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Viva Mavericks: OS X Beta Seed program now open to all

Really, who among us hasn't wanted to run a presumptively unstable operating system? Until today, the delights of beta releases of OS X were reserved to those who signed up for Apple's developer program (and paid the $99 fee to enroll). That fun and frolic is now open to anyone 18 and over with an...

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A rack mount for the Mac Pro and other news for March 27, 2014

It's been a rather quiet morning, but here are three stories we found for you. Sonnet Tech has announced a 4U rack mount for Apple's cylindrical Mac Pro. The so-called xMac Pro Thunderbolt 2 PCIe Enclosure rolls off the tongue and includes three PCIe single-width expansion slots; Thunderbolt 2...

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How to identify battery-draining apps in OS X

Notice that your MacBook battery level is falling at an alarming rate? Want to find out which apps are causing the power to drain? There are two easy ways to identify apps that are consuming the battery in your MacBook Pro or MacBook Air. First, you can select the battery icon in your OS X menu...

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Here's a quick way to send a file to a screen-shared desktop

I've been doing a lot of Mac development recently. This means I often need to screen share to my headless OS X Mountain Lion system for testing. This morning, I was updating my folderol app to add features for folder tagging. I had to make sure that those Mavericks-only features wouldn't show up...

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Report Card: Grading Apple in 2013

2013 was a huge year for Apple, both in terms of hardware and software. iOS got a massive facelift and OS X broke free of the cats for the first time ever, while the Mac Pro got new life and the iPads continued their commanding lead in the consumer tablet space. But not all of Apple's product...

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FaceTime Audio included in OS X 10.9.2 beta release

Just a few days after releasing OS X 10.9.1, 9to5Mac relays that Apple yesterday seeded OS X 10.9.2 to developers. One of the more welcome additions to the impending update is the inclusion of FaceTime Audio functionality. Apple first introduced FaceTime Audio with the release of iOS 7, and now it...

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Apple releases OS X 10.9.1 with Mail fixes, more

Apple has released OS X 10.9.1. The update is the first major update for OS X 10.9 Mavericks since it shipped in October. It includes a number of fixes for mail issues in Mavericks, including improved support for Gmail in OS X's Mail app, Smart Mailbox improvements and improvements to group...

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Poll: What's been the best OS X in recent years?

OS X Mavericks has gotten off to a good start for Apple, with generally positive reviews and a high adoption rate. Part of this is no doubt due to the fact that it's free. But that doesn't lessen the operating system's great features, like tabbed Finder windows, iBooks and Maps. This got many of...

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Apple seeds OS X 10.9.1 beta to developers

Just before the weekend, Apple seeded the first build of OS X Mavericks 10.9.1 developers. The first "X.X.1" builds are usually released fairly quickly -- and are always hotly anticipated by users -- to fix glaring and frustrating bugs that ship in the gold master version of a new major OS X...

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Apple issues Mail update for OS X Mavericks to address Gmail compatibility issues

If you're one of the many users dismayed by the fact that the Mail.app in OS X Mavericks doesn't play nicely with Gmail, your troubles will hopefully be a thing of the past. After a number of reports indicating that Apple has been working on a fix, Apple today issued a Mail update for OS X...

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Apple adds internet-free dictation to Mavericks

There hasn't been any fanfare about this, but if you are using Mavericks, you now have a universal dictation feature that doesn't require an internet connection. Dictation made its debut in Mountain Lion and required an internet connection so your speech could be processed on an Apple server and...

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OS X Mavericks uses ambient light detection on some Macs to delay sleep mode

A cool hidden new feature of OS X Mavericks is that the new OS allows Macs with ambient light sensors to detect user movements and delay sleep mode. The feature was first reported by a Mac developer on Twitter, who incorrectly assumed that at first the iSight camera was tracking a user's movement....

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Western Digital warns customers of Mavericks external hard drive data loss issue

Western Digital has sent an email to customers warning them that they could see data loss issues if they are using WD Drive Manager, WD Raid Manager and WD SmartWare software applications with Western Digital hard drives on Macs running OS X 10.9 Mavericks. The email reads: Dear WD Registered...

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Tracking OS X's evolution to Mavericks

Remember Cheetah? Or Puma? Or Snow Leopard? If you are a Mac user, you likely have fond memories of these different versions of OS X. If you want to take a walk down memory lane, then you should check out iMore, which has an interesting piece on OS X and its evolution to Mavericks. iMore starts...

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Addressing common Mavericks issues

There are a number of issues with the new OS X Mavericks and the Gadget Lab at Wired.com has published a helpful article on how to fix a few of them. Some problems, as stated in the article, must be fixed by Apple, but you can remedy a few issues yourself. In "6 Known Issues with OS X Mavericks...

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