News tagged ‘Windows’
How to Watch Apple Special Event Online
Apple is going to broadcast the most awaited event on its website. The company has dedicated a special page on its website for this purpose.
Apple Releases iOS 10.3.2 and macOS Sierra 10.12.5
Apple has released iOS 10.3.2 and macOS Sierra 10.12.5 to users worldwide. The updates contain a number of performance and security improvements as well as bug fixes.
Apple to Bring iTunes to Windows Store This Year
Microsoft is working with Apple to bring iTunes to Windows Store by the end of this year. This will allow the company to make its new platform called Windows 10 S more popular and lure the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch users. Microsoft made the announcement during the annual Build conference for developers.
New Mac Malware Has Been Discovered
According to the latest report from Malwarebytes, a well-known Windows backdoor malware called "Snake" has been ported to the Mac. The malware pretends to be an Adobe Flash Player installer. In fact, the program installs Adobe Flash Player, but apart from that, it installs additional components that steal passwords, unencrypted files, and login information.
Duncan Sinfield Shares New Apple Park Drone Video
Duncan Sinfield has posted a new flyover video showing Apple’s new campus called Apple Park. The short clip shows that the construction workers are planting trees, installing windows alongside the outside of the main building, and finalizing other buildings.
Top 10 Stories of the Week
It is Sunday today, so let’s take a look at the most interesting posts of the last couple of days.
Most of the articles this week deal with the new iPad models that are expected to be unveiled either next week or in April. There are also several posts that deal with iOS 10.3, the $1899 iPhone 7 Plus Retro Edition as well as with the untethered jailbreak of iOS 10.3 that may become public within next few weeks.
Check Out Windows XP Working on iPhone 7 [Video]
Looks like Apple’s iPhone is capable of running not only iOS. Hacking Jules has recently shared a video showing Microsoft’s Windows XP running on Apple’s 2016 flagship device. You can take a look at the hilarious clip below.
Microsoft to Release Windows 10 Creators Update on April 11
Microsoft will start the rollout of the long-awaited Windows 10 Creators Update on April 11. MSPowerUser reporters believe the company will officially announce the major update and release a final build for testers by the end of March. After that, PC users will begin receiving this version. Still, as of now, there is no indication of Microsoft plans to start seeding Creators Update in April.
Apple Sold More Smartphones Than Samsung in Q4 2016
According to the latest report from Gartner, Apple sold more smartphones than Samsung in the fourth quarter of 2016. Apple’s smartphone market share accounted for 17.9%, while that of Samsung was equal to 17.8%. The different between two smartphone makers is small – only 256,000 units.
Security Researchers Found Two New Mac Viruses
As noted by independent Mac security researchers, there are two new instances of malware for macOS. The first piece of malicious software uses Microsoft Word to penetrate into the system and the second one pretends to be a software update and then hacks the system.
macOS 10.12.4 Beta Displays Native Icons of Windows.EXE Files
According to Vaclav Vancura who works as a Mac product designer at Microsoft, the latest beta of macOS Sierra 10.12.4 displays native icons of executable Windows files instead of using generic images for unknown file types. This, however, doesn’t mean that Mac users can launch EXE files on their computers, at least now.
New Method of Killing Messages App Discovered [Video]
There’s a new hack that can break the Messages app on iOS 10. The vulnerability of the application has been discovered by an iOS and Windows developer nicknamed vincedes3.
To kill the Messages app, the developer sends the recipient a contact card that contains a large and complicated text. When the recipient tries to open it, the application freezes. Rebooting the device doesn’t help. The developer says that the only way to fix it without restoring the device and setting it up as new is using the link provided by the hacker on his website.
Remember, if you receive a message with a contact card called 'vincedes3.vcf', don’t open it. Below you can take a look at the video showing how the developer kills the Messages app.
MacBook Pro Users Switch to Surface Devices – Microsoft
According to the latest report found on Windows Blog, a record number of MacBook users have switched to Microsoft Surface devices over the last couple of months. The company believes that the main reasons for this are the “innovation of Surface” and people’s disappointment of the new 13-inch and 15-inch MacBook Pro units.
Google Releases Chrome 55 That Defaults to HTML5
Google has started the rollout of Chrome 55 that defaults to HTML5. With the release of the new version, Google literally kills the Adobe Flash standard. Thanks to this, the browser has become faster, it uses less memory and battery and ensures a higher level of security for all users.
iTunes 12.4.3 with Fix for Playlists Issue Is Out
Aside from seeding new iOS 10 and macOS Sierra to developers for testing, Apple on Monday released an updated iTunes version for Mac and PC users. According to Apple, iTunes 12.4.3 brings a long-awaited fix for the issue causing changes made in the playlists on other devices not appearing in iTunes on a computer. If you have a large music library and often use playlists, you should definitely update to 12.4.3.
Those who have Mac computers can update iTunes to the version 12.4.3 using the Mac App Store. If you use a PC, use the Software Update option.
If you want to download iTunes on your Windows desktop or laptop, you can do this using this link.