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Sony brings wireless PS4 DualShock 4 controller support to Mac with new $25 dongle

08/23/2016, 03:08 pm

Mac gamers will gain full functionality with Sony's DualShock 4 controller, including touchpad, vibration, and stereo headset jack -- via a new USB wireless adapter priced at $24.99.

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Apple issues sixth public, seventh developer betas of macOS Sierra

08/22/2016, 04:08 pm

Apple on Monday released sixth public and seventh developer previews of macOS Sierra, continuing to pave the way for a final release due sometime this fall.

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Google removing support for Chrome Apps in Mac browser by 2018

08/22/2016, 11:08 am

Google is continuing a migration away from Chrome apps, and has revealed a plan to cut packaged and hosted apps from its standalone Web browser in the next two years.

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Parallels Desktop 12 for Mac released with macOS Sierra support, Toolbox app

08/18/2016, 01:08 am

Virtualization software Parallels on Thursday issued its latest release, Parallels Desktop 12 for Mac, with a host of new features including support for Apple's upcoming macOS Sierra, a standalone Toolbox app and performance improvements.

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Apple wins appeal in Time Machine tech patent infringement suit

08/16/2016, 03:08 pm

Apple has emerged victorious in a court struggle that targeted Time Machine for Mac, successfully arguing to the court that its technology did not infringe on the work of longstanding PC backup service provider Farstone.

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Anticipated MacBook Pro redesign boosting profits for Apple hinge manufacturer

08/10/2016, 09:08 am

With a shift to highly precise metal injection molding-fabricated hinges probable in a new, thinner MacBook Pro, manufacturers that can generate the parts are greatly exceeding expectations.

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Chrome 53 will begin phase-out of Adobe Flash, Google says

08/09/2016, 03:08 pm

A promised wind-down of Flash support in Chrome will start with Chrome 53, releasing next month, Google announced on Tuesday.

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Apple Xcode 8 beta now secured with digital signatures in .xip format

07/28/2016, 09:07 am

Apple has implemented the .xip file compression protocol with digital signatures for its newest Xcode 8 beta distribution, instead of the unsecured .zip format, guaranteeing that the contents have not changed since initial creation.

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3rd-party Vulkan API could simplify porting graphics-intensive games to Metal on macOS, iOS

07/27/2016, 04:07 pm

The new MoltenVK developer API aims to ease porting of games to Apple hardware, and its native support of Metal graphics, by by bringing the cross-platform Vulkan 3D graphics API to both iOS and macOS.

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Skype cloud shift will require OS X Yosemite or iOS 8 for full support on Apple devices

07/20/2016, 03:07 pm

Effective October, Skype will require at least OS X Yosemite or iOS 8 on Apple platforms for full functionality, due to a switch to cloud-based infrastructure, Microsoft said on Wednesday.

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Apple issues third macOS Sierra beta to developers

07/18/2016, 04:07 pm

Completing Monday's batch of beta software seeds, Apple this afternoon issued a third beta version of its upcoming macOS Sierra desktop operating system to developers ahead of an expected public release this fall.

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MacKeeper threatens 14-year-old YouTube video maker with harassment suit

07/18/2016, 02:07 pm

Infamous software developer MacKeeper has demanded that four videos critical of its maligned tune-up utility suite be removed from the internet, threatening the teenager behind the videos with $60,000 in court costs and legal fees.

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Video: See all the best new features in Apple's macOS Sierra

07/15/2016, 11:07 am

Apple's forthcoming macOS Sierra update will focus on continuity and iCloud, further blurring the lines between the company's Mac lineup and its portable devices, like iPhone and iPad. AppleInsider offers a closer look at what's new in macOS Sierra.

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macOS Sierra may expand use of Dark Mode to native app backgrounds

07/12/2016, 04:07 pm

When macOS Sierra launches this fall, it might include an improved Dark Mode which carries the theme beyond just the Dock and menu bar, according to posts by a developer on Twitter.

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Another Mac-specific malware pops up, but Apple's Gatekeeper still prevents infection

07/07/2016, 03:07 pm

A second piece of Mac-specific malware has been discovered this week, one that could expose the passwords stored in the macOS Keychain. But once again, Apple's Gatekeeper security -- when properly configured -- will block the attack from succeeding.

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New Mac malware can remotely access FaceTime camera, but macOS Gatekeeper users are protected

07/06/2016, 10:07 am

A new piece of Mac-targeting malware is in the wild, potentially allowing hackers to remotely execute code and even control the FaceTime camera on a user's computer, but Apple's own Gatekeeper security prevents the unsigned app from being installed.

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Safari 10 brings fast, native App Extensions to the macOS browser, web content

06/27/2016, 07:06 pm

Building on work completed last year to enable Web Content Blockers, Apple's new Safari 10 enables a wide range of native code App Extensions that users can automatically obtain and update through the Mac App Store, contributing to faster performance, enhanced security and better reliability.

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Inside APFS: new Apple File System detailed at WWDC to replace HFS+ in 2017

06/23/2016, 07:06 pm

The new Apple File System announced at WWDC highlights how the company is planning for the future. Here's a look under the hood at what the company will use to replace HFS+ on Macs, iOS, Apple Watch and Apple TV.

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Apple releases Safari 10 beta for OS X El Capitan and OS X Yosemite

06/23/2016, 05:06 pm

Apple issued beta versions of Safari 10 for OS X 10.11 El Capitan and OS X 10.10 Yosemite on Thursday, granting developers access to new features like enhanced Safari Extensions, a redesigned Bookmarks interface and more.

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E3 2016: 'Block'hood' represents the Mac at console-dominated gaming show

06/17/2016, 04:06 pm

Though the annual E3 gaming expo is largely a showcase for traditional gaming consoles, AppleInsider still managed to find representation for Apple's macOS at this year's show in the form of "Block'hood," an eco-focused neighborhood-building simulator.

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