A “Rootpipe” backdoor in various Mac OS X versions, or a security flaw that could give hackers full access to a Mac without authentication, was supposedly patched by Apple in an OS X 10.10.3 update earlier that month. But it looks like the patch doesn’t quite fix the security flaw, The Hacker News reports, as Yosemite computers are still vulnerable to Rootpipe-based attacks. Furthermore, Macs running OS X 10.9 or later have not been patched, and it’s likely they won’t be. More →
Apple recently updated its desktop operating system OS X to version 10.10, also known as Yosemite. The latest version of OS X packs tons of new features beneath a sleek redesign of the user interface, but most Mac computer users likely haven’t even mastered all of the features that were already available in OS X.
We recently told you how to access a nifty paint app that Apple hid on your Mac, and now we have a list to share that identifies 10 interesting OS X features that you might not have known about. More →
Apple’s OS X 10.10 Yosemite software introduced so many new features that users will still be trying to learn them several months after installing the update. But OS X also has some old features that you might not know about. In fact, there’s a hidden paint program on your Mac computer that has been sitting right under your nose this whole time, and a recent pose will show you how easy it is to find. More →
Want to see how OS X has evolved over the years? If so then you should check out this complete guide posted over at Git-Tower that uses well done cartoons to illustrate all of the different giant cats that Apple has used to define its platforms over the years, from Cheetah to Leopard to Mountain Lion. More →
With the holidays fast approaching and plenty of Christmas shopping left to be done, people are often under a tremendous amount of stress during this time of the year. Blowing off some steam is always a good idea, but there’s a right way and a wrong way to go about things.
The wrong way is to randomly scream at friends or family for no good reason. The right way is to download Christmas Shopper Simulator and wreak havoc in a virtual mall. More →
If you’ve been waiting for an untethered jailbreak tool for iOS 8 that works on OS X, the wait is finally over. Pangu released the latest version of its jailbreak tool this weekend, giving Mac users the ability to jailbreak their mobile devices without having to find a Windows PC or load up a virtual machine. The jailbreak is compatible with all iOS 8 devices, including the iPhone 4S/5/5s/5c/6/6 Plus, the iPad/Air/Air 2/mini/mini 2/mini 3 and the iPod touch. More →
Apple on Thursday finally released the latest and greatest version of its desktop operating system, OS X 10.10 Yosemite. The new software features a complete visual overhaul, with all new graphical elements that bring parts of the flat new look in iOS to Mac computers. But beyond the visual changes, Yosemite is packed full of great new features that add tons of new functionality to Apple’s desktop and laptop computers.
Now, you just have to learn it all. More →
The coolest new feature that spans across both iOS and OS X announced this year has definitely been the Handoff feature that will let you quickly move information and data between iOS devices and your Mac. 9to5Mac’s Sarah Guarino has put together a fantastic guide for how to use this new feature, which iPhone owners can finally use now that Apple has released OS X Yosemite. More →
Apple’s new iPads look awesome and the Retina display on those new iMacs is absolutely amazing, but software is the real star of the show this fall and Apple just released its latest and greatest desktop operating system OS X 10.10, which is more affectionately known as Yosemite, packs a slew of new features and enhancements into a completely redesigned user interface that really improves the look of Apple’s already gorgeous computer platform.
And the best part? It’s available to download and install right now. More →
New iPads are great and new Mac computers are nice, but truth be told, we’re far more excited about upgrading the Apple gear we already have with the latest and greatest software. Apple has been travelling a somewhat bumpy road lately with iOS, but the brand new version of its desktop platform OS X should be plenty stable after three different Gold Master releases in recent weeks. And now, we know exactly when we can finally get our hands on OS X Yosemite. More →
Apple’s digital voice-based assistant has already been available on iOS devices for a few years, but the company has yet to introduce the Siri for Mac as many OS X users have been hoping for. However, a new patent discovered by AppleInsider reveals that a complex Siri for Mac assistant is in the works and Apple has been imagining even more useful ways Siri could assist users on a more powerful machine. More →
Developers and people with access to developer accounts have already been able to try out the OS X Yosemite in beta form for more than a month, but soon Apple will make the beta version of its new OS available to a much wider audience. As promised at WWDC 2014, Apple will roll out a free Yosemite public beta release this summer, so anyone who’s interested in running Apple’s latest operating system on a Mac can test drive it before it’s released this fall.