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Topic: macOS

What's new in macOS Mojave beta 6

08/07/2018, 11:08 am

Beta 6 of macOS Mojave was released to developers and betas to public testers as well on Monday. It is getting more difficult to discern changes between each build, but there were a couple notable aspects to talk about this time around.

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Apple's Mac Pro 'cheese grater' is 12 years old, and is the best Mac ever made

08/07/2018, 07:08 am

The original Mac Pro is 12 years old today and people are hoping the next one will bring back its famous expandability. AppleInsider celebrates the old favorite workhorse.

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How to set up Backblaze to back up your Mac, and why you should do it now

08/06/2018, 04:08 pm

You know those backup drives will fail someday -- but online backup services won't. Every minute of every day, your work can be preserved offsite -- and AppleInsider will show you how to start.

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Apple distributes sixth developer betas for iOS 12, macOS 10.14 Mojave, tvOS 12, watchOS 5 [u]

08/06/2018, 01:08 pm

Apple has issued the sixth betas of its milestone operating systems, with developers able to test new builds of macOS Mojave, iOS 12, tvOS 12, and watchOS 5 just one week after the release of the previous beta batch.

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App Roundup: Lego Marvel Super Heroes 2, Strava, Obscura 2, Cardhop, more!

08/04/2018, 08:08 am

Many new apps and updates to existing releases are pushed to the App Store and other digital marketplaces every day, and it's hard to keep track of all of them. AppleInsider has gathered together some of the highlight macOS and iOS software updates and new apps that surfaced in the last week.

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This week on AI: AAPL valuation $1 trillion, Apple Watch saves lives, 2018 iPad Pro, more

08/04/2018, 12:08 am

Apple spanned international headlines by becoming a trillion-dollar company in valuation, and more from the Apple beat.

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Hands on: Watch the temperatures of your MacBook Pro with iStat Menus 6

08/03/2018, 03:08 pm

When anything's wrong with your Mac, or you think that the machine is too hot, iStat Menus is how you can track down what that is with more sensors and data than you thought possible.

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Exploit Apple Mail's hidden power-user features on the Mac with these five tips

08/03/2018, 12:08 pm

You might use it every day but the email app we all take for granted has hidden depths. AppleInsider lifts the lid on our favorite five techniques for making Mail work harder on your Mac.

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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 the 2018 Mac mini and MacBook Air

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 with your new MacBook Air or Mac mini.

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Apple to end App Store Affiliate Program in October

08/01/2018, 07:08 pm

Apple on Wednesday announced a major change to its iTunes Affiliate Program that will see commissions for iOS and Mac apps and in-app content removed from the initiative starting in October.

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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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Comparing the base model 2018 MacBook Pro with Touch Bar versus Apple's base 2018 15-inch MacBook Pro

08/01/2018, 11:08 am

Choosing between the new 13-inch and 15-inch MacBook Pro models is harder than it's ever been before, now that the 13-inch Touch Bar version packs a powerful quad-core processor. AppleInsider highlights all of the differences and runs a set of performance benchmarks to help you decide which one is right for you.

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Over 4 million people participate in Apple's software beta programs

07/31/2018, 06:07 pm

Apple CEO Tim Cook reveals that an extraordinarily large number of people are taking part in the company's beta program, which covers early versions of iOS, macOS and the company's other major operating systems.

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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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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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