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Apple finally patches Bash Shellshock vuln that WAS NOT A WORRY, OK?

Apple and F5 are the latest big-name vendors to post responses to the “Shellshock” vulnerability in Bash. Just days after saying “the vast majority of OS X users are not at risk”, Cupertino has posted Bash fixes for OS X Lion, Mountain Lion, and Mavericks. The fix is now available in OS X users' Software Update. It would, …
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Apple and world HACKED by Facebook plunderers

Apple, Facebook and "hundreds of other companies" have had their Mac computers hacked in a sophisticated campaign mounted by an unknown adversary. Attackers were able to infect Apple, along with other businesses around the world with Mac malware delivered via a Java zero-day vulnerability, Reuters reported on Tuesday, after …
Jack Clark, 19 Feb 2013
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Apple iCloud collapse forces fanbois to shower, meet face-to-face

Apple's iCloud servers conked out for roughly five hours last night, knackering online chat services iMessage and FaceTime, and iCloud storage. Affected fanboys had little access to the Cupertino cloud from 1145 to 1630 PT on Sunday, or 1945 to 0030 GMT on this side of the Pond. The service is now working, although the loss of …
Anna Leach, 19 Nov 2012
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Apple Java update fails to address mega-flaw – researcher

Apple released a Java update on Wednesday but it does not tackle a high-profile flaw that has become the target of attacks over recent weeks. Java for OS X 2012-005 and Java for Mac OS X 10.6 Update 10 offer patched versions of Java for OS X Lion and Mountain Lion systems that tackle CVE-2012-0547. But this is a different …
John Leyden, 06 Sep 2012
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Sleek new Macs violate fanbois' Retinas with display garbage

Buyers of Apple's "jaw-dropping" Retina display MacBooks are indeed picking their chins off the floor - in reaction to bizarre on-screen glitches blighting the expensive lap-warmers. Two fanboi-support forum topics have sprung up to detail problems encountered when the shiny kit runs Mac OS X Lion and is woken up from sleep. …
Anna Leach, 16 Jul 2012
Apple's online store splash page on June 11, 2012

Apple introduces 'next generation' MacBook Pro with retina display

In addition to updating its existing MacBook Air and MacBook Pro lines, Apple has introduced what it's calling the "next generation" MacBook Pro, complete with a 15.4-inch, 2880-by-1800 pixel, 220ppi "retina display". "It's the most beautiful computer we have ever made," said Apple marketing honcho Phil Schiller during the …
Rik Myslewski, 11 Jun 2012
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Apple finally deploys Mac Flashback Trojan terminator

Apple has released a tool that removes the infamous Flashback Trojan from infected Macs. The utility, billed as a Java security update, also disables Java applets by default - but only on machines running OS X Lion, the latest version. The update turns off Java applet execution by default for all browsers, not just Safari. …
John Leyden, 13 Apr 2012
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Apple patches steaming heap of Safari bugs

Apple has released an update for its Safari browser that patches a record number of serious security vulnerabilities, promises JavaScript performance improvements, and eliminates the annoying "white flash" page-switching bug. The JavaScript performance increase isn't trivial: Apple promises an "up to" 11 per cent speed-up. …
Rik Myslewski, 13 Mar 2012
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Apple pushes out Mac OS X update to fix Time Machine fail

Apple has released a supplemental update to Mac OS X Lion that fixes a problem with the Time Machine back-up system. Some Lion users are currently experiencing errors while attempting to restore from a Time Machine backup, or even attempting to back up on the feature – as described on this Mac help forum here – so the fix is …
Anna Leach, 06 Mar 2012
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New password-snatching Mac Trojan spreading in the wild

Security watchers warned on Friday that a new variant of a Mac-specific password-snatching Trojan horse is spreading in the wild. Flashback-G initially attempts to install itself via one of two Java vulnerabilities. Failing that, the malicious applet displays a self-signed certificate (claiming to be from Apple) in the hope …
John Leyden, 24 Feb 2012
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Apple's Messages beta will self-destruct on Mountain Lion launch

