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Troy Wolverton: With Yosemite, Apple takes wise and measured approach to personal computers

The venerable personal computer has struggled to remain relevant as software and hardware makers adapt to the boom in mobile devices. Apple, though, seems to have found a winning formula. In recent years, Apple has gradually and deliberately attempted to make its Mac computers work more like iPhones and iPads while still maintaining distinctive features. With the latest version, OS X Yosemite, released as a free update in October, Apple takes the next step in this approach by making it much easier to switch seamlessly from its handheld devices to personal computers and back again. Apple's formula stands in contrast to Microsoft's approach. With Windows 8, which debuted two...

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