OS X Swift File Deletion

Apple’s Swift makes it easier than ever to accidentally delete every file on your Mac

By on June 4, 2014 at 3:05 PM.

Apple’s Swift makes it easier than ever to accidentally delete every file on your Mac

Both iOS 8 and OS X Yosemite were clearly the focus of Apple’s WWDC keynote, but one of the biggest surprise announcements was the reveal of Swift, a new programming language for developers. One of the language’s most noteworthy features, the playground, allows developers to test their code as they type, but without a “sandbox” to protect the computer, this can lead to some very unfortunate accidents. More →

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Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite

Check out the first image of Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite from WWDC 2014

By on June 2, 2014 at 12:41 PM.

Check out the first image of Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite from WWDC 2014

One of the biggest announcements primed for Apple’s WWDC 2014 keynote today is the latest update for OS X. Thanks to Mashable’s Lance Ulanoff, we have been given an enticing preview of the real OS X 10.10 ahead of the keynote as he managed to snap a photo of the iMacs Apple will be using to demonstrate the new software. As expected, Apple has seemingly begun to merge the design of iOS with OS X for its latest desktop software, complete with a new dock that should look very familiar to any iPhone owners. We expect to hear plenty more after 1pm once the keynote is underway.

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Mac OS X 10.10 Features

Leaked screenshots show OS X 10.10 for the first time

By on June 2, 2014 at 9:05 AM.

Leaked screenshots show OS X 10.10 for the first time

A Reddit user with a throwaway account has posted a series of images showing various OS X 10.10 features. This is “the new OS X,” he wrote, adding that he took the photos himself at Apple in California. While the user has since removed the images from Reddit and deleted his account, the pictures have apparently been verified by one of Reddit’s mods, and also by MacRumors’ sources. More →

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Mac OS X Keyboard Shortcuts for Internet

The ultimate list of Mac shortcuts for all your favorite Internet services

By on May 28, 2014 at 3:56 PM.

The ultimate list of Mac shortcuts for all your favorite Internet services

Mac users looking to get around faster while dealing with various popular online services and apps including Gmail, Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, WordPress, Pocket, Feedly, Google+, Google Docs, Dropbox, Evernote, Spotify, Soundcloud and Tumbler should check out BufferApp’s extensive list of keyboard shortcuts for OS X devices, which offers users more than 111 shortcuts for these online tools. More →

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iOS 7 Jailbreak OS Experience

Awesome iOS jailbreak app brings OS X features to iPad

By on May 7, 2014 at 1:39 PM.

Awesome iOS jailbreak app brings OS X features to iPad

Even though Apple thinks unifying the iOS and OS X universes — in a similar manner to Microsoft’s “no-compromise” Windows approach — would be a waste of energy, the two operating systems have various things in common, allowing users to somewhat merge their iPhone/iPad and Mac universes. However, some developers have actually worked on making the two operating systems more similar, iTwe4kz revealed on YouTube. More →

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OS X 10.9.2 Update  SSL Security Flaw

Critical OS X Mavericks update fixes huge security flaw on Macs

By on February 25, 2014 at 2:35 PM.

Critical OS X Mavericks update fixes huge security flaw on Macs

After releasing an iOS fix to address a critical SSL security issue last week, Apple on Tuesday issued an update for its OS X Mavericks operating system (OS X 10.9.2) to address the matter, but also to fix other issues and add new features, including support for FaceTime audio calls, call waiting for FaceTime, and iMessage blocking on the Mac. The full change log for Apple’s OS X 10.9.2 update follows below. More →

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North Korea's Red Star OS

Here’s one Mac knockoff Apple might not be able to sue

By on February 6, 2014 at 7:00 PM.

Here’s one Mac knockoff Apple might not be able to sue

North Korea has upgraded the Red Star OS computer operating system it uses in computers found in schools and libraries to mimic Apple’s Mac OS X, BBC News reports, a departure from the previous Windows-like Red Star OS version. Screenshots showing the revamped Red Star OS interface have been obtained from an American computer scientist, who purchased the Linux-based software in the region and posted on NorthKoreaTech. More →

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Dell XPS 15 Video OS X

Video: Dell’s plan to sell Windows 8 PCs: Pretend they run OS X

By on February 3, 2014 at 2:59 PM.

