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Topic: macOS

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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Apple issues fourth public betas of iOS 12, tvOS 12, macOS 10.14 Mojave

07/31/2018, 01:07 pm

Apple is continuing to shake down its upcoming operating system updates ahead of their expected release this fall, by providing participants of its public beta program with a fourth build of both iOS 12, macOS 10.14 and tvOS 12 to test out.

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Apple's UIKit, Xcode among the top 20 fastest growing, in demand skills

07/31/2018, 12:07 pm

Freelancer site Upwork published a listing of the top twenty fastest growing skills of the more than 5,000 it tracks. The list cited Apple's iOS development framework UIKit and its Xcode development tools, both of which took center stage at the company's Worldwide Developer Conference this summer.

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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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Fleetsmith Intelligence offers 'no-cost' monitoring & enrollment for Apple devices [u]

07/31/2018, 09:07 am

Device management firm Fleetsmith on Tuesday announced Fleetsmith Intelligence, a new monitoring and enrollment platform for Apple devices at large organizations. [Updated with corrected Managed pricing]

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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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Apple issues fifth developer betas of iOS 12, tvOS 12, macOS 10.14 Mojave, and watchOS 5

07/30/2018, 01:07 pm

Apple has rolled out its fifth set of developer betas for its milestone operating systems, with new test releases of iOS 12, tvOS 12, watchOS 5, and macOS Mojave now available to download.

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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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App Roundup: Steam for macOS, Day of the Tentacle, Carrot Weather, Dashlane 6, LinkedIn, more!

07/28/2018, 09:07 am

The App Stores and other digital marketplaces are inundated with new apps and updates to existing releases every day. AppleInsider highlights some of the new additions and software updates that took place this week for iOS and macOS apps.

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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 see hidden files and folders in macOS

07/27/2018, 10:07 am

While macOS allows users to see the majority of the files their Mac holds, not all files are immediately accessible in Finder, with some kept from view to prevent inadvertent changes or deletion. AppleInsider shows how to gain access to those hidden files and folders.

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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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Fortnite at 5K? Testing out the 13-inch MacBook Pro with Touch Bar & Blackmagic eGPU

07/23/2018, 02:07 pm

So the new 13-inch Touch Bar MacBook Pro is a beast with the new i5 quad-core processor, but it's still packing integrated graphics that isn't much faster than last year's base 13-inch MacBook Pro's graphics. Luckily, the new Blackmagic eGPU can take care of that, and what better way is there to use it than to play some Fortnite?

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App Roundup: Skype 8, Roxio Toast 17, Uber, KeyCue 9, more!

07/21/2018, 08:07 am

New apps and updates to existing software are pushed to the App Store and other online marketplaces all the time, and there are simply too many of them to keep track of all changes. AppleInsider collects together some macOS and iOS app highlights from the last week that you should know about.

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