Apple released iPhoto 9.6.1 Thursday, an update that preps the way for migrating to Apple's upcoming Photos app. The update also includes a couple of bug fixes.
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.
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.
Apple's plans for a streaming content network won't bring the company big money, but will help keep more consumers in the company's hardware ecosystem. Wells Fargo analyst Maynard Um thinks the costs of bringing quality content to viewers will leave Apple with slim margins for its rumored online television service.
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.
You know that odd row of "stuff" in your Finder windows that doesn't seem very useful? Kelly introduces you to what's there now, and shows you how to bend it to your will.
In the Finder, there are four window views available. Each one has its advantages, Kelly explains the difference and what might be helpful from each one.
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).
Anyone can now join the fun and install the pre-release beta of OS X 10.10.3, which includes the new Photos app. It may sound tempting but my advice is: Don’t do it.
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.
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