Mac OS X

North Korea’s Red Star Linux goes for a Mac OS X look

North Korea’s Red Star Linux goes for a Mac OS X look

It seems that even the somewhat "traditional" North Korean tech aesthetics is getting an update. Thanks to a former lecturer at Pyongyang, we are getting a glimpse of what the officially sanctioned operating system of North Korea, Red Star Linux, now looks like, almost half a decade since the OS was first leaked outside the secretive regime. Apparently, like the rest of the tech world, the Linux-based OS has moved away from a Windows 7, nay Window XP even, look towards a more stylish OS X.

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Suspects behind “WireLurker” malware arrested in China

Suspects behind “WireLurker” malware arrested in China

Apple users in China can perhaps sleep a bit easier, provided that the three suspects in Beijing police custody are really the masterminds behind the WireLurker malware that has targeted Chinese users of Macs and iPhones. The malware, which harvested user data from infected computers and connected mobile devices, was branded as "unprecedented" due to its way of spreading and the amount of personal data it could gain through it. Apple has already taken steps to block infected programs but the rest of the work rests on users.

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Mylio pro photo-handling software launches tomorrow for iOS, OS X

Mylio pro photo-handling software launches tomorrow for iOS, OS X

Thanks to smartphones, most of us have a lot of pictures floating around -- they're usually scattered all over the place, maybe being saved to a central cloud account for those who took the time to set one up. Sorting through and otherwise keeping track of all these images can be difficult, but for the photographers among us who have thousands or hundreds of thousands of images, organization becomes an entirely different kind of beast. That's where professional-level photo handling software comes in, not the least of which is Mylio, which will be arriving for Apple users tomorrow.

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Apple App Store outage – you’re not alone

Apple App Store outage – you’re not alone

Yes, the App Store has been down and out for a bit this morning and you’re not the only one to experience this oddity. Starting in the evening of October 2nd, 2014, the App Store for both of Apple’s main platforms, iOS and OS X, were sporadically out to dinner - then breakfast.

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BASH bug leaves many web servers open to attack

BASH bug leaves many web servers open to attack

No, it's not the name of the bug itself nor is it a description of what you may do if you happen to be deeply affected by this security exploit. BASH, for Bourne Again SHell, is the most common command line (think, command prompt in Windows) shell in Linux and UNIX-like operating systems, which means that a bug like this leaves many computers connected to the Internet, like servers and even Macs, vulnerable to hijacking.

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Apple releases OS X 10.9.4 and iOS 7.1.2 maintenance updates

Apple releases OS X 10.9.4 and iOS 7.1.2 maintenance updates

At the close of the month, Apple launched updates for both OS X Mavericks OS on Macs as well as the mobile iOS platform. While Mavericks 10.9.4 and iOS 7.1.2 do come with a few, very few in fact, new features, the focus of the update is to address security issues and bug fixes, including one that was discovered shortly after the unveiling of iOS 8.

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This may be the best app for sharing files from your Mac

This may be the best app for sharing files from your Mac

Not that sharing files from your Mac is difficult, but it could be easier. Sourcing, emailing, Air Drop — it’s a ll kind of fussy. Sharing doesn’t have to be a problem, though, and we’ve found a neat app that might make your life a lot easier when it comes time to quickly send along a folder or document.

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Mac OS X app bundle saves you a bunch, gives to charity

Mac OS X app bundle saves you a bunch, gives to charity

Love the Humble Bundle for Android? OS X has something similar! The “Name Your Own Price” bundle may not have the same roll-off-the-tongue appeal, but you’ll get the same amazing kid of deal. Currently, you can snatch over $400 worth of apps for about $11.

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Three OS X apps to help you find any of your files, anywhere

Three OS X apps to help you find any of your files, anywhere

If you’re like most users, you have files all over the place. Locally stored, in one of eleventeen cloud storage dumpsters — and it’s hard to keep track of where your stuff is! You don't have to wait for OS X Yosemite and that cool new search feature, either -- you can find all your stuff now! With these three apps for OS X, you’ll be able to hit one search spot to find anything, just about anywhere.

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Mac OS X Yosemite and El Cap names tipped

Mac OS X Yosemite and El Cap names tipped

Rumors abound over Apple's upcoming developers conference: what will be introduced, what changes will take place, and more. Latest among them are hints dropped by Apple's own WWDC event efforts -- in this case, a possible hint about what the next version of OS X will be called.

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OS X, iTunes, Safari update: 4K display support, better security

OS X, iTunes, Safari update: 4K display support, better security

Apple sent out an update for OS X and iTunes today, both of which are incremental but make necessary changes. With OS X, support for 4K monitors has improved on both the Mac Pro and MacBook Pro 15-inch. Contact syncing also gets a wired update, as well as some in-depth tweaks most will never encounter.

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Titanfall for Mac OS X: a possibility

Titanfall for Mac OS X: a possibility

Titanfall has won the hearts of gamers far and wide, having launched after drumming up scores of excitement and teases. We recently reviewed the game, giving those who haven't taken the plunge yet a thorough look at what it offers. If you're running Mac OS X, don't pass it over: Titanfall could be coming to the Apple platform in the future.

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