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2018 01-17

Fixed: macOS revealed a Security Flaw Can Be Unlocked with Any Password

Just less than two months ago, Apple users discovered a low serious security  flaw in macOS again, that allowing anyone to log in with root access. Though Apple apologized and fixed it quickly, what happen to macOS these years with so many flaws exposed? Now users on Open Radar have found a similar (but far less severe) macOS password bug.

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The vulnerability is also very simple, if you’re running macOS High Sierra, try this:

• Click on System Preferences.
• Click on App Store.
• Click on the padlock icon to lock it if necessary.
• Click on the padlock icon again.
• Enter your username and any password.
• Click Unlock.

No matter what passport you put in, the App Store preferences pane would be unlock. Moreover, you can use any password in iMac and MacBook Pro which running macOS High Sierra 10.13.2.

The bad news is that this is a really easy to replicate security vulnerability. The good news is that users running the 10.13.3 beta have not yet been able to reproduce the bug, so it’s probably fixed in that upcoming release.

Soon, following the root password vulnerability, Apple apologized in a statement and added that it was “auditing its development processes to help prevent this from happening again,” so this is a rather embarrassing mishap.

We greatly regret this error and we apologize to all Mac users, both for releasing with this vulnerability and for the concern it has caused. Our customers deserve better. We are auditing our development processes to help prevent this from happening again.

But the explosion of the flaw also leaves some questions to Apple about what’s going on with their systems. There are always low-level flaws, can we still trust macOS like we used to do?

2017 12-20

Whoops, iTunes won’t be Available in the Microsoft’ Windows Store This Year

Earlier this year at Microsoft’s Build conference, the company revealed it was working with Apple to get iTunes installed in the Windows Store, aiming to let users find that app easier in Windows. The promise was that it would be available by the end of 2017, but now it looks like that won’t be happening.

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HomePod isn’t the only thing that needs a little more time from Apple before it ships. Similarity, iTunes now has the same, now ZDNet reports that the promised deadline will indeed be missed.
Here’s Apple’s statement to the publication:

“We have been working with Microsoft to deliver the full iTunes experience to our customers and we need a little more time to get it right,” said an Apple spokesperson via an emailed statement.

The author of the ZDNet article says they’ve heard that the plans still remains for iTunes to come to the Windows 10 Store (which is now the Microsoft Store) at some point.

Most of Windows users can download iTunes from any website but only except Windows Store, now the users from Windows 10 S are temporarily unavailable to use iTunes, because this version that only runs software from Windows 10 Store.

However in macOS, Apple had seeded iTunes 12.7.2 in last week. The update didn’t bring any notable new features, but Apple said it included apps and performance improvements, which are always popular when we talk about iTunes. According to Apple, the new iTunes focuses on music, movies, TV shows, podcasts, and audiobooks.

Apple made a major change to the type of content which provided to the app earlier this year when released iTunes 12.7. In that upgrade, iTunes 12.7 had deleted application, iTunes U, internet radio, Rings and Categories like books on Windows. Clearly, Apple is looking to simplify iTunes and make it easier for users to focus on music and video.

2017 12-11

macOS will not Support 32-bit Applications in Next year by the Start of 2018

Apple’s Developer site on December 1st had shared a reminder that starting January 1st, 2018 32-bit Mac apps will no longer be accepted. After iOS 11 no longer accepts 32-bit applications, today’s Mac will also start to abandon 32-bit applications.

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Apple emphasized in the statement: Starting January 1, all new apps submitted to the Mac App Store must support 64-bit architecture, while existing apps must be updated to 64-bit by June 2018. Apple recommends that if you distribute your app outside of the App Store you should update your app to run 64-bit as well. This is due to the fact that macOS High Sierra will be the last macOS release to support 32-bit architecture.

The macOS High Sierra will be the last operating system to support 32-bit apps. Apple has also suggested to developers that they would need to update their existing 32-bit apps to 64-bit before June 2018. The apps to be submitted after January 2018 should also be 64-bit ones.

Obviously, Apple is taking the “mandatory” approach of cleaning up 32-bit applications just like things happened in iOS 11. According to the relevant statistics company, 1.9 million 32-bit apps on iOS 11 had been eliminated by Apple, including 40 thousand games and in the rest of which are mostly education, entertainment and life apps. For Apple, whether it’s iOS or macOS, to use 64-bit apps, meaning to make the device run faster and more smoothly, if you don’t obey, you will be uprooted!

Apple also advised developers, on the other hand, if not through the Mac app store, developers launch applications, but also had better to use 64 – bit architecture, because after that, macOS High Sierra will be the last support 32-bit applications of the operating system.

