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iBooks Author 2.3 adds support for ePub 3, opens up ebook creation to anyone

iBooks Author 2.3 adds support for ePub 3, opens up ebook creation to anyone

Excuse me while I squeal in excitement. I've been building ebooks for a little under five years now for my various tech-related jobs, and as such, I usually follow the world of ebook-building pretty closely. So, I was pretty psyched to hear a few weeks ago that the newest iBooks update—found in...
Small OS X El Capitan supplemental update corrects issues with 32-bit apps

Small OS X El Capitan beta supplemental update corrects issues with 32-bit apps

Apple has issued a small supplemental to this week's beta releases of OS X El Capitan. The update fixes an issue encountered with 32-bit apps. This update fixes an issue that may cause some 32-bit apps to quit unexpectedly. The update is available through the Mac App Store on machines...
On iOS 9, El Capitan, bugs, and app compatibility (or, please don't be a jerk)

On iOS 9, El Capitan, bugs, and app compatibility (or, please don't be a jerk)

With beta software comes beta responsibility iOS 9 for iPhone and iPad, and OS X El Capitan have just gone into public beta. And that means it's time once again to gently remind everyone—including ourselves!—that Wheaton's Law is in full effect. So, what does that means? Betas are not advanced...
How to partition your Mac to test OS X El Capitan

How to partition your Mac to test OS X El Capitan

OS X El Capitan may be in Public Beta now, but that doesn't mean it's 100 percent stable. If you want to get a taste of El Capitan but don't want to wreck your primary machine, here's how you can install it where it's not likely to cause problems. Whether you're using the Developer Preview or...
OS X El Capitan first look: A smarter, more polished experience for your Mac

OS X El Capitan first look: A smarter, more polished experience for your Mac

OS X El Capitan—El Cap for short—is Apple's upcoming version of the modern Mac operating system. As Snow Leopard refined and advanced Leopard, as Mountain Lion refined and advanced Lion, so too is OS X El Capitan intended to refine and advance last year's OS X Yosemite. That means the focus isn'...
OS X El Capitan public beta begins for Beta Software Program members

OS X El Capitan public beta preview begins

Members of the Apple Beta Software Program are now able get their hands on the first public beta version of OS X El Capitan. This follows the recent release of the third OS X El Capitan developer beta. This is not the first major version of OS X to get the public beta treatment. Prior to its...
Third beta version of OS X El Capitan to developers

OS X El Capitan beta 3 now available for developers

Keeping pace with iOS 9, Apple has released a new beta of OS X El Capitan to developers. This is the third beta version of the software. Developers can grab this updated version from Apple's Mac Developer Resource site, or through the Mac App Store on a machine running the previous build. OS...
OS X Yosemite and trim support: What is it and should you use it?

OS X Yosemite and trim support: What is it and should you use it?

If you've upgraded your Mac with a third-party solid state drive, a new Terminal command in 10.10.4 may improve performance. OS X Yosemite has been updated to version 10.10.4 and with it Apple has surfaced a trim command in Terminal. Trim enables more efficient "garbage collection" on Macs...
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OS X 10.10.4 brings TRIM support for third-party SSDs

Apple has implemented TRIM support on third-party Solid State Drives in OS X 10.10.4, without the need to utilize workarounds or extra software. The move sees Apple expand TRIM support beyond SSDs shipped with Macs, better optimizing hard drives used with OS X, even those bought aftermarket. The...
Apple finally improves OS X networking with 10.10.4 release

Apple finally improves OS X networking with 10.10.4 release

Apple seems to have finally sorted lingering network problems in OS X Yosemite 10.10.4. Amidst iOS 8.4's release and the introduction of Apple Music, Apple on Tuesday also released a point update to OS X Yosemite, 10.10.4. If you've been having problems with flaky networking issues since...
Apple seeds first build of Safari 9.0 to developers

Apple seeds first developer build of Safari 9.0

Apple has released the first developer preview of Safari 9.0. This update is available to developers via the Mac App Store on OS X Yosemite, in the Updates section. Safari 9.0 is expected to be available later this year, and will contain a number of enhancements to the Safari experience. This...
Apple releases OS X 10.10.4 to the public

Apple releases OS X 10.10.4 to the public

Apple has released OS X 10.10.4 to the public. Available now, 10.10.4 addresses a number of issues, including the reliability of networking and Migration Assistant, and improves migrating your iPhone and Aperture libraries to Photos. Below is the full list of improvements and updates in OS X...
How to get Windows to work right on the Mac using Boot Camp

How to get Windows to work right on the Mac using Boot Camp

Getting your Mac to work with Windows can be a multi-step process. Because Macs use the same Intel chips that power many PCs, your Mac can run Windows. Apple even gives you the software to do it: It's called Boot Camp. But putting Boot Camp on your Mac is only the first step. Switch to...
Second developer beta of OS X El Capitan now available for download

Second developer beta of OS X El Capitan now available for download

The second developer beta of OS X El Capitan is now available for download. Apple has released the second beta of OS X El Capitan to developers. It is available through the Mac Developer Center, and can also be downloaded through the Mac App Store for those running the previous version of the...
How to force quit a Mac app that isn't responding

How to force quit a Mac app that isn't responding

If a Mac app becomes unresponsive, you can force it to close. Ordinarily, Mac apps are very well behaved, but everyone once in a while something can go wrong — horribly wrong — and the app will stop responding to any input. Sometimes if you give the Mac a few moments to recover, you'll get back...
How to tell if your Mac will work with OS X El Capitan's Metal

How to tell if your Mac will work with OS X El Capitan's Metal

Wondering which Macs running OS X El Capitan will benefit from Metal? So were we. OS X El Capitan ships this fall but is already in beta. With it comes Apple's Metal framework which will help the Mac display graphics faster by reducing processing bottlenecks. The question is, which Macs will...
OS X El Capitan FAQ: What you need to know!

OS X El Capitan FAQ: What you need to know!

If you have OS X El Capitan questions, we have your answers! OS X El Capitan won't ship until later this fall, but it's been shown off on the WWDC 2015 stage, it's in developer preview and public beta, and we've posted an OS X El Capitan first look, so it's already gotten a lot of attention....
XARA, deconstructed: An in-depth look at OS X and iOS cross-app resource attacks

XARA, deconstructed: An in-depth look at OS X and iOS cross-app resource attacks

Does the Indiana University XARA whitepaper make your head hurt? Here's an in-depth look at what "cross-app resource attacks" actually mean for your iOS and OS X systems. This week, security researchers from Indiana University released details of four security vulnerabilities they discovered in...
Here are all the Macs compatible with OS X El Capitan

Here are all the Macs compatible with OS X El Capitan

Can your Mac run OS X El Capitan? If it's on this list, the answer is yes. The list of Macs that can run the OS X El Capitan beta should look familiar to anyone who's put Yosemite on their Mac. Obviously these system requirements could be subject to change, but right now the list of machines is...
Gruber and Schiller: Our full transcript of The Talk Show at WWDC

Gruber and Schiller: Our full transcript of The Talk Show at WWDC

Read the Gruber/Schiller Talk Show interview in full from last Tuesday. Daring Fireball founder John Gruber sat down with Apple senior vice president of worldwide marketing Phil Schiller at WWDC for a live version of Gruber's podcast The Talk Show. Here, to the best of our ability, is a full...

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