"It's been way too long," read the invitations Apple sent out this morning for its upcoming media event, and the invitations themselves confirm some rumors we've heard over the last few days. As expected, Apple's next big event will take place at the company's Town Hall auditorium on its Cupertino campus on October 16, and it'll start at 10:00 a.m. Pacific time.
A dubious rumor started making the rounds this afternoon that Apple is planning to make an operating system for its rumored 12.9-inch iPad that includes elements of both OS X and iOS. This is allegedly one of two prototypes for the large tablet: one currently sports only iOS in the style of previous iPads, and the other is the "2-for-1 device" described above.
Some Apple users experienced another big tech scare this weekend in the form of the so-called "iWorm" virus that reportedly affected more than 17,000 Macs worldwide, but just in time for Monday, most of the danger has passed. According to a report, Apple has already updated its Xprotect malware definitions to prevent it from being downloaded in the future.
We're still in the iOS 8 and iPhone honeymoon period when everything's coming up handsets and software updates. So let's take a look at a couple stories on that, and let's see what else is going on out there. Say, who here would like 27" jumbo inches of Retina Display? Yeah, that's what we're talking about.
There's a new Apple event on the way, or so a new report claims, and this time we won't be seeing the fanfare of surprise U2 performances and massive reveals that characterized last month's event. Apple instead has something a little more low-key in mind, and reportedly the company will content itself with the launch of the new iPads, iMacs, and OS X Yosemite.
Just in time to counter the news about Microsoft's upcoming Windows 10 operating system (via the BBC), Apple today launched a "golden master candidate" for OS X Yosemite. That means that development of the system is largely at an end, and that from now on Apple will chiefly occupy itself with squashing lingering bugs and honing rough edges. And if you want to jump in, you can. The release of the golden master candidate also marks the launch of the fourth public beta.
Apple recently announced that it would make a patch to combat the dreaded "Shellshock" vulnerability when it announced that the "vast majority" of Mac users are safe, and it just arrived. It's just for Mavericks, though. If you're using Yosesmite, you still might have cause to worry despite initial rumors that users of Apple's latest desktop OS were safe from attacks.
Over the last couple of days you may have heard of the looming danger of "Shellshock" to Mac users. This new tech scare centers on Bash, a behind-the-scenes tool that's been used for many years now on Unix- and Linux-powered machines. Essentially, the root of the problem is an exploit that allows outside users to run code on your machine without your consent, and it could thus has devastating consequences if tackled by unscrupulous individuals. But the good news is that even though OS X runs on Unix, Apple itself says the bulk of us don't have to worry about it.
Every Monday we show you how to do something quick and cool using built-in OS X utilities such as Terminal, Apple’s command line application. These easy hacks can make life better and simpler, and don’t require any knowledge of coding — all you need is a keyboard to type 'em out!
The dictionary in OS X provides typing and spelling-correction support (such as autocorrecting as you type, or the red lines under misspelled words). This dictionary service is important to helping users type error-free in OS X and applications, but did you know there's a way to train the dictionary so that it learns new words that it doesn't recognize? In this how-to, we'll show you exactly how it's done.
Once iCloud for Windows is fully up and running (as it should be in the not-too-distant future), it'll be easy to transfer files between your Mac, your iOS device, and even your PC. But what if you need to share files between a Mac and a PC now? Many people these days have more than one computer at home, and if your Mac sits on the same network as a Windows PC or two, being able to share files between them is a must. We'll show you how to do it with minimal effort.