Intel Core i5 1.6GHz Broadwell dual-core processor; 11.6" 1366x768 LCD; 4GB RAM; 128GB flash storage; USB 3.0 and Thunderbolt; Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite
Susan Lawlor writes in with a common problem: I’m trying to securely erase my poor sad iMac before donating or recycling it. It’s my old workhorse—running 10.6.8. Disk Utility’s Erase Security Options is grayed out. I have no OS X disk, and there’s no Recovery HD.
Moth Software today announces Mail Archiver X 4.2 for Mac OS X, an important feature update to their app designed as a companion to the user's email application. Particularly valuable for businesses and individuals alike, Mail Archiver X allows consolidation, archiving, and permanent storage of emails. Emails may be saved in the application's native database format, or in Evernote, Filemaker, PDF, mbox, or Text. Version 4.2 adds support for directly archiving to PDF and allows filtering.
TechRabbit via eBay offers the refurbished 2.4-lb. Apple MacBook Air Intel Core i5 1.6GHz 11.6" Laptop for $349.99. Coupon code "PLAYFUL15" cuts it to $299.99. With free shipping, that's tied with our April mention as the lowest price we've seen. (It's $6 under the best price we could find for a refurb today.) It includes an Intel Core i5-2467M 1.6GHz Sandy Bridge dual-core processor, 11.6" 1366x768 LED-backlit LCD, 2GB RAM, 64GB SSD, AirPort Extreme (802.11n wireless), Bluetooth 4.0, Facetime camera, and Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite. Deal ends June 23.
Crypto-mining malware is increasing targeting Mac OS X operating systems. Left untreated, these infections chronically stress the devices’ hardware and wear them out prematurely. Simply running antimalware solutions can avoid such issues and prolong your devices lifespan.
St. Clair Software releases Default Folder X 5.2.5 today, an update to their award-winning utility for Mac OS X. Default Folder X enhances the file dialogs of all Mac OS X applications. It provides fast navigation to files, convenient previews, integrated Spotlight tagging and more. Default Folder X's custom keyboard shortcuts put favorite and recent folders at your fingertips. Version 5.2.5 delivers preliminary support for Mojave, folder sorting options and manual access to default folders.
Intel Core i5-3317U 1.7GHz Ivy Bridge dual-core processor; 11.6" 1366x768 (720p) LED-backlit LCD; 4GB RAM and 64GB SSD; Thunderbolt and USB 3.0; Mac OS X 10.7 (Lion) or newer
Intel Core i7-3615QM 2.3GHz Ivy Bridge quad-core CPU; 15.4" 1440x900 LED antiglare LCD; 4GB RAM and 500GB hard drive; DVD burner; switchable NVIDIA GeForce GT 650M 512MB & Intel HD Graphics 4000 graphics; Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard
Hackers have had an "easy way" to get certain malware past signature checks in third-party security tools since Apple's OS X Leopard operating system in 2007, according to a detailed new report today by Ars Technica. Researchers discovered that hackers could essentially trick the security tools -- designed to sniff out suspiciously signed software -- into thinking the malware was officially signed by Apple while they in fact hid malicious software.
Intel Core i5-520M 2.4GHz Arrandale dual-core processor; 15.4" 1440x900 LED-backlit display; 4GB RAM & 320GB hard drive; Nvidia GeForce GT 330M 256MB graphics card; DVD burner; 802.11n wireless, Bluetooth 2.1, & Gigabit Ethernet; USB 2.0 & mini DisplayPort; Mac OS X 10.5 (Leopard)