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El Capitan's 5 biggest improvements

It may look a lot like Apple's current version of OS X, but El Capitan -- due out this fall -- offers a variety of tweaks and changes that should make using it a rewarding experience for Mac owners. Here's a look at what's most...

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Yes, Virginia…, Apple does need the Mac

Apple not only needs the Mac, but to propose otherwise is foolish, analysts said today in response to a Wall Street Journal story that said the company should no longer spend time and money on computers.

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Apple Mac OS X El Capitan looks like... WINDOWS (the horror!)

At WWDC 2015, Apple releases Mac OS X 10.11 to $99 devs. But parts of it seem strangely familiar...

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Apple unwraps streaming service, adds intelligence to iOS and OS X (video)

Apple CEO Tim Cook and a small crowd of his underlings touted the next iterations of the company's mobile, Mac and wearable operating systems before an exuberant audience of developers and unveiled Apple Music, the company's new...

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Sony Music chief confirms Apple streaming service unveils on Monday

Sony Music Entertainment CEO Doug Morris confirmed Sunday that Apple plans to launch a new streaming music service on Monday at WWDC.

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Apple to live-stream next week's WWDC keynote

Apple announced that it will live-stream the opening keynote at its Worldwide Developers Conference next week.

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WWDC: OS X 10.11 and iOS 9: K.I.S.S.I.N.G.

Why do we think we know so much about iOS 9 and so little about OS X 10.11?

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Apple to wind back the clock to '09 with focus on quality, not features, in next OS X

Apple looks poised to turn back the clock to 2009, when it released OS X Snow Leopard, and focus less on shiny new features in the next Mac OS and more on quality, performance and stability.

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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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