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January 10, 2018
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macOS High Sierra App Store settings menu not effectively secured by user password

The macOS High Sierra 10.13.2 App Store settings can be unlocked with any password entered by an administrator account — but Apple appears to have already implemented a fix in the beta releases currently in testing. AppleInsider – Frontpage News

December 26, 2017
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Remote Tech Support: Best ways to screen share on iOS, macOS, and more

Your friends and family have likely just gotten a range new devices, and an iPhone, iPad, Mac, or Apple TV is probably in the mix. If you’re like me, you’re the go-to tech support for family and friends and the holidays … Continue reading

December 2, 2017
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Apple software sees disastrous, embarrassing week with iOS springboard crash, macOS root user security flaw

Apple, a company that prides itself on customer experience, just had one of its worst customer-facing weeks in history, with a major security flaw on macOS High Sierra and a bug in iOS that rendered some iPhones essentially unusable. It … Continue reading

December 2, 2017
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Updating to latest macOS 10.13.1 disables Apple’s ‘root’ bug patch

It appears Apple’s quick fix for the recently discovered root user bug can be disabled by upgrading to macOS 10.13.1 from a previous version of the operating system, meaning users who do so are unwittingly reintroducing the glaring security hole. … Continue reading

November 30, 2017
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PSA: Today’s macOS security update breaks file sharing for some users, here’s how to fix

Following the discovery of a major security vulnerability yesterday, Apple this morning quickly released an update for macOS to address the problem. While the update does solve the critical hole, another issue has since appeared, related to file sharing… more… … Continue reading

November 29, 2017
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macOS High Sierra security vulnerability discovered, here’s how to set root password for fix

Update: An Apple spokesperson has issued the following statement, saying an update is in the works: “We are working on a software update to address this issue. In the meantime, setting a root password prevents unauthorized access to your Mac. … Continue reading

November 5, 2017
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Blizzard ‘Overwatch’ installer may herald macOS version coming soon

An executable which appears destined for a macOS version of shooter "Overwatch" has been discovered — but after completing an install process, the binary delivered appears to be for Windows. AppleInsider – Frontpage News

October 6, 2017
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Parallels Desktop updated with improved support for macOS High Sierra

Popular vitalization software Parallels has today been updated to version 13.1 with a host of improvements. The update primarily focuses on improving the performance of Parallels with macOS High Sierra, include better optimization for features such as HEVC files and … Continue reading

October 4, 2017
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Apple reinforcing macOS, iOS Siri team with acqui-hire of init.ai startup crew

Apple appears to have bought out a Init.ai — a startup focused on machine learning and processing of natural language originally intended to assist in customer service — to enhance Siri in some way. AppleInsider – Frontpage News

September 25, 2017
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macOS High Sierra vulnerability may let unsigned apps steal Keychain logins in plaintext

Apple’s macOS High Sierra contains a vulnerability that lets apps discover Keychain passwords in plaintext, though it requires victims to intentionally override built-in security, a researcher noted on Monday. AppleInsider – Frontpage News

July 16, 2017
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This week on AI: ‘iPhone 8’ rumors galore, Apple goes Back to School, new iOS & macOS betas

An otherwise quiet week was dominated by rumors about Apple’s "iPhone 8" — including features it won’t have as much as those it will. The company separately released new public betas of iOS 11 and macOS High Sierra, and announced … Continue reading