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Topic: Mac OS X

Hands On: SuperDuper! 2.9.1 backup tool updated for macOS Sierra

01/13/2017, 07:01 pm

AppleInsider continues its ongoing backup tool examination series, and examines long-standing utility SuperDuper! that promises to protect your data with speed and ease of use.

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Apple culture of secrecy claimed to cause Swift lead's exit, but Chris Lattner denies report

01/13/2017, 08:01 am

According to colleagues, Swift developer Chris Lattner reportedly left Apple because of a culture of secrecy within the company -- a claim that Lattner denies.

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Apple issues fourth macOS Sierra beta, second update in less than a week

01/12/2017, 01:01 pm

Apple on Thursday updated its beta macOS for the second time in a week, and has made the fourth beta of macOS Sierra available to developers for evaluation and testing.

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Apple's changes to macOS PDF handling stymie third-party developers, cause data loss

01/03/2017, 09:01 am

Apple's changes to how it handles PDFs in macOS Sierra are causing problems with third-party utilities, with the most profound issue potentially causing the removal of an optical character recognition layer from user's files.

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Disk Drill 3 brings file recovery tools to Mac hard drives

12/28/2016, 03:12 pm

If you don't have a good backup of your Mac, and as a result have lost something important, Disk Drill 3 aims to restore what's gone and try to protect you against future problems. AppleInsider offers a closer look.

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New version of Carbon Copy Cloner fully Sierra compatible, backs up your Mac like it always has

12/27/2016, 07:12 am

The new version of long and storied app Carbon Copy Cloner adds full macOS Sierra support, plus implements features aimed to make using it easier and faster for everybody to use -- AppleInsider delves into the latest version.

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ChronoSync 4.7.1 adds cloud services and smart scanning to automated back up app

12/26/2016, 07:12 am

New features make stand-alone backup app ChronoSync easier and quicker to use -- AppleInsider sees if it can add to, or replace, Apple's Time Machine.

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Spotify macOS client update adds Touch Bar, AirPods auto-pause support

12/23/2016, 10:12 am

Music streaming service Spotify has updated its macOS app, adding both Touch Bar support, and implementation of the auto-pause feature for Apple's wireless AirPods.

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Examined: project management tool OmniPlan 3.6 with Touch Bar support in macOS Sierra

12/17/2016, 10:12 am

Recent Omni Group project management tool OmniPlan has always been one of the best tools for Gantt charts, but the 3.6 update makes good use of the new MacBook Pro's Touch Bar as well. AppleInsider examines the new offering.

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Apple posts first macOS Sierra 10.12.3, iOS 10.2.1, tvOS 10.1.1 betas for developer testing

12/14/2016, 01:12 pm

Wasting no time, Apple has posted the first developer-only betas of macOS 10.12.3, iOS 10.2, and tvOS 10.1.1 just a day after releasing 10.12.2.

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Slack adds group & individual video calls to workplace chat platform

12/13/2016, 03:12 pm

Slack on Tuesday announced the launch of video calling for its popular workplace collaboration platform, which is rolling out to Mac, Windows, and Chrome users over the next few days.

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CrossOver 16 adds Microsoft Office 2013 & 64-bit application virtualization

12/13/2016, 03:12 pm

Windows software solution CrossOver for macOS has updated, and with the update comes full compatibility for the Microsoft Office 2013 suite and 64-bit applications for the first time.

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Adobe Photoshop CC 2017 technology preview brings MacBook Pro Touch Bar controls

12/13/2016, 03:12 pm

As promised at the MacBook Pro release event, Adobe has made available a technology preview version of image editing suite Photoshop CC 2017 for Mac, adding beta versions of contextual touch tools to the Touch Bar.

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Apple releases macOS 10.12.2 with auto-unlock & GPU fixes, Touch Bar screenshot support

12/13/2016, 01:12 pm

Apple on Tuesday issued an update for Sierra, the latest version of macOS, addressing a number of bugs and issues, including fixes for auto-unlock with Apple Watch, graphics processing issues on the latest MacBook Pro hardware, and taking screenshots of the Touch Bar on new models.

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macOS Safari compatibility added to Amazon Prime Video HTML5 streaming, with limitations

12/12/2016, 12:12 pm

Amazon has made a recent change to video distribution methods, with the company adding Apple Safari HTML5 support on macOS, making the browser fully compatible with Amazon Prime Video streaming without plug-ins for the first time.

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Examined: Writing and Markdown tool Ulysses 2.7 for macOS and iOS

12/11/2016, 09:12 am

The Mac and iOS versions of Ulysses got handy, incremental improvements on Wednesday, and AppleInsider puts virtual pen to paper to test them out.

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Apple seeds sixth beta of macOS Sierra 10.12.2 for developers

12/08/2016, 04:12 pm

Apple on Thursday released another developer-only macOS Sierra 10.12.2 beta, the second one in three days, and the sixth overall.

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Apple adds basic support for Touch Bar in beta Web-based iCloud Photo Library

12/05/2016, 09:12 am

Very recently, Apple updated its beta iCloud site with support for the Touch Bar on the 2016 MacBook Pro -- but the support is bug-laden, and not fully implemented.

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Plex makes Media Player free to use for macOS, adds Kodi support for subscribers

12/01/2016, 11:12 am

A highly-regarded media browser and playback tool, Plex Media Player, has exited subscriber-only status, and is now free for Mac users.

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Readdle's popular iOS email client Spark arrives on the Mac App Store

11/30/2016, 03:11 pm

Previously available for iPhone, iPad and Apple Watch, Readdle's hit email client Spark launched on macOS on Wednesday, and is now available as a free download from the Mac App Store.

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