What new product announcements might Apple have in store for its upcoming Worldwide Developer Conference in June?
Apple is updating its Macs to guard against hackers taking control -- the first time a Mac update has been sent out automatically without requiring your permission.
The automated security update protects Apple laptops and desktops from newly discovered security vulnerability CVE-2014-9295, which affects OS X and other Linux and Unix distributions.
Speaking to Reuters, Apple spokesperson Bill Evans described Monday's update as "seamless" and noted that Mac users don't even need to restart their computers.
Apple isn't the only company that could be vulnerable to the security bug, which was revealed Friday by the US Department of Homeland Security and the Carnegie Mellon University Software Engineering Institute.
Available in white and black, the $349 device is being marketed as a smart speaker with higher quality audio than its competitors.
It has six microphones that are always listening for the trigger phrase "Hey, Siri." It works with Apple Music and your existing i Tunes library to play tunes or podcasts.One report claimed the a new Apple Pencil 2 will launch alongside the new tablets, and based on Apple patent filings some new features being explored include Smart Cover integration, i Phone support, and even Mac Book trackpad features.And following Apple’s pre-announcement for the in-development Mac Pro, one report claimed new i Pad Pro and Mac integration is being planned to allow “hooking an i Pad Pro up to a Mac to use it as a Cintiq-like device.Researchers warn that vulnerabilities in a computer's network time protocol (NTP), which sync a computer's clocks, could allow hackers to take control of a computer remotely."Apple's proactive steps to automatically remediate this particular vulnerability shows the need to quickly patch remotely exploitable vulnerabilities," says security analyst Ken Westin of Tripwire.CEO Tim Cook said Apple was pleased about the partnership, and mentioned some original Amazon content like Transparent.