Don't-Miss OS X Stories

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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.

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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.

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Recap: All our Apple Watch and MacBook stories in one place

Catching up on Apple's big week? We wrote plenty of stories about the MacBook, the Apple Watch, ResearchKit, iOS 8.2, and HBO Now.

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Mac 911: Why is my Mac full of a million tiny files?

Or 1.3 million tiny files, to be slightly more exact.

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iFixit uncovers the Force Touch trackpad in the 2015 13-inch Retina MacBook Pro

The new MacBook isn't the only Apple laptop to get a fancy new pressure-sensitive trackpad, though it may not be exactly the same model.

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Don't FREAK out about the latest security warnings

FREAK is last week's worry, but installing untrusted applications is a perennial worry. It's a two-fer (or two-fear) in this column, about security issues new and old.

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Will your new MacBook crash to the ground without MagSafe? (Yes.)

In which Glenn Fleishman talks to physics experts and does a lot of math to calculate if tripping over your MacBook's USB-C charging cable will knock it off the desk. Spoiler: Don't trip over your MacBook cable.

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Podcast: Hands-on impressions of the Apple Watch and new MacBook

Glenn and Susie have a lot to talk about, from the shiny new single-port MacBook to Susie's experience with the Apple Watch.