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MagSafe replacement comes to Apple's 15" MacBook Pro with Vinpok Bolt-S USB-C adapter

07/11/2017, 01:07 pm

A new USB-C adapter and cable from Vinpok will soon return MagSafe-like functionality to the 15-inch MacBook Pro with Touch Bar, complete with 87 watts of charging power.

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Watch: First macOS High Sierra public beta delivers new features, enhancements

07/07/2017, 11:07 pm

Apple recently released the first public beta of the latest Mac operating system, macOS High Sierra, giving customers the chance to preview the next-generation OS prior to its launch this fall. Like any major OS update, High Sierra focuses on resolving pain points from previous versions while adding a few new features to keep things fresh.

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Inside High Sierra: Safari's Javascript engine much faster, accursed autoplay videos (mostly) killed

07/07/2017, 04:07 pm

While marquee features like APFS have stolen most of the spotlight, Apple has implemented significant improvements to Safari with the goal of making a user's time with it easier, and less annoying.

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'Shadow Warrior Classic Complete' for macOS, 'Sorcery!' on iOS now free to download

07/06/2017, 10:07 am

A pair of games have been made available on iOS and macOS for free, with the first episode of 'Steve Jackson's Sorcery!' downloadable to iPhones and iPads at no charge, while Mac users can acquire early first person shooter 'Shadow Warrior Classic Complete' from GOG's online store.

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Apple launches sixth betas of iOS 10.3.3 and macOS Sierra 10.12.6

07/05/2017, 01:07 pm

One week after the last set of releases, Apple has made available the sixth beta of iOS 10.3.3 and macOS 10.12.6 to developers for testing.

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Starcraft: Remastered lands on macOS August 14 with updated graphics, 4K support

06/30/2017, 03:06 pm

Blizzard will ship 'StarCraft: Remastered' for macOS on August 14, with the developer remaking the original game in the real-time strategy franchise with a number of updates to modernize the title, including a full graphical upgrade with support for 4K-resolution displays and backwards compatibility to the older, free version.

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Apple launches first public beta of macOS High Sierra

06/29/2017, 04:06 pm

After a false start earlier this week, Apple on Thursday issued the first public beta of macOS High Sierra, available to anyone registered with the company's Beta Software Program.

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Apple goes live with first tvOS 11 public beta, macOS High Sierra 'coming soon'

06/26/2017, 04:06 pm

In tandem with Monday's iOS 11 release, Apple today also launched the first public beta of tvOS 11 for the Apple TV, while teasing the forthcoming beta of macOS High Sierra.

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Feral's 'Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War III' lands on the Mac App Store

06/22/2017, 02:06 pm

Feral Interactive has brought 'Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War III' for macOS to the Mac App Store, with the futuristic real-time strategy game arriving on Apple's digital marketplace two weeks after it was made available to purchase from other online stores.

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Apple issues fourth beta of macOS Sierra 10.12.6

06/19/2017, 01:06 pm

On Monday afternoon, Apple released an update to just one of its eight currently running OS betas, and unveiled the fourth beta of macOS Sierra 10.12.6

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E3 2017: 'Hitman,' 'Ark: Survival Evolved,' 'The Pillars of the Earth' coming soon to Mac

06/15/2017, 02:06 pm

Three games are preparing to launch on Mac this summer, with 'Hitman' arriving on June 20, 'Ark: Survival Evolved' leaving Early Access after two years with a full release on August 8, and the first part of 'The Pillars of the Earth' game adaptation shipping August 15.

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Hard drive and SSD status monitor utility SMART Alec coming from OWC for macOS in July

06/14/2017, 04:06 pm

Long-time Mac upgrade vendor OWC will soon launch SMART Alec, a utility to keep an eye on the health reporting data from SSDs, hard drives, and Fusion Drives connected to a Mac.

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E3 2017: Mac games 'Fortnite,' 'Railway Empire,' 'Tropico 6,' 'Unto The End,' 'Tunic' announced

06/14/2017, 02:06 pm

This year's E3 conference included a number of Mac-related gaming announcements, including highly anticipated titles "Fortnite," "Railway Empire," "Tropico 6," "Unto The End," and "Tunic."

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High Sierra leaves Microsoft Office for Mac 2011 behind, 2016 edition needs updating

06/13/2017, 12:06 pm

A support document published by Microsoft, and some AppleInsider testing, shows that while the newer versions of the office productivity suite will mostly work with High Sierra now, the current version does not -- and older versions are getting left behind.

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Inside High Sierra: HEVC promises to keep quality high, file sizes low for videos, photos

06/12/2017, 03:06 pm

Support for HEVC, also known as H.265, was announced at the WWDC Keynote by Apple Senior Vice President Craig Federighi. AppleInsider examines the technology from a user's standpoint, said to be needed to keep 4K videos down to a manageable size.

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First look at Apple's external GPU developer's kit for the macOS High Sierra beta

06/08/2017, 07:06 pm

Apple's external GPU developer's kit is shipping, and AppleInsider takes an examination of the contents, and delves a bit into compatibility.

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GarageBand for Mac update adds Touch Bar support, more virtual drummers

06/08/2017, 12:06 pm

Apple on Monday released an update for GarageBand on Mac, adding Touch Bar support to the music creation software, with other additions including a design refresh to make the audio tool easier to use, three new drummers, and more drum loops to be added to a user's composition.

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Inside macOS 10.13 High Sierra: APFS benefits end users with space, speed

06/08/2017, 12:06 pm

Apple's next-generation APFS has made its way to macOS High Sierra after an official debut on iOS 10.3, and with it comes essentially instant file copies, better efficiency for greater overall speed, and fine-tuning of read and write operations boosting system performance.

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Apple announces WWDC17 Apple Design Award recipients, and we talked to them about their apps

06/07/2017, 02:06 pm

This years' Apple Design Awards recipients spanned the globe, ranging from novel games designed by a single developer to larger productions developed across a staff of full time coders and artists.

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DirecTV Now dropping Safari support for browser streaming in favor of Chrome exclusivity

06/07/2017, 12:06 pm

AT&T's DirecTV Now has started to warn users of its Internet TV service that it will stop supporting Safari on Mac for streaming video at the end of June, with subscribers advised to switch to Google Chrome if they want to continue streaming through a browser on the Mac desktop.

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