Mac OS X - Infoworld http://www.infoworld.com/t/2090 en Windows 8 picks up an unlikely ally in Apple http://www.infoworld.com/d/consumerization-of-it/windows-8-picks-unlikely-ally-in-apple-238557?source=rss_mac_os_x <div id="blog-edit" style="padding: 8px; background: none no-repeat scroll center top #ffffff; position: relative; float: right; width: 243px; height: 182px;"><img src="http://www.infoworld.com/sites/infoworld.com/files/media/image/apple_windows_hp.jpg" alt="Windows 8 picks up an unlikely ally in Apple" width="243" height="182" align="right" /></div><p>For users who want a great PC but not the current version of Windows (Vista some years ago, Win8 today), Apple's Macs have provided a way to have their cake and eat it too. But that may change in the coming year -- for the worse.</p> Applications Computer Hardware Consumerization of IT Mobile Technology Windows 7 Windows 8 Mac OS X Microsoft Windows Desktop Macs Tue, 25 Mar 2014 10:00:00 +0000 Galen Gruman 238557 at http://www.infoworld.com Double standard: Why Apple can force upgrades but Microsoft can't http://www.infoworld.com/d/consumerization-of-it/double-standard-why-apple-can-force-upgrades-microsoft-cant-238204?source=rss_mac_os_x <p>Microsoft's 13-year-old Windows XP won't go away, as much as <a href="http://www.infoworld.com/d/consumerization-of-it/dont-believe-the-lies-about-windows-xps-imminent-death-233815">Microsoft tries to cajole and threaten users to abandon XP</a>. In fact, it's the second-most-used version of Windows today (at 34 percent of users), though three versions of Windows shipped after it.</p> Computer Hardware Consumerization of IT Mac OS X Microsoft Windows Desktop Macs Desktop PCs Laptop PCs MacBooks Tue, 18 Mar 2014 10:00:00 +0000 Galen Gruman 238204 at http://www.infoworld.com Embarcadero unifies iOS and Android development within one tool http://www.infoworld.com/d/application-development/embarcadero-unifies-ios-and-android-development-within-one-tool-238540?source=rss_mac_os_x <p>With a new IDE (integrated development environment), Embarcadero Technologies is hoping to ease the burden of application developers who must prepare their creations for more than one OS.</p> <p>"Appmethod is designed for developers who have to support more than one OS. Generally speaking, that is most developers today," said John Thomas, Embarcadero director of product management.</p> Application Development Android Mac OS X Application Development Development Tools iOS Windows Server Mon, 17 Mar 2014 19:45:51 +0000 admin 238540 at http://www.infoworld.com A clear-eyed guide to Mac OS X's actual security risks http://www.infoworld.com/d/security/clear-eyed-guide-mac-os-xs-actual-security-risks-237060?source=rss_mac_os_x <div id="blog-edit" style="padding: 8px; background: none no-repeat scroll center top #ffffff; position: relative; float: right; width: 243px; height: 182px;"><img src="http://www.infoworld.com/sites/infoworld.com/files/media/image/Apple_Security_hp.jpg" alt="TITLE" width="243" height="182" align="right" /></div><p>Apple's Mac computers and its OS X operating system have enjoyed a reputation of being relatively secure over the years. But in fact, experts say, the Apple OS has had security issues that might have been downplayed only because the vulnerabilities were not exploited.</p> Applications Security Apple Mac OS X Anti-virus Desktop Macs MacBooks Encryption Endpoint Protection Mon, 10 Mar 2014 11:00:00 +0000 Galen Gruman 237060 at http://www.infoworld.com Apple's security flaws: Are you paranoid enough yet? http://www.infoworld.com/t/vulnerability-assessment/apples-security-flaws-are-you-paranoid-enough-yet-237332?source=rss_mac_os_x <div id="tw-edit" style="padding: 8px; background: none no-repeat scroll center top #ffffff; position: relative; float: right; width: 243px; height: 182px;"><img src="http://www.infoworld.com/sites/infoworld.com/files/media/image/Apple_Security_hp.jpg" alt="Apple's security flaws: Are you paranoid enough yet?" width="243" height="182" align="right" /></div> <p>It's hard not to be paranoid about technology these days, what with the constant onslaught of <a href="http://www.infoworld.com/d/security/target-says-40-million-cards-likely-skimmed-in-security-breach-232946">data