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Snow Leopard

OS X Snow Leopard Support Ends

1 in 5 Macs now wide open to malware attacks

February 27th, 2014

Much like Windows XP users who refuse to upgrade, any holdover Mac users who are still clinging to OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard should really think about making the switch soon. ComputerWorld notices that in its last two major security updates for Macs it has forsaken Snow Leopard and has instead only issued the updates …

Apple releases removal tool for ‘Flashback’ malware

April 12th, 2012

Apple on Thursday released Java update for OS X that removes a number of common variants of the Flashback trojan virus. Discovered last week to have infected more than 600,000 Mac computers, Flashback is a trojan that is capable of intercepting sensitive data and transmitting it back to an attacker. Security experts at F-Secure published …

Apple releases Mac OS X 10.6.8 update

June 23rd, 2011

Apple on Thursday released the latest public build of its Mac OS X operating system, version 10.6.8. Release notes are as follows: The 10.6.8 update is recommended for all users running Mac OS X Snow Leopard and includes general operating system fixes that enhance the stability, compatibility, and security of your Mac, including fixes that: …

Apple’s iCloud senior manager quits to join startup

June 21st, 2011

Apple’s senior manager in charge of its new iCloud solution has left the company to join online healthcare startup HealthTeacher. John Herbold held senior positions on the iCloud team and the MobileMe team before that, and he worked on a number of other projects while at Apple. Herbold joins HealthTeacher as Vice President of Product, focusing on …

Apple issues OS X 10.6.7 update for early 2011 MacBook Pro models

March 21st, 2011

Apple has released OS X 10.6.7 for Mac computers, and it includes some stability, performance, and security enhancements. It also fixes display issues that have been plaguing early 2011 MacBook Pro models. The update should make the Back to My Mac software more reliable, resolves some issues that occurred while transferring files to SMB servers, addresses bugs …

Mac App Store serves over 1 million downloads in first day

January 7th, 2011

Amidst some controversy, Apple announced Friday that its newly launched Mac App Store topped 1 million downloads on opening day. Apple launched the Mac App Store on Thursday as a central location for developers to distribute OS X software. The idea mimics the company’s iOS App Store, of course, which is responsible for the current mobile …

Twitter for Mac launching in Mac App Store tomorrow

January 5th, 2011

Longing for an updated version of Tweetie for Mac? Well, come tomorrow — rumored to be exactly at noon ET when the Mac App Store launches — Tweetie for Mac will be rebranded as Twitter for Mac and immediately available. The screenshot up top was dug up by Razorianfly, and the new Twitter application should …

Apple releases new build of OS X 10.6.6 to developers

December 3rd, 2010

Apple released a new beta of its Snow Leopard operating system to developers on Thursday. OS X 10.6.6 beta 2 comes almost a month after the first beta release of the OS, and it is listed as a Gold Master edition for developers accessing it through the Mac App Store developer program. In addition, “developer …

Safari 5 to debut at WWDC?

June 6th, 2010

According to French blog MacGeneration, Apple will unveil Safari 5 during Monday’s WWDC 2010 keynote. Not much is known about Safari 5, but according to a changelog that MacGeneration was able to get a hold of, the major new features brought forward will be Safari Reader, a 25% bump in JavaScript performance, option to make Bing …