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Apple Releases OS X 10.9.3 And iTunes 11.2


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Apple has today released a significant update for the OS X 10.9 operating system in the form of OS X 10.9.3, bringing with it a number of bug fixes and performance improvements. The update, available now through the Mac App Store, has been in Developer testing for the past two months and is recommended for all users of the Mavericks OS. The update brings extended support for 4K displays on the new Mac Pro and on the 15 inch MacBook Pro with Retina Display.
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OS X 10.10 Will Be Highlighted At WWDC 2014


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The next major version of OS X, 10.10, will apparently be shown off at WWDC 2014, with a number of Apple engineers being diverted to the development team from other projects in order to move the project forward. According to 9to5Mac, OS X 10.10, given the internal codename of Syrah, will form that fundamental basis of the conference, rather than iOS 8, and Apple has been moving iOS software engineers on to the OS X development team so that the new OS can be demoed at the conference.
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New MacBook Air With Faster Processor Set To Be Released Tomorrow


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Apple will apparently be releasing a new version of the MacBook Air tomorrow, according to a new report from 9to5Mac. According to the report, the company has already started delivering new models of the 11 inch and 13 inch models to Apple retail stores and is expected to make the new models available on the Apple online store tomorrow. The new models are expected to have speed bumped Intel Haswell processors, but aside from this it is unclear what, if any, other changes will be implemented in the new models.

The new processors will apparently include a 1.4GHz Core i5 processor which succeeds the 1.3GHz version that is found in the current models. The new processors can receive a Turbo Boost up to 2.7GHz. The graphics chips in the new models will continue to be Intel HD 5000.
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Microsoft Eases Up On Office 365 Pricing For Mac And iPad


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Microsoft has today modified the pricing structure for its Office 365 suite of programs giving Mac and iPad users of the service a little more flexibility in terms of subscription options. Following on from the release of Office for iPad late last month, Microsoft is now offering an Office 365 Personal subscription for one iPad and one Mac for $6.99 per month or $69.99 per year.
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Rumor: MacBook Air With Retina Display Launching This Year


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A new report is suggesting that Apple is preparing to launch a MacBook Air model with a Retina Display, which would represent a combination that users have wished for ever since the Retina Display was launched with the first MacBook Pro models. The report comes from the omniscient Digitimes who have garnered the information from sources within the Apple supply chain. The launch will apparently take place in the second half of the year.
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Rumor: Brand New ‘Thin’ 12 Inch Macbook Coming Soon


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A new report is suggesting that Apple has been working on a brand new model of the MacBook that is significantly thinner than current models and has a 12 inch screen. The report comes from weiphone.com (via MacRumors) and says that Apple has been working on a notebook that lacks a fan assembly, enabling a much thinner structure of the device whilst retaining full functionality. In addition, the new MacBook will reportedly have a brand new trackpad design that doesn’t include a physical button as it currently has, but will function by other means.
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Microsoft Office 2014 For Mac Is Incoming


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Microsoft is apparently preparing to launch the next version of Office for Mac at some point in 2014, according to new information that has been directly sourced from Microsoft. According to Computerwoche (via MacWorld), Microsoft Business Group Lead Thorsten Hübschen has suggested that there will be some news on the software revealed in the second quarter of this year, and that Microsoft is extremely far into development of the new product.

Additionally, and in contrast to the typical Apple response to unreleased product queries, a Microsoft representative confirmed that they are hard at work on the next version of Office for Mac and that Office 365 subscribers will be able to upgrade to the newest version at no extra cost. The representative did not have any information on the timing of the release of the software however.
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Apple Releases OS X 10.9.3 Beta With Enhanced 4K Monitor Support


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The first beta version of the next update for OS X 10.9 systems has been released by Apple for Developer testing. The new beta can be downloaded now by registered members of the Apple Developer Program, either through the Mac App Store or through the Developer portal. There is limited information available on what bug fixes are included with the update, but Apple is asking Developers to focus on testing for Graphics Drivers and Audio.
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Rumor: Standard MacBook Pro To Be Discontinued This Year


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Apple will reportedly be stopping production of the standard MacBook Pro line this year as it shifts full production towards Retina Display models, according to a new report from Digitimes. The article suggests that Apple will be halting all sales of the 13 inch non-Retina Display MacBook Pro, which was last updated in mid-2012, so that the entire MacBook Pro line-up will ship with Retina Display included.

Production of the larger 15 inch model of the non-Retina MacBook Pro was actually ceased last year, and while the company has continued to produce the smaller model, it is not surprising that it is being discontinued. This is particularly true when considering the standard MacBook Pro model in the context of the MacBook Air which offers the latest generation Intel Haswell processors in a non-Retina model.
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How To Block People Through iMessage


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One of the new features that was incorporated into the recently released OS X 10.9.2 update for Macs was the ability to block individuals from sending iMessages to your account. That said, it can be a little tricky how to find the way in which to do it without going exploring.  Fortunately, it’s very easy and can easily be found and activated.
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