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No, OS X is NOT the 'most vulnerable OS' despite shoddy reporting

No, OS X is NOT the 'most vulnerable OS' despite shoddy reporting

Security, as we take great pains to repeatedly point out, is something that deeply affects people. It affects their stress and trust levels when dealing with technology. When it's misreported it turns what should be an empowering experience into one of fear, uncertainty, and doubt. And it's far...
How to use Photos for OS X with multiple Macs

How to use Photos for OS X with multiple Macs

Photos for OS X is great for pictures and videos on the Mac, but how does it work with multiple Macs? I've had a multi-Mac household pretty much since college, rocking a laptop and desktop in addition to miscellaneous iOS devices throughout the years. Dropbox and iCloud sync made most of the...
How to use Faces in Photos for OS X

How to use Faces in Photos for OS X

Want to quickly find pictures of yourself, your friends, and your family members within your Photos for OS X library? Check out the Faces album. Face detection is nothing new when it comes to digital photography: Facebook, iPhoto, and countless other programs and websites have offered it in...

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Apple releases new OS X 10.10.4 beta to developers and AppleSeed testers

Apple releases new OS X 10.10.4 beta to developers and AppleSeed testers

Apple has released the second developer beta, and first AppleSeed Beta of OS X 10.10.4 Apple notes that OS X 10.10.4 "improves the stability, compatibility, and security of your Mac". Apart from that, there are no specifics about exactly what is to be found in this release. Developers can grab...
Apple releases graphics fix for certain iMac models

Apple releases graphics fix for certain iMac models

Apple has released a graphics update for a number of models of their iMac desktops. The update fixes issues that may cause an iMac to become unresponsive when looking at large JPEG images in Finder or Preview. The problem impacts three iMac models, including the iMac with 5K Retina display....
The Rootpipe vulnerability is back, but most people still don't have to worry

The Rootpipe vulnerability is back, but most people still don't have to worry

Rootpipe, a "privilege escalation" vulnerability Apple patched in OS X 10.10.3, turns out to have a wider target area than original thought. A "privilege escalation" vulnerability means that if someone already has malicious code on your Mac, they can use something like Rootpipe to gain deeper...
How to set up and use Force Click on the Mac

How to set up and use Force Click on the Mac

Apple's new Force Touch Trackpad for the Mac comes with a new way to interact with OS X — Force Click. Force Click lets you not only click like you would on a traditional, mechanical trackpad, but press harder to engage a second click, or a range of additional click levels, that enable...
How to assign Force Click on OS X

How to assign Force Click on OS X

For now there's only one way to assign Force Click actions on your Mac, and only one kind of action to assign. Sure, that makes un-assigning Force Click the same as disabling it, but Force Touch and Force Click are brand new and Apple has only just begun experimenting with them. No doubt other...
How to adjust Force Click firmness on OS X

How to adjust Force Click firmness on OS X

Force Click, as the name implies, requires you to put a little "force" behind your click. By default, Force Click requires a "medium" level of intensity to activate. Apple gives you the option, however, of switching to "light", which makes it easier to engage, or "firm", which requires you to...
How to enable or disable Force Click on OS X

How to enable or disable Force Click on OS X

Force Click lets you perform a "deeper"-feeling secondary trackpad click to initiate additional actions. With a Force Click, you can do everything from bringing up Quick Look to Look Up, preview maps and websites, and more. If you like the way it works and feels, it's on by default and you can...
OS X Yosemite review: 6 months later

OS X Yosemite review: 6 months later

Time flies: It's been six months since OS X Yosemite's launch. First, we wrote the original gigantic review. Then, we got together and chatted about the operating system three months later. Now, six months after the release of OS X 10.10, the iMore team is back at it to talk once more about...
Apple seeds first developer beta of OS X 10.10.4

Apple seeds first beta of OS X 10.10.4 to developers

Apple has released the first developer beta of OS X 10.10.4. The build is available now from the Apple Developer Center. There is very little specific information about what is in OS X 10.10.4, but it seems likely that it focuses on fixes and improvements. Apple notes that this build, 14E7f,...
Supplemental update to OS X 10.10.3 fixes video driver issues

Supplemental update to OS X 10.10.3 fixes video driver issues

Apple has released a supplemental update to OS X 10.10.3 to fix a video driver issue. Following the release of OS X 10.10.3 on April 8, Apple has pushed out a small update for that version. The update fixes a video driver issue that could prevent your Mac from starting up. Here are Apple's full...

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