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Topic: macOS

How to back up your iPhone or iPad to an external drive to save space on your Mac

08/15/2018, 02:08 pm

You also should back up iPhones and iPads before upgrading to iOS 12 -- but that can take a big chunk out of your Mac's storage. AppleInsider shows you how to stop clogging up your Mac's drive.

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Compared: 2018 i9 MacBook Pro versus iMac 5K performance

08/15/2018, 11:08 am

Apple's latest 15-inch MacBook Pro models with Intel Core i9 processors pack some serious power, more than enough to serve as a consumer desktop replacement. Can they also stand in for Apple's top-of-the-line iMac or iMac Pro? Find out in our head-to-head comparison.

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Hands on: Scrivener 3.03 is the best tool for writing books

08/15/2018, 09:08 am

Scrivener isn't necessarily the best for making books or e-books, but now it doesn't have to be since it's added Vellum support. AppleInsider checks it out.

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Apple's revolutionary iMac is 20 years old, and still going strong

08/15/2018, 06:08 am

The iMac is the machine that famously saved Apple back in 1998 -- but it didn't stop there. Rarely standing still, it has kept at the forefront of Apple design, yet today's iMac has the same design goals it always has. AppleInsider looks back at the beginning of the line, all the way to today.

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Five tips to get much more out of Apple Notes on iOS and macOS

08/14/2018, 01:08 pm

Apple's note-taking app went from a toy to an indispensable tool when it was revamped in 2015. Yet three years on, there is still more to discover in it. AppleInsider looks at ways to make a superb app even better.

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What's new in macOS Mojave beta 7

08/14/2018, 11:08 am

Apple continues to polish its upcoming major release for the Mac with Monday's release of macOS Mojave developer beta 7. A few more changes have been found, including one devastating blow to fans looking forward to Group FaceTime.

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How to replace Apple Mail on the Mac, and why you might want to switch

08/13/2018, 02:08 pm

Look beyond the standard email app to get more power features like converting messages into To Do tasks or calendar appointments. AppleInsider checks out the reasons to leave Apple Mail -- and the reasons to stay.

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

08/13/2018, 01:08 pm

Apple has started to distribute the seventh betas of its milestone operating systems to developers for testing, with new builds of macOS Mojave, iOS 12, tvOS 12, and watchOS 5 made available just a week after the last batch.

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'Synthetic Click' attack re-emerges in macOS High Sierra at Defcon

08/13/2018, 12:08 pm

A vulnerability has been discovered in macOS that could allow an attacker to impersonate a mouse click, enabling for it to bypass security prompts and completely compromise a Mac, a flaw that was found by accident.

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Review: Apple and Blackmagic's eGPU with Thunderbolt 3 connectivity

08/12/2018, 01:08 pm

AppleInsider takes an in-depth look at Apple and Blackmagic's Thunderbolt-enabled eGPU, testing the MacBook-accelerating hardware with a gamut of tests from 5K gaming to video editing. We show you everything that sets this eGPU apart from the pack.

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App Roundup: PGA Championship 2018, The Views News, Instapaper Premium, more!

08/11/2018, 07:08 am

In the constantly-changing landscape of the App Store and the software marketplace, new apps and updates to existing titles are announced all the time. AppleInsider highlights some of the more notable app introductions and software updates for iOS and macOS that surfaced in the past week.

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Hands on: Final Draft 10 hangs on as the best tool for screenwriters

08/10/2018, 02:08 pm

This specialist word processor has enough quirks to make it irritating, yet it continues to speed up the repetitive parts of screenwriting so much. AppleInsider starts crafting the next, great Netflix series.

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Remote Mac hack relies on MDM bug Apple patched in latest macOS update

08/09/2018, 09:08 pm

Researchers at the Black Hat security conference at Las Vegas intend to demonstrate an exploit in Apple's enterprise tools that lets well-equipped hackers compromise a Mac the first time it connects to Wi-Fi, though the bug has already been patched in the latest macOS High Sierra update.

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Unicode 12 emoji shortlist includes 55 gender & skin tone combos for couples holding hands

08/09/2018, 04:08 pm

On Thursday the Unicode Consortium -- of which Apple is a part -- announced the 179 candidates that are on the shortlist for emoji in Unicode 12, which should reach iPhones and other mobile devices in the first quarter of 2019.

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Hands on: Cappuccino news reader for macOS and iOS is gorgeous but no power tool

08/09/2018, 02:08 pm

Cappuccino for Mac and iOS can catch you up on the day's events and fill you in on certain topics you like. AppleInsider tries pressing it into service.

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The myth of Apple's impossibly difficult (yet super easy) hardware business

08/09/2018, 01:08 pm

Every time Apple has entered a new market segment, the wailing sirens of punditry have scrambled to scream out their logic of how impossible it will be for the company to ever get established, to meaningfully change the rules, and to succeed commercially. And at the same time, those same critics frequently throw out the idea that Apple doesn't even have to try to succeed in hardware, because its audience of raving fans will blindly buy any overpriced, underperforming thing the company releases. In both cases, they're wrong, here's why.

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How to play music using your Mac's keyboard with GarageBand's Musical Typing

08/09/2018, 10:08 am

Want to add elements to a GarageBand composition by playing a piano, but don't have access to a MIDI keyboard? Save money on buying a new instrument by taking advantage of the built-in Musical Typing feature to turn your Mac's keyboard into an alternative keyboard.

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Adobe InDesign & Illustrator upgrades will add direct access to 9,000-plus fonts

08/09/2018, 09:08 am

Adobe has announced that upcoming upgrades of InDesign CC and Illustator CC will provide overhauled font interfaces, including direct access to over 9,000 fonts through a Creative Cloud subscription.

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Fix Apple's Copy and Paste problem on the Mac and iOS with these tools

08/08/2018, 03:08 pm

Once you've used a clipboard manager once, it becomes as essential as copy and paste. While Apple has only made a tiny concession to the idea, however, there are many third-party alternatives. AppleInsider reveals what makes clipboard managers special and so important.

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How to add or remove fonts on the Mac with Font Book

08/08/2018, 09:08 am

Not everyone is satisfied by the ample array of fonts available to use on the Mac, with some users needing to add more, or even remove some if there are too many. AppleInsider explains how to do this by using Font Book, the macOS tool for managing the decorative text elements.

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