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Apple yesterday updated OS X Mountain Lion for the first time in six months, patching 14 security vulnerabilities and addressing a host of other issues.
The online film you’re about to witness may very well blow your mind – and not just because it’s web exclusive, and made to attach directly to a Facebook app where you’ll get un-Scrooge-ified. It’s Snoop Lion (aka Snoop Dogg) speaking on behalf of himself, Ebeneezer Snoop, in what the folks at Adidas are calling
It’s time to get your MacBook Pro action on with a modified tablet design from Modbook Pro, announced today once again in a 13.3-inch iteration for release on October 3rd. The folks at Modbook have a strange situation on their hands, one where they’re somehow or another able to side-step the lock-out that exists around
By now, most of you know that the update to iOS 6 has hit, but Apple isn’t stopping there with the updates. It has also released an update to OS X 10.8.2 for Mountain Lion users, and it comes packing quite a few new and improved features. The update comes in right around 700MB, so
Apple today issued a Java update for OS X Lion and Snow Leopard to make it more difficult for hackers to exploit other vulnerabilities.
One in five Mac users has adopted OS X Mountain Lion, the upgrade launched five weeks ago, according to Web analytics company Net Applications.
A mountain lion has been prowling Griffith Park, the first definitive proof that a cougar lives in the Los Angeles park surrounded by urbanization.
Reader Nick Hamilton finds himself stuck between old hardware and a new operating system. He writes:
hypnosec writes “Apple has announced that its latest Mac OS X version, Mountain Lion, has had three million downloads in just four days thereby making it the most successful OS in Cupertino’s history. Philip Schiller, iPhone maker’s senior vice president of Worldwide Marketing, said, “Just a year after the incredibly successful introduction of Lion, customers have downloaded Mountain Lion over three million times in just four days, making it our most successful release ever.”"
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Apple’s latest Mac OS X Mountain Lion is seemingly off to a great start. With over 200 new features, iOS-style streamlined simplicity for your Mac and more the $ 20 upgrade price is worth it indeed. While these numbers aren’t quite official, some math done over at HotHardware has Mountain Lion mauling the download charts with
Two sculptures of life-size lions, each weighing about 5 tons in antiquity, have been discovered in what is now Turkey, with archaeologists perplexed over what the granite cats were used for.
Apple’s OS X Mountain Lion is off to a solid start in its first 48 hours and now powers more than 3% of all Macs, an online advertising network said today.
Yesterday the Apple OS X Mountain Lion operating system became available to the general public. If you’re a big Mac fan, we have already put up our review of the new operating system. Just because you like to use a Mac computer doesn’t mean you don’t want access to Microsoft Office for your productivity suite
Mountain Lion upgrades can take as little as 13 minutes and as long as almost an hour, a New York City Apple reseller said today.
John Siracusa at Ars Technica has published a lengthy and detailed review of OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion. (Lengthy enough that the review garnered a review of its own.) Siracusa methodically goes through all of the changes in the new version, covering everything from the minor new features to the overarching goals. Quoting:
“Despite the oft-cited prediction that Mac will eventually be subsumed by iOS, that’s not what’s happening here. Apple is determined to bring the benefits of iOS to the Mac, but it’s equally determined to do so in a way that preserves the strengths of the Mac platform. Where we Mac nerds go wrong is in mistaking traditions for strengths. Loss aversion is alive and well in the Mac community; with each ‘feature’ removed and each decision point eliminated from our favorite OS, our tendency is to focus heavily on what’s been lost, sometimes blinding ourselves to the gains. But the larger problem is that losses and gains are context-dependent. A person who never uses a feature will not miss it when it’s gone. We all pay lip service to the idea that most users never change the default settings in software, but we rarely follow this through to its logical conclusion. The fact is, we are not the center of the market, and haven’t been for a long time. Three decades ago, the personal computer industry was built on the backs of technology enthusiasts. Every product, every ad was created to please us. No longer. Technology must now work for everyone, not just ‘computing enthusiasts.’”
A somewhat briefer review is available at ComputerWorld, and there’s a quick one from John Gruber.
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You’ve read (or closely skimmed) the review, you’ve watched the video — now it’s time to fire up your downloading finger and see for yourself. The latest version of Apple OS X just hit the Mac App Store, carrying a a modest $ 20 price tag. Of course, this round is download-only, so if you want to get your grubby paws on the desktop version of AirPlay Monitoring, Messages, Share Sheets and the rest of those 200+ features, this is the only way to do it.
The changes in Firefox 14 may not be quite as immediately noticeable as those in the recently released Firefox 13, but they’re still fairly notable nonetheless. One of the biggest is Mozilla delivering on its promise to move to HTTPS for all Google search results and search suggestions, giving users a bit of added security. Mac OS X Lion users will also be glad to know that the full screen mode is now fully supported, and all users can also now expect better mouse performance in web-based games and other applications thanks to Mozilla’s implementation of the Pointer Lock API. As is the norm now, though, you’ll just have to wait another six weeks for the next release if a feature you’ve been waiting for didn’t make it into this one.
Apple on Monday released a “golden master” of OS X Mountain Lion to developers, putting the impending operating system on track to reach customers this month.
Apple will boost the frequency of security updates in OS X Mountain Lion and automatically install required patches for users, steps that bring it into line with Microsoft’s practices.
Rounding up Mountain Lion rumors is actually quite simple. After all, the OS update has been floating around the developer boards for a while now and while there is no Gold Master available, many of the upcoming features are already detailed and fully baked.
