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The MacInTouch Home Page is the original Mac news site, providing timely, reliable news, information and analysis about Apple Macintosh, OS X, and iPhone/iOS systems, plus security issues. Our friendly community offers troubleshooting help and intelligent



Published: 28 Sep 2016 14:00:00 EDT

Copyright: Copyright 2016, MacInTouch Inc.
 



Reports: macOS Sierra

28 Sep 2016 00:28:00 EDT

a subtle window-alignment feature; iCloud file management problems; ClickToFlash vs. Safari video handling; unwanted face-tracking; installation and boot issues; keyboard glitches; Apple changes, feedback and more



Reports: Applications

28 Sep 2016 00:28:00 EDT

Snapz Pro and screen-capture alternatives



Reports: Help Please

28 Sep 2016 00:28:00 EDT

Linux Mac installers, booting and troubleshooting



Reports: iOS 10

28 Sep 2016 00:28:00 EDT

bug fix, battery drain



Reports: Security

28 Sep 2016 00:28:00 EDT

"Komplex" Trojan/backdoor (using MacKeeper vulnerability)



Reports: Web browsers

28 Sep 2016 00:28:00 EDT

Firefox, Snow Leopard incompatibilities, alternative options, 1Password, etc.



FileMaker Cloud

28 Sep 2016 00:00:00 EDT

Building on Amazon's AWS/EC2 platform, Apple adds FileMaker database services to its cloud computing collection.



Privacy Protector

28 Sep 2016 14:00:00 EDT

This Mac utility promises to "securely get rid of files and data that may invade your privacy and act as potential threats to your Mac."



Espionage

28 Sep 2016 13:48:00 EDT

This Mac app encrypts folders with multiple levels and passwords.



Little Flocker

28 Sep 2016 00:00:00 EDT

Here's a Mac "firewall for files" from a noted iPhone hacker.



Reports: Networking

27 Sep 2016 00:00:00 EDT

cable modem security issues



Reports: Storage

27 Sep 2016 00:00:00 EDT

SSD Trim refresher



Reports: USB

27 Sep 2016 00:00:00 EDT

USB3 hub experiences and issues



Amadeus

27 Sep 2016 00:04:00 EDT

This excellent audio editing, recording and processing app gets an update for macOS Sierra.



Mac Linux USB Loader

27 Sep 2016 10:48:00 EDT

Put Linux on a USB drive to boot it on your Mac.



Tex-Edit Plus

27 Sep 2016 00:42:00 EDT

This amazing text editor handles files of any size, plain or formatted (with embedded graphics, sound and movies), and it's fully scriptable. And it runs on Mac OS X 10.4 through macOS 10.12 Sierra. (Did I mention it's also freeware?!)



WhatSize

27 Sep 2016 00:18:00 EDT

See what's taking up all your storage space.



Reports: Apple security

26 Sep 2016 00:00:00 EDT

Apple omitting security fixes for older systems (e.g. iOS 9, OS X), forcing unwanted updates on customers and leaving open critical vulnerabilities on abandoned hardware (e.g. iPhone 4s, iPad 2 and iPad Mini, pre-2009 MacBook Pro, etc.)



Reports: iOS 10

26 Sep 2016 00:00:00 EDT

security flaws in iTunes backups, fingerprint/Touch ID issues, the 10.0.2 update, Apple Notes compatibility and update issues



Reports: Safari 10

26 Sep 2016 00:00:00 EDT

bookmark change; font preference change



Reports: Security

26 Sep 2016 00:00:00 EDT

analyzing Yahoo response to mammoth hack



iBooks Author

26 Sep 2016 00:00:00 EDT

Apple updates its app for making e-books to sell through its e-stores.



Postbox

26 Sep 2016 00:00:00 EDT

This email app, a viable alternative to Apple Mail and Thunderbird (with which it shares some code), gets a substantial update in a new version.



Emailchemy

26 Sep 2016 00:00:00 EDT

This cross-platform app converts email files from most popular apps to standard, portable formats and even offers a built-in IMAP server to help with conversion and archiving. The latest update brings macOS Sierra support.



MailSteward

26 Sep 2016 00:00:00 EDT

This app can extract your Apple Mail and Postbox mail (or import mbox files) and save it in a database for searching, archiving, tagging, statistics and export to standard database and mail formats.



VMware Fusion

26 Sep 2016 00:00:00 EDT

The popular virtualization product gets a macOS Sierra update.



VirtualBox

26 Sep 2016 00:00:00 EDT

The free virtualization system from Oracle gets a Control-click fix, audio fixes and patches for other problems.



CrossOver

26 Sep 2016 00:00:00 EDT

Run Windows apps on your Mac, without running Windows itself (now with fewer crashes).



Reports: Password Security

24 Sep 2016 09:52:00 EDT

SecureEventInput mechanism for keeping passwords more secure



Reports: Yahoo hacking

24 Sep 2016 09:52:00 EDT

500 million hacked accounts and related notes



Reports: Apple Watch

24 Sep 2016 09:52:00 EDT

watchOS 3 battery life changes and tips



Reports: Storage

24 Sep 2016 09:52:00 EDT

SSD recommendations for 2009 Mac Mini upgrade



iOS 10.0.2

23 Sep 2016 19:06:00 EDT

Apple patches three bugs in its new operating system for mobile devices.



