Tag Archives: Mac OS X

New patent describes Siri for OS X

Although Siri may not come to OS X Yosemite, the digital assistant could be coming to the Mac fairly soon. The US Patent and Trademark Office has published a patent by Apple that describes their implementation of Siri for the desktop environment. If this patent were applied directly to OS X, Siri would take on and replace the current voice dictation…

Steve Jobs wanted Sony VAIO laptops to run OS X

Despite ending the popular Mac clone program in upon his return to Apple in the late 1990s, Steve Jobs reportedly met with Sony executives to pitch them the idea of selling VAIO computers running OS X. The story comes from an interview with former Sony president Kunitake Ando by tech journalist Noboyuki Hayashi. In the interview, Ando recalls a…

iWork for iCloud updated with collaboration lists and more

When it comes to Apple’s iWork suite of productivity apps, the apps have seen quite the improvement over the past year. Apple introduced iWork for iCloud, which allows users to access all of their files from anywhere thanks to the iCloud integration. Also, thankfully for iWork users, Apple continues to update the program and include new features, and the…

What OS X would look like with iOS 7 design

Apple’s radical new design in iOS 7 has been causing many to speculate what direction the company will take its software in the future. One group of talented designers, including Stu Crew, got together to envision exactly what a version of OS X would look like if Apple constructed the Mac software with the same design techniques it used when building…

OS X Mavericks Developer Preview 4 released

For those of you who have been lucky enough to have access to the OS X Mavericks beta versions, good news: Apple has seeded the Developer Preview 4 for OS X Mavericks to developers today! This isn’t the news that I’ve been waiting for all day (yep, still waiting for iOS 7 beta 4), but that’s because I no longer have a Mac. The download is available for…

Top 5 Stories This Week: iOS 7 beta 4 release date, iPhone 5S production confirmed, next iPad mini, and more!

This week’s top 5 stories are split pretty evenly between rumors regarding software and rumors regarding hardware. iOS 7 and OS X Mavericks make an appearance, but so do the next-gen iPad mini and the iPhone 5S. This part of the year is one of the only times such a split usually happens, and that’s because we’re stuck in a very in-between time right…