Apple Releases Security Update 2015-003 for Yosemite, No Info on What it Fixes

4:25 PM, Mar. 19th, 2015 · · Mac OS

Yosemite

Apple released two security updates Thursday for Yosemite—one for "early 2015 Mac," whatever that is—and one for the rest of Yosemite users. The patch notes for both updates say that are "recommended for all users and improves the security of OS X," but as of this writing we have no info on what it actually contains or fixes.

OS X: Using Spotlight’s Privacy Features

8:55 AM, Mar. 18th, 2015 · · Mac OS

Got some folders that you don't want prying eyes to see? Even if you've hidden them well, they'll still show up in Spotlight searches. Fortunately, this isn't a gigantic bummer if you know how to prevent Spotlight from revealing all of your secrets, so we'll help you keep your embarrassing folders private in this Quick Tip.

OS X Photos Beta: Where Are the Adjustments?

8:55 AM, Mar. 13th, 2015 · · Mac OS

Wondering where all of iPhoto's image-editing adjustments (such as exposure, saturation, and sharpness) went within the new Photos beta? Fear not, TMO friends, we've got the Quick Tip that'll set you right! In this article, Melissa Holt will cover how to use those adjustments (and how to access the ones you won't see right away).

Apple Patches FREAK Security Flaw for the Mac

9:12 AM, Mar. 10th, 2015 · · Mac OS

Apple released Security Update 2015-002 for the Mac late on Monday that patches the FREAK security flaw on OS X 10.8 and higher. Apple promised last week a patch was coming soon.

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Seeing FREAK patched is great, and it's also a good reminder that governments forcing weak encryption on us is a really bad idea.