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Don’t Type ‘File:///’ on Your Mac – It Will Crash Your Apps!

Posted on 04/02/2013 by Chris Hauk

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All software has bugs, but this is a weird one. If you try typing the phrase “File:///” (no quotes, the f must be capitalized) into almost any app while running Mountain Lion on your Mac, it will crash. I tried it in Chrome, the browser I use while posting articles, and it works. Just a hint for a happy life, make sure all your work is saved before you try this, OK?


Web Traffic From OS X 10.9 Continues to Grow

Posted on 04/02/2013 by Chris Hauk

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Macs running OS X 10.9 are continuing to show up in ever increasing numbers, possibly hinting that Apple’s next-generation Mac operating system could soon be unveiled to the public.


Even The Times Square Billboards Use OS X…

Posted on 27/12/2012 by Henry Taylor-Gill

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Here’s a fairly amusing photo coming right from Times Square. You might think that the huge billboards on display use Windows or some version of Linux. Well guess what? Probably the biggest screen to have switched to Mac yet, Times Square billboards run OS X.


Apple Seeds First OS X 10.8.3 Beta to Developers

Posted on 26/11/2012 by J. Glenn Künzler


Apple has just begun seeding developers with the first beta of OS X 10.8.3 – the next incremental update to OS X Mountain Lion. In order to install the update, developers must first download a new configuration utility.


OS X Snow Leopard Returns to Apple Store

Posted on 23/11/2012 by Chris Hauk

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Apple is once again offering OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard in its online store. The operating system, which many users of older Macs found that they needed after upgrading their iOS devices to iOS 6, is available for $19.99.


The Ultimate Mac Portable Mod (Video)

Posted on 19/11/2012 by Henry Taylor-Gill


In terms of preserving the original product, this is the perfect mod. Patrick Blampied of Ultimate Hipster Tech has gutted a retro Macintosh Portable, inserted the hardware of an NB100 netbook into it, and somehow got OS X running.


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