OS X RSS Feed
How to use AirDrop with older Macs

How to use AirDrop with older Macs

We love AirDrop, which allows people to wirelessly share files between their Macs and iOS devices. But, as with Continuity's other features, pre-2012 Macs are feeling a bit left out. Sadly, there's no way to convince an older Mac to share a file with your iPhone or iPad, but you can transfer...
How Apple keeps your Handoff data private and secure

How Apple keeps your Handoff data private and secure

Handoff is part of Continuity, which is designed to make iPhones, iPads, and Macs work together more quickly, easily, and seamlessly than ever before. Rather than putting the same interface across all their devices, or making the web the center of the universe, Handoff is keeping things personal...
Apple releases OS X 10.10.1

Apple releases OS X 10.10.1 with Wi-Fi reliability fixes and more

Apple has released the latest update for OS X Yosemite, version 10.10.1. It contains a number of fixes and improvements to Yosemite You can find OS X 10.10.1 in the Updates section of the Mac App Store. This update fixes Wi-Fi issues with Yosemite, as well as connections with Microsoft...
Getty Images Stream

The Getty Images Stream photo app is now available for OS X Yosemite

After a release earlier this year for the iPhone and iPad, Getty Images now has a version of its Getty Images Stream app available for OS X Yosemite owners to download for free. Like the iOS app, the OS X Yosemite version of Getty Images Stream allows users to browse and view through the...
EFF ranks iMessage, Facetime more secure than mass market competitors

EFF ranks iMessage, Facetime more secure than mass market competitors

The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) has issued security rankings for several popular communication platforms, including Apple's iMessage Google's Hangouts and Skype from Microsoft. Both iMessage and Apple's FaceTime were named as the best mass market options for secure messaging according to...
OS X Yosemite in 6 minutes: Everything you need to know

OS X Yosemite in 6 minutes: Everything you need to know

OS X 10.10, better known as Yosemite, is Apple's latest, greatest operating system for the Mac. It includes a new, flatter, more vibrant design, continuity to create a seamless experience with iPhone and iPad, extensibility to let developers hook their apps into the system, and a host of other...
iMovie for Mac

iMovie for Mac gets dressed up for OS X Yosemite

Now that OS X Yosemite is rolling out to everyone we're seeing app updates galore start to roll in. Apple's own iMovie is among the first batch and with version 10.0.6, which is rolling out as we speak, things have been given a full makeover in line with the visuals of Yosemite. So it looks...
On Yosemite GM 3 or Public Beta 6 and wondering how to update to final release?

On Yosemite GM 3 or Public Beta 6 and wondering how to update to final release?

If you're already running OS X Yosemite gold master release candidate 3 (GM 3) or public beta 6 (PB 6), you won't need to update to the final release version in the Mac App Store (MAS). While there are minor differences in build numbers between the versions, Apple is considering both GM 3 and PB...
Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite now available to download

Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite now available to download

As noted by Apple CEO Tim Cook at Apple's Special iPad and iMac event, Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite is now available for free through the Mac App Store. It took a while after the announcement for the update to filter through, but it has now arrived, bringing along of ton of improvements and new...
How to use Spotlight on OS X Yosemite

How to use Spotlight on OS X Yosemite

Apple's powerful Spotlight search feature in OS X indexes your hard drive and even searches the web. But in OS X Yosemite it's more powerful than ever. From searching your iTunes library for a track or movie to finding a yellow page listing in a snap, there's a lot to like about the new Spotlight...
Apple announces OS X Yosemite available today!

Apple announces OS X Yosemite available today!

At the special event today in Cupertino, Apple has finally answered one of the burning questions we've had about OS X Yosemite since June when WWDC rolled around; when can we get it? The good news is that's been put to bed now and you'll be pleased to know that you can get it today! As with...
2014 iPad and Mac event preview: What we will - and won't - see tomorrow!

2014 iPad and Mac event preview: What we will - and won't - see tomorrow!

Apple's fall iPad and Mac event is right around the corner, and there's plenty the company could choose to show off to the world on Thursday morning. OS X Yosemite is a lock, and perhaps iOS 8.1 as well. New iPads seem certain, as do new Macs. Like always, the real stories will be in the details...
Apple releases sixth OS X Yosemite public beta

Apple releases sixth OS X Yosemite public beta

Apple has released the sixth public beta of OS X Yosemite. Users of the previous public beta versions of Yosemite can go to the Downlaods section of the Mac App Store to get this latest release. OS X Yosemite is expected to be released this Thursday at Apple's special event. Apple has also...
Apple releases third GM candidate of OS X Yosemite to developers

Apple releases third GM candidate of OS X Yosemite to developers

Apple has today pushed out a third GM (Golden Master) candidate of OS X Yosemite to registered Mac developers. The update comes just a week out from Apple's special event in Cupertino where it's expected that we'll see official launch information for the latest version of OS X. Developers can...
OS X Yosemite design language: Explained

OS X Yosemite design language: Explained

Back in October of 2012, senior vice president of industrial design, Jony Ive, became the person in charge of all design at Apple, both hardware and software. As a result, iOS 7 got a down-to-the-pixel interface update that set the iPhone and iPad up for the future, but left years of "back to the...
Apple: Most OS X users safe from 'Shellshock' exploit, patch coming quickly for advanced Unix users

Apple: Most OS X users safe from 'Shellshock' exploit, patch coming quickly for advanced Unix users

Apple is aware of the recently discovered bash exploit nicknamed Shellshock, and is working quickly to provide a software update for OS X, the operating system that runs on the Mac. The vast majority of OS X users are not at risk to recently reported bash vulnerabilities," an Apple...
OS X  Yosemite

OS X Yosemite Beta 7 out now

Devs and other eager Mac users should keep an eye out for the latest build of OS X Yosemite. Beta 7 is rolling out steadily to users right now. Just check the Mac App Store on a machine running an earlier version to see if you're ready to upgrade. If you're hankering to give this a shot, you...
Second OS X Yosemite public beta released

Second OS X Yosemite public beta released

Good news for users of the OS X Yosemite public beta: beta 2 is now available. The fresh update brings the public beta inline with the latest version of the Yosemite Developer Preview. The first edition of the Yosemite Public Beta was released late last month, bringing a taste of the next...
mavericks

Apple releases OS X Mavericks 10.9.5 build 13F18 to developers

Apple is now offering a new build, 13F18, for its upcoming OS X Mavericks 10.9.5 to developers along with testers in the company's AppleSeed program. Since this is a pre-release update to OS X Mavericks 10.9, user who are eligible to download and install this build on their Mac will need to...
OS X Yosemite developer preview 6 now available, developers, go get it!

OS X Yosemite developer preview 6 now available, developers, go get it!

Apple has released the sixth developer preview of OS X Yosemite. You can download DP 6 from the Mac App Store on a Mac running an older developer preview of Yosemite, as well as from the Mac Developer Center. This version is only for registered developers. However, Yosemite is also available...

Pages