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Jason is the former editorial director of Macworld, and has reviewed every major Apple product of the last few years, including the original iPhone and iPad as well as every major version of Mac OS X. Check out Sixcolors.com for his latest Apple coverage.

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7 things to try in the macOS Sierra public beta

Beta software isn't for everyone, but if you want to take the plunge, here's Jason Snell's quick and easy guide to testing the waters.

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A look back at Steve Jobs' most colorful keynote moments

During a handful of keynote presentations, Jobs... lost his cool a little bit on stage, solidifying them in Apple's keynote hall of fame. Here, Jason Snell remembers two such moments.

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8 hidden features of macOS Sierra

It's the little things that make the biggest difference, and not everything about Sierra was revealed at the WWDC keynote.

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Follow the users: Why Messages got the biggest upgrade in iOS 10

Why does Apple care so much about Messages? Just ask anybody.


At WWDC 2016, Apple is finally embracing Not Apple

Apple introduced so many developer-friendly features and policies, it's clear the company knows it can't grow its platforms on its own.

Apple's App Store changes are good for developers but take consumers' power away

You used to be able to decide when and why to "pay again" for software you'd already purchased once. As apps move to subscription models, those days are numbered.

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How the fourth-generation Apple TV grew on me

The Siri Remote is much better now than it was at launch, for starters.

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Google is making the same mistake now that Microsoft did in the 90s

Apps made for an operating system shouldn't insist on aping the design elements of a totally different operating system.

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Does a cellular Apple Watch make sense? That depends on watchOS

An iPhone-free, untethered Apple Watch may be on the horizon, but watchOS will determine if it’s worth the extra monthly bill. Jason Snell explains.

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The iPad Pro is a better iPad than a laptop

The Logi Create is a solid laptop-style keyboard, but the iPad Pro isn't a laptop and shouldn't try to be one.

The power of OS X’s menu bar

It’s always there and it’s often overlooked, but the menu bar is a very useful part of the Mac operating system.

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The iPhone SE: A surprise hit?

After Apple's latest quarterly earnings call, we got a hint that Apple has a surprising hit product on its hands.

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Why Tim Cook is still optimistic after Apple's growth stalled in Q2 2016

Apple made $10 billion last quarter, but the rapid growth of 2015 has slowed, and Q2 2016 saw the first decline in year-over-year revenue in 13 years.

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The Apple Car is the company's road to the future

We don't know what it'll look like, but whatever it is, the Apple Car points the way ahead.

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iOS 10 wish list: Support for USB drives and network storage

One of the things holding back the iPad and iPhone as computer replacements is the hassle of managing files.