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‘It just works’? Not so for too many Apple users

Apple's journey from 'it just works' to 'it just needs more work' may undermine the company’s reputation for quality

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Windows 10, inspired by Apple's OS X

Apple has reshaped the destiny of the PC, and Microsoft appears to now be following its lead

Microsoft updates Outlook for Mac preview tease

Outlook on the Mac is still only available to Office 365 subscribers

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Will the Mac dump Intel for the same chip as the iPad?

The rise of iPad apps such as Microsoft Office would make the transition easier than you might expect, but it's still no slam-dunk

Glitch in OS X search can expose private details of Apple Mail users

Performing a Spotlight search opens email previews that load external images, even when the Mail client is asked not to do this

Marco Arment sparks debate about Apple software quality

Analysts agree with prominent blogger's premise but not necessarily the solution: Slow down upgrade pace

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The four Mac security options everyone should know

By default, the Mac is pretty secure. But with the help of a couple of built-in options, you can make it even more so

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OS X Yosemite sets Mac adoption record

Apple's new OS finished its first full month after release with a brisker uptake than its predecessor Mavericks

Apple delivers another Yosemite beta as Wi-Fi issues persist

It's not clear what this second beta of Apple's OS is designed to fix

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OS X Yosemite update fails to solve Mac Wi-Fi mess

Early reports say OS X 10.10.1 does not resuscitate Mac Wi-Fi connections

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Microsoft open-sources server-side .Net, launches Visual Studio 2015 preview

In a dramatic shift, Microsoft takes a big step into open source, with the aim of spreading Microsoft development across iOS, Android, OS X, and Linux

Apple security checks may still miss iWorm malware

New research says Gatekeeper and XProtect aren't entirely effective in protecting Mac OS X against iWorm malware

Apple asks developers to focus on Wi-Fi in first Yosemite beta update

The mention in the release notes indicates Apple has finally acknowledged the OS may have a Wi-Fi bug

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OS X Yosemite user share jumps, now powers 1-in-5 Macs

The uptake rate for OS X Yosemite has surpassed last year's Mavericks in first-month adoption speed

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How to fix the four most annoying quirks of Yosemite

If parts of Mac OS X Yosemite are making you grumpy, here's how to set them (and the universe) right again

Complaints mount about Yosemite crippling Wi-Fi

There has been a steady stream of reports from users whose Wi-Fi connections were affected after installing the latest version of Mac OS X

Apple's Yosemite OS shares Spotlight search terms by default

Mac OS X has always respected user privacy by default, and Yosemite should too, says an engineer who's studied the new OS

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Deathmatch review: Windows 8.1 vs. OS X Yosemite

Windows 8.1 has languished as Microsoft seeks to move past its failure, while Apple has extended its Mac OS into an intriguing new direction

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