I was skeptical of the Touch Bar when I first read rumors about it earlier this week. Those rumors turned out to be true: The newest MacBook Pro has a small touchscreen above the keyboard, where there used to be a row of physical “function” keys.
DEF CON A vulnerability in popular OS X security tool Little Snitch potentially granted malicious applications extra powers, undermining the protection offered by the software.
Apple is going to be streaming their WWDC 2016 event live on their website today, and die-hard Apple fans will be tuning into the event from their devices to see what’s new.
Starting with Xcode 7, Apple made it possible to sideload apps on the iPhone, iPad, and Apple TV using a free Apple ID. Although a paid developer account is still required to deploy apps to the App Store, users wishing to sideload open source apps on a personal device can do so with relative ease.
Hackers at Pwn2own, the annual browser-hacking competition in Vancouver, Canada, have successfully unveiled new security flaws in Google Chrome, Apple Safari and Adobe Reader, among others, taking home around $282,500 (£195,300).
I am not a huge fan of OSX, but I have to support it for users at my job. I’ve had several people recently ask me how to permanently disable the bouncing icons in the dock/taskbar. The solution is simple. Open a Terminal window and type the following commands:
$ defaults write com.apple.dock no-bouncing -bool TRUE
$ killall Dock
This will permanently disable the jumping and bouncing icons in the dock bar. To re-enable the bouncing, change the above command’s ‘True’ argument to ‘False’
Have fun with that.
As if their smug, cultish hipster attitude wasn’t enough to inspire a deep sense of loathing, I have come to have more reason to hate on Apple Mac users. I do a lot of work on my laptop in coffee houses, and unfortunately as a PC user, I am many times in the minority. This fact doesn’t bother me too much, it actually gives me some small satisfaction to see all the kool-aid drinking Mac drones sitting there with their carbon copy Macbooks when I whip out my sticker covered PC that actually has some personality.