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Mac ThiefQuest ransomware should be a reminder that no one is safe

Mac ThiefQuest ransomware should be a reminder that no one is safe

Long gone are the days when Windows is the only vulnerable operating system or at least the most reported one. Mac and Linux computers have their own share of vulnerabilities, some worse than others, but recent times have made them just as enticing to data and money thieves as Microsoft's platform. And then there is Android and iOS which is home to even more personal and sensitive data than our desktops and laptops. A new ransomware has popped up that specifically targets Macs and its mere existence is reason enough for both users and developers to wake up and be on guard.

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iPhone as a desktop running macOS is allegedly being worked on

iPhone as a desktop running macOS is allegedly being worked on

For years, Apple's mobile and desktop worlds have been distinct and separate islands of their own. Lately, however, the company has been working to bridge the two together, like running iOS apps on Macs with Catalyst. It turns out that Apple's newly revealed ARM-based Silicon processor maybe smashing those two worlds together in more ways than one. A new leak has surfaced pointing to the almost dreamy possibility of an iPhone running on an Apple Silicon running macOS, possibly when connected to an external monitor, keyboard, and mouse.

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Sign in with Apple has hidden problems says AnyList app dev

Sign in with Apple has hidden problems says AnyList app dev

The deadline for affected apps to implement Apple's new single sign-on or SSO experience has now passed. Announced mid-2019, the system was praised for its privacy-focused implementation compared to what the likes of Facebook and Google have been offering on apps and services for years. While few will contest Apple's intentions and the security of its system, there are some who are still on the fence about it. In fact, one app will be throwing out all third-party logins because of the problems that Apple won't tell you about Sign in with Apple.

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iOS 14, macOS Big Sur, iPadOS 14 and watchOS 7: Which Apple devices get updates

iOS 14, macOS Big Sur, iPadOS 14 and watchOS 7: Which Apple devices get updates

Now that Apple has introduced the upcoming versions of its various operating systems, consumers have one big question: which devices will get these updates? The short answer is, relax. Unless you own an ancient Apple device, the odds are in your favor that you'll see the updates roll your way. We've compiled a list of all the devices that will get the Big Sur, iOS 14, iPadOS 14, and watchOS 7 updates.

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Apple Developer Transition Kit ships this week for macOS to Arm transition

Apple Developer Transition Kit ships this week for macOS to Arm transition

As the rumors had claimed, Apple is officially transitioning its Mac products to its own silicon, a transitional process the company expects will take around two years to fully complete. Amid the many details about this new hardware and plan was mention of the Developer Transition Kit (DTK), a product that will help developers build and test their Universal 2 apps for use with the new systems.

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Mac switch to Apple silicon confirmed

Mac switch to Apple silicon confirmed

Today Apple announced that they'd be moving toward their own silicon - effectively removing Intel from the equation. This was a "huge leap forward for the Mac," said Apple CEO Tim Cook. "Today is the day we're announcing the Mac is transitioning to our own Apple silicon." This move is major for every key player involved - not just Intel and Apple, but the users of future Mac computers as well.

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macOS Big Sur official: Safari speed boost, app updates, new design

macOS Big Sur official: Safari speed boost, app updates, new design

Apple has named its new version of Mac software, with macOS Big Sur being announced at WWDC 2020. It's being described as the biggest design change undertaken by Apple since iOS 10, with the company's unified symbols - along with depth and translucency - brought over from iOS and iPadOS to the desktop now.

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The Apple Arm Mac bombshell reportedly drops at WWDC 2020

The Apple Arm Mac bombshell reportedly drops at WWDC 2020

Apple could announce its Arm-based Mac switch as soon as WWDC 2020, insiders claim, giving developers a heads-up that the first Macs to use the same sort of chip tech as iPhone and iPad are in the pipeline for 2021. It's an aggressive roadmap, apparently buoyed by impressive performance for the new breed of Apple-designed chips in current prototypes.

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Spotify web player support for Safari browser finally returns

Spotify web player support for Safari browser finally returns

A few years ago, Spotify suddenly dropped support for the Safari browser, forcing macOS users to either listen to their favorite music using a different browser or the Mac Spotify app. That has quietly changed in recent days, users have noticed, once again giving Safari users the option of streaming music, podcasts, and other content directly through Apple's web browser.

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New Thunderbolt hack exposes your files: How to check if you’re safe [Updated]

New Thunderbolt hack exposes your files: How to check if you’re safe [Updated]

A new Thunderbolt vulnerability could allow hackers to bypass a laptop's security and access its files - regardless of your password - in a matter of minutes, researchers have announced. Dubbed Thunderspy, the exploit can be used on computers with encrypted drives, though it requires physical access to the notebook and Intel says that recent OSes, including Windows, macOS, and Linux, have been patched against the hack.

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Apple OSX support cut for SteamVR; Windows and Linux remain

Apple OSX support cut for SteamVR; Windows and Linux remain

This week Valve made clear they're not in a position where it makes sense to continue supporting Apple's OSX for their SteamVR platform at this time. They've suggested that the SteamVR platform will continue to receive support, but all support will be focused on Windows and Linux. Users of Apple computers, running OSX, will need to use use "legacy builds" from this point forward.

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Zoom backgrounds, how to change, dimensions and more

Zoom backgrounds, how to change, dimensions and more

Today we're taking a peek at the latest update to Zoom video conferencing and the ways in which one might make their background as awesome as possible. Using Zoom, users are able to relatively simply use a custom background (wallpaper, if you prefer) in their video call, thanks to smart sensing "greenscreen" abilities in the app. Zoom also allows the use of an actual greenscreen.

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