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FF XIV for Macs pulled from sales, lengthy apology issued

FF XIV for Macs pulled from sales, lengthy apology issued

Square Enix may have just launched its biggest update to Final Fantasy XIV, but what could have been an almost perfect release has been marred by performance issues on a single platform: Macs. Now while this may sound almost like the situation with Warner Bros. and Batman: Arkham Knight for PCs, Square Enix is doing something differently and, to its credit, perhaps more satisfying. Producer Naoki Yoshida has provided a rather detailed account of the blunder that happened and, unusual in this business, has taken sole responsibility for the fiasco.

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Apple confirmed to add a Spock emoji to next iOS update

Apple confirmed to add a Spock emoji to next iOS update

Leonard Nimoy's Spock has always had a place in our hearts. After his recent passing, people around the world exchanged Vulcan salutes in his honor. Soon, you'll be able to send a Star Trek inspired signal to a friend with Apple's latest emoji. Apple's upcoming iOS updates are due to include a Spock emoji! So, you send a Vulcan salute and tell all of your friends to "live long and prosper."

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Hack puts OS X Yosemite on a Wacom Cintiq Companion 2

Hack puts OS X Yosemite on a Wacom Cintiq Companion 2

Macs and OS X have a reputation of being the preferred hardware and platform of designers, but quite ironically, there is not a single official Apple computer that comes with an integrated Wacom display. Perhaps Apple considers it unnecessary because Wacom's Cintiq displays work perfectly with Macs anyway. But there is still a class of people that want to get the best of both worlds, like this latest hack that puts Apple's latest operating system inside a Cintiq Companion 2 tablet, though not everything is fine and dandy just yet.

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North Korea’s Red Star Linux goes for a Mac OS X look

North Korea’s Red Star Linux goes for a Mac OS X look

It seems that even the somewhat "traditional" North Korean tech aesthetics is getting an update. Thanks to a former lecturer at Pyongyang, we are getting a glimpse of what the officially sanctioned operating system of North Korea, Red Star Linux, now looks like, almost half a decade since the OS was first leaked outside the secretive regime. Apparently, like the rest of the tech world, the Linux-based OS has moved away from a Windows 7, nay Window XP even, look towards a more stylish OS X.

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“Unprecendented” new strain of iOS, OSX malware discovered

“Unprecendented” new strain of iOS, OSX malware discovered

Just when you thought only Windows received the bulk of horrifying viruses and crapware, here comes WireLurker, a new family of malware, not even just a single one, that targets both Apple's desktop and mobile platforms for maximum reach. Palo Alto Networks, the cybersecurity company that discovered and reported this situation calls this an "unprecedented" type of malware, at least as far as iOS and OS X are concerned, hinting at the developing, or rather worsening, situation when it comes to malware and hackers' abilities to infiltrate our computers.

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MacBook Pro 15-inch with Retina Review (late 2013)

MacBook Pro 15-inch with Retina Review (late 2013)

Back in June 2012 we described the original 15-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display as "the gold standard" for high-end notebooks; now, Apple is back with its refreshed version, swapping in Intel's latest Haswell processors and graphics, but keeping the high-resolution display. Unlike the 13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina, the 15-inch model doesn't slim down any, but then again the meatiest Pro has never really been about portability alone. Instead, it aims to be the powerhouse desktop-replacement that you can bring with you, and with a $200 cut to the sticker price it sounds all the more appealing. Has the 2013 refresh kept the most serious Pro at the top of its game? Read on for the full SlashGear review.

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MacBook Air 13-inch Review (mid-2013)

MacBook Air 13-inch Review (mid-2013)

Apple's value-proposition for the 2013 MacBook Air is simple: the same sleek ultraportable notebook as before, but lasting much longer. A switch to Intel's latest Haswell processor architecture and a slightly larger battery takes runtime up to twelve hours versus the seven hour estimate of its predecessor, while a new type of flash storage promises even quicker boot times, resume, and file access. Is this the MacBook to own? Read on for our full review.

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Apple iMac 27-inch (2012) Hands-on

Apple iMac 27-inch (2012) Hands-on

Apple's 2012 iMac has arrived in-stores and on the SlashGear test bench, first in 21.5-inch form and then the 27-inch behemoth following on in December. Borrowing design cues from Apple's portable range and debuting new construction techniques never before seen in desktop computing, the new iMac also keeps Apple in the front of the pack for performance, with a fresh array of Intel quadcore processors, NVIDIA graphics, and some storage magic in the shape of Fusion Drive.

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Apple confirms Fusion Drive in iMac models

Apple confirms Fusion Drive in iMac models

Apple has just announced an awesomely impressive and super thin iMac lineup. One of the more important specs here is regarding the Fusion Drive under the hood. For those that need more storage, but want the speed and performance of a solid state drive without the cost. That is where the Fusion Drive comes in. More details below.

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Apple announces all new 13-inch Retina MacBook Pro

Apple announces all new 13-inch Retina MacBook Pro

We had a feeling this was coming, but this afternoon Apple has just confirmed the all new 13-inch MacBook Pro complete with a 2650 x 1600 Retina Display. The 13-inch Pro is Apple's most popular MacBook Pro to date, and today it's getting completely improved. It's thinner, lighter, faster, and of course has that Retina Display.

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Tweetbot for Mac hits App Store with hefty price

Tweetbot for Mac hits App Store with hefty price

Though the price might be a bit of a turn-off for those of you not familiar with the power of the environment, Tweetbot has hit the Apple desktop environment today in a big way. This Twitter app is up for $19.99 USD, and for that price they've brought on one whole heck of a lot of features in this final first release (that being non-Beta, as it were). With this brand new universe for the Twitter king you'll get Retina Mac Support, integration with your Notification Center, and even syncing with iCloud - of course you'll need 10.8 Mountain Lion for that.

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