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Disconnecting from iCloud is scarier than it should be

As a long time user of Apple's cloud services dating back to iTools (and even dabbling with AppleLink back in the day), I just assumed that most people used iCloud. Until I started working at an Apple reseller and helping people with their Macs and iOS devices. And that's when I discovered that a lot of people don't. What's more, if they do start using iCloud and later change their minds, Apple makes decoupling from the service absolutely terrifying.

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Apple seeds new beta for OS X 10.10.2

Apple has released a new beta for OS X Yosemite 10.10.2 to developers. Apple is asking participants in this beta to focus on Wi-Fi, Mail, and VoiceOver. The previous beta for 10.10.2 was released just last week.

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What's on Peter's Yosemite Mac dock right now!

I recently rounded up all the apps I use on my iPhone 6 regularly, and we periodically give you a peek behind the curtain at what we're using to bring you news, tips and info. So here's my roundup of stuff I use on my Yosemite Dock.

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Apple seeds new build for Yosemite 10.10.2 beta, focuses on Wi-Fi

Apple has started seeding a new build of the 10.10.2 Yosemite beta this evening. As per usual, it isn't entirely clear what fixes the update brings, but Apple is asking testers to focus on areas concerning Wi-Fi.

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Safari updated to fix sync, password issues on Yosemite

Apple is pushing out an update to Safari on Wednesday, bringing it to version 8.0.1 for OS X Yosemite users. The new update addresses usability, stability, and security.

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How to change default apps on the Mac

When you double-click on a document in the Mac's Finder, an application will automatically open it. But different apps can open the same kind of documents, and somewhere down the road, you may want to change the default opening behavior of specific document types. How can you control which app opens your document?

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Yosemite Save sheet growing too long to handle? Here's the fix!

OS X Yosemite brings a new host of features and functionality to OS X, and some problems as well. One of the more vexing issues that's popped up is a problem that causes the save screen to grow longer and longer until it scrolls right off the bottom of the screen.

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Apple starts seeding OS X 10.10.2 Yosemite beta to developers

Apple is starting to push out its OS X 10.10.2 Yosemite beta to developers today, bringing the build number to 14C68k. The update is now available in the Mac App Store if you're a developer or in the AppleSeed program. Apple did not list the changes that the 10.10.2 beta brings, but the update arrives just days after the release of 10.10.1 earlier this week.

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How to make the Apple Watch's 'San Francisco' your Yosemite system font

San Francisco is a new font you'll be seeing a lot more of in the coming months, thanks to its debut on the Apple Watch. Now the font is available for download and installation on your Yosemite-based Mac, thanks to a new project available on Wells Riley's GitHub page.

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Dropbox warns of issue with Yosemite's Finder, advises update to OS X 10.10.1

Dropbox is reaching out to users to let them know of an issue with OS X Yosemite's Finder integration. Dropbox uses Yosemite's official Finder integration, which might cause a crash when users open or "Save As" a file, or when you first save a file.

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