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Apple's early computers ran on a variety of operating systems, including a Pascal version and one based on CP/M, before releasing its ProDOS with the advent of its 16-bit computer. With the release of the Lisa, which had its own OS, Apple and computing entered the graphical age; it was followed by the Macintosh, which offered a series of "System" operating systems. Other Mac operating systems included PowerPC until Apple acquired NeXT and folded it into the Mac OS. Current operating systems for Apple devices are Mac OS-X and iOS.

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by:Brian Matis
@Brandon: You're forgetting the market of people that don't want Amazon and Google listening to everything they say all the time :-)
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Apple does have a slight advantage there with it's anonymous encrypted IDs.

I fully agree with not wanting unknown companies listening all the time. On the spectrum of who is listening when, Microsoft is the worst with Windows 10, Cortana, and being actively hostile towards privacy issues. After that comes Google who does everything mysteriously, doesn't document much of what they do or give you many controls, and has an interest in gathering as much data as possible to sell to advertisers.

On the other hand Amazon Alexa doesn't listen all the time. They have very clear documentation on exactly what they do when and they let you view or delete your complete voice history at any time. Furthermore there is a physical switch to turn the microphones off. They also have a fully open SDK for both hardware and software. Their main interest is getting you to buy stuff, just like Apple.
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Thanks, Justin. :)
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Good morning Geeks!

If you use Hulu, you'll like this news. Hulu now has Live TV! This means for those of us that have cut the cable cord, we now have a legitimate way of watching Live TV for possibly $40. Why possibly?

As of now, the release of this app is before any official announcement of it, so you'll have to stay tuned (yeah I went there) to find out how much it will really cost.

Have a great Wednesday everyone!
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Hi, Brian!

I agree. I feel that if Hulu really wants to compete with the cable companies, then they'll need to lower the price to $20 -$15.

Why?

Because most of us already pay $10 to Netflix for our on demand entertainment and don't like the idea that we'lll have to pay the price of a basic cable channel package ($50-$60) to get a live TV stream.

Having the ability to watch my college football teams (when the season starts up again) will be nice though.
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Sports is a great case for this! Watching those live can certainly matter a lot more.
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Good morning fellow Apple Geeks!

If you own a first generation Apple Watch, and its battery starts to swell for some reason, Apple has extended out the warranty for you. Despite this being a flaw in the batteries, I get excited when Apple does things like this. To me, it shows the obvious business smarts they have onboard, and that they are willing to do what we call in the military, "the hard right over the easy wrong."

In short, Apple doesn't need to extend the warranty to keep people purchasing their products. However, by doing this they are fortifying the loyalty among their base, and shocking the newcomers who are stepping into the realm of Apple for the first time. That's what happens when you own up to your faults and then try to correct them.

Good on you Apple!
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Always nice when a company does the right thing!
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Happy Saturday!

If you still have one of those old unlimited data plans on AT&T and you happen to reach 22GB for the month, AT&T is going to throttle you like a Le Mans driver downshifts. Enjoy! ;)
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Thanks for the head's up! Fortunately, I think I manage to stay well under that, but I'll have to be sure to keep an eye on it.
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http://machash.com/9to5mac/220237/nasty-mac-malware-bypasses-gatekeeper-undetectable-by-most-antivirus-apps/

Good morning, fellow Apple friends! I feel like I've been the bearer of bad news lately, but this one is important. To be brief, tell your family/friends who own Macs that they need to be careful when opening attachments in their email. Oh, and that they need to get a real antivirus  (I recommend Intego Internet Security X9) because the Mac only has a built-in list called "File Quarantine" that catches known malware.

After reading the article it's clear that Apple lovers are slowly, but surely being targeted. =( Despite this sobering news, if you use security awareness and an antivirus application, you can successfully fend off this kind of malware.

Take care everyone and enjoy your Friday!
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by:James Bilous
Apple seems like such a great target at this point - rather than being used by enthusiasts and early adopters Macs are quickly becoming the "status quo" due to their perception of being "cool". Lots of college students with $1200 Facebook machines these days!
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Great Scott!

Alright, that was an 80's interjection but I still used it right through the 90's (I'm a geek, so give me a break).  ;)

I do remember the Zip Drive (one is lurking somewhere in my attic).

Touching upon your story, that's pretty awesome! Finding Mac malware back then would have been like finding a golden Easter egg containing Willy Wonka's golden ticket (I know it was a candy bar and not an Easter egg, lol), or the ever elusive star on the Native American's bow and arrow on the Tootsie Pop wrapping. Remember when you could turn those in for another Tootsie Pop?

During your travels did you happen to run into an old TRS-80? Besides the Apple II, I loved/hated that old monchrome beast.

All of this said, you make a good point in that malware for Macs has always been around (albeit in smaller numbers).

