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Apple releases OS X El Capitan Public Beta 6

The new update comes less than two weeks after the release of the previous update.

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How to check your Mac's free hard drive space

Wondering if your Mac has enough storage space for that massive download? Wonder no more.

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Pondering a name change for OS X

What's in a name? For Apple, maybe something a little different than we're used to.

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Macworld’s September Digital Edition: OS X El Capitan First Look

Jason Snell takes us around Apple’s first public beta of OSX El Capitan.

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How to delete images from Photos

Readers ask about how to clear out space used by multimedia in the Photos app through deletion and optimization.

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Parallels Desktop 11 lets Mac users say 'Hey Cortana'

Parallels Desktop 11 launched late Tuesday, with support for the latest desktop operating systems, along with new marquee features like the ability to run.

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To fix iTunes, Apple should revisit iSync, an app that actually worked

Even before Bluetooth came along, syncing cell phones and PDAs to your Mac was a piece of cake, thanks to iSync.

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Hello, Mac 911? Troubleshooting Continuity calls between Mac and iPhone

Readers are having trouble with Apple's Continuity configuration and consistency for phone calls.

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Italian teen finds two zero-day vulnerabilities in Apple's OS X

The exploit he developed yields root access

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PowerPhotos review: Take better control of your photo library in Photos for OS X

Photos for OS X is a big leap forward from iPhoto, but it's missing several transition and regular-usage features that PowerPhotos brings to the table.

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More Photos Q&A: Dealing with limitations in multiple libraries, smart albums, and more

Readers (still!) have (many, many!) questions about several features in Photos for OS X.

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Twitter on the Mac: Do your job, or get out of the way

Development of Twitter's Mac app has stalled, and maybe Twitter should call someone who cares.

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How to use the Retouch tool in Photos for Mac

OS X's Photos app has a more powerful Retouch tool than the one in iPhoto.

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How to be sure Photos for Mac stores full-resolution images

Photos for OS X when coupled with iCloud Photo Library means you're not sure where high-resolution images live for purposes of local backups.

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Why you shouldn't freak out about this week's scary-sounding Mac exploits

Researchers document two OS X security flaws that shouldn't cause you to lose sleep, as severe as they sound.