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Apple adds TRIM support for third-party SSDs in Mac OS X 10.10.4

Apple adds TRIM support for third-party SSDs in Mac OS X 10.10.4

Apple’s latest OS X 10.10.4 update, which rolled out alongside iOS 8.4 on Tuesday, finally brings TRIM support for third-party solid-state drives (SSDs). Users must enable it manually, but it’s a fairly simple process that takes just a minute.

Oculus Rift won’t support Macs because the GPUs aren’t powerful enough

Oculus Rift won’t support Macs because the GPUs aren’t powerful enough

In May of this year, the company behind the Oculus Rift virtual reality headset, Oculus VR, announced that it was “suspending” OS X development for its headset.

Apple seeds first OS X 10.11 El Capitan beta to developers

Apple seeds first OS X 10.11 El Capitan beta to developers

Apple has seeded the first beta version of OS X 10.11 El Capitan to registered developers of its Developer Program.

Apple unveiled OS X during today’s WWDC 2015 Keynote address. With El Capitan, Apple hopes to refine the experience with simple and smarter ways to do things and improve performance by making under the hood tweaks.

OS X 10.11 Rumor Roundup: Everything we know about Apple’s next major OS X update

OS X 10.11 Rumor Roundup: Everything we know about Apple’s next major OS X update
Apple is holding its annual developer’s conference next week at the Moscone West convention center in San Francisco, California. The 5-day conference will kick off with a keynote on June 8th where Apple is expected to unveil OS X 10.11 alongside iOS 9 and other services. Much like iOS 9, OS X 10.11 is expected to focus on stability and performance improvements. What exciting new features do we expect to see in OS X 10.11? Read on to find out.

Pre-2014 Macs vulnerable to firmware modification

Pre-2014 Macs vulnerable to firmware modification

Older Macs are vulnerable to a newly-discovered flaw that could allow attackers to install hard-to-remove malware, one security researcher has found. The flaw allows Apple’s UEFI (unified extensible firmware interface) to be modified and has been described as “dangerous.”

IBM will allow employees to choose a Mac for the first time

IBM will allow employees to choose a Mac for the first time

IBM has announced plans to provide around 50,000 employees with a Mac by the end of 2015, making it the world’s biggest Mac-supporting company. 15,000 employees are already using Macs they have purchased themselves, but IBM will be deploying them under its new scheme.

Hide your cluttered Mac desktop with a click

Hide your cluttered Mac desktop with a click

My Mac desktop is usually cluttered with documents, downloads, and photo thumbnails. Not only does this make it hard to find exactly what I am looking for, but it also looks like crap. Moreover, everyone can see what’s on your desktop, and sometimes that may not be the most ideal of circumstances. If you want to quickly hide your desktop or avoid its cluttered appearance, Shade is a great solution. 

8 limited-edition Apple products you won’t find anywhere

8 limited-edition Apple products you won’t find anywhere

If you think the Apple Watch is difficult to get hold of, you should try obtaining a limited-edition Apple product from the past. They’re almost impossible to find, and those that do pop up inevitably sell for a fortune. Here are 7 limited-edition Apple products that you’ll probably never own.

How to stop Photos from creating duplicate files in Mac OS X

How to stop Photos from creating duplicate files in Mac OS X

Apple said goodbye to iPhoto and replaced it with the aptly named Photos app for OS X Yosemite. The new app does all the things that iPhoto did, but with a new interface and some new features. If you use your computer to store and manage your images, the Photos app will make a copy of anything you import, making finding those items extremely easy. However, in some cases, this means that there will be a duplicate version of the same image on your computer (the original and the copied Photos app image). If you are really particular about your photo management and want to disable this feature I’ll show you how.

How to run Windows 10 on Mac for free with VirtualBox for OS X

How to run Windows 10 on Mac for free with VirtualBox for OS X

I haven’t used a Windows PC, willingly, for a few years. Windows 8 is one of the most frustrating operating systems I have come across. However, there is an occasion or two where having Windows would be beneficial. Mac users that may need Windows can install Windows 10 on their devices right now — for free.