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By Jeff Carlson | Monday, September 22, 2014

OS X Yosemite Update — Starts with a Good Backup System

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With iOS 8 in the wild and new iPhones now in customers’ hands, Apple customers are looking to the hills for the company’s next big thing: specifically, at the gleaming face of Half Dome projected as the desktop picture of the next OS X release, Yosemite.

Expected in October (although Apple hasn’t yet announced a date), Yosemite is a dramatic update of the software running Macs.

But to do a system upgrade right, you need a reliable backup system.

By Scott Fegette | Friday, September 05, 2014

Look What's Familiar, and Simple, About Swift

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Swift, the new programming language by Apple for rapid development of iOS and Mac OSX apps, is gaining popularity as quickly as its name suggests—and we’re pleased to announce that Simon Allardice’s first lynda.com course on the language, Swift Programming First Look, is now available.

If you’ve been itching to dive into this new language, Simon’s got the scoop for you- here’s a peek.

By Scott Fegette | Friday, June 13, 2014

Swift: A New Programming Language

Apple's Swift: A New Programming Language

Swift is a new programming language developed by Apple for iOS and OS X app development, which builds on the best parts of many popular languages like Objective-C, Ruby, Python, C# and more. Announced at Apple’s annual WWDC developer conference this year, Swift is the culmination of years of “skunkworks” development alongside optimizations made to Apple’s SDKs and developer tools.

By Simon Allardice | Monday, June 02, 2014

WWDC 2014 Report: What’s New for Apple?

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Apple’s yearly Worldwide Developer Conference (WWDC) has long been a place where Apple makes major announcements of both hardware and software.

But the keynote at this year’s event, which began this morning in San Francisco, included no new hardware announcements: no new iPhone, no iPad, and no sign of any long-rumored iWatch or Apple TV.

By Jess Stratton | Monday, October 21, 2013

Organize your Operating System: Monday Productivity Pointers

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Both Windows and Mac OS come with a built-in means of organizing your files; they both have pre-built folders for music, videos, pictures, and documents. This way, when you have to choose a file location to store your files (such as photos and downloaded songs), you’ll automatically have somewhere to put them.

But this system gets confusing if you already have your own storage folders, for example, from a cloud service like Dropbox or Google Drive. To make matters more complicated, if you need to search for a file, you now have to search in multiple locations.

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