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macOS Sierra Preview: Using Siri on the Mac

In the Rocket Yard’s first look at macOS Sierra, one of the standout features I looked at was Siri on the Mac. Several readers here and on another blog I write for have asked me point-blank just how useful Siri is on the Mac instead of on a mobile device like an iPhone or iPad….
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Setting up Siri

Rocket Yard Guide: How To Install macOS Sierra Public Beta

Judging from the response to my earlier post highlighting some of the standout features in the first public beta of macOS Sierra, there’s a lot of interest in the upcoming Mac operating system. In this article, I’ll describe how...

macOS Sierra Public Beta

First Impressions: Taking macOS Sierra Public Beta for a Test...

Apple surprised many people last month when it announced during the Worldwide Developer Conference keynote address that its desktop/laptop operating system would be renamed macOS. Fortunately, they’re keeping the theme of California locations and landmarks for naming the new...

iOS 10: Hands-On Impressions of the Developer Beta

Although the demonstrations of iOS 10 that were the highlight of the Apple Worldwide Developer Conference were intriguing, it’s always much more instructive to actually use a new OS version for the first time. During the past few days,...

Tech 101: Explaining the New Apple...
Without a file system, your Mac, iPhone, iPad or even your Apple Watch would not work. A file system is used by an operating system like macOS and iOS to...

wwdc16-og WWDC 2016: The Most Important Takeaways...
Apple’s annual keynote to kick off the Worldwide Developer Conference is usually chock full of tidbits of information and demonstrations, some of which are fascinating to hear about or watch,...

wwdc16-og Get the Scoop on Apple’s WWDC...
At last year’s Worldwide Developer Conference, Apple brought big changes to iOS with iOS 9 and OS X with the latest iteration “El Capitan”. So what exactly is being...

New iPhone Ad Finds the Amazing...
OWC recently took part in the 2016 NAB Show, where much of the content creators’ focus was naturally on 4K workflows. Coincidentally, Apple’s recent commercial is a reminder that you...

RoseGoldMacBook Rocket Yard Unboxes New Rose Gold...
Yesterday, Apple announced the release of a new 12-inch MacBook model. The release is mostly a specs bump, with the exterior design unchanged. The MacBook still features just the...

USB-C Dock commercial Apple’s 12-Inch MacBook Gets Update with...
Apple quietly announced Tuesday that it has released new versions of its 12-inch MacBook with the latest Intel processors, improved graphics performance, faster flash storage and an additional hour of...

Garageband-icon Road to NAB: Using Updated OS...
Apple gifted Mac users with a surprise last week — a major update to GarageBand that included a lot of new toys for those who like to create their own...

Deeper Dive: Another Look at the...
The March 21 “Let Us Loop You In” Apple event might have been a bit of a disappointment to some, since a lot of the Apple product line was ignored....