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Notice that your MacBook battery level is falling at an alarming rate? Want to find out which apps are causing the power to drain? There are two easy ways to identify apps that are consuming the battery in your MacBook Pro or MacBook Air. First, you can select the battery icon in your OS X menu b...

March 20th 2014 at 11:00am 0 Comments
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I've been doing a lot of Mac development recently. This means I often need to screen share to my headless OS X Mountain Lion system for testing. This morning, I was updating my folderol app to add features for folder tagging. I had to make sure that those Mavericks-only features wouldn't show up w...

February 10th 2014 at 7:00pm 0 Comments
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2013 was a huge year for Apple, both in terms of hardware and software. iOS got a massive facelift and OS X broke free of the cats for the first time ever, while the Mac Pro got new life and the iPads continued their commanding lead in the consumer tablet space. But not all of Apple's product line...

December 24th 2013 at 7:00pm 0 Comments
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Just a few days after releasing OS X 10.9.1, 9to5Mac relays that Apple yesterday seeded OS X 10.9.2 to developers. One of the more welcome additions to the impending update is the inclusion of FaceTime Audio functionality. Apple first introduced FaceTime Audio with the release of iOS 7, and now it...

December 20th 2013 at 2:00pm 0 Comments
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Apple has released OS X 10.9.1. The update is the first major update for OS X 10.9 Mavericks since it shipped in October. It includes a number of fixes for mail issues in Mavericks, including improved support for Gmail in OS X's Mail app, Smart Mailbox improvements and improvements to group contac...

December 16th 2013 at 4:27pm 0 Comments
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OS X Mavericks has gotten off to a good start for Apple, with generally positive reviews and a high adoption rate. Part of this is no doubt due to the fact that it's free. But that doesn't lessen the operating system's great features, like tabbed Finder windows, iBooks and Maps. This got many of...

November 22nd 2013 at 8:15am 0 Comments
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Just before the weekend, Apple seeded the first build of OS X Mavericks 10.9.1 developers. The first "X.X.1" builds are usually released fairly quickly -- and are always hotly anticipated by users -- to fix glaring and frustrating bugs that ship in the gold master version of a new major OS X relea...

November 18th 2013 at 1:30pm 0 Comments
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There hasn't been any fanfare about this, but if you are using Mavericks, you now have a universal dictation feature that doesn't require an internet connection. Dictation made its debut in Mountain Lion and required an internet connection so your speech could be processed on an Apple server and...

November 5th 2013 at 8:00am 0 Comments