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How to make a bootable OS X 10.10 Yosemite install drive

Though you can install the Yosemite (OS X 10.10) beta directly from your Mac's hard drive, a bootable installer drive can be more convenient for installing onto multiple Macs. It also makes a handy emergency drive. We walk you through the process of creating one.

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OS X Yosemite public beta arrives

Apple starts distributing a pre-release version of the new OS X to a million testers.

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The Week in iOS Apps: Government made easy

A new app promises to help you make up your mind about big issues--and to let Congress know about it. Plus, we have new apps for gaming, making movies, hearing music, and more.

No way to win

Apple might be announcing a larger iPhone this fall which naturally means trouble for ... Apple.

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Monotony review: Super simple RSS reader for your Mac

If you're the kind of feed subscriber who simply wants on-the-fly updates while you're plugged in (with no lingering baggage), then Monotony can provide exactly that.

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BitPerfect review: Improve your iTunes music sound quality

BitPerfect works with iTunes to produce better sounding music from your Mac.

App Invasion: Live every day like it's Throwback Thursday with Timehop

This app creates a daily time capsule that's all about you.

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Modern Combat 5: Blackout arrives: We go hands-on with this mobile-friendly shooter

Gameloft's latest Call of Duty-alike looks and plays about the same, but makes some structural changes -- for better and for worse.

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Clockwise Podcast: Backdoors, public betas, social networks, and 3D

Apple denies it's made a backdoor for spies, one of our panelists brings a 3D TV into his house, the Yosemite public beta arrives, and people seem to dislike their social networks. With guests Philip Michaels and Dan Frakes.

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The Week in iOS Accessories: Making sweet music

This week's roundup of new iOS accessories includes gear for making music, listening to tunes, and sharing both with your friends.

Apple tech note illuminates purported 'backdoor' services

The company's explained the purposes of three diagnostic tools that a security researcher claimed provided 'backdoor' access to users' information.

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Blackberry filling

Chris Breen and Serenity Caldwell discuss the news of the week including iOS and iBM, real work on an iPad, too easy in-app purchases, and unlimited lit.

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How to join together audiobook tracks

20 CDs can make up a single audiobook. Countless tracks may be found on each, making them a pain to manage on your portable player--unless you know this technique.

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Want an Apple watch? Just 3D print one

All right, so it's really just an iPod nano with a 3D printer-produced wristband. But it beats waiting for Apple to set a release date.

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With Yosemite public beta, Apple's more open than ever

As we await the opening of OS X Yosemite's public beta program, Dan Moren thinks back to the last time Apple publicly offered a major version of the Mac OS.

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OS X Yosemite public beta: What you need to know

The Yosemite public beta marks the first time a major new version of OS X has been available to users before it’s formally released. We've got answers to your questions about the beta program.