Tag Archives: 10.10.4

10.10.4, LastPass hacked, free FileMaker 14 training, Mac Classic love, Creative Cloud updates, YouTube WWDC

Apple received a patent for 14 years, crediting Steve Jobs and former Apple retail chief Ron Johnson among its creators. [It probably looks better at night.]
Apple received a patent for 14 years for its cylindrical entrance in Shanghai, crediting Steve Jobs and former Apple retail chief Ron Johnson among its creators. [It probably looks better at night.]
Public Beta Testers get New OS X 10.10.4 Version — Apple’s latest beta version of OS X Yosemite 10.10.4 is out for developers and public testers, inching us ever closer to the official public release. For those keeping track at home, this release is numbered 14E36b. The 10.10.4 update is expected to address several annoying bugs, including an issue that causes some Macs to drop their WiFi network connection.

Online password locker LastPass hacked — LastPass users will be prompted to change their master passwords after the online password locker company reported its network was breached on Friday. [This is partly why I don’t trust one-lock passwords, online or on Mac. You just need to hack one password to get access to all the others. In my case, you’d have to hack dozens of individual passwords.]

Gain knowledge for free: FileMaker Training Series for FileMaker 14 — FileMaker has announced the free availability of the FileMaker Training Series called Basics for FileMaker 14 online and it’s also on the iBooks Store.

Apple wins patent for Shanghai store glass cylinder entrance co-designed by Steve Jobs — Apple has been awarded a design patent for the cylindrical entrance to its iconic Shanghai retail store — a concept credited in part to late company co-founder Steve Jobs.

macintosh-classic-primary-100591356-galleryAn outpouring of love for the playful, personality-filled Macintosh Classic — “It’s so easy to anthropomorphize the Classic, even though when pressed you realize there’s no actual eyes-nose-mouth structure that usually triggers this recognition.” [I had one of these.]

Adobe updates Creative Cloud with a sync service, stock photos, and more — Adobe is rolling out updates to all 15 Creative Cloud desktop apps, plus new mobile apps, and tools to tie everything together.

Apple posts entire WWDC 2015 keynote to YouTube
By AppleInsider Staff — After hosting this year’s Worldwide Developers Conference keynote on its own website for a week, Apple on Monday made a video of the event available to a wider audience by posting a full-length version to its official YouTube channel.

10.10.4, Jony Ive’s new title, Apple hiring spree, TextEdit


Fourth beta of OS X 10.10.4 to developers, public with focus on Photos & Migration — Apple has just issued a new beta of OS X 10.10.4, a forthcoming maintenance and security update for Yosemite, with an identical new build being supplied to both developers and public beta testers. The latest beta of OS X 10.10.4 is available from the Mac App Store for registered developers, and members of the OS X public beta program.
Apple has asked testers to focus on Photos, Migration, and support for Arabic and Hebrew languages when using the software.

Jony Ive’s new job title — Without designer Jony Ive, Apple as the world knows it wouldn’t exist. Macs, iPhones, and iPads certainly wouldn’t be as iconic without Ive’s industrial magic. The Cupertino company has always prized Ive’s skills, but now the former senior VP of design is joining CEO Tim Cook and CFO Luca Maestri in the C-suite as Apple’s first ever Chief Design Officer.

Apple hiring spree looks to improve iTunes search, discovery, video & more — A large set of Apple job listings posted on Tuesday suggests the company is looking to make major improvements to iTunes, particularly in search and music discovery at the iTunes Store.

