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Apple begins OS X 10.10 Yosemite public beta test

As we reported yesterday, Apple has begun the public beta test for OS X 10.10 Yosemite, as it has invited beta testers to download a build of the next version of its operating system made for its Mac products. Folks who got in – and that should be quite a few, since we just signed up and got in today – can go to the OS X beta portal, sign in and claim their redemption code to snag Yosemite via the Mac App Store.

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How to get ready for the Yosemite Public Beta without risking your Mac

Starting Thursday, Apple will be sending out invitations for the OS X Yosemite public beta. If you're hoping to be one of the folks who gets it, this is a good time to make sure that your Mac is ready for the big event.

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Like the MacBook Air stickers in Apple's new ad? Here's where you can get them!

Apple's new MacBook Air ad shows off a ton of stickers that can be used to give your, in some cases well-loved, Mac some custom, cartoon, cultural, or just plain crazy flare. So, if you see one that catches your attention, that you think would look simply smashing on the back of your MacBook Air, where can you get it?

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Mac sales keep booming as Windows PC buyers stay away in droves

Good news for the Mac from Apple's third quarter 2014 earnings: Mac sales were up 18 percent year over year, a new June quarter record: 4.4 million units sold. As a market, Windows PC sales are on the decline, which makes booming Mac sales even more remarkable.

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Apple's new ad proclaims the MacBook Air is 'the notebook people love'

The MacBook Air is a pretty awesome piece of equipment and Apple knows it. A new commercial has hit the airwaves and it proclaims the MacBook Air is the "notebook people love". While it might not be the preferred laptop in Apple's lineup for everyone, those who have one generally don't hesitate to share how much they love the MacBook Air.

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EFI update to address rare wake from sleep issues on mid-2011 MacBook Air's now available

If you have a mid-2011 MacBook Air and have been experiencing issues with the system taking longer to wake from sleep than expected or your fans run at full speed when after waking device up, Apple has now made available a new EFI update that aims to address those problems.

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OS X 10.10 Yosemite developer preview 4 now available

If you're part of the OS X 10.10 Yosemite beta program, you can now grab Developer Preview 4 from the Mac Dev Center. What's in the update is hidden behind the veil of the nondisclosure agreement, but members of the developer preview program can now download and install the latest version of the beta to both test it for bugs and (perhaps more importantly) develop new and updated apps that take advantage of the new stuff that Yosemite has to offer.

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iMovie for Mac updated to 10.0.4, brings stability improvements and bug fixes

If you use iMovie on your Mac, you have a small update waiting for you in the Mac App Store. Today's update is small in stature but provides something every user wants — bug fixes and stability improvements. In fact, that's all it addresses according to the official changelog in the App Store.

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Does OS X 10.9.4 fix your Mac's Wi-Fi wake from sleep issue?

Some OS X Mavericks users like me have been plagued with a problem sometime since the release of OS X 10.9 last fall: Our Macs won't wake from sleep and reconnect to the local Wi-Fi network. Apple says the problem is fixed in OS X 10.9.4. Has it been fixed for you?

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Cheap iMac torn-down, memory still not upgradeable

A tear down of Apple's new lower priced $1,099 iMac desktop reveals that, not suprisingly, the memory is not upgradeable. Users who purchase the system will be left stuck with the 8 GB of RAM that the device ships with as the RAM is soldered onto the logic board and cannot be swapped out for higher capacity modules.

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