Earlier this week, Apple Apple pushed its first automatic security update to Mac users. The security update plugged a vulnerability in the OS X operating system connected to the network time protocol (NTP). Security experts discovered that the vulnerabilities in the NTP could have been exploited by hackers to gain remote control of Mac computers. The network time ...continue reading Why Apple Pushed Its First Automatic Mac OS X Security Update This Week – Forbes

It has been widely rumored that Apple's (NASDAQ: AAPL  ) next-generation MacBook Air laptop will feature Intel's (NASDAQ: INTC  ) next-generation Broadwell family of processors -- something DigiTimes reported this morning. However, those who have followed Intel's public statements know that Intel is planning for Broadwell's follow-on, known as Skylake, to be ramping significantly during the second half ...continue reading 1 Reason that Apple Inc.'s Retina MacBook Air Might Already Be Outdated – Motley Fool

Honest disagreement is often a good sign of progress.-Mohandas Gandhi If the man doesn’t believe as we do, we say he is a crank, and that settles it. I mean it does nowadays, because now we can’t burn him.-Mark Twain There are many ways to look at a new product launch especially one as multifaceted ...continue reading Is Apple Pay Fizzling? No Way Man, It's Sizzling! – PYMNTS.com

Apple TV. Ariel Zambelich/WIRED The latest Apple TV may be two years old, but it still makes a good gift idea. If you subscribe to Apple’s ecosystem, the Apple TV still makes a lot of sense because of its tie-ins to iOS, and because of AirPlay mirroring. But first you’ve got to get things configured. ...continue reading So You Got an Apple TV. Here Are Some Handy Tips and Tricks – Wired

Worstall on Wednesday The lads over at Business Insider seem to be getting a little over-excited about Xiaomi's latest fund raising exercise, claiming in their headline that it's the Apple of China. Well, no, not really, Apple is the Apple of China. Making cute kit and selling it in volume isn't the definitive point about ...continue reading Xiaomi: It really ISN'T a biz-miracle idiot tax like Apple – The Register

Apple may be the most interesting and well-known tech company on earth, but it’s also the most secretive. That, of course, is part of its seductive power. So some of us spend a lot of time trying to figure out what Apple will do next, and why. Whole web sites are dedicated to writing about Apple ...continue reading 10 ways Apple will try to make a dent in the universe in 2015 – VentureBeat

LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — Health officials warned the public Thursday against eating different varieties of manufactured caramel apple products due to possible contamination with Listeria monocytogenes. California Department of Public Health (CDPH) officials explained they are currently working alongside the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and ...continue reading CDPH: 'Happy Apple Brand Caramel Apples Were Possibly Contaminated With … – CBS Local

Apple's "Best of 2014" apps show the sweet allure of Candy Crush is still alive, and Microsoft got its money's worth buying the company behind Minecraft for billions. The Cupertino, California-based Apple has posted in its App Store the year's top paid and free apps for the iPhone and iPad, plus the top grossing ones. ...continue reading Apple's 'Best of 2014' Free and Paid Apps – ABC News

By News Desk | December 25, 2014 Happy Apple Company of Washington, MO, has issued a voluntary recall of Happy Apple Brand caramel apples with a best use by date between Aug. 25 and Nov. 23, 2014, because they have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. Happy Apple caramel apples are sold in single ...continue reading Happy Apple Brand Caramel Apples Recalled for Possible Listeria Risk – Food Safety News

An Indian artist puts finishing touches on a rangoli portrait of late Apple co-founder Steve Jobs in Mumbai on October 25, 2011. (PUNIT PARANJPE/AFP/Getty Images) In the past, this season was marked by a greater interest in divinity, the family hearth and the joy of children. Increasingly our society has been turning away from such ...continue reading Our Father, Who Art In The Apple Store: The Decline Of Christmas And The … – Forbes