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Yosemite National Park to Offer Peep Show for Bear Fans

Do you like the thought of peeping on your own big, hairy bear wearing a black collar from the comfort of your own home? Well, Yosemite National Park may be making your dreams come true. 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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OS X Yosemite Spotlight Flaw Could Let in Snoops and Hackers

Apple's Spotlight search tool is better than it's ever been on OS X Yosemite, pulling in reams of web information as well as trawling your machine for local content too. But it's also carrying a serious flaw that could expose your data to unsavoury hacker types. Read More >>

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Trust Us, Change Your Yosemite Font From Helvetica to San Francisco

Brittle, anaemic Helvetica is simply not a good choice as a default display font Apple's operating system. That's why I'm pretty excited about this little trick to replace Helvetica Neue (the standard font that comes with Yosemite) with San Francisco, Apple's new typeface designed in-house for the Apple Watch. Read More >>

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Yosemite Maimed My Older MacBook

My 15-inch MacBook Pro is the most expensive thing I own. I've used it every day, often for well over eight hours, since January 2011, except the two weeks I went to Ecuador last summer when I left it at home (and felt moderate to severe separation anxiety). I love this thing as much as a human can love a laptop. And it does not love OS X Yosemite. Read More >>

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The Worst Bugs in OS X Yosemite and How to Fix Them

There's a lot to like about OS X Yosemite, Apple's brand-new, super-powerful operating system of the future, but a quick glance around the software's official support forums shows that not all users are having a trouble-free experience. If you're struggling with strange bugs and quirks in Yosemite then these are the fixes you can try. Read More >>

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How to Wipe Your Mac and Install Yosemite the Right Way

I used to have the rule that every time Apple launched a major new operating system, I’d do a clean install – wipe my hard disk, put a fresh system on it, laboriously reinstall my apps and copy my data back across. Even if not strictly necessary, this was a reasonable policy in the days when Apple’s release schedule was infrequent, and when each release made big under-the-hood changes. Read More >>

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17 Things You Can Do in OS X Yosemite That You Couldn’t Do in Mavericks

If you've installed the newly released OS X Yosemite, then you've no doubt been busy exploring its various tools and features. Here are 17 new things you can do with the software, from hiding the traces of your Web browsing to recording screen activity on an iPad. Read More >>

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Why Your Old Mac Can’t Use Handoff in OS X Yosemite

One of the coolest features of OS X Yosemite is Handoff, which allows you to transition your app session on an iOS device to a Mac and vice versa. Unfortunately, Handoff isn't going to work with every Mac. Read More >>

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OS X Yosemite Launches Today, Tonight

Yosemite, Apple's "revitalised" OS X update, finally has a launch date. And it's today, October 16th! It'll be available to download for free from the Mac App Store, complete with an updated Safari browser and iWork software suite in tow, free of charge too. Read More >>

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Check Out Five New Stunning Wallpapers From OS X Yosemite

Today Apple has released OS X 10.10 Yosemite Developer Preview 6. With it comes redesigned icons in the System Preferences app, tweaked user interfaces, and perhaps most importantly, five new wallpapers showing off some incredible scenery in Yosemite National Park. Read More >>

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Apple Might Not Have One, But Two Launch Events Scheduled This Autumn

This year is going to be a big year for Apple, what with two iPhones, a smartwatch, higher resolution computer screens, iOS 8, and more on the way (we think). So much stuff, in fact, that Apple is reportedly having two events this September. Read More >>

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Everything That’s Changed in the New iTunes 12.0

Apple just released the latest build of OS X Yosemite, including a brand new iTunes. It's only a little bit anti-climactic. Version 12.0 does indeed look a lot like Version 11.3, the version that's probably on your computer. But it's got some neat little treats nevertheless. Read More >>

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Inspecting Yosemite’s Icons

Last month Apple released a preview of their new operating system, OS X Yosemite. Following the visual refresh in iOS 7, Yosemite features a significant visual change. Apple has added the familiar blur and translucent materials, a cleaner looking user interface, a new system font and updated icons. Read More >>