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Apple is facing data security risk again? Mac app steals the records of users

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Top-selling app in Mac App Store has been exposed to steal the browsing history of users, and Apple blamed this for weak inspection.

According to medias, a top-selling app in Mac App Store has been found to steal browsing history of users. Since it’s quite sensitive to involve the data security of users, great attention has been drawn. Right after the exposure, Apple soon removed it from the store.
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Lowest system version for Office will be Sierra from this month

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Users need to update to macOS 10.12 or higher to get the latest version of Office.

Microsoft shared a preview of Office 2019 for Mac in July, and now, they announced that new updates of Office 365 will all be available as long as the system is macOS Sierra or higher.

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Microsoft specifically explained in a blog post that users will have to at least update to macOS Sierra 10.12 to get the latest functions from Office 365/Office 2019 for Mac this month.

Seamless Switch to Mac: Windows Migration Assistant can transfer more data

New features allow users to switch from Windows to macOS more seamlessly.

Apple is extending the functions of Windows Migration Assitant for macOS 10.14 Mojave, which allow users to switch from Windows to macOS more seamlessly.

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In macOS Mojave beta 6 which was released today, users can transfer more data to Mac. Setup Assistant and Migration Assistant now can transfer account information, documents, emails, contact persons’ information, calendar items, etc.

Apple released a modified edition for macOS Mojave beta 3

The modified edition solved the accidental close problem of Feedback Assistant that some users encountered.

A week ago, Apple rolled out the third beta of macOS Mojave for developers. Now Apple has released an update for the beta version, solving the accidental close problem of Feedback Assistant that some users came across.

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Before releasing the second public beta of macOS Mojave, Apple seemed to have solved the issue, and now they are releasing a patch for developers who downloaded the update. Additionally, Apple has offer a modified version for developers who have installed macOS Mojave beta 3.

An 8-year old bug discovered on macOS: File encryption failed

Because of Quick Look’s vulnerabilities, all encryptions on macOS exist in name only.

macOS has a very practical function, namely Quick Look. You select a file or an image, press the Space key, and you will be able to preview its details. This function, however, was been reported to have a bug due to some issues on preview repository, which has led to great possibility of leaking the user’s encrypted files.

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Apple: It is easy to transfer iOS apps to macOS, but no merging

Federighi emphasizes that macOS will never merge with iOS, not even for a touch screen.

At WWDC a few days ago, Apple shared a tool for developers to efficiently transfer iOS apps to macOS, announcing the feature will be available for third-party developers by 2019. But we still have many doubts. Wired has published the interview of Craig Federighi, Apple’s software engineering supervisor, who gave specific answers about this transfer project.

Federighi expressed that this project was established two years ago mainly involved the update for UIkit, as Apple needed to make this iOS frame works for macOS. He also emphasized that it did not mean macOS would be able to run iOS App right after this, it is not automatic. Developers will need to do some extra programming.

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How to change the folder display settings on Mac

One user said he still failed to list all the files in the same display type, then he found out that the setting “View display options” is effective only under current directory, so he came up with the following steps:

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1. Open Finder, continuously click Command+↑ several times until the you can see the disk icons without redirecting.

2. Choose the display type you want, e.g. icon (Command + 1), list (Command + 2), column (Command + 3), then press Command + J at the same time or click the pinion to open “View display options”.

3. Adjust the display size you want.

4. Open Launchpad – Others – Terminal, type “sudu find / -name .DS_Store -exec rm {} +” in and press Enter. Provide your account password if you’re prompted, then press Enter and wait.

5. When Step 4 is finished, click the apple icon in the upper left corner and select “Force Quit”.

6. In the window of Force Quit, select “Finder” and click “Restart”.