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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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Wacom Cintiq Companion Hybrid hands-on: Android/desktop dual-wielding

Wacom Cintiq Companion Hybrid hands-on: Android/desktop dual-wielding

With the Wacom Ciniq Companion Hybrid you've got one of two new drawing tablets made by the company to take the art to a new level. While the non-Hybrid version runs full Windows 8, this iteration utilizes Android for mobile greatness and full Mac OS and PC compatibility for all the stylus illustration work you could ever want. This tablet takes on a form quite similar to the Cintiq 13HD, coming here instead with a software experience that's entirely unique.

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Mac Pro 2013 3D printed for early side-by-side photographs

Mac Pro 2013 3D printed for early side-by-side photographs

While the 2013 edition of the Mac Pro wont be delivered as a final market-ready consumable until later this year, the folks at Japan-based Mac People magazine have decided they couldn't wait any longer. They've taken what specifications they could gather of the Mac Pro 2013 and have taken to the 3D printing machines they had on-hand, creating what's not exactly the Mac Pro as such, but just about as close as we're going to get until Apple releases the real deal.

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Mac hack offers super user status by resetting the clock

Mac hack offers super user status by resetting the clock

Security researchers have discovered a way that hackers can gain super user access to Mac computer systems by exploiting a security flaw that has remained unpatched by Apple for the last five months. If the flaw is exploited, users can gain root access to Mac computers that they already have limited control over. This particular authentication bypass vulnerability was first reported back in March.

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SimCity for Mac issues causing some gamers frustration

SimCity for Mac issues causing some gamers frustration

With the SimCity launch fiasco that took place earlier this year still in fresh in the mind of gamers, many have plodded ahead and downloaded the newly launched SimCity from Mac. Not too long after the download became available, however, comments and tweets are appearing from users who are experiencing a variety of issues with the game, among them being the inability to download it at all.

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