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Pwn2Own hacking contest shrinks exploit prize pool

Hewlett-Packard's Zero Day Initiative today outlined the rules for its annual hacking contest, Pwn2Own, which will run March 18-19 with $465,000 in prize money.

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iOS 9: Apple’s desktop-class smartphones

Mark my words: Apple's iOS 9 will focus on performance and stability rather than features.

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OS X Yosemite's adoption tempo must make Microsoft smile

Three and a half months after its release, Apple's OS X Yosemite powered almost half of all Macs, an adoption rate that may predict success for Microsoft when it issues its own free OS upgrade this year.

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Apple previews new Photos app to OS X developers

Apple today released the first preview of Photos, its iPhoto replacement, to registered developers.

Apple to convert failed Arizona sapphire factory to data center

Apple confirmed it will convert a failed sapphire factory into a data center that will also double as the hub to control the company's other server farms.

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Microsoft previews OneDrive for Business for the Mac

Microsoft on Wednesday released the promised preview of OneDrive for Business for OS X, the first way to sidestep the browser to access company documents and the only way to sync files for offline use on a Mac.

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Amid blow-out quarter, Apple barely mentions Mac sales

Almost unnoticed during Apple's earnings call on Tuesday, the company said it sold 5.5 million Macs, a record for the final quarter of the year.

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Apple updates Yosemite, again claims to fix Macs' Wi-Fi flops

Apple today released OS X Yosemite 10.10.2, hoping again to improve -- or in cases simply enable -- Wi-Fi on Macs that have suffered connectivity issues since October.

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Apple readies another crack at ending Yosemite's Wi-Fi ills

Apple is putting the final touches on the next update to OS X Yosemite as it again tries to stamp out Wi-Fi problems customers have complained of since the operating system launched in October.

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7 iTunes 12 tips Mac users need

iTunes is the center of your digital world if you use a Mac, iPad or iPhone, so you need to get to grips with it to have a happier digital life

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A Mac tech support handbook

Here's a foundation guide for Mac users who may sometimes try to help support friends and family

Microsoft updates Outlook for Mac preview tease

Microsoft today updated its preview of Outlook on the Mac, the tease it offered Office 365 subscribers more than two months ago

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OS X Yosemite: How to take charge of Mac startups

A simple guide to make starting up your Mac work for you.

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Glitch in OS X search can expose private details of Apple Mail users

Performing a Spotlight search opens email previews that load external images, even when the Mail client is asked not to do this.

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20 Mac OS X Yosemite secrets you’ll use

I’ve collected 20 small but useful tips Mac users may not have seen before.

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OS X Yosemite continues swift adoption pace, closes in on 50%

Apple's OS X Yosemite continued its rapid pace of adoption in the second month after release, with uptake exceeding that of any of its predecessors.

Marco Arment sparks debate about Apple software quality

The influential blogger, who often writes about Apple, stirred the pot with a post that called out the Cupertino, Calif. company for losing its way on software quality.

9 option click secrets many mac users need

9 Option-click secrets most Mac users need

Every Mac user needs to know the secrets of the Option key

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