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OS X 14, Fantastical 2, new tech, MagBytes, 60Hz 4K in Air, Boom 2, Yokohama

Here's the original Mac OS 10 box, as published by TMO on that 2002 day 14 years ago
Here’s the original Mac OS 10 box, as published by TMO on that 2002 day 14 years ago

OS X turned 14 today— It was on March 24th, 2001, that Apple shipped the first commercial version of Mac OS X 10.0. It was a Saturday. It’s codename was Cheetah.

Fantastical 2 ups the ante for events in OS X — Fantastical isn’t for everyone, but this update is a big step forward. Apple’s calendar app for iOS and Mac OS X has moved through recent releases “from inconsistent, inadequate, and irritating to more or less just fine” (inGlenn Fleishman’s words – I’ve always been happy with it), the market for replacements grew and matured.
Fantastical for iOS, now in its second release, filled a gap there by not just presented a clean list and offering strong support for different calendar systems, but also its natural-language processing.

Why Apple is banking on USB-C for its all-new 12-inch MacBook and beyond — Apple recently made a splash by announcing a new 12-inch MacBook that features a single port for both power and data transfers: USB-C, a new connector spec that may sweep away not just USB 2.0, but also Thunderbolt — and possibly even Apple’s Lightning.

A new MagBytes out tonight — That’s right, all your tips and tricks for the month in one PDF.

Apple’s early 2015 MacBook Air confirmed to support 60Hz 4K external displays — While Apple says that its latest MacBook Air will officially support external monitors with resolutions up to 2,560-pixels-by-1,600-pixels, tests have shown that the slim portable can actually drive an external 4K display at a full 60Hz.

Boom 2 promise much better audio for 20% off — Crafted exclusively for OS X Yosemite and comes with audio boosting, full equalizer controls and cool effects for enhanced Mac audio. I bought it – with the discount it comes to NZ$14.99 and there’s a free trial.

Apple’s Japanese R&D facility confirmed for Yokohama with 2016 completion date — An Apple research and development facility promised by Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has been formally announced by the mayor of Yokohama, and is due to be completed sometime in 2016.