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OS X is the Operating System used on Apple Macintosh computers. It is based on Unix and started to ship on Macs in 2002. It succeeded to Mac OS 9 which was the final version of the pre-OS X operating system for Apple computers. OS X is derived from the work done on NeXTSTEP, the operating system written for Steve Job’s NeXT company.

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Teen Discovers Two Zero-Day Vulnerabilities In OS X

08/17/2015, Say a few years ago, when the topic of OS X versus Windows came up, the favorite argument that was used is that OS X is more secure than Windows as there are less cases of malware and viruses attacking the system. Fast forward to today, that statement...

Boot Camp Windows 10 Support Is Here

08/13/2015,   It’s not that hard to install Windows on a Mac, Apple actually provides its own tool for this purpose called Boot Camp. Setting everything up doesn’t take too long and once it’s up and running you can use both OS X and Windows on...

iOS 9, OS X El Capitan Will Be Able To Track Flights

08/12/2015, One of the unique features of Google Now on Android phones is its ability to know what you have planned, thanks to your emails and calendars. So if you have an upcoming flight, closer to the date it will begin display that flight information via Google...

OS X Beta Hints At Split-Screen Support For The iPad Mini 4

08/12/2015, One of the features that Apple will be bringing to the table with iOS 9 is split-screen viewing. This has been a feature long-requested by many iPad users and thankfully it will be arriving in iOS 9. However Apple had previously suggested that only the...

How To View Hidden Files (Win, OS X, Android)

08/05/2015, You can hide your personal files on all operating systems using different methods, but once hidden, it can be difficult to view again. Operating systems also come with sensitive hidden files by default to keep things simple, and you can’t access these...

Windows 10 On Steam Has Already Surpassed Gamers On OS X & Linux

08/03/2015, A report from yesterday revealed that Windows 10 is on a steady rise and already commands about 2.47% of the operating system market. This is pretty impressive but what about games? How does Windows 10 fare when it comes to the gaming scene? As it turns...

Researchers Create First Firmware Worm That Can Infect Macs

08/03/2015, Some of you guys might recall that a couple of months ago, an exploit nicknamed Thunderstrike was discovered for Mac computers, where basically it could allow hackers to modify the firmware of a Mac computer. Further proving the vulnerability and bringing...

Windows 10 Now Has 2.47% Of The OS Market

08/02/2015, A couple of days ago, Microsoft confirmed that Windows 10 has been installed on over 14 million devices which is a pretty impressive figure, but in terms of overall market share, exactly how much does that 14 million and more represent? The folks at...

Mac Sales Up 16.1% In June, PC Sales On The Decline

07/09/2015, When it comes to market share, it is obvious that as much as Apple is trying, they are still very much lagging behind compared to PCs. However it seems that while it might take them a while to catch up, they are at least on the right path. According to...

Office 2016 For Mac Has Been Released…With A Catch

07/09/2015, We suppose it isn’t a secret that Microsoft is working on Office 2016 for Mac computers, but the good news is that if you were looking forward to using Microsoft’s productivity suite of apps, you’re in luck as the Redmond company has recently...

Apple Will Turn To Two-Factor Authentication Process

07/09/2015, At the moment Apple relies on a two-step verification process for certain aspects of iOS and OS X. This means that if you were to try and login into one of Apple’s services, you would enter your password and then receive a one-time code to verify that...

Apple’s National Park Naming Scheme Boosts Tourism

07/09/2015, The last version of OS X to be named after a member of the cat family was OS X Mountain Lion. Ever since then, Apple has opted to name OS X after locations around America, like OS X Mavericks which is a surf point in California. Then there was OS X...

Final Fantasy XIV For Mac Sales Suspended

07/06/2015, The thing about running OS X is that sometimes there are developers who don’t make OS X versions of their games, instead choosing to develop for PC instead. However in the case of Square Enix, they have decided to port over Final Fantasy XIV onto the...

GarageBand For OS X Update, Will Now Take Advantage Of Force Touch

07/01/2015, Back in March, Apple launched their new 12-inch Retina MacBook and updated MacBook Pros and the one thing in common that the laptops have that Apple’s older MacBook lineup does not have is the new Force Touch trackpad. The good news is that if you love...