OS X

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.

Final Fantasy XIV For Mac Sales Suspended
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 Mac, but it seems that it has run into performance issues, so much so that sales had to be suspended.Now it seems that the […]

GarageBand For OS X Update, Will Now Take Advantage Of Force Touch
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 creating music on your laptop, Apple has recently updated GarageBand which will now be able to take advantage of Force Touch.The app has been […]

Apple Releases OS X 10.10.4 Update With WiFi Fix
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 OS X system. This will bring your OS X version to 10.10.4.With the update, Apple has decided to remove the discoveryd […]

4K 21.5-inch iMac Could Be In The Works
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 future as well. If you’re holding out for such a device, you might be in luck.According to the folks at 9to5Mac, they have spotted within the […]

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Google Working On Improving Chrome For OS X
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 the browser is memory drain and how it seems to slow down performance on their computers.Well the good news is that […]

Apple Will Finally Address OS X And iOS WiFi Issues
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 piece of software called “discoveryd” and replacing it with “mDNSResponder” which was used in previous builds prior to Yosemite.Well the […]

WWDC 2015: iOS 9, Apple Music, Apple TV, And More
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 iOS platforms.That being said with WWDC 2015 kicking off this year starting from the 8th of June which is next Monday, what can we […]

Apple Finally Address Yosemite Wifi Problem In Latest Beta
If you’re using an Apple computer running on OS X Yosemite and you have not had any issue with WiFi, consider yourself lucky. There have been many complaints about WiFi connectivity issues in OS X Yosemite ever since it was released last year. In fact Apple has attempted to fix the problem through updates.However it is clear that even until today despite the fixes, the problems persist and oddly enough […]

Apple Spotlight Search Will Soon Feature Tweets
Apple and Twitter already work closely together when it comes to integrating the micro-blogging service with the Cupertino company’s software, and it appears that they’re going to take yet another major step to further improve this relationship. Soon Apple’s Spotlight search feature will bring up tweets as well, currently both companies are working on making this happen but it’s most certainly in the pipeline.

Apple Envisions Your iPhone Being Used As An Input Tool For Desktops
While Apple has kept both iOS and OS X separate, over the years both platforms have started to gain features and functions that would allow them to communicate with each other wirelessly, such as the Continuity feature and Handoff, not to mention iCloud also helps to sync data across both platforms including contact data and photos.

Security Researcher Calls Mac Security Tools “Trivial”
Are Macs “safer” than Windows-based PCs? That seems to be the common belief despite the fact that there have been several times when Macs were exhibiting some severe security flaws. That being said, this isn’t to say that Apple hasn’t been trying to keep OS X as secure as possible, but despite their best efforts security researcher Patrick Wardle claims that they are “trivial”.Speaking at the RSA Conference, Wardle was […]

OS X “Rootpipe” Security Flaw Has Yet To Be Fixed
Last year security researchers discovered a security flaw in OS X which only affected those running OS X Yosemite. Apple later released an update that supposedly fixed the issue, but according to a report from Objective-See (via ZDNet), it seems that the flaw is still there indicating that Apple has yet to address it in full.According to Objective-See, “However, on my flight back from presenting at Infiltrate (amazing conference btw), […]

Apple Seeds OS X Yosemite 10.10.4 Beta
Apple recently released the OS X 10.10.3 with the new app “Photos” for Mac, and today, the company issued the primary beta build of OS X 10.10.4 Yosemite to the developers for testing purposes. It seems like that the latest build focuses on system fixes and improvements.

OS X 10.10.3 Kernel Panics Happen Upon JPEG File Previews
It was the OS X 10.10.3 update that was released in the previous week that would go under the spotlight this time around, especially when you take into consideration how in select cases, it will trigger off kernel panics whenever one decides to perform a preview of a large JPEG image file. Needless to say, this will result in crashes as well as irritating reboots, and all of those add […]