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.
If you have more than one device from Apple, you've probably tried to move files between them. When AirDrop isn't an option for whatever reason, Kelly has some alternate suggestions for you.
Back in the day you could tell who the serious Mac users were because they had the skills to customize the icons for their hard drive and other icons. You can do the same in OS X, and it's even easier now. Kelly explains how to swap out icons, and sources for more.
If you didn't know that you could use keyboard shortcuts to move to the beginning or end of a line, paragraph, or document under OS X, then boy, do we have a Quick Tip for you. In this article, we'll cover our most-used shortcuts, and we'll even point you toward a list of dozens more you can use if you're so inclined. We're good like that.
Apple released Safari 8.0.4, Safari 7.1.4, and Safari 6.2.4 Tuesday, releases that patch many memory issues, included memory corruption. The updates also address an issue that could allow malicious hackers to disguise a URL.
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.
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.
Apple has issued a warning to developers that it has deprecated the garbage collection feature used for memory management in favor of Automatic Reference Counting, or ARC. New Mac apps and app updates submitted to the Mac App Store starting in May will be required to use ARC.
If you've been thinking about trying out antivirus software on your Mac, we have a deal that will let you do it for free. It's a 6-month subscription for Bitdefender Antivirus Software for Mac, and you can get it for free through our friends at Stack Social. It works with Lion, Mountain Lion, Mavericks, and Yosemite. There's additional information on the deal's page.
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