Now I have Huey Lewis & The News stuck in my head. Thanks Brian! Lol. Hip to be Square!
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This is waaaay too cool... The Internet Archive now has emulation available for old versions of MacOS (System 6 and 7) and related software. Fun way to go back into the past! As someone that first started using a Mac right around the time of System 7 coming out, this presents a serious nostalgia rabbit-hole for me...
https://archive.org/details/softwarelibrary_mac
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Anyone else own a macbook and having this problem?  Seems like a pretty big bug if you ask me...who the heck wants to rollback to El Capitan? SERIOUSLY?

https://www.experts-exchange.com/questions/29015914/Macbook-has-frequent-sleep-awake-failures-part-3-status-0x40003-Code-0x100002000014-Stackshot-reason-Watchdog.html#a42091663
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Ugh... sounds lame... I've occasionally had wake from sleep problems, but they're pretty infrequent. And certainly no worse on my Mac than on my PC. Sorry to hear that's been plaguing you! I like Jackie Man's suggestion to reset the PRAM.
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One of a set of tools we are providing to everyone as a way of saying thank you for being a part of the community.

Anyone familiar with Google Photos and iCloud photos/videos storage tips and tricks?  I made a suggestion, but wondered if anyone else had any ideas for the asker?

https://www.experts-exchange.com/questions/29013967/Google-photos-not-backing-up-properly.html
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For all of the OS X users who don't like Finder, Marta is a free alternative I like. It's still missing features I want but it's an early alpha version of the app.

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What do you mean "the left columns?"
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Column view has 3 columns but I never really need the left most column because I'm already in that folder.
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iOS 10.3 just released yesterday. I updated mine last night and it seems to have gone totally smooth, which is fairly impressive given that the release included a completely new file system! That must have been a tricky bit of engineering (and I can only imagine the QA effort involved...) Not only that, but there were AppleTV, iPad, and WatchOS updates that also all had the same file system update. Impressive roll-out to coordinate all that for release on the same day!

Anyone else update yet? How'd it go?
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If you're paranoid, then certainly feel free to do both. Then try the restore from iCloud if/when you get a new phone and see if that covers what you needed!
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It is worth testing.  I'm anxious to see if the iPhone 8 is gonna be worth nearly a grand.  If it has wireless charging...I'm probably sold haha
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I ran into a super-annoying iCloud drive sync issue this weekend when setting up a new MacBook Pro. Not 100% sure how I got into the scenario but basically, the system ended up throwing a bunch of files on my desktop that I wanted to get rid of, and then when I deleted them, they'd just come right back a few minutes later!

The solution was to turn off iCloud drive sync, wait a few moments, then turn it back on. The files came back, but this time, the ones I wanted to get rid of stayed deleted when I removed them.

I suspect that the sync got, uh, out of sync due to iCloud not quite being done with the initial setup sync when I removed the files. So when it saw they were gone, it didn't realize it was intentional and kept trying to bring them back. In any case, super glad that this variation of "turn it off and back on again" really did clear up the problem :-)
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I spent 5 minutes trying to figure that out but couldn't figure out how to do that.  The messaging is rather ambiguous when I check or uncheck boxes in iCloud settings.  IMO, its not an ideal user interface.  I believe I've just turned it off for now.  Besides, anything I do have on my mac I have been using Time Machine and transferring important files to my WD 2TB passport drive.

Dammit.  Although that would be useful to not have to do both of those things...either pay for more iCloud storage, or do those two things.  Decisions, decisions. :)
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I'll have to take a look when I'm at home and see if I can find where that setting was (or if I just imagined it...)
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And if you're really looking for a redundant backup for your GoPro - this is the newest edition to my family.  Turn it on, pop in the SD card, and backup is complete!

https://www.wdc.com/products/portable-storage/my-passport-wireless-pro.html
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Nice.  I shared that with a buddy of mine who uses his GoPro on his drone.
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Very soon your Mac will recognize your face.

 Biometrics isn't perfect, but it's better than other forms of authentication. Enjoy the read everybody.
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Whoa, now that is scary on so many levels.
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If you know anybody that works at a school and has always wanted professional Apple apps (Logic Pro X , Final Cut Pro X, Motion 5, Compressor 4, and MainStage 3) then they're in luck. Apple is taking off $430 of what would be $630 of software.

Side note: To grab this bundle at $199, they'll have to use their App Store for Education account.

https://www.macrumors.com/2017/02/03/apple-pro-apps-bundle-for-education/

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Nice deal!
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Just updated my iPhone to iOS 10.2.1. So far so good.
I've seen a couple issues reported (touch ID, brightness, Bluetooth connectivity; source: http://www.forbes.com/sites/gordonkelly/2017/02/01/apple-ios-10-2-1-touchid-bug-bluetooth-problems-screen-brightness/#6174360a4bef)
Anyone else experienced problems?
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by:Brian Matis
Thanks for the report, Mikkel! Haven't upgraded mine yet, but will probably take care of it tonight.
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Oh hey... turns out I was already on 10.2.1!
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Important news for anyone that develops iOS apps: Apple is making some significant updates to app reviews:
http://daringfireball.net/2017/01/new_app_store_review_features

Key takeaways:
* Devs can respond to user reviews
* Asking the user to review your app is limited to 3 times per year
* New API for handling review requests
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Apple OS

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Apple's early computers ran on a variety of operating systems, including a Pascal version and one based on CP/M, before releasing its ProDOS with the advent of its 16-bit computer. With the release of the Lisa, which had its own OS, Apple and computing entered the graphical age; it was followed by the Macintosh, which offered a series of "System" operating systems. Other Mac operating systems included PowerPC until Apple acquired NeXT and folded it into the Mac OS. Current operating systems for Apple devices are Mac OS-X and iOS.