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Third beta for OS X 10.10.3 Yosemite now available for developers

Apple has released the third beta of OS X 10.10.3 Yosemite to registered developers. This update includes developer APIs for the new Force Touch trackpad that is a part of the new 13-inch MacBook Pro and the upcoming new version of the MacBook. The third beta build has the version number...
Apple issues OS X security update with fix for 'FREAK attack'

Apple issues OS X security update with fix for 'FREAK attack'

Apple has issued a number of new security updates for OS X. The issues addressed in the update include iCloud Keychain and the recent "FREAK attack" SSL/TLS vulnerability. Security Update 2015-002 fixes issues on OS X Yosemite 10.10.2, as well as OS X 10.8.5 and 10.9.5. Issues addressed include...
How to keep your Mac safe for your kids

How to keep your Mac safe for your kids

How to keep your kids safe while on the Mac with Parental Controls in OS X Yosemite Keeping your kids safe while using the computer is paramount in many parents' minds. Fortunately Apple gives you the resources you need to keep your Mac safe for little ones. So today I'm going to give you some...
Should you try out the Photos for Mac public beta?

Should you try out the Photos for Mac public beta?

Is Photos for Mac ready for its public closeup? Pretty close — but don't go in without a backup. Apple released its first public beta of OS X 10.10.3 on Monday, and with it also comes the first public crack at Photos for Mac. The temptation to upgrade for people enrolled in Apple's public beta...
Apple to patch 'FREAK Attack' vulnerability in iOS, OS X next week

Apple to patch 'FREAK Attack' vulnerability in iOS, OS X next week

"FREAK Attack" is an SSL/TLS vulnerability disclosed by researchers on March 3, 2015 that can be exploited to force browsers into a weaker encryption state. Attackers can theoretically use FREAK Attack to intercept what should be a secure HTTPS connection — the one with the lock icon in the...
Apple releases first public beta of OS X 10.10.3

Apple releases first public beta of OS X 10.10.3

Apple has released the first public beta of OS X 10.10.3. This update contains stability and security fixes, as well as the new Photos app for Mac. The Photos app lets you view photos you have stored in iCloud. The app will replace both iPhoto and Aperture, and you can migrate your libraries...
No, OS X is NOT the 'most vulnerable OS' despite shoddy reporting

No, OS X is NOT the 'most vulnerable OS' despite shoddy reporting

Security, as we take great pains to repeatedly point out, is something that deeply affects people. It affects their stress and trust levels when dealing with technology. When it's misreported it turns what should be an empowering experience into one of fear, uncertainty, and doubt. And it's far...
How to access any Mac system preference in one click

How to access any Mac system preference in one click

Want to make a quick change to any System Preference setting? No need to open the System Preferences app, just click it from the Dock. Here's how! Apple guru Dave Marra recently tweeted a great Mac tip that I'm going to share with you. Make sure to check out his Marrathon.com site for more great...
The 250 still-missing emoji

The 250 still-missing emoji

Apple has added 300 new emoji to the iOS 8.3 and OS X 10.10.3 betas, but they're focused almost exclusively on inclusivity — diversity in skin tones and country flags. The watch, phone, and computer emoji have been redrawn to match Apple's current products, but it doesn't appear that any of the...
os x yosemite

Second beta for OS X 10.10.3 Yosemite now available for developers

Apple has released a second beta of OS X 10.10.3 Yosemite to its approved third-party software developers. The first beta, which was launched earlier this month, contained an early build of Apple's upcoming Photos app for Mac, which will be released to all OS X Yosemite users later this spring....
Astropad brings the Cintiq experience to your iPad

Astropad brings the Cintiq experience to your iPad

The iPad's made great progress in the sketching world, but it's still been hampered by imprecise screen mapping and styluses that can't perfectly replicate pressure. The solution from Astro HQ's Astropad is to map the iPad to a different screen entirely — that of your Mac. Astropad does for...
A plea to fix multi-group Messages — for our all our sanity

A plea to fix multi-group Messages — for our all our sanity

Though Messages has its quirks, I've been lucky to avoid most of them — I haven't had my message history disappear, nor have random contacts popped in or vanished out of thin air. I've rarely had problems with messages not being received or erroring out. But I'm not immune to every iMessage...
Photos for OS X: One week later

Photos for OS X: One week later

Last Thursday Apple released the first developer beta for their all-new Photos for Mac app. A public beta will follow at some point, and the a public release this spring. In the meantime we've published a Photos for Mac FAQ and a Photos for Mac preview. It's still in beta, so everyone needs to...
Parallels now supports running Windows 10 inside OS X

Parallels now supports running Windows 10 inside OS X

Parallels today released an update for their OS X virtualization software that will allow Mac users to download, install, and run the Windows 10 Technical Preview as a virtual machine. Yes, Windows 10 on OS X (ten) through Parallels 10. It's a mouthful, and technically experimental support right...
Aperture on OS X

Apple confirms Aperture for Mac won't be available after Photos is released

Apple has now confirmed that its current Aperture app for the Mac won't be available to purchase once the new Photos app is released to the public sometime later this spring. The Photos app was made available for OS 10.10.3 testers and developers last week. While Apple had already said it...
Photos for OS X isn't going to be a pro app — and that's okay

Photos for OS X isn't going to be a pro app — and that's okay

After the first developer beta of Photos was released last week along with OS X 10.10.3, I got a lot of questions about the app. Little questions, like "Can you still make books and cards?" (Yes.) But also big-picture questions. Is this the next generation of photo management? Will it be enough...
Photos for OS X first look: The future of ubiquitous photography approaches

Photos for OS X first look: The future of ubiquitous photography approaches

At WWDC 2014, Apple showed off not just a new Photos for Mac app, but an entirely new approach to photo and video management. Combined with Photos for iOS 8 and iCloud Photo Library, it promised to store all your visual assets safely up on Apple's servers and make them available across all your...
New UXKit developer framework identified in Photos for Mac

New UXKit developer framework identified in Photos for Mac

Apple released 10.10.3 to developers today, offering up the first release of Photos for Mac, the long-awaited replacement for iPhoto. It's not available publicly yet — only to registered developers and others with access to Apple's development builds of OS X Yosemite, at this hour. But something'...
Photos for Mac

New Photos app for Mac beta included in OS X 10.10.3 developer preview

The all new Photos app for Mac, which Apple first announced and showed off at WWDC 2014, is now available as a developer beta, included in OS X 10.10.3. The new Photos app has been made to replace the current iPhoto software for Mac. Apple has also posted more info on the new Photos app, which...
République Remastered on Unity 5

République Remastered will show off its revamped graphics for the Mac Feb. 26

République Remastered, a graphically-revamped version of the acclaimed stealth action game, will make its way to the Mac on Feb. 26. The original version of the game, from developer Camouflaj, was first released for the iPhone and iPad back in December 2013. While the original version of...

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