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macOS Sierra is the latest desktop platform for MacBooks and Macs that has been designed to change the experience for newer machines. Yes, that is correct, while macOS Sierra did make an appearance at WWDC 2016, the update is going to make several owners unhappy because the update is not going to be compatible with the following products: MacBook – late 2009 and later iMac – late 2009 and later MacBook Air – 2010 and…

As the newest Mac devices are developed, it’s often hard to decide which ones are your favorite. That being said, there are a lot of excellent features that both the Macbook Air and Macbook Pro have in common. Learn more about what you should choose in this article. The MacBook Air in Review The Macbook Air is expected to be one of the lightest computers in production- and this portability is the main selling point…

OpenEmu is an open source video game emulator designed specifically for OS X, that allows you to relive classic titles from various retro devices. Since the 2.0.1 update, you can add the PS1, Nintendo 64 and PSP to the list of supported consoles. The update means you can play older games such as “Crash Team Racing,” “GoldenEye 007,” “Super Mario 64” and “Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker,” all from the comfort of your Mac. OpenEmu features proper save state capabilities along…

Are you running OS X 10.11 El Capitan Beta? At least for the moment, you don’t have to worry about Thunderstrike 2, a new and actually virulent bit o’ malware. Thunderstrike 2 infects peripheral device and Mac firmware, and can be spread via a range of mechanisms. Wired and pretty much the entire tech press are reporting on Thunderstrike 2, an exploit that is actively being exploited in the wild. There have been examples of…

The long wait for the Apple Back to School promo is over and it’s, well, not what most had been hoping for. In previous years, Apple offered $100 Apple gift cards to educational Mac buyers, as well as $50 gift cards for iPad and iPhone buyers. Not this year. Did you see the link for the Back to School promo on the Apple homepage? No, you didn’t, which is also different from years past. Odder…

Tim Cook’s Cupertino crew again delivered diamond studded, solid gold third fiscal quarter Apple results, though the haters are sure to carp the Apple Watch only contributed an estimated $1 billion. The company’s iPhone and Mac product lines continue to deliver stellar unit and revenue growth, driving profit to new heights. “We had an amazing quarter, with iPhone revenue up 59 percent over last year, strong sales of Mac, all-time record revenue from services, driven…

I went outside today for 10 minutes today and then took a 20 minute shower to wash it off. Summer, in all it’s hot sticky glory, has arrived. Better to say inside, where the air is cool and the Apple Rumors hot — here’s the latest on the iPhone 6s, 2015 iMac update and lots o’ iPad dish! Of course, Apple isn’t saying anything. Hands down the most knowledgeable Apple rumor guy, KGI Securities analyst…

Two weeks and a day after Apple pushed iOS 9, watchOS 2 and OS X El Capitan — a busy bunch of beavers, aren’t they? — is back with Developer Preview 2, respectively, for each. While little is known about what’s new in these latest seeds, there is a lot of code to get through. WWDC is over, but the real development work is just getting started! AppleInsider, among a host of others, is reporting…

Perhaps the most successful tech introduced with last Fall’s iOS 8 release was Metal, a graphics abstraction layer that makes developing and delivering performance faster and with fewer resources. Metal for Mac is arriving with the release of OS X El Capitan, the successor to Yosemite. First off, what’s the significance of El Capitan? That’s California location within Yosemite, which is indicative that Apple is focussing this OS X release on polishing the desktop operating…

Wait a second — HP, Lenovo and Dell are all bigger than Apple, right? Yes, but only if you count traditional PCs. However, if you count both tablets and desktops — aka iPads and Macs — as computers, Apple is far and away the world’s biggest PC maker. Counting iPads, Apple has been the world’s biggest PC maker since at least 2012. Disagree? So, is a Chromebook a PC. If yes, all Chromebooks, which are…

Depending on who’s doing the counting, Apple is the fourth largest chipmaker. Moreover, last Fall’s iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus have driven demand for Cupertino’s System on Chip (SoC) silicon solutions. Moreover, according to at least one voice, Apple must start building ARM Macs in order to keep the good times rolling. Seeking Alpha’s Mark Hibben has written a lengthy article about Apple rapidly growing and, quite frankly, revolutionary in-house business. Therein he reached…

Apple has delivered new developer builds and betas for developers and public testers of iOS 8.3 and OS X 10.10.3. There are also fresh versions of the Xcode development environment and Photos for OS X app. This is the second public beta of iOS 8.3 (Build 12F5061), the first arriving just two weeks ago — developers have been testing iOS 8.3 for nearly two months. It will deliver support of iWatch, CarPlay and iCloud Photo…

Apple’s 2015 Retina MacBook is stuffed with innovations that no one particularly “needs.” Life repeats itself. When Steve Jobs showed the first MacBook Air to the world in 2008, it was underpowered, somewhat flimsy/felt cheap and lacked sufficient battery. Shortcomings aside, however, the MacBook Air was packed with innovation, creating a whole new class of computer — the ultraportable. Like the MacBook Air of lore, the 2015 Retina MacBook will be a game changer and…