Tag Archive: Macs


Tweetbot 2 for Mac was a long awaited update to Tapbots’ fantastic Twitter app, bringing a host of new functionality and a flat, Yosemite-friendly redesign to fans. But it wasn’t exactly a finished release, as Macworld’s review makes clear. But… Read more ›

Older Macs are vulnerable to dangerous new bug

Older Apple computers may be susceptible to a new zero-day vulnerability discovered by a security researcher, who found the flaw can be used to install rootkit malware that’s nearly undetectable and very hard to remove. OS X security researcher Pedro… Read more ›

If you’re on a Mac, and use Chrome, and if you’re not sure if you have Assyrian turned on, definitely don’t click this link. Just doing so could cause your whole browser to crash, and the culprit is a 13-character… Read more ›

If you’re on a Mac, and use Chrome, and if you’re not sure if you have Assyrian turned on, definitely don’t click this link. Just doing so could cause your whole browser to crash, and the culprit is a 13-character… Read more ›

Mac users have had it pretty good when compared to Windows users, at least on the adware and nuisanceware front. Even Oracle, who has bundled the Ask.com search toolbar with Java for Windows for years, has abstained from infecting its… Read more ›

Some Mac users have noted that MacBook Air and MacBook Pro battery life has took a downturn with their Macs running OS X Yosemite. While this doesn’t impact all users, and much of the perception of diminished battery is likely due to usage and various features, there are some easy settings changes that users can … Read More

Future Macs won’t run on silicon chips

Intel’s Broadwell chips are late. The 14-nanometer wafers, which are believed to be integral to the much-rumored Retina MacBook Air, are due soon, but still not here. But Intel’s already looking forward. At this week’s 2015 International Solid-State Circuits Conference,… Read more ›

Intel says ARM-based Macs would be much slower

Intel’s talking a lot of smack about ARM lately. Around a month ago, Intel CEO Brian Krzanich said that he wasn’t worried about Apple ditching Intel for ARM chips. And today, Intel’s chief financial officer, Stacy Smith, is openly scoffing… Read more ›

We’ve known that a big redesign of Tweetbot for Mac has been in the works for awhile, and today Tapbots designer Mark Jardine shared a little tease with the world. As you can tell by the (conveniently blurred out) display,… Read more ›

Maximize your Mac’s file system with Smart Folders

A longtime Cult of Mac reader wrote in with a question about some odd-looking folders she sees on her Mac. “The ‘All Pictures’ folder has a sprocket looking icon,” she writes. “Same with All PDF documents and Recently Changed documents.… Read more ›