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Mac malware outpaced Windows PCs threats for first time

That’s a distinction Apple most probably doesn’t want.

Mikey Campbell, Apple Insider »

In its annual State of Malware Report (PDF link), antivirus software maker Malwarebytes tracked a more than 400% increase in detected Mac malware on a year-over-year basis.

Tallying up threat detections on a per endpoint basis, calculus applied to account for growth in the number of Macs running Malwarebytes software, the firm found 11 threats per Mac endpoint in 2019, up from 4.8 in 2018. By comparison, results show an average of 5.8 threats detected per Windows endpoint over the same period.

The report speculates Macs are quickly becoming a sweet target for cybercriminals due to increased marketshare, though recent industry estimates show Apple’s slice of market shrank over the past two quarters.


Mac threats increased exponentially in comparison to those against Windows PCs. While overall volume of Mac threats increased year-over-year by more than 400 percent, that number is somewhat impacted by a larger Malwarebytes for Mac userbase in 2019. However, when calculated in threats per endpoint, Macs still outpaced Windows by nearly 2:1.

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What sets iPadOS apart from iOS

TidBits has a good explanation, as is usual for them.

In addition to iOS 13 features like improved text editing, Sign in with Apple, enhanced Maps, and redesigned photo editing, iPadOS improves the multitasking system, beefs up Safari to support complex Web apps, adapts the Home screen for the larger iPad screens, improves markup features, and adds a new one-handed floating keyboard.

Head over to the TidBits article for a full explanation »

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Apple neutered ad blockers in Safari, but users didn’t say a thing

Meanwhile many developers and users have been blasting Google for a similar plan in Chrome.

Catalin Cimpanu at ZDNet writes »

Over the course of the last year and a half, Apple has effectively neutered ad blockers in Safari, something that Google has been heavily criticized all this year.

But unlike Google, Apple never received any flak, and came out of the whole process with a reputation of caring about users’ privacy, rather than attempting to “neuter ad blockers.” The reasons may be Apple’s smaller userbase, the fact that changes rolled out across years instead of months, and the fact that Apple doesn’t rely on

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Apple realized it didn’t need web developers creating extensions for Safari directly, as they could simply leverage the apps in its App Store to provide Safari users with extra features.

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With the release of iOS 13, Apple ditched the old Safari Extensions Gallery for good, and officially announced it was deprecating legacy extensions. Currently, Safari users can’t install any legacy extension at all, regardless if it’s hosted on the Safari Extensions Gallery or not, or if they’re using iOS or macOS.

» Read more at ZDNet…

Apple’s Safari 13 ships on desktop and iOS 13

Safari 13 ships with iOS 13 and macOS 10.15.

3 guys on a road trip to recreate iconic macOS wallpaper images

They visited the three California landmarks – Mojave, Sierra, High Sierra, and El Capitan, Yosemite – in search of the  identical photo to their wallpapers. The don’t come close to duplicating the iconic images, but they have a wonderful experience. And the get that.

Mac Web Open

Mac Open Web is a collection of open and indie Mac, iOS, and web apps that help promote the open web.

Not only open source software, but they included in the list.

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