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Next OS X update blocks unsigned apps by default, unless security adjusted [update] {Joystiq}

Feb 16th 2012 8:17PM @mbarriault You are totally right. The title and tone of this post is needlessly alarmist and misleading.

Next OS X update blocks unsigned apps by default, unless security adjusted [update] {Joystiq}

Feb 16th 2012 8:14PM This is just not true: "This means that, out of the box, your Mountain Lion-sporting Mac won't run games purchased on Steam or any other digital distribution service, save for the Mac App Store, until you've adjusted your system preferences to allow those games to run."

According to your sister site Engadget: " There's more flexibility here than in the App Store, thankfully. Users can opt into three security settings, with the most strict allowing only software from the Mac App Store to be installed. The next step down allows software to be installed from anywhere, but all software must be signed as described above. The final option is to open the gates and allow anything to be installed from anywhere.

Even if you use the second security option there is a manual override, which could be useful if you really want to install that older version of TweetDeck you found online."

There is a manual override built into the second option. and bear in mind what these signatures are. According to Macworld: "Given the scrutiny that Apple puts apps through as a part of the App Store screening process, it’s important to note what the “identified developer” program doesn’t do.

It’s not a background check for developers. Getting a developer certificate isn’t like getting a passport or a driver’s license. A developer signs up for an account and gets a certificate. That’s it. What’s more, these apps have no seal of approval from Apple. Apple never sees them. Developers don’t need to check with Apple before signing apps. Apple’s not involved other than providing them with a certificate that Apple can revoke later if it feels the developer is distributing malware."

12 Days of Joyswag: Nintendo 3DS plus eight games (and a ton of Skylanders) {Joystiq}

Dec 25th 2011 1:34AM I mostly play portable games in bed or on my couch when I need a break from the TV.

12 Days of Joyswag: Halo Reach-themed Xbox 360, Halo Anniversary, and Turtle Beach PX5 headset {Joystiq}

Dec 24th 2011 12:02AM one time I actually heard somebody say "good game". Crazy.

12 Days of Joyswag: The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Collector's Edition (or: free dragons) {Joystiq}

Dec 17th 2011 9:45PM With my luck, I'd probably forget to do basic things like eat and sleep.

12 Days of Joyswag: Battlefield 3 superkit - the game, controller, vault, wall graphics {Joystiq}

Dec 17th 2011 12:38AM I really hate the fanboy wars, why can't both games exist side by side? Is there really only room in the world for one Modern Military FPS game?

BlizzCon 2011 schedule app available for Android, iPhone {WoW}

Oct 6th 2011 5:03PM I just downloaded it. This should save me a day of planning

BlizzCon 2011 tickets on sale May 21 and 25 {WoW}

Apr 12th 2011 5:47PM So can we expect a bigger and better goodybag to match the price increase this year?