A new bug on OS X lets you crash any Mac app with a text field as long as you enter a certain phrase. The bug was filed with Apple on Thursday and can be reproduced very easily in most apps like TweetDeck, Chrome, Safari, TextEdit that have a field to enter text.
Apple first announced OS X Mountain Lion on February 16th, releasing it later in July. If the company were to follow the same release cycle, Mountain Lion’s successor, OS X 10.9 should at least be feature complete by now for a public preview. And if traffic logs were any indication, it seems that the OS is ready to be shown off to tech journalists and the general public any time soon.
Oracle has released Java 7 Update 13 to address several vulnerabilities.
Couple of days back, Apple had remotely blocked the Java 7 browser plug-in for the second time due to security vulnerabilities.
It looks like Apple has again blocked Oracle’s Java 7 browser plug-in.
Earlier in the month, Apple had taken the exceptional step of using its anti-malware tools in OS X to disable existing installations of the Java 7 browser plug-in after a serious security vulnerability was discovered.
Apple’s “Red Friday” Shopping Event Goes Live in China, Singapore, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Malaysia And Thailand
As expected, Apple’s special one day shopping event in some Asian countries to celebrate the Chinese New year has just gone live.
I think it’s safe to say this is a rather mixed, if not confusing, day for Apple watchers. Just to recap the, oh, last twelve hours or so, we have softer than expected iPhone 5 demand, Apple stock dipping, and Samsung pushing out over 100 million Galaxy S series devices. On the plus side, Apple is selling more Macs, although most other PC manufacturers are taking it on the chin.
Oracle has just released Java 7 Update 11 to address the vulnerability, which we reported on Friday.
The security vulnerability could allow the installation of malicious software and malware on machines that could increase the chance of identity theft, or the unauthorized participation in a botnet that could bring down networks or be used to carry out denial-of-service attacks against Web sites.
Earlier this week I posted about an ingenious person getting Rhapsody OS to run on a jailbroken Microsoft Surface Tablet (Surface RT, it should be noted). I also mentioned how Microsoft appeared to be generally okay with the hack (only for the time being it turns out), commenter Kraken followed up on this idea and I thought I’d dig into the topic a little more.
AirPrint is pretty cool, if you have an AirPrint-enabled printer that is. My mom happens to have one and when I’m at her house printing is a piece of cake. At home, however, I don’t have an AirPrint printer and sometimes I do need or want to print things from my my iPhone or iPad, so want can I do? Several things, in fact.