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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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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...

Safari On iOS And OS X Seem To Be Crashing Today

01/27/2016, It seems that for some strange reason, iOS and OS X users are reporting that today, their Safari app on either platform seems to be crashing out of the blue. For iOS users, some report that just by tapping the URL bar in the app will cause it to crash,...

This Bug Makes Chrome’s Incognito Mode Not-So-Private Anymore

01/13/2016, Want some privacy while browsing the web, at least from people you might share a computer with? Browsers like Google’s Chrome comes with an Incognito Mode which is supposed to help you with that. However it turns out that maybe Incognito Mode might not...

Apple’s Swift Language Is Now Open Source

12/03/2015, Last year Apple introduced their Swift programming language, which for developers was actually a nice surprise. What was an even bigger surprise was that earlier this year during WWDC 2015, Apple’s SVP of software engineering Craig Federighi promised...

Blizzard: Overwatch Not Coming To OS X

11/08/2015, When developers make games, they tend to make them for the PC first, and then they might consider an OS X version. Sometimes the OS X version can arrive as many as several years after the PC release. However developers such as Blizzard have typically done...

Malware On Macs Reaches An All-Time High

10/21/2015, Mac computers have typically been known to not have as many malware/virus issues compared to Windows. This isn’t to say that the OS X platform built by Apple is invulnerable, it’s just that there aren’t as many viruses or malware that have targeted...

Apple Won’t Be Merging iOS And OS X

09/29/2015, It would almost seem like Apple is following in Microsoft’s footsteps, what with iOS and OS X sharing similar features and being able to communicate with one another. It almost looks like there could be a future where iOS and OS X could merge, like how...

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...