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OS X v10.10 screenshots leaked

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.

iPhones, iPads, and Macs hacked in Australia

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.

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Apple releases OS X Mavericks update, brings 4k resolution support

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.

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The power of free: OS X Mavericks running half of Internet connected Macs

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 opens OS X beta seed program to all Mac users

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’s WWDC set for June 2-6, tickets awarded via lottery

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 releases OS X Mavericks 10.9.2 with fix for SSL vulnerability

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 releases OS X Mavericks 10.9.2 beta 6 to developers

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.

Apple releases OS X Mavericks 10.9.2 beta 5 to developers

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.

Apple seeds third beta of OS X Mavericks 10.9.2 to developers

On Thursday, Apple seeded the third beta of OS X Mavericks 10.9.2 to developers with build number 13C44. Since the release of OS X Mavericks and following updates, Apple has started to ask developers to focus on Mail, Messages, graphics drivers, and other features to address in future updates. The second beta allowed users to block people on iMessage and FaceTime like iOS 7, which is very useful for spam messages and calls.

Apple seeds OS X Mavericks 10.9.2 beta to developers

Less than a week after Apple released OS X 10.9.1 to the public, the company has released the first beta of OS X 10.9.2 to developers. The first beta arrives with a build number of 13C32 and doesn’t specify what the update contains. Instead, developers are asked to focus on Mail, Messages, VPN, Graphics Drivers, and VoiceOver, though there are reports the new update contains new features, including FaceTime Audio.

Apple releases OS X Mavericks 10.9.1 to public

Apple has finally released the long awaited OS X Mavericks 10.9.1 with improvements for Gmail support, Shared links, and VoiceOver. Since the release of iOS 7 in September and OS X Mavericks in October, Apple has really been on top of updates. The company released several iOS 7 updated and also updated a number of individual applications in OS X Mavericks.