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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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Apple secures Safari against FREAK attacks

Apple has patched the FREAK flaw in both OS X and iOS, issuing updates for both operating systems to protect users of its Safari browser.

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9 sweet Mac OS X secrets you’ll want to use

Here's a small but sweet collection of Mac OS X tricks you can use.

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Update: OS X Yosemite powers more than half of all Macs

Apple's OS X Yosemite powered more than half of all Macs last month, according to data from analytics vendor Net Applications.

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An essential Mac OS X Keychain guide

If Apple’s password management system, Keychain Access, has a problem, don’t panic -- we’ve got you covered.

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Apple unveils new Photos app in OS X Yosemite public beta

A month after Apple previewed OS X Yosemite 10.10.3 to registered developers, the company on Monday issued the first public beta of the update, notable for Photos, a new application that will replace the aged iPhoto.

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How to take charge of Apple's Mac App Store

While you wait for iOS 8.2 to arrive, you may enjoy these seven Mac App Store secrets.

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Apple ordered to pay Smartflash $532.9M in patent case

Apple has been ordered to pay $532.9 million after a U.S. jury found that its iTunes software infringed three patents owned by Smartflash, a Texas-based technology licensing company.

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10 Menu bar tips every OS X user should know

Yes, there are some handy hidden controls to be found in the OS X Menu bar.

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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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