The beta build of Apple's new Messages app for Macs, released as a free download yesterday, will self-terminate unless you buy Mac OS X Mountain Lion when it comes out in the summer. So don't get too used to it if you're not going to upgrade your operating system. Of course if you rushed to download the beta Messages app …
Anna Leach, 17 Feb 2012
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Apple FileVault cracked in under an hour by forensics biz

Apple's FileVault disk encryption can be circumvented in less than an hour, according to a computer forensics firm. Passware claims the latest version of its toolkit (Passware Kit Forensic v11.3) can also unlock volumes encrypted using TrueCrypt, a disk encryption software that ranks alongside PGP as the choice of privacy- …
John Leyden, 03 Feb 2012
Wacom Bamboo Fun S Pen and Touch graphics tablet

Wacom Bamboo Fun S Pen and Touch

Review Take TWO pointing devices into the shower? Not me, I use Wac-and-Go. When I first saw this product demonstrated – a graphics tablet with pressure-sensitive stylus but whose surface equally supports touch gestures – I thought I’d seen the best creative gadget ever. Wacom Bamboo Fun S Pen and Touch graphics tablet Wacom's …
Alistair Dabbs, 19 Jan 2012

Intel ignores Steve Jobs, adds touchscreen to Ultrabook

CES 2012 Intel's research department has overruled Steve Jobs: touchscreens have been added to the next generation of Chipzilla's Ultrabook spec. "Touch skipped the notebook, skipped the Ultrabook. It was dedicated to phones, it was dedicated to tablets," Mooly Eden, general manager of Intel's PC Client Group told his audience on …
Rik Myslewski, 10 Jan 2012
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Microsoft prepping Office for iPad?

Microsoft is said to be preparing a version of its Office productivity suite for Apple's überpopular fondleslab, the "magical and revolutionary" iPad. So say unnamed sources speaking – fittingly enough – to The Daily, Rupert Murdoch's less than wildly successful iPad newspaper, launched with great fanfare this February. The …
Rik Myslewski, 30 Nov 2011
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Microsoft issues first upgrade to Office 365

Microsoft has issued its first update to the Office 365 cloud portfolio, adding support for the Windows Phone 7.5 Mango release and Apple’s OS X Lion operating system, and updating storage and sharing services. The update contains over 30 new features (although some of these stretch the term "new"), including major revisions …
Iain Thomson, 29 Nov 2011
Apple MacBook Pro 13in Core i5 laptop

Apple MacBook Pro 13in Core i5 laptop

Review Guilty, your honour. In mitigation, I would like to assure the jury that I do not automatically adore everything with Apple branding on it, nor have I any intention of jacking off over a Steve Jobs biography. I just happen to like the current range of Apple MacBook Pro notebook computers, that’s all. Is it such a crime? Apple …
Alistair Dabbs, 24 Nov 2011
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Mozilla promises more speed with Firefox 9 beta

Mozilla has released the first beta of Firefox 9, just days after the release of the eighth build of the popular open source browser. The Firefox 9 beta, available for Windows, Mac, and Linux, promises to be faster than previous builds thanks to type inference technology now built into Mozilla’s SpiderMonkey JavaScript engine …
Iain Thomson, 12 Nov 2011
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Apple requires Mac App Store candidates to be sandboxed

Developers submitting applications to Apple's Mac App Store will soon be required to add an extra layer of security for their wares to be accepted. Beginning in March, all apps submitted must implement sandboxing, a protection that tightly restricts the way applications can interact with other parts of the operating system. By …
Dan Goodin, 03 Nov 2011
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Microsoft flags Firefox and Chrome for security failings

Microsoft has unveiled a website aimed at raising awareness of browser security by comparing the ability of Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, and Google Chrome to withstand attacks from malware, phishing, and other types of threats. Your Browser Matters gives the latest versions of Firefox and Chrome a paltry 2 and 2.5 points …
Dan Goodin, 11 Oct 2011

