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Apple releases OS X 10.10.3 with new Photos app and more

Apple releases OS X 10.10.3 with Photos app, new emoji, and more

Apple has released OS X 10.10.3 to the public. The update, which brings along the new Photos app for Mac, is available for download in the Mac App Store right now. The third major update to OS X Yosemite adds the new Photos app. Photos for Mac lets you manage your iCloud Photo Library, lets...
Apple releases new developer and public beta of OS X 10.10.3

Apple releases new developer and public beta of OS X 10.10.3

For the second time this week, Apple has released a new build of OS X 10.10.3 to developers and public beta testers. Build 14D130a of OS X Yosemite 10.10.3 is available for developers from the Apple Developer Center, as well as the Mac App Store. Public beta testers can also get the update...
Apple seeds new public, developer beta build for OS X 10.10.3

Apple seeds new public, developer beta build for OS X 10.10.3

Apple has seeded a new beta of OS X Yosemite 10.10.3 to both developers and public beta testers today. The update, which bumps the build number up to 14D127a, brings the usual usual bug fixes and is available now from the updates section of the Mac App Store and the Apple Developer Center. Of...
Napkin, the best annotation app for Mac, just got better!

Napkin, the best annotation app for Mac, just got better!

Forget Skitch: My favorite screenshot annotation app is Aged and Distilled's Napkin. Not only does Napkin let you annotate single screenshots, but you can also arrange multiple Retina-quality screenshots on a single canvas and export them accordingly. That might sound like niche software,...
Apple seeds new OS X 10.10.3 build to developers and public testers

Apple seeds new OS X 10.10.3 build to developers and public testers

Apple has released another build of OS X Yosemite 10.10.3, both for developers, along with members of the AppleSeed public beta program. Developers can get this latest build from the Apple Developer Center, or by going to the Updates section of the Mac App Store on a Mac already running the...
Apple issues security update for OS X 10.10.2

Apple issues security update for OS X 10.10.2

Apple has released a security update for OS X Yosemite 10.10.2. Apple did not specify the content update, saying only that it is recommended for all users, and improves OS X security. You can download Security Update 2015-003 from the Updates section of the Mac App Store, or as a separate download...
Animate to your heart's desire with Hype 3 and Hype Pro

Animate to your heart's desire with Hype 3 and Hype Pro

I'm not a big fan of WSIWYG editors for the web. But Hype is something special. Tumult's Hype — an HTML5 WYSIWYG (What You See Is What You Get) web and animation editor — is approaching its four-year anniversary in May, and what a way it has chosen to celebrate: The company is releasing a...
Here's why you should turn on two-factor authentication

Here's why you should turn on two-factor authentication

These days, simple passwords aren't good enough to secure your data. Hackers are too good, and security systems flawed. Longer complicated passwords created by generators like 1Password and Safari's iCloud Keychain can help, but the best way to lock down your accounts is to add extra...
Apple releases new public, developer beta of OS X 10.10.3

Apple releases new public, developer beta of OS X 10.10.3

Apple has released a new build of OS X Yosemite 10.10.3. The build is available both for developers, as well as for those enrolled in the AppleSeed beta program. Developers can get this latest build from the Apple Developer Center. AppleSeed testers can grab the update from the Mac App Store...
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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 set up parental controls on OS X Yosemite

How to set up parental controls on OS X Yosemite

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...
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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...

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