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FERAL Interactive Adds PlayStation 4 DualShock 4 Controller Support to Many Mac Games

Posted on 16/12/2013 by J. Glenn Künzler

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We’ve previously detailed how to use Sony’s new DualShock 4 controller to play games on your Mac, while noting that support seems to be very spotty and title-specific at the time being. However, there is good news: It appears that Feral Interactive has added official support for the PlayStation 4 DualShock 4 controller to many of their Mac games!

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Apple Releases OS X 10.9.1

Posted on 16/12/2013 by J. Glenn Künzler

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After a month of testing with developers, with the final beta released nearly two weeks ago on December 3rd, Apple has finally released the first major update to OS X Mavericks. The OS X 10.9.1 update is available immediately for existing Mavericks users via Software Update through the Mac App Store.

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Apple Releases iPhoto 9.5.1, Fixes Print Preview Issues

Posted on 12/12/2013 by J. Glenn Künzler

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Apple has released another minor update for iPhoto on the Mac today, bringing the version up to 9.5.1. Most notably, the updated includes a fix that caused print previews to appear garbled or otherwise render incorrectly on the screen.

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Google Launches Chrome Apps for Any Mac Running Chrome

Posted on 11/12/2013 by Chris Hauk

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Google has announced that their desktop Chrome Apps are now available for Macs that are running the Chrome browser. These apps run separately from the Chrome browser, and can run locally with no internet connection.

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How to Switch Between Multiple iPhoto Libraries on a Single Mac Login

Posted on 10/12/2013 by J. Glenn Künzler

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Family computers can be complicated. Sometimes, if a family is smart and manages their Mac wisely, each person in the household will have their own Mac login. However, that doesn’t always happen – and when it doesn’t, using personalized things such as iTunes and iPhoto libraries can become a concern.

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How to Enable Offline Voice Dictation in OS X Mavericks

Posted on 04/12/2013 by J. Glenn Künzler

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Voice dictation – which, for those of you not familiar, translates your spoken voice into text to save your fingers from typing – has been around on OS X since the release of OS X Mountain Lion. But with OS X Mavericks, Apple has made the feature even better by adding one simply feature: The ability to use dictation offline!

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Apple Seeds Third OS X Mavericks 10.9.1 Beta to Developers

Posted on 03/12/2013 by J. Glenn Künzler

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Roughly two weeks after releasing the second developer beta of OS X 10.9.1 to members of their Mac Developer Program, Apple has already seeded a third 10.9.1 beta. The update bears a build number of 13B40 – 5 builds newer than the previous seed.

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How To Manage Files From the Title Bar of OS X Mavericks Apps

Posted on 23/11/2013 by Chris Hauk

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While OS X Mountain Lion brought us the ability to rename files from the title bar in Finder and other apps, OS X Mavericks expands on this feature by allowing users to also move and rename files from the title bar of many Mavericks apps.

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Apple Updates AirPort Extreme and Time Capsule Firmware With USB Issues, WAN Fixes, and More

Posted on 22/11/2013 by J. Glenn Künzler

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Apple released a minor (yet significant) update today for their latest 802.11ac-enabled AirPort Extreme and Time Capsule network base stations. The update includes several fixes, including one that affects the ability to use USB hard drives that are connected to the device. Other fixes include patching a bug that could affect wireless connectivity, and an issue known to cause network loops when accessing network content.

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Apple Seeds 2nd OS X Mavericks 10.9.1 Beta to Developers

Posted on 21/11/2013 by J. Glenn Künzler

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Roughly a week after releasing the first developer beta of OS X 10.9.1 to members of their Mac Developer Program, Apple has already seeded a second 10.9.1 beta. The update bears a build number of 13B35 – 7 builds newer than the previous seed. As with the previous beta, Apple continues to focus on Mail, Graphics Drivers and VoiceOver while testing the update.

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Apple Seeds First OS X Mavericks 10.9.1 Beta to Developers

Posted on 15/11/2013 by J. Glenn Künzler

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Following the release of OS X Mavericks on October 22, and the release of a minor update to Mail to fix issues with Gmail account issues, Apple has now released the first beta of OS X 10.9.21 to developers. Apple has asked developers to focus on Mail, Graphics Drivers and VoiceOver while testing the update.

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How Apple’s Safari Browser Was Almost Called ‘Freedom’

Posted on 13/11/2013 by J. Glenn Künzler

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Nowadays, we take Safari for granted, however it was very nearly called Freedom. Don Melton, the man behind Safari, reveals on his blog, that Steve Jobs really liked the name, as it invoked a freedom from Internet Explorer.

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