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You no longer have to be a beta tester (or work at Apple) to give the new Photos app a spin. The Cupertino crew has released the finished version of its OS X Yosemite 10.10.3 update, which centers around the more powerful and iOS-friendly picture management hub. Yes, you can now kick iPhoto to the...

April 8th 2015 at 12:17pm 0 Comments
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In addition to launching new MacBooks and revealing its smartwatches' release date, Apple has also issued software updates to protect its devices from the FREAK bug. If you recall, the security flaw allows hackers to force weaker encryption on Safari (and Android browser) users visiting certain we...

March 10th 2015 at 6:26am 0 Comments
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While Microsoft is hard at work on the final version of Office 2016 for Mac that'll arrive later this year, it's offering folks who are too eager to wait an early look. The preview version of Redmond's productivity suite is now available for download, serving up Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote an...

March 5th 2015 at 1:17pm 0 Comments
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If you've been anxious to try Apple's Photos app and kick iPhoto to the curb, you now have a (relatively) easy way to do it. The Mac maker has just released the first public beta of OS X Yosemite 10.10.3, which includes the simpler, streamlined imaging tool as a matter of course. This test relea...

March 2nd 2015 at 1:55pm 0 Comments
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If you're disappointed that current emoji characters don't reflect your skin tone, don't worry: Apple is getting ready to accommodate you. Both the latest betas of iOS 8.3 and OS X 10.10.3 include modifiers that let you choose the skin color of some icons. There are more flags, too. And Apple coul...

February 23rd 2015 at 8:58pm 0 Comments
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As a means to further secure your digital life, Apple said today that it's adding two-step verification to FaceTime and iMessage. That still leaves the likes of iTunes and the Apple website vulnerable to ne'er-do-wells who want to remotely access your sensitive info (and have your password), of co...

February 12th 2015 at 9:29pm 0 Comments
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If you're determined to snag Aperture before Apple rides it into the sunset, you'd better do it quickly. Cupertino is now warning photo editing mavens that it's pulling Aperture from the Mac App Store once Photos is available this spring. You should still have the option of restoring your Aperture...

February 11th 2015 at 7:29pm 0 Comments
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By now, you've all heard of Yosemite, the most recent version of OS X. We reviewed it four months ago and since then, millions of people have downloaded it. As it turns out, though, the operating system isn't quite finished: Apple is about to replace iPhoto with a new image editor, simply dubbed "...

February 5th 2015 at 1:05pm 0 Comments
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The latest iTunes is now available for download, and while it won't clothe your old application in a newer, fancier interface, it does come with a convenient new feature. To be exact, it adds an iTunes widget right within the notification center that lets you play, pause and skip songs without acc...

January 29th 2015 at 11:57pm 0 Comments
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You know those unpatched Mac security exploits that Google revealed a few days ago? You probably won't have to worry about them any more. Apple has released OS X Yosemite 10.10.2, a hefty update that fixes those vulnerabilities, which let an intruder hijack your system in the right circumstances....

January 27th 2015 at 3:09pm 0 Comments
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Microsoft isn't the only big tech firm grappling with surprise security flaw disclosures these days. Google's Project Zero security unit revealed at least two unpatched vulnerabilities in OS X (Yosemite appears to have mitigated a third) that theoretically help attackers take control of your Mac....

January 23rd 2015 at 3:33pm 0 Comments