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Apple has released OS X 10.8.5 system update for all Mac users running OS X 10.8. The update focuses entirely on bug fixes, many of which pertain to various network bugs and quirks that have bothered Mac users since the release of Mountain Lion. The most notable resolution appears to fix the frustrating bug that negatively impacted AFP-based Mac-to-Mac file transfer speeds when any sharing was done over Wi-Fi, and a similar quirk that impacted ethernet transfers.

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big-mountain-lion-t-100000872-origToday Apple released version 10.8.5 of Mountain Lion in the Mac App Store. The update brings multiple bug fixes, including one for Mail app randomly not displaying emails. 10.8.5 has been in beta testing alongside OS X Mavericks over the summer, and today’s update will likely be one of, if not the, last Mountain Lion update […]

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Send Contact Info iPhoneEver been to a professional conference? You probably take those little cardboard bits of paper with pictures and contact info along with you, right? Business cards are kind of a given at conferences, but you can also cut to the chase and send your contact info to anyone you’re chatting with. Using your iPhone Contacts […]

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walmartiphone5CA lot of people weren’t mightily impressed by the iPhone 5c’s price tag, after it was rumored for months that Apple would make the new device as wallet friendly as possible. So if you’re looking to save a couple more bucks on your iPhone 5c purchase, Walmart has deal that knocks $20 off the final […]

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CoM - FreebieGamerBundleGaming on the Mac has become increasingly popular, with the advent of services such as Steam (highlighted in a recent Cult of Mac Deals offer for Borderlands 2) and the renaissance of the Mac as a primary household computer. And with games on gaming consoles hovering around the $50 mark, gamers are looking for other […]

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Apple-ID-virtual-cupcakeThis is absolutely adorable. Mike McCue, the co-founder of Flipboard, bought his 14-year old son a new MacBook Air for his birthday. The kid wasted no time in setting it up, creating a new Apple ID and entering his birthday when prompted. Then this happened: his MacBook Air gave the junior McCue a birthday cupcake, […]

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5battery_678x452Good news for everyone: battery life for both the iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C will be better than the iPhone 5, if new FCC filings are anything to go by. Anandtech has gotten its hands on the FCC documents for the iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C: While poking through the FCC documents and piecing together […]

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iphone_5c_apple_spread_4x3Over the past few years, Apple has always told people when they can start preording the next iPhone after it has been announced. This year, though, Apple is allowing preorders of only the iPhone 5C, and not allowing preorders of the iPhone 5S at all. And even on the iPhone 5C side of things, Apple […]

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UPEK's fingerprint readers were built into laptops like this IBM Thinkpad.Apple’s Touch ID fingerprint scanner has been welcomed as a “major step forward” by Biometrics expert Philip Smith, whose company pioneered the technology a decade ago. “It’s a huge milestone in bringing fingerprint-based biometrics to the mainstream,” he said. “I’m thrilled to see this.” Of course a biometrics would welcome an advance like this. But […]

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gb_reservation_log-inDo you remember this story, about how China’s network of scalpers were booking up all of Apple’s Genius Bar appointments en masse and then re-selling them on the black market to the highest bidder? Well, Apple’s figured out a way to partially thwart it: they’re now asking you to sign in with your Apple ID […]

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