Apple released Security Update 2014-002 on Tuesday, an update for OS X Lion, Mountain Lion, and Mavericks, as well as the server versions of those OSes. The sparse patch notes don't offer any details, and Apple has not yet released the separate list of security issues addressed in this release.
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Have you ever wanted to create your own custom travel itinerary map? It turns out it's pretty easy, and it’s built into every Mac. Sandro Cuccia shows you how.
Apple's 10.9.2 update for Mavericks wasn't the only security-related patch to roll out from Cupertino on Tuesday. The company also released security updates for Lion and Mountain Lion, although they didn't include the critical SSL fix that was part of OS X 10.9.2 because those versions of the operating system didn't include the same code flaw.
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Apple isn't saying exactly what these security updates include, but considering how dangerous some flaws can be it's a good idea to stay up to date.
In OS X and in Mac applications, developers frequently include small graphical elements that, by clicking or tapping on them, will provide additional commands, features, and other information. The Disclosure Triangle is such a feature that is often difficult to see, yet it provides such a valuable service. Sandro Cuccia explains.
OS X makes it easy to retain or ditch the original formatting of text when using the Copy and Paste commands, but what if the keyboard shortcuts Apple uses for each option are the opposite of what you really need? That's an easy fix, and Michael Johnston is on the job and ready to share the secret.
By default when you use the volume keys on your Mac’s keyboard to adjust its volume, a neat little “blip” sound is heard in order to give you a sense of how loud its speakers are. It’s definitely a handy feature, but sometimes you just don’t want to hear it. Michael Johnston shows you how.
Want to place your contact information on your Mac’s Lock screen? How about a “Reward if Found” message on your iPhone or iPad? Sandro Cuccia shows you how to create customized messages on your Mac’s and iOS Device’s Lock screen.
As Sandro Cuccia has written about in previous articles, Apple gives all Mac owners several amazing and free little applications and utilities built right in. Calculator is one such app. Sandro shows you the features included and how to use them, with a peek at the iOS 7 version.
Mac Geek Gab listener Ken wants to set up and control a Mac mini without having to use a dedicated monitor, mouse, and keyboard. We'll show him how Target Disk Mode, a longtime Mac feature, can let him boot the Mac mini using just his MacBook Pro and a data cable.
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