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Apple updates Yosemite, again claims to fix Macs' Wi-Fi flops

Apple today released OS X Yosemite 10.10.2, hoping again to improve -- or in cases simply enable -- Wi-Fi on Macs that have suffered connectivity issues since October.

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Apple readies another crack at ending Yosemite's Wi-Fi ills

Apple is putting the final touches on the next update to OS X Yosemite as it again tries to stamp out Wi-Fi problems customers have complained of since the operating system launched in October.

7 itunes 12 tips mac users need

7 iTunes 12 tips Mac users need

iTunes is the center of your digital world if you use a Mac, iPad or iPhone, so you need to get to grips with it to have a happier digital life

5 essential tools for mac tech support

A Mac tech support handbook

Here's a foundation guide for Mac users who may sometimes try to help support friends and family

Microsoft updates Outlook for Mac preview tease

Microsoft today updated its preview of Outlook on the Mac, the tease it offered Office 365 subscribers more than two months ago

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OS X Yosemite: How to take charge of Mac startups

A simple guide to make starting up your Mac work for you.

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Glitch in OS X search can expose private details of Apple Mail users

Performing a Spotlight search opens email previews that load external images, even when the Mail client is asked not to do this.

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20 Mac OS X Yosemite secrets you’ll use

I’ve collected 20 small but useful tips Mac users may not have seen before.

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OS X Yosemite continues swift adoption pace, closes in on 50%

Apple's OS X Yosemite continued its rapid pace of adoption in the second month after release, with uptake exceeding that of any of its predecessors.

Marco Arment sparks debate about Apple software quality

The influential blogger, who often writes about Apple, stirred the pot with a post that called out the Cupertino, Calif. company for losing its way on software quality.

9 option click secrets many mac users need

9 Option-click secrets most Mac users need

Every Mac user needs to know the secrets of the Option key

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Microsoft expands anti-MacBook campaign with switching tips

Microsoft has expanded its campaign against Apple's MacBook Air with a website offering practical advice to people who have switched or are thinking of switching to a Surface Pro 3.

Apple deploys first-ever automatic patch to fix NTP flaw

Apple on Monday used an automatic security update mechanism for the first time to deploy a fix for a critical vulnerability in NTP, or Network Time Protocol, that was uncovered by a Google engineer.


10 dull apps no Mac user should live without

‘Tis the season to use credit and as we give and receive things we neither love nor need, spare a thought for these 10 seemingly dull apps that any Mac user needs.

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Apple's 2014 in 33 stats

Apple's had yet another good year. I've curated 33 stats to show you how good.


The paranoid person's guide to a complete Mac backup

You think you have a complete data backup plan? Then you haven't seen the lengths Rob Griffiths goes to to secure his data.


Review: 20 Apple 5K Retina iMac details

I've curated a few details you might not be aware of concerning this outstanding new iMac.

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OS X Yosemite sets Mac adoption record

Apple's new OS X Yosemite finished its first full month after release with a brisker uptake than its predecessor Mavericks, metrics company Net Applications said today.

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