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Losing Mac drive space to "Backups?" Don't panic!

Losing Mac drive space to "Backups?" Don't panic!

Apple's Time Machine software makes sure that your Mac is always backed up, either to a Time Capsule device on your network or to an external hard drive. One of the lesser-known functions of Time Machine is its ability to save "snapshots," which can grab big chunks of your hard drive. If you've...
How to copy/paste between your Macs and iOS devices

How to copy/paste between your Macs and iOS devices

A few weeks ago, I put a call out on Twitter for Continuity-based copy/paste apps: My kingdom for a Continuity-based copy/paste utility. Does this exist somewhere?— Serenity Caldwell (@settern) December 4, 2014 Since 2010, I'd been using Syncopy to sync clipboards between my Macs; unfortunately...
On Yosemite GM 3 or Public Beta 6 and wondering how to update to final release?

On Yosemite GM 3 or Public Beta 6 and wondering how to update to final release?

If you're already running OS X Yosemite gold master release candidate 3 (GM 3) or public beta 6 (PB 6), you won't need to update to the final release version in the Mac App Store (MAS). While there are minor differences in build numbers between the versions, Apple is considering both GM 3 and PB...

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Apple releases OS X 10.10.2 with fixes for Wi-Fi, Spotlight troubles and more

Apple releases OS X 10.10.2 with fixes for Wi-Fi, Spotlight issues and more

Apple has released OS X Yosemite 10.10.2 to the public. This update is meant to fix a number of issues in Yosemite, including an issue that caused Wi-Fi to disconnect. Here is the full list of changes found in OS X 10.10.2: Resolves an issue that may cause Wi-Fi to disconnect Resolves an...
Latest OS X 10.10.2 beta kills Google-disclosed vulnerabilities dead

Latest OS X 10.10.2 beta kills Google-disclosed vulnerabilities dead

Google's Project Zero research program has disclosed and released proof-of-concept code for a series of 0day — previously unknown — vulnerabilities found in Apple's OS X operating system for the Mac. These exploits are all fixed in OS X Yosemite 10.10.2, now in beta. Here's a report on the...
Apple seeds new developer beta of OS X 10.10.2

Apple seeds new developer beta of OS X 10.10.2

Apple has released a new beta of OS X Yosemite 10.10.2 to developers. Apple is asking participants in this beta to focus on Wi-Fi, Mail, VoiceOver, and Bluetooth. You can download the new build, 14C106a, from the Apple Developer Center, as well as the Mac App Store if you're already a member...
How to turn on and edit the Favorites bar in Safari

How to turn on and edit the Favorites bar in Safari

A few weeks ago, I received a panicked call from my sister. "My Favorites are gone! I don't know where they went and I don't know how to get them back." The favorites in question weren't Instagram likes or Twitter stars — no, her new work Mac had come with its Bookmarks favorites bar disabled....
Apple and the pain of platform transitions

Apple and the pain of platform transitions

The stability of Apple's platforms has been the subject of a lot of debate recently. Whether you agree with it or not, there's a growing sentiment that the quality of Apple's software has gone downhill in recent years, and that some form of "Snow Leopard moment" is needed to get it back on track...
Comic: Apple is slipping lately

Comic: Apple is slipping lately

Ed: Welcome to this week's-ever-so-slightly-delayed-due-to-the-artist-being-on-a-train-for-his-birthday's edition of The Pixel Project: a weekly comic from Diesel Sweeties' Rich Stevens on Apple, technology, and everything in-between. This week: Apple is sure slipping lately... or is it? Read...
OS X Yosemite review: 3 months later

OS X Yosemite review: 3 months later

Three months ago Apple senior vice-president of software engineering, Craig Federighi, stood up on the Town Hall stage and said OS X Yosemite would be available that very day. We posted our OS X Yosemite review as soon as it went live, based on almost four months of beta testing. And we've had an...
The Sims 4

This Sims 4 coming to Mac next month

The classic life simulation game, The Sims, is bringing its latest iteration to Mac in February. The Sims 4 introduces a revamped graphics engine, new emotion-based gameplay, and a ton of interaction combinations. For those unfamiliar, players in The Sims guide their own custom-built people...
PDFpen for OS X

PDFpenPro 7 for OS X adds editable OCR layer

PDFpenPro, a heavy-duty document editing app for OS X, has updated to version 7 with the ability to fix OCR text which is scanned in from a document before exporting to Excel, PowerPoint, or PDF. You can stash your documents in iCloud through the app now, plus create interactive forms. The...
iWork apps for iOS and OS X updated with bug fixes and stability improvements

iWork apps for iOS and OS X updated with bug fixes and stability improvements

Apple has released a set of maintenance updates for its iWork applications on both iOS and OS X today. Overall, there's not much to report other than the usual stability improvements and bug fixes. The updates are now available for Pages, Numbers, and Keynote for both iOS and OS X.

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