Sierra CacheCleaner

23 Sep 2016 13:11:00 EDT

Get "cache cleaning", virus scanning and much more from this utility that doesn't just run on Sierra....



EtreCheck

08 Sep 2016 10:20:00 EDT

This essential troubleshooting tool gets macOS Sierra support and other updates.



HoudahGeo

23 Sep 2016 12:22:00 EDT

The Mac geocoding app gets an update for macOS Sierra.



Reports: Apple

22 Sep 2016 00:05:00 EDT

more about the feasibility of ARM-based Macs



Reports: Displays

22 Sep 2016 08:58:00 EDT

4K mini DisplayPort-HDMI adapter



Reports: Hackintoshes -

22 Sep 2016 00:05:00 EDT

update on "HacBook/HackBook Elite"



Reports: MacBook Pro

22 Sep 2016 00:05:00 EDT

dead "non-replaceable" battery replacement



Reports: Storage

22 Sep 2016 00:05:00 EDT

Apple Disk Utility and alternatives



TenFourFox

22 Sep 2016 11:55:00 EDT

The modern web browser for PowerPC-based Macs moves to the latest Firefox platform (with attendant security fixes).



Reports: Apple Watch

21 Sep 2016 00:00:00 EDT

911 emergency modes



Reports: Security

21 Sep 2016 00:00:00 EDT

Apple blocks stealthy Dropbox hack with macOS Sierra



SmartBackup 4

21 Sep 2016 09:38:00 EDT

This backup app promises high performance with SSD/RAID devices, plus cloning, archiving, scheduling, and more.



Pacifist

21 Sep 2016 09:09:00 EDT

The installer package browser and extractor gets an update for macOS Sierra.



Reports: Hackintoshes

20 Sep 2016 01:10:00 EDT

Mac Mini issues; ECC memory; replaceable components, etc.



Reports: iOS

20 Sep 2016 01:10:00 EDT

updating iOS 9 without being forced to iOS 10



Firefox/Security Patches

20 Sep 2016 18:22:00 EDT

Mozilla's free alternative to Google Chrome gets critical security patches, Mac bug fixes and other improvements.



macOS Sierra/Security Patches

20 Sep 2016 15:35:00 EDT

Apple's "intelligent personal assistant", a new personality for the Mac platform, debuts today, along with a long list of security patches.



OS X Server/Security Patches

20 Sep 2016 15:35:00 EDT

Apple server add-on for OS X gets security patches and an update for macOS Sierra, as well as Profile Manager updates.



Safari 10/Security Patches

20 Sep 2016 15:35:00 EDT

Apple's web browser gets critical security patches - but only for OS X 10.10 and up.



iWork

20 Sep 2016 17:00:00 EDT

Apple updates its iWork app suite for Macs, adding beta-quality support for the new real-time collaboration feature while requiring macOS Sierra 10.12 as a prerequisite.



Resilio Sync

20 Sep 2016 01:10:00 EDT

This robust and efficient network file transfer system lets you directly sync folders among various devices in various locations without needing any third-party cloud to do it.



Copied

20 Sep 2016 01:10:00 EDT

This clipboard manager can keep track of snippets in lists and sync them among Macs and iOS devices using iCloud.



SurgeMail

20 Sep 2016 01:10:00 EDT

This cross-platform mail server offers IMAP/POP/SMTP support, anti-virus/spam protection, a web interface, HIPAA encryption, SSL support and more.



Sabrent USB 3 SATA/IDE adapter

20 Sep 2016 01:10:00 EDT

This adapter lets you hook up all sorts of SATA and IDE storage devices to your Mac via USB 3.



Reports: Apple security

19 Sep 2016 00:00:00 EDT

Apple's silent Xprotect security blacklist updates



Reports: iCloud

19 Sep 2016 00:00:00 EDT

Documents and Data sync gone, iCloud Drive only



Reports: Security

19 Sep 2016 00:00:00 EDT

alternatives to Dropbox



SpamSieve

19 Sep 2016 12:44:00 EDT

This effective email spam filter gets an update for macOS Sierra.



Acorn

19 Sep 2016 00:00:00 EDT

The full-featured, yet inexpensive, image editor gets a fix for a macOS Sierra crash.



Xojo

19 Sep 2016 00:00:00 EDT

This object-oriented, visual development system can build apps for OS X, Windows, Linux, iOS, Web, and Raspberry Pi.



Pythonista

19 Sep 2016 00:00:00 EDT

Develop Python apps on your iPad or iPhone with this integrated development environment.



iTerm2

19 Sep 2016 00:00:00 EDT

This free terminal emulator makes Apple's Terminal app look pretty weak in comparison.



Serial

19 Sep 2016 00:00:00 EDT

Communicate with and control all manner of hardware devices with this software and a USB-serial communication adapter.



