After the new fourth-generation Apple TV was announced on September 9, Apple provided developers with Apple TV Dev Kits to be used to create tvOS apps for the device. Teardown site iFixit took apart one of those Apple TV units meant for developers and has now run into some repercussions for doing so. According to ...continue reading Apple Bans iFixit Developer Account and Removes App After Apple TV Teardown

The makers of Adblock Plus want to make the process of deciding which ads are "acceptable" and can bypass its filters more transparent. The company plans to create an independent board to set the acceptability criteria by early next year. German company Eyeo has run into criticism over the way it monetizes development of the ...continue reading Adblock Plus creators plan independent board to decide ad acceptability

Six months after the Apple Watch launched, there are dozens if not hundreds of different third-party band options on the market, allowing users to customize their watches with looks beyond what Apple offers. Xistwear has created a line of stretchy stainless steel Apple Watch bands in a range of colors that look great with the ...continue reading Review: Xistwear's Stretchy Bands Look Great With the Stainless Steel Apple Watch

A researcher has discovered that the OS X Gatekeeper setting to restrict app launching only to those cryptographically signed by Apple or to both Apple and third-party developers has a flaw: A signed app can access other software or components that have been replaced with malware without a separate verification stage. “Gatekeeper only verifies that ...continue reading Gatekeeper bypass in OS X relies on renaming an app

Jason Snell, proprietor of Six Colors, joins Glenn this week to talk about the release of El Capitan and the two new iPhones, all of which Jason tested over a very, very busy couple of weeks and published reviews of earlier this week. El Capitan is ready for business in a way that we can't ...continue reading Podcast 476: Please don’t squeeze the iPhone

El Capitan ships with a new OS X feature: System Integrity Protection (SIP), also known as “rootless” mode. This reduces the attack surface for malware that relies on modifying system files by preventing any user, whether with system administrator (“root”) privileges or not from modifying a number of operating system directories and files. It doesn’t ...continue reading How to modify System Integrity Protection in El Capitan

Our review of El Capitan and our hands-on with Safari 9 in El Capitan takes a deep dive with key new features in Apple’s browser that are quite useful. But if you’re not ready to upgrade to El Capitan just yet, you’re in luck. Apple released Safari 9 for Yosemite on Wednesday, which has some of ...continue reading Apple releases Safari 9 for Yosemite

The new OS X El Capitan features a new Split View, features in Safari, Mail, Notes, Maps, and Photos, and more. To get your hands on all this new stuff, you have to install the operating system on your Mac. If you want to perform a typical OS upgrade, it’s easy. You download it through ...continue reading How to install OS X El Capitan

Apple today released OS X 10.11 El Capitan to the public, making the newest Mac operating system available for free to Mac users around the world. OS X El Capitan went through eight developer betas before the golden master version of the software was released on September 9. OS X El Capitan is still rolling ...continue reading Apple Releases OS X 10.11 El Capitan With Improved Spotlight Search, Enhanced Performance, and Revamped Apps

Ahead of the official launch of OS X El Capitan, Apple's newest operating system, Apple today released Safari 9.0 for OS X Yosemite users. According to Apple, today's update is recommended for all people running OS X Yosemite and includes improvements to privacy, compatibility, and security. The update adds El Capitan-centric features including a new ...continue reading Apple Releases Safari 9 for OS X Yosemite and Mavericks Users