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A new Mac Pro or JBOP, just a bunch of peripherals?

Apple appears to have forgotten its professional content-creation and high-performance computing customers, something that worried Mac managers at the recent Macworld/iWorld Expo. They bemoaned the lack of a next-generation Mac Pro.

Mailbox for iOS now available; grab a reservation soon

One of the hottest iOS apps of the year just became available in the App Store, but there's a catch. You need to reserve a spot in the queue to actually use it.

Business users losing faith in Apple's iWork office suite

Apple's office suite for OS X hasn't received much love lately and business users are starting to consider their options. Is Apple's obsession with iOS ports killing its desktop software business?

Inside the iOS 6.1 jailbreak; how evad3rs cracked the Apple code

There are numerous exploit mitigations in iOS 6.1 that make jailbreaking incredibly difficult, including sandboxing, ASLR, and code signature requirements, but that didn't stop four developers from defeating all of them.

The Hackintosh is back, say Hello to projectQ

After some fits and starts in 2008 and 2009 by Psystar and some cheap Dell netbooks, the low-cost hackintosh may be appearing soon on a screen near you.

Apple museum to pop-up at Vintage Computer Festival outside Atlanta

Disappointed that Apple's dissing its fans by not including a museum in its new corporate spaceship? Turns out that you'll have to travel to Atlanta instead.

Which Mac is better for running Windows?

MacTech releases its annual head-to-head analysis of how VMware Fusion and Parallels Desktop perform with various types of tasks and running both Windows 7 and Windows 8. It also examines how various Mac models performed.

Rolling Stone magazine arrives on iPad; alienates 1M+ print subscribers in the process

Rolling Stone released a digital edition of its eponymous magazine for the iPad and iPhone this month but print subscribers are irked that they have to pay full price to get it.

Strange days before Macworld Expo bring back talk of Hackintosh

In the days before the annual Macworld Expo (now with iWorld) in San Francisco, my inbox is flooded with guides to build a Hackintosh. Does anyone with any real work to do really want one?

About the new 'Reset Advertising Identifier' button in iOS 6.1

Apple released iOS 6.1 today with enhanced LTE support, but privacy advocates will appreciate its new "Reset Advertising Identifier" button, which gives iPhone and iPad users a new option.

More on DIY Fusion Drives

Understanding of the ins and outs of OS X's CoreStorage will come into play with the making of a home-brew Fusion Drive.

More on DYI Fusion Drives

Understanding of the ins and outs of OS X's CoreStorage will come into play with the making of a home-brew Fusion Drive.

NAMM Highlight: Agile Partners' GuitarToolkit for iOS

If you play the guitar (or other stringed instrument) GuitarToolkit is an essential companion app for your iPhone or iPad. I got it to tune my ukuleles and I've since been blown away by its amazing feature set.

Is Apple TV waiting on H.265 HEVC ratification?

At CES, the pundits worried over the super-high cost of super-high resolution televisions. And then there was the lack of Ultra HD content. But a forthcoming compression standard appears to be the fix and Apple is already in the thick of it.

Apple's brave old world of cannibalization

There's no pleasing the analysts or their followers: they all want Apple to follow the competitors into a headlong dive to the bottom of a commodity market. One where there's no quality, nothing special and little profit.

Switcher to Mac tells what's wrong with Windows

Apple has said for years that more than half of Apple Store Mac sales go to customers new to the platform. We can expect that this percentage will be climbing with Apple's China focus. But here and abroad, the "switchers" are making a choice about Windows and one that must concern Redmond even a little.

Who's your Mac Daddy?

According to voting at the Urban Dictionary, it's not Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak, inventors of the Macintosh.

Upgrading OS X on older Macs

Suppose you have an angle on buying or selling an older Mac that's running a long-in-the-tooth version of Mac OS X. What's the best way to upgrade the OS?

A new user group for the new, mobile platforms

Before the Internet, Mac and PC user groups provided the how-to information that kept consultants and power users in the know. A new user group hopes to bring people together around "touch computing:" smart phones and tablets.

Improve OS X window management with Moom

The windowing scheme in OS X hasn't changed much in 10 years and frankly, leaves a lot to be desired - especially for users migrating from Windows. Luckily third party apps can help fill the gap.

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