Well, now you get to feel almost as cool/elite as a developer.
Apple on Friday released the first beta of an upcoming iOS 9.3.2 update for public beta testers, just a day after seeding the first iOS 9.3.2 beta to developers. iOS 9.3.2 comes just over two weeks after the public release of iOS 9.3 and a week after the release of iOS 9.3.1, a followup bug fix update.
Users who signed up for Apple’s beta testing program will receive the iOS 9.3.2 update over-the-air after installing the proper certificate on their iOS device. For those of you who haven’t signed up and would like to, you can go through Apple’s beta testing web site, which offers users public betas of iOS and OS X as they become available.
It’s time to feel included.
Apple has opened its Safari Technology Preview to the public, allowing developers and non-developers alike to download the latest builds of the web browser for OS X and iOS. The Technology Preview includes the latest layout technologies, visual effects, and developer tools so you can provide input on how they are implemented and deliver a best-in-class user experience on all Apple devices.
The spiffy people over at Flexibits have been busy and have finished a hefty number of updates to one of our favorite applications, Fantastical.
Fantastical, which has been updated to version 2.2, adds the following updates and changes which are explained via the following YouTube masterpiece:
It’s not the biggest update in the world, but it could make a difference.
Apple on Monday released OS X 10.11.4. The new version of the El Capitan operating system, which is available through the Mac App Store, offers the following fixes and changes:
– Adds the ability to passcode-protect notes containing personal data in Notes.
– Adds the ability to sort notes alphabetically, by date created, or date modified in Notes.
– Adds the ability to import Evernote files into Notes.
As expected, the Apple Online Store has gone down ahead of today’s scheduled media event.
At present, there’s just a graphic stated “We can’t wait to show you what we have in store”.
Apple is scheduled to hold its media event at 10 AM PST in Cupertino and is expected to launch the 4-inch iPhone SE, the 9.7-inch iPad Pro and updates to its Apple Watch line.
Give it enough time and eventually Apple catches up to the rumors.
Apple has announced a special event for members of the press at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, March 21st, at the company’s headquarters in Cupertino.
The event will be streamed via apple.com and can be accessed from any Mac running OS X 10.8.5 or later with Safari 6.0.5 or later, any PC running Windows 10 with Microsoft’s Edge browser, any iOS device running iOS 7 or later or any Apple TV from the second-gen on.
Ransomware has come to the Mac.
Over the weekend, researcher at Palo Alto Networks stated that ransomeware, which encrypts data on infected machines, then typically asks users to pay ransoms in hard-to-trace digital currencies to get an electronic key so they can retrieve their data, has been found to be targeting the Mac OS X platform in the form of the “KeRanger” malware. The malware first appeared on Friday and seems to be attacking Apple’s Mac computers.
Security experts estimate that ransoms total hundreds of millions of dollars a year from such cyber criminals, who typically target users of Microsoft Corp’s (MSFT.O) Windows operating system.
HackingTeam has apparently returned.
A group of researchers has uncovered what appears to be malware from the HackingTeam group. The group had surfaced last July, creating malware-as-a-service software.
Recently, a sample of the group’s work, posted to the Internet, revealed 400 gigabytes worth of the group’s private e-mail and source code.
The sample was uploaded on February 4 to the Google-owned VirusTotal scanning service, which at the time showed it wasn’t detected by any of the major antivirus programs. A technical analysis published Monday morning by SentinelOne security researcher Pedro Vilaça showed that the installer was last updated in October or November, and an embedded encryption key is dated October 16, three months after the HackingTeam compromise.
At long last, Siri is coming to OS X.
The current word has it that Apple is looking to include Siri into OS X 10.12 this fall.
The feature is almost ready to go, and will be announced at the annual Worldwide Developers Conference as part of OS X 10.12 in June. The next version of the Mac operating system is likely to get a public release this fall.