloomberg is reporting a “mid-October” launch event timeframe, and AppleInsider echoes those claims, while Daily Dot’s Michah Singleton says that October 21 will be the specific day. We’ve also… Read More

  • Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About Apple’s OS X Yosemite Beta Preview

    Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About Apple’s OS X Yosemite Beta Preview

    Apple has a new version of OS X coming to Macs this fall, and for the first time ever, it’s giving up to 1 million members of the public the opportunity to test it out in advance – for free, and without requiring they register as a developer, starting this Thursday. The purpose of the advance feedback is to gather feedback and help test the release before its wider launch, and… Read More

  • Mac OS X Gets The Dark Theme We’ve All Been Waiting For In Yosemite Preview 3

    Mac OS X Gets The Dark Theme We’ve All Been Waiting For In Yosemite Preview 3

    Apple’s desktop operating system got a little more fashionable with the new Preview 3 update of OS X 10.10 Yosemite seeded to developers today. The update, which can be installed by registered developers who have the existing preview version on their machines through the Mac App Store, lets users enable Dark Mode, a highly coveted feature that impressed when it was unveiled at WWDC in… Read More

  • iOS 7 Changed iOS, But iOS 8 Changes Computing

    iOS 7 Changed iOS, But iOS 8 Changes Computing

    Apple showed off a lot of new stuff today, so much so that it’s actually hard to process. But from a macro perspective, one thing is clear: iOS 8 actually represents much more of a shift than did iOS 7 last year, despite the fact that the visual changes in iOS 7 threw users and Apple-watchers for a loop. Read More

  • Apple Announces OS X Yosemite With Translucent, Flatter Design, Updated Notification Center And More

    Apple Announces OS X Yosemite With Translucent, Flatter Design, Updated Notification Center And More

    As expected, Apple today announced the next version of the OS X operating system at its WWDC developer conference. It includes the much-rumored flatter look that many expected after Jony Ive took over the responsibility for the look-and-feel of OS X, as well as a wide range of new features. With this new design, OS X — which has an install base of about 80 million, including about 40… Read More

  • Apple WWDC 2014 Keynote Live Blog

    Apple WWDC 2014 Keynote Live Blog

    Apple kicks off its Worldwide Developers Conference in San Francisco today, with a keynote address this morning. It looks like the show for 2014 will focus heavily on new software, including (confirmed by banners spotted on the show floor) iOS 8 and the next version of OS X. Through leaks and rumors, we’ve heard lots about a potential health tracking platform addition for iOS, as well as… Read More

  • Apple Will Stream The WWDC 2014 Keynote Live On June 2

    Apple Will Stream The WWDC 2014 Keynote Live On June 2

    Apple will be streaming this year’s Worldwide Developers Conference keynote on June 2 at 10 AM PT (1 PM ET), the company announced today. Apple only sometimes streams live video of its special events, and never announces its intent to do so this far in advance, so this is an interesting development. The company doesn’t say what’s going to be on the docket at the show, but it… Read More

  • Apple Opens OS X Beta Testing To All Users With New Seed Program

    Apple Opens OS X Beta Testing To All Users With New Seed Program

    Before today, you needed a developer account to help test Apple’s upcoming software releases before they hit the general user population. You didn’t need to actually develop anything, but it would still cost you $99 per year to partake, and technically it was still sort of against the rules. Today, Apple introduced its OS X Beta Seed Program to make pre-release Mac operating… Read More

  • Google Now Comes To Chrome On The Desktop For Windows And Mac

    Google Now Comes To Chrome On The Desktop For Windows And Mac

    Google has released its Google Now notification integration for its desktop Chrome browser, and the update will begin rolling out today and continue to percolate over the coming weeks. The new feature allows users to receive Google Now notifications on their desktop, synced the Now notifications on their phone. To enable them, users need only to be logged into Chrome on the desktop with the… Read More

  • Apple Issues Patch For OS X SSL Security Vulnerability

    Apple Issues Patch For OS X SSL Security Vulnerability

    Apple faced a considerable security threat with its SSL flaw, present in both iOS and OS X devices over the past few days. The iOS bug was plugged late Friday via the iOS 7.0.6 update made available to iPhones, iPads and iPod touches, but Macs with 10.9 went unpatched until now. The fix is out, however, so grab it and get your Macs updated to v10.9.2 as soon as possible. Read More

  • Apple Reflects On The Mac At 30 With New Video And Website Retrospective

    Apple Reflects On The Mac At 30 With New Video And Website Retrospective

    Apple is celebrating the 30th anniversary of the Mac with a new video and microsite released today featuring some fond remembrances of the machines over the years from creative professionals including Moby, artist April Greiman, photographer Jon Stanmeyer and more. The site features use cases exemplified by some of the best creative, educational and scientific professionals of the past 30… Read More

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