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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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Google Brings Its Featured Photos Screensaver Onto Mac

11/29/2016, Screensavers used to be a really big deal back in the day. For those wondering why, it is because back then monitors were subject to burn ins, and the idea of screensavers is to keep the display dynamic enough to prevent that from happening. Today these...

Shazam Will Issue Mac Update To Disable Always-On Microphone

11/15/2016, Shazam is an incredibly useful app when you’re trying to identify songs. The fact that it made its way onto computers like the Mac makes it even more useful. Unfortunately it has been recently discovered by former NSA hacker Patrick Wardle that for the...

Apple Kills Classic Mac Startup Chime In The New MacBook Pros

10/30/2016, Despite looking somewhat familiar on the outside, under the hood Apple has made quite a lot of changes to its new MacBook Pro. One of those changes that you might notice if you were to buy the computer, would be the omission of the classic Mac startup...

Apple Issues OS X Security Patch For Zero Day Vulnerability

09/02/2016, If you guys can recall, there was a zero day vulnerability discovered within iOS that prompted Apple to issue an emergency security update that patched iOS to iOS 9.3.5, something that you definitely should download if you haven’t done so already. It...

Google To End Support For Chrome Apps On Windows, Mac, Linux

08/19/2016, Exclusives are what makes people flock to a certain brand. For example if you love the Halo franchise, then we guess it makes sense for you to keep purchasing the Xbox platform. Now Google for the most part has been pretty generous with its products and...

Stardew Valley Now Available On Mac And Linux

07/31/2016, The other day we brought word that popular indie game Stardew Valley would be launching on both Mac and Linux computers on the 29th of July, and for gamers who forget, it looks like the game has already been released according to a post on the Stardew...

Stardew Valley Will Finally Be Arriving On Mac And Linux July 29

07/20/2016, The thing about indie games is that because there are no expectations, developers usually have free-reign when it comes to designing the game. This has allowed some pretty interesting creations, like No Man’s Sky, or if you aren’t a fan of that genre,...

Apple Fixes FaceTime Eavesdropping Bug

07/19/2016, No one likes being eavesdropped on, especially by people that they don’t know. It’s not really about the content of the conversation, but rather simple basic privacy. Now Apple’s FaceTime had a bug that allowed third-parties to eavesdrop on...

New & Dangerous Mac Malware For OS X Discovered

07/06/2016, No platform is completely invulnerable and from time to time, new security flaws and malwares are discovered. So far many of them seem to target Windows-based operating systems, but recently a new malware called Backdoor.MAC.Eleanor has been discovered...

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...