Mac OS X updates to become yearly

Apple has confirmed to Pocket-lint that it will be moving to a yearly update cycle for Mac OS X in the future.

The news comes as the company releases the next version of its operating system, OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion, to developers, giving them a chance to see how the new features can be used to enhance their own apps.

OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion Kills OS X Support For A Number Of Macs, Here’s The List

Chances are, you’re already salivating to download the latest version of OS X 10.8, Mountain Lion, when it’s released later this summer. For a fair number of Mac owners, though, installing Mountain Lion is going to require buying a new machine, as Apple has abandoned support for Intel’s GMA 950 and x3100 chipsets.

Here’s a list of the machines that can run Lion that can’t run Mountain Lion :

Apple Officially Drops 'Mac' Name from OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion

With the launch of Mac OS X 10.7 Lion in the middle of last year, Apple was clearly trending towards dropping the 'Mac' From 'Mac OS X', which has been the name of the Macintosh operating system for more than 10 years.

Though it still used the 'Mac OS X' naming scheme in press releases, Apple called the new system 'OS X Lion' on both the main product webpage and the Mac App Store product page [Direct Link].

Apple Releases Public Beta of New Messages App for OS X

Alongside today's OS X Mountain Lion news, Apple released a public beta version of its new Messages app for OS X for existing users.

Apple unveils Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion coming this summer with 100+ new features

Apple on Thursday announced Mac OS X 10.8, dubbed "Mountain Lion," the next major release of its Mac operating system, set to launch on the Mac App Store this summer, with a preview now available for Mac developers.

A developer preview of the forthcoming operating system update was released to developers on Thursday, and Apple has boasted that Mountain Lion packs over 100 new features, including many brought from the iPad and iOS mobile operating system.

Drupal 7.12 and 6.24 released

Drupal 7.11 and 6.23, maintenance releases which fix security vulnerabilities are now available for download.

Drupal 7.12 and 6.24 also fix other issues reported through the bug tracking system.

"Passware" Forensics vendor warns Mac OS X FileVault vulnerable to decryption

Passware, a vendor of forensics tools for recovering data for law enforcement, has issued a warning that its forensics tools can bypass the security of FileVault disk encryption in Mac OS X if the computer is left powered on, recovering decryption keys from memory.

While catering to law enforcement, the company issued a warning to home users "of the vulnerabilities of Mac encryption solutions and advises users to shut down their computers especially when working with confidential data."

Apple rolls out Mac OS X Lion 10.7.3, Snow Leopard Security Update

Apple on Wednesday released a host of Mac OS X updates, including 10.7.3 Lion and Lion Server, which brings various system improvements and expanded language support along with Safari 5.1.3, a new version of Sever Admin Tools, fixes for Apple Remote Desktop and security updates for Snow Leopard.

Mac OS X 10.7 Lion Client

Mozilla Firefox ESR version that will release only once a year.

Mozilla will release a long term support version of Mozilla Firefox that will last for one year with only security update. This will help organizations to deploy Firefox without having to worry about the changes of software or any Add-ons conflict problem.

PHP 5.3.9 + OnDemand Process Manager for PHP-FPM Released!

The PHP development team would like to announce the immediate availability of PHP 5.3.9. This release focuses on improving the stability of the PHP 5.3.x branch with over 90 bug fixes, some of which are security related.

Security Enhancements and Fixes in PHP 5.3.9:

Added max_input_vars directive to prevent attacks based on hash collisions. (CVE-2011-4885)
Fixed bug #60150 (Integer overflow during the parsing of invalid exif header). (CVE-2011-4566)

Key enhancements in PHP 5.3.9 include:

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