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1984: How Apple's TV ad changed everything, and why 2014 won't be anything like it either

Thirty years ago today Apple advertised the Macintosh nationally for the first time. That's a footnote that in and of itself isn't remarkable, but it's how they did it that everyone remembers: the 1984 ad. Thirty years on, the 1984 ad is still remembered as one of the best TV ads of all time. But why?

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The many faces of the Macintosh: Which is your favorite?

In its 30 years of life, the Macintosh has gone through many iterations, from the original beige box with integrated black and white screen to massive tower systems, the colorful and friendly iMac and the mysterious black-clad new Mac Pro.

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Our fondest memories from 30 years of the Mac - what are yours?

This week marks the 30th anniversary of the Macintosh. We thought it'd be fun to take a trip down memory lane to remember the first Mac we ever owned or used, and we want to hear from you too. So once you've had a chance to read our memories, post some of your own in the comments!

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Six great Mac games to play over Christmas break

With the Christmas holiday upon us tomorrow, some of us may find ourselves with a bit of extra time on our hand this weekend. So I've rounded up a few fun new diversions for your Mac that you can download and play over Christmas break without breaking the bank - I've kept it to less than $20.

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Aspyr Greatest Hits Bundle costs $39.95 through Monday

Mac game publisher Aspyr and Macgamestore.com have collaborated to release the exclusive Aspyr Greatest Hits Bundle, a collection of four games for the Mac that separately would have cost $120, but together are priced at $39.95. If you want it, act now, because the deal only runs through Monday, December 9, 2013.

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Mail Pilot for Mac "Public Preview" released

Mindsense has released a public preview version of its Mac e-mail client Mail Pilot. The public preview is free to use while the product is still in development.

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FileMaker 13 makes it easier to deploy databases to the Web and iOS

FileMaker on Tuesday announced FileMaker 13, the newest version of their database software for OS X, Windows, iOS and the Web. More than 50 new features have been added, including dramatically improved web deployment.

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CPU vs. RAM vs. SSD: Which Mac upgrades should you get?

You've decided what Mac to get, but firing up the Apple online store web site presents you with myriad customization options. You can often have a faster or more capable CPU installed, have more RAM put in, or upgrade storage capacity. Which upgrades make the most sense?

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iWork apps for Mac updated with toolbar customization, new transitions, and more

A day after Apple updated iMovie, the company has released updates to its iWork '13 Apps: Keynote, Pages, and Numbers. The new apps are available for download immediately to the software update system preference and the Mac App Store.

Keynote:

Pages:

Numbers:

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iMovie for Mac updated with older video card fix, updating improvement

Apple has posted an updated version of iMovie 10, the new version of iMovie for Mac that was released last month. iMovie 10.0.1 is a maintenance update that's available through Software Update, via the Mac App Store.

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