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Topic: Mac OS X

Don't wait for Apple - how to get news on your Mac now

08/07/2018, 11:08 am

The Apple News app is coming to macOS Mojave but you can do better right now with tools that are already available. AppleInsider shows you how to bring the headlines to your desktop.

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What's new in macOS Mojave beta 6

08/07/2018, 11:08 am

Beta 6 of macOS Mojave was released to developers and betas to public testers as well on Monday. It is getting more difficult to discern changes between each build, but there were a couple notable aspects to talk about this time around.

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Apple's Mac Pro 'cheese grater' is 12 years old, and is the best Mac ever made

08/07/2018, 07:08 am

The original Mac Pro is 12 years old today and people are hoping the next one will bring back its famous expandability. AppleInsider celebrates the old favorite workhorse.

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How to set up Backblaze to back up your Mac, and why you should do it now

08/06/2018, 04:08 pm

You know those backup drives will fail someday -- but online backup services won't. Every minute of every day, your work can be preserved offsite -- and AppleInsider will show you how to start.

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This week on AI: AAPL valuation $1 trillion, Apple Watch saves lives, 2018 iPad Pro, more

08/04/2018, 12:08 am

Apple spanned international headlines by becoming a trillion-dollar company in valuation, and more from the Apple beat.

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Hands on: Watch the temperatures of your MacBook Pro with iStat Menus 6

08/03/2018, 03:08 pm

When anything's wrong with your Mac, or you think that the machine is too hot, iStat Menus is how you can track down what that is with more sensors and data than you thought possible.

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Exploit Apple Mail's hidden power-user features on the Mac with these five tips

08/03/2018, 12:08 pm

You might use it every day but the email app we all take for granted has hidden depths. AppleInsider lifts the lid on our favorite five techniques for making Mail work harder on your Mac.

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Hands on: Pixelmator Pro 1.1.2 on the Mac is superb even if it still isn't Photoshop

08/03/2018, 10:08 am

Newly updated image editor is gorgeous and capable of just about everything you need. AppleInsider gives up on it ever entirely replacing Adobe's tool -- for now -- but still wishes it would fix some small issues.

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The best Thunderbolt 3 eGPU enclosures for the 2019 13-inch MacBook Pro

08/02/2018, 12:08 pm

We've been talking about external GPUs for a while, even before Apple decided to launch official support for the technology. As a result, we've used them all, and have a few we'd like to recommend if you're getting into the technology for the first time with your new 13-inch MacBook pro or MacBook Air.

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Hands on: New video editing abilities make ScreenFlow 8 a Mac professional's must-have tool

08/01/2018, 03:08 pm

ScreenFlow 8 used to be an exceptional tool for recording your Mac's screen and it still is -- but the new update has it knocking at the door of apps like Final Cut Pro for video production. AppleInsider sees if it adds with one hand and takes away with the other.

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How to exploit Apple Mail's patchy but powerful rules to control your email

08/01/2018, 01:08 pm

Apart from one flaw that Apple keeps not fixing, the standard Mail app on your Mac has superb ways to help you manage your messages. AppleInsider works around the flaw and examines the power of automating your inbox.

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Notes of interest from Apple's Q3 2018 conference call

07/31/2018, 05:07 pm

Apple set a new high for the June quarter on the back of a premium-priced iPhone lineup anchored by iPhone X, as well as continued growth in the services segment. Following the publication of its third fiscal quarter 2018 results, the company provided additional detail on the record-setting performance in an earnings conference call.

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Hands on: iA Writer for Mac and iOS claims to be a calming, relaxing text editor

07/31/2018, 01:07 pm

The latest iA Writer won't distract you, won't interrupt, and won't do anything to get in the way of the words you type -- and that can be good and bad simultaneously, depending on your style and what you need. AppleInsider grabs a stress ball and tries it out.

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How to pick the best MacBook or MacBook Pro for any price point

07/31/2018, 12:07 pm

You have to buy what you can afford -- but make sure you're only paying for what matters to you. AppleInsider did the math, and has some recommendations for every price point.

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What's new in macOS Mojave Beta 5: Wallpapers & new eGPU options

07/31/2018, 11:07 am

On Monday, Apple provided the fifth beta of macOS Mojave to developers -- although what changed was not immediately noticeable. After some digging, there is a fair amount added nearly two months since initial tests began.

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Hands On: Setapp's continuing attempt to change the way we all pay for Mac apps

07/30/2018, 04:07 pm

Eighteen months after it launched, AppleInsider re-examines the Setapp subscription service to see if the model works for users -- and what apps have joined it.

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Review: The 2018 MacBook Pro with i9 processor is the fastest laptop Apple has ever made, but it could be better

07/29/2018, 11:07 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, cutting back a very little bit on what the computer could be.

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Hands On: uBar for the Mac shrinks your Dock and makes it work harder for you

07/29/2018, 09:07 am

It's a distinctive part of your Mac but the Dock is big and it doesn't do a lot. Now, uBar wants to replace it with a tool that saves space and adds functionality. AppleInsider tries it out.

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Hands On: Designing websites with Sparkle, the spiritual successor to iWeb

07/27/2018, 01:07 pm

Sparkle wants to make it easy for anyone to build a website yet also be comprehensive enough for professionals. AppleInsider builds a site.

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2018 13-inch MacBook Pro review: Apple's lofty promises are finally realized

07/27/2018, 11:07 am

The true realization of Apple's ultra-thin, ultra-powerful professional-grade notebook has finally arrived, elevated to greatness by the maturation of USB-C, the fixing of a flawed keyboard, and the polish of an increasingly versatile macOS platform.

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