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The rise and fall of Apple's all-in-one machines

Apple's used the all-in-one design for Mac models from day one, but the concept has evolved heavily since 1984.

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How to download apps from the Mac App Store

The Mac App Store is one of the safest and most convenient ways to download software to your Mac.

Apple configures the Mac spectacularly well: Your new computer comes with free, pre-installed software that helps you surf the web, create great-looking documents, edit photos and videos, listen to music and more. But there are thousands of additional applications that you can download through the Mac App Store to give your computer even more capabilities. They run the gamut: utilities, productivity tools, games, and everything else imaginable. Thousands of Mac developers offer apps from the Mac App Store, and they're yours for the taking.

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Getting a 1990 Mac on the 2015 Web

It's been almost 25 years since Apple stopped making the Mac Plus. Can it still access the Internet?

The venerable Mac Plus was one of the most popular models of "classic" Macintosh. Many old-school Mac users remember it fondly. After two decades, can the Mac Plus still access the Internet? One intrepid fan decided to find out.

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When is fixing your Mac just throwing good money after bad?

Does it make sense to fix my old Mac when it breaks, or am I better off buying a new one?

This scenario replays almost every time I go to work at the local Apple retailer: A customer walks in with an older Mac that isn't working right. It happens sooner or later with just about any reasonably complicated device you own, whether it's your car, your washing machine, TV set, or even your Mac. So what's the answer?

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Mac sales keep kicking ass; how does Apple sustain the momentum?

Apple's Mac sales kicked all sorts of ass last quarter. Apple moved 5.52 million Macs last quarter, generating more than $6.6 billion in revenue. So where does Apple go from here?

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Five things you need to know about the new Retina iMac

On Thursday Apple took the wraps off a new 5K iMac — the first desktop Mac to receive Apple's vaunted Retina display treatment. It's a fancy piece of kit, not necessary the best choice for every possible Mac user, but an interesting offering especially if high-end content creation is your bag. You probably have some questions, so here's what you really need to know about the Retina iMac, all in one place.

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What will Apple's September 9th event mean for the Mac?

Apple's let the cat out of the bag: There will be an Apple event in September. It's scheduled for September 9th and it happens at the Flint Center, where Apple historically introduced the Macintosh 30 years ago. It seems like a sure thing that Apple will introduce the iPhone 6, but what role will the Mac play at the event?

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Best Mac apps for instant messaging

There are a lot of instant messaging services out there. There are fewer instant messaging clients that are actually capable of supporting multiple services and protocols. Here are the best for the Mac.

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Is Intel doomed on the Mac?

With apologies to Mark Twain, the reports of Intel's death on the Mac are greatly exaggerated

Former Apple executive Jean-Louis Gassée recently offered his opinion on the future of the Mac. In his blog post Macintel: The End Is Nigh, Gassée predicts the imminent demise of Intel-based Macs. Is he right?

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Mac sales keep booming as Windows PC buyers stay away in droves

Good news for the Mac from Apple's third quarter 2014 earnings: Mac sales were up 18 percent year over year, a new June quarter record: 4.4 million units sold. As a market, Windows PC sales are on the decline, which makes booming Mac sales even more remarkable.

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