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Apple Releases OS X Server 3.0.2 Update

Posted on 09/01/2014 by Chris Hauk

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Apple has released an update for OS X Server, bringing it up to version 3.0.2. Server v3.0.2 improves the general stability of OS X Server, and fixes issues with upgrade and migration, profile manager, and Xcode services.

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How to Downgrade Your Mac From Mavericks Back to OS X Mountain Lion

Posted on 26/12/2013 by J. Glenn Künzler

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We generally advice that the majority of users would be best served by updating to the latest version of OS X. However, not all users are thrilled with Mavericks, for whatever reason. For those who fall in that category, here’s our guide to downgrading from Mavericks back to Mountain Lion!

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OpenEmu 1.0 Console Emulator Now Available for OS X

Posted on 23/12/2013 by Chris Hauk

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OpenEmu 1.0, the open source project designed to bring game emulation to the Mac, has officially launched. The emulator, launched after a lengthy beta, was designed from the ground up for OS X.

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Mavericks Server Update Fixes VPN Connection Issue

Posted on 20/12/2013 by Chris Hauk

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Thursday saw Apple’s release of a software update for OS X 10.9 Mavericks Sever. The patch fixes an issue which prevented some clients from communicating with VPN services via L2TP connections.

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Apple Releases Major New Logic Pro Update Alongside New Mac Pro

Posted on 20/12/2013 by J. Glenn Künzler

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Alongside their new Mac Pro, and a significant new update for Final Cut Pro X and its companion apps, Apple also released Logic Pro X 10.0.5 today – a major update adding a variety of new features, new Drummers and Drum Kit Designer patches, as well as a significant number of bug fixes and minor enhancements.

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Apple Seeds First OS X 10.9.2 beta to Developers

Posted on 19/12/2013 by J. Glenn Künzler

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Shortly following the release of OS X 10.9.1 to the general public, Apple has now seeded the first pre-release beta of OS X 10.9.2 to developers. Apple asks developers to focus on Mail, Messages, VPN, Graphics Drivers and VoiceOver – and according to 9to5Mac, the beta also finally brings support for FaceTime audio to OS X Mavericks!

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Apple Releases Digital Camera RAW Compatibility Update 5.02

Posted on 17/12/2013 by J. Glenn Künzler

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Apple has just released Digital Camera RAW Compatibility Update 5.2, adding RAW image support to iPhoto and Aperture for a variety of new cameras – including, perhaps most notably, Sony’s new full-frame mirrorless Alpha 7 and Alpha 7R prosumer-level cameras.

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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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