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Apple patches OS X to protect against POODLE

Apple has issued a security update for OS X Mavericks and Mountain Lion meant to protect Macs against possible POODLE attacks.

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How well are Apple's products doing? Here's what we know

Here's what we know about OS upgrades and iPhone and iPad sales based on what we've learned in the last few days. Top line summary? Apple is cooking up a storm.

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Apple releases OS X Yosemite

Apple today launched OS X 10.10, aka Yosemite, as a free upgrade for most Mac owners.

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Yosemite deep-dive review: OS X 10.10 gets ready for the big time

For the first time since 2000, Apple this year offered a public beta of its new operating system. What does it promise for Mac users? Our reviewer tried it out and details his findings.


The 10 design commandments of Apple's Jony Ive

Here are 10 design ideas that make Ive -- and Apple -- tick.

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Monday's OS X Yosemite public beta may be the same as the final

Mac owners who have installed the latest public beta, which was released earlier today, may have the final version already on their machines.

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Get your Mac ready for OS X Yosemite

What you can do now to get ready for OS X Yosemite, and what to do when it ships.

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OS X Yosemite preview gleans user data, too

Microsoft isn't the only one running a preview program that collects data from participants: so does Apple.

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OS X Yosemite's pre-launch growth slows

Apple's not-quite-ready-for-release OS X Yosemite again boosted its user share last month, but the increase was only a third of the month before, recently released data showed.

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Apple signals Oct. 21 as OS X Yosemite launch date

Another hint that Oct. 21 will be Yosemite's debut came Tuesday, Sept. 30, when Apple released the "golden master"of OS X 10.10.


Apple delivers OS X Yosemite 'golden master' to devs

Apple on Tuesday released a "golden master" of OS X Yosemite to developers, signaling that the upgrade is on track to ship within the next three weeks.

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iOS 8 bug deletes iWork docs

iPhone and iPad owners running iOS 8 have reported a new bug in the software that deletes iWork documents from iCloud Drive when they've reset their devices.

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Apple patches Bash vulnerability in OS X

The vulnerability posed little risk to most users.


Two scenarios that would make OS X vulnerable to the Shellshock bug

Apple's OS X is vulnerable to the Shellshock bug, but it's not that easy for attackers to take advantage of it, according to Intego, which specializes in security software for the operating system.

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iOS 8 and Yosemite are the next step in unconstrained computing

As much fun as it is to examine a new OS's features and functions, it's also worthwhile to put them in context. Chris Breen considers the Big Picture.

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Apple delivers final non-security Mavericks update

Apple on Wednesday released OS X 10.9.5, what is most likely the last non-security update for Mavericks, just weeks before the company will ship Yosemite.

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Apple issues third OS X Yosemite public beta

Apple yesterday released the third public beta of OS X Yosemite, shipping the preview a few days earlier than expected.


Apple starts selling lower-cost iCloud storage, adds iCloud Drive to beta website

Apple on Wednesday flipped the switch on its new iCloud storage plan prices.

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