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OS X El Capitan will bring enhancements to Mission Control and window management

OS X El Capitan will bring enhancements to Mission Control and window management

OS X 10.11 El Capitan will feature important changes to Mission Control and app windows. OS X 10.11 El Capitan will feature a number of changes and enhancements to the existing Mission Control feature and app window behaviors. These changes include updated gestures, pop-overs, and more. For...
Spotlight gets contextual search and more in OS X El Capitan

Spotlight gets contextual search and more in OS X El Capitan

Spotlight is getting some new functionality in OS X El Capitan. At WWDC, Apple announced that Spotlight search in OS X El Capitan is getting some new features, including contextual search and search within apps. Spotlight in OS X El Capitan is getting better with a focus on contextual...
Safari in El Capitan

Safari in OS X El Capitan will allow for sites to be pinned to the tab bar

Safari will be getting some new features for OS X El Capitan, including a way to pin sites to its tab bar. During Apple's WWDC 2015 keynote event today, Apple showed off a couple of new features in its Safari web browser that will be included in the upcoming release of OS X 10.11 El Capitan...
Apple announces OS X 10.11 El Capitan; better Spotlight, improved performance, and more

Apple announces OS X 10.11 El Capitan; better Spotlight, improved performance, and more

Apple has announced OS X 10.11 El Capitan on stage at WWDC. Apple has announced OS X 10.11 El Capitan. The El Capitan focuses on experience and performance. These includes improvements to Spotlight, windows management, and Apple's own built-in apps. El Capitan puts some of its focus on...
OX X Yosemite sees 55% adoption rate after 8 months

OS X Yosemite sees fastest adoption rate ever at 55% after 8 months

Yosemite has seen an amazing adoption rate, with 55% of users already using it after only 8 months since its launch. On stage at WWDC 2015, Apple announced that OS X Yosemite has seen the fastest adoption rate of any operating system ever. Currently, 55% of users are running the OS, and that...
How to add recently used apps, docs, and more to your Mac's Dock

How to add recently used apps, docs, and more to your Mac's Dock

Add some more power to your Dock with a Terminal command: Show your recently used apps, documents, and more. You can drag any item from the Finder into your Mac's Dock to access it quickly. But this will quickly clutter your Dock with a lot of stuff that you may still access infrequently....
New beta of OS X 10.10.4 now available for developers and AppleSeed testers

New beta of OS X 10.10.4 now available for developers and AppleSeed testers

Apple has released the latest beta version of OS X 10.10.4 to developers and AppleSeed testers. Developers and AppleSeed testers with the last beta version installed can download the new build now from the Updates section of the Mac App Store. Details on exactly what comes along with OS X 10.10....
MacPaw releases DevMate to help you build and distribute your Mac app

MacPaw releases DevMate to help you build and distribute your Mac app

Popular Mac developer MacPaw has announced DevMate, a new platform for developing and distributing apps outside the Mac App Store. MacPaw, the developer behind apps like CleanMyMac and Gemini, has introduced DevMate, a new development and distribution platform for Mac applications. The goal of...
How would you change Photos for OS X?

How would you change Photos for OS X?

Photos for OS X brings Apple's new, system-live image and video service to the Mac. That meant an end to Apple's traditional photography tools, iPhoto and Aperture, but in their place Photos for OX offers seamless integration with Photos for iOS. That includes sync for both content and edits via...
Stability and security said to be the primary focuses for iOS 9 and OS X 10.11

Stability and security said to be the primary focuses for iOS 9 and OS X 10.11

Apple is said to be planning fewer user-facing feature additions for iOS 9 and OS 10.11, putting a bigger focus on quality and polish. Apple's major software releases for 2015, iOS 9 and OS X 10.11, will reportedly have fewer tentpole features for users than previous upgrades, with Apple...
iOS 9 and OS X 10.11 may take a typography lesson from the Apple Watch

iOS 9 and OS X 10.11 may take a typography lesson from the Apple Watch

Apple will reportedly make their new San Francisco typeface the system font for both iOS 9 and OS X 10.11. San Francisco, the current system font on the Apple Watch, will reportedly also be the system font for both iOS 9 and OS X 10.11. It would replace Helvetica Neue, the current system font on...
How to stop Google Chrome from automatically launching on your Mac

How to stop Google Chrome from automatically launching on your Mac

Tired of Google Chrome launching every time you restart or log in to your Mac? If Chrome is your browser of choice, it can be convenient. If you tried Chrome but switched back to Safari, like I recently did, it can be annoying. I still want to be able to use Chrome from time to time, but I don't...
Oculus Rift

OS X development for the Oculus Rift VR headset is currently on hold

The company behind the upcoming Oculus Rift virtual reality headset has put its OS X development plans on hold for the time being. The consumer version of the Oculus Rift virtual reality headset will need a PC to run, but it won't be one that will use OS X or Linux, at least for now. Oculus VR...
Chrome

Chrome extensions will soon only be available through the Chrome Web Store

Starting in July, the only place Chrome Windows and Mac users will be able to get extensions for the web browser will be from Google's official Chrome Web Store. Google stopped the sideloading of Chrome extensions for Windows users back in May 2014, and only allowed them to be offered via the...
Apple releases new OS 10.10.4 beta to developers and testers

Apple releases new OS X 10.10.4 beta to developers and testers

Apple has released the third developer beta, and second AppleSeed beta of OS X 10.10.4. Following a fresh beta release of iOS 8.4, Apple has rolled out the latest beta of OS X 10.10.4 for developers and AppleSeed testers. As usual, notes on the release are vague, with Apple saying that OS X 10....
Best storage practices for OS X Server and Time Machine

Best storage practices for OS X Server and Time Machine

If you run a Mac server, what's the best way to back up data using Time Machine? That's the question posed to me in this week's Mac Help. Now, I'll extol the virtues of the Mac mini as a home and small business server until my dying day. Sometimes I think I'm the only one, then a question comes...
RAW compatibility update for OS X Yosemite adds support for a slew of new cameras

RAW compatibility update for OS X Yosemite adds support for a slew of new cameras

Apple has issued a new Digital Camera RAW Compatibility update for Mac today that adds support the image format for a slew of new cameras. The update clocks in at version 6.04 and adds RAW compatibility to OS X Yosemite for the following list of cameras: Canon EOS 5DS Canon EOS 5DS R Canon EOS...
Apple releases new OS X 10.10.4 beta to developers and AppleSeed testers

Apple releases new OS X 10.10.4 beta to developers and AppleSeed testers

Apple has released the second developer beta, and first AppleSeed Beta of OS X 10.10.4 Apple notes that OS X 10.10.4 "improves the stability, compatibility, and security of your Mac". Apart from that, there are no specifics about exactly what is to be found in this release. Developers can grab...
Apple releases graphics fix for certain iMac models

Apple releases graphics fix for certain iMac models

Apple has released a graphics update for a number of models of their iMac desktops. The update fixes issues that may cause an iMac to become unresponsive when looking at large JPEG images in Finder or Preview. The problem impacts three iMac models, including the iMac with 5K Retina display....
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...

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