Items tagged with Mac

Apple is expected to launch its new line of devices, including the iPhone 14 family of phones the first week of September. The latest edition of the popular smartphone is getting camera upgrades and a faster chip. It doesn't seem too long ago that Apple was releasing the iPhone 13 lineup of smartphones, but here we... Read more...
Last week, we wrote about spyware that researchers gave the name “Hermit” and attributed to the Italian spyware vendor RCS Labs. Hermit falls within the same class of spyware as NSO Group’s Pegasus spyware, which infected at least nine phones belonging to US State Department employees. This sort of spyware is usually... Read more...
The proliferation of cloud-based game streaming options has helped expand the reach of quality gaming experiences to more devices than ever before. One of those is NVIDIA's GeForce NOW service, and to our point, the latest update (version 2.0.40) adds native support for MacBook, iMac, and Mac mini devices powered by... Read more...
In a move reminiscent of early personal computers like the Commodore 64, TRS-80, and countless others, Apple has filed a patent that could completely revamp the functionality of its Magic Keyboard. The patent reveals a keyboard device that would house a full computer inside, which could be connected to virtually any... Read more...
Since it’s meteoric rise in early 2020, Zoom has repeatedly come under fire, whether for playing fast and loose with the definition of end-to-end encryption, sharing user data with Facebook undisclosed, installing a hidden web server on customers’ Macs, publishing then back-tracking a claim of 300 million daily active... Read more...
Apple has had to deal with a spate of security related issues as of late. Recently, the company addressed some issues related to it AirTag products. Siri also had a bit of an overshare problem for a while there, and now Apple has has yet another security patch rollout to address a major exploit affecting three of its... Read more...
A trojan known as UpdateAgent began infecting Mac computers back in September 2020, but this infection was relatively innocuous at the time, doing nothing other than collecting some basic system and device information and broadcasting its presence to the command-and-control (C2) server. However, Microsoft has been... Read more...
Apple has released an update for your iPhone that you are going to want to download as soon as possible. Update iOS 15.3 includes a patch to fix a security vulnerability in Safari that could leak your browser history, as well as a second fix for a memory corruption bug that affects iOS, iPadOS, and macOS... Read more...
Some people may find this hard to believe, but the built-in antivirus protection in Windows is pretty good these days, and has been for quite some time. Defender routine passes musters by independent AV testing agencies. Unlike other AV solutions, though, it is exclusive to the Windows platform for consumers. Perhaps... Read more...
If you're a long-time Mac or Linux user, you've almost certainly benefited from the work of CodeWeavers even if you've never heard of them. Founded in 1996, the company has been working for a long time now on making Windows applications run on first Linux, then Mac, and most recently, ChromeOS. CodeWeavers is the... Read more...
Any time you update the operating system on your PC or Mac, it is usually followed by a few days of holding your breath as you wait to see if there are any major bugs that will crash your or otherwise disrupt your system. As such, owners of some older Mac computers are finding themselves gasping for breath following a... Read more...
Apple has historically railed against the PC in some of its ad campaigns, such as the popular "Mac vs PC" ads from years past. However, the company never seemed to take a stand against a particular brand or the processing platform itself, considering Apple and Intel were working together at the time. With that... Read more...
Parallels is a company that is well known for its virtualization software. Their latest updates should prove to be especially useful to the company's customer base. Parallels 17 allows M1 Macs and Intel-based devices to run the upcoming Windows 11 and macOS Monterey operating systems. Parallels especially collaborated... Read more...
No platform is 100 percent secure, and lest anyone need reminding of that, a Mac malware campaign with Xcode developers in its sights has been modified to infect systems outfitted with Apple's fancy new M1 silicon. The end goal of this particular malware is to rob Mac uses of their cryptocurrencies, by stealing login... Read more...
Apple products were once praised as the most secure ecosystem, either by design of Apple's walled garden, excellent marketing tactics, or otherwise.  However, in mid-2020, Apple accidentally approved widespread Mac malware, breaking this reality for many people. Now, another Mac-exclusive malware has been uncovered in... Read more...
When Apple announced in June that it would start building Macs with processors based on its own silicon that runs the Arm64 Instruction Set Architecture (ISA), that spelled the end for native Windows installations on Apple hardware. Boot Camp may be no more on Apple Silicon Macs built around the company's M1... Read more...
Following a couple of launch events over the past two months, Apple still has one more thing to share before calling it a wrap for 2020. Whatever that might be, it will go down today during Apple's appropriately titled "One More Thing" event. And golly gee, whatever could that one additional thing be? We are... Read more...
In August of 2019, we reported that Apple had finally adjusted some of the draconian rules and regulations to allow independent repair shops to get their hands on genuine Apple parts for iPhones. Only a year later, Apple is now affording the opportunity to get genuine parts for Mac computers. Originally, when the... Read more...
We’re likely a month away (give or take a week) from the official unveil of Apple’s iPhone 12 family. Analysts are expecting for this to be a Super Cycle upgrade for customers, which means that Apple should see a big increase in sales year-over-year. So, why would there be an iPhone 12 Super Cycle? Well, we’re glad... Read more...
Apple sent a bit of a shock wave through the tech world when it announced plans to phase out the use of Intel processors inside its entire Mac lineup, in favor of its own custom silicon based on ARM. Barring any hiccups, the transition phase will stretch out over the next two years. One of the questions this raised... Read more...
Apple yesterday confirmed the rumors that we’ve been hearing in tech circles for years; that it would be pushing Intel aside as its chip supplier for Macs. Instead, Apple has decided to pursue its own processor designs based around Arm architecture rather than x86. There should be some pretty sizable costs savings... Read more...
Is it finally happening? After years and year of speculation and rumors, it looks as though we'll finally hear about Apple's official plans to make the transition to Arm CPU architecture for its Mac desktops and laptops later this month at WWDC 2020. This comes after we heard earlier this year that Apple's... Read more...
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