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Topic: Mac OS X

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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Hands on with Apple's new Unicode 11 emoji coming later this year

07/16/2018, 06:07 pm

Apple on Monday previewed a new set of emoji coming later this year to iOS, watchOS and macOS. Take a sneak peek at the more than 70 new characters you can expect to see on your Apple device in this video.

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Apple says the 2018 MacBook Pro keyboard doesn't improve reliability, and that's not great

07/13/2018, 09:07 am

While repair data collated by AppleInsider continues to suggest that Apple has made some reliability improvements in the MacBook Pro keyboard in the past year, there appears to be no changes made to the third generation butterfly switch keyboard beyond a quieter typing experience -- but there should have been.

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Maxed out 2018 15-inch MacBook Pro at $6699 isn't Apple's most expensive laptop ever

07/12/2018, 09:07 am

The 15-inch MacBook Pro configured to the hilt is a very expensive machine, but it isn't even Apple's most expensive laptop in history.

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Apple refreshes MacBook Pro with six-core processors, 32GB of RAM

07/12/2018, 08:07 am

Apple's MacBook Pro refresh features up to six-core processors, a 32GB of RAM option, a True Tone display on some models, and a new quieter third-generation keyboard.

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Apple issues minor update to third beta of macOS Mojave for developers

07/11/2018, 11:07 am

Developers received a slight update to the third beta of macOS 10.14 Mojave today, following the original beta three last week, and Monday's public release of macOS 10.13.6.

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One cable to rule them all: a look at Apple's retired connectors through the years

07/04/2018, 10:07 am

There has been a near-constant debate about Apple and the choices it has made with ports and connectors spanning the company's entire history. AppleInsider takes a look back at most of the different ways Apple devices have connected over the years -- and what they tell us about the company itself.

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New MacBook Pro model with Intel Coffee Lake CPU shows up in Geekbench database

07/03/2018, 08:07 pm

A new MacBook Pro with a powerful 28W Intel processor may be on the way, if newly surfaced Geekbench results are anything to believe.

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Apple cutting off payment source changes for older versions of iOS, macOS & Apple TV

06/28/2018, 09:06 am

Beginning June 30, people using some older versions of iOS, macOS, and the pre-tvOS Apple TV operating system will be unable to change their payment sources for iTunes and the App Store without updating to newer software.

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How to start a keyboard repair for your MacBook or MacBook Pro, and what to expect

06/25/2018, 09:06 am

With Apple's launch of the repair extension program for the MacBook plus 2016 and 2017 MacBook Pro keyboards comes uncertainty about how to start it, and what to expect. AppleInsider explains the process, and tells you what you should do before you send your machine away for service.

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What's new in macOS Mojave beta 2?

06/20/2018, 03:06 pm

In macOS Mojave's second beta, a few things have changed for the better including enhancements to the new system-wide Dark Mode and better optimization for smaller screens.

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Flaw in macOS 'Quick Look' could reveal encrypted data

06/18/2018, 10:06 pm

Quick Look is a marquee feature Mac users rely on to easily preview files without opening a dedicated app, but the years-old tool could potentially reveal sensitive information on encrypted drives.

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Podcast discusses the end of the lightning connector, waterproof patents, and interviews Moog iOS developer Geert Bevin

06/15/2018, 08:06 am

This week on the AppleInsider Podcast, Victor and Andrew O'Hara discuss rumors of the Lightning connector's demise, patents on making connectors waterproof, network building tips, and an interview with the Geert Bevin, Moog Music's iOS Product Manager and Software Engineering Lead.

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The Mac gaming landscape remains dire, with no improvements in sight

06/13/2018, 11:06 am

Apple is in a very strange position with the Mac and iOS in regards to gaming. One platform is enormous and making a ton of money for Apple and some developers, and the other is nearly dead. AppleInsider talks about the two, and what, if anything, is going on to improve the situation.

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90+ new changes & features in macOS Mojave

06/09/2018, 12:06 pm

Apple's forthcoming update to the Mac is full of new features to explore. We've taken a deep dive on macOS Mojave, the successor to macOS High Sierra, to find over 90 changes and new features for users.

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Apple isn't doomed because it didn't release new Macs and iPads at WWDC

06/08/2018, 10:06 am

WWDC is winding down for another year, and once again, there was no new hardware. But, Apple's focus on software at WWDC is neither new, nor unexpected -- and doesn't mean that Apple has abandoned anybody.

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Podcast discusses iOS 12, macOS Mojave, and interviews author Richard Moss

06/08/2018, 08:06 am

This week on the AppleInsider podcast, Victor and Mike discuss ScreenTime, what developers think of App Store 'trials', and Victor interviews Richard Moss, who wrote the book on the History of Mac Gaming -- literally.

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MacOS Mojave: Everything you need to know

06/05/2018, 03:06 pm

Apple has announced macOS 10.14 Mojave, the Mac maker's new operating system that will ship out to users this fall -- and here's everything you need to know about it.

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