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Topic: Mac OS X

Apple poaches ex-Amazon, HP executive for growing software team

04/06/2018, 06:04 pm

Apple has made a second big hire in a week, with the latest being an HP executive who was previously the chief technology officer of the "Lab126" devices group at Amazon and a vice president of software for the Kindle ecosystem.

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macOS 10.13.4 update breaks Duet Display, Air Display & USB DisplayLink drivers

04/04/2018, 12:04 pm

Apple's recent macOS 10.13.4 update is causing some havoc among people using screen extenders like Duet Display and Air Display, as well as USB DisplayLink-connected monitors.

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Stop panicking about Apple's rumored switch from Intel to its own chips in the Mac

04/04/2018, 09:04 am

A lot has been made about Apple's possible shift to the A-series processor in the Mac starting in 2020 -- but this isn't the first time that Apple has convinced a generation to change hardware architectures.

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Adobe updates Premiere Pro CC, After Effects CC, more ahead of NAB

04/03/2018, 08:04 pm

Ahead of the NAB show this weekend, Adobe on Tuesday issued annual updates to its video-centric Creative Cloud software suite, bringing an assortment of enhancements to videographers, sound designers and other creative professionals who rely on the company's tools.

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Apple planning to ditch Intel chips in Macs for its own custom silicon in 2020

04/02/2018, 02:04 pm

Apple is expected to ditch Intel's x86 architecture using its own chips in the Mac as soon as 2020, with the fruits of project "Kalamata" similar to a move that it has pulled twice before.

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Apple's Business Manager provides web-based IT management, launches this spring

04/01/2018, 12:04 am

In a move that flew under the radar with this week's iPad launch and education announcements, Apple began the quiet promotion of a new web-based business management platform to deploy and manage iOS, macOS, and tvOS devices.

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Apple details eGPU support in macOS 10.13.4 High Sierra, notes no Nvidia support

03/30/2018, 10:03 am

The release of macOS 10.13.4 brings with it official external GPU support by Apple, but the company is recommending specific enclosures/chassis and cards, excluding ones some people might hope to use.

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Apple debuts macOS High Sierra 10.13.4 with Business Chat and eGPU support

03/29/2018, 07:03 pm

Apple today updated macOS to version 10.13.4, bringing new features like Business Chat in Messages and support for external GPU (eGPU) enclosures to Mac users.

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iMac Pro's Space Gray Magic Keyboard, Magic Mouse 2, Magic Trackpad 2 now available individually

03/27/2018, 12:03 pm

After four months of only being available to iMac Pro owners, the Magic Keyboard with Numeric Keypad, Magic Mouse 2, Magic Trackpad 2 are available to all.

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Apple's Swift developers discuss enhancements coming in Swift 4.1

03/20/2018, 05:03 pm

Members of Apple's Swift Core team made a special appearance on the Swift Unwrapped podcast to discuss enhancements being rolled out as part of Swift 4.1 and how the company is expanding upon its efforts to engage with the community.

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Details of macOS High Sierra 10.13.4 with official eGPU support prematurely hit French App Store

03/20/2018, 09:03 am

The French app store let the High Sierra release notes slip a little early, suggesting that the most recent beta is extremely close to release and will include official support for external GPU technology.

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Apple issues sixth macOS High Sierra 10.13.4 beta to developers for testing

03/19/2018, 05:03 pm

Apple on Monday released the sixth developer beta for macOS High Sierra 10.13.4, one week after a fifth evaluation version was made available for testing.

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Thunderbolt, Thunderbolt 2 eGPU compatibility purged from macOS High Sierra beta 5

03/14/2018, 10:03 am

Monday's update to the High Sierra 10.13.4 beta has continued to advance external GPU technology, but at a cost -- older hardware using Thunderbolt 2 including the cylinder Mac Pro -- are out out luck at present.

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'Calendar 2' returns to Mac App Store after Apple takedown, developer to put cryptocurrency mining proceeds toward improved features

03/13/2018, 08:03 pm

Popular scheduling app "Calendar 2" returned to the Mac App Store on Tuesday after an earlier version of the software sparked concern over its integration of a cryptocurrency miner, with developer Qbix confirming Apple pulled the software citing excessive resource utilization.

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Hands on: visual clipboard manager Paste 2 is updated for the Mac and comes to iOS

03/13/2018, 01:03 pm

You probably need an app like this, but the unique features in Paste 2 could push you all-in on the idea, or force you out completely.

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Hands on: Fine tune apps that launch on your Mac at boot with Startupizer 2

03/13/2018, 09:03 am

Mac users who need to manage apps that load at startup, but want greater control than macOS' existing settings can offer need to look at Startupizer 2, a tool providing extensive and flexible organization of when an app launches after logging in, or in some cases, if an app will load at all.

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Hands on: Agenda 2.0 for Mac is a beautiful new notes app with unique calendar features

03/12/2018, 02:03 pm

Sometimes, a new and fresh look at what a class of app can do is what you need to like an app, but it can also be a turn-off if it lacks something you need.

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Hands on: Use A Better Finder Rename 10 on your Mac to wrangle file names

03/11/2018, 12:03 pm

A Better Finder Rename is a tool akin to a sledgehammer for file name changes on the Mac, but used precisely, sometimes a big hammer is what you need.

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Hands on: Tighten up the creep of Menubar apps in macOS with Bartender 3

03/09/2018, 11:03 am

Bartender, by Surtees Studios, can make your Mac Menubar work harder for you in with a cleaner presentation -- but not all apps play nice.

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Hands on: Things 3.4 for Mac and iPhone connects apps to generate To Do tasks faster

03/08/2018, 12:03 pm

If you're willing to adjust and learn a few tricks, the new tools in Things 3.4 are a boon for both you and developers of your favorite apps.

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