Don't-Miss OS X Stories

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Automator actions, geotags, and more advanced tricks for Photos for OS X

Photos for OS X is 1.0 software, but you can go from newbie to power user with these helpful tips from Jason Snell.

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Apple announces WWDC 2015 dates: Mark your calendars for June 8-12

Apple invites developers to "learn about the future of iOS and OS X" at annual conference.

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Mac 911: How to erase your Mac's hard drive the right way

Erasing a drive, how FileVault 2 encryption can play into it, and out-of-date Recovery Drive partitions.

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Apple launches OS X 10.10.3, introduces new emojis and Photos app

This major Yosemite update ushers in the highly anticipated Photos app, a new "look up" panel with Spotlight suggestions, more than 300 new emoji, and more.

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The best cross-platform writing apps for Mac and iOS

The best writing apps know what to leave behind when switching from a 21-inch-screen to a 9.7-inch one, and they do it without trampling over any of our individual writing styles and preferences.

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How to solve the five biggest Messages and FaceTime annoyances

Apple’s messaging system works brilliantly—most of the time. Here are some simple fixes for five common problems.


Choosing the right launcher for your Mac

Keyboard-based launching utilities can be a real time saver, once you get the hang of them. Here's how four popular options (Launchbar, Alfred, Butler, and Quicksilver) stack up.

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FREAKish apps still have security holes

Apple patched iOS and OS X, but apps can still be vulnerable due to Apple's limited update policy.

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The new MacBook is cool, but the PowerBook Duo was cooler

Remember how it ejected from the Duo Dock like a giant VHS tape? Good times.