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Yosemite's traffic share triples after public beta debuts

The preview of Apple's OS X Yosemite public beta last week resulted in a tripling of the upgrade's share of online traffic.
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Apple hasn't exhausted its supply of Yosemite betas

Apple still has redemption codes available for its public beta of OS X Yosemite.

Apple sends users scrambling for OS X Yosemite

Apple today released the public beta of OS X Yosemite, giving nondevelopers their first chance to preview an upcoming Mac operating system in 14 years.

QuickPoll: Is Apple smart to release a public beta of OS X Yosemite?

Apple is releasing its first public beta of OS X Yosemite. Is that a smart move?

Apple unwraps OS X Yosemite public beta Thursday

Apple will release its first public beta of OS X Yosemite early Thursday

OS X Yosemite public beta nears release

Apple may release a public beta for OS X Yosemite as early as next week, according to an online report Monday.

Dev interest in OS X Yosemite is 4X what it was for Mavericks in '13

Developer interest in OS X Yosemite appears to be quadruple that of 2013's Mavericks.

Apple yanks Google Maps from iCloud's 'Find My iPhone'

Apple has begun replacing Google Maps with its own mapping technology on iCloud.com, specifically in the Web-based "Find My iPhone" service.

Gartner scales back Windows forecast

Gartner today scaled back its forecast of Windows' near future, saying that while Microsoft's OS will power a growing number of devices this year and next, the gains will be smaller than it projected in January.

Google answers Apple's 'Continuity' with partial measures

Google this week offered a partial answer to Apple's Continuity technology, announcing a system that will let Android-powered smartphones interact with Chrome OS on Chromebooks.

Mac OS X In Depth

13 pieces of advice for Yosemite beta testers

For the first time since 2000, Apple is allowing pubic beta testers to try out a prerelease version of OS X. Ryan Faas tells testers what to do and what to avoid.

Apple's Continuity tack brings ubiquitous computing to Yosemite and iOS 8

At this year's WWDC, Apple showcased a variety of new technologies under the Continuity umbrella that take device communication to a more sophisticated level. Users are the winners, says columnist Michael deAgonia.

At WWDC, continuity across devices is the theme

Apple's "Continuity" initiative is all about using the right device for the right task at the right moment and shifting between those devices seamlessly. Columnist Ryan Faas explains.

WWDC preview: For Apple, it's all about platforms now

Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference is the company's one big chance to talk up hardware, operating systems and services -- and explain where Apple is headed. Ryan Faas explains what to look for on Monday.

WWDC 2014

Continuing coverage of Apple's WWDC 2014

Hands on: Apple's Mac Pro is the fastest Mac ever

One thing is certain: You won't mistake Apple's powerful new Mac Pro for any other desktop computer. And it has the computing chops to match its high-style look.

24 milestones in the Mac's 30-year history

Today marks the 30th anniversary of the arrival of the now-iconic Apple Macintosh computer. Columnist Ryan Faas looks back over the past three decades at some of the highlights and lowlights of the Mac's -- and Apple's -- evolution.

2014: Does Apple still look doomed?

Don't be fooled by the company's rocky 2013. There are strong signs that it has turned the corner.

New tech device? Make the most of it

If you got a new smartphone, tablet or computer for the holidays, these Computerworld stories can help you get acquainted with new OSes, find great apps and accessories, safely dispose of your old devices and more.

How Apple is playing hardball with Microsoft

Tucked in amongst Apple's several hardware debuts last month was word that the company will stop charging for OS X and iWork. Why is Apple willing to forgo this small revenue stream? How might it affect IT buyers? The move is interesting on several fronts.

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