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  • 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