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Topic: Mac OS X

Hands on: Pixelmator Pro 1.1.2 on the Mac is superb even if it still isn't Photoshop

08/03/2018, 10:08 am

Newly updated image editor is gorgeous and capable of just about everything you need. AppleInsider gives up on it ever entirely replacing Adobe's tool -- for now -- but still wishes it would fix some small issues.

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The best Thunderbolt 3 eGPU cases for Mac and Windows users

08/02/2018, 12:08 pm

We've been talking about external GPUs for a while, even before Apple decided to launch official support for the technology. As a result, we've used them all, and have a few we'd like to recommend if you're getting into the technology for the first time.

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Hands on: New video editing abilities make ScreenFlow 8 a Mac professional's must-have tool

08/01/2018, 03:08 pm

ScreenFlow 8 used to be an exceptional tool for recording your Mac's screen and it still is -- but the new update has it knocking at the door of apps like Final Cut Pro for video production. AppleInsider sees if it adds with one hand and takes away with the other.

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How to exploit Apple Mail's patchy but powerful rules to control your email

08/01/2018, 01:08 pm

Apart from one flaw that Apple keeps not fixing, the standard Mail app on your Mac has superb ways to help you manage your messages. AppleInsider works around the flaw and examines the power of automating your inbox.

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Notes of interest from Apple's Q3 2018 conference call

07/31/2018, 05:07 pm

Apple set a new high for the June quarter on the back of a premium-priced iPhone lineup anchored by iPhone X, as well as continued growth in the services segment. Following the publication of its third fiscal quarter 2018 results, the company provided additional detail on the record-setting performance in an earnings conference call.

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Hands on: iA Writer for Mac and iOS claims to be a calming, relaxing text editor

07/31/2018, 01:07 pm

The latest iA Writer won't distract you, won't interrupt, and won't do anything to get in the way of the words you type -- and that can be good and bad simultaneously, depending on your style and what you need. AppleInsider grabs a stress ball and tries it out.

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How to pick the best MacBook or MacBook Pro for any price point

07/31/2018, 12:07 pm

You have to buy what you can afford -- but make sure you're only paying for what matters to you. AppleInsider did the math, and has some recommendations for every price point.

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What's new in macOS Mojave Beta 5: Wallpapers & new eGPU options

07/31/2018, 11:07 am

On Monday, Apple provided the fifth beta of macOS Mojave to developers -- although what changed was not immediately noticeable. After some digging, there is a fair amount added nearly two months since initial tests began.

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Hands On: Setapp's continuing attempt to change the way we all pay for Mac apps

07/30/2018, 04:07 pm

Eighteen months after it launched, AppleInsider re-examines the Setapp subscription service to see if the model works for users -- and what apps have joined it.

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Review: The 2018 MacBook Pro with i9 processor is the fastest laptop Apple has ever made, but it could be better

07/29/2018, 11:07 am

The i9 MacBook Pro is a feat of engineering and design that Apple has carried forward for the last three models, but choices made at the inception of the line are echoing forward to today, cutting back a very little bit on what the computer could be.

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Hands On: uBar for the Mac shrinks your Dock and makes it work harder for you

07/29/2018, 09:07 am

It's a distinctive part of your Mac but the Dock is big and it doesn't do a lot. Now, uBar wants to replace it with a tool that saves space and adds functionality. AppleInsider tries it out.

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Hands On: Designing websites with Sparkle, the spiritual successor to iWeb

07/27/2018, 01:07 pm

Sparkle wants to make it easy for anyone to build a website yet also be comprehensive enough for professionals. AppleInsider builds a site.

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2018 13-inch MacBook Pro review: Apple's lofty promises are finally realized

07/27/2018, 11:07 am

The true realization of Apple's ultra-thin, ultra-powerful professional-grade notebook has finally arrived, elevated to greatness by the maturation of USB-C, the fixing of a flawed keyboard, and the polish of an increasingly versatile macOS platform.

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How to install Mojave on unsupported Macs

07/25/2018, 02:07 pm

You'll need a very good reason and it'd be best if you didn't do it on your main Mac. However, installing Mojave on some older Macs can be done -- and fairly easily. AppleInsider explains if you really must know.

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Infections of macOS trojan 'Calisto' discovered two years after initial release

07/25/2018, 11:07 am

Security researchers have recently discovered infections of macOS malware named "Calisto," one that was seemingly developed in 2016 and may have been a precursor to the "Proton" macOS trojan that started to circulate in 2017.

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Tested: Apple's patch fixes the thermal slowdowns in the 2018 i9 MacBook Pro

07/24/2018, 04:07 pm

Apple's patch on Tuesday seems to fix most -- if not all -- of the clock speed excursions that the 15-inch MacBook Pro was experiencing when under load. AppleInsider delves into the situation, runs the numbers in some real-world applications, and talks about what led us to this point.

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How to choose between notepads, text editors, and word processors for your Mac or iPad

07/24/2018, 03:07 pm

You have a preposterous and daunting range of choices for apps to write in on Macs or iOS. It's great to have the choice and today's tools are superb but AppleInsider shows you how to figure out what's best for you -- and what will just waste your time.

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BetterTouchTool is the app the MacBook Pro with Touch Bar needs

07/20/2018, 11:07 am

BetterTouchTool is a venerable app that has always brought countless tools to any Mac with a trackpad. Add it to a MacBook Pro with Touch Bar, though, and you could become a fan of that little OLED strip. AppleInsider checks it out.

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Top 5 utilities that every new Mac user needs

07/19/2018, 01:07 pm

They're not your everyday workhorse apps like a word processor or spreadsheet, but these extras are what makes it worth having a Mac. AppleInsider picks the utilities that pack the most punch.

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Happy birthday to Apple's iCal, which immortalizes its July 17 release date in an icon and emoji

07/17/2018, 09:07 am

Apple unveiled iCal to the world on July 17 2002 -- a date that lives on in a macOS icon even if the app isn't called that anymore.

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