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Lilbits: Windows 11 on handhelds, Fitbit’s ring, and OS X 10.7 and 10.8 are now free to download

When software updates roll out for Windows, Android, iOS, or macOS these days, you’re probably used to getting it for free. But once upon a time companies used to charge for those sorts of updates. In fact, Apple didn’t start offering free updates to Mac users until OS X 10.9 Mavericks was released in 2013. […]

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WikiLeaks says CIA has been hacking iPhones, Mac computers for years (with tools that require physical access)

WikiLeaks has released a second set of documents from its so-called “Vault 7” set of information that allegedly details the tools the CIA uses to hack phones, computers, and other devices. The second release is called “Dark Matter,” and according to WikiLeaks, it showcases some of the tools the CIA has used to hack the […]

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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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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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Apple launches OS X 10.10 Yosemite

As expected, Apple is launching the latest version of its operating system for notebooks and desktops. OS X 10.10 Yosemite features a refined design, updated core apps, and better support for working together with both iOS 8 and iCloud Drive. Yosemite is available as a free download from the Mac App Store starting today. The […]

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Netflix continues the move from Silverlight to HTML5… on some platforms

Good news for folks tired of installing Microsoft Silverlight just so they can stream videos from Netflix: The company now has an HTML5 media player which works without any plugins. Here’s the bad news (for now): While Netflix is rolling out its HTML5 player to another platform, you still have to jump through some hoops […]

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Apple OS X 10.10 Yosemite coming this fall, public beta this summer

Apple will launch its next major update for its notebook and desktop operating system this fall. A developer preview of OS X 10.10 Yosemite is available to developers starting today, and this summer Apple will offer a public beta. That means for the first time non-developers will be able to sign up to try the […]

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Apple Continuity helps iOS, OS X devices work together better

One of the key new features of OS X 10.10 Yosemite is something Apple calls Continuity. It’s a series of features designed to make your iPhone or iPad and your MacBook or Mac desktop work together. For instance you can start writing an email message on your notebook and finish on your tablet. Or you can view […]

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Apple unveils iCloud Drive online file storage service

Apple is unveiling OS X 10.10 Yosemite, featuring a refined user interface, updates apps, and more. One of the most wide-reaching changes is support for a new way to use Apple’s iCloud online storage system: iCloud Drive. Apple iCloud Drive is basically Apple’s answer to Dropbox or Google Drive, giving you a way to store […]