If Apple Music and Beats 1 weren’t enough motivation for you to update your iPhones, iPads and iPod touch handhelds to iOS 8.4, maybe the dozens of security flaws Apple patched will do the trick. Beyond the new features and enhancements in Apple’s latest mobile software update, the company has detailed numerous bugs, flaws and exploits that have been addressed in iOS 8.4.
A hidden iOS 9 feature that Apple hasn’t really explained is ReplayKit, and it’s one that many gamers, developers and other iOS users will appreciate. ReplayKit lets you easily record the action from your iPhone or iPad screen, and you don’t even have to wait for iOS 9 to roll out. A cool trick lets you record your iPhone 6 display or any other iOS device right now, free of charge, provided you have a Mac. More →
Many Mac users have complained about Wi-Fi issues since installing OS X Yosemite last fall, and Apple issued fixes in maintenance updates supposed to patch the wireless connectivity problems. In spite of those fixes, the problem persisted even after it became increasingly clear what Yosemite component was causing connection drops, and Apple did not publicly address the matter. However, Apple seems to be aware of the problem, and has finally fixed it in its newest Yosemite beta. More →
Apple with OS X Yosemite introduced a number of cool features designed to make one’s computing experience easier and more efficient. While some may already be familiar with some of OS X Yosemite’s more prominent features, Apple’s desktop OS, per usual, is teeming with a number of under the radar features which will undoubtedly prove enlightening for both seasoned OS X users and those completely new to the world of Mac.
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 →
OS X developers and users who have opted for the Yosemite public beta program have already been able to try out Apple’s Photos apps on OS X 10.10.3, as Apple rolled out several beta releases in the past weeks offering early access to the application. Now, the rest of Mac users can now finally get the latest version of Yosemite. More →
Here’s some great news for anyone who wants a preview of some new features found in Apple’s new 12-inch MacBook. 9to5Mac reports that Apple on Thursday released the new OS X 10.10.3 beta, which includes new features such as support for the new OS X gestures Apple introduced with the 12-inch MacBook. More →
One of the most important features in Apple’s Yosemite desktop operating system is the new Spotlight search, which offers users quick access to apps and files on a Mac and also a fast way of accessing certain online resources. But Spotlight apparently has a flaw that can expose certain personal details to spammers and thus disregard the privacy settings chosen by the user. More →
Apple on Monday issued its first-ever automatic security update for OS X computers, Reuters reports, looking to fix a critical vulnerability that was made public on Friday by the Department of Homeland Security and the Carnegie Mellon University Software Engineering Institute. 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 →