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Apple reportedly seeking out retail employees to try out Photos for OS X, and new iCloud Photos feature

Apple reportedly seeking out retail employees to try out Photos for OS X, and new iCloud Photos feature

Even before it sees public availability, Apple’s upcoming Photos for OS X has a pretty torrid story. Adding another chapter to the mix, though, certainly isn’t a bad thing.

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Apple stops development of Aperture and iPhoto, to replace them with Photos for OS X

Apple stops development of Aperture and iPhoto, to replace them with Photos for OS X

Apple today said that it is stopping the development of Aperture for OS X, its photo editing and management app targeted at pro users. Photos for OS X, briefly previewed at WWDC, will replace Aperture next year.

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Apple releases OS X Mavericks 10.9.4 build 13E19 to developers

Apple releases OS X Mavericks 10.9.4 build 13E19 to developers

Last week, Apple seeded the second beta build of OS X Mavericks 10.9.4, but that doesn’t mean Apple is resting on their laurels. The Cupertino-based company has released the newest build for Mavericks, but as usual, it’s strictly meant for developers.

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Apple seeds new OS X 10.9.4 beta to developers

Apple seeds new OS X 10.9.4 beta to developers

Apple has seeded a new beta of OS X Mavericks 10.9.4 to developers for testing. The pre-release software has the build number 13E16 and is available through the Mac Dev Center for download. The accompanying seed notes do not reveal any notable changes to the Mac software, as was the case with the first beta released last month. 

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A close look at the design changes in Mac OS X Yosemite

A close look at the design changes in Mac OS X Yosemite

Apple previewed OS X Yosemite at WWDC last week and released the first beta for developers and beta testers. The OS X update sports an all new design, in line with the changes iOS 7 underwent. Here’s a detailed look at these changes.

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OS X Yosemite code hints at unreleased Retina iMac models

OS X Yosemite code hints at unreleased Retina iMac models

Apple is rumored to be preparing a refresh for its iMac line of desktops, with the latest hint coming from OS X Yosemite. As noted by Macbidouille, the developer preview of OS X Yosemite includes a file that defines new display scaling resolutions for a machine identified as an iMac. This report follows an earlier discovery from OS X 10.9.4 beta that also referenced a new iMac model.

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DuckDuckGo is now a default search engine option in iOS 8 and OS X Yosemite

DuckDuckGo is now a default search engine option in iOS 8 and OS X Yosemite

With the announcement of iOS 8 and Mac OS X Yosemite, Apple has introduced another option for choosing your default web search service. Alongside Google, Yahoo, and Bing, you now have the ability to select the privacy-preserving search engine DuckDuckGo.

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Apple posts OS X Yosemite 10.10 preview page

Apple posts OS X Yosemite 10.10 preview page

Apple today kicked off WWDC with a keynote presentation that introduced OS X 10.10 Yosemite with an improved Notifications Center, a refreshed UI and more Right on time, Apple has posted the Yosemite preview page to its website, allowing users to browse some of the new features of OS X 10.10.

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Apple updates iOS 8 App Store with notification widgets, extensibility, third-party keyboards and more

Apple updates iOS 8 App Store with notification widgets, extensibility, third-party keyboards and more

Apple today announced several new consumer and developer-related  features that improve the overall the overall iOS experience for users and developers alike. Both developers and iOS owners will appreciate the new notification center widgets, the ability to share actions between apps and the ability to install and use system-wide third-party keyboards.

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Apple unveils OS X Yosemite 10.10

Apple unveils OS X Yosemite 10.10

Today during WWDC, Apple unveiled the next version of OS X, OS X 10.10 , confirming the name of Yosemite for its next generation desktop operating system.

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