Are you getting OS X security updates? Adam C Engst over at TidBITS.com wrote a nice little article called Make Sure You’re Getting OS X Security Data. You should probably read it; if you’re not going to, here’s the App Store System Preferences pane showing the checkbox you really should enable to insure that OS X security updates are installed automatically.
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Chinese server vendor Inspur reportedly joining Apple datacenter supply chain — Apple’s Project McQueen is designed to move the company away from outside vendors like Microsoft and Amazon for some of its cloud infrastructure, but since Apple no longer builds servers, it has to depend on third parties to supply the hardware. DigiTimes reports that Chinese server vendor Inspur will help supply some of the necessary infrastructure.
Apple’s Yokohama, Japan R&D facility won’t open until March 2017 — Apple’s upcoming Yokohama, Japan research and development facility was originally due to be completed this year, but won’t be completed until March 2017, according to Japanese blog Macotakara — as noted by AppleInsider.
Apple Maps public transit data comes to Portland, Oregon — New cities with Apple Maps transit data continue to be added on a regular basis, with the town of Portland, Oregon, the latest to enter the fold, on the heels of Montreal and Austin.