Mountain Lion

Apple releases OS X 10.8.5 Supplemental Update, iTunes 11.1.1

Apple releases OS X 10.8.5 Supplemental Update, iTunes 11.1.1

Apple has just released OS X 10.8.5 Supplemental Update, which includes a number of bug fixes and iTunes 11.1.1.

Apple had seeded the updates to employees earlier in the week.

Bug crashes WebKit based Mac and iOS apps with string of Arabic characters

Bug crashes WebKit based Mac and iOS apps with string of Arabic characters

A new rendering bug has been discovered that can cause Mac and iOS devices to crash.

As Russian security researcher has discovered that a specific string of Arabic characters can cause any application that uses WebKit such as Safari to crash in OS X Mountain Lion and iOS 6.

Apple Releases OS X 10.8.3, Fixes File URL Bug, Adds Bootcamp Support for Windows 8

Apple Releases OS X 10.8.3, Fixes File URL Bug, Adds Bootcamp Support for Windows 8

Following a string of beta releases, Apple has finally publicly released OS X 10.8.3 as an update through the Mac App Store. Changes include the usual bug fixes, stability improvements and minor feature enhancements.

Crash any App on Your Mac by Entering ‘File:///’

Crash any App on Your Mac by Entering ‘File:///’

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.

First Fake Installer Trojan Hits OS X

First Fake Installer Trojan Hits OS X

Just breaking via TNW, a new Trojan named “Trojan.SMSSend.3666″ has been found by the security firm Doctor Web. The fake installer asks the victim to put in their mobile number to receive a code. This, then triggers an automatic subscription fee tacked onto the users’ account. While these fake installers are common for Windows users, this is the first time one has been found for Macs.

Apple Seeds OS X Mountain Lion 10.8.3 Beta To Developers

Apple Seeds OS X Mountain Lion 10.8.3 Beta To Developers

Apple has just seeded the first beta of OS X 10.8.3 (build 12D32) to developers of Mac Developer program.

Getting Started with iMessage: Setting Up Devices

Getting Started with iMessage: Setting Up Devices

This is the first of likely many how to posts on iMessage. I think iMessage has to be one of the coolest, convenient, slick, and most freakin’ confounding apps/services that Apple offers. I love iMessage, but that doesn’t mean it doesn’t drive me round the bend too. In this post, I’m going to cover setting up iMessage, adding more email addresses to iMessage, and connecting all your devices/machines together to be in iMessage sync.

Would you switch to Safari if it was…faster?

Would you switch to Safari if it was…faster?

Lifehacker just did a updated browser showdown to ascertain what “might” be called the best browser for us Mac folks. I’ve been using Chrome over Firefox for a good couple years now, and while I’m rarely (okay never) tempted to try Firefox I’m often tempted to switch to Safari. I’m always wondering, however, if I’m sacrificing something by switching to Apple’s default, built-in browser.

Reading today’s Lifehacker post, however, makes me wonder if I’ve been missing something using Chrome.

Apple Releases OS X 10.8.2 With Facebook Integration

Apple Releases OS X 10.8.2 With Facebook Integration

Hot on the heels of releasing iOS 6, Apple has released OS X 10.8.2 for Mac users – the second maintenance update for Mountain Lion that was released on July 25th.

According to the release notes, OS X 10.8.2 includes new features such as Facebook Integration, Game Center etc. 

OS X 10.8.1 Now Available For Download

OS X 10.8.1 Now Available For Download

Apple has just released OS X 10.8.1 – the first maintenance update for Mountain Lion that was released on July 25th.

According to the release notes, OS X 10.8.1 includes fixes to improve the stability and compatibility of your Mac.