Mac App Store Stories January 27, 2016

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Apple releases OS X 10.11.4 public beta 2 + rare update for OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard

Apple is out with the second public beta version of the upcoming OS X 10.11.4 software update for Mac.

The release adds a secure, password-protected Notes, which sync with iOS 9.3, as well as support for viewing and sharing Live Photos over iMessage with the Messages app. Other focus areas include the iBooks and Photos apps, according to Apple.

Today’s release follows the developer version of the same software update earlier this week.

Apple has also released a rare software update for Mac users still running OS X 10.6.

This update ensures future compatibility of the Mac App Store included with OS X Snow Leopard, and is recommended for all Snow Leopard users.

The update is called ‘Mac App Store Update for OS X Snow Leopard’ and is only a 3.5MB download from Apple’s support site. Snow Leopard was released in 2009. The Mac App Store was introduced in 2010 with OS X 10.6.6 as an update to Snow Leopard.

Delveries by Junecloud has received major updates today for both their iOS and Mac applications. For the unitiated, Deliveries is an all-in-one package tracker for both iOS and Mac. Allowing the user to track multiple packages from various couriers, the app is perfect for anyone who doesn’t want to have to jump between different delivery company sites.

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Mac App Store Stories January 19, 2016

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Heads up to all El Capitan users: OS X 10.11.3 is now available through the Mac App Store. Apple released the first developer beta version of the software update in mid-December after shipping OS X 10.11.2 earlier in the month. The second OS X 10.11.3 beta followed at the start of January. Apple has since started testing OS X 10.11.4.

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Mac App Store Stories January 15, 2016

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The security researcher who identified a serious flaw in Apple’s Gatekeeper reports that the vulnerability remains despite two security patches applied by the company. Each, he says, only blocks the specific apps he used to demonstrate the method.

Gatekeeper in theory allows users to ensure that their Mac will only run apps downloaded from the Mac App Store – or alternatively, signed by a known developer if you opt for a lower level of protection. But Patrick Wardle last September found a major vulnerability in this protection which would allow any malicious app to be run no matter what Gatekeeper setting was chosen.

Wardle informed Apple, which issued a security patch in response, but Wardle has now reverse-engineered the patch and found that it provides only extremely limited protection …

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Mac App Store Stories December 22, 2015

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Over the last few years, indie developers have banded together just before Christmas Day to discount top iOS and Mac apps for new customers. The sale is called App Santa and includes popular apps like Tweetbot for Mac, Pcalc, Screens, Deliveries, and over a dozen other highly recommended apps for iPhone, iPad, and Mac. App Santa doesn’t last long though so check out the full list below to save some money on quality apps.

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Mac App Store Stories December 16, 2015

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