theft</a>, <a href="ht Mobile Technology Security Apple Mac OS X iOS Hacking Internet Privacy Vulnerability Assessment Fri, 28 Feb 2014 11:00:00 +0000 InfoWorld Tech Watch 237332 at http://www.infoworld.com RSA security demo deep-fries Apple Mac components http://www.infoworld.com/d/security/rsa-security-demo-deep-fries-apple-mac-components-237297?source=rss_mac_os_x <p>How bad can cyber attacks get? How about burning the internal components of a machine, whether PC or Mac, to a crisp so there's no thought of it being recoverable? That's what security vendor CrowdStrike showed could be done to an Apple Mac OS X today at the RSA Conference.</p> Security Mac OS X Cyber Crime Thu, 27 Feb 2014 12:46:47 +0000 ccraig 237297 at http://www.infoworld.com Apple retires Snow Leopard from support, leaves 1 in 5 Macs vulnerable to attacks http://www.infoworld.com/d/security/apple-retires-snow-leopard-support-leaves-1-in-5-macs-vulnerable-attacks-237212?source=rss_mac_os_x <p>Apple on Tuesday made it clear that it will no longer patch OS X 10.6, aka Snow Leopard, when it again declined to offer a security update for the four-and-a-half-year-old operating system.</p> <p>As <a href="http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9246593/Apple_patches_critical_gotofail_bug_with_Mavericks_update" target="_blank">Apple issued an update for Mavericks</a>, or OS X 10.9, as well as for its two predecessors, Mountain Lion (10.8) and Lion (10.7), Apple had nothing for Snow Leopard or its owners yesterday.</p> Security Apple Mac OS X Patch Management Vulnerability Assessment Wed, 26 Feb 2014 15:13:36 +0000 admin 237212 at http://www.infoworld.com Apple patches critical OS X SSL bug with Mavericks update http://www.infoworld.com/d/security/apple-patches-critical-os-x-ssl-bug-mavericks-update-237155?source=rss_mac_os_x <p>Apple today updated OX Mavericks, plugging the <a href="http://www.infoworld.com/d/security/major-ssl-flaw-found-in-ios-os-x-236889">embarrassing SSL security hole</a> that the company left wide open in the operating system's implementation of basic Internet encryption.</p> <p>Mac users running Mavericks should update as soon as possible, as exploit code has already begun circulating on the Internet. Apple had the same flaw in iOS, which it patched over the weekend.</p> Applications Security Apple Mac OS X Security Tue, 25 Feb 2014 22:49:56 +0000 admin 237155 at http://www.infoworld.com Major SSL flaw found in iOS, OS X http://www.infoworld.com/d/security/major-ssl-flaw-found-in-ios-os-x-236889?source=rss_mac_os_x <p>Security researchers revealed late Friday that iOS's validation of SSL encryption had a coding error that bypassed a key validation step in the Web protocol for secure communications. As a result, communications sent over unsecured Wi-Fi hot spots could be intercepted and read while unencrypted, potentially exposing user password, bank data, and other sensitive data to hackers via man-in-the-middle attacks. Secured Wi-Fi networks, such as home and business networks with encryption enabled, are not affected.</p> Applications Mobile Technology Security Apple Mac OS X Application Security iOS Encryption Hacking Web Browsers Sun, 23 Feb 2014 03:00:48 +0000 Galen Gruman 236889 at http://www.infoworld.com North Korea switched from Windows to OS X -- should you? http://www.infoworld.com/d/consumerization-of-it/north-korea-switched-windows-os-x-should-you-235978?source=rss_mac_os_x <div id="screenshot"><img src="http://www.infoworld.com/sites/infoworld.com/files/media/image/image_0.jpg" alt="North Korea switched from Windows to OS X -- should you?" width="525px" /></div><p>North Korea, now in its third generation of murderous leadership, may be a bellwether for personal computing -- or perhaps a confirmation of what is happening elsewhere, given its rulers' fascination with Western status symbols, from alcohol to basketball. A year ago, a photo of Supreme Leader Kim Jong-un showed an iMac on his desk, despite export bans of such technology to North Korea.