OS X Yosemite 10.10 is nearing its projected release bracket, and with a bunch of Developer Previews already under its belt, Apple has just rolled out Yosemite DP7 to developers. The new build, which has been given the version number 14A343f, offers a couple of minor additions as well as the usual dose of bug fixes and performance enhancements, and you can catch all of the main details below.

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The guest accounts feature present on most desktop operating systems is key, for it allows users to share their devices and machines with friends or family whilst maintaining privacy. If you just wish to let somebody use the Web for a quick search, though, logging out of your own account and loading up the guest profile is a bit of a drawn-out process. A new Chrome beta released by Google makes it easier to share your Chrome browser with the aforementioned thanks to the introduction of guest mode, meaning that you can permit folk to surf the Web on your device without potentially revealing any of your data.

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A new report suggests that Apple is planning to add to its MacBook line-up in the near future, although doesn’t offer specifics on when said notebook will actually release. Apparently, the thinner MacBook Air, which may also be Retina-fied, may emerge either late this year or early next, and given how svelte the current model already is, it’ll be interesting to see if and how Apple manages to shave anything off.

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Apple has today continued its recent open communication policy with developers by sending out an email informing all participants in the iOS and OS X Developer Program of impending changes to certain iOS 8 and OS X Yosemite features.

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I love Easter Eggs, and no, not the real ones – the ones that software developers and tech companies hide inside their products for us to find, revealing little tidbits that don’t add anything to the functionality of the device at all, but make using it all the more fun. Google’s been doing it for quite a while; game developers do it even more frequently. Today, we’ve stumbled across an Easter egg hidden inside our very own Mac, and it’s very very simple to reveal.

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If you’ve been inundated with iMessage spam and don’t know how to combat it, there are a couple of different avenues you can explore in the battle against the apparently prevalent spamming.

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Apple has just rolled out a second public beta of OS X 10.10 Yosemite, delivering a number of tweaks over the initial beta. Apparently, though, it’s not too dissimilar to the latest developer preview recently released by the Cupertino tech company, and with a new build of iTunes 12 beta also doing the rounds, we’ll take a look at the intricate details after the fold.

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If you’ve ever wanted to make you Mac sleep remotely, and with the touch of just one button on an iPhone or an iPad, then you’re going to want to read this handy little tip.

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The App Store is full of great apps, but even though we’re happy to pony up the cash for some of the very best experiences, it’s always nicer when they’re free. As usual, we’ve got a nice assortment of apps and games ready for you to download for your iOS device, so fire up the App Store app on your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch and join us after the break.

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In the world of hardware virtualization, Parallels is arguably the biggest player on the Mac. Being able to use a Mac computer full time but still dabble in Windows when needed can be a pretty powerful thing, especially if you develop apps for Microsoft’s platform, or just need to use an app that doesn’t yet have a Mac version. As much as Apple wouldn’t like to admit it, sometimes you just need to use Windows for some things.

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Apple released the sixth Developer Preview of its latest desktop OS just yesterday. Named after the famous National Park in California, the OS promises to introduce a number of powerful new features, an overhauled, modern looking user-interface and a vast array of additional improvements that should satisfy even the most difficult to please desktop user. In addition to those amendments, the latest Developer Preview of OS X Yosemite also introduces four new stunning wallpapers that not only perfectly show off the beauty of the Yosemite National Park, but also promise to introduce visual delight to our desktops.

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Right on schedule, Apple has released the sixth Developer Preview of OS X Yosemite and is now available for immediate download. More details, and where to download it from can be found right here.

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Intel’s new fanless, ultra-slim 14nm Broadwell processors should be ready for action later on this fall, with the chip maker having today released a few additional details. The run-down of some newly-unveiled tech specs can be seen after the fold.

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One of the best ways to show consumers how much better your product is than a rival’s is to compare your great invention with that of your adversary. Apple is one of the longest-standing nemeses of Microsoft, and in an attempt to showcase the Surface Pro 3′s credentials, has used the MacBook Air as fodder.

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Not so long ago, it became apparent that Apple would be rolling out a Family Sharing feature for its customers, allowing families and groups of people to share certain apps even if they’re operating under different Apple IDs. It makes a great deal of practical sense, as well as saving money on the part of the consumer, and although it won’t apply to every single app residing over at the Cupertino’s Store, Apple has divulged a few more details on the subject.

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Apple has just made available a new version of iTunes for Mac OS X and Windows, with bug fixes the order of the day. More details on what’s new and where to download it from can be found right here.

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The touch-based environment has risen to prominence over the past few years, with many skeptics and naysayers having been won over in the process. As well as the increase in the number of smartphones, tablets and other touch-enabled gadgets sold every year, we’ve also seen efforts to bring gestures to our regular computers and notebooks. Some have focused on air gestures, allowing users to swipe using simple hand signals, while others, like the $75 offering seen below, have sought to turn everyday surfaces into touch panels.

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After a handful of Developer Previews, Apple recently unleashed the first Beta of OS X 10.10 Yosemite. In a change from the usual schedule, though, the beta was open to the general public, allowing anybody with an Apple ID to indulge, and as we close in on that eventual end user release scheduled for the fall, the Cupertino tech giant has just rolled out the 5th Developer Preview of Yosemite. Details, as ever, can be seen after the leap.

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The owners and developers behind the popular XBMC software have announced a name change that will see the software rebranded as ‘Kodi’. The name change has been a long time coming in fairness, with the outgoing title suggesting to users that the powerful software is capable of being installed and invoked on Microsoft’s Xbox gaming consoles. That may have been true once upon a time, but XBMC hasn’t been capable of running on an Xbox since the original hardware release, with no compatibility being offered with Microsoft’s 360 or One offerings. The rebrand will see the software welcome in its third name change in the last 12 years and should also provide some much-needed clarity on the Xbox compatibility issues.

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According to reports, Apple has just rolled out its upgraded Content Delivery Network, or CDN, and to us, this equates to faster and more efficient downloads from the company’s servers. With speeds into the terabits per second, it’s quite a substantial bump, and although we tend to focus mainly on the products and software that Apple churns out, this is a more than welcome improvement to the back-end.

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