Hidden OS X Features

10 secret OS X features hidden inside your Mac

10 secret OS X features hidden inside your Mac

By on December 17, 2014 at 9:30 AM.

Apple recently updated its desktop operating system OS X to version 10.10, also known as Yosemite. The latest version of OS X packs tons of new features beneath a sleek redesign of the user interface, but most Mac computer users likely haven’t even mastered all of the features that were already available in OS X.

We recently told you how to access a nifty paint app that Apple hid on your Mac, and now we have a list to share that identifies 10 interesting OS X features that you might not have known about. More →

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Microsoft 12 Days of Deals Asus Transformer Book Flip

Microsoft’s ’12 Days of Deals’ continues with a big 40% discount on a great laptop

By on December 15, 2014 at 8:35 AM.

Microsoft’s ’12 Days of Deals’ continues with a big 40% discount on a great laptop

Microsoft on Monday continued its 12 Days of Deals promotion, offering interested buyers a $200 discount on a 15.6-inch Asus Transformer Book Flip laptop. The laptop, usually priced at $499, will cost just $299 on December 15th. Additionally, users can also buy an Office 365 Home and Wedge Touch Mouse bundle for just $99.99, or $50 off its regular price. More →

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Microsoft PC Gaming Plans

It sounds like PC gamers will love what Microsoft has in store for Windows 10

By on December 12, 2014 at 7:30 PM.

It sounds like PC gamers will love what Microsoft has in store for Windows 10

Microsoft has had a checkered past when it comes to supporting one of its most valuable communities. PC gamers are part of the reason that Microsoft is still doing as well as it is in the desktop market, but the most the company has had to offer in recent years came in the form of the abysmal Games for Windows Live platform, which did far more harm than good.

Most gamers have lost faith that Microsoft will ever do anything worthwhile for PC gaming, but with the release of Windows 10 around the corner, the company has a chance to change that perception.

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Windows 10 Pricing Model

Microsoft is considering wild new ways to make money on Windows 10

By on December 9, 2014 at 8:15 PM.

Microsoft is considering wild new ways to make money on Windows 10

Based on what we’ve seen from Windows 10 so far, Microsoft has been listening closely to its users ever since the ill-fated launch of Windows 8. The Start menu is back, the interface is cohesive and the operating system will run across each of Microsoft’s product categories, from computers to tablets to phones. But how much is it going to cost?

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Steve Wozniak Apple I Video

Even diehard Apple haters will love this video of Steve Wozniak tinkering with an Apple I

By on December 8, 2014 at 1:35 PM.

Even diehard Apple haters will love this video of Steve Wozniak tinkering with an Apple I

Even the biggest Apple haters out there would have a tough time denying Steve Wozniak’s designs for the Apple I and the Apple II were nothing short of revolutionary in the development of person computers. With this in mind, you should really check out a new video that Bloomberg News has posted in which they give Wozniak an ancient Apple I computer and let him tinker with it while reminiscing about the design choices he made when he built the machine back in the 1970s. More →

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OS X Yosemite Issues

How to fix the most annoying problems with OS X Yosemite

By on December 5, 2014 at 6:00 PM.

How to fix the most annoying problems with OS X Yosemite

As a relatively new version of Apple’s desktop operating system, Yosemite is understandably imperfect. In the past, we’ve covered how to fix the frequent WiFi issues that many users have reported, but there are plenty of other annoyances that you might encounter while using a Mac with Yosemite installed.

TidBITS has put together a list of five of the most common problems on Yosemite and how to fix them. Read on for some of the highlights.

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HP EliteBook Folio 1020 vs. MacBook Air

HP’s new fanless laptop is even thinner than the MacBook Air

By on December 2, 2014 at 6:00 PM.

HP’s new fanless laptop is even thinner than the MacBook Air

HP has a brand new laptop model to take on the MacBook Air, the EliteBook Folio 1020 that’s even thinner than Apple’s ultra portable notebook. The new HP laptop weighs just 2.2 pounds and is 15.7mm thick, but Engadget reports that a slightly heavier 2.6-pound version will also be available in stores next year when the EliteBook Folio 1020 launches.

Comparatively, the 13.3-inch MacBook Air measures 17mm at its thickest point, and weighs 2.96 pounds. More →

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Apple Co-Founders Interview

Why Woz isn’t surprised people will pay more than $500,000 for an ancient Apple-1

By on November 24, 2014 at 10:15 PM.

Why Woz isn’t surprised people will pay more than $500,000 for an ancient Apple-1

Apple’s oldest artifacts have become some of the most coveted technological relics in the world, but the company’s two remaining co-founders haven’t reached a consensus on whether or not they’re surprised by the rabid attention surrounding each and every auction that springs up. More →

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HP Stream 11 Specs and Price

You won’t believe how much value you’ll get from this $199.99 laptop

By on November 18, 2014 at 4:55 PM.

You won’t believe how much value you’ll get from this $199.99 laptop

Just as Microsoft is trying to convince laptop and/or tablet buyers that the Surface Pro 3 is a better choice this Christmas than Apple’s iconic MacBook Air, HP has a different plan in mind, ZDNet reveals. Instead of launching an expensive Surface Pro 3 or MacBook Air rival, the company has created a budget-friendly laptop that’s ready to beat the competition on price — targeting Google’s affordable Chromebooks, in particular — and also on size, as the HP Stream 11 is about as big as an 11-inch MacBook Air. More →

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Yosemite WiFi Bug Fix

Apple’s new Yosemite update reportedly didn’t fix the annoying Wi-Fi bug for everyone

By on November 18, 2014 at 8:30 AM.

Apple’s new Yosemite update reportedly didn’t fix the annoying Wi-Fi bug for everyone

Apple’s OS X 10.10 Yosemite update was released to the public last month, and it was a massive update. The new software featured a big user interface overhaul that helped modernize the look of OS X a bit, and it also added a number of great new features such as redesigned Spotlight search and Continuity. Unfortunately, for many users the update also introduced an extremely annoying Wi-Fi connection bug, and it looks like Apple’s just-released OS X 10.10.1 update didn’t solve the problem for everyone. More →

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5K Retina iMac Shipping Delays

You might have to wait even longer for the 5K Retina iMac of your dreams

By on November 17, 2014 at 10:00 PM.

You might have to wait even longer for the 5K Retina iMac of your dreams

Some Mac fans who have ordered the recently announced 27-inch 5K Retina iMac all-in-one computer have already received notices via email that shipping has been delayed, 9to5Mac reports. Apple has informed buyers who have chosen this particular iMac model recently of the delays, and people placed their orders last month are also being notified that delivery estimates are being pushed back. More →

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Surface Pro 3 vs. MacBook Air Christmas TV Ad

Video: Microsoft fires more shots at Apple in its new Christmas ad

By on November 17, 2014 at 12:25 PM.

Video: Microsoft fires more shots at Apple in its new Christmas ad

After taking hits at Apple products including the iPad and the MacBook Air in previous Surface Pro 3 TV ads, Microsoft is back with a Christmas-themed commercial in which it highlights the main advantages the Surface Pro 3 has over the MacBook Air. More →

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