Mac OS X
Apple released OS X 10.9.4 to the public about a month ago, and has since been working on their next beta of OS X Mavericks. That was released to developers yesterday, when the company began to seed the OS X v10.9.5 beta (with built number 13F7) through the Mac Dev Center. Apple has asked OS X developers to focus on different aspects of the operating system, including graphics, Safari, USB, and USB smart cards.
Yosemite represents the most drastic Mac OS interface shift since the original OS X Aqua interface with its pinstripes and lickable buttons. I guess it’s appropriate that this version be opened up for beta testing just like its predecessor. Here are my impressions from my first day using the new OS X.
There’s still time to register for Apple’s OS X Beta Program before the OS X Yosemite beta test begins today at 11 a.m. Pacific. Act quickly since only the first million who sign up can participate. All you need is an Apple ID, a Mac running OS X Mavericks, and if you’re lucky you’ll be given a redemption code to download the beta from the Mac App Store.
A survey indicates the iPad holds 90-plus percent of the enterprise tablet market, but others contend it’s not just the iOS making inroads in corporate IT these days. Should Microsoft be worried?
Apple has pushed out the OS X 10.9.4 update for all Mac users, bringing a couple of enhancements to the Mac’s security, compatibility, and stability. The update fixes a couple of bugs that should improve Wi-Fi connectivity and address the wake-from-sleep issue, and also comes with at update to the Safari browser, bringing it to v7.0.5.
There is now an overwhelming number of reports and rumors surrounding the much needed and desired iMac update, and it seems more likely the next iMac with come with a Retina display. Included in the OS X Yosemite beta is a file that details resolution scaling for the operating system, and included in that file are references to an iMac in conjunction with the Retina display resolution.
“Of course, we’re always feature focused,” is how Tim Cook led into the updates OS X will be getting in its next release. What features? Here’s a quick rundown of the fantastic new updates we’ll be getting in OS X Yosemite, including updates to Mail, Safari, and Notification Center, as well as the newly announced iCloud Drive and Continuity.
Screenshots of what appears to be OS X v10.10 for Apple’s Mac computers have been leaked online by a now defunct Reddit account. The screenshots appear to be genuine and provide a good overview of at least some of the large changes expected to be a part of OS X 10.10. Apple is likely to announce OS X 10.10 at WWDC 2014 later today.
Based on reports from Australia, some iPhone, iPad, and Mac devices are being hacked, locked and held hostage until the owners send money via PayPal. Some have received messages saying “Device hacked by Oleg Pliss,” along with an email address where they can send money to regain access.
After quite some time in testing, Apple has released the OS X v10.9.3 software update. The OS X Mavericks update brings a couple of new exciting features, such as 4k resolution display support for a full range of all Apple line of products. This will allow users to plug their Macs into an external 4K high-res display monitor or television set giving, allowing to view content displayed at a larger scale.
Neither OS X 10.7 Lion nor 10.8 Mountain Lion reached the usage share level Mavericks attained in March, with Lion having topped out at 47% while Mountain Lion managed 49%. Of the last four versions of OS X, only Snow Leopard (which was “newest” for nearly two years), exceeded 50%. The difference with OS X Mavericks, of course, is that it’s a free upgrade from any version of OS X from Snow Leopard on.
Apple has just opened its OS X Beta Seed Program to all Mac users. This means that all Mac users can have access to beta versions of the latest OS X releases, not only those who opted to pay $99/year. To join the OS X Beta Seed Program, all you have to do is sign up using your existing Apple ID, and accept the Beta Seed and Confidentiality Agreement.