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Ranking the best (and worst) versions of macOS from the last 20 years

Among the many versions of macOS and OS X released over the years, some stand out as exceptional -- or exceptionally bad. These are our picks from Mac history.
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Mac OS X is 20 years old today. Here’s why it was so revolutionary

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Five companies, other than Shazam, that Apple should acquire

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After a decade on Macs, Windows 10 showed me what I was missing

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MacOS X gets a splash of pretty colors with its new beta update wallpapers

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Open-source Darwin now available to download for Apple MacOS Sierra

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A man is selling Hackintoshes for $329, and he really hopes Apple won’t mind

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Update your Apple devices now – new Stagefright-style hack discovered

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Apple is forking over $25 million for violating a patent in iOS and OS X interfaces

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After more than 30 years, Apple releases new 'modern' file system called APFS

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MacOS Sierra: Everything we know

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Is Apple finally changing the name of OS X?

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Apple just fixed an iMessage bug that researchers called easily exploitable

It turns out that for a while, your chat history was not altogether safe, but luckily, all wrongs have been righted thanks to an OS X update.
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Apple’s new Safari Technology Preview gives you a glimpse of the browser’s future

If you're a web developer, or if you just like your browsers in purple, Safari Technology Preview offers a considerable glimpse into the future.
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OS X 10.11.4 update might break FaceTime and iMessage

In the wake of the Apple event earlier this week, users are reporting issues logging into FaceTime and iMessage on OS X.
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OS X system image utility indicates April release for 2016 Retina MacBooks

To no one's surprise, another round of MacBooks appears to be coming this year, but they may arrive sooner than expected.
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Despite Apple’s push for encryption, iMessage remains insecure

Despite Apple pushing hard against the FBI for better encryption, a professor and his pupils at John Hopkins University have made an alarming discovery.
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Developer survey shows growing preference for OS X

Developers' favorite operating system isn't a Windows-based platform anymore, but an Apple one. OS X has now taken the top spot in a recent survey.
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Legacy OS X installers no longer work on Mac, but there's a workaround

While OS X installers acquired before February 14 no longer work, there's a simple fix that will leave you dumbfounded.
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What might OS X 10.12 Fuji have in store?

Here are the latest (and most likely) rumors about what OS X 10.12 Fuji will look like - because it's never too early to dream.

A bunch of Mac apps are reportedly easy to hack, and the solution is taxing

A bunch of programs on your Mac may leave your computer at risk to both man in the middle and remote command execution attacks.
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OS X Snow Leopard was just updated for the first time in two years

Apple has updated OS X version 10.6 Snow Leopard for the first time in almost two and a half years, in order to refresh its digital certificate.
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Patina wants to be your go-to Mac alternative to Microsoft Paint

Yesterday, Atek, Inc. released Patina on the OS X App Store. It's a drawing tool for non-professionals, similar to Microsoft Paint.
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El Capitan update adds support for 150 new emoji

It's not the most exciting OS update ever, but OS X 10.11.1 packs in emoji for Unicode 7 and 8, plus bug fixes for a number of issues plaguing users.
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Windows support scammers broaden their horizons, begin targeting Macs

Use an Apple device? You might soon experience a malicious scam, reminiscent of the age-old "calling from Windows" PC hoax.
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You can download OS X 10.11 El Capitan on your Mac right now

At long last, Apple has finally released the consumer version of its OS X 10.11 El Capitan update for Mac.
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Remember! OS X 10.11 El Capitan is coming tomorrow

September 30 is the release date for the latest version of OS X, 10.11, also known as El Capitan. The update will work on most Macs six years old or newer.
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Apple Event ‘leak’ says OS X El Capitan will launch September 30th

Apple didn't talk about Mac during its event, but an email during the iPhone 6S demo announced the launch of OS X 10.11 El Capitan on September 30th.
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You can’t talk to Siri on your Mac, but you’ll soon be able to chat with Cortana

Thanks to a forthcoming Parallels virtualization software update, Cortana seems to be coming to Mac OS X.
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How to send encrypted emails

PGP email encryption is hard – but it doesn't have to be. Here's how to do it on a Mac, in just a few easy steps.
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Want to add an SSD to a desktop Mac? It’s now easier thanks to third-party TRIM support

Keeping solid state drives fresh and high performing just became a lot easier on OS X, as the system now supports the TRIM command.
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Looking back at the jump from OS 9 to OS X

As Microsoft prepares for the release of Windows 10, what can we learn from Apple's transition from Mac OS 9 to OS X?
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Chrome for OS X has been updated to conserve more battery

Peter Kasting, senior software engineer on the Google Chrome team, posted on his Google Plus page that improvements have been made to the browser for OS X.
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Apple’s Swift Programming language made open source

Apple has announced that they will be launching the next version of their programing language Swift as open source