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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...
John Siracusa concludes his reign of epic OS X reviews

John Siracusa concludes his reign of epic OS X reviews

After 15 years and 11 Mac OS X reviews, Hypercritical author and Accidental Tech Podcast anchor John Siracusa has announced an end to his epic operating system coverage on Ars Technica. I still love OS X—and I still have many complaints about it. I will certainly talk about OS X 10.11 (...
What we're expecting from WWDC 2015

What we're expecting from WWDC 2015

WWDC 2015 is around the corner. What are you expecting? Apple's Worldwide Developers' Conference, themed "The epicenter of change," will kick off June 8 this year and run a full week, closing on June 12. Here's what iMore's staff is looking forward to seeing from the company's keynote and state...
How to use iCloud's Family Sharing with Photos for OS X

How to use iCloud's Family Sharing with Photos for OS X

You can't sync your entire iCloud Photo Library with your family, but you can still share images with them. While iCloud Photo Library supports syncing your photos, videos, and albums across your own personal devices, it doesn't offer an option to sync everything to a family member's device:...
How to trim and edit videos in Photos for OS X

How to trim and edit videos in Photos for OS X

Don't let the name fool you, Photos for OS X also stores all your videos. Whether you synced them from your iPhone or iPad using iCloud Photo Library or imported the manually, all your movie moments are right there alongside your images. Editing, however, is a different story. While you can trim...
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 smart albums in Photos for OS X

How to use smart albums in Photos for OS X

Need to find a group of pictures quickly? Hook yourself up with Photos for OS X's smart albums. Smart albums have long been a great way to quickly organize your images without the hassle of having to manually add each individual photo. Photos for OS X, like iPhoto before it, has an easy and...
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...
How to use external and referenced libraries with Photos for OS X

How to use external and referenced libraries with Photos for OS X

Your local Photos library may be larger than your computer's hard drive permits, but you can still view it if you have an external drive. We take a lot of photos these days. The iPhone, with its dazzlingly-good camera, is largely to blame for this, but there are plenty of other technology...
Photos for OS X FAQ: What you need to know!

Photos for OS X FAQ: What you need to know!

Our long national iCloud photo-syncing nightmare is over: Photos for OS X, Yosemite's official successor to iPhoto, is now available with OS X 10.10.3. What's changed from iPhoto? What's stayed the same? Read on. You can also check out our super in-depth Photos for OS X Ultimate Guide and iCloud...
How to import your iPhoto Library into Photos for OS X

How to import your iPhoto Library into Photos for OS X

Make Photos for OS X shine — add photos by importing your iPhoto library. Photos for OS X makes it easy for you to import your iPhoto Library into the app. If you just have a single iPhoto Library, Photos will do the work automatically for you. If you have multiple libraries, you'll have to...
Review: Photos for OS X takes the stress out of photo management

Review: Photos for OS X takes the stress out of photo management

After almost a year of teasing, developer releases, and public betas, Photos for OS X is here and ready for action. Like the iMovie, Final Cut, and iWork re-imaginings before it, Photos for OS X has taken the bones of iPhoto and Aperture to create an entirely new photo management program. There...
How to use Photos for OS X: The ultimate guide

How to use Photos for OS X: The ultimate guide

Photos for OS X brings the Mac into the modern age of picture and video management, tying it into both the operating system and the cloud. With Photos for OS X, all the pictures and videos you've taken on your iPhone or iPad, or imported into iPhoto or Aperture, will always be available to you...

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