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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...
NSFW: Note to Apple: Innovation shouldn't cost stability

NSFW: Note to Apple: Innovation shouldn't cost stability

NSFW is a weekly op-ed column in which I talk about whatever's on my mind. Sometimes it'll have something to do with the technology we cover here on iMore; sometimes it'll be whatever pops into my head. Your questions, comments and observations are welcome. Everyone's had that experience where...
Apple releases first public beta of OS X 10.10.3

Apple releases first public beta of OS X 10.10.3

Apple has released the first public beta of OS X 10.10.3. This update contains stability and security fixes, as well as the new Photos app for Mac. The Photos app lets you view photos you have stored in iCloud. The app will replace both iPhoto and Aperture, and you can migrate your libraries...
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Learn how to automate your Mac

Learn how to automate your Mac

Do the same things over and over again on your Mac? Apple's Automator can help. If you've ever taken stock of the factory-installed apps included on your Mac, you've probably seen Automator but you may have never used it. What exactly is Automator and what can it do? That's the subject of a...
iOS 8, OS X Yosemite and future shock

iOS 8, OS X Yosemite and future shock

I love my Macs and my iOS devices, but I can't help but feel like things are getting out of control. When I look at the gadgets that my family and I take for granted, I feel like I live in the future. Smart tablets, smart phones, smart watches. Despite all these smart devices, though, there's a...
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...
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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...
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...
Apple releases first public beta of OS X 10.10.3

Apple releases first public beta of OS X 10.10.3

Apple has released the first public beta of OS X 10.10.3. This update contains stability and security fixes, as well as the new Photos app for Mac. The Photos app lets you view photos you have stored in iCloud. The app will replace both iPhoto and Aperture, and you can migrate your libraries...
How to find anything on your Mac with Spotlight

How to find anything on your Mac with Spotlight

Whatever you're looking for on your Mac is only a few keystrokes away. Spotlight is a huge time saver! You can clutter up your Dock up with icons, create aliases and click on the Applications menu in your Favorites sidebar in the Finder. But the quickest way to find what you're looking for doesn...
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Second beta for OS X 10.10.3 Yosemite now available for developers

Apple has released a second beta of OS X 10.10.3 Yosemite to its approved third-party software developers. The first beta, which was launched earlier this month, contained an early build of Apple's upcoming Photos app for Mac, which will be released to all OS X Yosemite users later this spring....
Mac Help: Master Yosemite's Privacy settings

Mac Help: Master Yosemite's Privacy settings

Security is on everyone's mind these days. How secure is your Mac? Can other people figure out where you are? What apps have access to your most important data? Read on to understand how Yosemite's Privacy settings are configured, and how to master them. R.C. writes: I've "enabled Location...
How to resize multiple Finder columns at once in OS X Yosemite

How to resize multiple Finder columns at once in OS X Yosemite

Column view is a handy way to look at large collections of files in the Finder. It's my go-to default when I want to arrange contents of Finder windows in easy-to-track lists. I like to reset the column width, however, and I've discovered a handy trick to reset it across an entire window. How...

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