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Dell Made An Ad For A Combined Windows 8/Mac OS X Laptop

Come on, guys. Really? A cheap-looking, pie-in-the-sky Hackintosh? People are going to hate this thing. That’s what anyone with common sense should have been saying to Dell’s marketing team when they decided to release a clip of a combined Mac OS X/Windows 8 machine, but nope, it made it onto the internet anyway.


OS X Mavericks First Impressions: A Little Good Going A Long Way

Mavericks is the first OS X release since Snow Leopard that doesn’t constantly make you stop, consider a new feature that has just made your life worse in some incomprensible way, and then hope very hard that this is a bug, because it cannot possibly be an intended feature. And because the world is essentially a good place where people (like software engineers) do not deliberately inflict things like Launchpad on good, hardworking people.


OS X Mavericks Wallpaper Could Mean Retina iMacs And Cinema Displays

With Apple’s announcement of OS X Mavericks came a brand new shiny desktop background featuring a glistening wave, downloadable from the Apple website. The most intriguing thing about the new wallpaper though, is the resolution, which could indicate a coming upgrade to Apple’s desktop displays.


Here's The List Of Macs Compatible With OS X Mavericks

Yesterday’s announcement of OS X Mavericks unveiled some pretty cool new features coming to your Mac — but Cook and co forgot to explain just which computers would support the new OS. Fortunately, Apple Insider has chatted with people familiar with the Mavericks Developer Preview to draw up a list of the Macs that are compatible with the software.


Apple Just Fixed The Single Dumbest Thing About OS X

Apple’s OS X 10.9 Mavericks looks nice and shiny and new, in all the ways that new operating systems usually do. But it’s got one big fix for what had been the single stupidest thing in all of OS X for the past two years. That’s multiple displays.


Apple OS X Mavericks: Everything You Need To Know

While iOS 7 was expected to be the star of Apple’s Worldwide Developer’s Conference (WWDC) this year, it wasn’t the only operating system getting a significant update. Supposedly codenamed “Cabernet” at headquarters, OS X Mavericks was unveiled on Monday with little fanfare. UPDATING LIVE.


Apple's Latest OS X Update Fixes More Messages Bugs

Apple today released OS X 10.8.4, an update that (again) addresses some issues with Messages, among other small bugs. Apparently, an iMessage quirk was causing some messages to show up out of order on the app. Also included in the update is a new version of Safari (6.0.5), better support for Microsoft Exchange in the calendar, and a hiccup that was blocking international numbers on the FaceTime app.


Mac OS X Code Reveals Apple's Plans For Super-Fast Wi-Fi

With the OS X Mountain Lion 10.8.4 beta release currently in the hands of developers, some of the more eagle-eyed nerds have noticed references to code that appear to confirm rumours about Apple’s plans to roll out super-fast Wi-Fi to its Macs. 9to5mac reports that devs have stumbled upon code in the OS’s Wi-Fi frameworks folder which explicitly references the 802.11ac Wi-Fi standard.


Running OS X On An Old Macintosh Portable Is Pointless But Awesome

This video shows an old Macintosh Portable seemingly running OS X. But how did it happen, and was it worth the effort?


Rumour: Mac OS X 10.9 Will Get Siri And Apple Maps Integration

Apple is reportedly testing Siri and Apple Maps integration for the next-gen version of its operating system, OS X 10.9. It makes perfect sense that they’d test two marquee (if controversial) features on the desktop. But that doesn’t mean they’ll be in the final product.