Apple has just sent out invitations to a special media event on October 16th, which will take place at Town Hall on the company’s Cupertino campus. With the event considered a certainty and the venue long since rumored, it was just a matter of when, and with the invitations having now been distributed, we know that 10/16 will be the date for Apple’s second major keynote in as many months.

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As was the case with Mavericks last year in the run-up to its end user roll-out, Apple has just pushed a second Golden Master of OS X Yosemite 10.10, which is set to be approved for official release later on this month. It arrives alongside iOS 8.1 beta 2 download, which was seeded to developers just a short while ago, and although Apple has deemed it necessary to distribute OS X Yosemite GM 2.0 out to devs, it doesn’t appear that any noteworthy changes have been added.

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The month of October is invariably the point at which Apple takes the wraps off its latest tablet upgrades, and over the next few weeks, we’re anticipating the public release of OS X Yosemite 10.10, a new iMac / Mac mini, and also iOS 8.1 to accompany the refreshed iPad Air and iPad mini with Retina display. According to a very reliable source – the same source that correctly offered a concrete date on the iPhone 6 event last month, no less – the new hardware and software will be announced at a special event on October 16th, to be held at Town Hall.

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OS X Yosemite 10.10 Gold Master (GM) candidate is now available for download at the Mac Dev Center, signaling the fact that public release is near. More details can be found right here.

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Apple has just released bash updates for OS X 10.9 Mavericks, OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion and OS X 10.7 Lion. These can be downloaded and installed by all users concerned by the well-documented Shellshock vulnerability, which has caused quite the stir over the past few days. We’ve all of the details, along with those all-important download links, right here.

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We heard late on last week that Apple could be plotting the roll out of a refreshed Mac mini next month to coincide with the launch of OS X 10.10 Yosemite as well as the iPad mini 3 and iPad Air 2. A new report has added another release to a growing list of touted products set to arrive over the next few weeks, noting that Apple is also set to take the wraps off a 27-inch iMac with Retina display. Citing sources familiar with Apple’s product movements, the report suggests that this as-yet unannounced keynote may be much larger than first anticipated, but like the purported Mac mini refresh, the Cupertino company will be forced into using the ageing Haswell processor from Intel rather than the imminent Broadwell.

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The Web is awash with animated GIFs, and thanks to the introduction of iOS 8 and its third-party keyboard support, the authors of such apps have sought to make it easier than ever before to share these moving images. But the GIF isn’t the only file type supportive of animation, and although the Animated Portable Network Graphic, or APNG, was assumed to be dying out, Safari for iOS 8 actually supports APNGs as standard. What’s more, those using a beta or Developer Preview of OS X 10.10 Yosemite will also be able to indulge, and although both of Apple’s new pieces of software have been inundated with new features, this is one that we certainly did not foresee.

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A while back, when the world was made aware of the Heartbleed bug, there was hue and cry all over, mainly because the bug was discovered in a system that was widely used and implemented across the Internet. Today, a new threat has surfaced that’s perhaps bigger than Heartbleed. Labeled the Bash bug – or Shellshock – the new vulnerability affects almost all Linux and Unix based systems, as the vulnerability exists in the Bash command that’s widely implemented in Unix systems. The good news, at least for Mac OS X users, is that Apple is actively working to patch it and release a fix that can put users’ minds at ease.

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As far as Apple is concerned, September usually focuses on the mobile side of things, and with the introduction of the iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus and the Apple Watch earlier on this month, we certainly haven’t been disappointed. If we take into context Apple’s past release cycles, we can probably expect that the iPad line-up will be getting a bump at some point next month, and with OS X Yosemite 10.10 also rumored to be arriving at the same as-yet unannounced event, a new report is offering that a new Mac mini is on the cards.

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The new Type-C USB standard, which first rolled out to OEMs last month, also includes what’s described as ‘DisplayPort Alternate Mode,’ which means it’s capable of transmitting data of much higher resolutions. Set to be a part of the elusive Retina MacBook Air’s hardware repertoire, the multi-functional Type-C standard would serve as both USB and DisplayPort in one hybrid package, pushing SuperSpeed USB (USB 3.1) while also supporting display resolutions up to and above the 4K threshold for Ultra-HD.

