Apple has pushed out its first ever automatic security update to Mac OS X users, fixing a vulnerability in NTP that would've allowed hackers to turn Macs into DDoS zombies. In some ways, this finally brings Apple up to parity with Microsoft: Windows has technically had the ability to do automatic updates for a long time. Show More Summary
It's the first time OS X's auto-patcher has been used.
Apple has pushed its first ever automatic security fix for OS X, with a new update signed to thwart a vulnerability associated with the use of the network time protocol that allows your Mac to automatically sync its clocks. The update...Show More Summary
Apple has pushed out out its first-ever automated security update to Macs. The patch will fix a security flaw that could see hackers gain remote access to computers. Read more...
Apple pushed out a critical security update for Mac users today, and if your Mac is running Yosemite, Mavericks, or Mountain Lion, you’ll want to install it immediately. OS X NTP Security Update was released to users via the Mac … Read more ›
Apple on Monday pushed out an update addressing a "critical security issue" concerning a vulnerability discovered in the Network Time Protocol service, affecting Mac users running OS X Yosemite, Mavericks and Mountain Lion.
Apple today released an OS X NTP Security Update for Mac users running 10.10 Yosemite, 10.9 Mavericks, and 10.8 Mountain Lion. The update is recommended for all users and fixes a “critical security issue with the software that provides the Network Time Protocol service for OS X,” according to Apple. Check the Updates tab of the […]
Until iCloud Photo Library makes its official debut on the Mac with the all-new Photos app next spring, the only way to access those images on OS X is via the iCloud.com Web app. Of course, if it's just the most recent images you want...Show More Summary
One of the best features launched with OS X Yosemite earlier this year was the ability to make and receive phone calls from your Mac, provided it is paired with a compatible iPhone. But while it’s great receiving phone calls … Read more ›
For many Mac users, the Notification Center in OS X Yosemite has become one of the most useful tools that the new operating system has to offer. Not only does it put a wealth of information at our fingertips, it also provides alerts on breaking news, updates from social media, and much more. Show More Summary
It’s been a while since Mac OS X 10.10 “Yosemite” has been released into the wild, so we have a pretty good idea of how it performs. Mac OS X is also sometimes used as the poster child for a clean and elegant interface (most of the time, anyways). Show More Summary
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Samy Kamkar has weaponized the terrifying Bad USB vulnerability -- which has no easy fix and affects all OSes -- with a proof-of-concept attack through which he plugs a small USB stick into an unlocked Mac OS X machine and then quickly...Show More Summary
People running the open-source Git code-repository software and tools based on it, like GitHub, on Mac OS X and Windows computers could have a significant security issue on their hands. It’s possible for code to be executed remotely on such computers, according to a disclosure on the Linux kernel mailing list. “We strongly encourage all […]
Popular music tool djay Pro has made the leap from iOS to OS X with a new app on the Mac App Store, competing with the likes of Traktor. In addition, TurboTax on Thursday introduced an all-new iOS app ahead of tax season, allowing taxpayers to conveniently file wherever they are.
Total War: Shogun 2 - Fall of the Samurai is now available for Mac, introducing the acclaimed standalone expansion pack by developer The Creative Assembly and published by Sega. Joining the base version of this expansion pack will be a Collection Edition, which includes four faction packs. Show More Summary
A new update to the community-built "Continuity Activation Tool" for OS X Yosemite brings Bluetooth 4.0 USB dongle support, allowing users of some older model Macs to enable Handoff and other Bluetooth-related Continuity features on their machines without upgrading internal hardware. Show More Summary
Apple recently updated its desktop operating system OS X to version 10.10, also known as Yosemite. The latest version of OS X packs tons of new features beneath a sleek redesign of the user interface, but most Mac computer users likely haven’t even mastered all of the features that were already available in OS X. Show More Summary
Continuity is one of the cooler sets of features in OS X Yosemite, but it's limited to newer Macs that support Bluetooth LE. Now, you can easily add that feature to your older Mac with a Bluetooth dongle and a bit of software. Read more...
In the summer of 2014, Apple offered enrollees in its AppleSeed program a chance to try out the public beta of OS X Yosemite long before its actual release. Now, you can do the same thing for Microsoft's forthcoming release of Windows 10. Show More Summary