</p> Applications Computer Hardware Consumerization of IT Microsoft Windows Mac OS X Desktop Macs MacBooks Mac Software Office Software Tue, 11 Feb 2014 11:00:00 +0000 Galen Gruman 235978 at http://www.infoworld.com Mac flashback: Bill Gates on the business impact of the Macintosh (3/2/1987) http://www.infoworld.com/t/desktop-macs/mac-flashback-bill-gates-the-business-impact-of-the-macintosh-321987-234883?source=rss_mac_os_x <p>For our March 2, 1987, issue, InfoWorld asked industry figures to comment on the new Macintoshes at the time -- the Macintosh II and Macintosh SE -- and to speculate on their impact on the corporate market.&nbsp;</p> <p>Included in that article was commentary from then Living Videotext President David Winer; then Apple Computer Manager of Software Products Guy Kawasaki; Philippe Kahn, founder and president of Borland International; and John Warnock, then president of Adobe Systems; among others.</p> Mac OS X Desktop Macs Fri, 24 Jan 2014 11:00:00 +0000 Jason Snyder 234883 at http://www.infoworld.com 7 crucial technologies made possible by Macintosh http://www.infoworld.com/slideshow/137126/7-crucial-technologies-made-possible-macintosh-234917?source=rss_mac_os_x <!--paging_filter-->The computers we use today derive their core experience from Apple's Mac, but the Mac also popularized other tech that's now standard<div class="field field-type-text field-field-slideshow-dek"> <div class="field-label">Dek:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The computers we use today derive their core experience from Apple&#039;s Mac, but the Mac also popularized other tech that&#039;s now standard </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-slideshow-external-source"> <div class="field-label">External Source:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> infoworld.com </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-slideshow-url-redirect"> <div class="field-label">Redirect Unpublished Slideshow to:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> http://www.infoworld.com/slideshow/137126 </div> </div> </div> Mac OS X Desktop Macs Fri, 24 Jan 2014 11:00:00 +0000 admin 234917 at http://www.infoworld.com OS X Mavericks adoption steps on the brakes http://www.infoworld.com/d/applications/os-x-mavericks-adoption-steps-the-brakes-233351?source=rss_mac_os_x <p>OS X Mavericks' uptake slowed significantly in December, putting a crimp on Apple's plans to move customers to the new -- and free -- operating system.</p> <p>Data from Web metrics company Net Applications also showed a worrisome fragmentation of the Mac operating system market, with three older editions, including 2009's OS X Snow Leopard, crowded around the 20 percent line, each accounting for between one-sixth and one-fourth of the user base.</p> Applications Mac OS X Thu, 02 Jan 2014 20:32:03 +0000 admin 233351 at http://www.infoworld.com Parallels says key to success is cloud virtualization, not Mac desktop virtualization http://www.infoworld.com/d/virtualization/parallels-says-key-success-cloud-virtualization-not-mac-desktop-virtualization-232669?source=rss_mac_os_x <p>Parallels is perhaps best known for its popular desktop virtualization product, <a href="http://www.infoworld.com/d/virtualization/mac-virtualization-face-vmware-fusion-5-vs-parallels-desktop-8-201611">Parallels Desktop for Mac</a>, but the larger and faster-growing segment within the company actually has to do with building containers in the cloud.</p> Virtualization Mac OS X Server Virtualization IaaS PaaS Cloud Computing Virtualization Mon, 16 Dec 2013 16:03:38 +0000 David Marshall 232669 at http://www.infoworld.com Google goes offline with Chrome Apps for Mac http://www.infoworld.com/d/applications/google-goes-offline-chrome-apps-mac-232616?source=rss_mac_os_x <p>Google yesterday launched its new packaged apps, dubbed "Chrome Apps," for the Mac, making good on a promise from September when it kicked off testing.</p> Applications Google Chrome Mac OS X Applications Fri, 13 Dec 2013 12:14:24 +0000 uphan 232616 at http://www.infoworld.com OS X Mavericks vs. Windows 8.1: Which is really free? http://www.infoworld.com/d/data-center/os-x-mavericks-vs-windows-81-which-really-free-230046?source=rss_mac_os_x <div id="tw-edit" style="padding: 8px; background: none no-repeat scroll center top #ffffff; position: relative; float: right; width: 243px; height: 182px;"><img src="http://www.infoworld.com/sites/infoworld.com/files/media/image/Apple_vs_MS_hp.jpg" alt="OS X Mavericks vs. Windows 8.1: Which is really free?" width="243" height="182" align="right" /></div> <p>Last week's post on how operating systems want to be free sparked a very interesting discussion and apparently caused InfoWorld's J.