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Apple WWDC 2018 - macOS Mojave announcement

Which Macs will run Apple's macOS Mojave?

The next version of Apple's desktop operating system arrives this fall. When it does, a number of Mac models won't be able to upgrade. Here's who's left out in the cold.

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LifeFlix 2.5 review: Your old Mini-DV camcorder’s new best friend

LifeFlix makes it easy to import Mini-DV tapes from your camcorder to QuickTime movies for digital archiving, or quickly create MP4 movies to share online.

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Saddleback Thin Front Pocket Backpack review: The best rugged leather backpack for your MacBook

Aside from not having a dedicated sleeve for holding your MacBook, it's basically perfect.

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Apple wins praise for adding 'USB Restricted Mode' to secure iPhones

Amid reports that two forensic companies have been helping law enforcement and government agencies break into locked iPhones, Apple rolled out a new feature in iOS 12 to prevent further intrusions. Privacy advocates applauded the move....

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How to get student or teacher discounts on Apple products

Save money by shopping for your next Mac or iPad on the Apple Education Store.

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Apple bans cryptocurrency mining apps on iOS to protect mobile users

Apple has created new rules for app developers that ban the creation of cryptocurrency mining services on mobile devices.

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RIP Macintosh: 1984–2018

You may still love your Mac, but Apple doesn’t share your passion.

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1Password 7 for Mac review: Password manager with small improvements that add up

It’s not an overhaul for what is already a robust and competently designed approach, but the touchups and additions move the product along.

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How to get Apple's iOS 12 or macOS 'Mojave' betas

If you want to be on the cutting edge of Apple software this summer, you can sign up for the company's developer program, or wait until public betas of the OSes are released. Here's what to do and where to go.

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Apple's Health Record API released to third-party developers; is it safe?

At its Worldwide Developer's event this week, Apple said the API for its Health Records platform has been released to developers and researchers so they can create apps for the medical information sharing platform. Once data is ported...

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Ulysses 13 review for Mac and iOS: The best Mac minimalist text editor gets even better

Ulysses has long been a dream app for writers, but new support for deadlines and coders make it even better.

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The evolution of macOS (and Mac OS X)

Apple's desktop operating system, macOS, has been the staple crop for its iMacs and MacBooks. Here we go back to where it all began in 2001 (when it was known as Mac OS X).

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Mingis on Tech: WWDC recap

Apple on Monday unveiled a variety of software updates, tweaks and features for the upcoming iOS 12, macOS 'Mojave,' watchOS 5 and tvOS. Here's a look at what's coming, what we liked and what we didn't.

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What was missing from WWDC 2018? Originality

Apple's WWDC keynote was jam-packed with new features for iOS, macOS, and watchOS, but none of them were very innovative.

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Get a tough MacBook backpack with lots of pockets for just $36 on Amazon

Amazon is selling the Timbuk2 Parkside Laptop Backpack for one of the lowest prices we've ever seen.

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Which devices support iOS 12, watchOS 5, tvOS 12, and macOS Mojave?

Is your iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, or Mac going to get the latest OS update? This list has your answer.

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Our favorite new features in macOS Mojave

MacOS Mojave will bring Dark Mode, desktop stacks, and iOS apps on Mac, among other highlights.

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Apple patches Macs as it starts retirement clock for El Capitan

About one in eight Mac owners still runs OS X 10.11, which may only get one more update before gertting bumped off the support list.

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