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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: Majority Of OS X Users Safe From Bash Bug, Update Coming

09/26/2014, According to a recent report, a new bug has been discovered which has since been referred to as the Bash bug. Some believe that it could be just as, if not more disastrous than the Heartbleed bug that made the headlines earlier this year. The Bash bug not...

Newly Discovered Bash Bug Could Be More Dangerous Than Heartbleed

09/25/2014, Earlier this year, a security vulnerability called Heartbleed made the headlines. According to the reports at that time, the vulnerability was so bad that security researchers believed that it could have affected as many as two thirds of the internet....

64-bit Chrome For Mac Now Available As A Beta

08/28/2014, A couple of days ago, Google announced that they had released a stable version of their 64-bit version of Chrome for Windows computers. Well the good news is that if you’re a Mac user and you’re looking to take advantage of the 64-bit Chrome, you’re...

Parallels Desktop 10 For Mac Announced With OS X 10.10 Support

08/20/2014, For the most part, OS X supports mainstream applications that are also available on Windows, but if you’re looking to use a very particular piece of software that just isn’t available on OS X, or if its OS X equivalent just isn’t up to scratch, then...

Skype Reportedly Not Working For OS X 10.5 Users

08/07/2014, While there are users out there who upgrade their computers on an annual basis, there are many out there who probably stick to their machines for many years until it dies on them completely. Granted computers are cheaper than what they used to be, buying...

64-bit Chrome Beta Makes Its Way Onto OS X

08/05/2014, Heads up OS X users, if you were a little jealous that Windows users got to enjoy the 64-bit version of Chrome, you’re in luck because Google has rolled out a new beta of Chrome designed for OS X in mind. Dubbed Chrome Canary, it basically takes...

Former Apple Exec Thinks ARM-based Macs Could Happen In 2016

08/04/2014, As ARM processors are becoming more powerful, more powerful than our computers back in the day, it is not surprising to hear rumors or ideas that eventually our regular computers could see their chipsets replaced by ARM chipsets instead. In fact this is a...

Modbook Pro X Is A Tablet That Runs On OS X

07/30/2014, There have been talks in the past about how Apple could be interested in the idea of a hybrid device, like a MacBook laptop with a touchscreen display which we guess combines the best of an iPad with a MacBook. While it remains to be seen if Apple will...

iOS 8, OS X 10.10 Yosemite Will Launch At Separate Dates [Rumor]

07/22/2014, At WWDC earlier last month, Apple unveiled iOS 8 and OS X 10.10 Yosemite. Apple did not mention when either platform would be released, but presumably iOS 8 will be released alongside the new iPhones, and that OS X 10.10 Yosemite will probably be released...

OS X 10.10 Yosemite Beta Adoption Rate Outpaced Mavericks

07/09/2014, With the changes and new features that Apple is introducing to the upcoming OS X 10.10 Yosemite, we’re sure many are looking forward to the operating system. This has been proven by web analytics firm, Chitika, who revealed that early adoption of OS X...

Photos For OS X Will Come With Advanced Features

07/02/2014, Just last week we reported that Apple’s Aperture photo editing software would ceased to be developed any further. This cant be good news for current photographers who rely on Apple’s software for a living, but we guess an alternative would be Adobe...

Bing Becomes Default Search Engine For OS X 10.10

06/02/2014, It looks like Microsoft and Apple have long buried the proverbial hatchet, where at one point in the past for both companies, it looked as though they were unable to come together and work as a team. Having said that, the enemy of my enemy is my friend,...

OS X 10.10 Could Be Known As “Yosemite”

05/30/2014, WWDC 2014 is kicking off next week, and whether you’re a fan or detractor of Apple’s products, well safe to say that both sides are curious to see what Apple could be bringing to the table. Now we know that iOS 8 and OS X 10.10 will most likely be...