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We’ve already seen how Android can be run on a PC or Mac via the BlueStacks app, and with the official App Runtime for Chrome extension having recently brought this power to Chrome OS, we got a glimpse into a future where the search giant’s mobile and desktop operating systems join forces. The fact that it was limited to Chrome OS and only worked with certain apps was a bit of a bummer, mind, and so it has taken the dogged work of a hacker to give App Runtime for Chrome its customary license to roam. Thanks to the endeavors of this one individual, Android can now essentially be run on any desktop OS where the Chrome browser is present, and although it’s a little rough around the edges, it’s nonetheless very exciting.

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Even though we’re now on the cusp of OS X Yosemite 10.10, it’s worth remembering that Mavericks is till the current version of Apple’s Mac software, and with reports suggesting that Yosemite won’t hit the Mac App Store until mid-to-late October, it’s likely to stay that way for at least another month. Thus, Apple has just rolled out OS X Mavericks 10.9.5, and with plenty of bug fixes and general performance enhancements, is worth taking the time to download.

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In the run-up to the announcement of the iPhone 6, particularly during the latter stages, it was suspected that Apple would also launch the new iPad Air. These notions seemed a little afoot, particularly given that we’re accustomed to October iPad announcements, and when said iPad showcasing did not occur, we immediately knew that Apple was likely to be sticking with tradition. Now, a new report has surfaced suggesting that the refresh to both iPad models will be unveiled on October 21st, with OS X Yosemite 10.10 also rolling out for Mac on the very same day.

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As well as its usual, dev-only Developer Previews of OS X Yosemite 10.10, Apple has also released a couple of betas, which public users with Apple IDs can install and check out on their Macs. Today, the third OS X Yosemite beta has been rolled out, and as well as details on how and where to download it from, we’ve also got the low-down on all the changes made in this latest release after the break.

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So the rumors around the iPhone 6 proved to be largely true and the device was finally revealed in its full glory this past Tuesday. However, that nowhere means we can sit and rest, since new reports have started surfacing about another upcoming Apple product that has a good cause for excitement; a new, ultra-high definition (UHD) 27-inch monitor with a resolution of an astounding 5120 x 2880 pixels! The interesting part: the product might be coming as soon as the end of this year.

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The iPhone 6 has been officially announced. The veil has been eventually lifted on the Apple Watch. Pre-orders for the jumbo-sized iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus are now live in ten countries across the world – and selling out fast. It’s been a busy week for Apple on all things relating to the iPhone and iOS, and it looks like the MacBook and OS X segments are about to get busy too. Remember those rumors pertaining to an ultra-slim 12-inch MacBook that surfaced earlier on this year? Well, they’re back, but this time suggesting that the revolutionary MacBook could make an official appearance in mid-2015.

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In a fortnight that has seen Apple’s iCloud slandered and deemed culpable for the spate of celebrity image leaks, it’s certainly been a test of the online storage service’s mettle. But with the iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus and Apple Watch having all appeared during the past 48 hours, all seems forgiven – at least, for now – and so with the world completely distracted by these shiny new gadgets, the Cupertino company has taken this opportunity to bring its new pricing structure into effect.

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Apple’s mammoth launch today of the iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus and Apple Watch may be done with, but with so much having been announced in a short space of time, only now do we get the chance to take a step back and digest the new features. Amid the fallout from today’s proceedings at the Flint Center, Apple has rolled out iTunes 11.4 for those on OS X Mavericks, which, as you might imagine, includes support for the all-new iOS 8.

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OS X Yosemite 10.10 is nearing its projected release bracket, and with a bunch of Developer Previews already under its belt, Apple has just rolled out Yosemite DP7 to developers. The new build, which has been given the version number 14A343f, offers a couple of minor additions as well as the usual dose of bug fixes and performance enhancements, and you can catch all of the main details below.

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The guest accounts feature present on most desktop operating systems is key, for it allows users to share their devices and machines with friends or family whilst maintaining privacy. If you just wish to let somebody use the Web for a quick search, though, logging out of your own account and loading up the guest profile is a bit of a drawn-out process. A new Chrome beta released by Google makes it easier to share your Chrome browser with the aforementioned thanks to the introduction of guest mode, meaning that you can permit folk to surf the Web on your device without potentially revealing any of your data.

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