Yosemite Guide

The most comprehensive guide you’ll find to everything new in Yosemite

By on October 20, 2014 at 12:46 PM.

The most comprehensive guide you’ll find to everything new in Yosemite

Apple on Thursday finally released the latest and greatest version of its desktop operating system, OS X 10.10 Yosemite. The new software features a complete visual overhaul, with all new graphical elements that bring parts of the flat new look in iOS to Mac computers. But beyond the visual changes, Yosemite is packed full of great new features that add tons of new functionality to Apple’s desktop and laptop computers.

Now, you just have to learn it all. More →

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iOS OS X Handoff How To Use

A comprehensive guide to using 2014’s coolest new iOS and OS X feature

By on October 18, 2014 at 9:30 AM.

A comprehensive guide to using 2014’s coolest new iOS and OS X feature

The coolest new feature that spans across both iOS and OS X announced this year has definitely been the Handoff feature that will let you quickly move information and data between iOS devices and your Mac. 9to5Mac’s Sarah Guarino has put together a fantastic guide for how to use this new feature, which iPhone owners can finally use now that Apple has released OS X Yosemite. More →

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OS X Yosemite Download

You can download and install OS X Yosemite right now!

By on October 16, 2014 at 5:08 PM.

You can download and install OS X Yosemite right now!

Apple’s new iPads look awesome and the Retina display on those new iMacs is absolutely amazing, but software is the real star of the show this fall and Apple just released its latest and greatest desktop operating system OS X 10.10, which is more affectionately known as Yosemite, packs a slew of new features and enhancements into a completely redesigned user interface that really improves the look of Apple’s already gorgeous computer platform.

And the best part? It’s available to download and install right now. More →

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OS X Yosemite Release Date

Apple announces release details and pricing for OS X Yosemite

By on October 16, 2014 at 1:35 PM.

Apple announces release details and pricing for OS X Yosemite

New iPads are great and new Mac computers are nice, but truth be told, we’re far more excited about upgrading the Apple gear we already have with the latest and greatest software. Apple has been travelling a somewhat bumpy road lately with iOS, but the brand new version of its desktop platform OS X should be plenty stable after three different Gold Master releases in recent weeks. And now, we know exactly when we can finally get our hands on OS X Yosemite. More →

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Siri for Mac OS X Assistant

This may be Apple’s best feature for the Mac ever

By on August 7, 2014 at 10:25 AM.

This may be Apple’s best feature for the Mac ever

Apple’s digital voice-based assistant has already been available on iOS devices for a few years, but the company has yet to introduce the Siri for Mac as many OS X users have been hoping for. However, a new patent discovered by AppleInsider reveals that a complex Siri for Mac assistant is in the works and Apple has been imagining even more useful ways Siri could assist users on a more powerful machine. More →

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OS X Yosemite Beta Download

Want to start using OS X Yosemite before it launches this fall? Here’s how you can

By on July 23, 2014 at 10:31 AM.

Want to start using OS X Yosemite before it launches this fall? Here’s how you can

Developers and people with access to developer accounts have already been able to try out the OS X Yosemite in beta form for more than a month, but soon Apple will make the beta version of its new OS available to a much wider audience. As promised at WWDC 2014, Apple will roll out a free Yosemite public beta release this summer, so anyone who’s interested in running Apple’s latest operating system on a Mac can test drive it before it’s released this fall.

The company told The Loop’s Jim Dalrymple that the public beta will be released on Thursday, July 24th. More →

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Yosemite: Download and Install

Here’s how to download and install OS X Yosemite right now

By on June 5, 2014 at 9:55 AM.

Here’s how to download and install OS X Yosemite right now

Yosemite, Apple’s recently unveiled OS X update, will be officially available to consumers free of charge on an unspecified date this fall. Until then, Mac owners who want to try out the new Yosemite features have several options if they want to get it early. More →

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OS X Swift File Deletion

Apple’s Swift makes it easier than ever to accidentally delete every file on your Mac

By on June 4, 2014 at 3:05 PM.

Apple’s Swift makes it easier than ever to accidentally delete every file on your Mac

Both iOS 8 and OS X Yosemite were clearly the focus of Apple’s WWDC keynote, but one of the biggest surprise announcements was the reveal of Swift, a new programming language for developers. One of the language’s most noteworthy features, the playground, allows developers to test their code as they type, but without a “sandbox” to protect the computer, this can lead to some very unfortunate accidents. More →

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Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite

Check out the first image of Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite from WWDC 2014

By on June 2, 2014 at 12:41 PM.

Check out the first image of Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite from WWDC 2014

One of the biggest announcements primed for Apple’s WWDC 2014 keynote today is the latest update for OS X. Thanks to Mashable’s Lance Ulanoff, we have been given an enticing preview of the real OS X 10.10 ahead of the keynote as he managed to snap a photo of the iMacs Apple will be using to demonstrate the new software. As expected, Apple has seemingly begun to merge the design of iOS with OS X for its latest desktop software, complete with a new dock that should look very familiar to any iPhone owners. We expect to hear plenty more after 1pm once the keynote is underway.

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Mac OS X 10.10 Features

Leaked screenshots show OS X 10.10 for the first time

By on June 2, 2014 at 9:05 AM.

Leaked screenshots show OS X 10.10 for the first time

A Reddit user with a throwaway account has posted a series of images showing various OS X 10.10 features. This is “the new OS X,” he wrote, adding that he took the photos himself at Apple in California. While the user has since removed the images from Reddit and deleted his account, the pictures have apparently been verified by one of Reddit’s mods, and also by MacRumors’ sources. More →

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Mac OS X Keyboard Shortcuts for Internet

The ultimate list of Mac shortcuts for all your favorite Internet services

By on May 28, 2014 at 3:56 PM.

The ultimate list of Mac shortcuts for all your favorite Internet services

Mac users looking to get around faster while dealing with various popular online services and apps including Gmail, Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, WordPress, Pocket, Feedly, Google+, Google Docs, Dropbox, Evernote, Spotify, Soundcloud and Tumbler should check out BufferApp’s extensive list of keyboard shortcuts for OS X devices, which offers users more than 111 shortcuts for these online tools. More →

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iOS 7 Jailbreak OS Experience

Awesome iOS jailbreak app brings OS X features to iPad

By on May 7, 2014 at 1:39 PM.

Awesome iOS jailbreak app brings OS X features to iPad

Even though Apple thinks unifying the iOS and OS X universes — in a similar manner to Microsoft’s “no-compromise” Windows approach — would be a waste of energy, the two operating systems have various things in common, allowing users to somewhat merge their iPhone/iPad and Mac universes. However, some developers have actually worked on making the two operating systems more similar, iTwe4kz revealed on YouTube. More →

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OS X 10.9.2 Update  SSL Security Flaw

Critical OS X Mavericks update fixes huge security flaw on Macs

By on February 25, 2014 at 2:35 PM.

Critical OS X Mavericks update fixes huge security flaw on Macs

After releasing an iOS fix to address a critical SSL security issue last week, Apple on Tuesday issued an update for its OS X Mavericks operating system (OS X 10.9.2) to address the matter, but also to fix other issues and add new features, including support for FaceTime audio calls, call waiting for FaceTime, and iMessage blocking on the Mac. The full change log for Apple’s OS X 10.9.2 update follows below. More →

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