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5 details you may miss in apples new macs

5 details you may miss in Apple’s new Macs

Apple ships new MacBook Pro and cheaper 5K iMac

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Even with free annual upgrades, Apple faces stubborn OS X fragmentation

While Yosemite powered the majority of Macs last month, Mavericks accounted for 21%, Mountain Lion and Lion for 6% each, Snow Leopard for 8%, and Leopard for nearly 2%. More than four in every 10 Macs ran an aged OS in April.

Some perspective on Flash Player bugs

Adobe's Flash Player has had 143 bug fixes in the last year. After 18 years of development, no software should be this flawed. Here are four Defensive Computing approaches to being as safe as possible when running Flash.

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Master Mac Multitouch in 5 minutes

Sometimes it helps to review what you know; Your Mac’s Multitouch trackpad – like so much in OS X -- does much more than is immediately obvious.

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MacKeeper security program opens critical hole on Macs

A critical vulnerability in MacKeeper, a controversial security program for Macs, could let attackers execute malicious commands when their owners visit specially crafted Web pages.

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Twitter may turn to Apple to help distribute tweets

Twitter is working with Apple to incorporate Twitter content and accounts into Apple's Spotlight search feature.

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Mac sales climb 10%, revenue again thumps iPad

Apple on Monday said it sold 4.56 million Macs in the first three months of 2015, an increase of 10% over the same period last year

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NVMe -- the future of the SSD Mac

We already know the future of the Mac is solid state and that disk drives are rapidly moving into history. Now, the company plans on developing the technologies it uses in SSDs to make them faster.

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Apple's OS X 'Rootpipe' patch flops, fails to fix flaw

Apple's recent patch to fix a serious privilege escalation vulnerability in OS X Yosemite can be easily circumvented.

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Apple sets WWDC for June 8-12, again uses ticket lottery

Apple today announced that its annual developers conference will run June 8-12, with tickets assigned through a random drawing.

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MAGIC gold MacBook: Apple's light laptop (heavily COMPROMISED)

Light, golden, pleasing to the eye -- no, it's not a breakfast biscuit or supermodel -- it's Apple's newest MacBook. That's the good news...

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Apple updates Yosemite, ditches iPhoto for new Photos app

Apple today updated OS X Yosemite to 10.10.3, a build most notable for Photos, a new application that replaces the aged iPhoto.

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OS X: How to create and use Mail groups

If you frequently send Mail messages to specific groups of people, you should get familiar with setting up and using a Mail group.

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OS X tip: Better PDF controls with Print

It's time to fall in love with PDFs from OS X's Print dialog all over again.

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Deep-dive review: New 13-in. MacBook Pro brings Force Touch to the trackpad

Apple's 13-in. MacBook Pro offers the innovative Force Touch trackpad that brings new features and abilities, along with generally improved performance.

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OS X: Easy screen sharing with Messages

Screen Sharing the Mac user's way.

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Get ready for Photos for OS X

Photos for the Mac is coming; it's good, but different.

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Apple’s Force Touch trackpad: What you need to know

Introduced last week, Apple’s new MacBook and 13-in. MacBook Pro range introduce a new trackpad feature called Force Touch. What is it and how do you use this new UI feature?

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