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Apple reveals iOS 13 and iPadOS release dates—but macOS Catalina remains a mystery

Enlarge / The just-announced iPhone 11 running iOS 13. Samuel Axon CUPERTINO, Calif.—Apple’s annual major public releases of iOS, iPadOS, and watchOS will arrive by the end of this month, Apple revealed on its website as it unveiled new hardware products in a live-streamed event today. iOS 13 will hit iPhones and watchOS 6 will …

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Watch Apple’s 2019 iPhone event here at 1PM ET

Sponsored Links AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez It’s time for Apple’s customary iPhone event, but there are a few twists this time around — including how you can watch it. The proceedings at the Steve Jobs Theater will still be available on Apple’s website and its event app for Apple TV starting at 1PM Eastern, but …

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Apple extends bug bounty and provides special iPhones for researchers

Sponsored Links Anadolu Agency via Getty Images Apple wants everyone to know that it’s taking security seriously, and it’s willing to pay for it. The company announced today that it is launching a new bug bounty program that will pay people up to $1 million for discovering and disclosing security flaws in macOS, tvOS, watchOS …

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Apple releases macOS 10.14.6 Supplemental Update to fix sleeping Macs

Enlarge / The 2018 MacBook Pro. It was just over a week ago that Apple released macOS 10.14.6, but the company has already pushed out a Supplemental Update. Released today, the update fixes a heretofore not-widely-known issue involving sleep mode on Macs. It seems at least some Macs have failed to wake up after going …

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15-inch MacBook Pro mini-review: How much does Apple’s fastest laptop offer?

The 2019 15-inch MacBook Pro—it looks just like last year’s model. Samuel Axon For ports, we’re still looking at four Thunderbolt 3—two on each side. Samuel Axon It still has the butterfly keyboard, though Apple claims this one will fail less often. Samuel Axon It’s quite portable for a laptop this fast. Samuel Axon Apple …

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There’s another macOS update to fix Zoom security exploits

Sponsored Links Devindra Hardawar/Engadget Apple is still working to plug the holes created by a security exploit recently discovered in video conferencing app Zoom. According to The Verge, Apple quietly pushed out a security update for macOS that removes vulnerable software installed automatically by RingCenter and Zhumu — two video conferencing tools that use Zoom …

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Silent Mac update nukes dangerous webserver installed by Zoom

Enlarge Kena Betancur/Getty Images Apple said it has pushed a silent macOS update that removes the undocumented webserver that was installed by the Zoom conferencing app for Mac. The webserver accepts connections from any device connected to the same local network, a security researcher disclosed on Monday. The server continues to run even when a …

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In-the-wild Mac malware kept busy in June—here’s a rundown

June was a busy month for Mac malware with the active circulation of at least six threats, several of which were able to bypass security protections Apple has built into modern versions of its macOS. The latest discovery was published Friday by Mac antivirus provider Intego, which disclosed malware dubbed OSX/CrescentCore that’s available through Google …

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If you haven’t patched Vim or NeoVim text editors, you really, really should

Enlarge unknown A recently patched vulnerability in text editors preinstalled in a variety of Linux distributions allows hackers to take control of computers when users open a malicious text file. The latest version of Apple’s macOS is continuing to use a vulnerable version, although attacks only work when users have changed a default setting that …

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The clever cryptography behind Apple’s “Find My” feature

Enlarge / The 2018 15-inch Apple MacBook Pro with Touch Bar. Samuel Axon When Apple executive Craig Federighi described a new location-tracking feature for Apple devices at the company’s Worldwide Developer Conference keynote on Monday, it sounded—to the sufficiently paranoid, at least—like both a physical security innovation and a potential privacy disaster. But while security …

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