Apple also shared its support site for distributing Mac apps:

As a reminder, new apps submitted to the Mac App Store must support 64-bit starting January 2018, and Mac app updates and existing apps must support 64-bit starting June 2018. If you distribute your apps outside the Mac App Store, we highly recommend distributing 64-bit binaries to make sure your users can continue to run your apps on future versions of macOS. The last macOS release to support 32-bit apps without compromise is macOS High Sierra.

 

2017 10-31

Tips: How to Fix Display Bug on macOS High Sierra

A system bug was found in macOS High Sierra of 2017 MacBook Air and 2016 Touch Bar MacBook Pro, a Mac user Moriartyr said, and the truth is that, this system bug has been getting confirmed by Apple customer service.

Let’s take a look at the trigger and performance of this bug:

Tips: How to Fix Display Bug on macOS High Sierra

Under the Icon display mode of any folder of Finder, the bug will be triggered when dragging multiple files (more than four in testing) in the download folder to the Finder folder in turn. That is to say, this is most likely to happen when you download a bunch of files at once and drag out the downloaded files.

In 2016 Touch Bar MacBook Pro:

  • Finder display insanity, which new window is covered and closed and can still see the closed window content in the Finder;

In 2017 MacBook Air:

  • All the dragged files in are missing, while Two tiny sliders appear on the right and below location;

The common performance:

  • Restarting the folder will still trigger this BUG and will not be able to manipulate the dragged files.

How should you fix this bug

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We’ll also provide the solution for all of Mac users:

Solution I:
Click the icon in the Finder to switch to the list display can return to normal situation.
Then press shortcuts Command + J, Check the “Always Open with List” on the top of the jump dialog.
Solution II:
Using the Terminal cp-r command to copy the files in problem can recover to normal display.
This solution is also suitable for the display bug in the MacBook Pro, which it can’t find the list display icon when display insanity.

Apple’s customer service says engineers are urgently fixing the problem, and it will be fixed till the nest version. So, if you have the same problem, try to use above methods to handle it now.

2017 09-25

Apple Releases macOS High Sierra With New Apple File System

 

Apple today released the newest version of its operating system for Macs, macOS High Sierra 10.13 available to the public. macOS High Sierra is a free download that’s available today for four Apple system platforms, including iOS, WatchOS, tvOS and macOS.

MacOS High Sierra brings new features and improvements include new Apple file system (APFS), Safari 11, photos, Photo upgrade, iCloud file sharing, and a lot of architectural improvements, etc.

System requirements

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Apple says the system requirements for macOS High Sierra are all available for Mac which are launched in the mid-year or later in 2010, or the MacBook and iMac since end of the year of 2009. The No. of official version for macOS High Sierra is 17A365, which is a little bit difference with GM (17A3262). macOS High Sierra can be downloaded directly from the Mac App Store or through the Software Update function in the Mac App Store.

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A full list about the requirements for macOS High Sierra:
2009 and Later
– iMac (Late 2009)
– MacBook (Late 2009)

2010 and Later
– MacBook Air (Late 2010)
– MacBook Pro (Mid 2010)
– Mac mini (Mid 2010)
– Mac Pro (Mid 2010)

Key new features in macOS High Sierra

We’ve discussed the key new features in macOS High Sierra overall before the launch of official version, including Safari, Photo, APFS, Video, Metal 2, and more in these stories:
macOS High Sierra: New Features We Know (Part I)
macOS High Sierra: New Features We Know (Part II)

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iBook Author

Following the arrival of the official version of the macOS High Sierra, Apple has updated the Mac iBook Author. It is reported that the new version introducing improvements to Photo and Video, while supporting wide-gamut image, making improvement in performance and stability.

About the new feature if iBook Author, Drag-and-drop feature to add images and video from Photo application through using media browser, while supports the gamut image, and making improvement in performance and stability.

iMovie

while iMovie App is officially upgraded, with support of Apple High Efficiency Video Coding (HEVC), and it also has been improved compatibility with YouTube meanwhile.

2017 09-21

How to Install Windows 10 on Your Mac with Boot Camp

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How you ever thought about installing a Windows operating system on your Mac computer? Can you image how it feels to run a Windows operating system above Mac OS X? Thus, today, we’d like to introduce a very simple and easy way to install a Windows operating system on Mac computer with Boot Camp, and you will use it in daily life, keep on reading now.

Mac vs. Windows. Windows vs. Mac, which will win for you to choose in case you’ve only got one computer? Why choose when you can get the best of both worlds by dual-booting? Here’s how to install Windows on your Mac using Boot Camp so you can jump back and forth between the two operating systems on the same computer.

