OS X News ▼

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.

Related tags: OS X Lion, OS X Mountain Lion, OS X Mavericks

Tutorials: How to install Mac OS X Mavericks from a USB drive


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...

Apple Releases OS X 10.10.4 Update With WiFi Fix

06/30/2015, Last month we reported that OS X users were experiencing issues with their WiFi. This is not a new problem but one that has been around for a while. The good news is that the fix is finally here as Apple has officially released the latest update to their...

4K 21.5-inch iMac Could Be In The Works

06/26/2015, Last year Apple unveiled the 5K Retina iMac which was a nice addition to the iMac lineup. Given that Apple also has smaller 21.5-inch iMacs, we’re sure many are wondering if the smaller iMac would be given the Retina treatment sometime in the near...

Google Working On Improving Chrome For OS X

06/12/2015, While Chrome itself might be a great browser and offers up connectivity across your Google accounts, it is no secret that it is not exactly the ideal browser when it comes to the Mac. In fact many Chrome users on OS X have complained in the past about how...

Apple Will Finally Address OS X And iOS WiFi Issues

06/10/2015, As you might have heard, in a recent beta of OS X Yosemite, Apple appears to working towards addressing the spotty WiFi issues that OS X and iOS users have been experiencing for a while now. One of the changes they have made is by dropping the use of a...

WWDC 2015: iOS 9, Apple Music, Apple TV, And More

06/03/2015, While it used to be that Apple would announce new hardware at their WWDC events, things have changed and now WWDC is more focused towards new software, services, and unveiling new tools that developers can use to help create better apps for the OS X and...