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North Korea's home-grown OS looks a lot like Apple's OS X

The latest version of the software dumps a Windows-like interface for a Mac-style desktop.

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The Mac at 30: Tales from the Berkeley Mac Users Group

Three decades ago, when the Mac was born, user groups were a crucial part of its success, giving the nascent Mac community a place to gather and learn. Thirty years later, we sit down with the still-active Berkeley Mac Users Group for some untold history.

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2013 in Review: Macworld's top stories

Apple held off most of its product launches until late in 2013, but readers found plenty to focus on throughout the year.

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Apple releases OS X 10.9.1 with Mail fixes

If "solutions for a buggy Mail app" was on your holiday wish list, Apple has delivered: The company released an update to OS X Mavericks Monday that purportedly fixes several of the Mail app issues users ran into.

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The Week in Mac Apps: Voyage in the third (and a half) dimension

This week's Mac app roundup opens up your Mac to the wonderful world of fractals as well as helping you organize and manipulate your images, keep an eye on your personal finances, and even design your backyard.

Mavericks Dictation vs. Dragon Dictate: How good is OS X's built-in tool?

OS X Mavericks boasts a much improved built-in dictation tool. But how improved is it, really? David Sparks pits it against the established Mac transcription champ, Dragon Dictate.

Tiny GarageBand update a welcome Mac App Store sight

Wednesday's GarageBand 10.0.1 update was less than 30MB. And that gives hope that more MAS changes will come in the form of small delta updates.

The Week in Mac Apps: Perspective is everything

In this week's Mac app roundup, we have apps that help you find some perspective (and correct it), organize your life (and your business), and even discover your family's ancestry.