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New Mac beta, OS X 10.11.5, seeded to developers

Along with other betas released today, Apple has seeded a new developer beta for OS X. This update, version 10.11.5, is likely a minor update given the timing along with the other betas. This comes just weeks after Apple released OS X 10.11.4 to the public. This update added support for Live Photos in Messages, secured Notes, and iBooks for…

Re/code: Apple Pay coming to mobile sites later this year

According to a report from Re/code, Apple is looking to partner with several mobile vendors to roll out Apple Pay in mobile sites starting later this year. The report notes that Apple has been working to expand its mobile payment service outside of apps. So, instead of entering credit card information, users will be able to use Apple Pay to complete their…

Latest OS X Server update suggests 2016 12-inch MacBook coming soon

Earlier this week Apple unveiled the 4-inch iPhone SE, 9.7-inch iPad Pro, and a few new Apple Watch bands at its “Let us loop you in” press event. As expected, Apple made no reference to Macs whatsoever during the event. But according to details given to 9to5Mac, Apple may be updating its Macbook line soon as there are references to an ‘early 2016’…

OS X 10.11.4 beta 7 seeded to developers

Just over a week since the last OS X 10.11.4 beta, Apple has seeded another. With Apple’s next event being held in six days, this is possibly the last beta before public release and could even be the final release version itself. This new beta of the next update for OS X El Capitan focuses on bug fixes from previous betas. Testers are told to focus…

Sixth beta of OS X 10.11.4 seeded

Less than a week since the last OS X 10.11.4 beta, Apple has seeded another. This quick update may hint that this is either the final release or the last beta before the public release later this month, presumably around the time of Apple’s next event, rumored to be happening during the week of March 21. This new beta of the next update for OS X El…

OS X ‘ransomware’ found in latest Transmission update, could maliciously encrypt hard drives on Macs

Today, Mac owners have been hit with the first case of ransomware found on OS X. The malware in question could be found in a version of Transmission published last week. Infected versions of the app have a ‘KeyRanger’ malware that would maliciously encrypt a users hard drive after it’s been installed for three days. The user will then be asked to pay to…

Fifth developer and public beta seeded for OS X 10.11.4

Just over a week since the last OS X 10.11.4 beta, Apple has seeded another. With rumors of an event during the week of March 21, this beta may be the last we’ll see until the public release of this update. Even if there are other betas, we likely will not see any new changes between now and the public release. This new beta of the next update for OS…

Improved Photos app coming in iOS 10 and OS X 10.12

In iOS 10 and OS X 10.12 Apple is planning to enhance the Photos app experience, according to Mac Otakara. The new OS’s will reportedly add new features to catch them up to the now-discontinued iPhoto 9.6.1 for Mac and iPhoto 2.0.1 for iOS. It’s unclear what features will be added, but the report claims that editing EXIF information and touch-based…