Three cool extra things TextEdit can do — There’s a killer app just hanging out there on your hard drive. I know it’s there (it ships with Mac OS), and you have hopefully have already used it. It’s called TextEdit, and it may be one of the most under-appreciated apps on your Mac. Kelly Guimont shows you three things you might not have known this app could do. Perhaps you will see the light. [In my experience, many-to-most Mac users don’t even know they have TextEdit – it’s in your Applications folder – don’t know what it is – it’s a Word Processor, free, already on every Mac – and don’t know that it both opens and writes Microsoft Word files.]

iTunes for Nepal, iMovie enhanced for YouTube, USB-C connectors, iTunes, 10.10.4


Apple restarts iTunes Red Cross donations to benefit Nepal earthquake recovery — In the aftermath of a series of earthquakes which have left more than 3,000 dead in Nepal, Apple has again begun soliciting donations for the American Red Cross through the iTunes Store.
By visiting a special iTunes page (which unfortunately is not available from New Zealand), customers can automatically donate to the Red Cross in denominations of US$5, $10, $25, $50, $100, or $200. Apple will pass 100 percent of the proceeds through.

Apple updates iMovie for Mac with enhanced YouTube sharing, fix for random crashes — Apple on Thursday rolled out an update for its iMovie video editing app for OS X, fixing an issue that could cause the program to crash and baking in enhanced YouTube sharing compatibility. It’s available in the Mac App Store under Updates.

The first batch of USB-C adapters and cables, tested — When Apple announced the MacBook in March, the new USB Type C (USB-C for short) port caused head shaking and chin scratching. Here’s a rundown of what’s currently available and what it can do for you. But first, let’s define some basics.

Manage your iTunes music library — This week, Kirk McElhearn looks at a few questions about managing iTunes music libraries, dealing with liner notes, album artwork in WAV files, and correcting capitalization in song titles. I also suggest a way to download music from the iTunes Store with an old Mac.

Apple seeds OS X 10.10.4 beta 2 to developers, public beta testers — Apple has released the second beta version of OS X 10.10.4, the upcoming refresh of its flagship desktop operating system, to both registered developers and consumers enrolled in the company’s public beta program. Apple also posted Xcode 6.4 beta 2 on Monday. That update bears build number 6E14, and includes software development kits for iOS 8.4 beta 2 and OS X 10.10.

12-inch MacBook, 10.10.4, 1984 commercial spoof, Apple execs, photos,

Ben & Jerry's ice cream spoof of Apple's 1984 commercial.
Ben & Jerry’s ice cream spoof of Apple’s 1984 commercial.

Apple’s 12-inch MacBook can use third-party USB Type-C cables — If you’re buying a new 12-inch MacBook and scrambling to find cables that work with the laptop’s new USB Type-C port, you have more options than Apple’s pricey cables. The Retina MacBook, by the way, bears the first fruits of Apple’s Anobit acquisition with its new in-house SSD controller.

Apple has seeded the first OS X 10.10.4 beta to developers for testing — One week after releasing OS X 10.10.3 with Photos for Mac, Apple on Thursday issued the first beta build of OS X 10.10.4 Yosemite to developers for testing.

Ben & Jerry’s Spoofs Apple’s ‘1984’ Commercial to Promote BRRR-ito — On April 20th, Ben & Jerry’s will introduce the BRRR-ito. And you’ll see why 4.20 will be exactly like ‘4.20.’

Apple makes it official: Steve Dowling is the company’s new PR chief — Steve Dowling has been leading Apple’s communications team for six months, and now the long-time public relations exec is now officially the company’s Vice President of Communications.

Apple’s Tim Cook is the most pay-efficient CEO in America, Bloomberg says — The unprecedented financial success Apple has seen since Tim Cook took over as chief executive makes him the best corporate leader in America when it comes to pay versus performance, according to a new Bloomberg executive ranking.

60-Second Tips: Using Photos for OS X to quickly fix a tarnished photo — In today’s 60-second tip, Apple World Today demonstrates how to use the new Photos app in OS X to quickly improve your less-than-perfect images.

How to Photoshop the colour of absolutely anything — Photoshop and Photoshop Elements are the ultimate re-colorizing tools because you can use them to put a fresh coat of paint on anything. You can repaint your car, change the color of your cabinets, and even recolor your hair before heading to the salon. Here are two easy ways to get it done that work in nearly any version of either program: