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Apple releases OS X Yosemite

The free upgrade runs on all Macs sold since 2009, as well as some even older models

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Monday's OS X Yosemite public beta may be the same as the final

With just days to go before Yosemite's expected Mac App Store launch, it's likely Monday's build is identical to the final code

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Apple's Handoff: What works, and what doesn't

Taking one of the most intriguing new technologies for a spin

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Apple signals Oct. 21 as OS X Yosemite launch date

Company likes to announce OS X releases on its financial earnings calls; it will reveal its third-quarter sales numbers on Oct. 20.

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Apple delivers OS X Yosemite 'golden master' to devs

Along with another public beta build, release means the final version is on track for an Oct. 21 rollout

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iOS 8's iCloud Drive reveals the dark side of empowered users

Apple's iCloud Drive deployment was sure to mess up people's access to documents -- and it did

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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

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