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Addressing Mac OS X Yosemite's most annoying "features"

Mac OS X Yosemite has been in the wild for about a week now, just long enough for tech bloggers and many users to find things that frankly drive them nuts about the new OS. Longtime Macworld writer and fellow ailurophile Kirk McElhearn toted up his...

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Long live the Mac! Apple posts all-time quarterly record in Mac sales

Apple's earnings results yesterday blew away analyst estimates. Yeah, yeah, what else is new? Apple also set a new iPhone sales record for the September quarter. Par for the course, really. Apple last quarter sold 5.5 million Macs, more...

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New 2014 Mac mini models ship with soldered, non-user upgradeable RAM

According to Macminicolo's Brian Stucki, the new Mac mini is a "nice upgrade" over previous models, but there are a few drawbacks potential buyers should know about before hitting the "purchase" button. The biggest detractor in the 2014 Mac mini...

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iFixit teardown of iMac with 5K Retina display reveals hardware similar to 2013 iMac

The repair and teardown experts at iFixit recently cracked open Apple's new 27-inch Retina iMac with Retina 5K display. The 2014 iMac model earned an iFixit Repairability Score of 5 out of 10, with 10 being the easiest to repair. While the 2014...

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New in Yosemite: Dark Menus

You might not have noticed it, but hidden away in the System Preferences General tab in Yosemite is a new feature called 'Dark Menu Bar''. What it does is simple; it darkens the menu bar and the dock, making icons and text really stand out. It...

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Another Apple event, still no new black MacBook

I want a black MacBook, you want a black MacBook, we all want black MacBooks, so where is our black MacBook? We got a lot of cool things at yesterday's special event, including an über iMac, a more powerful yet less expensive Mac mini, and...

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How to get phone calls on your Mac in Yosemite

Chris Breen has a quick writeup on how to set your iPhone to route calls through your Mac (or use your Mac to make calls). Some important things to know: Your iPhone and Mac must be on the same WiFi network and you'll need iOS 8 and Yosemite...

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Early hands-on review roundup of Apple's new 27-inch Retina iMac

Apple certainly has a talent for making people lust after products they previously didn't know they wanted; such is the case with Apple's new 27-inch Retina 5K iMac. Apple's latest and greatest iMac comes with a 5120 x 2880 pixel display,...

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Apple iPad Air 2 and Retina iMac event now available for on-demand viewing

Apple just wrapped up its October press event, which saw the unveiling several new products including the iPad Air 2 and the Retina iMac. If you missed the original broadcast, you can now watch a rebroadcast of the full event on Apple's dedicated...

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Apple announces 27" iMac Retina 5K display

Along with new iPads, today Apple announced the next step it it's line of iMacs, the 27" iMac Retina 5K display. The Retina 5K features the most powerful high resolution screen Apple has ever produced with 5120 x 2880 pixels; thats 14.7 million...

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Mac grows even as industry slides

The computer industry is having a bit of trouble pushing against the horde of smartphones and tablets that are stealing away customers' gadget dollars. Not the Mac. According to new numbers revealed today at Apple's special event, the company...

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Apple updates the Mac mini line with improved hardware, $499 starting price tag

Apple today announced it was refreshing its Mac mini desktops, the first update the product line has seen in two years. The new Mac minis will include a 4th-generation Intel Core processor, Intel Iris and HD Graphics 5000, PCIe flash storage,...

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OS X Yosemite available publicly starting today for free (Updated: Now Live)

​After unveiling OS X Yosemite earlier this year at WWDC, Apple today announced that its next generation desktop operating system would be available publicly starting today, October 16. Similar to past releases, Yosemite will be bundled on all...

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Mac App Store frustrations begin to boil over

Over the weekend, just a few days before an Apple event that is expected to be the debut of some new Mac hardware, Bare Bones Software revealed that the company will no longer sell new versions of its popular BBEdit HTML/text editor on the Mac App...

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Opera still exists, releases Opera 25 redesign to prove it

When was the last time you used the Opera browser on your Mac? Never? Well if you're a fan of beautiful bookmarks, you might want to consider changing that for Opera 25. The new Opera update brings with it something the company calls Visual...

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Mac-ception

Sometimes you can't help but feel like you're just living inside your computer on a daily basis. Paul McCoubrie captured that feeling perfectly with this picture. [Photo credit: Paul McCoubrie]...

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