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Apple Seeds Fourth OS X 10.11 El Capitan Beta to Developers





Apart from seeding iOS 9 Beta 4 to testers, the guys from Cupertino have recently made the fourth pre-release build of OS X 10.11 El Capitan available for registered members of the program for developers. The release took place two weeks after the debut of the previous El Capitan beta, which contained a number of under-the-hood enhancements.


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Wednesday, July 22nd, 2015. 14:28

Apple Releases OS X Yosemite 10.10.5 Beta to Developers for Testing



As you already know, the guys from Cupertino have recently released iOS 8.4.1 beta to developers for testing. Apart from seeding a new version of the mobile operating system, Apple has also made OS X Yosemite 10.10.5 Beta 1 available for developers. To be honest, this is a surprise for me as I thought that OS X 10.10.4, released earlier this summer, will be the last build of OS X before the debut of OS X 10.11 El Capitan this fall.


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Wednesday, July 15th, 2015. 11:48

Apple Seeds OS X 10.11 El Capitan Beta 3 to Developers



Apart from making iOS 9 Beta 3 available for developers, the guys from Cupertino have recently seeded the third pre-release version of OS X 10.11 El Capitan. Just as iOS 9 beta, the latest version of Apple’s desktop operating system has been released two weeks after the release of the previous beta, which contained a number of security and stability improvements.


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Thursday, July 9th, 2015. 11:51

Apple Releases OS X Yosemite 10.10.4 with Numerous Fixes



Apart from releasing iOS 8.4 to users worldwide, Apple has also made OS X Yosemite 10.10.4 available for download. According to Apple, this update improves the stability, compatibility and security of Mac computers. If you have a compatible Mac, it is recommended that you update to OS X Yosemite 10.10.4 as soon as possible. It should be noted that this is only an under-the-hood update, so you won’t find any noticeable design changes or new features.


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Tuesday, June 30th, 2015. 20:17

Apple to Release iOS 8.4 to Users Worldwide on Tuesday - Rumor



According to the latest announcement made by Ian Rogers, Apple’s Senior Director of Apple Music, the next generation of iOS, which is iOS 8.4, will be released as soon as this Tuesday, June 30th. Apart from that, the guys from Cupertino will also launch their long-awaited online radio called Beats 1 on Tuesday. Users in the first countries of launch will get an opportunity to test its broadcast pretty soon.


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Monday, June 29th, 2015. 23:36

Apple Releases Second Beta watchOS 2.0 to Developers



Apart from releasing OS X El Capitan 10.11 Beta 2 and the second testing version of iOS 9, the guys from Cupertino have also seeded watchOS 2.0 Beta 2 to developers. The update to the operating system running on company’s first-ever wearable device contains a number of stability and security improvements. The latest beta gives Apple Watch developers more opportunities to create native apps for the smartwatch and make them even more easy-to-use and functional.


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Wednesday, June 24th, 2015. 18:44

Top 10 Stories of the Week



It is Sunday today, which means it is time to take a look at the most interesting stories of the past seven days. Are you ready? If so, then let’s not waste time and start right now.


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Sunday, June 21st, 2015. 18:44

New Vulnerability Found That Allows to Steal Any App Password from iOS and OS X



According to the latest report from security researchers, Apple’s OS X and iOS have a vulnerability that allows hackers to steal passwords from all the applications installed on a device. The report comes from a reliable source, The Register, that is why I think we can believe it. This software bug affects not only those apps that are installed from the App Store or other sources, but even the native apps like Mail. What is interesting is that the vulnerability was first found in October 2014. This means that the guys from Cupertino either ignore or have difficulties in fixing the problem.


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Wednesday, June 17th, 2015. 19:32

Apple Seeded Sixth OS X 10.10.4 Beta to Developers



Apple on Monday seeded the sixth beta of OS X Yosemite 10.10.4 to developers for testing. The release took place in about a week after the release of the fifth beta and nearly two months after the debut of the very first testing build of OS X 10.10.4. As usual, the latest version can boast of a number of stability and security enhancements. There are no new features and that is quite obvious as this is only a minor update.


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Tuesday, June 16th, 2015. 13:10

Apple May Make watchOS Even Better This Fall



As you probably know, the guys from Cupertino are currently working on the new version of watchOS for the Apple Watch. The next iteration of the operating system for Apple’s wearable device will boast two serious improvements, namely, the ability to connect to known Wi-Fi hotspots without the iPhone and new push complications. Of course, Apple will add lots of stability, security and performance enhancements, but the two features mentioned above are surely the most awaited. The exact date of watchOS 2 release remains unknown. All we know is that it will be made available for public this fall.


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Monday, June 15th, 2015. 18:45

Pangu Team Demonstrates iOS 8.3 Jailbreak



According to Tools4Hack the Pangu Team has demonstrated a iOS 8.3 jailbreak at the MOSEC security conference in Shanghai. The Japanese reporter is hopeful that we could see the team release a jailbreak once iOS 8.4 drops.


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Serious Vulnerability Affecting Older Macs Discovered in OS X



A new OS X vulnerability has been recently discovered by a security researcher Pedro Vilaca. This vulnerability affects Macs that are older than one year and lets the cyberthieves control the computer remotely even after it is restored to factory settings of formatted. The aforementioned exploit opens a massive hole in the security of Apple's OS X, which is currently called the most reliable and protected operating system on market.


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Wednesday, June 3rd, 2015. 16:40

iOS 9 and OS X 10.11 to Become Minor Updates with Security and Performance Improvements?



More and more rumors about iOS 9 and OS X 10.11 appear ahead of the long-anticipated Worldwide Developers Conference, which is scheduled to take place in June. According to the most recent rumor from reliable insiders, Apple will focus on the quality and security of both updates. Apart from the features that may be added to Apple's operating systems, Apple plans to increase the performance, stability and reliability of the devices running these systems.


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Sunday, May 24th, 2015. 0:33

Apple Updates Apple Store App with Support of Touch ID and Two-Step Verification



Apple has recently updated its Apple Store app with new features,which make it easier for customers to commit purchases. The updated application can boast of the support of Touch ID for quick access to purchase history and EasyPay receipts. Apart from that, the guys from Cupertino have added the support of the two-step verification to the application making it even more secured and easy-to-use.


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Apple Officially Releases First Watch OS Update



The guys from Cupertino have recently released the very first update for the Apple Watch operating system. The Watch OS 1.0.1 contains a number of bug fixes and brings a number of performance and security improvements to the smartwatch. Unfortunately, there’s no Find My Watch feature, which was rumored to be included in the first software update. Looks like adding such a feature is a bit complicated task.


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Written by Andrey

Wednesday, May 20th, 2015. 23:20