All items tagged with "OS X"

iOS and OS X bug lets attackers steal passwords from iCloud Keychain

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Researchers cracked iCloud Keychain and bypassed App Store approval processes.

A group of six university researchers claim to have successfully bypassed Apple’s tight App Store approval processes to publish Mac and iOS malware apps. According to the report, the team presented the zero-day vulnerability to Apple back in October 2014 and were told to keep quiet about it for at least six months.

Luyi Xing, a security researcher who helped expose the zero day vulnerability, still has yet to hear back from Apple on a possible fix.

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GarageBand for Mac gets big upgrade for Apple Music launch

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GarageBand is getting a tuneup — just in time for the Apple Music launch

GarageBand for Mac is getting a sonic upgrade with 10 new drum settings and 100 new synth sounds designed for electronic dance music and hip-hop tracks.

The new features are coming June 30 — just in time for the launch of Apple Music.

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Everything you need to know from WWDC 2015

Tim Cook announces “one more thing” at WWDC 2015.

Tim Cook announces “one more thing” at WWDC 2015.

With upgrades to iOS, OS X, Apple Pay and watchOS, Apple is ready to take its massively successful platforms to the next level.

Find out what’s in store for the Mac, iPhone, iPad and Apple Watch as Apple builds on previous greatness — plus get an earful of a new little project called Apple Music — as revealed today at Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference.

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Take a peek at the new version of OS X, El Capitan

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Named after a giant granite cliff in Yosemite National Park, Apple’s latest version of OS X looks pretty good, with new ways to manage windows and better performance. Most importantly, it’s now easy to mute annoying audio in open browser windows!

Unveiled during the Monday morning keynote at Apple’s big WWDC programmers’ conference, Apple’s OS X version 10.11 is called “El Capitan.” It will be available to the public as a beta in July and a final release in the fall.

OS X El Capitan looks pretty nifty. It has several new window management features — including a split-screen mode — that make it productivity nirvana!

Here’s a recap of everything that was shown off Monday.

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Tune into the WWDC live-steam on Android and Windows

You don't need an Apple device to enjoy WWDC.

You don’t need an Apple device to enjoy WWDC.

Apple officially only streams its WWDC keynote to its own platforms and devices — iOS, OS X, and Apple TV. But you can easily tune in on Windows PCs and tablets, Android smartphones, and other devices.

So if you don’t have an Apple device handy, but you still want to watch WWDC, here’s how.

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Hardware and software predictions for WWDC 2015, on The CultCast

WWDC '15 inbound at Moscone West.

WWDC ’15 inbound at Moscone West.

This week: We’ll tell you why the 2015 Worldwide Developers Conference may be one of the most mundane on record. Plus, Apple pretty much confirms Apple TV will be your home’s digital hub; Facebook’s an impenetrable fortress with too much power; and the tale of a Bay Area woman who unknowingly junked her $200,000 Apple-1 computer … whoopsie!

Our thanks to lynda.com for sponsoring this episode. Learn virtually any application at your own pace from expert-taught video tutorials at lynda.com.

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Hardware and software predictions for WWDC 2015, on The CultCast

Show notes ahead, compadre.

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Pixelmator integrates with new MacBook’s Force Touch trackpad

A staple Mac app now supports Apple's new trackpad. Photo: Pixelmator

A staple Mac app now supports Apple’s new trackpad. Photo: Pixelmator

The new MacBook has been out for a couple of weeks, and OS X apps are starting to take advantage of its Force Touch trackpad.

Pixelmator, a popular photo editor and Photoshop alternative on the Mac, is an early example of how third-party developers are utilizing Force Touch. The app recently added support for the pressure sensitive trackpad along with a number of other improvements.

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iMac graphics update fixes frustrating JPEG crashes

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Large JPEGs can no longer stun your Mac. Photo: Apple

Apple has rolled out a new update for the iMac that promises to fix a Yosemite bug that can cause the all-in-one to freeze up when opening large JPEG files.

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How to create entirely separate photo libraries in Photos

Maybe you just want to have a library full of food pictures, you know? Photo: Rob LeFebvre/Cult of Mac

Maybe you just want to have a library full of food pictures, you know? Photo: Rob LeFebvre/Cult of Mac

One of the cooler hidden features of Photos (and iPhoto before it) is the ability to create more than one photo library. You can make one for your home photos, work photos, photos from a different camera, or those racy photos you don’t want the kids tripping over.

It’s pretty simple, but not totally intuitive – there’s no menu item to select to create a new library.

Follow our recipe to create as many different libraries as you like for separate but equal Photos access.

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Apple will kick off WWDC 2015 on June 8

WWDC 2015 is official. Photo: Apple

WWDC 2015 is official. Photo: Apple

This year’s Worldwide Developers Conference will kick off June 8 at San Francisco’s Moscone West, Apple said today. The five-day event will provide an early glimpse at the future of iOS and OS X, plus more developer sessions than ever before.

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