Apple turns the screws on reseller channel

Channel bully boy Apple is halving the early settlement discount for resellers across Europe in a phased rollout. Standard payment terms are 30 days. Previously dealers that paid invoices within 15 days were eligible for a 1 per cent rebate on the order, but this is falling to just 0.5 per cent, further squeezing Apple's …
Paul Kunert, 30 Sep 2011
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Mac security update leaves users open to ugly Flashback

Apple has updated the malware protection built into its Mac operating system to flag a recently discovered trojan that hijacks users' machines by masquerading as a benign document. Malware disguised as an Adobe Flash installer, meanwhile, remained unchecked. The file quarantine, which Apple snuck into a prerelease version of …
Dan Goodin, 27 Sep 2011
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Apple makes a hash of password security (again)

Apple has dropped a couple of monumental password security clangers with the release on OS X Lion, according to security blogger Patrick Dunstan. Dunstan, who posted an important piece on cracking Mac OS X passwords a couple of years ago, decided to revisit the subject with the release of OS X Lion (version 10.7). He …
John Leyden, 19 Sep 2011
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Google's Native Client goes live in Chrome

Google has officially launched Native Client – a means of securely running C and C++ code inside a browser – as part of a new stable version of its Chrome browser that activates this rather controversial sandboxing technology. Mountain View turned on Native Client, aka NaCl, in the Chrome beta last month, and on Friday, it …
Cade Metz, 16 Sep 2011
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VMware links Workstation 8 hypervisor to ESXi

VMware has spruced up its two virtualization hypervisors for client computers: Workstation 8 for x64 PCs and Fusion 4 for x64 machines with an Apple brand on them. Both Workstation and Fusion are what are called type 2 or hosted hypervisors, which means they run atop an operating system running on a PC, allowing for the OS to …
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Apple's new Lion beta bakes in iCloud

Apple's iCloud has floated a bit closer with the release of a new beta of Mac OS X Lion version 10.7.2 that integrates the cloudy services package into the OS itself. It's been a busy few days for Apple's beta-shippers. Last Friday, they released the latest betas of iTunes 10.5 (beta 8) and iWork for iOS (beta 3), and on …
Rik Myslewski, 12 Sep 2011
Apple MacBook Pro 17in

Apple MacBook Pro 17in 2011

Review A slap across the face is what I need. It’s the only language I understand. My problem is that I have played with too many Apple MacBooks over the past 18 months. They were starting to look similar, a little standard perhaps, maybe even ordinary. Apple MacBook Pro 17in Quad core as standard: Apple's 17in MacBook Pro So I …
Alistair Dabbs, 23 Aug 2011
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Mac OS X Lion gets bug-squashing update

Apple has released an update for its new Mac OS X 10.7, aka Lion, that promises to fix a number of vexing bugs that have been burbling into view in discussions on Apple's user forums. The update, version 10.7.1, comes in four flavors: a general update for both Mac OS X Lion client and server, an update specific to the 2011 …
Rik Myslewski, 16 Aug 2011
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Apple sells world's most expensive flash drive

You can now purchase Apple's Mac OS X 10.7, aka Lion, on a flash drive for $69 – and, yes, it's the exact same operating system that's available at the online Mac Store for $29.99. The USB thumb drive is available through Apple's online store, where Apple explains that the $69 lets you install the company's new OS without a …
Rik Myslewski, 16 Aug 2011

Apple resellers squeezed out of volume licensing model

Channel bully boy Apple has got its Premium Resellers second-guessing whether they will again feature in its plans for volume licensing after they were told no margin will be paid on the recently unveiled Final Cut Pro X. The latest slap in the face for channel minions of the Jobsian empire follows the July release of OS X Lion …
Paul Kunert, 03 Aug 2011
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Apple vanishes MySQL from Mac OS X Lion Server

