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How to tell if your Mac has Bluetooth 4.0 (BT LE)

How to tell if your Mac has Bluetooth 4.0 (BT LE)

Some features coming to iOS 8 and OS X Yosemite are dependent on Bluetooth 4.0. Does your Mac have what it takes? There are a lot of cool features coming to iOS 8 and OS X Yosemite this fall. One of the most hotly anticipated is Handoff, which enables you to pick up where you left off in an...
iCloud drive in OS X Yosemite: Explained

iCloud drive in OS X Yosemite: Explained

Need to sync files between Macs, or between Macs, iOS devices and PCs? Look no further than iCloud Drive Steve Jobs famously told the creators of Dropbox that their app was a feature, not a product, and they proved him wrong. Dropbox and other file sharing services have grown to near ubiquity as...
Apple kicks Aperture (and iPhoto) to the curb; are we ready for Photos?

Apple kicks Aperture (and iPhoto) to the curb; are we ready for Photos?

Apple's plan to kill Aperture (and iPhoto) for Photos will cost it goodwill with Mac-using photography pros During the WWDC 2014 keynote presentation Apple showed off a new app for OS X Yosemite currently in development called Photos. It won't be out until 2015, but it looks like it's going to...

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iMore show 412: Yosemite public beta, Q3 2014 earnings

iMore show 412: Yosemite public beta, Q3 2014 earnings

The iMore show brings you everything you need to know about the week in iPhone, iPad, Mac, and Apple! On this episode Rene and Peter talk about the the OS X Yosemite public beta going live today, Apple's Q3 2014 financial results, and allegations of iOS backdoors. Support the iMore show: Go to...
Having Yosemite beta code issues? Here's the fix!

Having Yosemite beta code issues? Here's the fix!

Since Apple opened the doors on its OS X Yosemite public beta, there have been a number of folks having all kinds of issues redeeming their download codes. The program gives you a Mac App Store code to redeem for your copy, but there's a widespread issue that seems to be telling eager testers...
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Apple begins OS X 10.10 Yosemite public beta test

As we reported yesterday, Apple has begun the public beta test for OS X 10.10 Yosemite, as it has invited beta testers to download a build of the next version of its operating system made for its Mac products. Folks who got in – and that should be quite a few, since we just signed up and got in...
How to get ready for the Yosemite Public Beta without risking your Mac

How to get ready for the Yosemite Public Beta without risking your Mac

Starting Thursday, Apple will be sending out invitations for the OS X Yosemite public beta. If you're hoping to be one of the folks who gets it, this is a good time to make sure that your Mac is ready for the big event. OS X Yosemite: Explained First of all, bear in mind that OS X Yosemite is...
OS X Yosemite rumored for October release, possibly with new Mac hardware

OS X Yosemite rumored for October, Retina MacBook Air, 4K desktop along for the ride

It appears that OS X Yosemite may be heading for a late October launch. Given that OS X Mavericks was released around the same time last year, this is not an unreasonable time frame. It also seems that the final release will follow a series of developer previews that will conclude at the end of...
Apple kicking off OS X Yosemite public beta tomorrow

Apple kicking off OS X Yosemite public beta tomorrow

Apple promised a public beta for Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite, and a public beta you shall get. Starting Thursday, Apple will be sending out invitations to test out the next version of OS X. The invites will be going out to the first million people that are signed up through the Appleseed public beta...
OS X 10.10 Yosemite developer preview 4 now available

OS X 10.10 Yosemite developer preview 4 now available

If you're part of the OS X 10.10 Yosemite beta program, you can now grab Developer Preview 4 from the Mac Dev Center. What's in the update is hidden behind the veil of the nondisclosure agreement, but members of the developer preview program can now download and install the latest version of the...
Improving graphics performance on OS X: Is Metal the answer?

Improving graphics performance on OS X: Is Metal the answer?

I've previously discussed Metal in iOS 8 and why it's so important: Because reducing overhead imposed by OpenGL ES means games (and other apps) can run faster and more efficiently on the right iOS hardware. Can the same happen for OS X? Metal and the problem it solves First, let's do a quick...
Yosemite Beta 3

OS X Yosemite preview 3 now available

Developers interested in playing around with OS X 10.10 can now check out the Yosemite preview 3. The latest beta of iOS 8 was also released today, if you're interested in playing with the bleeding edge on the iPhone and iPad side of things. Head on over to the Mac App Store to check for...
Apple advises developers that CloudKit data, including iCloud Drive, Photo Library, and Mail Drop will be wiped on July 7

Apple advises developers that CloudKit data, including iCloud Drive, Photo Library, and Mail Drop will be wiped on July 7

Enjoying the betas for iOS 8 and OS X Yosemite? Just a heads up that Apple has warned developers that a server-side data wipe will be happening on CloudKit public and private databses. This wipe will take place in three days on July 7. Here's the message going out from Apple: Dear...

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