</p> Applications Data Center Microsoft Windows Mac OS X Microsoft Windows Office Software Applications Data Center Mon, 04 Nov 2013 12:23:51 +0000 Paul Venezia 230046 at http://www.infoworld.com OS X Mavericks upgrade destroys data, reports Western Digital http://www.infoworld.com/t/storage/os-x-mavericks-upgrade-destroys-data-reports-western-digital-230100?source=rss_mac_os_x <div id="blog-edit" style="padding: 8px; background: none no-repeat scroll center top #ffffff; position: relative; float: right; width: 243px; height: 182px;"><img src="http://www.infoworld.com/sites/infoworld.com/files/media/image/storeinside_generic6_hp.jpg" alt="OS X Mavericks upgrade destroys data, reports Western Digital" width="243" height="182" align="right" /></div><p>Western Digital sent an email to its registered customers over the weekend, warning them not to use their external hard drives on machines that run OS X Mavericks. Storage Apple Mac OS X Storage Mon, 04 Nov 2013 10:00:00 +0000 InfoWorld Tech Watch 230100 at http://www.infoworld.com Bruised Apple: Buggy products and user censorship http://www.infoworld.com/t/technology-business/bruised-apple-buggy-products-and-user-censorship-229951?source=rss_mac_os_x <div id="tw-edit" style="padding: 8px; background: none no-repeat scroll center top #ffffff; position: relative; float: right; width: 243px; height: 182px;"><img src="http://www.infoworld.com/sites/infoworld.com/files/media/image/Bad_Apple_hp.jpg" alt="Bruised Apple: Buggy products and user censorship" width="243" height="182" align="right" /></div> <p>Apple <a href="http://www.forbes.com/sites/darcytravlos/2013/10/29/why-apples-stock-gyrated-during-earnings-release-and-is-heading-up/" target="_blank">share prices have been gyrating</a> all week following the release of<a href="http://www.info Mobile Technology The Industry Standard Apple Mac OS X iOS MacBooks Technology Business Fri, 01 Nov 2013 10:00:00 +0000 InfoWorld Tech Watch 229951 at http://www.infoworld.com BYOD? Sure! BYOPC? Not so fast... http://www.infoworld.com/d/consumerization-of-it/byod-sure-byopc-not-so-fast-229729?source=rss_mac_os_x <div id="blog-edit" style="padding: 8px; background: none no-repeat scroll center top #ffffff; position: relative; float: right; width: 243px; height: 182px;"><img src="http://www.infoworld.com/sites/infoworld.com/files/media/image/desktops_floating_hp_0.jpg" alt="BYOD? Sure! BYOPC? Not so fast..." width="243" height="182" align="right" /></div><p>The notion of bring-your-own devices is common at most companies; according to research firm estimates, two-thirds to three-quarters of all companies now allow people to use their own mobile devices for work, meaning at least for email access.</p> Computer Hardware Consumerization of IT Microsoft Windows BYOD IT Management Mac OS X Microsoft Windows Desktop PCs Laptop PCs Fri, 01 Nov 2013 10:00:00 +0000 Galen Gruman 229729 at http://www.infoworld.com There's no free lunch, but there could be a 'free' Windows http://www.infoworld.com/d/microsoft-windows/theres-no-free-lunch-there-could-be-free-windows-229743?source=rss_mac_os_x <div id="blog-edit" style="padding: 8px; background: none no-repeat scroll center top #ffffff; position: relative; float: right; width: 243px; height: 182px;"><img src="http://www.infoworld.com/sites/infoworld.com/files/media/image/money_advocacy_hp.jpg" alt="There's no free lunch, but there could be a 'free' Windows" width="243" height="182" align="right" /></div><p>There's a lot of talk today that <a href="http://www.infoworld.com/d/data-center/operating-systems-want-be-free-229529">operating systems want to be free</a>, perhaps thanks mainly to Apple's marketing of its free upgrade to its l Microsoft Windows Mac OS X Microsoft Windows Technology Business Wed, 30 Oct 2013 10:00:00 +0000 J. Peter Bruzzese 229743 at http://www.infoworld.com