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Apple patches Mac SSL loophole with OS X 10.9.2

Apple patches Mac SSL loophole with OS X 10.9.2

Apple has released OS X Mavericks 10.9.2 for Mac, patching the SSL security bug as well as bringing with it FaceTime Audio support and individual iMessage blocking among other things. The update, released for Macs running Mavericks today, makes no specific mention of the SSL issue in its release notes, but Apple confirmed to SlashGear that the fix for how security certificates are handled is indeed a part of 10.9.2.

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Apple iPad, Mac VP retires, Human Resources change-up

Apple iPad, Mac VP retires, Human Resources change-up

Just this morning several change-ups in Apple's higher-up staff ranks have come to light, starting with the retirement of Rita Lane. This retirement moves out the Vice President of operations for Mac desktops, Mac accessories, and the iPad. Meanwhile Apple's Vice President of Global Retail Stores Denise Young Smith is moving to a new position as head of human resources.

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Steve Jobs wanted Sony to use Mac OS on Vaio notebooks

Steve Jobs wanted Sony to use Mac OS on Vaio notebooks

One of the things that helped Apple to make Mac computers more attractive to a range of users out there was the move from PowerPC to Intel processors way back in 2005. With that move, it meant that people interested in Mac machines that couldn't give up Windows entirely could run both operating systems on one computer. An interesting potential deal between Apple and Sony has recently come to light.

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Apple goes behind the scenes for “1.24.14” Mac 30th anniversary short

Apple goes behind the scenes for “1.24.14” Mac 30th anniversary short

Apple has released a behind-the-scenes look at the making of its "1.24.14" video to celebrate 30 years of the Mac, showing how director Jake Scott - son of Ridley Scott, who directed the original 1984 Mac commercial - harnessed 100 iPhones to film the short. Filming of the video took place over the course of a day, with Scott supervising and remotely directing each of the fifteen crews spread across the world through FaceTime.

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MacBook touch patent filed in 2010 – just as Steve Jobs slammed the idea

MacBook touch patent filed in 2010 – just as Steve Jobs slammed the idea

Supposing you saw the one single appearance of a MacBook with a touchscreen during the Apple keynote "Back to the Mac" in the year 2010, you may be wondering when this device is going to be released. As it was stated then by Steve Jobs - and as the company has maintained since - the touchscreen laptop doesn't work. Today, though, a new sort of MacBook has appeared in a patent application from Apple - one with a touchscreen on it.

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Mac sales continue to grow: 19% up year-on-year

Mac sales continue to grow: 19% up year-on-year

This afternoon Apple has shared their financial Q1 2014 results with the public, showing that, in the quarter leading up to the 30th anniversary of the Apple/Mac connection, the company continues to increase sales. This quarter's revenue racked up a cool $6.3 million compared to $5.6 million the quarter before and $5.5 million one year ago at this time.

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