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OS X Mavericks Release Date

OS X Mavericks reportedly won’t launch until October

September 6th, 2013

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 …

iPhone Vulnerability

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

August 29th, 2013

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 …

OS X Mavericks Compatibility

OS X Mavericks compatible with all Macs capable of running Mountain Lion

June 11th, 2013

Apple on Monday unveiled OS X 10.9 Mavericks during its Worldwide Developers Conference keynote. The company’s latest OS X operating system brings improved support for multiple displays and enhancements to the Finder, Notification Center and more. As noted by AppleInsider, OS X Mavericks will be compatible with all Macs that are capable of running OS …

OS X 10.9 Features

OS X 10.9 to debut at WWDC with ‘core features’ from iOS

April 29th, 2013

Apple’s next-generation OS X 10.9 software is obviously launching this year, and a new report claims to reveal several details about the upcoming OS that will debut at WWDC 2013. 9to5Mac on Monday reported a number of features seemingly set to debut in OS X 10.9, which it says has been given the codename “Cabernet” internally …

New IMac Boot Camp Fix

Quick fix for Boot Camp brings Windows 8 to new iMac computers

January 2nd, 2013

Early adopters of Apple’s (AAPL) new iMac computers who chose the 3TB Fusion Drive model have been unable to use Boot Camp Assistant. The program, which allows OS X users to install a Windows partition on their computers, is limited to drives of up to 2.2TB. Apple has hinted that the software may be updated in …

BlueStacks App Player OS X

750,000 Android apps invade OS X thanks to BlueStacks App Player

December 27th, 2012

Earlier this year, BlueStacks App Player made headlines by allowing Android apps run on Microsoft’s (MSFT) Windows 8 platform. The company announced on Thursday its App Player is now available in beta form for free on Mac, giving OS X users access to 750,000 Android apps normally reserved for smartphones and tablets.

Apple hires ex-Microsoft hacker to beef up operating system security

December 6th, 2012

When Apple (AAPL) needs talent, it knows exactly where to look first: the sea of hackers. Kristin Paget, a former Microsoft (MSFT) hacker now officially works for Apple, reports Wired. Paget, now a core operating system security researcher at Apple, was once responsible for discovering bugs in Windows Vista before Microsoft shipped it in 2007. …

Windows 8 Steam Usage

Windows 8 speeds to fourth-most used OS among PC gamers according to Steam survey

December 3rd, 2012

So much for the resistance from PC gamers. Steam’s latest hardware survey reveals Microsoft’s (MSFT) radically redesigned Windows 8 is now the fastest growing operating system among Steam users. The survey shows 4.69% of Steam users have jumped onboard Windows 8 making it the platform’s fourth-most used OS, behind Windows 7, XP and Vista. Although Steam …

Mac Pro computers reportedly won’t boot after new OS X 10.7.5 Lion update

September 20th, 2012

Wednesday was apparently not Apple’s (AAPL) best day when it comes to software updates. First, iOS 6 users were sent into a frenzy when Wi-Fi connections stopped working after they updated to Apple’s latest mobile OS. Thankfully, the problem turned out to be an issue with Apple’s website rather than iOS 6 itself, and the …