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OS X Server 5.0 out now for El Capitan, free upgrade for Yosemite users

With OS X 10.11 “El Capitan” set to hit Macs on September 30, Apple has updated the OS X Server app to version 5.0, and it’s a free upgrade for users of the server app for last year’s Yosemite operating system.

“OS X Server 5.0 is now operating system version independent. The same version of Server can be used on Mac computers running OS X Yosemite 10.10.5 and OS X El Capitan 10.11,” Apple notes.

This change is a break from Apple’s past policy. Although the desktop version of OS X is free (if you’ve bought a Mac, that is), the server app costs $19.99 and until this year had to be re-purchased for another $19.99 with each new OS release. Now, though, the $19.99 server bundle will work on multiple versions of OS X.

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Review: It’s big, but at $400 the Moto X Pure Edition is a safe bet

Andrew Cunningham

The 2015 Moto X, or “Moto X Pure Edition.”

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Starting in late 2013 with the original Moto G, Motorola has been carving out a niche for itself as a company that offers good value for the money. It’s competing against companies like ZTE and Huawei and Xiaomi overseas, but especially here in the US it sells some of the best Android phones you can get for under $200. Motorola sells them with relatively clean, sensible loads of Android that are updated predictably, if not always promptly.

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Review: It’s big, but at $400 the Moto X Pure Edition is a safe bet

Andrew Cunningham

The 2015 Moto X, or “Moto X Pure Edition.”

9 more images in gallery

Starting in late 2013 with the original Moto G, Motorola has been carving out a niche for itself as a company that offers good value for the money. It’s competing against companies like ZTE and Huawei and Xiaomi overseas, but especially here in the US it sells some of the best Android phones you can get for under $200. Motorola sells them with relatively clean, sensible loads of Android that are updated predictably, if not always promptly.

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Songwriter says he made $5,679 from 178 million Pandora streams [Updated]

The songwriter who co-wrote Meghan Trainor’s “All About That Bass” alleged on Tuesday that he only cleared $5,679 from more than 178 million streams of the song on Spotify. (credit: YouTube)

A Tuesday copyright roundtable discussion, hosted by Nashville’s Belmont University and led by the House Judiciary Committee, opened with one of the past year’s most successful songwriters announcing just how little money he’d made from more than 178 million streams of a song he co-wrote: $5,679.

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Songwriter says he made $5,679 from 178 million Pandora streams [Updated]

The songwriter who co-wrote Meghan Trainor’s “All About That Bass” alleged on Tuesday that he only cleared $5,679 from more than 178 million streams of the song on Spotify. (credit: YouTube)

A Tuesday copyright roundtable discussion, hosted by Nashville’s Belmont University and led by the House Judiciary Committee, opened with one of the past year’s most successful songwriters announcing just how little money he’d made from more than 178 million streams of a song he co-wrote: $5,679.

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