OS X Yosemite

Ask Andru: Which Macs can run OS X Yosemite?

OS X 10.10, better known as Yosemite, represents the next-generation in Apple’s desktop operating system. Yosemite brings a new look to the desktop experience, and also ties OS X and iOS together through a feature called Continuity that I bet will make work a lot easier for Apple users. Currently available as a preview, Yosemite… Read More


iPad presentation startup Flowboard moves to desktop with Mac product

Most tech companies make the move from desktop to mobile. Flowboard is doing the opposite. The Seattle startup has spent the past year-and-a-half working on an iPad presentation app, and today the startup launched new software for Mac users. The desktop product mimics Flowboard’s iPad app, allowing users to create, edit, and view cloud-based presentations. The app costs… Read More


WWDC: new Continuity features tie together Mac, iPhone and iPad

Apple’s device ecosystem just got tied even closer together. Craig Federighi, the company’s Senior Vice President for Software Engineering, announced a host of new “Continuity” features for iOS and OS X at Apple’s Worldwide Developer Conference today that are designed to bring the iPhone, iPad and Mac together. They’ll be included in the launch of… Read More


Apple aims to increase online sales with faster returns

Customers who shop at Apple’s online store will have an easier time getting their money back, starting today. The Cupertino-based company has shortened its return times from 10 days to under a week, according to a report by Reuters. Apple is now providing users interested in mailing back their products with a prepaid FedEx box… Read More

Christian Chabot at the GeekWire Meetup earlier this year.

Tableau for Mac is coming … finally

For years, Tableau Software employees have fielded questions from companies and individuals asking when a Mac version of the data visualization software would be coming. The Seattle company always deflected those questions, too busy focusing on bigger opportunities. But not anymore. On a conference call with analysts Tuesday, CEO Christian Chabot noted that a Mac… Read More


Amazon Cloud Player now available for Mac

Amazon today made its Cloud Player available on Macs, allowing Apple users to manage and play their Amazon and iTunes music with the desktop client. Released for PC users earlier this year, Amazon’s Cloud Player also allows browsing of Amazon’s MP3 catalog, easy access to Amazon’s AutoRip tool and up-to-date detection of new music added to… Read More


Apple Mac not immune to slump in computer market

Apple will report its quarterly earnings Tuesday afternoon, providing the latest glimpse into the sales of the company’s main iPhone, iPad and Mac product lines. One underlying question: How much will the iPad cut into Mac sales? The shift in consumer spending toward the iPad and other tablets has been the big story in the… Read More