Apple has removed MySQL from the latest version of Mac OS X server, replacing it with PostgreSQL. The previous version of the OS – Snow Leopard Server – offered access to MySQL from both the GUI and the command line, but the open source database has disappeared entirely from Mac OS X Lion Server, released last week. Postgres is …
Cade Metz, 02 Aug 2011
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Kit steals Mac login passwords through FireWire port

A California software maker has released a program that quickly recovers login passwords from Macs, even when running Apple's completely overhauled OS X Lion, that have been locked, put into sleep mode, or have FileVault disk encryption turned on. Passware Kit Forensic v11 works by capturing a Mac's computer memory over …
Dan Goodin, 26 Jul 2011
Apple MacBook Air 13in mid 2011

Apple MacBook Air 13in Core i5 laptop

Review The lightweight, streamlined design of the MacBook Air is undeniably attractive, and still leaves most of its ultraportable PC rivals looking like a chaotic collision metal and plastic. However, that sleek design has always come with something of a premium price – especially given the relatively modest specification of its …
Stephen Dean, 26 Jul 2011

OS X Lion paves way for "Retina Display" monitors

Mac OS X Lion incorporates support for displays packing four times as many pixels as they do today. Right now, the so-called "HiDPI" mode remains inaccessible unless you've downloaded Apple's Xcode software development tool. It contains a graphics test application called Quartz Debug and it enables HiDPI modes in Lion's …
Tony Smith, 26 Jul 2011
Mac OS X 10.7

Apple Mac OS X 10.7 Lion Part Two

Review You find me in better spirits compared to my anxious state during last week’s experimentation with OS X Lion. A weekend of sanity makes quite a difference. That is, sanity achieved through the cathartic process of a clean instal. Apple Mac OS X 10.7 Lion Safari swipe Swipe your fingers sideways across your Magic Mouse or …
Alistair Dabbs, 25 Jul 2011
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Apple seeds Mac OS X 10.7.2

If Mac OS X 10.7 - aka Lion - is giving your Mac a mauling, a big-fixing update may be just around the corner. Apple has released 10.7.2 to developers, albeit those particularly working on iCloud compatibility. iCloud is Apple's Dropbox-style online file sync'n'store service, due to go live in the Autumn. There's no sign of 10. …
Hard Reg, 25 Jul 2011
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Mac Lion's breath causes Celerra NAS storage to die

When the Lion roars, Celerra bleats and plays dead. El Reg has been told there is a problem with Mac OS X Lion clients accessing the Celerra filer array. The NAS head goes offline and failover doesn't kick in. An EMC patch is available and fixes the problem. Lioness with Celerra What am I supposed to do with this then? …
Chris Mellor, 22 Jul 2011
Mac OS X 10.7

Apple Mac OS X 10.7 Lion Part One

Review There was a time when I’d be excited about the launch of a new version of Apple’s Mac operating system. I’d count the days leading up to the launch with the same fervour as opening the windows on a yuletide advent calendar. Apple Mac OS X 10.7 Lion Installing the big cat The day of arrival was never a disappointment. The …
Alistair Dabbs, 22 Jul 2011

On first day, Apple sells 50 Lions for every lion

During its first day of availability, Apple sold 50 copies of its new Mac OS X Lion operating system for every living copy of the actual African Lion for which it is named. Or over 160 copies. Or 25 copies. Or somewhere in between. It depends on who's counting the lions – the Panthera leo leo, that is. As for Mac OS X version …
Rik Myslewski, 22 Jul 2011
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Adobe releases lengthy list of Apple Lion woes

One day after Apple's Mac OS X Lion was released into the wild, Steve Jobs' bête noire, Adobe, has released an extensive list of wounds that the big cat has clawed into its products. The appropriately titled "Known Issues with Adobe products on Mac OS 10.7 Lion" is a 1,500-word litany of woe, listing Lion-caused problems in 19 …
Rik Myslewski, 21 Jul 2011
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Major overhaul makes OS X Lion king of security

