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Apple Releases Updated Safari Technology Preview, iOS 9.3.2 and OS X 10.11.5 Betas
Apple has recently released the updated version of its new Safari Technology Preview browser, the third public beta of iOS 9.3.2 and the third developer beta of OS X 10.11.5 El Capitan. The aforementioned software is already available for download, so if you need it for testing purposes, go ahead and get it right now.
Opening Web Links Can Crash or Freeze Apps on Devices with iOS 9.3
In addition to the recently discovered iOS 9.3 bug bricking older iPhones and iPads immediately after the update, a new flaw in the operating system was reported by a number of users on Saturday. As can be seen on the Apple Support Communities forum, many people talk about app crashes and freezes after clicking on Web links. The bug affects Apple’s native applications, namely, Mail, Messages and Safari, as well as third-party software like Google Chrome.
New Vulnerability Affects Third-Party Mac Apps
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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QuickType and Third-Party Keyboards in iOS 8
Apple on Monday introduced a new iOS 8 feature called QuickType. This feature is developed to predict which word you will type next. And it really works, I must admit.
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This is bad for security and privacy, because it allows advanced spam techniques, tracking of user actions, hijacking the user by just opening an email, and, using an exploitation framework, potentially much worse things. The app also loads external images without offering an option to disable this behavior.
Mailbox developers have reacted very fast - they promise this security breach will be patched within few hours.
Google Translate App Has Been Updated
Google Translate for iOS has been updated recently. Now you can translate various texts between more than 70 languages on the go and with no effort at all.
Apple Has Released Safari 6.1 Seed 6 for Developers
Apple has released Safari 6.1 Seed 6 for developers. It is compatible with OS X Lion and Mountain Lion and requires Security Update 2013-002. Here’s what the company from Cupertino says about the new beta-version:
This pre-release version of Safari includes WebKit enhancements for better text, layout, and accessibility support. It also includes a redesigned Web Inspector with a streamlined toolbar, a new Activity Viewer, and other great tools for building and debugging your website. Please refer to the seed note for more details.
iPhoneDevSDK informs what led to hacking Apple and Facebook
In January, a number of Apple employees’ Mac devices have been hacked after visiting a popular iPhoneDevSDK forum. The employees from Facebook and, probably, dozens of other companies have also been attacked by the hacker. The site's owner, Ian Sefferman, has provided some limited details about what happened in his blog.
Hackers Attacked And Infected A Number Of Apple Employees’ Macs
Oracle Released Java 7 Update 11 To Fix Security Vulnerability
On Friday, we reported that Apple had used its anti-malware system in OS X in order to disable Java 7 browser plug-in over a security vulnerability that was widely exploited in the wild.
Apple's anti-malware tool is able to enforce minimum version numbers for such plug-ins as Flash and Java, and the company simply updated its blacklist to require that computers be running higher version of Java 7 than was publicly available.
Apple Disables Java 7 Plug-in On OS X To Address Security Threat
Lower is better, so the iPhone 5 with the score of 914.7ms outstripped all other devices measured in the test. Moreover, it is the fastest SunSpider test for a smartphone they have ever recorded. The new iPhone is more than twice as fast as the iPhone 4S that scored 2250ms and significantly faster than the Galaxy S III that scored 1442.9-1824.9ms.
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New Java vulnerability affects Macs
Researchers announced on this Monday that they had discovered vulnerability in Java 7. Hackers can use the bug to compromise any system through a web browser running the latest Java software, reports Tod Beardsley, engineering manager for open-source testing framework.