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Switching to Mac: Translating Windows terminology to OS X

Switching to Mac: Translating Windows terminology to OS X

When you switch to the Mac, it can feel disorienting at first. That's especially true if you've used Windows PCs for years. Adjusting to the Mac doesn't take long, but if you're used to finding certain applications, files, and system settings on Windows, it helps to quickly pick up their OS X...
Last Inua

The arctic adventure game Last Inua makes its way to the Mac for $7.99

Last Inua, a side-scrolling adventure game that was first released for the PC in December has now made its way to the Mac platform. It's now available on the Mac App Store for $7.99. The game was developed by Glowforth and is being published by Wired Productions. Here's a quick look at its...
Dead Synchronicity

Dead Synchronicity: Tomorrow Comes Today brings the undead to the Mac April 10

Dead Synchronicity: Tomorrow Comes Today, the first game from Spain-based Fictiorama Studios, will be released via digital download for the Mac, PC and Linux platforms on April 10 for the price of $19.99. Here's the rather morbid storyline summary for the 2D adventure game: In Dead...
Comic: Blue Screen Dearest

Comic: Blue Screen Dearest

Happy Saturday, iMore! Because Rich is awesome, he's letting us run some of his Mac-themed comics from the Diesel Sweeties archive on weekends. Bonus comics, woo! We hope you enjoy. Read more comics from the Pixel Project on iMore.com. */ /*-->*/
Keep calm, Photos for Mac still on

Keep calm, Photos for Mac still on

Apple's Photos for Mac was for shown off last summer at WWDC 2014 but isn't scheduled to ship until "early 2015". Apple hasn't said anything more specific about the schedule than that, but today some concern arose when people realized that, at some point, information about Photos for Mac had...
This is Tim: Cook on Apple's record 2015 first quarter

This is Tim: Cook on Apple's record 2015 first quarter

Ed: Tim Cook spoke at length during today's 2015 Q1 financial call on Apple's historic numbers, the billionth iOS device sold, and so much more. Here's a transcript of his opening remarks as well as his answers to questions from analysts. Tim Cook's opening remarks Today we're reporting a...
Mac Help: Sharing files between users on the same Mac

Mac Help: Sharing files between users on the same Mac

Welcome to Mac Help, our new column focused on helping you, the reader, with troubles you're having on your Mac. This installment's question comes from Doug Larsen, who needs help sharing files between his and his wife's user accounts on their family Mac. Dough writes: My wife and I...
Building classic Mac OS apps in OS X

Building classic Mac OS apps in OS X

We live in a modern era of Mac development, but behind that there's 30 years of legacy dating back to the original Mac in 1984. It's easy to ignore the millions upon millions of lines of code that have been written for Mac operating systems from System 1.0 forward, but you do so at the peril of...
Comic: An elegant computer for a more civilized age

Comic: An elegant computer for a more civilized age

Happy Saturday, iMore! Because Rich is awesome, he's letting us run some of his Mac-themed comics from the Diesel Sweeties archive on weekends. Bonus comics, woo! We hope you enjoy. Read more comics from the Pixel Project on iMore.com. */ /*-->*/
'Thunderstrike' attack also fixed in OS X 10.10.2

'Thunderstrike' attack also fixed in OS X 10.10.2

"Thunderstrike" is the name for an attack that can target Mac hardware via the Thunderbolt port. Apple had previously updated the Retina 5K iMac and 2014 Mac mini to partially secure them against Thunderstrike. Now, the upcoming OS X Yosemite 10.10.2 will fix the problem for all recent Macs...
How to modify OS X's Finder toolbar

How to modify OS X's Finder toolbar

There are things we all take for granted, because we see them so often. One of those is the toolbar that graces every open window in OS X's Finder. Did you know the Finder toolbar is customizable? Here's how. Here's the OS X Yosemite Finder toolbar in its unadulterated default glory. Four...
Windows 10 adds Cortana — is it time for Siri on the Mac?

Windows 10 adds Cortana — is it time for Siri on the Mac?

This week Microsoft unveiled big plans at its Windows 10 event, and announced that Cortana — its answer to Siri for Windows Phone — would make its way to the computer, as well. Is it time for Apple to bring Siri to the Mac? Siri has been a mainstay of iOS since the iPhone 4S was introduced in...
SimCity Complete Edition for Mac

SimCity Complete Edition fully constructed in the Mac App Store

SimCity's newest game for Mac has been re-released as a new bundle that has a bunch of extra content. SimCity Complete Edition includes the core game, Cities of Tomorrow expansion pack, Amusement Park, Airship Set, Heroes and Villains Set, and French, British and German City sets. This version...
How to transfer your data from your old PC to your new Mac

How to transfer your data from your old PC to your new Mac

If you've just bought your first Mac and you're switching from a Windows PC, congratulations! Welcome to the fold. You're anxious to use your Mac, but you've amassed years of data on that PC. Switching platforms doesn't mean starting over: You can still use those old files. Apple makes it easy...
The press gallery over the State of the Union looks like an Apple ad

The press gallery over the State of the Union looks like an Apple ad

Michael McAuliff, Senior Congressional reporter for the Huffington Post, tweeted a picture of the U.S House floor during the State of the Union. There, in the press gallery above the president and vice president, can clearly be seen the broad aluminum stripes of MacBooks and the bright stars of...
Comic: Keep your paws off my MacBook Air ports!

Comic: Keep your paws off my MacBook Air ports!

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Stronghold Kingdoms Mac

At long last, Stronghold Kingdoms is available for Mac castle builders

Stronghold Kingdoms, the free-to-play medieval-themed real-time strategy from developer Firefly Worlds, has finally made its way to the Mac App Store. The game was first released for Windows-based PCs in 2010 as an open beta before officially launching in 2012. The game offers players a...
At the Core: My iPad sketchbook dilemma

At the Core: My iPad sketchbook dilemma

This past weekend, I participated in the MIT Mystery Hunt, a delightfully zany three-day puzzle competition that asks its hunters to solve all manner of crosswords, ciphers, logic puzzles, rebuses, and more. Though my team expressly goes in with little interest in winning the hunt, it's a great...
High-end Mac mini gets 2TB Fusion Drive option

High-end Mac mini gets 2TB Fusion Drive option

Fans of the Mac mini may have been a tad disappointed with last year's refresh, but it looks like Apple is looking to rectify that. According to a new report, the company has added the option to purchase a 2TB configuration of the 2.8GHz version of the mini. The new option was spotted by...
Switching to Mac: Here's where to buy!

Switching to Mac: Here's where to buy!

Lots of people — about half the folks walking in to Apple retail stores, according to Apple's own estimates — are getting Macs for the first time. Some are switching from Windows PCs, others have been drawn in by their iPhone or iPad. Either way, If you're buying your first Mac, you probably have...

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