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Apple starts selling lower-cost iCloud storage, adds iCloud Drive to beta website

Apple on Wednesday flipped the switch on its new iCloud storage plan prices.

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Apple, iCloud take reputation hits after photo scandal

Apple has denied that hackers breached its iCloud service to steal celebrities' intimate photos, but the wave of stories and blogs about the hacks have damaged the company' reputation.

15 insanely stupid Apple predictions

The years have not been kind to Apple's critics. Here are fifteen laughable predictions that show how Apple has been going out of business since 1984. [ABOVE: Image c/o The Trad. Special Apple-themed clothes from the '80's. I...

China launches homegrown OS to compete with pirated US software

China's OS: If you can't beat 'em, ban 'em. China -- satisfied it has conquered all Earth based manufacturing -- is now on a long march towards dominating the software market. Or at least it hopes anyway. Actions such as...

Apple updates OS X Yosemite public beta

As expected, Apple today released the second public beta of OS X Yosemite.

iMessage spam explosion: Apple flamed for bad design and dropping ball

Spam spam spam spam. Spam spam spam spam. Wonderful spam. For many users, iMessage is becoming an unusable cesspool of spam. Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) is under fire for poor security design in iMessage, and for failing to react to the...

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16 tips for Mac users who must use Windows

I was forced to use a Windows PC the other day. It was a shock, particularly because search engines generally generate tips for switching from Windows to Mac when queried on this. It made me suspect Mac users may sometimes need a...

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Apple preps final non-security Mavericks update

Apple is working its way toward releasing OS X Mountain Lion 10.9.5, very likely the last non-security update for the 10-month old operating system.

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New Yosemite dev preview may herald public beta update later this week

Apple released the sixth developer preview of OS X Yosemite today.

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6 Apple lessons Microsoft never learned

Microsoft's stock price says it's in poor shape and while the new direction makes sense, it would already be doing much better if it had listened to what Apple's taught it over the decades. Here are a few lessons it should have...

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Liberation: 10 OS X steps to free Mac disk space

Are you running out of space on your Mac? Are you unable to save files because your computer tells you its disk is full? Clean your drive with these 10 simple tips.

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OS X: Did you know this useful hidden font feature?

If you've ever spent time swapping between fonts to find the most appropriate one you need for use in any project, you've been wasting time -- this hidden feature had you covered all along.

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Want a tech job? Apple says it helps to be white and male

In 1869 African American men gained the right to vote in the U.S. Fifty-one years later, women won that right. Despite this, jobs across the technology sector seem easier to get if you happen to be white and male, and Apple's public...

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iOS 8/OS X Yosemite: Safari catching up with Chrome

Apple has introduced a range of improvements within Safari on both OS X and iOS that mean the multi-platform browser is catching up with Chrome for performance.  

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Chinese government bans Apple, really?

The situation for US tech firms in China has certainly become more difficult as a result of US surveillance activities.

5 tips for better MacBook battery life

Apple's MacBooks are the most popular portables on the planet and its recent decision to upgrade the hardware and reduce prices on them will keep it that way. All the same, every MacBook user may need these tips to get better...

Apple's growing smart for contextual search, Siri and services

Data driven insights; user recommendations; big data services and all the other buzzwords of the pre-Singularity techno-dystopia some say we're hurtling blindly toward are in Apple's sights, as evidenced by recent deals. [ABOVE:...

The best new features in OS X Yosemite (so far)

Look for these cool capabilities in the OS X 10.10 Yosemite public beta.

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