Video: Dell’s plan to sell Windows 8 PCs: Pretend they run OS X

It’s safe to say that Dell’s marketing team won’t be getting any special “thank you” cards from Microsoft this year. The Verge has spotted a new ad for Dell’s new Dell XPS 15 laptop that seemingly dual boots Windows 8 and OS X. Of course, the computer only runs Windows 8 and it looks like the advertising agency took a little too much creative license with the way it decided to show off its best features. The most comical part comes when the woman in the video swipes Windows 8’s Metro interface from the right-hand side of the screen and it immediately switches to OS X. The full video is posted below. More →

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Apple OS X 10.10 Design

Apple expected to give OS X ‘flatter’ look… but nothing as drastic as iOS 7

By on January 27, 2014 at 2:05 PM.

Apple expected to give OS X ‘flatter’ look… but nothing as drastic as iOS 7

So now that Apple has done a thorough overhaul of iOS in the form of the flatter, brighter iOS 7, can we expect a similar sea change for its OS X desktop operating system? 9to5Mac’s Mark Gurman says that’s not likely to happen this year, although he is hearing that Apple’s upcoming OS X 10.10 operating system will give the platform a slightly flatter look and will take some features that Apple introduced with iOS 7 including “improved notifications” and “perhaps AirDrop compatibility with iOS and Siri.” Gurman also expects that there “will be a little bit more white space, more defined menu bars, and squared-off window controls,” but he doesn’t expect Apple to completely redo colors and app icon designs from top to bottom as it did with iOS 7. In other words, Mac users who dread the day when iOS 7’s flat, brightly-colored icons show up on their desktops can rest easy… for now.

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Apple iOS OS X Merger

Apple exec: Merging iOS and OS X would be a ‘waste of energy’

By on January 24, 2014 at 9:25 AM.

Apple exec: Merging iOS and OS X would be a ‘waste of energy’

In an interview with Macworld, Apple’s Phil Schiller, Bud Tribble and Craig Federighi said that the company has no intention to merge iOS and OS X, as some people see it as the natural thing to do with these operating systems in the future.  More →

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OS X Mavericks Download

Apple says OS X Mavericks will launch today for free

By on October 22, 2013 at 1:25 PM.

Apple says OS X Mavericks will launch today for free

There is no question that Apple’s fifth-generation iPad and second-generation iPad mini are the stars of the show on Tuesday, but the company has plenty more in store as well. Among the announcements from Apple’s press conference in San Francisco on Tuesday is an official launch date for the next major release of Apple’s desktop operating system, OS X Mavericks. Apple unveiled version 10.9 of OS X this past June at its annual WWDC developer conference and said the software would become available to the public sometime in the fall. As promised, OS X Mavericks will launch today and the upgrade will be free for any and all Mac users, regardless of their PC model. OS X Mavericks includes a number of new features, such as several redesigned apps, iCloud keychain support, big improvements to the Safari Web browser, Notifications Center enhancements, the addition of Finder tabs and more.

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OS X Mavericks Release Date

OS X Mavericks reportedly won’t launch until October

By on September 6, 2013 at 9:40 AM.

OS X Mavericks reportedly won’t launch until October

Apple unveiled OS X 10.9 Mavericks earlier this at WWDC, but has had very little to say about an official release date since then. With the release of iOS 7 right around the corner, many had assumed Mavericks would launch at around the same time — but according to 9to5Mac, the latest OS X will release at the end of October. Any computer that can run Mountain Lion will also be able to run Mavericks when it makes its way out of beta this fall. Some of Mavericks’ new features include tabs for Finder, an improved Notification Center, faster applications and a redesigned calendar. The late release will give Apple time to focus mainly on iOS7 and the accompanying iPhone 5S and 5C for the next month.

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iPhone Vulnerability

Huge iOS, OS X vulnerability uncovered that can render apps unusable

By on August 29, 2013 at 10:40 AM.

Huge iOS, OS X vulnerability uncovered that can render apps unusable

Android might be targeted by hackers and malware far more often than Apple’s iOS platform, but that doesn’t mean devices like the iPhone and iPad are immune to threats. A post on Russian website Habrahabr.ru draws attention to a fairly serious vulnerability that allows nefarious users to remotely crash apps on iOS 6, or even render them unusable. The vulnerability is seemingly due to a bug in Apple’s CoreText font rendering framework, and OS X Mountain Lion is affected as well. More →

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