With Wednesday's release of Mac OS X Lion, Apple has definitively leapfrogged its rivals by offering an operating system with state-of-the-art security protections that make it more resistant to malware exploits and other hack attacks, two researchers say. Unlike the introduction of Snow Leopard in 2009, which offered mostly …
Dan Goodin, 21 Jul 2011
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Apple unveils 'World's First Thunderbolt Display'

What with all the hoo-hah on Wednesday over the release of Mac OS X Lion and updates to the Mac mini and MacBook Air, one nice new piece of Cupertinian kit slipped in under the radar: what Apple calls the "World's First Thunderbolt Display". Apple 27-inch Thunderbolt Display That's Apple's new 13-inch MacBook Air sitting in …
Rik Myslewski, 20 Jul 2011
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OS X Lion roars, coughs on appearance in App Store

Apple has stuck the Lion operating system on its Mac App Store. APPLEWHEEL The update can be yours for just £20.99 ($29.99), although we're getting reports of problems using the site. Despite being a supposedly soft launch, it is likely that fanbois are already queuing up to grab the first major operating system upgrade. …
John Oates, 20 Jul 2011
Apple Store down

Apple Store down for Lion tweakage

Apple's online store is displaying its infamous "We'll be back soon" message. The giant last night revealed that it would be releasing Mac OS X 10.7 Lion today. That will be delivered through the - as yet un-updated - Mac App Store, but presmumably Apple will be wanting to tweaking the Mac line-up's Apple Store graphics to …
Tony Smith, 20 Jul 2011
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Apple to release Mac OS X Lion on Wednesday

"We are very excited to be launching Mac OS Lion tomorrow," Apple CFO Peter Oppenheimer told reporters and analysts during a conference call on Tuesday, when discussing his company's most-recent financial results. If you plan to install "Here, kitty, kitty, kitty" on Wednesday, do remember to first upgrade Snow Leopard to …
Rik Myslewski, 19 Jul 2011
Game's Panther stock

Game gears up for Mac OS X Lion release with... Panther

Looking forward to Lion, but think it's too advanced an operating system for you? Pop over to Game's shop in Swindon's Regent Street, which is still flogging copies of Mac OS X 10.3 circa 2003. Yes, the branch of the retail chain has three copies of Panther, any one of which can be yours for a penny short of £100. Game's …
Hard Reg, 11 Jul 2011
Mac OS X 10.7

Moles say Mac OS X Lion to bound in next week

Mac OS X 10.7 Lion will go on sale next Thursday, 14 July, it has been claimed. With paid-up developers now able to download Lion's first Golden Master (GM) seed, a variety of sites - among them 9to5 Mac and AppleInsider - are quoting retail moles who say staff are being kept in work late on the 13th, presumably to kit out the …
Hard Reg, 08 Jul 2011
Mac OS X 10.7

Mac OS X 10.6.8 hails from Paleolithic era

Ask any seasoned Mac user and they’ll tell you to avoid using Software Update incremental download delivery approach for systems instals, but to use the standalone combo option every time. Yet even seasoned Mac users get lazy and Apple wants us to adopt this click-and-hold-your-breath delivery system. Indeed, this is how its …
Bob Dormon, 24 Jun 2011
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Apple Snow Leopard update sets stage for Lion

If you plan to install Mac OS X Lion on your Mac when that new operating system becomes available next month, you'll first want to install the latest Mac OS X Snow Leopard update, 10.6.8, which was released on Thursday. After all, Lion will be distributed through the online Mac App Store, and the Snow Leopard 10.6.8 update …
Rik Myslewski, 23 Jun 2011
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Apple to revamp desktop Macs

Apple will refresh its Mac Pro and Mac Mini desktop computers in August, with the new range featuring Intel’s new Sandy Bridge CPUs and Thunderbolt, the company’s latest high-speed peripheral interface developed in collaboration with Intel. The unofficial news of these Mac desktop arrivals come from the Twitter account of CNet …
Bob Dormon, 20 Jun 2011