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John Siracusa concludes his reign of epic OS X reviews

After 15 years and 11 Mac OS X reviews, Hypercritical author and Accidental Tech Podcast anchor John Siracusa has announced an end to his epic operating system coverage on Ars Technica.

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Apple issues OS X security update with fix for 'FREAK attack'

Apple has issued a number of new security updates for OS X. The issues addressed in the update include iCloud Keychain and the recent "FREAK attack" SSL/TLS vulnerability.

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Apple issues security update for critical vulnerability in OS X

Apple has issued an update today aimed to address a critical security issue with OS X's Network Time Protocol service. The update is recommended to be installed "as soon as possible" for all users.

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Home Depot switches execs to iPhones, MacBooks as it blames Windows for massive breach

Home Depot's security breach that left 56 million credit card numbers and 53 million customer email addresses vulnerable was blamed by a Windows vulnerability. When executives at the home improvement retailer learned of cause of the breach, those executives were quickly given replacement MacBook laptops and iPhones

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Screenshots showing Microsoft's Outlook 16 for OS X reportedly leaked

Screenshots that allegedly show what Microsoft's next major version of Outlook might look like with OS X have made their way onto the Internet, showing off some moderate user interface changes.

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Fantastical for Mac gets updated, works better with OS X Yosemite

Flexibits has announced a new version of its Fantastical calendar app for the Mac is now available that it claims "fixes all known OS X Yosemite issues".

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64-bit Chrome web browser for OS X to officially launch in November

Google will launch the official, non-beta, 64-bit version of its Chrome web browser for OS X in November, a few months after an early build of the browser was made available on its Canary and Dev channels.

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China is working on a homegrown OS to replace current US solutions

The government of China could launch its own PC desktop operating system sometime in October which could later be extended to smartphones and tablets, in a bid to compete with rival overseas systems from Microsoft, Google and Apple.

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How to enable and disable notification banners on the Mac

OS X's Notification Center puts you in touch with what's happening on your Mac and elsewhere in the world — displaying banners, alerts, badge notifications and lock screen notifications to let you know what's going on. Notification banners — those little bubbles of information that appear in the upper right corner of your screen — can be helpful but they can also be distracting, so here's how you can turn them off.

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Apple releases OS X Mavericks 10.9.5 build 13F18 to developers

Apple is now offering a new build, 13F18, for its upcoming OS X Mavericks 10.9.5 to developers along with testers in the company's AppleSeed program.

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