Reports: iOS 10

17 Sep 2016 09:40:00 EDT

T-Mobile "carrier update" bug fix; Lightning cable problems; user interface changes; a Swift Playgrounds problem and resolution; plus email problems and solutions



Reports: macOS Sierra

17 Sep 2016 09:40:00 EDT

"optimized" (i.e. iCloud) file storage; a timestamp issue with files downloaded by Safari; user interface issues, etc.



Reports: Apple

17 Sep 2016 09:40:00 EDT

iPhone 7 CPU vs. Mac x86 CPU; Dell Project Sputnik, XPS 13



Reports: Applications

17 Sep 2016 09:40:00 EDT

iMazing and iTunes compatibility questions



Reports: iTunes

17 Sep 2016 09:40:00 EDT

issues with latest update



Reports: MacBook Pro

17 Sep 2016 09:40:00 EDT

swollen (failed) battery, fire danger, replacement issues and Apple Store experience



Reports: Security

17 Sep 2016 09:40:00 EDT

Dropbox security issue, company responses, workarounds, alternatives, etc.



Reports: Internet Services

16 Sep 2016 00:52:00 EDT

more about cable modems and routers



Reports: Microsoft Office

16 Sep 2016 12:25:00 EDT

end of Office 2011 availability, support



Reports: Networking

16 Sep 2016 00:52:00 EDT

file-sharing problems, workarounds



Carbon Copy Cloner

16 Sep 2016 12:25:00 EDT

Mike Bombich's popular disk cloning, file backup/archiving and testing app gets code changes to accomodate macOS Sierra, along with other updates.



Retrospect

16 Sep 2016 12:10:00 EDT

This full-featured, cross-platform backup app has been around for a long time.



iMazing

16 Sep 2016 00:52:00 EDT

This alternative to iTunes for many iOS device management tasks includes backup/archiving and restoring, Mac-mobile information exchange, file transfer, browsing, cloning and more.



ScamZapper

16 Sep 2016 11:56:00 EDT

This Safari extension, which blocks nasty scamware pop-ups in the web browser, gets some fine-tuning.



Apple Camera RAW

16 Sep 2016 01:12:00 EDT

Apple adds Fujifilm X-Pro2 and Pentax K-1 support to OS X 10.11 El Capitan. (Earlier Macs will need a more supportive third party.)



Xcode Security Patch

15 Sep 2016 15:32:00 EDT

"A local attacker may be able to cause unexpected application termination or arbitrary code execution."



Apple Configurator

15 Sep 2016 16:02:00 EDT

Apple updates its app for mass management of mobile devices.



Hands Off

15 Sep 2016 16:16:00 EDT

This Mac security app, which monitors and manages access from each application to your network and storage devices, gets an update for macOS Sierra.



Little Snitch

15 Sep 2016 16:20:00 EDT

The popular network monitor and privacy utility gets macOS Sierra support.



Reports: iOS 10

14 Sep 2016 10:58:00 EDT

buggy release of the new iOS 10 disabled many iPhones and iPads (before Apple fixed the bug on their end); confusing release of a 10.0.1 version the same day as the 10.0.0 debut



Reports: Apple Mail

14 Sep 2016 10:58:00 EDT

configuration issues and tricks



Reports: Help please

14 Sep 2016 10:58:00 EDT

more tips for capturing video from/on old Mac IIsi



Reports: iPhone 7

14 Sep 2016 10:58:00 EDT

carrier compatibility, contracts and availability delays



iOS 10 and 10.0.1 Security Patches

14 Sep 2016 09:48:00 EDT

Apple patches a security problem with its mobile OS the very day it debuted, and iOS 10 also patches a bunch of serious security holes that may not be patched in iOS 9....



Apple Watch Privacy Patch

14 Sep 2016 10:36:00 EDT

Patched in watchOS 3: "An application may be able to read sensitive location information."



Google Chrome Security Patches

14 Sep 2016 09:08:00 EDT

The Google web browser gets high-priority security patches for critical Adobe Flash flaws.



Chromium Security Patches

14 Sep 2016 09:08:00 EDT

The open source web browser project gets high-priority patches for critical Adobe Flash flaws and other changes.



Microsoft Office Security Patches

14 Sep 2016 10:30:00 EDT

Microsoft posts confusing information and updates regarding critical security flaws in its Office software suite that allow remote control of victim systems.



Reports: Email

13 Sep 2016 09:22:00 EDT

Apple Mail user interface change, viewing full headers of emails



Reports: Networking

13 Sep 2016 09:22:00 EDT

using Lingon in a workaround for file-sharing bugs



Reports: User Interface

13 Sep 2016 10:40:00 EDT

"Apple Goes Mushy, Part IV"



iOS 10

13 Sep 2016 15:20:00 EDT

Apple's new mobile operating system deepens integration of artificial intelligence and third-party platforms. (Unfortunately, it also disabled some iPhones and iPads on installation.)



Other Apple Updates

13 Sep 2016 13:28:00 EDT

Along with iOS 10, Apple also posted new versions of its Watch and TV variants of the mobile OS, plus Swift Playgrounds for iOS 10.



iTunes

13 Sep 2016 13:45:00 EDT

Apple gives its Music app a makeover and adds macOS Sierra Siri support to its device control, purchasing and playback app.