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Earlier this week we covered many of the new icons users can look forward to in OS X Yosemite. As opposed to iOS 7, the iconography in Yosemite is rather impressive. Instead of blindly adhering to a flat design aesthetic, OS X Yosemite's icons appear a bit more nuanced and elegant, seemingly an in...

June 5th 2014 at 9:00am 0 Comments
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Preview is often overlooked by users who have yet to delve into the many features of the OS X app. Its name, "Preview," suggests it is only a document viewer, but it has editing capabilities that allow you do much more than merely read a file. One useful feature is the ability to move pages fro...

April 1st 2014 at 11:00am 0 Comments
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I banged the drums for OS X iBooks for years. Now, finally, Apple delivered. OS X Mavericks includes a desktop version of Apple's signature e-book-reading app. And after finally getting the iBooks I asked for, I've discovered that it's sadly not the iBooks I wanted. If anything, the desktop iBooks...

January 7th 2014 at 9:15am 0 Comments
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One of my favorite features of Mountain Lion to demonstrate so far has been the iCloud Document Library. This is a way to store your iWork, TextEdit, and Preview documents in iCloud so that they are immediately accessible from other Macs on the same iCloud account as well as on connected iOS de...

July 25th 2012 at 10:30pm 0 Comments
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You've probably heard about the biggest features of the new OS X, Mountain Lion, by now: Apple's implementing some popular iOS features like Notifications, Game Center, and Reminders on the desktop OS. But unless you've actually played with the OS for a little while (which would mean you're a deve...

February 23rd 2012 at 6:30pm 0 Comments
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The latest developer seed build of the next version of the Mac's OS is available for download. OS X 10.7.2 build 11C55 is on Apple's servers, and it reportedly includes iCloud beta features for testing. As always, we remind developers and testers to read the release notes carefully before ins...

September 11th 2011 at 9:30pm 0 Comments
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Mac OS X's Preview app has come a long way since its humble beginnings as a PDF viewer. AppleInsider reports that in the latest build of Lion, Preview has received a UI overhaul and added some pretty cool new features. For example, Preview will act as a Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint vie...

April 23rd 2011 at 7:00am 0 Comments
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Late last month, a troubling font issue came to light after Apple rolled out version 10.6.7 of Mac OS X. The update appeared to cause problems with the printing and PDF handling of OpenType PostScript fonts. Apple has not officially acknowledged the problem, but a growing thread on Apple's disc...

April 21st 2011 at 4:00am 0 Comments
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There's a thread on Apple's Discussions boards suggesting that Mac OS X 10.6.7 introduces issues with OpenType PostScript fonts when it comes to printing and PDF handling. Kurt Lang writes: "As soon as you install 10.6.7, OpenType PostScript fonts are indeed broken... [the issue] is confined to...

March 28th 2011 at 12:00pm 0 Comments