Mac OS X

Microsoft Surface Pro vs MacBook Air: a convenience war

Microsoft Surface Pro vs MacBook Air: a convenience war

This week we've gotten our hands on the Microsoft Surface Pro for an extended review, and one of the first things to strike us was the idea that this device might be another competitor for the MacBook Air. With the Surface Pro running Windows 8 and the MacBook Air (the newest model, that is), running OS X, there's some things that simply cannot be compared - some people simply prefer one over the other. When it comes down to the experience and one-on-one comparisons between these two devices, on the other hand, winning features shine through on both devices.

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Apple OS X 10.9 sees boost in secret beta testing

Apple OS X 10.9 sees boost in secret beta testing

Back in November when we heard that OS X 10.9 was being secretly tested by a select number of users (most likely various Apple employees), we remained curious to see what kind of progress the new rumored version would make after a few months. Apple has been releasing updates to OS X every year or so, which means that 10.9 will most likely release sometime this summer based on the operating system's updating cycle.

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Mimo Magic Touch brings touchscreen finesse to OS X

Mimo Magic Touch brings touchscreen finesse to OS X

Apple users working with their untouchable Mac computers will be pumped up to see that Mimo Monitors have brought forth a brand new USB powered-and-connected 10.1-inch monitor that works with OS X like a charm! This Mimo Magic Touch monitor is the first of many models that'll be offered by Mimo Monitors ready to rock with OS X with just a download of a special driver. This model also works with Windows 7 and can be used as a display-only unit for Windows XP, Vista, and 2000.

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Microsoft launches Windows Phone 3.0 for OS X

Microsoft launches Windows Phone 3.0 for OS X

For those smatterings of users who own a Mac computer and a Windows mobile, Microsoft has released the newest version of what was previously called Windows Phone 7 Connector for Mac. Now just called "Windows Phone," this version 3.0 app allows users to sync their Windows Phone smartphone with their OS X machine for easy data transfer. The app has received a pretty extensive overhaul and gained many new features.

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Apple removes Java from OS X browsers with Mac update

Apple removes Java from OS X browsers with Mac update

On Wednesday, Apple released a Mac update for Lion and Mountain Lion that strips all Mac browsers of the Java plugin, another move in the company's effort to distance itself from Oracle's Java software. Once the update is installed, users presented with Java content will see a placeholder that reads "Missing Plug-in." After which point, users can then download the plug-in directly if desired.

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