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What if the next MacBook Air were lighter than an iPad?

What if the next MacBook Air were lighter than an iPad?

Someone gave me a cold for CES this year — how nice of them! — so I've been getting up obnoxiously early this week. Today, I thought I'd use some of that time to muse on Tuesday's Retina MacBook Air rumor from 9to5Mac. Senior editor Mark Gurman's source purports that the next MacBook Air will...
Animate to your heart's desire with Hype 3 and Hype Pro

Animate to your heart's desire with Hype 3 and Hype Pro

I'm not a big fan of WSIWYG editors for the web. But Hype is something special. Tumult's Hype — an HTML5 WYSIWYG (What You See Is What You Get) web and animation editor — is approaching its four-year anniversary in May, and what a way it has chosen to celebrate: The company is releasing a...
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...

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Napkin, the best annotation app for Mac, just got better!

Napkin, the best annotation app for Mac, just got better!

Forget Skitch: My favorite screenshot annotation app is Aged and Distilled's Napkin. Not only does Napkin let you annotate single screenshots, but you can also arrange multiple Retina-quality screenshots on a single canvas and export them accordingly. That might sound like niche software,...
Apple seeds new OS X 10.10.3 build to developers and public testers

Apple seeds new OS X 10.10.3 build to developers and public testers

Apple has released another build of OS X Yosemite 10.10.3, both for developers, along with members of the AppleSeed public beta program. Developers can get this latest build from the Apple Developer Center, or by going to the Updates section of the Mac App Store on a Mac already running the...
Apple issues security update for OS X 10.10.2

Apple issues security update for OS X 10.10.2

Apple has released a security update for OS X Yosemite 10.10.2. Apple did not specify the content update, saying only that it is recommended for all users, and improves OS X security. You can download Security Update 2015-003 from the Updates section of the Mac App Store, or as a separate download...
Animate to your heart's desire with Hype 3 and Hype Pro

Animate to your heart's desire with Hype 3 and Hype Pro

I'm not a big fan of WSIWYG editors for the web. But Hype is something special. Tumult's Hype — an HTML5 WYSIWYG (What You See Is What You Get) web and animation editor — is approaching its four-year anniversary in May, and what a way it has chosen to celebrate: The company is releasing a...
Here's why you should turn on two-factor authentication

Here's why you should turn on two-factor authentication

These days, simple passwords aren't good enough to secure your data. Hackers are too good, and security systems flawed. Longer complicated passwords created by generators like 1Password and Safari's iCloud Keychain can help, but the best way to lock down your accounts is to add extra...
Apple releases new public, developer beta of OS X 10.10.3

Apple releases new public, developer beta of OS X 10.10.3

Apple has released a new build of OS X Yosemite 10.10.3. The build is available both for developers, as well as for those enrolled in the AppleSeed beta program. Developers can get this latest build from the Apple Developer Center. AppleSeed testers can grab the update from the Mac App Store...
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Third beta for OS X 10.10.3 Yosemite now available for developers

Apple has released the third beta of OS X 10.10.3 Yosemite to registered developers. This update includes developer APIs for the new Force Touch trackpad that is a part of the new 13-inch MacBook Pro and the upcoming new version of the MacBook. The third beta build has the version number...
Apple issues OS X security update with fix for 'FREAK attack'

Apple issues OS X security update with fix for 'FREAK attack'

Apple has issued a number of new security updates for OS X. The issues addressed in the update include iCloud Keychain and the recent "FREAK attack" SSL/TLS vulnerability. Security Update 2015-002 fixes issues on OS X Yosemite 10.10.2, as well as OS X 10.8.5 and 10.9.5. Issues addressed include...
How to keep your Mac safe for your kids

How to keep your Mac safe for your kids

How to keep your kids safe while on the Mac with Parental Controls in OS X Yosemite Keeping your kids safe while using the computer is paramount in many parents' minds. Fortunately Apple gives you the resources you need to keep your Mac safe for little ones. So today I'm going to give you some...
Should you try out the Photos for Mac public beta?

Should you try out the Photos for Mac public beta?

Is Photos for Mac ready for its public closeup? Pretty close — but don't go in without a backup. Apple released its first public beta of OS X 10.10.3 on Monday, and with it also comes the first public crack at Photos for Mac. The temptation to upgrade for people enrolled in Apple's public beta...

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