All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘os x’

Apple iMac And MacBook Air To Get Retina Display?

Yesterday we brought you news that the 15-inch MacBook Pro might be getting a pretty significant refresh later this summer. The main features of this update were a thinner form factor, USB 3.0 technology, and, most notably, a retina display. It turns out, though, that the MacBook Pro isn’t the only Mac getting in on the retina display action. After …

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Apple Updates OS X Leopard With Flashback Removal Tool

With the release of OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard two years ago, the release of OS X 10.7 Lion last year, and OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion coming sometime later this summer, nobody thinks much anymore about older versions of the Mac operating system. For the most part, OS X 10.5 Leopard has been put out to pasture. Apparently, however, …

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MacBook Pro Getting Retina Display?

There have been rumors for some time now that Apple’s MacBook Pro line would be getting an update sometime this year. While earlier reports suggested April, that obviously didn’t happen. Given how deep we are into May, a launch this month doesn’t seem likely either. If, as seems likely, Apple does have a revamped MacBook Pro in the works, sometime …

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iCloud Web Interface Getting Notes And Reminders

On Tuesday we brought you news that Apple was testing iOS-style banner notifications for the iCloud web interface. The notifications, which appear to have been a test that was made public by accident, revealed that Apple is at least considering bringing Notification Center to iCloud, just as it is to Mountain Lion later this summer (June?). Now more evidence has …

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Apple Releases Security Updates For OS X Snow Leopard, OS X Lion, And Safari

Yesterday Apple rolled out OS X 10.7.4 Lion along with updates to OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard and Safari. The main focus of these updates is security. Numerous security issues present in both operating systems are fixed, and Safari now blocks outdated versions of the Adobe Flash plugin by default. On Tuesday we brought you news about a worrisome security …

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OS X Mountain Lion May Be Coming In June

The release of OS X Mountain Lion may be sooner than initially expected, according to recent reports concerning Apple’s latest hiring push. Until recently the only clue anyone had to the release date was Apple’s statement that it would be out in “late summer.” Now, though, it looks like mid-summer may be closer to the mark, possibly WWDC 2012. According …

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Apple Leaks iCloud Banner Notifications

Apple is testing iOS-style banner notifications for the web version of iCloud. The tests came to light earlier this afternoon when several iCloud users reported seeing a test banner at the top of their iCloud interface. Apple first adopted this style of banner notification as part of iOS 5’s Notification Center. The next major update to OS X, version 10.8 …

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Bug In OS X Lion Stores User Passwords In Clear Text

A recently discovered security flaw in OS X Lion causes users’ login passwords to be stored in unencrypted plain text files. The files are accessible to anyone with the computer’s admin password. What’s more, with a little effort, someone who doesn’t know the admin password can get at the files as well, with a little extra effort. This flaw was …

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Flashback Malware Infection Dropping By 100,000 Macs Per Week

Infection rates of the Flashback malware that was on over 650,000 Macs at the beginning of April have been in steep decline, according to the organization that discovered the malware in the first place. What’s more, thanks to the proliferation of detection and removal tools (including Apple’s), the rate of new infections has dropped almost to nothing. Still, Flashback is …

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OS X Mountain Lion Developer Preview Gets Update, “Do Not Disturb” Feature

Apple has released an update to the developer preview of their next operating system, OS 10.8 Mountain Lion. The new update doesn’t appear to add much in the way of features, but it does bring the OS one step closer to its public release, which is expected sometime this summer. Apple announced Mountain Lion rather abruptly back in February. Continuing …

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OS X Snow Leopard Now Free For MobileMe Subscribers

Apple has begun offering MobileMe users who are still running Mac OS 10.5 Leopard a free upgrade to 10.6 Snow Leopard, as an incentive to switch to iCloud. Since iCloud requires users to be running OS 10.7 Lion, users still running Leopard and Snow Leopard can’t get it on their Macs. MobileMe, however, is effectively dead, replaced by iCloud last …

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OS X HackStore: Cydia For Your Mac, Coming Soon

Mac users will soon be getting a second App Store for their computers that mimics the free and open nature of the Cydia store, according to recent reports. The OS X HackStore is currently being developed by Russian programmer Andrey Fedotov as a more open alternative to the Mac App Store. Fedotov spoke to Cult of Mac about the project, …

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