The Fix for Apple's Scary OS X Security Flaw is Here

Apple has prepared a fix for the scary OS X security flaw that lets somebody with "privileged access" to your network connection get at information you think is secure. It's in the App Store now. Here's what you need to know about the fix. Read More >>

Apple: Merging Mac OS X and iOS Would be "A Waste of Energy"

As Apple's focus in recent years has shifted from desktop interests to mobile ones, there has been much speculation over a potential merging of the OS X and iOS platforms. Heck, OS X Mavericks seemed to take most of its best ideas from the mobile operating system. But, on the 30th birthday of the Macintosh, Apple has moved to quash rumours of an eventual merger of the two. Read More >>

20 Must-Have Mac OS X Utilities

Each year I round-up my top list of applications and utilities I used the most throughout the year. Without further introduction, here are all the utilities that have been especially useful in enhancing my productivity during 2013. Read More >>

This iOS-Inspired OS X Concept Looks Good Enough to Touch

For at least a couple years now, OS X has started to look more and more like iOS. Lion brought Launchpad and columns of app icons. Mavericks gave us Maps and a cleaned up interface. For his imagining of the next iteration of Apple's operating system, one designer just said, "Screw it. Let's make them the same!" Read More >>

Mavericks May Be Mucking Up Haswell-Powered MacBook Pro Retina Models

Mavericks may be the superlative version of Apple's desktop operating system, and the Haswell-equipped Retina MacBook Pro computers may be (in my opinion) the best hardware the Cupertino company makes, but it seems the two just aren't getting along. Read More >>

Why Making Mavericks Free Makes Perfect Sense

Yesterday, Apple not only released its OS X Mavericks operating system, it also announced that it would be free. That's great! For you, for Apple, and for the future of computing. Read More >>

New MacBook Pros: Finally, the Grown-Ups Get Haswell

Although the vast majority of laptops have got the Haswell love over the course of the past few months, Apple have taken their sweet time sticking Intel's latest and greatest silicon in their flagship laptop. But it looks like it's been worth the wait. Read More >>

OS X Mavericks Will Land Today, For Free

Apple announced the latest version of its OS X desktop operating system way back in June, but it's taken a few long months of beta-testing and Top Gun jokes for it to touch down. All that's about to change, with OS X Mavericks available for free, today. Read More >>

Apple OS X Mavericks Gold Master Is Out

The Gold Master version of OS X Mavericks is now available for developers. That means that OS X Mavericks has reached the final build and is ready to go to customers. What we see in this build will be exactly what everyone sees when they upgrade to Mavericks. Read More >>

New Apple TV Software Tomorrow? Plus, Late-October Release for OS X Mavericks?

I know many of you are sick of Apple rumours, so I won't keep you long on this one: Basically, AllThingsD is reporting that Apple will debut new TV software instead of Apple TV hardware tomorrow, meanwhile 9to5Mac's claiming OS X Mavericks won't be released until late October. [Image Credit: Engadget] Read More >>

What OS X Would Look Like If Jony Ive Had an iOS 7-Inspired Stab At It

It's true iOS 7 hasn't even been shipped to the public yet, but we've seen almost everything about it already, and it's radically different in design aesthetic from anything Apple's done before. It's Jony Ive's creation, and it's certainly colourful. But what if Apple let Sir Ive loose on OS X as well? This is probably what it would look like. Read More >>

OS X Mavericks First Impressions: A Little Good Going a Long Way

Mavericks is the first OS X release since Snow Leopard that doesn't constantly make you stop, consider a new feature that has just made your life worse in some incomprehensible way, and then hope very hard that this is a bug; because it cannot possibly be an intended feature, because the world is, mostly, a basically good place where people (like software engineers) do not deliberately inflict things like Launchpad on good, hardworking people. Read More >>

The Surest Sign Yet That Apple TV Will Be a Gaming Console

This week, Apple released its first-ever instructions for designing and developing a game controller for use with Apple products. The evidence suggests that Apple is gearing up take gaming beyond the confines of its products. It's going to condone console-style game development. And today's game controller for iOS 7 could mean that tomorrow's Apple TV is a full-on gaming platform. Read More >>

Here's the List of OS X Mavericks-Compatible Macs

Yesterday's announcement of OS X Mavericks unveiled some pretty cool new features coming to your Mac—but Cook and co forgot to explain just which computers would support the new OS. Fortunately, Apple Insider has chatted with people familiar with the Mavericks Developer Preview to draw up a list of the Macs which are compatible with the software. Read More >>

Apple Maps Is Coming to Your Desktop

Apple Maps is getting a pretty little desktop client in the new OS X Mavericks. The desktop client includes the same (steadily improving) offering of 3D-flyover views, and provides you with information cards as you skirt around different locations. And once you find your destination on the desktop, you can shunt it right over to your iPhone at the press of a button. Read More >>


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