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.
Apple has announced that its annual Worldwide Developers Conference will be held June 2-6, 2014, at Moscone West in San Francisco. You can register for tickets starting today, but this year Apple will determine who gets to buy tickets to the event via random selection after registration closes on Monday, April 7th.
Apple has finally released OS X Mavericks v10.9.2 with a fix for the SSL vulnerability currently plaguing the company’s devices. Apple released iOS 7.0.6 as well as a software update for the Apple TV in order to address the vulnerability that allowed hackers to bypass SSL/TLS verifications on shared and public networks and steal user information from affected devices, including log-in usernames and passwords, as well as other sensitive information.
Apple has seeded OS X Mavericks 10.9.2 beta 6 to developers, roughly a week after releasing the fifth beta. The latest beta arrives with build number 13C59, compared to the fifth beta which came with build 13C53. Once again, Apple has asked developers to focus on Mail, Messages, Graphics Drivers, SMB2, VoiceOver and VPN.
On Thursday, Apple seeded the fifth beta of OS X 10.9.2 to developers for testing with a build number of 13C53. There doesn’t appear to be any major changes from the previous beta which was released earlier this month. Like the last build, Apple asks that developers focus on MB2, Mail, Messages, Graphics Drivers, VoiceOver and VPN.