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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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Apple Adds RAW Support To OS X For 15 DSLR Cameras

06/24/2016, For professional photographers, shooting in RAW during an assignment is almost always the standard operating procedure. For those who aren’t professionals, the reason for shooting in RAW is that it doesn’t get processed by the camera’s image...

‘MacOS’ Once Again Referenced On Apple’s Website

06/08/2016, A couple of months ago, Apple made references to a “MacOS” on its website which seemed to hint that Apple could be rebranding OS X to MacOS. Granted it could have been a typo (an odd typo we might add), but it is possible. However to make the same...

OS X 10.12 Could Allow Unlocking Via iPhone’s Touch ID

05/20/2016, Touch ID is Apple’s way of securing iOS devices by using biometric security in the form of fingerprints to protect devices like the iPhone and iPad. It is also used to verify iTunes purchases, passwords managers, and Apple Pay, and soon it could even be...

Apple Releases OS X 10.11.5, Bug Fixes And System Improvements

05/16/2016, If you’re experiencing some bugs or issues with your Mac computer, you might be pleased to learn that after being in beta, Apple has finally released OS X 10.11.5, which some have speculated could be the last major point update to the El Capitan...

Latest OS X 10.11.4 Update Causing System Freezes

05/16/2016, Software updates typically introduce new features, bug fixes, and system improvements. However from time to time, an update does go awry and causes more problems than it fixes, take for example the latest OS X El Capitan update. If you haven’t updated...

WhatsApp Releases Desktop App For Windows And Mac

05/10/2016, The other day it was speculated that WhatsApp could be working on a desktop version of its app Given that WhatsApp already sort of exists on the desktop via a web interface, we guess this was the next logical step. The good news is that we did not have to...

This Tool Will Help Detect Ransomware On OS X

04/26/2016, Just because there aren’t as many cases of malware infecting Mac computers doesn’t mean that they are immune. That being said if you want to be safe and keep your Mac computer free from ransomware, you will be pleased to learn that security research...

Apple Website Hints That OS X Could Be Renamed To MacOS

04/14/2016, OS X has been the name Apple has used for its operating system for awhile now, but it seems that Apple could be getting ready to move on to a different name. We’ve already seen how Apple’s naming system works as of late, like watchOS for the Apple...

Apple Patches OS X Bug That Can Leak Your iMessages

04/11/2016, From time to time you might receive notifications about an update for your operating system. Unless it’s a very obvious bug that impacts the performance of your computer, some of you guys might choose to ignore the update until a later date. Now if you...

OS X 10.11.4 Update Causing Some iMessage, FaceTime Login Problems

03/23/2016, Whenever a software update has been made available, it’s always good news since it means that problems are addressed, there are security improvements, and sometimes even new features. Unfortunately from time to time software updates actually end up...

Mac Users Targeted By Ransomware Campaign

03/06/2016, There are many who are inclined to believe that Mac computers are less susceptible to hacks or viruses compared to Windows, which unfortunately isn’t particularly true. In fact just over the weekend, it has been reported by Mac users were targeted by a...

Siri Is Reportedly Coming To Mac

02/24/2016, Siri, Apple’s virtual personal assistant, had a humble start on the iPhone. It has been included in every iPhone model since and has also been expanded to the iPad, Apple Watch and even the Apple TV. There’s one major Apple product line...

Batman: Arkham Knight For Mac & Linux Cancelled

02/04/2016, Warner Bros’ Batman: Arkham Knight was launched on the PC with a lot of issues, but eventually it did find its way back onto the platform. Now we’re sure there were some Mac and Linux gamers who were hoping that by catching these bugs and issues that...

How To Uninstall Apps On Mac

02/01/2016, Unlike Windows where there are options provided to uninstall an app, it isn’t quite the same for Apple’s Mac OS X platform, which might be a little disconcerting for novice Mac users who want to uninstall apps on their computer to free up hard disk...