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Apple issues third OS X Yosemite public beta

Apple yesterday released the third public beta of OS X Yosemite, shipping the preview a few days earlier than expected.

Why Microsoft and Google can never copy Apple's Handoff

Apple's Handoff feature moves tasks seamlessly between mobile and PC, and we may never see anything like it elsewhere

10 ways Apple really has changed the (tech) world

Apple is both a creator of and a beacon for the technology future we now live in

Rotten Apple: Apple's 11 biggest failures

Apple sets the standard -- for both success and failure. Here's a look at 11 major screwups, some of which almost derailed the company

Apple preps final non-security Mavericks update

And for the 10 percent of users still running 2011's Lion, the end of all support -- patches included -- is likely just weeks away

10 things you need to know about Microsoft's Surface Pro 3

The Surface Pro 3 sports some impressive capabilities. Here's the scoop on its software to its performance to its sound and camera

13 pieces of advice for Yosemite beta testers

Apple last allowed public testing of a prerelease OS 14 years ago, but now it's letting OS X 10.10 out for an early spin

The best new features in OS X Yosemite (so far)

Look for these cool capabilities in the OS X 10.10 Yosemite public beta

Apple unwraps OS X Yosemite public beta Thursday

First OS X preview available to the public in 14 years will be based on the latest developer build, released this week

Welcome to the next tech revolution: Liquid computing

The Handoff feature in iOS 8 and OS X Yosemite is the first taste of truly contextual computing

Apple patches iOS, OS X, and Safari on Mega Monday

Update also fixes Macs' Wi-Fi re-connect problem, says Apple

First look: Apple's Swift is simple, at first

Swift's clean and modern syntax makes it quick and easy to get started, but mastering this new language will take a while

OS X Snow Leopard desertion rate accelerates after patches stop

Mac price cuts may have also spurred users to ditch the 5-year-old OS

Review: The best password managers for PCs, Macs, and mobile devices

6 local and cloud-based password managers make passwords stronger and online life easier for Windows, Mac, iOS, Android, BlackBerry, and Windows Phone users

Review: Microsoft Office Online vs. Apple iWork for iCloud vs. Google Drive

Online word processors, spreadsheets, and presentation apps can be surprisingly useful, or surprisingly lame, and not even Microsoft aces Office document compatibility

OS X Yosemite and iOS 8's enticements could also entrap

Apple's seamless cross-device experience will appeal to business users, but security experts warn integration poses new risks

9 things we hate about Objective-C

Retro syntax, sideways superset thinking, autocratic inclinations -- coding for Apple products is a pain in the iOS

Video: Mac OS X Yosemite and iOS 8 in 90 seconds

If you're thinking of upgrading your Apple OS, here's what you can look forward to

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