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Review: 20 Apple 5K Retina iMac details

I've curated a few details you might not be aware of concerning this outstanding new iMac.

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OS X Yosemite sets Mac adoption record

Apple's new OS X Yosemite finished its first full month after release with a brisker uptake than its predecessor Mavericks, metrics company Net Applications said today.

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6 great gifts your Mac will love you for

If you’re looking for cool tech gifts this season, look no further — here are half a dozen products your Mac will love you for.

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How Apple could exploit a forever-free iCloud

While Google and Microsoft are using large amounts of free cloud storage to sell inexpensive consumer notebooks, Apple has so far stood above the fray. But there's no reason why Apple can't join in the fun.

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Apple delivers another Yosemite beta as Wi-Fi issues persist

Apple has come out with a second beta of Mac OS X Yosemite for developers, but it's not clear whether this latest build will address the Wi-Fi problems that continue to affect an undetermined but apparently substantial number of...

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Dear Mac users, please, please backup today

That fast Mac with an SSD drive delivers blistering performance -- until disaster strikes. That's when you really need to have a backup system in place.

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Chrome for OS X turns 64-bit, forsakes early Intel Macs

Google today released Chrome 39, the company's first 64-bit browser for OS X from its "stable" channel.

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OS X Yosemite update fails to solve Mac Wi-Fi mess

Apple today released the first update to OS X Yosemite that included fixes for unspecified Wi-Fi problems and improved reliability for connecting to Microsoft Exchange corporate email servers.

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Suspected WireLurker malware creators arrested in China

Beijing police arrested three people suspected of developing the "WireLurker" malware that may have infected hundreds of thousands of Apple mobile devices.

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Apple issues iMessage purgatory escape tool

Apple has published a tool that lets iPhone owners sever the link to iMessage, iOS's texting service, when they move from an iDevice to Android, BlackBerry or Windows Phone

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WireLurker malware targets Apple devices in China

WireLurker infects Mac OS X apps and then collects call logs, phone book contacts and other sensitive information from iOS devices.

Apple security checks may miss iWorm malware

Apple's security technologies for Mac OS X may still miss iWorm, a piece of malware discovered in late September that infected thousands of computers.

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5 Steve Jobs stories we learned this month

The latest snippets and most recent insights concerning the marvellous and mercurial Steve Jobs.

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Yosemite 10.10.1 update to address Wi-Fi

Apple told developers that the first update to OS Yosemite will include changes to Wi-Fi, a hopeful sign for customers who have reported that the new OS crippled their Internet connections.

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OS X Yosemite user share jumps, now powers 1-in-5 Macs

Apple's OS X Yosemite now powers about one in five Macs, an uptake rate that surpassed last year's Mavericks in first-month adoption speed.

Expect Microsoft to extend support for Office for Mac 2011

Microsoft's decision to launch the next edition of Office for the Mac in the second half of 2015 will likely result in the company extending support for the four-year-old Office for Mac 2011.

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Microsoft teases Office for Mac with Outlook-only release

Microsoft today took the unusual move of releasing a new version of Outlook for the Mac months before the rest of the Office suite will be ready.

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OS X Yosemite adoption is breaking Windows

OS X Yosemite achieved the kind of adoption in four days that took Microsoft's Windows 8 two years to accomplish.

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