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Archive for September 26th, 2014

by Tom Nelson

Weekly Mac news roundup for the week of September 26, 2014.

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Screen shot © Coyote Moon, Inc.

The big news for the week was the revelation of a new security issue, dubbed Shellshock, that could affect the Bash shell in just about all Unix variants, including OS X.

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by Tom Nelson

Regular readers have likely already seen my take on what Apple will be doing in the fall and early winter, as far as Mac updates. If you haven’t read the piece, stop by and take a look:

2014 Fall and Winter Mac Preview: Which Macs Will Be Getting Updates

MacRumors is reporting that Apple may announce a 2014 Mac mini at an anticipated October media event for the iPad and OS X Yosemite. This is in line with what I’ve been expecting, but just like me, the folks at MacRumors are hard pressed to come up with what a 2014 Mac mini basic configuration would be.

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Image courtesy of Apple

The problem is Intel, and the long-delayed Broadwell processor that we expected Apple to use in new Macs. With Intel’s production delays, it’s difficult for Apple to bring a new or updated Mac to market. This makes me think that Apple could do one of three things when it comes to a Mac mini and an October announcement.

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