Mountain Lion, in short, is Apple’s move to add iOS functionality to the laptop and desktop. A convergence of best-of-breed mobile techniques – notifications, do-not-disturb systems, and signed software – and a strong back end, the new OS aims to scratch a few itches rather than change the way we work in a wholesale manner.
Mountain Lion is an iterative update. Folks looking for touchscreen laptops and other weirdness are probably going to have to wait. However, we do know quite a bit and it’s definitely an update that will make your Mac run a little better and your work a little more efficient. Here are the rumors we’ve heard about Mountain Lion. If you want a bit of insight into what Mountain Lion will do to your computer right now, check this out while you can read MG’s review here.
Apple looks to be stepping up the frequency of OS X Mountain Lion beta updates after initially keeping the pace slow and steady: it just posted a new, unceremoniously titled 12A206J build for developers. What the update fixes in the Developer Preview isn’t clear, but there are still glitches with Fast User Switching, Java applets, sharing menus and Notes syncing with iTunes, among a handful of other showstoppers. There’s also a major heads-up for those who own mid-2007 MacBook Pros, as they can’t properly run Mountain Lion at all until another update. We wouldn’t be surprised if there’s another fix in store ahead of WWDC next month, and there’s still all of the summer left for Apple to put the final polish on the OS and make its release target.
As you may have seen over the weekend, someone has discovered a security hole in FileVault, which arose with the OS X Lion security update, version 10.7.3, back in February: FileVault encryption passwords are now visible in plain text outside of a computer’s encrypted area.
The hole was apparently spotted by someone back in February, although it was most publicly first pointed out by security consultant David Emery on the Cryptome blog a few days ago and the rest of the blogosphere has run with it.
Now, it appears that the problem could be bigger than previously thought: it turns out that the developer who first noticed the hole back in February has discovered that it exists outside of FileVault, too, with at least one other company’s security encryption software, Lion VM, from VMWare Fusion, showing the same behavior.
Apple's latest update to OS X contains a dangerous programming error that reveals the passwords for material stored in the first version of FileVault, the company's encryption technology, a software consultant said.
Are you an avid user of OS X’s FileVault encryption and running a recently updated version of Lion? It may be time to consider changing your passwords. According to security researcher David Emry, users who used FileVault prior to upgrading to 10.7.3 may be able to find their password in a system-wide debug log file, stored in plain text outside of the encrypted area. This puts the password at risk of being read by other users or enterprising cyber criminals, Emry explains, and even opens the door for new flaw-specific malware. FileVault 2, on the other hand, seems to be unaffected by the bug. The community doesn’t currently have a way to fight the flaw, so users rushing to change their password now may find it being logged as well. Obviously, we’ll let you all know once we hear back from Apple regarding this matter.
Apple has already delivered one Flashback malware removal option for Mac users, and now the company has released a second clean-up tool for those who don’t have Java installed on their systems. The new Flashback malware removal tool (DL1517) is intended for users of OS X 10.7 Lion who, for one reason or another, are avoiding
The Flashback OS X trojan continues to cast a rainy shadow over Mac owners’ sense of security, and even though a fix has been released, this was only for what Apple considered “the most common variants.” Users of Lion, who don’t have Java installed, weren’t included in that initial run, but there is a new removal tool just for them. So, if you’re running 10.7 and never installed Oracle’s virtual machine, make sure you point your browser at the source link below.
It's the start of a new month, but we end the week as we always do–with a look back at the major Mac and iOS news of the past seven days, courtesy of the Weekly Wrap.
Apple today released the second developer preview for its next-gen operating system, OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion. The latest OS was first revealed in detail back in February, but is not expected to launch until this summer. It will bring more iCloud integration along with several iOS 5 features to the Mac platform. Today’s OS
Apple would be making a ‘brilliant’ move if it decided to give away OS X Mountain Lion to Mac users as a free upgrade, an analyst said today.
Ah, compatibility, she can be a cruel mistress, prone to leaving your favorite devices out in the cold and your wallet a few bills lighter. Apple’s latest OS update, Mountain Lion, is no different. OS X 10.8 won’t run on just any Mac, so, the question is, will it run on yours? Well, if you’ve got any machine from 2009 or newer the answer is yes. Older than that and things get a little bit shaky. iMacs are the most forgiving, with support starting on the mid-2007 models. Any Pro desktop from early 2008 on should be fine, while Xserves get cut off at early 2009 along with the Mac Mini. The original Air is already getting turned aside and you’ll need a late 2008 model (or newer) for the update, while vanilla MacBooks are nearing total obsolescence as support starts with the aluminum models from 2008. Lastly, those of you rocking 15- or 17-inch MacBook Pros should be golden starting with late 2007 models. Oh, and any 13-inch Pro should be good to go.
Apple on Thursday previewed its next operating system, Mountain Lion, which brings much of the iPad experience to laptops and desktops.
Apple has released a preview of what its forthcoming operating system, OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion, will look like.
Ever since Apple released OS X Lion, its desktop operating system started the long trek towards iOS, Apple’s other, more popular operating system. With the next version of OS X, Mountain Lion (released today as a developer preview), OS X will prowl even closer to its iOS cousin.
A number of the new features in OS X come directly from iOS. These include iCloud integration, Messages, Reminders, Notes, a Notification Center, a Game Center, AirPlay, and built-in sharing to Twitter, email, and more.
Apple on Tuesday patched 51 vulnerabilities in Mac OS X, most of them critical, in 2012′s first security update.
Since the release of OS X Lion, Canon’s EOS Utility has had some troubles working on the new OS, but a recent update for the utility corrects this.