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Apple might be re-branding OS X this year

For many years, Mac buyers have been used to the name ‘OS X’ but this year, it looks like Apple might be planning to change things up a bit with a re-brand for its desktop operating system for the first time in 17 years. The future re-brand was first spotted …

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It looks like Siri is coming to OS X this year

Since its first launch, Apple’s digital assistant, Siri, has been kept on the iOS platform and while there have been murmurs of it heading to Macs in the past, it never quite panned out. However, this year things seem to be a little different as a leaked screenshot from Apple’s …

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Apple to bring Siri to Mac this year

After years of speculation on the topic, it looks like Apple will finally be bringing Siri to Mac OS X this year according to new reports. Right now it is believed that this year’s OS X update is codenamed ‘Fuji’ and Siri will be one of the big flagship features. …

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Adobe users faced with Creative Cloud file deletion bug

Towards the end of last week, an issue with Adobe’s Creative Cloud subscription-based software came to light, with some users finding their files being deleted without any authorization. This issue seems to have affected quite a few people but Adobe has announced that they are currently working on a fix …

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Apple launches repair program for Mac Pros after GPU failures

Back in 2013, Apple impressed us all with its new Mac Pro, featuring a cylinder design and unique cooling system along with some powerful components. However, it seems that some units are suffering from issues, with FirePro GPUs starting to fail, so Apple is issuing an extended repair program for …

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Microsoft wants to help Mac users switch to Surface Book

Microsoft officially announced its Surface Book laptop earlier this month, featuring Intel’s Skylake processors and a custom Nvidia GPU. At the time, Microsoft compared its new offering to the Macbook Pro and now, it is targeting Apple users once again with the launch of a site aimed at helping OS …

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Apple’s OS X El Capitan will release today

Apple’s latest version of OS X is launching later on today as a free update for Mac users. El Capitan was announced earlier this year and has been going through an open beta ever since, while earlier this month Apple released its close to final version of the OS for …

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OS X El Capitan GM build releases for beta testers

Apple’s next version of the OS X operating system is on the way, with developers and beta testers receiving the GM candidate build this week. OS X 10.11 El Capitan launches in full later this month on the 30th of September, as a free update for all Mac users, though …

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It looks like Apple might be planning a 4K iMac

It looks like Apple may be planning to launch a 4K iMac alongside of its 5K model later this year, according to references found in the code for the OS X El Capitan beta. Apple doesn’t currently sell a 4K Retina Display iMac, having jumped straight to 5K last year …

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Apple’s Swift programming language is going open source

Apple revealed quite a bit of information last night at its annual WWDC event. One particularly interesting bit of news was that Apple’s programming language, Swift, is going to make the switch to open source, bringing support for iOS, OS  X and Linux. Swift was revealed by Apple last year …

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Apple announces OS X El Capitan

Apple’s annual World Wide Developer Conference kicked off today, at which the company announced this year’s Mac OS X update. Following on from last year’s Yosemite update will be OS X El Capitan, which is focussing on improving the OS X experience while also bringing a boost to overall performance. …

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IBM is now offering employees Macs for the first time

IBM has begun offering its employees the choice between Mac OS X and the traditional Windows PC for the first time, following a deal with Apple that came around last year in an effort to push iOS in to the enterprise market. Now when setting up a new employee workstation, …

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OS X Yosemite update finally drops iPhoto

Back in February, we learned that Apple was finally working towards ditching iPhoto, along with Aperture, with a new ‘Photos’ app for the latest version of OS X, ‘Yosemite’. Now the time has finally come and the new app has been pushed out in an update. The developer version of …

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Apple Boot Camp no longer supports Windows 7

Apple is no longer supporting installs of Windows 7 on Mac OS X machines via the Boot Camp dual-booting tool. The change-over actually quietly happened earlier this month and was noted in an updated Apple support page, although it largely went unnoticed until fairly recently. Apple updated its boot-camp page …

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Parallels 10 brings Windows 10 to Mac

You can now throw the Windows 10 Technical Preview on your Mac with the latest version of Parallels. Parallels Desktop 10 now gives Windows 10 as an option for the virtual machine, alongside Ubuntu and the older Windows 7/Windows 8.1 ISOs. Parallels works by creating a virtual machine on your …

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iOS 9 reported to focus on stability and bug fixes

Apple’s iOS 9 update might not come packed with brand new features or apps but rather, focus on under the hood changes along with stability and bug fixes instead. This may well be a response to the troubled launch of iOS 8, which took a couple of months to patch …

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Apple is finally replacing iPhoto

Apple is finally ditching its iPhoto application along with Aperture, in order to replace them both with a new photos app for OS X Yosemite. The change over was initially promised last year but it has taken a while for Apple to get things moving. The developer version of the …

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Another week, another Flash vulnerability

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You really should disable or uninstall Adobe Flash at this point. If you haven’t yet done so however here is another reason, following on from last week’s 0-day exploit; there is another critical vulnerability that is being actively exploited in the wild, the only difference this time is that there is …

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Apple pushes first ever automated security update to Mac users

Apple has pushed out its first ever automated security update to computers running the Mac OS X operating system in order to help defend against new bugs that security researches warned could allow hackers to remotely take control of machines. Apple pushed out the software update yesterday to fix critical …

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Apple forced to pull Safari OS X update

Apple seems to be making a habit of releasing buggy software this year, first the company ran in to many issues getting iOS 8 off the ground and now it has had to pull a Safari update after users reported that it forced them to re-install the OS X operating …

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