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Universal apps that can run on iPhone, iPad, or Mac coming in 2018?

Apple’s iPhone line of products changed the way we think about smartphones… and the company’s App Store also change the way we find and download apps to run on those devices. So it’s not surprising that Apple eventually tried to replicate that success by launching a Mac App Store. But it’s never really taken off. […]

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Apple updates iMac lineup with Kaby Lake chips, better graphics, improved screens

Apple is updating its iMac line of all-in-one desktops with new models sporting Intel Kaby Lake chips, improved displays, and support for faster graphics, more memory, and speedier storage, among other things. The new models continue to come in 21.5 inch and 27 inch varieties, but the smaller model now supports up to 32GB of […]

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CrossOver 16 lets you run Office 2013 on Mac or Linux

CrossOver is a compatibility layer that makes it possible to run some Windows software on Mac or Linux computers. It’s basically a commercial version of the open source WINE, and the two projects share a lot of code, but CrossOver usually has a few exclusive features and offers official support for customers. Today the CrossOver […]

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Goodnight OS X: Apple introduces macOS Sierra (with Siri)

After 15 years, Apple is retiring the OS X name for its desktop and notebook operating system. Starting this fall, the operating system for Apple computers will be called macOS. The first version is macOS Sierra, and among other new features it includes Apple’s Siri voice assistant and new Continuity features (such as unlocking your […]

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Apple’s new MacBook is faster, more colorful

Apple is updating its 12 inch MacBook. The 2016 model is still thin, light, and powered by an Intel Core M processor, much like last year’s model. But the new version comes with a choice of Intel Core M3, M5, or M7 Skylake processors, longer battery life, and four color options. Prices start at $1,299 for […]

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Install Windows 10 on a Mac with Apple’s Boot Camp

Boot Camp is a software program that allows Mac users to partition their computer in order to install the Microsoft Windows operating system. Today, the company released an updated version of Boot Camp with support for Windows 10. Boot Camp 6, which is rolling out across compatible systems now, supports 64-bit versions of Windows 10. The […]

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Now you can run Android apps on a Mac (with BlueStacks)

BlueStacks has been offering Windows users a tool that lets them install and run Android apps on a PC for years. Now BlueStacks is also available for Mac. It’s available as a free download from BlueStacks.com. BlueStacks is basically an emulator that lets you run Android apps on a non-Android device. You can use you […]

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Apple OS X: El Capitan brings better search, gestures, and window management

Apple is updating its OS X operating system for Mac notebook and desktop computers. The next version of the company’s desktop operating system is called OS X: El Capitan, and the company says it’s faster, offers better graphics, and offers improvements to search and managing your running apps, among other things. OS X: El Capitan […]

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Bring Super Mario Bros to any screen on a Mac with Screentendo

Ever find yourself staring at your computer screen and wishing you were looking at a game rather than a spreadsheet? Now there’s a way to turn pretty much anything on your screen into a game… if you’re using a Mac. Software developer Aaron Randall recently created an OS X application that can transform a portion of […]

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Google expands ban on Chrome extensions from outside the Web Store

Like many other web browsers, Google Chrome can work with third-party extensions that change the way the browser behaves under certain circumstances. Want to change every instance of the word “cloud” in a web page with the word “butt?” There’s an extension for that. There are plenty of other extensions available from the Chrome Web […]