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Mac: It makes us sad that Apple has basically abandoned the App Store on macOS. Just take a look at the experience you get on your smartphone or tablet compared to the one you get on your laptop - it's night and day. That's OK, though; we're more than happy to provide recommendations for amazing macOS apps even if Apple doesn't want to do it itself.

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My girlfriend Jessica just got a brand-new MacBook Pro — keyboard issues be damned. It can feel a little jarring to go from physical buttons to the MacBook Pro's new Touch Bar, especially when you're used to being able to just function-key your way through system commands in macOS.

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If you want to play with the "early AF" release of iOS 12, or run around in the deserts of macOS Mojave, you normally have to give Apple $149 for the privilege of developing apps for its platform - apps it will ultimately take a 30 per cent cut of (unless you offer a subscription and keep a user for longer than a year, but now I'm getting minute).

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The opening keynote at Apple's annual developer event, the Worldwide Developer Conference (WWDC), has ended. Apple has announced updates to all four of their main operating platforms with lots of new features to macOS, iOS, watchOS and tvOS.

While some of the updates are significant, others are less so, depending on the maturity of the platform. Let's take a look at what's new and when you can get your hands on the new software.

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With only days to go before WWDC hits, we're not surprised a few details about Apple's plans for macOS are slipping out. One such snippet is the reveal of a full dark theme for 10.14, spotted by a sharp-eyed developer via the Mac App Store API.

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With the public launch of iOS 11.4 earlier this week, Messages in iCloud is finally ready for prime time — and not a moment too soon. If you ever linked your phone number to Messages on multiple devices at once, you'd have to delete the same texts on each device over and over. Now, when your devices' Messages apps are all linked through iCloud, what you do on one synchronises to the others. Time saved; frustration reduced.

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Apple's annual development event, the Worldwide Developer Conference (WWDC) kicks off in a week. While we didn't score a media invitation to this event, we're keeping tabs on what's coming and that means a few rumours are starting swirl. So, what can we expect?

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Can you remember the last time you wiped your MacBook and reinstalled everything? I'd guess somewhere around "never," but there are plenty of reasons you might want to Exterminatus your system, ranging from the serious (a major error with macOS) to the so-so (your system feels sluggish after all the crap you've put on it over the last three years).

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Microsoft and Apple have been locked in a pitched battle since the early 1980s. Back in the early days of the personal computer, there were dozens of options to choose from - everything from the TRS-80 to Amstrad to IBM's OS/2. But, by the early 1990s two operating systems emerged as the most popular - Microsoft Windows and Apple Mac OS. Both have undergone significant transformations, playing catch-up and leapfrog with each other. Here's what I wish Apple would learn from Microsoft.

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Late last year, rumours started to appear that Apple was looking to unify their macOS and iOS apps. That was all under the mysterious codename "Marzipan". But inside information, gained by long-time Apple watcher John Gruber, suggests the project is much like Monty python's famous parrot - it's not dead, just resting.

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If you've been a die-hard Apple fan since you first put your fingers to a keyboard, there's a chance you've never experienced the thrill of Minesweeper -- one of the two classic games that used to be found on Microsoft's Windows operating system. If that's true, or if you just miss the thrill of losing game, after game, after game of Minesweeper, worry not: It's time to Macsweep.