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Four Tips to Make Your Mac Run Faster

Unfortunately, it’s an inevitable part of life. Your brand new shiny laptop is gradually going to accumulate all kinds of software bloat and other clutter that drags it down. But you don’t have to suffer needlessly. We’ve covered speeding up your Windows 10 machine, and similarly, here are four quick tips for those of you on the Apple side of the fence. Read More >>

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Play Google Play Music From Your Computer Desktop

Google Play Music lives on the web and as several mobile apps. But as you would expect from Google, there’s not much in the way of desktop support. If you do want to air your tunes from a desktop application in Windows or Mac OS X, then there are a couple of third-party, open source options available: Here’s how to find and use them. Read More >>

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Google Chrome Will Soon Be as Dodgy as Internet Explorer for Windows XP, Vista and Old OS X Users

Google is ending support for Chrome on Windows XP, Vista and Mac OS X 10.6, 10.7 and 10.8 computers, as the operating systems are simply too old to give a toss about. The company announced the bad news (for a few people, anyway) on the official Google Chrome blog this week. Read More >>

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Make Your Mac Feel Like New Again With a Fresh Install of OS X

Remember that zippy performance and warm feeling you got when you booted up your Mac for the first time? Seems a long time ago, doesn't it? Thankfully, getting everything wiped and back to its original state isn't too complicated or painful a procedure any more. Here's how to go about it in the latest Mac OS X. Read More >>

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One Week Living With LG’s Curved Ultrawide 21:9 Monitor

An IMAX screen...for your desk? That's the promise of the latest wave of massive, curved, ultrawide ever-so-slightly-obnoxious-but-we-love-you monitors that PC peripheral makers are pushing. I've been playing with LG's 34UC97 for the last week-and-a-bit (damn you MWC, pulling me away from this beautiful, staggeringly expensive thing), and thought I'd share some of the points I've noticed that those considering shelling out for a similar monitor may want to be aware of. Read More >>

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Could Mac OS X Have Saved Sony’s Vaio PC Business?

Sony is ditching its poorly-performing Vaio PC line, boxing it up and selling it off to Japan Industrial Partners in order to focus on its more-fruitful TV and PlayStation offerings. But could it have been a different story if the company had pursued one of Steve Jobs more pie-in-the-sky ideas? Read More >>

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Apple: Merging Mac OS X and iOS Would be “A Waste of Energy”

As Apple's focus in recent years has shifted from desktop interests to mobile ones, there has been much speculation over a potential merging of the OS X and iOS platforms. Heck, OS X Mavericks seemed to take most of its best ideas from the mobile operating system. But, on the 30th birthday of the Macintosh, Apple has moved to quash rumours of an eventual merger of the two. Read More >>

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iLife and iWork: Better, But More Importantly Free

Along with the flurry of hardware updates, Apple announced substantial upgrades to iLife and iWork. Features run the gamut from seamless integration with iOS to powerful automation tricks like a robotic drummer. And like OS X Mavericks, everything is available immediately. Read More >>

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The End of Mac

The latest Mac OS X is now just OS X. The "Mac" is now gone. It's a clear declaration of intentions. The end of Macintosh — the desktop metaphor that reigned supreme for more than two decades — is near. Read More >>

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Apple’s New High Definition Cursors In Mac OS Update May Signal Retina Display Macs

Cheerful, Apple spokesman aficionado John Gruber talks about four tweets that, according to him, "may" indicate an incoming Apple hardware upgrade, perhaps the introduction of new Retina Display-level Macs or displays. Given his intimate relationship with Apple, you better listen up to his "wishful thinking." Read More >>

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ITV Shows It Has More Money Than Thought, as It Upgrades Employees to Macs

Not only is ITV ditching PCs for Macs, it's also moving all its employees to Google Apps, in a mammoth five year-long IT nightmare. Supposedly the move to OS X is to encourage communication, collaboration and creativity, because presumably MS Paint just wasn't cutting it. [Silicon via TUAW] Read More >>