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Topic: Mac

How to force a Mac application to quit

07/22/2019, 02:07 pm

From just using Command-Q to entering Terminal commands, there are a surprising number of ways to quit an app -- and, at times, we need them all. Here's how to get rid of an app that just won't quit.

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Hands on: The 2019 MacBook Air is a bargain, but SSD speeds fall

07/16/2019, 05:07 pm

The new MacBook Air builds on the 2018 refresh, but packs in a few improvements and a price drop to boot. But, the savings do come at a cost.

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Tested: Thermal throttling in base model mid-2019 13-inch MacBook Pro

07/15/2019, 03:07 pm

AppleInsider has the new base model 13-inch MacBook Pro on hand, and we wanted to see whether the single fan design on this new MacBook Pro is a problem for the thermal condition and, as such, the processing power -- or if its able to take the heat.

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How to cope with just 128GB of SSD storage on your Mac mini or MacBook

07/15/2019, 11:07 am

Only Apple recommends buying its Macs with 128GB of SSD storage, because only Apple is trying to hit a price point. Everyone else -- including us -- will tell you that you need more, but nobody really tells you why. Here's why small SSDs are a problem, and what you can do.

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Back to school 2019: should you choose Apple's Mac or an iPad

07/12/2019, 11:07 am

If you're getting ready to head off to school in the fall, you may be asking yourself "Should I get a Mac or an iPad?" Fortunately, we're more than happy to show you the pros and cons of each to help you make an informed decision.

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RIP Macbook, Zoom runs afoul of Apple & more on the AppleInsider Podcast

07/12/2019, 09:07 am

This week on the AppleInsider Podcast, William and Victor talk about the changes in the MacBook line, Victor explains what happens when you try and defeat Safari security, and William likes the TV App finally.

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Apple's Mac sales are up a lot or down slightly in Q2 depending on who you ask

07/11/2019, 07:07 pm

Market research firms IDC and Gartner released widely diverging worldwide PC marketshare estimates for the second quarter of 2019 on Thursday, with one firm finding Mac shipments up nearly 10% while the other saw Apple suffering negative growth.

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How iTunes went from simple to perplexing in 18 years

06/27/2019, 03:06 pm

The app that made it so easy to play music on your Mac that it transformed the entire music industry is going away, but the legacy lives on. As Apple scraps the omnibus iTunes app and breaks it up into multiple parts, AppleInsider looks at what went so right -- and then so wrong.

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How to use your Mac to become a paperback writer: Part 2

06/23/2019, 12:06 pm

When you've written your manuscript, you can use other design apps and online services to make a paperback that is indistinguishable from a book from a regular mainstream publisher.

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How to use your Mac to become a paperback writer: Part 1

06/22/2019, 02:06 pm

You can become a full paperback and e-book publishing house using just your Mac, key applications, and online printing companies. First you have to write the book, though.

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Editorial: Apple's move to ARM is possible because most users want power more than compatibility

06/21/2019, 09:06 am

What was once at least a concern and often the barrier that stopped Mac sales, cross-platform software compatibility is now mostly irrelevant to the wider user base -- and we all stand to benefit.

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Apple macOS Catalina, Catalyst, and SwiftUI excitement, on the AppleInsider Podcast

06/21/2019, 08:06 am

This week on the AppleInsider Podcast, William and Victor enthuse about Affinity Publisher, the newest desktop publishing app from Serif Labs. And while Kano PC partners with Microsoft to take on the iPad in education, Jamf reports that people in the workplace strongly prefer Macs to PCs.

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Mac page design app Affinity Publisher comes out of beta

06/19/2019, 01:06 pm

The long-awaited page layout app Affinity Publisher has launched after an extended public beta period. Alongside its own design tools, the app leverages its sister Affinity products to create a publishing workflow.

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Reminder: iWork '09 & some iMovie files won't work in macOS Catalina

06/19/2019, 11:06 am

If you've been hanging on to a popular version of Pages, Numbers, and Keynote, or have some iMovie files relying on older plugins, time's up. You're going to have to take some steps in order to move to macOS Catalina.

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Review: Satechi M1 wireless mouse gets the aluminum treatment

06/18/2019, 02:06 pm

Satechi has given the aluminum treatment to every accessory under the sun from headphones to mousepads. An aluminum mouse was an appropriate extension of that design aesthetic -- hence the Satechi M1. This mouse is a simple, sleek mouse that is made primarily from lightweight anodized aluminum and comes in four different finishes to match your Mac.

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How to use Tags in macOS Mojave and Catalina

06/14/2019, 01:06 pm

Apple seems to have decided that tags for the Mac didn't need changes, with no improvements coming in macOS Catalina. Yet, when you know how to use what we've already got, tags can become a superb way to organize your files.

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High-end users on 'Why I'm buying the new Mac Pro'

06/14/2019, 10:06 am

Apple aimed the new Mac Pro at the most demanding of all high-end users, so we went to users like that and asked what they thought. Video editors, medical experts and the Department of Defense are all considering this new Mac closely.

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Editorial: New Mac Pro highlights the gap Apple isn't filling

06/13/2019, 07:06 am

Apple now has a Mac for every type of user -- except for ones who want expandability more than they need a display or the power of the new Mac Pro.

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Apple's Screen Time for macOS Catalina is a tool, not a nanny

06/09/2019, 01:06 pm

Screen Time on the Mac will prevent you over-using social media and it will encourage you to step away from your Mac. Yet it's still up to you whether or how much you let it help you.

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Apple denied dismissal of 'unwieldy' dust filter class action lawsuit

06/07/2019, 10:06 am

An attempt by Apple to dismiss a proposed class action lawsuit over a lack of air filters in the design of MacBooks and iMacs has been denied by a California District Court judge, as the motion to dismiss the "unwieldy" complaint was apparently "also unwieldy" in its own right.

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