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Mac OS X

Apple macOS OS X Name Update

Apple’s OS X will soon cease to exist

June 9th, 2016

Early next week Apple will detail its latest software advancements at WWDC 2016. Apple’s updated mobile operating system, desktop operating system, watchOS and tvOS are going to be the stars of the show, with the mobile and Mac software updates being the top announcements fans are expecting. There have been plenty of rumors detailing the expected …

Secret OS X Keyboard Shortcuts

20 secret OS X keyboard shortcuts to turn you into a power user

February 14th, 2016

While there are plenty of great tips out there detailing how to get the most out of your iPhone, there aren’t many primers on how to make the OS X user experience more efficient and, in turn, more enjoyable. That being the case, we thought it was a good time to take a step back …

North Korea Operating System

North Korea’s secret Red Star OS looks exactly like Apple’s OS X

December 28th, 2015

As the most closed-off country on the planet, it shouldn’t come as a surprise that the North Korean government developed its own homegrown operating system that can be used to spy on its citizens. Fueled by an unprecedented level of paranoia and a desire to keep its populace in line and closed off from the …

Mac Malware

Mac malware hit all-time high in 2015

October 21st, 2015

Historically, the Mac has been much less prone to various types of malware attacks than Windows machines. Of course, this is largely due to the fact that Windows, on account of its dominant market share, has long been a much more appealing target for hackers. But in recent years, as Apple’s share of the PC …

iOS 9 Flight Tracker

Check out the cool new feature Apple hid in iOS 9 and OS X El Capitan

August 14th, 2015

At WWDC this past June, Apple had so many items to get to that it simply didn’t have enough time to cover every single one of the new features it baked into iOS 9 and OS X El Capitan. While developers are typically pretty adept at unearthing all of the great new tips and tricks associated with …

Windows 8 Market Share

Windows 8 still used less than Vista despite slowly gaining traction in 2013

April 1st, 2013

The latest numbers from Net Applications show that Microsoft’s (MSFT) Windows 8 operating system is slowly gaining traction. The company’s latest operating system is now found on 3.17% of computers, a small increase from February’s 2.67% share. Windows 8 was released last October and has gradually increased its market share over the past five months. …

Leap Motion Release Date

Leap’s motion control sensor to launch in May for $80

February 27th, 2013

San Francisco-based startup Leap Motion has finally announced availability of its small motion control sensor. The company revealed on Wednesday that it will ship its $80 motion tracking device to customers who placed preorders during the week of May 13th, and it will arrive at Best Buy (BBY) stores in the U.S. on May 19th. …

Windows XP still the top OS, Windows 7 closing in

August 1st, 2012

Microsoft’s (MSFT) 10-year old operating system, Windows XP, is still the most popular platform in the world but Windows 7 isn’t far behind. According to data from Web analytics firm Net Applications, Windows XP captured a 42.86% share of the market in the month of July, compared to Windows 7’s 42.21%. Microsoft’s latest operating system has …

New malware exploits flaw in old versions of Office for Mac

May 4th, 2012

Microsoft researchers recently discovered a piece of Mac OS X malware that exploits a three-year-old flaw in old versions of Office for Mac. The threat uses a multi-stage attack, just like a Windows virus would. While Microsoft did fix the problem in 2009, the software giant notes that not every machine is up-to-date. The company’s data …