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Here’s how to use FaceTime for all your video-messaging needs

Streamlined face-to-face video calling is no longer stuck in the realm of science fiction courtesy of Apple's video conferencing software. Learn how to use FaceTime whether you're on iOS, an iPhone, an iPad, or an iPod.
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Speed up your Mac with these 11 tips and tricks

Time wears on nearly everything — and Apple's flagship products are no exception. Check out our guide on how to speed up your Mac using 11 tips and tricks for clearing the clutter and optimizing your apps.
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Hate iTunes as much as we do? Here’s how to give it the ax

Apple's iTunes is a major performance drain in Windows, and it's not exactly sprightly in Mac OS X either. That said, removing the media player be a serious boon to your desktop's performance. Here's how to get rid of iTunes in both…
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As Apple designers snooze, MacOS Sierra is slipping behind Windows 10

Apple has changed the name of OS X, but the underlying operating system remains the same. Aside from Siri, the MacOS brings little to the table, and the best extras are only applicable to iOS users.
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Leaked images suggest Siri is coming to a Mac near you this fall

Siri's been on Apple's mobile devices for nearly five years. Now new leaked information suggests that the popular digital assistant is set to debut at WWDC next month, and in Mac OS X this fall.
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Give your fingers a rest with TextExpander, the app you’ll wish you found sooner

Few Mac apps are as convenient as Smile's TextExpander. Check out our quick video guide if you're looking to learn a bit more about what it is and how it works.
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LG shows off unreal images of the Gram 15 with Mac OS X Photoshopped in

File this one under minor marketing blunders. LG used promotional images on its own site of the LG Gram 15 running Logic and Final Cut - both applications that only run on Mac OS X systems.
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Google tests out native Mac OS notifications for Chrome, here’s how to enable it

Chrome's push notifications may soon be delivered within Mac OS' native notifications platform. Google is testing out the feature, but it's hidden from the public. Here's how to enable it.
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Zero-day exploit can bypass rootless on Mac to modify the system without detection

System Integrity Protection, or rootless, was supposed to protect users from unauthorized changes to the system. But it's not bulletproof, and can even be used to protect unauthorized changes.
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Update: Mac ransomware may have flaws that allow file recovery

Mac users have always been less affected by malware than Windows users, and some even boast about it, but over the weekend a new threat appeared in the form of the first ransomware targeting the Mac.
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OS X 10.11.4 will bring Live Photos to the Mac

The upcoming El Capitan update 10.11.4, which is available now as a developer beta, focuses primarily on security and stability improvements. But it does include two new features.
Mobile

Apple fixes the bug causing Safari to crash on Mac and iOS devices

Many users of Safari on Mac and iOS woke up this morning to find the browser crashing every time they tried to search. Apple has now fixed the issue, but it may take some time to reach all affected users. There's still a simple fix to do it…
Computing

A Paint-esque app does exist on your Mac — and here’s how to find it

It might seem like Mac OS X doesn't come with an Apple equivalent to Paint, but it's merely hidden inside Preview. Here's how to find, and use, each tool that comes with the simple image editor.
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Apple’s 661MB El Capitan update somehow includes no new features

Apple released an update for its El Capitan version of OS X today, but don't expect anything new: This is a straight-up security and stability update. Updating is recommended for all users.
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Office 2016 is having trouble staying alive on El Capitan

Despite users complaining of issues since the first beta for El Capitan, Microsoft is just now working to prevent Office 2016 from crashing on the new OS, as a wave of user reports of errors spurs the firm to action.
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Researcher finds exploit to bypass OS X’s Gatekeeper security

A major security exploit has been found in Mac OS X security package Gatekeeper, further discrediting the myth that Apple systems are impervious to assault from malicious hackers.
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With El Capitan, Apple brings even older Macs Into the Future

Apple’s latest update to OS X, El Capitan, makes your Mac easier to use and boosts performance. But does it offer enough to steal momentum from Microsoft’s recently released Windows 10?
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Apple adds Windows 10 compatibility to Boot Camp

It seems that even Apple are getting caught up in Windows 10 fever, as the company has quietly updated its Boot Camp utility for OS X with support for an installation of Microsoft's new OS.