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Adobe: Flash Player now sandboxed in Safari on OS X Mavericks

In a move that is designed to make playing Flash content on your Mac more secure, Adobe has announced that Flash Player is sandboxed in Safari on OS X Mavericks. A sandbox profile for the Flash plugin was created by Adobe for inclusion in the Webkit project, with Webkit being the browser engine behi...

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Marco Arment on the Mac App Store's future

Marco Arment, the creator of Instapaper, weighed in with his thoughts on the future of the Mac App Store. He argued that, unless Apple changes some of its rigid policies, the Mac App Store is doomed. He pointed to the recent departure of the email client Postbox, which in part was the result of A...

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Mountain Lion 101: Gatekeeper controls app launches for security's sake

Gatekeeper isn't the most obvious feature of the new OS X Mountain Lion system that you probably downloaded and installed yesterday, but it might be one of the most important. Gatekeeper essentially oversees a list of verified developers who have applied for and received a Developer ID from App...

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Sandboxing keeps TextExpander 4 out of the Mac App Store

Smile released TextExpander 4 today, with a whole slew of new features. But don't zip over to the Mac App Store to find it -- the company is one of the first and most notable to remove an app from the Mac App Store as it can't be sandboxed. Sandboxing is required for Mountain Lion apps that w...

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Apple publishes guide to iOS security

Security on iOS devices is becoming more of a hot topic these days, what with security notables like Eugene Kaspersky warning of future malware attacks that could take down the immense monoculture operating system. Apple's not ignoring the threat; in fact, the company has published a 19-page iOS ...

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Does Gatekeeper point the way to an App Store-only OS X?

Apple's announcement of Mountain Lion included many promised new features, including a stronger focus on the Mac App Store than ever before. Two significant new features, iCloud document syncing and Notification Center, are only accessible to App Store apps, and the new Gatekeeper security tool wi...

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Apple to require sandboxing in Mac App Store apps as of March 2012

Apple sent an email to registered developers today that's bound to ruffle some feathers -- again. As of March 2012, Apple will require all apps submitted to the Mac App Store to implement sandboxing. This isn't a new development, as Apple was initially going to require sandboxing starting in No...

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