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Topic: Mac OS X

Intel officials believe that ARM Macs could come as soon as 2020

02/21/2019, 02:02 pm

While a possible shift to an A-series processor in a Mac has been rumored for some time, a new report claims that Intel is certain that it is coming, and soon.

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Untangling monitor resolution and size -- how to pick the best display for home and office use

02/21/2019, 01:02 pm

If you're just diving into external monitors, the vast array of options and resolution spread before you can be enough to make you give up and buy an iMac just so that your monitor choice is made for you. AppleInsider talks about the three biggest and most important factors for a daily-use monitor for general use -- screen size, resolution, and scaling.

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Hands on: The Cintiq 16 artist's tablet provides a premium experience at a discount

02/13/2019, 12:02 pm

You don't have to spend thousands on a great artist's tablet for your Mac because the Wacom Cintiq 16 is here. AppleInsider hands it to a webcomic artist, to see what he thinks of it.

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Hands on: Plugable USB-C NVMe drive enclosure brings cost-effective speed to external storage

02/13/2019, 09:02 am

Announced on Wednesday, Plugable's new NVMe SSD enclosure is tool-free, and utilizes the full speed of USB 3.1 type C generation 2.

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Mac desktop shootout -- $3500 iMac 5K versus $1700 Mac mini

02/12/2019, 02:02 pm

The first computer that comes to mind for an Apple desktop for best performance for less than $3500 is the iMac 5K with lots of upgrades, but the Mac mini gives it a run for its money. AppleInsider details two high-end options for the iMac 5K and Mac mini, and compares them head-to-head.

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Apple being sued because two-factor authentication on an iPhone or Mac takes too much time

02/09/2019, 02:02 pm

A class action suit has been filed that accuses Apple's two-factor authentication of being too disruptive to users, taking too much time out of a user's day when it is needed, and abusive since it can't be rolled back to a less safe login method after 14 days.

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How to get more from Terminal and use it to control your Mac

02/06/2019, 01:02 pm

Even without becoming an expert in Apple's Terminal app, you can use simple commands to achieve things your Mac won't let you do in any other way. If you're just getting used to Terminal, AppleInsider has some more tips for you.

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How to use the Terminal to change the look of your Mac and speed up your work

01/31/2019, 02:01 pm

It can be dangerous if you're not careful, but alongside immense yet arcane power tricks, macOS Mojave's Terminal app has benefits for every Mac user. If you're a beginner, AppleInsider has some suggestions for you.

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MacBook Pro keyboards, Nikon cameras, and iMac Pro service - the stories that we liked the most in 2018

12/26/2018, 09:12 am

Every venue in the history of publication has pieces that they like a lot -- but never got as much traction as they thought it would. To celebrate the end of the year, AppleInsider staff got together to discuss not what you guys clicked on the most, but the editorial and feature pieces that we liked best in 2018.

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Apple makes available second developer betas of macOS Mojave 10.14.3, tvOS 12.1.2, watchOS 5.1.3 and iOS 12.1.3 [u]

12/19/2018, 01:12 pm

Apple's beta release program for macOS Mojave 10.14.3, and tvOS 12.1.2 churns on with second releases of both, plus a renumbered iOS 12.1.3 "second beta."

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Valve's Steam is dropping support for macOS Yosemite & earlier in 2019

12/17/2018, 08:12 am

As a result of technical changes, Valve's Steam game store and launcher will no longer work on Yosemite or any older versions of macOS beginning Jan. 1.

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Review: The MacBook Pro with Vega 20 ups the ante of performance and price

12/08/2018, 11:12 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, still cutting back a very little bit on what the computer could be, even with the new Vega 20 graphics.

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How to replace Dynamic Desktop with video wallpaper in macOS Mojave

11/13/2018, 08:11 am

If Apple's macOS wallpaper shifts from day to night shots too slowly for you, replace it with video. With just a little preparation, you could have a movie playing on your desktop all day. AppleInsider shows how to do it and then how to stop yourself going mad in the process.

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Mac and iPad Pro 'There's more in the making' event page updated with stream info, graphics

10/18/2018, 03:10 pm

Apple updated its website at the same time as announcing it's "There's more in the making" event on October 30, highlighting the Apple Special Event stream which also includes its own graphical surprise.

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ARM processor for Macs coming in 2020 or 2021, Apple car in 2023 says Ming-Chi Kuo

10/17/2018, 01:10 pm

The symbiotic relationship between Apple and TSMC is expected to continue for at least five years, with chips from the foundry expected to pop up in Macs no later than 2021, and in Apple's long-awaited car effort between 2023 and 2025, if Ming-Chi Kuo is correct.

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Austrian collection of 1,100 Macs seeks rescue from disposal

10/17/2018, 12:10 pm

An Austrian repairman who possesses a large number of Apple computers is looking for a new owner for his approximately 1,100-strong collection of old Macs, one which faces the prospect of being thrown away if it cannot be rehomed.

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How to add your own Quick Actions to the new macOS Mojave Finder

10/05/2018, 12:10 pm

Apple's new macOS update means you can markup images, rotate photos, trim videos and more without ever opening an application. It's only going to get better, too, because you can very easily create your own Quick Actions. AppleInsider shows you how.

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Apple now blocks iOS app backups, but you can do something about it

10/03/2018, 01:10 pm

If it hasn't happened to you already, then some day you're going to lose an iOS app that's been taken off the app store, and Apple's choices along the way may stop you from getting it back. Maybe we'll someday have to learn to live with it but for now, AppleInsider shows what you can do.

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Inside macOS Mojave: How to use Apple's new Screenshots feature

10/01/2018, 01:10 pm

It seemed like just a slightly better way to grab an image of your Mac screen but Apple's new Screenshots feature is far more powerful than that. AppleInsider digs into the details.

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How to create your own Dynamic Desktops in macOS Mojave

10/01/2018, 12:10 pm

Apple only provides two desktop images that change throughout the day but you can make your own with some photography, image editing and a little workaround. AppleInsider gets to work.

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