Apple late Monday released an urgent OS X security patch to address a vulnerability in the operating system’s Network Time Protocol (NTP) service. All users of OS X Mountain Lion, OS X Mavericks, and OS X Yosemite are urged to apply the update “as soon as possible.”
Safari Power Saver is one of a number of new energy-saving features added to OS X in recent years, but its ability to block certain content can sometimes get in the way of a user’s workflow. Here’s how to manage and disable this feature, which doesn’t always produce the best browsing experience.
Are you running the Google Drive app on OS X Mavericks? If so, you may have noticed an odd and frustrating issue that causes your desktop icons to blink or flash randomly every few minutes. This phenomenon has been traced to an issue with Google Drive and App Nap, OS X Mavericks’ power management technology. Here’s how to fix it.
Apple gave a historic WWDC keynote on Monday, outlining amazing new technologies that will shape the company and the industry for years to come. But in the midst of this amazing accomplishment, Apple CEO Tim Cook continued his trend of presenting misleading charts and statistics, an unnecessary step that cast a shadow over an otherwise monumental event.
Intel this week unveiled Thunderbolt Networking, an update to the Thunderbolt 2 specification that allows users to directly connect two or more Macs or PCs via Thunderbolt for network speeds of up to 10Gb/s.
Apple on Tuesday released OS X Mavericks 10.9.2. The free update brings several new features, including FaceTime audio support, as well as a number of bug fixes and improvements. Of note, the update does not appear to include a fix for the critical “Goto Fail” bug discovered last week.
Apple developers noticed an interesting new feature in the first preview build of OS X Mavericks 10.9.2: it looks like FaceTime Audio, a high quality VoIP service introduced in iOS 7, will soon be coming to the Mac.
Apple on Monday released the OS X Mavericks 10.9.1 update to the public. The free update brings fixes for Gmail integration, iLife, Safari, and VoiceOver, along with other fixes and enhancements. There is also a separate update for owners of the Late 2013 MacBook Pro with Retina Display. OS X 10.9.1 can be downloaded now from Apple’s support site or via Software Update in the Mac App Store.
Nearly a month after its public release, Apple is nearing the release of the first point update to OS X Mavericks. The Mavericks 10.9.1 Pre-Release build was seeded to developers Friday, with instructions to focus on Mail, Graphics Drivers, and VoiceOver.