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  • Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About Apple’s OS X Yosemite Beta Preview

    Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About Apple’s OS X Yosemite Beta Preview

    Apple has a new version of OS X coming to Macs this fall, and for the first time ever, it’s giving up to 1 million members of the public the opportunity to test it out in advance – for free, and without requiring they register as a developer, starting this Thursday. The purpose of the advance feedback is to gather feedback and help test the release before its wider launch, and… Read More

  • Mac OS X Gets The Dark Theme We’ve All Been Waiting For In Yosemite Preview 3

    Mac OS X Gets The Dark Theme We’ve All Been Waiting For In Yosemite Preview 3

    Apple’s desktop operating system got a little more fashionable with the new Preview 3 update of OS X 10.10 Yosemite seeded to developers today. The update, which can be installed by registered developers who have the existing preview version on their machines through the Mac App Store, lets users enable Dark Mode, a highly coveted feature that impressed when it was unveiled at WWDC in… Read More

  • iOS 7 Changed iOS, But iOS 8 Changes Computing

    iOS 7 Changed iOS, But iOS 8 Changes Computing

    Apple showed off a lot of new stuff today, so much so that it’s actually hard to process. But from a macro perspective, one thing is clear: iOS 8 actually represents much more of a shift than did iOS 7 last year, despite the fact that the visual changes in iOS 7 threw users and Apple-watchers for a loop. Read More

  • Apple Announces OS X Yosemite With Translucent, Flatter Design, Updated Notification Center And More

    Apple Announces OS X Yosemite With Translucent, Flatter Design, Updated Notification Center And More

    As expected, Apple today announced the next version of the OS X operating system at its WWDC developer conference. It includes the much-rumored flatter look that many expected after Jony Ive took over the responsibility for the look-and-feel of OS X, as well as a wide range of new features. With this new design, OS X — which has an install base of about 80 million, including about 40… Read More

  • Apple WWDC 2014 Keynote Live Blog

    Apple WWDC 2014 Keynote Live Blog

    Apple kicks off its Worldwide Developers Conference in San Francisco today, with a keynote address this morning. It looks like the show for 2014 will focus heavily on new software, including (confirmed by banners spotted on the show floor) iOS 8 and the next version of OS X. Through leaks and rumors, we’ve heard lots about a potential health tracking platform addition for iOS, as well as… Read More

  • Apple Will Stream The WWDC 2014 Keynote Live On June 2

    Apple Will Stream The WWDC 2014 Keynote Live On June 2

    Apple will be streaming this year’s Worldwide Developers Conference keynote on June 2 at 10 AM PT (1 PM ET), the company announced today. Apple only sometimes streams live video of its special events, and never announces its intent to do so this far in advance, so this is an interesting development. The company doesn’t say what’s going to be on the docket at the show, but it… Read More

  • Apple Opens OS X Beta Testing To All Users With New Seed Program

    Apple Opens OS X Beta Testing To All Users With New Seed Program

    Before today, you needed a developer account to help test Apple’s upcoming software releases before they hit the general user population. You didn’t need to actually develop anything, but it would still cost you $99 per year to partake, and technically it was still sort of against the rules. Today, Apple introduced its OS X Beta Seed Program to make pre-release Mac operating… Read More

  • Google Now Comes To Chrome On The Desktop For Windows And Mac

    Google Now Comes To Chrome On The Desktop For Windows And Mac

    Google has released its Google Now notification integration for its desktop Chrome browser, and the update will begin rolling out today and continue to percolate over the coming weeks. The new feature allows users to receive Google Now notifications on their desktop, synced the Now notifications on their phone. To enable them, users need only to be logged into Chrome on the desktop with the… Read More

  • Apple Issues Patch For OS X SSL Security Vulnerability

    Apple Issues Patch For OS X SSL Security Vulnerability

    Apple faced a considerable security threat with its SSL flaw, present in both iOS and OS X devices over the past few days. The iOS bug was plugged late Friday via the iOS 7.0.6 update made available to iPhones, iPads and iPod touches, but Macs with 10.9 went unpatched until now. The fix is out, however, so grab it and get your Macs updated to v10.9.2 as soon as possible. Read More

  • Apple Reflects On The Mac At 30 With New Video And Website Retrospective

    Apple Reflects On The Mac At 30 With New Video And Website Retrospective

    Apple is celebrating the 30th anniversary of the Mac with a new video and microsite released today featuring some fond remembrances of the machines over the years from creative professionals including Moby, artist April Greiman, photographer Jon Stanmeyer and more. The site features use cases exemplified by some of the best creative, educational and scientific professionals of the past 30… Read More