Mac OS X Yosemite vs Windows 8.1

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Whether Apple took inspiration from Google’s Android and Microsoft’s Windows Phone when creating the iOS 8 operating system it’s preparing for the iPhone & iPad will be hotly debated for months to come. The same can’t be said for whether Mac OS X Yosemite takes inspiration from Microsoft’s Windows 8.1 operating system. Apple announced OS […]

Apple Patches Serious Security Flaws for iOS, OS X and Airport Extreme

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Apple flipped the update switch for a number of its products Tuesday including iOS, OS X, Pages, Numbers, and Keynote, and for the Airport Extreme. As the downloads commenced and users looked to change logs, it was discovered that the security components included in the updates for iOS, OS X and the Airport Extreme all […]

OS X 11 or OS X 10.10: What’s Next?

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OS X 10.9 Mavericks is the latest version of OS X to hit Macs, but rumors have been flying around recently about the next version, which many are comfortably calling OS X 10.10. This can be kind of confusing. It’s said that we’ll see this new version announced and unveiled at Apple’s WWDC conference in […]

OS X 10.9.1 Release Imminent, Seeded Out to AppleCare Staff

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The latest build of OS X 10.9.1 was seeded to developers yesterday, but today Apple has provided AppleCare employees and other support staff with the latest build of OS X Mavericks 10.9.1. This means that a public release is just right around the corner, as AppleCare staff will be using the early build to familiarize […]

20 Best OS X Mavericks Features

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OS X Mavericks was recently released unto the public as a free download, making it the first time ever that an OS X update has been been free, dropping the previous $20-$30 price tag of major updates to Apple’s desktop operating system. From the face of it, Mavericks may not look all that different aside […]

OS X Mavericks vs. Mountain Lion Multi Monitor Support (Video)

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A new video comparing the multiple monitor support available in Mac OS X Mountain Lion to the upgrade that’s coming to iMac and Macbook Air users in the forthcoming Mac OS X Mavericks update has hit the web. Until now, Mac users had been stuck with a sort of half-step effort by Apple to bridge […]

OS X Mountain Lion Release May Be Set for July 25

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The next version of Apple’s OS X might come to the Mac App Store on July 25, just a day after Apple’s next quarterly earnings call. According to 9To5Mac, Apple retail stores are planning an overnight event on July 24, the same day as Apple’s next quarterly earnings call. Apple regularly holds overnight events before […]

Apple’s OS X Lion in Action (Video)

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Earlier today, Apple introduced a host of new products including new mobile software (iOS 5), they cloud service (iCloud) and they also showed off their latest and greatest Mac software aka OS X 10.7 Lion. Well, if you’re a Mac user, you’ll be glad to know that Apple has posted a fairly thorough introduction video […]

Mac OS X Lion Available in July, Only on Mac App Store

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Apple has announced that its latest and greatest Mac software, Mac OS X Lion, will be available starting in July and will only be available to purchase on the  Mac App Store. In the past, Apple had charged $129 for the software but they are dropping their price considerably making the software available for a […]

OS X Lion: Gestures

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One of the new main features of Mac OS X Lion 10.7 is the ability to perform gestures which Apple’s Craig Federighi described as coming with a “incredible, physical realism that’s never been possible in a PC operating system before.” While there had been gestures on Macs before Lion, Apple has shown off the richer […]

Weekly Wrap Up: Notebook, Tablet and Smart Phone News for April 29th

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This week we saw a Verizon 4G LTE outage push back the Samsung Droid Charge, the release of new Dell Precision mobile workstations, release of the Droid Incredible 2 and much more. We also have a great roundup of Mother’s Day Tech Gifts that includes eReaders, smartphones and notebooks. This list includes Mother approved gifts […]

Spaces for Tablet Patent Further Hints at Mac OS X Tablet?

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A recent Apple patent filing for a Spaces-like feature for a tablet device, though it’s unclear if the feature may make it to a future iPad or iOS revision. In fact, by nature of Spaces, the feature may be more suited to a Mac OS X tablet rather than an iOS-powered iPad.  Spaces is a […]

Apple’s WWDC to run from June 6-10. Will iPhone 5 be announced?

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Perhaps pushing the boundaries of some developers’ scheduling flexibility, Apple announced their annual Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) will run from June 6 through June 10 at Moscone West in San Francisco. They promise to “unveil the future of iOS and Mac OS” but will that unveiling include a new iPhone?

Mac OS X Lion: OS X meets the iPad

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At today’s “Back to the Mac” event, Steve Jobs and company showed off Mac OS X 7 a.k.a. Lion. Unlike the Snow Leopard release, which was primarily under the hood improvements, Lion is mostly UI improvements, specifically features they’re bringing in from the iPad and iOS.

Apple patents touchscreen convertible designs for Macs

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Patently Apple has put together an analysis of a patent Apple filed in Europe that describes a system for Macs to convert between their standard configurations and touch-centric configurations. PA believes it will switch automatically between Mac OS X and iOS. I’m not so sure.

Windows 7 Rocking This OS X User’s World

Windows 7 is giving Techno Cop, a dedicated Mac OS X user, some serious consideration about switching back to a Windows platform. Being a Mac OS X user, too, I can certainly understand his dilemma and overall impressions with Windows 7: As a someone who performs almost every computing task on a Mac (for the […]

Gigabyte M912M With Vista and OS X

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GBM reader Hector Gomez has taken ownership of a Gigabyte M912M and has been putting the M912M through a variety of scenarios, even installing Mac OS X (which we don’t recommend due to license violations).  That said, it is quite cool to see a touch-based netbook running Mac OS X. Give his full review, along […]