There are few computers in this world that are more expensive than a Mac Pro. Well, home computers at least. So it’s fairly safe to say that they are a high value target for thieves, which is why you’ll want to make sure that every precaution is taken so that the risk of your pride and joy being lifted by some light-fingered trickster. Until now, doing just that has been a case of fashioning your own security lock, or opting to go for one of the expensive third-party solutions that just don’t quite cut the mustard for whatever reason. Now though, Apple’s got your back.

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Apple has once again launched its Back To School promotional program, offering great deals to students looking to invest in a new Mac, iPhone or iPad. Those qualifying can expect a $100 Apple Store gift card with any Mac purchase, although this excludes the Mac mini, while students can also score themselves a $50 gift card when buying an iPhone or iPad. Whereas, in previous times, Apple has offered iTunes Store cards of similar value, this deal means that a user can spend the credit on peripherals, software, cases, and other such effects.

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Although we’ve been largely sidetracked with the goings on of OS X 10.10 Yosemite and iOS 8, Apple is still working on improvements for the current software line-up, and in conjunction with the release of iOS 7.1.2 for those rocking an iPhone, iPad or iPod touch, the company has also rolled out OS X Mavericks 10.9.4. As implied by the build number, the update is a rather rudimentary one, with fixes to Wi-Fi and a slight bump for Safari, among a couple of other tweaks, and below, we’ve got a full round-up.

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Whenever Apple launches new software – invariably around this time of year what with the Worldwide Developers Conference – we usually have to say goodbye to several devices and applications in the process. A natural part of the evolutionary process, the likes of the popular iPhone 4, for example, won’t be seeing the forthcoming iOS 8, and in apparently, Apple also plans to cull Aperture and iPhoto from OS X in favor of OS X 10.10 Yosemite’s new Photos app.

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The jailbreak scene has a rich tradition of releasing jailbreak tools for Mac OS X initially, with a Windows / Linux roll-out following shortly thereafter. However, the Pangu jailbreak collective from China turned the scene on its head in more than one way with the recent release of their untethered jailbreak for iOS 7.1.x, and given its Windows-only nature, many folks were left scrambling around trying to locate an old PC. Pangu did promise that a Mac edition would be forthcoming, though, and it has since come to light that the team is currently working to deliver on its promise.

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The world may be getting smaller and smaller thanks to the world wide web and modern technologies, but that doesn’t mean that everything that’s available to rent or buy in one country is available in them all. Apple’s iTunes is a prime example of that, with some content available in the United States but not in others, and even some of that content that is available internationally is delayed before making its way outside the U.S. borders. It’s a pain, but as always, there’s a way around it.

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Apple today launched a new, entry-level iMac to the fold, and as is often the case with hardware upgrades and refreshes from the fruit company, we’ve also got a spate of price drops to report on. Across much of Europe, the standalone Mac mini desktop computer and Apple TV set-top are both now cheaper than previously priced, while the iMac has also been treated to a health price-drop in the United Kingdom.

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Although WWDC 2014 didn’t see any new hardware announcements, it doesn’t mean that the company hadn’t been working on anything. Just today, the Cupertino tech giant has taken the veil off a new entry-level iMac that will make the world’s leading all-in-one computing solution more affordable for the masses, and we will tell you all about it right after the break.

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Apple has just rolled out an update to the Developer Preview of OS X Yosemite 10.10. The latest build of the forthcoming Mac software, which is slated for release later on in the fall, has been treated to an extensive list of bug fixes and general performance tweaks, details of which you may find after the break.

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In Apple’s ongoing effort to offer an integrated, mutually intelligible experience between iOS and OS X, the fruit company took the wraps off its Continuity movement at the Worldwide Developers Conference earlier this month. But while the features encompassed by the Continuity umbrella term, such as Handoff, sound as though they’re going to be beneficial to Apple’s ecosystem as a whole, some older Macs running on OS X 10.10 Yosemite and iDevices running iOS 8 mightn’t be able to take advantage due to the integral role that Bluetooth 4.0 (LE) plays.

