Windows 10 Mac Yosemite El Capitan Parallels

Windows 10 on Mac gets always-on Cortana commands, but there’s a catch

By on July 29, 2015 at 6:50 AM.

Windows 10 on Mac gets always-on Cortana commands, but there’s a catch

It’s Windows 10 upgrade day today, which means many Windows users eligible for a free update will turn their Windows 7 and Windows 8 machines into Windows 10 PCs. Mac users looking to run Windows 10 side-by-side with Yosemite or El Capitan will have to wait a while, but it’ll be worth it. More →

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Apple Mac Sales

Sorry, WSJ, but Apple killing off the Mac is a laughably bad idea

By on July 12, 2015 at 3:00 PM.

Sorry, WSJ, but Apple killing off the Mac is a laughably bad idea

A few weeks ago, Christopher Mims of The Wall Street Journal penned a bizarre and borderline embarrassing opinion piece arguing that Apple should abandon its Mac business entirely. The reasoning? Apple should ostensibly “focus on products that represent the future.”

Perhaps appreciating the shaky foundation upon which his arguments lie, Mims’ piece begins with a plea for to readers to “indulge” him. Not surprisingly, what ultimately follows is nothing more than an exercise in absurdity.

I was reminded of Mims’ piece yesterday in light of reports that the entire PC market, save for Apple, is imploding. While every PC manufacturer on the planet is experiencing a year over year decline in growth, Apple’s Mac business is actually growing. In light of that, I thought it was worth re-visiting Mims’ piece in an effort to show why the Mac remains an ongoing, integral, and strategic part of Apple’s business and bottom line.

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Mac vs PC Sales

As PC sales implode, Apple Mac sales are surging

By on July 11, 2015 at 2:06 PM.

As PC sales implode, Apple Mac sales are surging

The latest data from research firms IDC and Gartner reveals that the PC industry is imploding. Year over year, PC sales dropped by about 10-12%. Apple, though, continued to buck this industry-wide trend as Mac sales jumped dramatically in an otherwise declining market.

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Office 2016 for Mac Launch

Office 2016 for Mac has finally arrived, but not everyone can use it

By on July 9, 2015 at 12:51 PM.

Office 2016 for Mac has finally arrived, but not everyone can use it

It’s been an incredibly long wait, but Office 2016 for Mac finally launched on Thursday. After months of testing the software through Microsoft’s preview program, Mac users can now download the completed productivity suite, which includes new versions of Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook and OneNote. More →

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Emulate Android Apps on Mac

How to Run Android Apps on Your Mac in One Easy Step

By on July 3, 2015 at 5:40 PM.

How to Run Android Apps on Your Mac in One Easy Step

Running Android apps on your Mac desktop just became easier than ever with the official release of the BlueStacks emulator this week. BlueStacks was previously only available on PC, but after an extensively beta test period, it’s finally available for every to download for free from the BlueStacks website. More →

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Best Mac Reminders App

This is the Coolest Mac App I’ve Seen in a Long Time, and it’s Ridiculously Simple

By on June 23, 2015 at 2:35 PM.

This is the Coolest Mac App I’ve Seen in a Long Time, and it’s Ridiculously Simple

Sometimes things don’t have to be very complex to have an impact. In fact, Apple’s entire design esthetic focuses on the “less is more” philosophy, and the associated principles clearly have an influence on many iOS and OS X developers. Case in point: One of the coolest Mac apps I’ve seen in a long time is also one of the simplest Mac apps I’ve seen in a long time. More →

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Mac Sleep BIOS Security Vulnerability

Warning: Serious Mac vulnerability could open permanent backdoor to hackers

By on June 2, 2015 at 11:12 AM.

Warning: Serious Mac vulnerability could open permanent backdoor to hackers

A security researcher has discovered a new Mac vulnerability that can seriously affect some Mac owners, even though most users should be relatively safe because the security flaw apparently isn’t used on a wide scale yet. More →

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iPhone Mac Obsolete Support

These are the iPhones and Macs that are becoming ‘obsolete’ next month

By on May 15, 2015 at 10:15 PM.

These are the iPhones and Macs that are becoming ‘obsolete’ next month

On Friday afternoon, 9to5Mac shared a leaked internal document from Apple which indicates that several classic devices will become obsolete on June 9th. For those of you who aren’t aware, Apple eventually stops offering support for its older devices through its retail stores and approved service providers within 5-7 years after manufacturing has been discontinued. More →

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Yosemite 10.10.3 Release: Photos

You can download Apple’s OS X 10.10.3 update with the new Photos app right now

By on April 8, 2015 at 12:20 PM.

You can download Apple’s OS X 10.10.3 update with the new Photos app right now

OS X developers and users who have opted for the Yosemite public beta program have already been able to try out Apple’s Photos apps on OS X 10.10.3, as Apple rolled out several beta releases in the past weeks offering early access to the application. Now, the rest of Mac users can now finally get the latest version of Yosemite. More →

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Android Apps on Windows, Mac

How to run Android apps on Windows and Mac computers

By on April 2, 2015 at 12:43 PM.

How to run Android apps on Windows and Mac computers

If, for some reason, you’re looking to run Android apps on a computer, you now have a simple way to pull it off as long as you have the Chrome browser installed. According to Ars Technica, Google has opened its App Runtime for Chrome (ARC) tool to anyone looking to try out Android apps on a computer. ARC works inside the Chrome browser regardless of operating system, so Windows, Mac and Linux users should all be able to test Android apps on their desktops and laptops. More →

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Windows 10 vs. OS X Yosemite

How to run Windows 10 Technical Preview on top of Yosemite for free

By on March 26, 2015 at 6:50 AM.

How to run Windows 10 Technical Preview on top of Yosemite for free

Mac users curious to see how Microsoft’s latest operating system update looks and feels like can run the Windows 10 Technical Preview on their OS X computers right now without purchasing additional software that lets them actually install Windows 10 on top of Yosemite, OS X Daily reveals. More →

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Tether Mac App Download

Insanely cool free Mac app automatically unlocks your computer as you approach it

By on March 13, 2015 at 10:08 AM.

Insanely cool free Mac app automatically unlocks your computer as you approach it

It’s frightening how many people are so lazy that they can’t be bothered to use even the simplest security solutions to protect their computers and smartphones. I’m guilty myself — I typically don’t enable password security on my laptop because I’m not worried about prying eyes in my home or in my office. I try to remember to enable password protection when I travel elsewhere, but I probably only remember half the time, at best.

Now, people like me have a brilliant and free way to secure our Mac computers without ever having to bother entering a password. More →

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Office for Mac 2016 Download

You can download Office for Mac 2016 for free right now

By on March 5, 2015 at 12:56 PM.

You can download Office for Mac 2016 for free right now

Microsoft on Thursday finally released a product that some Mac owners may have been waiting for: its Office for Mac 2016 collection of apps. And the best part? It’s completely free! The only downside, depending on how you look at it, is that it’s only a beta version of Microsoft’s productivity suite. More →

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