The new Type-C USB standard, which first rolled out to OEMs last month, also includes what’s described as ‘DisplayPort Alternate Mode,’ which means it’s capable of transmitting data of much higher resolutions. Set to be a part of the elusive Retina MacBook Air’s hardware repertoire, the multi-functional Type-C standard would serve as both USB and DisplayPort in one hybrid package, pushing SuperSpeed USB (USB 3.1) while also supporting display resolutions up to and above the 4K threshold for Ultra-HD.

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We’ve already seen how Android can be run on a PC or Mac via the BlueStacks app, and with the official App Runtime for Chrome extension having recently brought this power to Chrome OS, we got a glimpse into a future where the search giant’s mobile and desktop operating systems join forces. The fact that it was limited to Chrome OS and only worked with certain apps was a bit of a bummer, mind, and so it has taken the dogged work of a hacker to give App Runtime for Chrome its customary license to roam. Thanks to the endeavors of this one individual, Android can now essentially be run on any desktop OS where the Chrome browser is present, and although it’s a little rough around the edges, it’s nonetheless very exciting.

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Even though we’re now on the cusp of OS X Yosemite 10.10, it’s worth remembering that Mavericks is till the current version of Apple’s Mac software, and with reports suggesting that Yosemite won’t hit the Mac App Store until mid-to-late October, it’s likely to stay that way for at least another month. Thus, Apple has just rolled out OS X Mavericks 10.9.5, and with plenty of bug fixes and general performance enhancements, is worth taking the time to download.

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In the run-up to the announcement of the iPhone 6, particularly during the latter stages, it was suspected that Apple would also launch the new iPad Air. These notions seemed a little afoot, particularly given that we’re accustomed to October iPad announcements, and when said iPad showcasing did not occur, we immediately knew that Apple was likely to be sticking with tradition. Now, a new report has surfaced suggesting that the refresh to both iPad models will be unveiled on October 21st, with OS X Yosemite 10.10 also rolling out for Mac on the very same day.

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As well as its usual, dev-only Developer Previews of OS X Yosemite 10.10, Apple has also released a couple of betas, which public users with Apple IDs can install and check out on their Macs. Today, the third OS X Yosemite beta has been rolled out, and as well as details on how and where to download it from, we’ve also got the low-down on all the changes made in this latest release after the break.

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So the rumors around the iPhone 6 proved to be largely true and the device was finally revealed in its full glory this past Tuesday. However, that nowhere means we can sit and rest, since new reports have started surfacing about another upcoming Apple product that has a good cause for excitement; a new, ultra-high definition (UHD) 27-inch monitor with a resolution of an astounding 5120 x 2880 pixels! The interesting part: the product might be coming as soon as the end of this year.

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The iPhone 6 has been officially announced. The veil has been eventually lifted on the Apple Watch. Pre-orders for the jumbo-sized iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus are now live in ten countries across the world – and selling out fast. It’s been a busy week for Apple on all things relating to the iPhone and iOS, and it looks like the MacBook and OS X segments are about to get busy too. Remember those rumors pertaining to an ultra-slim 12-inch MacBook that surfaced earlier on this year? Well, they’re back, but this time suggesting that the revolutionary MacBook could make an official appearance in mid-2015.

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In a fortnight that has seen Apple’s iCloud slandered and deemed culpable for the spate of celebrity image leaks, it’s certainly been a test of the online storage service’s mettle. But with the iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus and Apple Watch having all appeared during the past 48 hours, all seems forgiven – at least, for now – and so with the world completely distracted by these shiny new gadgets, the Cupertino company has taken this opportunity to bring its new pricing structure into effect.

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Apple’s mammoth launch today of the iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus and Apple Watch may be done with, but with so much having been announced in a short space of time, only now do we get the chance to take a step back and digest the new features. Amid the fallout from today’s proceedings at the Flint Center, Apple has rolled out iTunes 11.4 for those on OS X Mavericks, which, as you might imagine, includes support for the all-new iOS 8.

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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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