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MacOS Update

You should go download macOS Sierra right now

September 20th, 2016

OS X is dead, long live macOS. The latest version of Apple’s storied desktop operating system comes with a brand new name, along with some long-awaited features. Siri’s got a home on your laptop now, the integrations with iOS are tighter than ever, and iCloud is actually becoming useful. Best of all, it’s a free …

OS X Malware

Watch out for this nasty new Macbook malware

September 9th, 2016

For years, the running joke was that only Windows users had to worry about viruses. Those days are long gone, and now the nastiest malware floats between platforms. The Mokes malware was discovered earlier this year on Windows and Linux, but researchers from Kaspersky have found an OS X variant. It can steal virtually any …

Apple OS X Urgent Security Update

Go update OS X right now if you don’t enjoy being hacked

September 2nd, 2016

If you own a Mac, chances are you woke up this morning with an update notification from the App Store. You might have put aside this seemingly innocuous security update for later in the day, but take our advice: download and install it right now. Yes, I mean right this very second. Hit the update …

Overwatch on Mac

How to play this year’s most popular PC game on a Mac

August 19th, 2016

Overwatch has been a surprise hit for Blizzard, a game company much better known for World of Warcraft, not a team shooter. But while Overwatch has been out for months now, Mac owners have been left out of the fun. But as it turns out, it’s not that hard to play Overwatch on OS X. All you …

WhatsApp Windows Mac App

WhatsApp just released desktop apps for Windows and Mac

May 10th, 2016

WhatsApp has been a smartphone-only messaging program for ever, but that changes today. There’s now desktop clients for both Windows and OS X, in addition to the months-old web client. This doesn’t reflect some giant change for WhatsApp — the desktop clients just mirror what’s on your phone. In other words, you need your phone …

OS X El Capitan Beach Ball

OS X El Capitan has a new icon you’ll hopefully never see

October 1st, 2015

When Scott Forstall was unceremoniously shown the door at Apple, Jony Ive’s design sensibilities began to seep more heavily into the look and feel of iOS and OS X. While much of Apple’s software during the Steve Jobs era was skeuomorphic in nature, Ive’s own taste tended to veer towards a flatter and more layered aesthetic.

iOS OS X Apple Surface Pro

Apple still refuses to make the iPad or Mac of my dreams

September 30th, 2015

Even before Apple unveiled the 12-inch MacBook Retina laptop and the 12.9-inch iPad Pro, I wondered whether at any time in the future I would end up finding it difficult to choose between these two devices as my next primary computer. And the truth is I haven’t been able to answer that question now that …