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While many users find the Quick Look functionality in macOS incredibly convenient, security researchers have uncovered a security hole that could expose the content of files stored on encrypted drives…

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macOS Stories June 13

With macOS Mojave, Apple introduced four apps that were previously only available on iOS: Stocks, News, Home and Voice Memos. During the presentation, speculation began on how these could be the iOS apps themselves, ported to the Mac with the rumored Marzipan project. At the end of the Keynote, Craig Federighi presented a sneak peek at a multi-phase project they’ve been working on. Without giving it any name, Craig explained that this project allows iOS apps to be ported to the Mac with minimal effort,that Apple used this for their News, Stocks and Voice Memos apps and that it would become available to third-party developers next year. I decided to explore this project and see just how minimal an effort it would be to port an existing, real-world iOS app to the Mac.

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macOS Stories June 12

A security problem that has existed for eleven years means that malicious Mac apps could appear to be signed by Apple, fooling many of the tools designed to detect them.

The problem – caused by unclear guidance by Apple – meant that malware could be whitelisted in a wide range of tools used by individuals and companies alike …

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macOS Stories June 5

Apple’s VP of software engineering, Craig Federighi, answered the question of whether the company was working on merging iOS and macOS with a huge “No.” on stage at WWDC yesterday. However, he went on to explain that Apple is in the middle of a multi-year project to bring UIKit iOS apps to its desktop platform.

Now, Wired was able to get some more clarity from Federighi on how Apple will make this happen, including some details on what developers can expect.

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Apple unveiled macOS Mojave on Monday, and included in the new desert-themed OS update are three new wallpapers. Mojave Day for light mode, Mojave Night for the brand new dark mode, and a special dynamic version…

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macOS Stories June 4

Apple today announced its plan to bring UIKit to the Mac. This is a multi-year project. Apple is testing the new cross-platform frameworks with its own stock apps in macOS Mojave. It will be available to third-party developers in 2019.

Apple is extending the iOS interface frameworks to work well on the Mac windowing system. It specifically said that it will not be merging iOS and macOS.

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