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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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How To Control Automatic Updates in OS X 10.9 Mavericks

Posted on 09/11/2013 by Chris Hauk

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Let’s face it, not having to worry about checking for app and operating system updates is great. So, with that thought in mind Apple ported iOS 7′s automatic update function over to Mavericks? But what if you want to have some control over whether or not updates get automatically downloaded and/or installed. Here’s how to set your Mac’s update settings to what you’ll feel comfortable with.

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Apple Releases Fixes for Mavericks Mail and iBooks

Posted on 08/11/2013 by J. Glenn Künzler

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Apple has today released updates for two Mavericks apps: Mail, and iBooks. The Mail update fixes many issues the app had working properly with Gmail, while the iBooks update is of the usual “bug fixes and stability improvements” type.

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How To Find New Mac App Store Downloads in Mavericks

Posted on 06/11/2013 by Chris Hauk

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You’ve downloaded Mavericks, now it’s time to download some new apps from the Mac App Store. But wait, you’ve downloaded a metric butt-load of apps, (that’s technical talk), and now you can’t find the new apps in the jumble that is your Applications folder! What to do… What to do…

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How to Enable TRIM For All SSDs in OS X Mavericks

Posted on 06/11/2013 by J. Glenn Künzler

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Ever since the release of OS X 10.6.8, Apple has been selectively enabling the TRIM command for SSD’s in OS X. This support continues on in OS X Mavericks, but as many have noted, it only seems to work for Apple SSDs by default. We’ll show you how you can enable TRIM across the board.

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Apple Says Several Missing iWork Features Will Be Returning

Posted on 06/11/2013 by J. Glenn Künzler

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Following Apple’s revamp of their iWork office suites for both iOS and OS X, many long-time iWork users found that several features they had used in previous versions were now missing. Apple has good news for those users.

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