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Yosemite hands-on: Mail, Messages, and Calendar

Our hands on series with the first developer preview of OS X Yosemite concludes with a look at three core apps that have seen changes and improvements.

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Increased Messages security leaves iChat, third-party IM clients by the wayside

Third-party IM apps and older versions of iChat will no longer be able to log in with Mac.com or Me.com screennames.

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All in one: Owning the experience is key to Apple's customer satisfaction

One of the ways Apple keeps its customers so satisfied, John Moltz argues, is by owning the experience--something no other company has quite managed to pull of.

10 for 10: 10 things we'd like to see in OS X 10.10

At next week's WWDC Apple is expected to unveil the latest update to the Mac OS, version 10.10. In keeping with the 'tens' theme, here are ten improvements we'd like to see in the desktop OS.

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iOS 8 changes we'd like to see: FaceTime, Maps, Messages, Music

With WWDC imminent, we're covering changes and improvements we'd like to see in the next version of iOS. This installment covers FaceTime, Maps, Messages, and Music.

Appleā€™s iMessage issue goes from bad to worse with server glitch

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In response to recent complaints about iMessage, Apple told Re/code that it recently deployed a server-side fix that should repair some problems with the messaging service.

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Closed ranks: Lack of open access to FaceTime and iMessage is good for users

Apple's choice not to open up its popular communication platforms has some downsides, but on the whole has resulted in a safe environment in which privacy reigns supreme.

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33 great tips and tricks for iOS 7

Whether you're an iOS master or just starting out, here are 33 tips that can help you get the most of your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch.

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How to share presentations in Messages

Earlier versions of Messages inherited the iChat Theater feature that allows you to share Keynote presentations with others. That feature's gone in Mavericks. Chris Breen suggests alternatives.

The Macalope: Scandalous

An Apple conspiracy! That, well, ends up fixed. Kind of a letdown, really.