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Topic: Mac OS X

Apple issues fourth beta of macOS Sierra 10.12.6

06/19/2017, 01:06 pm

On Monday afternoon, Apple released an update to just one of its eight currently running OS betas, and unveiled the fourth beta of macOS Sierra 10.12.6

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E3 2017: 'Hitman,' 'Ark: Survival Evolved,' 'The Pillars of the Earth' coming soon to Mac

06/15/2017, 02:06 pm

Three games are preparing to launch on Mac this summer, with 'Hitman' arriving on June 20, 'Ark: Survival Evolved' leaving Early Access after two years with a full release on August 8, and the first part of 'The Pillars of the Earth' game adaptation shipping August 15.

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Hard drive and SSD status monitor utility SMART Alec coming from OWC for macOS in July

06/14/2017, 04:06 pm

Long-time Mac upgrade vendor OWC will soon launch SMART Alec, a utility to keep an eye on the health reporting data from SSDs, hard drives, and Fusion Drives connected to a Mac.

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E3 2017: Mac games 'Fortnite,' 'Railway Empire,' 'Tropico 6,' 'Unto The End,' 'Tunic' announced

06/14/2017, 02:06 pm

This year's E3 conference included a number of Mac-related gaming announcements, including highly anticipated titles "Fortnite," "Railway Empire," "Tropico 6," "Unto The End," and "Tunic."

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High Sierra leaves Microsoft Office for Mac 2011 behind, 2016 edition needs updating

06/13/2017, 12:06 pm

A support document published by Microsoft, and some AppleInsider testing, shows that while the newer versions of the office productivity suite will mostly work with High Sierra now, the current version does not -- and older versions are getting left behind.

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Inside High Sierra: HEVC promises to keep quality high, file sizes low for videos, photos

06/12/2017, 03:06 pm

Support for HEVC, also known as H.265, was announced at the WWDC Keynote by Apple Senior Vice President Craig Federighi. AppleInsider examines the technology from a user's standpoint, said to be needed to as well keep 4K videos down to a manageable size.

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First look at Apple's external GPU developer's kit for the macOS High Sierra beta

06/08/2017, 07:06 pm

Apple's external GPU developer's kit is shipping, and AppleInsider takes an examination of the contents, and delves a bit into compatibility.

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GarageBand for Mac update adds Touch Bar support, more virtual drummers

06/08/2017, 12:06 pm

Apple on Monday released an update for GarageBand on Mac, adding Touch Bar support to the music creation software, with other additions including a design refresh to make the audio tool easier to use, three new drummers, and more drum loops to be added to a user's composition.

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Inside macOS 10.13 High Sierra: APFS benefits end users with space, speed

06/08/2017, 12:06 pm

Apple's next-generation APFS has made its way to macOS High Sierra after an official debut on iOS 10.3, and with it comes essentially instant file copies, better efficiency for greater overall speed, and fine-tuning of read and write operations boosting system performance.

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Apple announces WWDC17 Apple Design Award recipients, and we talked to them about their apps

06/07/2017, 02:06 pm

This years' Apple Design Awards recipients spanned the globe, ranging from novel games designed by a single developer to larger productions developed across a staff of full time coders and artists.

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DirecTV Now dropping Safari support for browser streaming in favor of Chrome exclusivity

06/07/2017, 12:06 pm

AT&T's DirecTV Now has started to warn users of its Internet TV service that it will stop supporting Safari on Mac for streaming video at the end of June, with subscribers advised to switch to Google Chrome if they want to continue streaming through a browser on the Mac desktop.

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Official Apple user support for external Thunderbolt 3 GPUs not coming until Spring 2018

06/07/2017, 09:06 am

While Apple did announce official support for Thunderbolt 3 eGPU implementations, a footnote nestled deep in the High Sierra preview page declares that user support in a non-beta fashion won't be available to users until Spring 2018.

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High Sierra runs on all Sierra-capable hardware, starts process to kill 32-bit apps

06/07/2017, 09:06 am

In a series of sessions at WWDC, Apple amplified that any Mac that is capable of running Sierra can run High Sierra -- but a shift away from 32-bit apps will start with the new version of the operating system.

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Apple eGPU dev kit requires external monitor, nothing unique about graphics card or enclosure

06/06/2017, 10:06 am

Apple has started taking orders for its external GPU developer's kit for examination with macOS High Sierra, but the Apple software available to the wider user base until spring 2018, as released still has major caveats, and mandates an external monitor or VR kit for use.

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Apple announces support for external graphics cards, virtual reality platforms in macOS High Sierra

06/05/2017, 02:06 pm

Coming this fall as a free upgrade, Apple's new macOS 10.13 High Sierra platform will include support for external graphics cards over Thunderbolt 3, giving systems enough power to support high-end gaming and popular virtual reality platforms.

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Apple refining macOS 10.12 Sierra in new High Sierra 10.13 revision

06/05/2017, 02:06 pm

Seemingly similar to Apple's development philosophy from Leopard to Snow Leopard, Apple's new macOS 10.13 High Sierra will continue to enhance ideas and shifts in the operating system fro 10.12 Sierra, alongside a slew of new features and enhancements.

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Death knell sounds for last 17-inch MacBook Pro model, will be added to obsolete list June 30

05/28/2017, 09:05 pm

Effective June 30, Apple will add the last of the 17-inch MacBook Pros to its running list of vintage and obsolete products, ending a lineage of large-screen portables that began in 2003 with the 17-inch G4 Powerbook.

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Apple issues minor updates for Final Cut Pro and iMovie

05/25/2017, 11:05 pm

Apple on Thursday released a pair of updates for Final Cut Pro and iMovie, addressing a handful of problems and improving the overall stability and performance of both video editing apps.

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QuarkXPress 2017 expands layout tech, brings non-destructive image editing

05/24/2017, 11:05 am

Quark on Wednesday launched QuarkXPress 2017, the latest edition of its design and publishing suite for the Mac, with a heavy focus on publishing for multiple platforms including iOS.

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Intel making Thunderbolt 3 royalty-free for manufacturers in 2018 [u]

05/24/2017, 10:05 am

Thunderbolt has never seen a great deal of market penetration, but that may be about to change with Intel natively integrating Thunderbolt 3 into future CPU models and making the protocol royalty-free to chipmakers in 2018.

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