Category archives for: Mac Software

WSJ Story Claims Kaspersky Software Is a Tool for Russian Spying

 The WSJ released today a story claiming the Russian government has used Kaspersky antivirus software to secretly scan computers around the world for classified government documents and top-secret information for both the U.S. and its allies. Kaspersky Lab was founded by an engineer trained at a KGB technical school. The firm has insisted in the past […]

Apple Shares to the Public Open-Source Kernels for iOS, MacOS

Apple has made available versions of its iOS 11 and macOS 10.13 kernels through GitHub. The kernels are both compatible with ARM-based mobile chips, but are far from complete operating systems. The kernel is the core source code for iOS and macOS, and doesn’t include the user interface or application framework, which means anyone interested in […]

Google Will Shut Off Drive App for Mac and PC in March

Google Drive app for desktop is officially deprecated as of today, Google has announced in a blog post. Support will be cut off on December 11th and the app will shut down completely on March 12th, 2018. Users who are still running the Drive app will start seeing notifications in October that it’s “going away,” […]

CrossVR Joins the OpenXR Working Group

Jules Blok, better known as CrossVR, the developer behind the popular ReVive utility, revealed that he’s now part of the team that is shaping Khronos’s proposed OpenXR standard. Blok’s experience with compatibility issues between VR platforms could prove invaluable to the OpenXR working group. Last December, the Khronos Group announced the Open VR Standards Initiative, […]

Apple Releases 8th Round of Developer Betas

Apple  today made a handful of new beta builds of its various operating systems available to developers. App writers can download and installed iOS 11 Beta 8, watchOS 4 Beta 8, tvOS 11 Beta 8, and macOS High Sierra 10.13 Beta 8. Apple did not spell out any changes specific to these builds, though it […]

Apple Release News Dev Betas for iOS 11, watchOS, tvOS 11, macOS High Sierra 10.13, and Xcode 9

Apple today seeded the fifth beta of iOS 11 to application developers. This beta is not yet available to public beta testers, though Apple typically releases new public betas shortly after it updates the developer code. Apple continues to refine iOS 11 and add features based on developer feedback. The company did not call out any […]

Apple Updates iPhone, Watch, AppleTV and Mac OS Software

Apple has pushed out updates to four of its core platforms. iPhone and iPad owners can update their devices to iOS 10.3.3, which Apple has been testing with developers for more than a month. The minor system update, likely the last for iOS 10, includes bug fixes and performance improvements. Apple also released watchOS 3.2.3, tvOS […]

Happy World Emoji Day – Apple Brings New Emoji to iOS, MacOS, and watchOS

Apple today celebrated World Emoji day by debuting  new emoji that will be added to iOS, MacOS, and watchOS later this year. Some of the humanesque additions include a woman in a headscarf, a bearded person, and a breastfeeding woman, while food additions include sandwiches and coconuts. Characters such as zebras, T-Rex, zombies, and elves are […]

Facebook Now Supports Closed Captions for Live Video

Facebook said publishers and viewers alike can take advantage of closed captions on live videos. Content producers will need to enable closed captions on their broadcasts, as will people on their phones, tablets, or PCs. Once turned un, live videos will include captions so those who with hearing difficulties can follow along. The feature is free […]

Chrome 59 Released for Mac, Windows, and Linux – Packs Material Settings, Native macOS Notifications

Chrome 59 is rolling out now to Mac, Windows, and Linux with a number of developer-focused features and security fixes. The biggest addition is support for native macOS notifications and full support of the animated PNG format. Under development for quite a while, the Material revamp of Settings is finally available with various controls now […]

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