Apple Blocks Outdated Flash Players Over Security Issues [Update]

9:44 AM, Nov. 21st, 2014 · · Reports

Flash Bugs

Apple updated the Web plugin blocking system in OS X on Thursday to prevent outdated versions of Adobe Flash Player from launching. The change means you'll need Adobe Flash Player 15.0.0.223 to view Flash content in Safari on OS X.

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New Flash security flaws are cropping up all the time, so if you need it on your Mac, be sure you're always running the latest version.

iBank 5: Dr Mac Can Finally Say Goodbye to Quicken

3:30 PM, Nov. 19th, 2014 · · Reports

iBank 5 = no more Quicken! YEA!

I love managing my finances on my Mac, but I have never liked depending upon Intuit or its Quicken for Mac products. Intuit, as you probably know, has no love for Mac users. Bob "Dr. Mac" LeVitus has been looking for a personal finance solution for the Mac since 1998, and he finally found it: iBank 5.

Using AirDrop with OS X Yosemite and iOS

9:01 AM, Nov. 18th, 2014 · · Reports

For today's Quick Tip, we're going to cover a new way to share files between your iOS devices and your recent-model Macs running Yosemite—AirDrop. Using this nifty little feature, you can pop a bunch of images from a trip onto your iPhone quickly and easily, say, or you could send a PDF file and import it right into iBooks. Neat, right? We think so.

Shares of $AAPL Hit Record Close at $114, Market Cap $670 Billion

8:13 PM, Nov. 14th, 2014 · · Reports

$AAPL Chart

Shares of Apple Inc. hit a new record closing high Friday, ending the week at US$114.18,    a gain of $1.36 (+1.21 percent), on strong volume of 44 million shares trading hands. That puts the company's market cap at $669.6 billion, which is also a record, at least in relative terms.

Bernstein Raises AAPL Target to $120 on Apple Watch Potential

10:33 AM, Nov. 13th, 2014 · · Reports

Apple's entry in the smartwatch market won't come until spring 2015, but Bernstein analysts are already raising their target price for the company's stock from US$110 to $120 based on the Apple Watch's potential. The investment firm sees higher App Store margins thanks to Apple Watch apps, and that's going to help drive revenue even higher.

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Interest in Apple Watch is clearly high, and it seems everyone wants to use Apple Pay. Once Apple Watch ship, Apple Pay opens up to even more iPhone owners, and that should translate into even more revenue for the company.

AAPL Hits a New Closing High Again at $109.70

9:30 AM, Nov. 12th, 2014 · · Reports

Apple's stock price keeps climbing and hit a new closing high on Tuesday at US$109.70. The iPhone and iPad maker's stock has been on a upward trend since before its 7-to-1 stock split earlier this year, and doesn't seem to be showing any sign of slowing down.

3 Tips to Make 1Password Even More Powerful

8:45 AM, Nov. 12th, 2014 · · Reports

The subject of today's Quick Tip, 1Password, is by far Melissa Holt's favorite third-party program. Here she'll walk us through three of her favorite tricks for using it. Did you know that you can add a one-click, autofill-your-login-immediately bookmark into your browser with 1Password? Or that there's a keyboard shortcut that means "fill my login in on this page"? Well, now you do, so for all the details, come on in.