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The end of iTunes music sales is inevitable

It's inevitable that Apple will pull the plug on digital music sales through its iconic iTunes store. The only question is when.


5 things to consider before you buy a new MacBook

Apple's newly updated MacBook line packs a lot punch in an ultra-thin case. But it may not be for every road warrior.


Mingis on Tech: MacBooks are hot, trade shows are not

Executive Editor Ken Mingis, Apple expert Michael deAgonia and Multimedia Content Editor Keith Shaw check out Apple's just-updated MacBook and debate whether trade shows like Interop and CES are on their way out.

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WWDC 2016: 9 OS X rumors everyone’s talking about

What do you think is coming in the future Mac OS?

Apple patches vulnerable OS X Git version

Apple has released a new version of its Xcode development tool to patch two critical vulnerabilities in the Git source code management client.

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As iPhone sales slump, Apple again talks up services revenue

For the second quarter in a row, Apple execs talked up the growth of the company's services category -- an attempt to highlight the earnings potential of devices now in customers' hands.

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Mac + iPad revenue nosedives, adds to Apple's woes

Although weaker iPhone sales were the biggest contributor to Apple's downturn in the March quarter, the Mac and iPad also failed to hold up their ends.

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Mac sales tumble 12% in second-biggest downturn since '07

Apple sold 4 million Macs in the March quarter, a 12% decline from the same period a year ago and a larger contraction than for the PC business as a whole.

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7 hard to find controls in Apple's Mail

What are the secrets of the apps you use daily?


2016 MacBook review: Portable performance

For a lot of people, the MacBook is the ideal laptop. It’s light, small, easy to carry, and offers good performance for productivity software.

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This tool can block ransomware on Mac OS X, for now

A security researcher has created a free security tool that can detect attempts by ransomware programs to encrypt files on users' Macs and then block them before they do a lot of damage.

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Apple's emphasis on security makes ARM-powered Macs 'inevitable'

Apple's focus on security means it will eventually offer Macs equipped with an ARM processor, Creative Strategies analyst Ben Bavarian said.


Apple slates WWDC for June 13-16

Apple has set June 13-16 as the dates for this year's Worldwide Developers Conference, and for the third straight year will draw tickets using a lottery.

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Outdated Git version in OS X puts developers at risk

The OS X command line developer tools include an old version of the Git source code management system that exposes Mac users to remote code execution attacks.

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Apple may rebrand OS X as 'MacOS' this summer

Apple may be preparing to rebrand its OS X operating system as MacOS.

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Chrome abandons XP, Vista and older versions of OS X

Google released Chrome 50, and as promised last year, dropped support for Windows XP and Vista, along with three older editions of Apple's OS X.

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Quicken pilots hosted personal finance, dips toe in subscription waters

Quicken is now soliciting testers for a cloud-hosted edition of its namesake personal finance software.

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The minimalist guide to Back to My Mac

Possibly the most useful feature you’ve never used

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