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Sparkle app updater exposes many Mac apps to hacking

Sparkle app updater exposes many Mac apps to hacking

In the age before app stores, at least on Windows PCs and Macs, people got their software directly from vendors or third party download sites. App markets, however, gave birth to the idea of a single canonical repository where people can get not only their apps but also updates for said apps. However, not every single software on the planet has jumped aboard, even on Macs. Now those developers and users maybe be given a stronger reason to do so, thanks to a gaping security hole in the Sparkle update framework recently discovered.

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Batman: Arkham Knight officially canceled on Mac and Linux

Batman: Arkham Knight officially canceled on Mac and Linux

If you were excited about playing Batman: Arkham Knight on the PC, your dreams were probably shattered long ago. The game original debuted with so many bugs that the game was actually pulled from stores. It was eventually put back up for sale late last year, but at least a few people were wondering what was going on with the Mac and Linux versions of the game.

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Apple recalls wall adapters made between 2003 and 2015

Apple recalls wall adapters made between 2003 and 2015

Last week, Microsoft issued a recall for some Surface Pro power adapters. In the time since then, Apple has been looking for a way to get the recall spotlight on themselves. In just over a week, they've managed to find a host of AC wall plugs that might break and potentially shock the user if touched.

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Apple’s 1-billion active devices figure in perspective

Apple’s 1-billion active devices figure in perspective

This afternoon, Apple announced many firsts and bests, one of the simplest being "1 Billion Active Installed Base". This number represents what Apple has recorded as "iPhone, iPad, Mac, iPod touch, Apple TV, and Apple Watch devices that have been engaged with [Apple] services within the past 90 days". That's one whole heck of a lot of devices. It doesn't account for devices that've been active offline exclusively, and it doesn't count how many Apple devices have been sold to date.

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Apple’s Q1 2016 revenue grows while Mac sales slow

Apple’s Q1 2016 revenue grows while Mac sales slow

This afternoon Apple reported their financial Q1 2016 earnings with a cool $29.3 billion in revenue in the Americas and a total of $75.9 billion worldwide. This is up 47% sequentially and up 2% year-over-year, while guidance from the company last quarter suggested they'd be "$75.5 billion and $77.5 billion" - so they're right on the money. This overarching revenue story is told by iPhone sales, primarily, and iPad, Mac, and Services revenue to a slightly lesser degree.

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Microsoft gives Apple fans more reasons to use Office 365

Microsoft gives Apple fans more reasons to use Office 365

Microsoft has always had a presence on Apple platforms via its Office suite, competing fiercely with Apple's own blessed iWorks software. But with the launch of the iPad Pro, Redmond has surprisingly become even more aggressive in pushing Office, especially Office 365, to Apple users, both on iOS and on the Mac. This latest announcement aims to endear them further with Apple's own fans, bringing one of the best features of Office to iOS and giving some Mac users early access to upcoming Office features.

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Twitter for Mac v.4 adds group DMs, timeline GIFs, more

Twitter for Mac v.4 adds group DMs, timeline GIFs, more

You'd be forgiven for thinking Twitter had forgotten all about its Mac app, but the 140-character social network has squeezed out v4.0 just before 2015 closes. A free download through the Mac App Store, Twitter for Mac 4.0 catches the desktop software up with some of the features its mobile counterparts have been enjoying for months now, like inline video playback.

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Independent ‘Apple Museum’ contains private collection of Apple’s historic products

Independent ‘Apple Museum’ contains private collection of Apple’s historic products

The city of Prague in the Czech Republic has just seen the opening of the Apple Museum, a non-official establishment housing the largest private collection of Apple products. The museum opened its doors for the first time last week, inviting visitors to browse through hundreds of displays of Apple items dating between 1976 and 2012, including traditional Mac computers, as well as recent products like the iPod and iOS devices.

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Why Banksy just painted Steve Jobs

Why Banksy just painted Steve Jobs

Syrian refugees are being downtrodden by Republican leaders and presidential candidates aplenty. Rogue graffiti artist Banksy has something to say about that. In a painting in the Jungle refugee camp in the French port of Calais, Banksy painted a portrait of Jobs holding a sack and carrying an old-school Apple computer. Something like a shortened Color Classic. And why would Banksy paint Steve Jobs in a refugee camp, you might ask?

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PS4 remote play will work for PC AND Mac

PS4 remote play will work for PC AND Mac

Apple computers as well as Windows computers will be able to roll with the official version of Sony's PlayStation 4 Remote Play functionality. Official word came from the master himself, Shuhei Yoshida, on Twitter just this week. Just after a 3rd-party developer made his mark on the world by creating an official app for Windows machines to stream PS4 gameplay, Sony announces that they've essentially seen the value. This isn't all that great a piece of news for the developer of the unofficial app, which will become less-than-necessary soon - but we'll give him a hearty round of applause in the meantime.

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Microsoft bringing Visual Studio Android emulator to Mac

Microsoft bringing Visual Studio Android emulator to Mac

It just might be the ultimate convergence of the three major computing platforms of today: emulating the Android OS on a Mac via Microsoft software. Ok, it may not be a convergence, but it is about to become a reality. During the Microsoft Connect 2015 conference in New York today, the company announced that it was making its Visual Studio Code program open source for developers. An additional part of that news is that Mac users will soon be getting Visual Studio Emulator for Android.

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Microsoft brings Hyperlapse Pro time-lapse app to Mac

Microsoft brings Hyperlapse Pro time-lapse app to Mac

When Microsoft first unveiled its Hyperlapse software for creating smooth video time-lapses earlier this year, its mobile and desktop releases excluded Apple's platforms. That changes today, with Mac users now able to get in on the fun. Microsoft just launched Hyperlapse Pro for Mac, available to download from their website, giving Mac users the ability to create and stabilize long pieces of footage into a time-lapse video.

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