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The Mac – or “Macintosh” if we’re going back to 1984 – is the first computer to effectively market a graphical computer to the masses, all delivered by Apple (or, at the time, Apple Computer).

The Mac has gone through several stages of evolution and iteration since 1984, including the MacBook Air, MacBook Pro, Mac mini, iMac, iMac Pro, Mac Pro, Performa, Power Mac (including the G4 Cube!), iBook, and more. It remains one of the most popular computers you’ll see in business, schools, and homes today.

WWDC 2018 ARKit 2, the End of 32-bit Mac Apps - TMO Daily Observations 2018-06-07

· Jeff Gamet · The Mac Observer's Daily Observations Podcast

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Kelly Guimont and Bryan Chaffin join Jeff Gamet at Apple’s 2018 Worldwide Developer Conference to talk about ARKit 2 and what Apple is doing in the augmented reality space, plus they look at the coming end of 32-bit app support in macOS.

WWDC 2018 Keynote Wrap Up - TMO Daily Observations 2018-06-04

· Jeff Gamet · The Mac Observer's Daily Observations Podcast

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Dave Hamilton and Jeff Gamet share their reactions to the 2018 Worldwide Developer Conference keynote presentation where Apple showed off iOS 12, watchOS 5, tvOS 12, and macOS Mojave 10.14.

Here's a Free App That Adds the Mac's Quick Look Feature to Windows

· Jim Tanous · Cool Stuff Found

If you use a Mac at home but need to use Windows for work or gaming, there are probably a few macOS features that you really miss when you’re in Microsoft land. Well, a free app can help with at least one of those missing features: Quick Look. If you’re running Windows 10, just head over to the Microsoft Store to grab the totally-not-infringing app “QuickLook.” It installs in seconds and gives you an extremely functional Quick Look experience right inside Windows. It doesn’t offer the search/lookup features found in recent versions of macOS, but it’s great for quickly previewing images and documents.

Here’s a Free App That Adds the Mac’s Quick Look Feature to Windows

Turning Off Significant Locations on Your Mac

· Melissa Holt · Quick Tip

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Guess what? Your iPhone isn’t the only device you have that monitors where you go in order to make suggestions in Maps and Calendar—your Mac does it too. If that doesn’t give you a warm and fuzzy feeling, come read this Quick Tip! We’ll tell you how to disable it or remove old saved locations.

Sync Your Hue Smart Lights with Videos, Music, and Games with the Philips Hue Sync App for the Mac

· Jeff Gamet · Cool Stuff Found

Signify released its Philips Hue Sync app for Mac and Windows on Thursday, giving Philips Hue smart light users a new way to control their lighting experience. The app uses Hue bulbs to add lighting and color effects in real time to music, videos, and games playing on your computer. It also works with televisions if you use AirPlay or connect via HDMI, which is great if your computer and TV aren’t in the same room. The Philips Hue Sync app is free and available for download at the Philips Hue website.

How Apple Might Approach an ARM-based Mac

· John Martellaro · Editorial

Recent reports suggest that Apple may be working on a hybrid Mac, one that has a touchscreen and also runs iOS apps. Just how, exactly, would this work?

iTunes 12.7.5 Released with Minor Improvements

· Jeff Gamet · News

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Apple released iTunes 12.7.5 for the Mac on Tuesday following the release of iOS 11.4, HomePod 11.4, and watchOS 4.3.1. The release notes note only “minor app and performance improvements.”

Apple Offer 1 Month Free for iCloud Storage Upgrade

· Jeff Gamet · News

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Apple is offering a free month for iCloud users upgrading from the free 5 GB storage tier to any of the paid options. The offer is a move to get more iCloud users to upgrade to a paid storage plan.