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Posted by on Feb 20, 2013 in desktops, mac osx, operating systems, tech news | 0 comments

Apple Employees and Mac Software Hacked

Apple Employees and Mac Software Hacked

Apple admitted the security attack to most of their employees and the vulnerability in Mac OS X.  This malware was designed to attack Mac computers and it spread through a website for software developers.

This is the widest known cyber-attacks targeting Apple computers that are used by corporations. Hackers have traditionally forced on attacking Windows OS, however over the past couple of years attacks have turned towards Apple as the company gains market share.

Apple released the following statement: “Java for OS X 2013-001 delivers improved security, reliability, and compatibility for Java SE 6. Java for OS X 2013-001 supersedes all previous versions of Java for OS X.”

To download the Security Update Click Here.

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Posted by on Apr 6, 2012 in apple, mac osx, OS X Lion, software, tech news | 0 comments

Flashback Trojan Hit 600,000+ Macs

Flashback Trojan Hit 600,000+ Macs

Apple issued a patch for Java, which the Flashback Trojan exploits.  Apple issued a second security update to solve the malware.

The Flashback Trojan has infected over 600,000 Mac computers since September 2011.  The Flashback malware will confiscate your user names and passwords and monitor your network traffic.

It is extremely important for all Mac users to apply the update because the Flashback malware is very active and can install without any user interaction if the Java patch isn’t updated.

Dr. Web map below shows that the Flashback Trojan has infected 56.6% of Mac users in the U.S.

 

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Posted by on Jul 21, 2011 in apple, mac osx, operating systems, software, tech news | 0 comments

OS X Lion Top 1 Million Downloads In 1st Day

Apple announced that there were over a million downloads and purchases of Mac OS X Lion in the 1st day.

Philip Schiller, Apple’s Sr. V.P. of  Worldwide Product marketing said that, “Lion is a huge step forward, it’s not only packed with innovative features but it’s incredibly easy for users to update their Macs to the best OS we’ve ever made.”

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Posted by on Mar 24, 2011 in apple, mac osx, operating systems, software, tech news | 0 comments

Happy X B-Day OS X

Wow, I can’t believe Mac OS X turned 10 today.  I remember going to COMPUSA; at that time COMPUSA was the best store for Apple products, it was the Apple Store before the Apple Store. COMPUSA partnered with Apple and Apple had it’s own section in the store, the concept was a store within a store.

In the press release Steve Jobs described Mac OS X as the most important software from Apple since the Macintosh.  He also said, “We can’t wait for Mac users around the globe to experience its stability, power and elegance.

Mac OS X was built off  NeXTSTEP.  NeXTSTEP was develop by NeXT a company founded by Steve Jobs, Apple bought NeXT in 1996.

All versions of Mac OS X were named after big cats: Cheetah, Puma, Jaguar, Panther, Tiger, Leopard, Snow Leopard and the Lion will  be available in the summer, it was released to developers Feb. 24, 2011.

Take a “lookinsyde” the debut of OS X below

 

 

 

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Posted by on Feb 25, 2011 in amd, apple, hardware, intel, iPhone, mac osx, tech news | 0 comments

MacBook Pro With Thunderbolt Technology

Apple updated the MacBook Pro.  The MacBook Pro updated features are: Thunderbolt, Facetime, HD Camera and Intel Sandy Bridge processors.

Thunderbolt Technology I/O (Input/Output) was developed by Intel.  According to Apple Thunderbolt is, “The next generation of I/O, it will connect high peripherals and resolution displays to a single port and data transfer rates up to 10 Gbps.

The processors in the 15 and 17 inch MacBook is Intel i7 quad core. The 13 inch will have the i5 or i7 dual core processors.

The graphic were updated to AMD Radeon.  AMD Radeon graphics processors are up to 3 times the performance of the previous Nvidia graphics.

Facetime HD was also added this feature will allow you to make phone calls like the iPhone 4 or iPod Touch.

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