Apple patched some 45 security OS X Yosemite v10.10.4, which was released earlier on Tuesday. The company also released Security Update 2015-005 Mavericks and Security Update 2015-005 Mountain Lion. The security holes and bugs fixed services and technologies throughout the operating systems, and many of them allow the bad guys to take over your Mac.
Apple released Mac EFI Security Update 2015-001 on Monday, a security update for Mountain Lion and Mavericks that patches two flaws dealing with EFI Flash memory. Both flaws would have allowed the bad guys to take over your Mac.
Along with iOS 8.4, Apple released OS X 10.10.4 on Tuesday. The update fixes several issues, most notably the annoying discoveryd problem that caused no end of headaches for Yosemite users connecting to WiFi networks.
We here at TMO are serious about backups, and we think you should be, too. Redundancy is one of your best protections against data loss! To help you make sure your backup scheme is bulletproof, this Quick Tip is all about clones, why you might need one, and how to set one up.
Today we've got a Quick Tip about Yosemite's new Photos app! Did you ever wonder how you could export a frame from a video as an image file? Well, even if you didn't, we're gonna tell you how. We'll also mention where to find that resulting image after you've exported it, as it may not be where you'd expect.
Got a slow Mac? We've got some tips on what to do to troubleshoot (and potentially address) your problem. Hey, we like the pretty, colorful spinning beach ball as much as the next guy, but we're not fond of seeing it on our own systems! Track down what's causing troublesome slowness with this Quick Tip.
Apple's latest beta version of OS X Yosemite 10.10.4 is out for developers and public testers, inching us ever closer to the official public release. For those keeping track at home, this release is numbered 14E36b.
Apple wants privacy to matter to us, but that may be a hard sell. Bryan Chaffin and John Martellaro join Jeff Gamet to talk about Apple's efforts to make privacy a big selling point, plus they talk about data backups and how Apple dropped the ball in OS X El Capitan.
Have OS X users become overwhelmed by terabytes of data? Are they bored or over burdened by the idea of backing up? Is iCloud a simplistic, lame answer to a much more complex question? OS X El Capitan does nothing to address this emerging issue.
When OS X El Capitan ships this fall we should see some big improvements in performance on our Macs thans to Metal, which is Apple's system for vastly improving how our computers handle graphics. There isn't any official word yet on which Macs will support Metal, but we do have some idea of what to expect thanks to the efforts of developers who have been digging through the El Capitan beta.
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