Yosemite Maimed My Older MacBook. How's It Working For You?

My 15-inch MacBook Pro is the most expensive thing I own. I've used it every day, often for well over eight hours, since January 2011, except the two weeks I went to Ecuador last summer when I left it at home (and felt moderate to severe separation anxiety). I love this thing as much as a human can love a laptop. And… » 11/10/14 11:03am 11/10/14 11:03am

17 Things You Can Do in OS X Yosemite That You Couldn't Do in Mavericks

If you installed OS X Yosemite at the end of last week then you've no doubt been busy exploring its various tools and features. Here are 17 new things you can do with the software, from hiding the traces of your Web browsing to recording screen activity on an iPad. » 10/20/14 11:05am 10/20/14 11:05am

How to Set Up and Use Handoff in Yosemite and iOS 8

Handoff is Apple's new feature that integrates Yosemite and your iOS 8 device so you can start working on one device and then continue it on another. For example, you can start writing an email on your phone, then flip it over to your Mac when you realize you'd prefer a keyboard. Here's how to set it up and use it. » 10/17/14 4:28pm 10/17/14 4:28pm

Report: Apple's Got a 12-inch MacBook, 4K Desktop in Works

In the midst of updating its operating system to Yosemite, Apple seems to also have some hardware refreshes in mind. According to Mark Gurman at 9to5Mac, sources say that Apple is planning a smaller Macbook (12-inch diagonally) with a high resolution display as well as a pixel-drunk 4K iMac or standalone monitor. » 7/23/14 1:55pm 7/23/14 1:55pm

Apple Opens OS X Yosemite Beta to the Public, Sign Up Now

OS X Yosemite, the upcoming version of Apple's operating system, won't launch until the fall, but if you're interested in trying out its new features now, you can sign up for Apple's public beta today. The beta was previously limited to developers and dev accounts, but now it's open to the first million users who opt… » 7/23/14 9:44am 7/23/14 9:44am

Mac OS X Yosemite Under the Magnifying Glass

Apple revealed a sneak peek into Mac OS X Yosemite earlier this week. Not surprisingly, Apple updated its desktop OS to match iOS 7's design language. The new OS X now embodies a brighter and flatter styling, coupled with icon updates, font changes, and translucent materials. Here's a quick look at the visual design… » 6/10/14 10:00am 6/10/14 10:00am

How To Try Out Mac OS X Yosemite Before Everyone Else

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. » 6/03/14 11:22am 6/03/14 11:22am

WWDC 2014 Roundup: Everything Apple Announced Today

Today's keynote marked day one of Apple's giant developer love fest, and while we didn't actually get any new hardware, Tim Cook and co. tossed a whole mess of long-awaited goodies to their legion of loyal followers. So in case you didn't happen to spend the afternoon glued to your screen, these are the best and… » 6/02/14 5:08pm 6/02/14 5:08pm