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Disconnecting from iCloud is scarier than it should be

Disconnecting from iCloud is scarier than it should be

As a long time user of Apple's cloud services dating back to iTools (and even dabbling with AppleLink back in the day), I just assumed that most people used iCloud. Until I started working at an Apple reseller and helping people with their Macs and iOS devices. And that's when I discovered that a...
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...
Yosemite's Continuity features: Handoff and the price of progress

Yosemite's Continuity features: Handoff and the price of progress

Since Apple released OS X Yosemite, I've gotten one question that's bubbled to the top above everything else: How can I get my older Mac to support Handoff features? You can't, at least not easily, and that's leading some to trumpet "forced obsolescence." Not so fast. Let's have a look at what's...
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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...
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...
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...
Apple seeds new OS X Yosemite 10.10.2 beta build to developers

Apple seeds new OS X Yosemite 10.10.2 beta build to developers

Apple has started seeding yet another build of the 10.10.2 Yosemite beta today, bumping the build number up to 14C99d. Just like last week's beta build, Apple is asking that developers focus on areas concerning Wi-Fi, Mail, and VoiceOver. Developers should be able to start grabbing the update...
Apple seeds new Yosemite 10.10.2 beta build to developers

Apple seeds new Yosemite 10.10.2 beta build to developers

Apple has started seeding a new build of the 10.10.2 Yosemite beta today. As is usual, it isn't entirely clear what fixes the update brings, but the build number is bumped up to 14C94b and Apple is asking developers to focus on areas concerning Wi-Fi, Mail, and VoiceOver. Developers and those...
Disconnecting from iCloud is scarier than it should be

Disconnecting from iCloud is scarier than it should be

As a long time user of Apple's cloud services dating back to iTools (and even dabbling with AppleLink back in the day), I just assumed that most people used iCloud. Until I started working at an Apple reseller and helping people with their Macs and iOS devices. And that's when I discovered that a...
Apple seeds new beta for OS X 10.10.2

Apple seeds new beta for OS X 10.10.2

Apple has released a new beta for OS X Yosemite 10.10.2 to developers. Apple is asking participants in this beta to focus on Wi-Fi, Mail, and VoiceOver. The previous beta for 10.10.2 was released just last week. You can download the new build, 14C81f, from the Apple Developer Center, as well...
What's on Peter's Yosemite Mac dock right now!

What's on Peter's Yosemite Mac dock right now!

I recently rounded up all the apps I use on my iPhone 6 regularly, and we periodically give you a peek behind the curtain at what we're using to bring you news, tips and info. So here's my roundup of stuff I use on my Yosemite Dock. I'll admit that much of my Dock consists of apps that come...

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