We’ve got better help from Apple Support:

What You’ll Need

Before you begin, make sure you have everything you need:

  • An Intel-based Mac
  • A Microsoft Windows installation media or disk image (ISO) containing a 64-bit version of Microsoft Windows 8 or later
  • An Apple keyboard, mouse, or trackpad, or a USB keyboard and mouse
  • At least 55GB of free disk space on your startup drive
  • A blank 16GB or larger USB 2 flash drive

Install Windows 10 on Your Mac

1. Download the Windows 10 ISO disk image from Microsoft using this link. Choose the 64-bit version of Windows. You might need to create a disk image of it to work with Boot Camp. If your version of Windows came on a USB flash drive, you can download an ISO from Microsoft by clicking here.

2. Open Boot Camp Assistant. Launch Finder << Application then select the Boot Camp Assistant, if you can’t find it any more in the Application folder, please type its name in the search box at the top right corner, or you can hit CMD + Spacebar to search for “Boot Camp Assistant.” And you’ll find this in the Utilities folder.

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3. Click Continue at the Introduction screen.

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4. Click Continue again at the Select Tasks screen.

bootcamp-continue2-570x40035. Choose the Windows ISO image and select the destination USB drive. Note that the USB drive will be reformatted, so make sure you have a copy of any of the files on it somewhere else before proceeding.

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6. Click Continue and then Continue again. Your Mac will format the USB drive and create the Windows installation media.

7. Click Install to accept the partition size for each OS and confirm the installation.

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8. Follow the prompts to finish installing Windows. The Mac will need to restart to complete the process.

After Windows is installed, use the Startup Disk preference pane in macOS or the Boot Camp system tray item in Windows to select your startup disk, and then restart your computer. So if you need to switch between macOS and Windows system you just need to restart the computer, or choose what you like at the begin of Boot.

Install Windows on Your Mac with Boot Camp

Now have the interest to install a Windows 10 operating system on your Mac and switch whenever you like?

2017 08-29

VMware Fusion 10 Coming in October With macOS High Sierra and Touch Bar Support

VMware announced on earlier this week on August 22 that VMware 2017 Mac Desktop Hypervisor lineup: VMware Fusion 10 and VMware Fusion 10 Pro would be launched in October 2017, with enhanced GPU and 3D graphics performance. It will also support for macOS 10.13 High Sierra and the latest MacBook Pro series Touch Bar.

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Fusion, like competitor Parallels, allows you to run virtual Windows machines – or individual Windows apps – within macOS. This can be more convenient than Boot Camp for those who operate primarily in a macOS environment.

According the blog of VMware, Fusion 10 includes full compatibility with macOS High Sierra, integration with the Touch Bar on the latest MacBook Pro models. And VMware Fusion 10 will use Apple Metal 2 technology to improve graphics performance, efficiency, and rendering accuracy. In addition, the user interface will be redesigned, including improved Installation and Migrate Your PC wizards. What’s more, the VMware Fusion 10 will support hundreds of operating systems, including the latest version of Windows 10, and various Linux distributions.

“A big feature several years in the making is our new support for Apple’s Metal Graphics acceleration technology, which gives our virtual GPU engine a noticeable boost in Performance, Battery/Power Efficiency and accuracy of rendering. Both games and professional applications like AutoCAD benefit from this enhanced feature.”

 VMware Fusion 10 Coming in October

In addition to Fusion 10, VMware will launch Fusion 10 Pro, too, for IT professionals and developers. As the same, Fusion 10 Pro also features a redesigned user interface, enhanced network control and REST API support. Besides, Fusion 10 Pro supports for integration with VMware PhotonOS, and support for Microsoft’s new virtualization-based security features such as Credential Guard.

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VMware Fusion 10 and Fusion 10 Pro are expected to be available in October for the prices of $79 and $159. Fusion 8.5 customers will be able to upgrade to Fusion 10 for $49 or Fusion 10 Pro for $119. Moreover, consumers who purchase Fusion 8.5 or Fusion 8.5 Pro will be able to upgrade to Fusion 10 or Fusion 10 Pro for free during August 22 to November 1 with no more extra charge required on the VMware online store.

2017 08-22

Beta 7 Now Available of macOS High Sierra, watchOS 4 &tvOS 11

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Not surprisingly, today in local time, Apple is classically update time for Apple. As expected, macOS High Sierra Beta 7, watchOS 4 Beta 7 and tvOS 11 Beta 7 updates are now available to download. Here’s how you can learn their main updated features.

macOS High Sierra Beta 7

Apple today has released the seventh Beta of macOS High Sierra to developers, users can download or update High Sierra Beta 7 through Apple Developer Center or Mac App Store.

macOS High Sierra builds on features first introduced in macOS Sierra, focusing on new storage, video, and graphics technology. It brings a new Apple File System (APFS), High Efficiency Video Codec (HEVC), and an updated version of Metal with support for VR and external GPUs.

