Mac OS X Lion

Apple security flaw stores passwords in plain text

Apple security flaw stores passwords in plain text

If there’s one challenge that Apple seems to be having trouble getting to grips with lately, it’s security for Mac OS X. Recently the operating system was plagued by the Flashback malware, affecting hundreds of thousands of users, and now an update to Lion has left login passwords exposed in plain text files. The issue comes via a Lion software update back in February.

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Apple Flashback malware removal in two easy steps

Apple Flashback malware removal in two easy steps

This week Apple has sent out an update to all Mac computers using OS X Lion that will instantly fix any and all common instances of the Flashback malware discovered this month. This update is extremely easy for you Lion users to download and install, as all you need is a couple of point and clicks to make it happen. This update goes by the name of Java for OS X Lion 2012-003 and will also bring you Java SE 6 version 1.6.0_31.

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iCloud goes to iTunes and Lion first, iOS third

iCloud goes to iTunes and Lion first, iOS third

It appears that the mobile ecosystem won't be the first or even the second to get updates that will allow iCloud functionality - instead it will be Mac OS X Lion and iTunes that make the move first. Of course the difference between the three won't be more than a day in advance of the launch of iOS 5, the mobile operating system coming out with the launch of the iPhone 4S. Updates are expected to be available BEFORE the October 12th launch of iOS 5 for both iTunes and OS X Lion, the exact date being either Monday or Tuesday (two or three days from the day this post is posted.)

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Parallels Desktop 7 Hands-on [Video] – run Windows apps on your Mac, run Mac on your iPad

Parallels Desktop 7 Hands-on [Video] – run Windows apps on your Mac, run Mac on your iPad

In its most basic state, Parallels Desktop 7 is the newest edition of Parallels, software which allows you to run Windows applications on your Mac computer as if there were Mac applications. If there was ever a perfectly simple way to transition from Windows, whatever Windows you're working with*, over to the newest version of Mac, OS X 10 Lion. I've personally never seen a solution make this cross-hatching of the operating systems look so simple. And red and white with a double tower representing the parallel nature of the system is pretty nice to look at, too.

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iMessage support revealed in iChat for OS X Lion

iMessage support revealed in iChat for OS X Lion

Apple first introduced the new iMessage feature for iOS 5 back at WWDC 2011 as a unified messaging service that could deliver both text and multimedia messages over WiFi or 3G. It also offered read and delivery receipts as well as real-time typing indication. It was set to work for iPhones, iPads, and iPod touch devices. And now, it appears Apple plans on integrating the feature for Macs as well.

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Sonos finally gets OS X Lion support

Sonos finally gets OS X Lion support

Sonos has finally updated its streaming music system to support Mac OS X 10.7 Lion, over a month after Apple's newest OS version was released. Previously, those running Lion were unable to stream music stored on their Mac across to their Sonos speakers, although music stored on NAS drives or in cloud storage services like Spotify was still accessible.

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