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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 […]

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Lilbits (4-23-2014): Control your PC from your phone

Remote controlling your desktop PC from your smartphone probably isn’t something you need to do very often. But from time to time it’s nice to be able to login from your phone and grab a file, open a document, or maybe even watch a video that you wouldn’t otherwise be able to access on your […]

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Pear OS 8: Linux-based software for tablets, desktops (inspired by iOS)

Pear OS is a Linux-based operating system designed to combine the beauty of Apple software with the utility (and open nature) of GNU/Linux. A year ago that meant making Ubuntu look like OS X. Now it apparently means giving Ubuntu an OS X and iOS 7-style user interface. Pear OS 8 is now available for […]

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Apple says OS X Mavericks brings better battery life, memory use

Apple’s latest Macbooks have Intel Haswell processors which aren’t only faster than last-generation chips, but also more efficient. And that means you get longer battery life. The latest 13 inch MacBook Air offers up to 12 hours of battery life. But Apple says they can do even better — and with the new OS X […]

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Lilbits (6-10-2013): Halo multitasking goes open source, Apple unveils OS X Mavericks

Whether you’re a fan of Facebook Home or not, the company’s social home screen app did introduce a nifty concept called chat heads. The idea is that when you get a new message, it doesn’t hide out in a notification tray. Instead a bubble with your contact’s picture pops up, and you can tap it […]

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Parallels Desktop 8 blurs lines between Windows 8, Mac – adds gesture support

Parallels has updated their software which lets you run Windows on Mac computers to add better support for Windows 8. Now Parallels Desktop 8 includes support for Windows 8 touchscreen  gestures and a Windows 8 Live Tile that lets you access Mac apps when you’re running Windows. The update also adds support for USB 3.0 […]

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The perils of high resolution: Older apps look fuzzy on the new MacBook Pro

Apple’s new MacBook Pro with Retina Display has a remarkable 15 inch,  2880 x 1800 pixel display. It has 4 times as many pixels as the standard MacBook Pro, which is kind of awesome… until you start running apps that weren’t designed for the new screen. The Verge took a number of apps for a […]

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OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion will make Macs look even more like iPads

Before the Apple iPad was announced, a lot of people thought Apple’s tablet would look like a Mac… in slate form. That’s probably because up until that point, most tablet computers were Windows machines which ran a variation of the desktop Windows operating system. Instead, the iPad ran a version of iOS — the operating […]