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For previous stories about macOS High Sierra, please click the title as bellow:

watchOS 4 Beta 7

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In watchOS 4, Apple has also release the brand new Beta 7 to developers, you can update or download it in Watch app of iPhone after configuring the correct file in the Developer Center.

tvOS 11 Beta 7

Beta 7 Now Available of macOS High Sierra

tvOS 11 Beta 7 is available to download for developers. All you need to do is to connect your Apple TV in computer with USB-C, and then update it through iTunes. Just soon after that, Apple just releases the public beta 6, if you have already installed the former beta, then try to update it now.

2017 08-17

macOS Tips: How to Change the View Option for all Folders

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As a Mac user, you might find yourself in a place where every Finder window is opening up with a different set of view options (that is icons, list, columns or Cover Flow), I have tried a variety of methods that still can’t unify all folders with the same view options in Mac OS X. until I finally find this approach that can achieve the same result of customizing folder views in OS X.

This story is about changing your whole folders in macOS into the same view option by setting it only once, if you have the same requirement then keep reading.

macOS Tips to Set Up View Option for all Folders

1. Set the default view options

  • To do so, open Finder and press the keyboard with Command + ↑for times until the interface will not jump at all, then check the folders’ icons.
  • Choose view option that you like through shortcut: such as icons for Command + 1, list for Command + 2, columns for Command + 3.
  • After setting the view option you like most, press Command + J or click the Setting icon in toolbar, select Show View Options
  • Choose the effect you like to show in your folders, such as icon size
  • Make sure you check the top two checkboxes that say Always open in list view and Browse in list view. Keep in mind it will reflect whichever view you’ve selected.
  • Then click the button at the bottom that says “Use as Defaults”.

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2. Delete all .DS_Store files on your computer

In order reset your folder settings across the entire machine we have to delete all .DS_Store files. To do so,you need to delete all .DS_Store files on your Mac.

  • Launch Applications /Utilities/Terminal, and type: sudo find / -name .DS_Store -delete; killall Finder.
  • Press Enter then tape your password according promotion, hit Enter and wait.
  • After that, click Apple icon to force quit
  • In the force quit window choose“Finder” then reboot your computer

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Now you have successfully configured all folders with the same view option just like you had set up in default view options, now you are not to have to worry about adjusting you view option every time when you open a folder whichever. Do you think it is work of this tips for macOS to customizing folder views? Move up to set up your setting now.

2017 08-08

Apple iOS 11 & macOS High Sierra Beta 5 Now Available to Developers

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Earlier in this morning Apple just officially launched fifth betas both of iOS 11 & macOS High Sierra preview to developers, which mainly focuses on fixing existing bugs, introducing new bugs.

Apple today seeded the fifth beta of an upcoming macOS High Sierra update to developers for testing purposes, two weeks after seeding the fourth beta and two months after introducing the new software at the 2017 Worldwide Developers Conference.

Also the fifth betas of watchOS 4 and tvOS 11 have been launched by Apple today.

The main features of macOS High Sierra introduced in macOS Sierra, focusing on new storage, video, and graphics technology. It introduces a new Apple File System (APFS), High Efficiency Video Codec (HEVC), and an updated version of Metal with support for VR and external GPUs.

A few APPs have been updated in macOS High Sierra, The Photos app is being updated with a new sidebar that makes it easier to access editing tools and albums, new editing tool (Curves) and more revamped filters have been introduced into Photo.
Safari is gaining speed enhancements, an option to prevent autoplay videos, while Siri sounds more than a person. There are also improvements to iCloud, FaceTime, Messages, and Notes.

If you want to know more information about macOS High Sierra, please click our previous stories:

Besides, on the other hand, iOS 11 fifth developer beta preview brings new features like iCloud Messages Delayed, new icons, Control Center music changes and more.

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Where can you download betas 5?

iOS 11 developer beta 5 can be downloaded now from the iOS Settings app, or visit here to have it downloaded. macOS High Sierra 10.13 beta 5 is available in the Mac App Store, and tvOS 11 beta 5 and watchOS 4 beta 5 can be downloaded through their respective software update mechanisms as well.

In current time, macOS High Sierra is available for both registered developers and public beta testers, while iOS 11 beta 5 is limited to developers, and there are will be several updates before its fall public release. The final versions of iOS 11, macOS High Sierra, and watchOS 4 are set to be released this fall with the coming of new generation of Apple.