OS X

At this year's WWDC Apple announced that like OS X Yosemite, OS X El Capitan would go through a period where public betas were available to a certain group of consumers in order to receive feedback about stability and features. What was also announced is that iOS 9 would also have a public beta. Consumers have long installed developer betas of iOS to try out new features, but the public beta for iOS 9 marks the first time that consumers have been officially invited to test out Apple's mobile operating system. Before installing either of the betas, Apple recommends that users back up their iOS devices to iCloud or their PC, and their Mac to a Time Machine drive. Much like last year, installing the...

Microsoft Releases Office 2016 For Mac

The last major release of Microsoft Office for Mac was the 2011 edition. Due to Microsoft's naming and release timing, the release of Office 2011 actually took place in...

18 by Brandon Chester on 7/9/2015

A First Look At Apple's OS X El Capitan

Right on schedule, at last week’s World Wide Developers Conference Apple announced the next iteration of their desktop OS, OS X. Version 10.11, dubbed El Capitan, is the latest...

100 by Ryan Smith on 6/15/2015

Apple Announces OS X El Capitan

Today at WWDC Apple announced the next version of their OS X operating system. This next release, presumably version 10.11, is named OS X El Capitan. OS X Yosemite...

45 by Brandon Chester on 6/8/2015

A Look At OS X Yosemite And iOS 8.1

It has been a busy year for Apple, although one could argue it has been more of a busy few months. The yearly updates for most of Apple's products...

170 by Brandon Chester on 10/27/2014

Apple’s Swift and What it Means for Developers and Users

On Monday Apple revealed iOS 8 and OS X 10.10 Yosemite. Both of these were expected by everyone who has followed Apple’s pattern of software reveals at WWDC for...

79 by Brandon Chester on 6/11/2014

Humble Bundle Returns: PC and Android 10

I’ll be honest: I’m really glad the “14 days of bundles” is over, as what started as something potentially interesting eventually became a series of mediocre bundles. I did...

6 by Jarred Walton on 5/27/2014

Averting Disaster - A Guide To Computer Backups (2014)

We all store more and more of our lives in digital form; spreadsheets, résumés, wedding speeches, novels, tax information, schedules, and of course digital photographs and video. All of...

131 by Brett Howse on 5/21/2014

Testing Improved 4K Display Support in OS X 10.9.3

Today Apple released the long awaited OS X 10.9.3 update. The update comes after nine weeks of beta testing, each week with a new release. One of the most...

72 by Brandon Chester & Anand Lal Shimpi on 5/15/2014

Humble Bundle for PC and Android 8 and More

The Humble Jumbo Bundle is now sadly over, but while good things come to an end we can always look forward to the next big thing. For the next...

6 by Jarred Walton on 12/18/2013

TeamViewer Releases Version 9 Public Beta

About a year ago, I stumbled across TeamViewer, a remote control/remote access utility. The details of the experience are still vividly clear: I had spent the better part of...

26 by Jarred Walton on 11/5/2013

Humble Bundle with Android #7 (Updated)

In the latest edition of the Humble Bundle, there’s another collection of fairly popular games available. As usual, you unlock the core set of games with any donation of...

13 by Jarred Walton on 10/15/2013

TeamViewer 8 Released, with Windows 8 and Retina Support

TeamViewer is one of those applications that some people have heard about and love, while others have no idea what it is. At its core, TeamViewer is a remote...

30 by Jarred Walton on 12/6/2012

Office for Mac 2011 Gets Retina Display Support

Since the launch of the MacBook Pro with Retina display in June, Microsoft had announced full compatibility of Office for Mac 2011 with Mountain Lion, but had neither confirmed...

11 by Saumitra Bhagwat on 9/19/2012

CloudPlay - A Fast Way To Stream Music To Your Desktop

I've always been a huge fan of apps that live in the OS X menu bar because they provide status updates, system information and quick access to program functions...

5 by Saumitra Bhagwat on 9/19/2012

Apple Releases Mountain Lion 10.8.2 w/ Facebook Integration

As expected, Apple has released Mountain Lion 10.8.2 today in conjunction with the release of iOS 6. A slightly updated build (12C53) was released to developers last week as...

14 by Saumitra Bhagwat on 9/19/2012

Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion Goes Gold; GM Released To Developers

In a bit of a double-whammy of operating system news today, word comes that Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion has gone gold. Apple released the Golden Master (GM...

11 by Ryan Smith on 7/9/2012

Thoughts on the Mac OS X Mountain Lion Developer Preview

Mountain Lion's first developer preview has been around for a couple of days now, and most of the banner features - largely composed of new imports from iOS -...

96 by Andrew Cunningham & Anand Lal Shimpi on 2/19/2012

Apple Releases OS X 10.8 "Mountain Lion" Preview

Using several media outlets, Apple has just announced major details about Mac OS X 10.8, the next version of the company's desktop operatng system. The new release, codenamed "Mountain...

38 by Andrew Cunningham on 2/16/2012

VLC 2.0 Announced: New UI and Blu-ray Support for OS X

VideoLAN has announced VLC 2.0 and the first release candidate is available to the public today. The biggest changes are in the OS X version but there are a...

22 by Kristian Vättö on 2/13/2012

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