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Topic: Mac OS X

Four months after preview, Microsoft adds Touch Bar support to latest Office betas

02/08/2017, 08:02 am

After teasing Touch Bar support for the omnipresent Office in October, Microsoft has added preliminary support for the MacBook Pro feature in its most recent build for the "slow ring" of its beta testers.

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Apple releases second developer beta of macOS Sierra 10.12.4, second iOS 10.3 public beta

02/07/2017, 01:02 pm

After developer beta releases for iOS, watchOS, and tvOS on Monday, Apple has released a second beta of macOS Sierra 10.12.4 beta for developers alongside a second beta release of iOS 10.3.

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The easy guide to switching from Windows to Mac

02/05/2017, 05:02 am

Long-term Windows users looking to dip their toe into the Mac ecosystem for the first time typically stick to applications they are familiar with on PC, but there is a wealth of other software that can do the job for the more ambitious switcher.

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Apple offers $199.99 Pro Apps Bundle for Education, including Final Cut Pro X, Logic Pro X

02/03/2017, 12:02 pm

On Friday, Apple rolled out a Pro Apps bundle for educators and students, giving purchasers of the $199 bundle download codes from the Mac App Store for Final Cut Pro X, Logic Pro X, Motion 5, Compressor 4, and MainStage 3.

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Hands On: New Setapp service brings subscription apps to the Mac

01/27/2017, 10:01 am

For one monthly fee Mac users can have full use of 61 apps using the subscription-based SetApp. AppleInsider investigates whether "software as a service" is a good model, and delves into the financials of it for mainstream users.

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Wine reaches milestone version 2.0 release, with 64-bit support and Retina compatibility for macOS

01/26/2017, 10:01 am

The team behind Wine, a tool that allows Windows programs to run on macOS and other operating systems, has released version 2.0 of the open source software, with 64-bit support for macOS included as part of 6,600 changes.

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First look: Night Shift mode comes to Mac in latest macOS Sierra beta

01/26/2017, 12:01 am

As rumored, Apple included a new Night Shift mode -- borrowed from iOS -- in the recently released macOS Sierra 10.12.4 beta, promising a low blue light viewing experience for nighttime computer work. Check out what the feature looks like and how to activate it in AppleInsider's latest video installment.

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Apple updates Safari Technology Preview with minor improvements

01/25/2017, 06:01 pm

Apple's experimental web browser, Safari Technology Preview, was updated on Wednesday with a variety of bugs fixes and performance improvements impacting CSS, JavaScript, Web Inspector and more.

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Setapp offers all-you-can-use downloads of more than 60 Mac apps for a $9.99 monthly fee

01/25/2017, 02:01 pm

MacPaw is offering Mac users an alternative to the Mac App Store to acquire new software, with the launch of the subscription-based Setapp providing access to a collection of more than 60 downloadable apps, for $9.99 per month.

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New macOS 10.12.3 update implements MacBook Pro GPU fix, rectifies Safari battery drain

01/23/2017, 01:01 pm

In conjunction with iOS, tvOS, and watchOS updates, Apple has also released the 10.12.3 update to macOS Sierra, bringing GPU driver updates to the 2016 MacBook Pro, and a fix for PDF corruption.

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Apple updates pro video apps with bug fixes, feature additions

01/19/2017, 09:01 pm

Apple on Thursday updated its suite of video editing tools -- Final Cut Pro X, Motion and Compressor -- with a number of minor feature additions, bug fixes and general performance improvements.

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'Fruitfly' malware patched by Apple relies on 'ancient' Mac system calls

01/18/2017, 02:01 pm

Newly-patched Mac malware relies on some antiquated code predating the OS X era, but has been used in some previous real-world attacks on biomedical research groups, according to a prominent security software maker.

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Apple updates Logic Pro X with Touch Bar support, GarageBand for iOS with new options & interface

01/18/2017, 01:01 pm

Apple on Wednesday released updates to two of its audio production apps -- Logic Pro X for the Mac, and GarageBand on iOS -- adding customizable Touch Bar support on the former, and features like a redesigned sound browser on the latter.

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Apple fixes El Capitan kernel issue in supplemental security update

01/17/2017, 04:01 pm

Apple on Tuesday issued a supplemental security update for OS X 10.11.6, fixing a kernel issue for El Capitan users that causes affected Macs to 'occasionally become unresponsive.'

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Hands On: SuperDuper! 2.9.1 backup tool updated for macOS Sierra

01/13/2017, 07:01 pm

AppleInsider continues its ongoing backup tool examination series, and examines long-standing utility SuperDuper! that promises to protect your data with speed and ease of use.

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Apple culture of secrecy claimed to cause Swift lead's exit, but Chris Lattner denies report

01/13/2017, 08:01 am

According to colleagues, Swift developer Chris Lattner reportedly left Apple because of a culture of secrecy within the company -- a claim that Lattner denies.

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Apple issues fourth macOS Sierra beta, second update in less than a week

01/12/2017, 01:01 pm

Apple on Thursday updated its beta macOS for the second time in a week, and has made the fourth beta of macOS Sierra available to developers for evaluation and testing.

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Apple's changes to macOS PDF handling stymie third-party developers, cause data loss

01/03/2017, 09:01 am

Apple's changes to how it handles PDFs in macOS Sierra are causing problems with third-party utilities, with the most profound issue potentially causing the removal of an optical character recognition layer from user's files.

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Disk Drill 3 brings file recovery tools to Mac hard drives

12/28/2016, 03:12 pm

If you don't have a good backup of your Mac, and as a result have lost something important, Disk Drill 3 aims to restore what's gone and try to protect you against future problems. AppleInsider offers a closer look.

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New version of Carbon Copy Cloner fully Sierra compatible, backs up your Mac like it always has

12/27/2016, 07:12 am

The new version of long and storied app Carbon Copy Cloner adds full macOS Sierra support, plus implements features aimed to make using it easier and faster for everybody to use -- AppleInsider delves into the latest version.

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