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Topic: Mac OS X

Apple releases iTunes 12.4 with redesigned interface, fixes bugs in OS X 10.11.5

05/16/2016, 01:05 pm

Alongside a slew of other platform updates, Apple on Monday released OS X 10.11.5 -- a maintenance update for OS X El Capitan -- and iTunes 12.4, with an improved interface and a solution for music libraries being silently deleted.


Messaging service WhatsApp launches desktop app for Mac

05/10/2016, 07:05 pm

Popular messaging service WhatsApp on Tuesday debuted its first native desktop client for Mac, introducing users to yet another comprehensive multi-platform solution that will compete with Apple's own Messages product.


Twitter for Mac catches up with iOS & Web via Moments, polls & more

05/04/2016, 03:05 pm

Twitter released an important update to its official Mac client on Wednesday, finally bringing the software's features closer to par with iOS and the Web.


Apple's Mac reaches 9.2% share on the web as Windows PC use sinks to new low

05/02/2016, 02:05 pm

New data from Net Applications shows that Apple's installed base of Mac users now account for 9.2 percent of the conventional PCs used online, as Microsoft's Windows platform falls to a new low among online users.


iMovie for Mac updates with quicker project launch, better range selection

04/28/2016, 05:04 pm

Apple on Thursday released a new version of iMovie for the Mac, bringing several small but useful improvements, including three aimed at launching and browsing projects.


Microsoft appears to be copying Apple's 2014 Continuity Handoff feature for Windows PCs

04/27/2016, 01:04 am

Two years ago, Apple introduced Handoff--part of Continuity--as an innovative solution to a problem nobody had anticipated: how to wirelessly, automatically transition work in progress between a phone and tablet or desktop computer. Now Microsoft appears to be copying the feature for Windows 10.


Apple's website hints 'OS X' to be rebranded as 'MacOS'

04/14/2016, 07:04 pm

Adding to the evidence that Apple is intending to change the name of OS X, the company on Thursday posted an updated webpage referring to the software as "MacOS" instead.


How to install and run Mac apps that don't come from the Mac App Store

04/13/2016, 02:04 pm

Apple has introduced a number of features designed to protect users from malware in OS X, but these tools occasionally go too far when trying to save people from themselves.


Adobe to update Premiere Pro, other CC video apps with VR/360-degree tools & more

04/13/2016, 09:04 am

Adobe on Wednesday announced a slate of impending updates to its core video editing software, Premiere Pro CC, with support for 360-degree and virtual reality videos. In addition, related apps like After Effects CC and Audition CC will also see new improvements.


GarageBand for Mac updates with Music Memos & Logic Remote support, bigger sound library

04/07/2016, 03:04 pm

Apple on Thursday released a new version of GarageBand for the Mac, improving support for recent companion apps on iOS, and greatly increasing the number of samples available to musicians.


How to: Set up PS4's new Remote Play feature on Mac

04/06/2016, 07:04 pm

Sony on Wednesday released a firmware update for its PlayStation 4 console, introducing a long-awaited Remote Play feature that lets gamers use their PC or Mac as a second screen device. AppleInsider shows you how to set it up.


Google Chrome browser to gain support for native OS X push notifications

04/06/2016, 03:04 pm

Google is working on supporting OS X's native push notifications in Chrome, instead of the browser having to use its own notification system, according to a developer on the project.


Apple launches new, experimental Safari Technology Preview browser for developers

03/30/2016, 01:03 pm

Apple on Wednesday launched a new developer-focused, experimental version of Safari for Mac, offering a sneak preview of features that may soon come to the browser for OS X and iOS.


OS X 10.11.4 hidden framework hints Apple could rebrand it as 'macOS'

03/30/2016, 08:03 am

Following the naming conventions of iOS, watchOS and tvOS, Apple's Mac operating system could soon return to the name "macOS," if code spotted in the latest release of El Capitan is to be believed.


Mac owners unable to log in to Messages, FaceTime after OS X 10.11.4 El Capitan update

03/23/2016, 06:03 pm

A number of Mac owners are experiencing issues with iMessage and FaceTime logins after upgrading to the latest version of OS X 10.11.4 El Capitan released Monday, with evidence suggesting a bug in the apps' account activation system.


Apple releases finished OS X 10.11.4 with Live Photos, Notes & iBooks improvements

03/21/2016, 03:03 pm

Apple on Monday released the completed version of the OS X 10.11.4 update for El Capitan, introducing Live Photos support in Messages and AirDrop, and individually encrypted items in Notes.


Apple supplies 7th beta of OS X 10.11.4 with support for Live Photos in Messages

03/15/2016, 01:03 pm

With less than a week to go before Apple's highly anticipated media presentation, Apple has provided developers and public testers with the seventh pre-release beta of OS X 10.11.4, a forthcoming update to El Capitan that will bring new features including encrypted Notes and support for Live Photos.


Adobe's Experience Design CC for Mac looks to simplify app, Web UX and prototyping

03/15/2016, 12:03 am

Developed under the name "Project Comet," Adobe on Monday announced an early release version of Experience Design (XD), a mobile app and webpage user experience and prototyping tool boasting a streamlined interface, hooks into Adobe's line of CC products and numerous preview options.


How to verify checksums when you download an app for your Mac

03/07/2016, 10:03 am

Some Mac users received a nasty surprise last week when it was discovered that a recent version of the open source Transmission BitTorrent client infected their computer with malware -- a situation that may have been avoided with proper precautions.


Malware-infected Transmission 2.9 app threatened OS X users, stopped by XProtect

03/06/2016, 06:03 pm

Users who downloaded the Transmission BitTorrent client on Friday or Saturday are being warned to update to the latest 2.92 version to avoid being targeted by a ransomware that infiltrated an earlier version of the open source software.