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What is the OS X Beta Program?

OS X Yosemite will be available this fall. The OS X Beta Program lets you take part in shaping it by test-driving pre-release versions and letting us know what you think. Your comments will help us make OS X better for all Mac users. Sign up today, and the beta software will be available for you to install soon.

How can I participate?

To join the OS X Beta Program, just sign up using your Apple ID. When the beta software is ready, you’ll receive a redemption code that will allow you to download and install OS X Yosemite Beta from the Mac App Store. Then go ahead and start using it. When you come across an issue that needs addressing, report it directly to Apple with the built-in Feedback Assistant application.

What else do I need to know about using OS X Yosemite Beta?

Be sure that your Mac is running OS X Mavericks. If you don’t have OS X Mavericks, you can download it free from the Mac App Store. We recommend installing OS X Yosemite Beta on a secondary Mac, since it may contain errors or inaccuracies. Please be sure to back up your Mac using Time Machine before you install the beta. This is beta software that is still in development, which means some applications and services may not work as expected. Some features require iOS 8, which is not being offered as part of the OS X Beta Program.
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Jul 02

The 60& Better Mac User Group celebrated it’s 4th birthday at Dan Dinna House on the 1st July.

This Group is a day time branch of the main Hervey Bay Mac User Group.
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Jul 01

Apple released updates for Mavericks 10.9.4,  iOS 7.1.2 and Apple TV 6.2 today

*PLEASE NOTE:
 
It is always adviseable to use an wired ethernet connection/USB connection to iTunes if possible to download and update your Macs and iDevices.
Wi-Fi is less stable and subject to interference which can sometimes lead to software corruption.
This especially applies to full OSX System Updates.

 

Jun 20

Apple has today released a new model of iMac. These machines are considerably cheaper than their predecessors, priced at $1099. Previously, the cheapest iMac SKU was priced at $1299 (which is now the mid-range model).

The cheaper iMac features a 1.4 GHz dual-core i5 CPU, which represents a significant worsening in performance over the previous base model of iMac, which featured a processor clocked at 2.7 GHz.  The CPU does Turbo Boost up to 2.7 GHz however, which does make up some of the difference.

Aside from the CPU, the hard drive has also been cut to 500 GB. The new model also features a lower-end integrated graphics chip. All other iMac models continue to use either Iris Pro integrated graphics or dedicated Nvidia cards. Otherwise, the internals of the new machine are unchanged.

http://store.apple.com/au/buy-mac/imac

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Jun 14

Apple gave a preview of the new OS to be released later in the year, OS X 10.10 named Yosemite. It also gave a preview of iOS8 for iDevices.  

http://www.apple.com/apple-events/june-2014/

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http://www.apple.com/osx/preview/

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 http://www.apple.com/ios/ios8/

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May 05

Apple’s MacBook Air lineup updated with new Haswell processors, now starts at $1099

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May 02

HBMUG celebrated it’s 6th birthday ate the RSL meeting on the 1st May

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Annette, Doe and Ken

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Jan 24
Apple is celebrating 30 years since the Apple Macintosh was introduced.  http://www.apple.com/                         http://9to5mac.com/2014/01/24/apple-takes-over-its-homepage-to-celebrate-30-years-of-mac-with-accompanying-video-timeline-and-poll/

Watch the video     http://www.apple.com/30-years/

In addition to interviews with the press, Apple is celebrating 30 years of Mac with a full-bleed graphic on its homepage, which links to a minisite that plots how the Mac evolved over the years. The message says that Apple made the Macintosh with a promise to get “the power of technology .. in the hand of everyone”. “This promise has been kept.”, it reads. The dedicated minisite depicts a (scrollable) timeline of the major models of Mac since 1984, spanning the PowerBook, the iMac and ending with the Retina MacBook Pro and the brand new Mac Pro.

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Jan 05

Apple has released the new Flagship Mac Pro    http://www.apple.com/au/mac-pro/

http://9to5mac.com/2013/12/24/small-fast-and-in-a-league-of-its-own-the-early-mac-pro-verdicts-are-in/ 

http://9to5mac.com/2014/01/04/apple-mac-pro-unboxing-detailled-overview-benchmarks/

http://9to5mac.com/2013/12/31/ifixit-teardown-praises-new-mac-pro-for-repairability-upgradability/

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Nov 08

Apple has released Mavericks, the latest operating system. No longer named after big cats, the OS enters anew era named after Californian surf beaches

http://www.apple.com/au/osx/

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http://www.apple.com/au/osx/advanced-technologies/

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