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Taste Sweet, Sour
Color Red, Yellow, or Green
Peelable Yes
Skin Thin
Human Consumption Eaten raw as fruit
Kingdom Plantae
Peeling difficulty Easy with a knife
Stem Yes
Seeds Yes
Inside color white/yellow
Vegetable or Fruit Fruit
Good with Peanut Butter (Unless you're allergic) /Salt/ Caramel
Dishes Used in Dessert, Cake, Fruit Juice, or a Snack
Grow on Trees
Size Small, round
Introduction (from Wikipedia) An apple is a sweet, edible fruit produced by an apple tree (Malus pumila). Apple trees are cultivated worldwide, and are the most widely grown species in the genus Malus. The tree originated in Central Asia, where its wild ancestor, Malus sieversii,
Consistency Harder but not hard
Edible Yes
What is it? Short form for “Macintosh” and refers to any computer produced by Apple, Inc.
Cost Computers start at $499 for the Mac Mini desktop, $899 for the Macbook Air notebook, and $1099 for the iMac all-in-one. Other models are more expensive. For desktop or home use Macs are generally expensive than a PC.
Manufacturer Apple Inc
Development and Distribution Macs are developed and distributed by Apple Inc.
Company / developer Apple, Inc.
Gaming Not as many games are made natively for the Mac, although in recent years, many more applications are released for them. The App Store is a hub for users to download games from.
User Home users and businesses (mainly in the creative department)
Available language(s) Multilingual
OS family Unix-like (BSD>Darwin>Mac)
Popular Applications Photos, iMovie, GarageBand, Pages, Numbers, Keynote, Safari, Mail, Messages, FaceTime, Calendar, Contacts, App Store, iTunes, iBooks, Maps, Photo Booth, Time Machine
Latest Operating System OS X Yosemite (version 10.10); OS X El Capitan (version 10.11) announced
Compatibility Can open almost all PC files and can coexist on local networks with PCs. Can open .doc, .exe (as a compressed bundle), .xls, and others. Software exists for other file types. Can also run Windows on a Mac for 100% compatibility.
Supported architectures Intel Microprocessors
Market Reach Attracts graphic designers, video and music producers, tech journalists, app developers etc.
Virus Attacks Since Macs are not as popular as PCs, there are fewer malware written to target Macs, although the threat of malicious software is growing, like from Java.
Compatible Operating Systems OS X, Windows (through virtual machine or Boot Camp), Linux
Performance Since Apple have controlled the hardware & software bundles and model updates, so every Mac operates smoothly without worry on lagging, incompatibles, and have stable and expected performance
Repairs Any knowledgeable person can perform repairs and upgrades. Local computer-help stores can also be contacted for repairs. AppleCare can extend the warranty. Newer Macs are becoming less upgrade-friendly, though.
Programs and apps Same as gaming, limited choice due to user range.
Piracy Prevention Activation is not required, can reinstall as many times as needed.
Customizability No
Messaging Messages (using iMessage, Google Talk, etc.)
Voice commands Yes
Maps Yes
Internet browsing Safari, Chrome, Firefox, plus many more.
App store App Store
Widgets Yes
Working state Current
Interface Mouse, keyboard, trackpad, other peripherals
Has Registry No
Overclockable No

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