Apple seeds first OS X 10.11.3 El Capitan beta to developers

Aside from the usual stability, compatibility and security updates, the seed notes accompanying build 15D9c do not provide a detailed rundown of the exact changes included in today’s OS X 10.11.3 beta release. A more detailed list, as well as focus areas for testing, should be included in the second beta release. Apple’s last update…

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Apple Acquires Mapping Visualization Startup Mapsense

Apple has purchased mapping startup Mapsense, reports Re/code. Mapsense is a San Francisco-based startup that’s able to sort through massive geotagged datasets to create quick geographical visualizations of location-based data points that can be embedded into apps. According to its website, Mapsense built a cloud-based high-speed mapping engine that could ingest and index huge amounts…

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How to enable that sexy new iTunes Notification Center widget

The advent of iTunes 12.1 gave us a sweet new widget that lets you control iTunes from the Notification Center’s Today section, without ever having to switch to the app itself. You can even favorite songs and buy currently playing tracks if you’re listening to iTunes Radio. Unfortunately, this widget doesn’t seem to appear by…

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Easy way to make a bootable OS X Yosemite drive

There are plenty of reasons why you might need to make an OS X bootable drive. Maybe you’re updating numerous Macs in your house and don’t want to download the installer every time. Perhaps you’ve replaced the hard drive in your iMac and need to install a fresh copy of OS X. In the video…

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