The macOS 10.12 beta is now available to developers, and we’ve just spent a day testing out all the new features. Here are our first impressions of Apple’s new desktop operating system that will power Macs for at least the next year.
The WWDC keynote is finally over, and if we learned one thing, it’s that Apple has fundamentally changed. Most of the news from the developer’s conference wasn’t too earth-shattering: there were no new apps being ported to Android, no allusions to any Apple hardware whatsoever, and Tim Cook even seemed a little off…
Apple is using the launch of its newest release of the Mac OS X, version 10.12, to rename the operating system entirely. The 16-year-old desktop operating system will no longer be called OS X—it will, instead, be called MacOS.
Apple’s annual developer conference, WWDC, is nearly upon us. The event runs from June 13-17 and traditionally serves as the launching point for major updates to iOS, OS X, and the company’s other platforms. In the last few years, the updates to Apple’s two major OSes has been relatively small and boring for anyone…
Before there was OS X, there was Mac OS. It’s a name with a ton of history and meaning, and if this slip-up in an Apple document is anything to go by, the company is heading back to its roots.
When it comes to hacks, the question is most often “can I or can’t I” instead of “why?” Because if you try to find a practical reason for why someone would get the 24-year-old Mac OS 7.5.5—aka System 7—running on an Apple Watch, you’re going to come up empty.
Now that you've digested everything that's new in OS X Yosemite, you're probably itching to try it out for yourself. The good news is that Apple's happy for you to do so: for the first time since Cheetah in 2000, non-developers have the opportunity to give an upcoming operating system a test run. For free.
You may not immediately think "gaming" when you think "Mac," but there are tons of games for the Mac these days, and some of the most popular PC games are also available for OS X. Let's take a look at a few ways to make those games run as smoothly as possible.
Technology today is all Windows 8 and OS X Mountain Lion and Tablets and Retina Displays. So it's always fun to see someone paying tribute to the technology of old, just because. In this case, it's a brave soul who installed a 16-year-old verson of Mac OS 7 on a Nook Simple Touch, answering the question nobody asked:…
Apps for iOS, Android, and the web grab a lot of attention these days, and with good reason. They're changing the world.
One of the iPhone's most striking qualities is iOS' beautiful interface. Still, I love this conceptual rendering of iOS made to look like the OS on the original Macs.
Along with a handful of supafast MacBook Pros, Apple also dropped a developer preview of OS X Lion this morning. The release combines a dash of iPad and a dash of Mac OS, and will be available to the general public this summer. Members of the Mac Developer Program, though, can pick up their advanced copy today at the…
A reader just sent us this pretty little screenshot. He explained that it was forwarded to him by a friend who works for some mysterious company.
Thanks to illustrator Fabian Glez, I now finally understand why my computer seems a bit shady at times.
Want to use AirPlay, but don't have an Apple TV? There's hope for you yet. TUAW's Erica Sadun put together an app which'll allow your Mac to stream media from an iPhone by pretending to be an Apple TV.
We've seen the Kinect get hacked already, but we're still tickled by this little mod which allows you to run the Microsoft gadget on Mac OS X. Yes, the idea alone feels oh-so-very-wrong, but how can you resist such fun?
If you happen to check for software updates on your Mac now, you should find that the Mac OS X 10.6.5 update is available for download. It appears to be a lovely update with plenty of bug fixes, performance improvements, and stability enhancements:
It happened in 1997. Can't quite remember exactly when or where. It doesn't show up on Google, so I'm thinking it came at some internal Apple event or agency meeting.