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Take a closer look at OS X Yosemite's hot new font

OS X Yosemite is a pretty big visual departure from OS X Mavericks, including all new system wide fonts. Might not sound too exciting at first, but Apple has had basically the same font in OS X pretty much forever and changing it up has a much bigger visual effect than we might give it credit for...
iOS developers can get their hands on the Yosemite preview for free

iOS developers can get their hands on the OS X 10.10 preview for free

It appears that iOS developers can now download OS X 10.10 Yosemite without needing a separate OS X developer account. In the past, a Mac developer account has been required to get developer preview software from Apple, and will set you back $99, for a total of about $200 for developers with both...
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Check out Apple's OS X 10.10 Yosemite and iOS 8 previews now!

The WWDC 2014 keynote is done, the dust is settling, and you're no doubt eager to take a more relaxed look at OS X 10.10 Yosemite and iOS 8. Fortunately Apple already has you covered on both parts with its preview pages for both operating systems now live over on Apple.com. There's a lot to...
Apple announces OS X 10.10 Yosemite with new look, better Spotlight, and more

Apple announces OS X 10.10 Yosemite with new look, better Spotlight, and more

Apple announced OS X 10.10 Yosemite today during WWDC 2014. OS X Yosemite features a new design, as well as features like Handoff, which keeps your Mac in communication with your iOS devices, and improved Spotlight search. Below is Apple's official statement on the announcement of OS X 10.10...
OS X 10.10 Yosemite available for developers today, customers getting it this fall

OS X 10.10 Yosemite available for developers today, customers getting it this fall

The beta for OS X Yosemite, announced today at WWDC 2014, will be available to developers today. Customers will get Yosemite this fall for free. Those customers in the OS X Public Beta Program will be able to download and test OS X 10.10 before the consumer release as well, should they be...
Mail in OS X 10.10 included smart markup, MailDrop, and more

Mail in OS X 10.10 includes smart markup, MailDrop, and more

As part of OS X Yosemite, Apple has updated the Mail experience. In addition to the visual update, Mail has some major new feature, particularly MailDrop and Markup. MailDrop is a way of sending large attachments through email. Attachments up to 5GB can be encyrpted and routed to contacts....
OS X Yosemite

Apple officially announces OS X 10.10 Yosemite at WWDC 2014

After much anticipation Apple has today formally introduced the next version of OS X at WWDC 2014 in San Francisco. OS X 10.10 takes on the Yosemite name that was first hinted at by that giant banner of El Capitan in the past couple of days. We're literally just touching the surface right now...
Yosemite

Get a sneaky peek at the new OS X 10.10 before WWDC even begins!

Here it is folks, a sneaky peek at what should be the new OS X 10.10 already loaded up on the WWDC 2014 stage on a pair of iMacs. It's not Mavericks, so that leads us to believe it's the new stuff. There's not a lot to see or talk about, but the dock looks different and there's a new, striking...
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First beta of OS X Mavericks 10.9.4 seeded to developers

It wasn't that long ago that the OS X Mavericks 10.9.3 update was sent to users, but today Apple seeded the first beta of the 10.9.4 update to developers. There's no word right now what's in OS X 10.9.4, but if we had to guess we'd say it's more bug fixes for Mavericks and possibly some back-end...
Apple: iTunes 11.2 /Users folder disappeared because of file permission problem

Apple: iTunes 11.2 /Users folder disappeared because of file permission problem

iTunes 11.2 made the /Users folder disappear temporarily, if you're using iCloud's Find My Mac feature. Apple fixed it with an iTunes 11.2.1 update that appeared later in the day. And now the company has explained the change in a security post. Apple: Upon each reboot, the permissions for...
OS X 10.9.3 review: Is this the Mavericks we've been waiting for?

OS X 10.9.3 review: Is this the Mavericks we've been waiting for?

New Mavericks build corrects long-standing issues. Should you upgrade? Let's find out The latest general release of Mavericks is now available for download from the Mac App Store. It was released to the general public on Thursday after a lengthy beta testing process that began back in early...
How to protect your Mac using FileVault 2 encryption

How to protect your Mac using FileVault 2 encryption

FileVault 2 can protect your drive's data by encrypting the data on your drive. Is it worth using? An administrator password only goes so far to protect your Mac, but what happens if someone circumvents it or boots from another volume? The contents of your Mac will be vulnerable — unless you...
How to save disk space on your Mac by selectively syncing Dropbox folders

How to save disk space on your Mac by selectively syncing Dropbox folders

Try this tip to keep unnecessary Dropbox files from cluttering up your Mac Like many of you, I rely on Dropbox to share files with friends, family and coworkers. When it comes to my coworkers, we have a lot of files we share, and some of them are quite sizable photos and graphics files. I use a...
OS X Security Update

OS X Security Update addresses Safari vulnerabilities and bugs

Apple has issued an OS X security update today that should improve compatibility, stability and security. The bulk of the update is centered around Safari 7.0.3, and has the following changes, per Apple: Fixes an issue that could cause the search and address field to load a webpage or send a...
What's on Richard's Mac dock right now!

What's on Richard's Mac dock right now!

The most frequently accessed apps on my Mac, and why they're there as of April, 2014 Unlike my iPhone and iPad which are used a lot for leisure purposes besides work, my Mac is predominantly work focused. It's where I spend most of my working days and so many of the apps that reside on my dock...
What would the Mac look like with Helvetica Neue as the new OS X system font?

What would the Mac look like with Helvetica Neue as the new OS X system font?

OS X 10.10, code-named Syrah, us currently sprinting its way towards developer beta for WWDC 2014, which kicks off June 2. Syrah is rumored to be getting a Jony Ive-led interface refresh this year, like iOS 7 got last year. That makes a lot of sense, since part of the opportunity cost of iOS 7...
Interested in a flatter OS X interface? Look to iCloud for clues

Interested in a flatter OS X interface? Look to iCloud for clues

It's time for Apple to update OS X with a flatter interface like iOS 7. iCloud gives us an idea of how that may look Based on what I posted last week, it's clear that many of you — like me — want Apple to adopt a more uniform user experience between iOS 7 and OS X — a flatter interface for OS X...
Having Wi-Fi problems on your Mac running OS X Mavericks? Here's a fix!

Having Wi-Fi problems on your Mac running OS X Mavericks? Here's a fix!

Having trouble getting your Mac to reconnect to Wi-Fi after waking from sleep? The problem may be related to Bluetooth, and here's how to fix it As near as I can tell, somewhere along the way after I upgraded to Mavericks, my Retina MacBook Pro stopped working right. It wouldn't reconnect to a...
Does OS X 10.10 need a facelift? The case for a flatter interface

Does OS X 10.10 need a facelift? The case for a flatter interface

Critics against "flattening" OS X say it takes iOSification a step too far. But does it? There's been some talk about OS X 10.10 code-named "Syrah," getting a "flatter" look. System icons would edge more towards how they look in iOS 7, losing some of their three-dimensional quality, and certain...
Heartbleed, the new OpenSSL hack: How does it affect OS X and iOS?

Heartbleed, the new OpenSSL hack: How does it affect OS X and iOS?

An OpenSSL exploit leaves vulnerable countless Internet services that rely on data encryption. Is your Mac or your iOS device vulnerable? OpenSSL is popular open source encryption software used all over the Internet. It's been in the news a lot lately, with a lot of dire warnings about what a...

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