Exploits on macOS are patched pretty quickly, although it doesn’t stop new bugs and glitches from being spotted. Developer Samuel Groß managed to reveal an exploit on macOS that allowed Safari to get control of the Touch Bar on the MacBook Pro.
A Mac App Store app called Calendar 2 was allowing users to mine cryptocurrency on their Macs in exchange for unlocking the full version of the app. The option was listed under the ‘Upgrade’ section of the app and was offered as an in-app upgrade option. This led to speculation that Apple was allowing apps to offer crypto-mining options.
The iOS App Store has been one of the three pillars of Apple’s mobile growth story — the other two being the hardware and the operating system. Since 2008, it’s home to over two million apps designed to work on iPhones, with nearly half of them optimised for the bigger-screened iPads.
Back in December of last year, it was reported that Apple was planning for a big change: Combining iPhone, iPad, and Mac apps for a more “unified user experience“.
There’s a new security threat in town and this time it’s unlike anything we’ve seen before. Usually, it’s a software exploit. Annoying, yes, but fixable with a simple software update. But this new exploit works on a hardware level. And it functions because of a feature of the system, not because of a bug. What exactly do Spectre and Meltdown do? How can you protect yourself from them? Read on to find out.
Earlier today, Apple released the newest version of macOS High Sierra to the public, which also included further security patches to address the Spectre and Meltdown hardware vulnerabilities.
A major design flaw in processors, with Intel-branded chipsets seeing the lion’s share of attention (but AMD and ARM are also vulnerable), has garnered necessary attention over the last several days, but now Intel says it’s about time to start calming down.
Apple recently launched macOS High Sierra 10.13.2 to the public, but the company is moving ahead with a new beta of an impending software update.
Autoplay videos are everywhere on the internet. It can either be a video on the top of the news article you’re trying to read or it can be an advertiser that’s decided to hijack your attention. You can try muting the tab but that’s a temporary solution. There’s a brand new feature in Safari 11 on macOS High Sierra (and Sierra) that’s designed to help you automatically block autoplaying videos on the web.
macOS High Sierra is an incremental upgrade, at best. The climb from Sierra to High Sierra is a scenic one but it brings but a handful of little features to this update. High Sierra is more about the behind-the-scenes changes and stability improvements (which might be reason enough to upgrade for some).