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Mac Pro 2013 hands-on

Mac Pro 2013 hands-on

Back when Apple first teased the Mac Pro 2013 at WWDC 2013 earlier this year it gave us few details and even less of a chance to get our hands on the barrel-shaped powerhouse. This time around, we have pricing, a release date, and even the chance to get our grubby fingers on the new Mac Pro's casing and its internal parts, thanks to a splayed-out disassembly showing the innovative new cooling core system. Read on for some first-impressions of the most powerful Mac you can carry with one hand.

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iLife update for iOS and OS X: iMovie, iPhoto, Garageband

iLife update for iOS and OS X: iMovie, iPhoto, Garageband

With the ushering in of new hardware on both the desktop and the mobile front, the folks at Apple this week have brought on a new collection of software updates as well. They've update iLife in full - working with new versions of iMovie, iPhoto, and Garageband for both iOS and OS X. These updates bring both worlds just that much closer together.

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Mac Pro 2013 release set for December

Mac Pro 2013 release set for December

We saw some details in terms of numbers and we saw what appears to be a plan to allow Apple to serve up huge numbers for Mavericks. If you missed that bit, Apple announced that OS X 10.9 Mavericks will be released for free later today. But in addition to talk of Mavericks, Apple then went on to talk about the Mac Pro, which is going to be arriving in December.

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OS X Mavericks made free: release today

OS X Mavericks made free: release today

Coming out of the Apple event, it looks like OS X Mavericks is going to be available beginning today. This latest news comes just a few weeks after the gold master was made available for developers. But there is a bit more to this than simply getting access today. Apple has said they "want to get Mavericks into as many peoples' hands as possible." For that, OS X 10.9 is coming as a free update.

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Barclays: Larger iPad with 64-bit A7 could be a laptop killer in the works

Barclays: Larger iPad with 64-bit A7 could be a laptop killer in the works

The folks at Barclays Equity Research have proposed an intriguing idea, stating today that it believes Apple to be working on a 13-inch iPad running the new 64-bit architecture -- which was recently called a "gimmick" -- that could be a laptop killer (for certain types of laptops, that is). The theory is just that -- a theory -- but Barclays backs it up with some seemingly valid assertions.

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Apple Volume Purchase Program coming to Mac Apps for Education

Apple Volume Purchase Program coming to Mac Apps for Education

If you've seen the likes of the Apple Volume Purchase Program in the past, you're likely part of an Education or Enterprise-based organization, and you've likely wished they had the same program for Mac Apps as well. While this program had only worked with iOS-based apps and books in volume in the past, Apple has issued a note to developers today letting them know about a Mac-aimed program appearing soon. This Mac Apps for education and enterprise program will work with the same sort of setup - purchasing apps in bulk for a discount then distributing them to students, administrators, teachers, and employees.

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