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When Apple announced OS X 10.10 Yosemite at WWDC last week, the Mac finally received a version of its operating system that more closely resembles some of the design philosophies that iOS 7 brought to the iPhone and iPad. Just like when Apple updated its mobile operating system last year, Yosemite will usher in a new look for all of Apple’s first-party apps, which means that third-party developers will need to start looking at making their own apps fit the overall look and feel of the new OS.

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It’s been almost four years since Apple’s iPhone 4 delighted us with crisp, “Retina” sharpness, and shortly after that, the iPad 3 did the same for the company’s famed tablet. Then, the MacBook Pro with Retina display manifested back in 2012, and we all thought that the rest of the Mac range would naturally follow suit thereafter. It didn’t happen, though, and with new reports suggesting that the iMac will be getting a refresh next week, it looks like we’re still going to be left waiting for that elusive resolution bump.

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If you’re a Mac owner, there’s a good chance you’ll be interested in downloading and installing the Developer Preview of OS X 10.10 Yosemite, which Apple took the wraps off only last week. But if you don’t want to overwrite your current set-up and would prefer to install the unfinished build separately, we’re now going to show you how this dual-boot alternative can be achieved by creating a separate partition on your OS X machine’s main storage device.

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We’re still continuing to learn new bits of information all the time with regards to iOS 8 and OS X 10.10 Yosemite, and with communication being an integral part of both of Apple’s main operating systems, it should come as little surprise that both iMessage and FaceTime look set for some healthy improvements.

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Apple just announced and released the Developer Preview of OS X 10.10 Yosemite, and although the forthcoming Mac software update offers a little more than a few cosmetic changes, it is indeed those aesthetic tweaks that are most noticeable about this particular version. Here, we take a look at Yosemite’s UI elements versus the corresponding design of the preceding OS X 10.9 Mavericks, and although it doesn’t, on the whole, feel as dramatic a departure from tradition as iOS 7 did back in September of last year, the breakdown really hits home how much work Apple’s design team has put in.

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We didn’t really expect to see any hardware announced at WWDC, but if we were to be treated to anything new and shiny, we’d have put our money on a Retina iMac being part of the equation. Alas, that was not to be, but the rumors of a new super-high resolution iMac aren’t going to die quite so easily, and the firs beta of OS X 10.10 Yosemite may hold yet more clues as to where the iMac line will be going this year.

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OS X 10.10 Yosemite Developer Preview 1 is immediately available to those who have stumped up the $99 annual fee and are enrolled in Apple’s Developer Program. And for those who aren’t, you’re not completely out of luck, as Apple had announced the OS X Beta Seed Program a while back, to give users a chance to test drive pre-release OS X software without being a developer. In this guide, we’ll show you how to sign up for the OS X Beta Seed Program and gear yourself up for OS X Yosemite beta, when it’s available sometime this summer.

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With almost all major new software releases from Apple, older devices and machines tend to get left behind, and having just announced iOS 8 and OS X 10.10 Yosemite at its WWDC keynote earlier on this week, it has since been confirmed that the the iPhone 4 will not be carried over to the next generation of Apple’s mobile software line. Yosemite hasn’t, however, claimed any victims, and so if your Mac is compatible with OS X 10.9 Mavericks or indeed 10.8 Mountain Lion, then you should have no problem applying this free Yosemite update when it eventually does release.

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With each new version of iOS and OS X comes the inevitable spate of new wallpapers, and with both iOS 8 and OS X now out in their respective beta / Developer Preview states, those new-look backdrops are now available to download for all.

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iOS has certainly helped in pushing the evolution of the mobile gaming scene over the past few years, but while Apple’s decision to bring official third-party game pad compatibility with Made for iPhone (MFi) controller support was initially met with a warm response, things haven’t taken off as intended. Now, though, it looks as though Apple plans to expand upon the groundwork already made by allowing iPhones (and their MFi peripherals) to serve as controllers for the wider ecosystem, encompassing devices like the iPad and Mac.

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