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Apple Releases Sixth OS X Yosemite 10.10.2 Beta to Developers for Testing





Apple on Wednesday seeded another OS X Yosemite 10.10.2 beta to developers for testing. This is the sixth beta and its release took place about a week after the release of the fifth version for developers, which had a build number 14C99d and contained a number of stability and security improvements and bug fixes.


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Thursday, January 22nd, 2015. 20:19

Top 10 Stories of the Week



It is Sunday today, which means I’ll talk about the most interesting posts of the past seven days. If you have a few minutes, take a look. I’m sure you’ll find something worth your attention. Let’s begin.


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Sunday, January 11th, 2015. 21:20

Experts Found Security Flaw in OS X Spotlight Search



A new OS X bug has been recently discovered by German security researchers. This software flaw allows spammers and hackers get access to IP addresses and other sensitive information through the Spotlight search feature of OS X.


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Saturday, January 10th, 2015. 21:00

iPhone 6 Users Can't Add Cards to Apple Pay After They Restore Their Smartphones



According to the latest complaints that may be found on Apple Support Communities website, a number of users have encountered with an issue with Apple Pay that prevents them from adding a new card to the service after restoring the iPhone 6. The problem is reportedly connected with the security settings of Apple Pay aimed at protecting sensitive data from thieves as well as with some flaws in the hardware and software of Apple’s handsets.


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Thursday, January 1st, 2015. 16:55

Apple Pay to Be Launched in the UK in 2015?



According to the latest report from The Telegraph, the guys from Cupertino are currently planning to launch Apple Pay in the United Kingdom in the first half of 2015. The reporters claim that Apple is in talks with major banks of the country, which are a bit worried about security and privacy settings of the new payments service, but in general are pleased with the success of Apple Pay in the USA. Moreover, as noted by reliable sources, banks look forward to launching the system in the UK.


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Monday, December 29th, 2014. 21:41

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Top 10 Stories of the Week



It is Sunday today, that is why I have prepared a traditional roundup consisting of the most interesting posts of the past seven days. Make sure you check it out!


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Sunday, December 28th, 2014. 20:46

Apple Releases Security Update for Mountain Lion, Mavericks and Yosemite Users



Apple on Monday released an important security update for Mac owners. According to what the guys from Cupertino say, this update contains a fix for the critical issue with Network Time Protocol service on OS X and is highly recommended for Mountain Lion, Mavericks and Yosemite users. Apple asks Mac and MacBook owners to “install this update as soon as possible”.


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Tuesday, December 23rd, 2014. 19:30

Apple Looks for Apple Pay Developers to Expand Service to Europe, Middle East, India and Africa



According to the latest job posting, which can be found on Apple’s official website, the guys from Cupertino are currently looking for specialists, capable of expanding the functionality of Apple Pay to several new regions, namely, Europe, the Middle East, India and Africa. The new team will reportedly work in London.


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Thursday, December 18th, 2014. 23:41

Apple Releases OS X Yosemite 10.10.1 to Users Worldwide



Aside from making iOS 8.1.1 available for users worldwide, Apple on Monday released OS X Yosemite 10.10.1, which contains a number of security improvements and bug fixes. The release comes about two weeks after the release of the first beta version of 10.10.1. This update is recommended for all OS X Yosemite users as it fixes several noticeable bugs in the operating system. In particular, Apple managed to eliminate the problem, which caused Wi-Fi connection issues on a wide number of Mac models running OS X 10.10.


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Tuesday, November 18th, 2014. 20:06

Top 10 Stories of the Week



It is Sunday today, which means I should tell you about the most interesting stories of the past seven days. Let’s take a look at them right now.


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Sunday, November 16th, 2014. 22:43

Apple Officially Comments on 'Masque Attack' iOS Vulnerability



Apple has provided the iMore reporters with an official comment on the recently-discovered piece of malicious software called Masque Attack. The guys from Cupertino claim they are unaware of any users who encountered with the issue. Moreover, according to Apple's representative, the company makes everything possible to encourage users to download software only from reliable repository, which is the App Store. When they ignore all the security warnings and download apps from third-party sources, they are responsible for all the consequences themselves.


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Friday, November 14th, 2014. 21:28

Apple Releases Safari 8.0.1, Safari 7.1.1 and Safari 6.2.1 Betas to Developers



The guys from Cupertino have recently released three new Safari beta-versions, namely, Safari 8.0.1, Safari 7.1.1 and Safari 6.2.1 to developers for testing. These betas are designed to work on different OS X versions and contain a wide number of bug fixes and security improvements.


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Friday, November 14th, 2014. 21:17

Apple's iPhone 5s, Samsung's Galaxy S5, Nexus 5 and Other Devices Hacked by Security Researchers



At the annual two-day Mobile Pwn2Own conference held earlier this week by HP, several groups of developers managed to find a number of bugs in iOS, Android and Windows Phone platforms and successfully hacked Apple's iPhone 5s, Samsung's Galaxy S5, Google's Nexus 5, Microsoft's Nokia Lumia 1520 and Amazon's Fire Phone. What I find interesting is that the hackers were able to get full control over all of the handsets except for one. You will never guess, which device turned out to be the most reliable.


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New Piece of Malware Discovered That Attacks iOS Users



A new piece of malicious software that affects iOS devices has been recently discovered by the security researchers from FireEye. The malware is called Masque Attack and it can replace the legitimate apps you have installed on your device with their malicious copies. These copies look so similar to the trustworthy apps that it is nearly impossible for an average user to notice his or her device has been infected.


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Tuesday, November 11th, 2014. 21:39

Chinese Apple Users Encounter New Type of Malware



Security researchers from Palo Alto Networks have recently discovered a new type of malware. This malware is called WireLurker and it infects both iOS devices and Mac OS X computers. Over the past six months, a wide number of users mainly from China have encountered with this piece of malware. The researchers claim that WireLurker is a complete new threat and it can possibly open the new era in the creation of malware attacking both Apple's desktop and mobile platforms.


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