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Topic: Mac OS X

Apple Watch, AirDrop, iBeacon & Continuity coax advanced features from Bluetooth & WiFi

09/15/2014, 04:09 am

Over the past few years, Apple has released a series of OS technologies that connect devices using Bluetooth, WiFi or a combination of the two wireless technologies. Here's how the new Apple Watch--as well as AirDrop, iBeacon and the new Continuity features of iOS 8 and OS X Yosemite--work to deliver simple, efficient and fast wireless connectivity, in marked contrast to Google's rival efforts for Android.

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VMWare releases Fusion 7 with support for OS X Yosemite and Retina optimization

09/03/2014, 12:09 pm

Virtualization firm VMWare on Wednesday announced the availability of VMWare Fusion 7, the latest release of its popular consumer virtualization package that brings compatibility with Apple's upcoming OS X Yosemite as well as better performance.

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Apple issues first iCloud for Windows beta with iCloud Drive support

09/02/2014, 05:09 pm

Apple on Tuesday sent AppleSeed program members invitations to download and test a new beta version of iCloud for Windows that includes access to the company's upcoming iCloud Drive feature.

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Apple releases 7th preview of OS X Yosemite to developers

09/02/2014, 01:09 pm

The next version of Apple's desktop operating system drew closer to release on Tuesday as the company pushed OS X Yosemite Developer Preview 7 to registered Apple developers.

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Apple releases OS X Yosemite Public Beta 2, new iTunes 12 beta for testing

08/21/2014, 01:08 pm

Apple on Thursday provided members of its public beta program the second test build of OS X Yosemite, while a new build of iTunes 12 for Yosemite is also available.

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Intuit releases redesigned Quicken 2015 for Mac, first new version in 7 years

08/21/2014, 09:08 am

Financial software firm Intuit on Thursday released Quicken 2015 for Mac, the first new version of the company's flagship personal finance and accounting suite to make its way to Apple's desktop platform in over seven years.

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Apple releases Safari 7.1 and 6.2, OS X Server 3.2 betas to developers

08/20/2014, 08:08 pm

Apple on Wednesday seeded the latest Safari 7.1 and 6.2 beta 3 builds and OS X Server 3.2 to developers, asking testers to focus on AutoFill, Smart Search and extensions, among other new features.

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Apple updates pro-level video suite with fixes for Final Cut Pro X, Compressor and Motion

08/19/2014, 07:08 pm

Apple on Tuesday rolled out a point update for its Final Cut Pro for Mac professional level video editing software including a bug fix for Blu-ray handling, which was also applied to new versions of Compressor and Motion.

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Mailbox for Mac hits public beta, adds synced drafts and 'snooze to desktop' feature

08/19/2014, 12:08 pm

Popular iOS email efficiency tool Mailbox is now accessible to select users on Mac for beta testing, with availability set to expand gradually over the coming weeks as the developer gears up for a public launch.

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Rumor: Undisclosed security breach cause of Apple's new Gatekeeper app signing policy

08/18/2014, 10:08 pm

A report on Monday suggests Apple's recently modified OS X app signing policy is the result of an undisclosed Developer Portal security breach that leaked keys for multiple services, including Gatekeeper.

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Apple releases OS X Yosemite Developer Preview 6, Xcode 6 beta 6

08/18/2014, 01:08 pm

Apple on Monday issued its sixth beta releases of OS X Yosemite and Xcode 6 to developers for testing ahead of their scheduled launches this fall, though no new beta of iOS 8 was released.

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Apple releases Safari 6.1.6 and Safari 7.0.6 with security improvements

08/13/2014, 05:08 pm

Apple on Wednesday rolled out updated versions of its Safari Web browser for OS X, bringing fixes for WebKit corruption issues and other security concerns.

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Oculus VR adds Mac OS X support to new Oculus Rift virtual reality SDK

08/12/2014, 03:08 pm

Facebook-owned virtual reality startup Oculus VR on Tuesday announced the availability of version 0.4.1 of its software development kit, bringing developer support for the popular headgear to Apple's desktop operating system.

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Skype temporarily ends support for Macs running OS X 10.5.8 and below [u]

08/07/2014, 11:08 pm

Confirming reports that Skype no longer works with older versions of Apple's OS X, Microsoft on Thursday announced it has ended support for Macs running OS X 10.5.8 Leopard or earlier in Skype's most recent version, though a Leopard-specific variant is on the way.

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First look: Autodesk's SketchBook Pro 7 for OS X

08/06/2014, 08:08 am

Autodesk on Wednesday launched SketchBook Pro 7, the latest version of the company's easy-to-use -- yet feature-rich -- desktop drawing app with new tools, animation options, layer editor enhancements and more.

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Apple notifies developers of ongoing iCloud Drive maintenance, reminds to perform routine backups

08/05/2014, 08:08 pm

Apple on Tuesday sent out emails to developers using OS X 10.10 Yosemite Preview builds, warning them to perform regular backups as the company performs ongoing maintenance of iCloud services, including iCloud Drive.

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Adobe publishes how-to guide for migrating from Apple's Aperture to Lightroom

08/04/2014, 06:08 pm

Taking advantage of Apple's decision to discontinue both Aperture and iPhoto in favor of the upcoming OS X Yosemite app "Photos," Adobe on Monday released a quick reference guide to migrating image files from Apple's program to Lightroom.

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Apple seeds fifth beta versions of iOS 8, OS X Yosemite to developers

08/04/2014, 01:08 pm

Apple on Monday made iOS 8 beta 5 and OS X Yosemite Developer Preview 5 available to registered developers, bringing bug fixes and stability improvements to the company's next-generation operating systems.

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Shazam launches Mac app with always-on listening mode

07/31/2014, 03:07 am

Popular music, TV and ad recognition app Shazam made its way to the Mac on Wednesday with a new app that operates in background to serve up instant matches, with one-click access to lyrics, music videos and iTunes purchasing.

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Apple issues first OS X 10.9.5 Mavericks beta to developers with Safari seeds in tow

07/30/2014, 04:07 pm

Apple on Wednesday pushed out to developers the first beta of the upcoming OS X 10.9.5 Mavericks maintenance update alongside new builds of Safari 7.0.6 and 6.0.6.

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