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Apple’s Mac lineup consists of both notebook and desktop computers ranging in screen size from 12-inch to 27-inch to headless Macs.

The MacBook Air features a 13-inch display, the MacBook features a 12-inch Retina display, and the MacBook Pro is available in 13-inch and 15-inch Retina options.

Apple’s Mac mini and Mac Pro both ship without peripherals — mouse, keyboard, display — and aren’t updated very frequently. Apple’s iMac is available in 21.5-inch and 27-inch versions, both with Retina displays. Follow the links below for more specific guides.

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Mac Stories Today

Older readers might still remember when Macs made the transition to OS X, more recently rebranded to macOS. But if you still kind of think of that as the ‘new’ OS, as of today it’s actually now been around for longer than all the preceding versions – collectively and colloquially known as Classic Mac OS …

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Mac Stories Yesterday

Image-Line has finally brought its digital audio workstation FL Studio, or FruityLoops, to the Mac after two decades of only being available on Windows. Pitchfork reported the news, 20 years in the making, this week:

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Mac Stories May 22

We learned back in February that the latest game in the Total War franchise was coming to macOS later in the year, and Feral Interactive has today announced that it will be available on May 24.

The developer has also advised which Macs will be able to run the game …

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Mac Stories May 16

Apple last month started warning users of 32-bit apps that future versions of macOS would not run ‘without compromise.’

It was a vague warning, but suggests that Apple does have a plan to allow 32-bit apps to continue to run even after macOS has nominally switched to a 64-bit-only environment …

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Mac Stories May 15

Tapbots has launched a brand new version of Tweetbot for Mac that adds features and design refinements throughout the Twitter client — and an aggressive new icon. Tweetbot 3 for Mac includes an expanded side bar for power users, media features including accessibility improvements, and dark mode on the Mac for the first time ever.

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Mac Stories May 10

A Mac-specific vulnerability has been discovered in the secure messaging app Signal.

Signal allows you the option of sending ‘disappearing’ messages which are automatically purged from the app after a preset time. This feature is often used for passing on the most sensitive information, to ensure there is no permanent record afterwards. But a security researcher has discovered a serious failing specific to the Mac app …

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