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6 days ago

How to use Today View widgets in OS X Yosemite

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How to use Today View widgets in OS X Yosemite

One of the new features of OS X Yosemite is the ability to add new widgets to Notification Center, to help you consume even more information at a single glance. Whether it's weather forecasts, time zones across the world, and a plethora of other things App Store developers no doubt have in store for us, the possibilities are pretty much endless. Here's how it works!

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6 days ago

How to AirDrop with Finder and Share Sheets in OS X Yosemite

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How to AirDrop with Finder and Share Sheets in OS X Yosemite

If you need to send a file to another Mac or iOS device user, OS X Yosemite makes it more convenient than ever by using AirDrop. AirDrop provides a configuration-free way to share files, and is available for use between your iPhone, iPad, and Mac for the first time ever. Here's how it works!

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6 days ago

iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3 UK pricing announced

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iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3 UK pricing announced

Now the iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3 are official, it's time to look at how much it's going to cost in different parts of the world. In the UK, the Apple Store has come back up and revealed all we need to know. The top line is that the iPad Air 2 will start at £399 and the iPad mini 3 begins at £319.

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6 days ago

OS X Yosemite Review

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OS X Yosemite Review

Last year was iOS's time to shine with a sparkly new interface. In 2014 it's OS X that gets the facelift. Apple has released OS X Yosemite, or OS X v10.10, to be more precise, and with it comes a large number of visual improvements and usability improvements that make OS X better than ever.

Each year millions of Mac users walk into Apple Stores around the world to buy their first Mac — about half the people who buy a Mac are new to the platform, according to Apple. But many of those people have already been informed about the Apple user experience through their use of iOS devices — iPads, iPhones and iPod touches.

So it makes a lot of sense for Apple to align the visual interface of OS X more consistently with iOS 7 and iOS 8 than it has in the past. It's a less abrupt transition for those millions of new Mac users, and it's a more uniform user experience throughout.

Regardless, OS X has its own identity — after all, the Mac preceded the iPhone by almost two and a half decades, and OS X itself was nearly a decade old when the iPhone came on the scene. So retaining what makes a Mac a Mac was very important to Apple, and they've done well with Yosemite.

Read our comprehensive review of OS X Yosemite to find out how.

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6 days ago

Retina iMac priced at $2499, begins shipping today

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Retina iMac priced at $2499, begins shipping today

The all new, 5k Retina iMac if officially official and can be all yours, starting at $2499. Of course if you want bigger and better, it will run you quite a bit more than the base price. It's packing a ton of awesomeness, including a 5120x2880 resolution display, 1TB fusion drive, 8GB of RAM and a 3.5 GHz Intel Core i5 CPU (which is upgradeable) — so it's no slouch when it comes to the desktop space.

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6 days ago

Planning to upgrade to OS X Yosemite? Wait!

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Planning to upgrade to OS X Yosemite? Wait!

Apple releases OS X Yosemite today. By now you should recognize this as a familiar refrain from yours truly, but I'm going to say it anyway: Don't upgrade. Just don't do it. At least not yet.

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6 days ago

Everything you need to know from Apple's iPad and Mac October event

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Everything you need to know from Apple's iPad and Mac October event

Today we were battered with a ton of awesome announcements from Apple, and if you can't be bothered to comb through them all, we've got the important information here.

The biggest takeaway from today's event is the announcement of the iPad Air 2. It shaves down the profile to 6.1 mm (for reference, the existing iPad Air is 7.5 mm thick). There's a new 8 megapixel camera inside that's similar to what we're seeing in the iPhone 6 Plus and a dedicated A8X image signal processor to handle timelapse and slow-mo shots. The front-facing camera has had some great improvements, and lets in 81% more light thanks to a larger aperture. There's also burst-mode selfies to shoot.

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6 days ago

Apple announces new Mac Mini, shipping today for $499

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Apple announces new Mac Mini, shipping today for $499

Yet another fantastic announcement from today's iPad and Mac event is the new Mac Mini. It's going for $499, and shipping today. It's getting improved with Wi-Fi ac, a 4th-generation Intel Core processor, PCIe flash storage, two Thunderbolt 2 ports, and claims to be the world's most power-efficient desktop computer.

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6 days ago

Apple announces new iMac with astonishing 5K Retina Display

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Apple announces new iMac with astonishing 5K Retina Display

Much rumored, Apple has now made the iMac with Retina Display official at its special event out in Cupertino. Packing an astonishing 5K 5120x2880 resolution display, the new iMac is insanely slim, and boasts the worlds highest resolution computer display. At that resolution, the new iMac can boast 7x more pixels than HD and 218 PPI. Which for a 27-inch computer screen is incredible. And overall the new display is equally bright, but with a more efficient LED backlight and uses 30% less power overall.

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6 days ago

Apple drops prices for iPad Air, iPad Mini and iPad Mini 2

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Apple drops prices for iPad Air, iPad Mini and iPad Mini 2

To go along with the release of the new iPad Air 2 and iPad Mini 3, Apple has announced some price drops for older devices. If you're not one for having the latest and greatest tech, you can now grab an iPad Air, iPad Mini or iPad Mini 2 at a great discount.

The iPad Air drops to $399, iPad Mini 2 to $299 and the original iPad Mini to just $249. If you're been in the market for a new iPad but haven't been able to pull the trigger, here's your chance to save some cash.

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6 days ago

Apple shows off Replay, an automatic video editor for iPhone and iPad, at press event

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Apple shows off Replay, an automatic video editor for iPhone and iPad, at press event

During Apple's press event today, the company showed off Replay, a third party app for the iPhone and iPad that automatically edits videos.

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6 days ago

iPad Air 2 prices start at $499, pre-orders start October 17

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iPad Air 2 prices start at $499, pre-orders start October 17

So, you want a new iPad Air 2, right? So the next question is when and how much? The good news is that you'll be able to pre-order one starting tomorrow, Friday, October 17. Prices start at $499 for the Wifi only version and you'll be able to snag one in silver, Space Gray and for the first time in gold.

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Apple announces the new iPad mini 3 at special event

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Apple announces the new iPad mini 3 at special event

As we've been anticipating, Apple has today officially announced the new iPad mini 3 at its special event alongside the new iPad Air 2. The latest small iPad from Apple follows last year's trend of being almost every bit as much tablet as it's bigger brother but just in a smaller form factor. Features include Touch ID, improved wifi and LTE, gold color options, and more

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6 days ago

Pixelmator coming to iPad later this month

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Pixelmator coming to iPad later this month

The extremely popular editing app, Pixelmator, is coming soon to iPad. Taking full advantage of the new A8X processor, Pixelmator has plenty of features for your editing needs — a repair tool, layered graphics, filters, blending and much more.

You can easily remove parts of an image while having the background intact, use filters with dialed controls, and even blend layers with Photoshop-style effects.

No word on pricing or an exact release date, but Pixelmator will be available in the App Store later this month.

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6 days ago

Apple details the iPad Air 2 iSight and Facetime cameras

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Apple details the iPad Air 2 iSight and Facetime cameras

The iPad Air 2 has only just been announced and one of the things Apple singled out to highlight was the 8MP rear iSight camera. It's pretty close in specs and features to that on the iPhone 6 with 1.12 micron pixels – compared to 1.5 microns on the iPhone – and ƒ/2.4 aperture. But beyond the hardware, Apple has also crammed many of its latest photo and video features into the new iPad.

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