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WWDC: Apple’s Kaby Lake MacBook upgrades coming soon

MacBook Air gets reprieve as Apple puts it up against Surface in key enterprise markets

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Supply chain attack on HandBrake video converter app hits Mac users

Hackers compromised a download server for HandBrake, a popular open-source program for converting video files, and used it to distribute a macOS version of the application that contained malware.

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Apple's Mac Pro gets crushed by new HP Zbook laptops

Apple's Mac Pro has been ignored for so long that even Windows 10 mobile workstations are catching up on features and performance.

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10+ Apple MacBook Pro Touchbar tips

Getting to grips with the MacBook Pro toucher -- and why Laptop got it wrong

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Apple breaks with secrecy to rebut negative narrative

Apple this week renounced its usual secrecy about future products to counter questions about its commitment to the Mac.

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F-Secure buys Little Flocker to combat macOS ransomware

Endpoint security vendor F-Secure has acquired a behavior-based security application for macOS called Little Flocker that was developed by an independent researcher.

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Apple upgrades Mac Pro, says ‘sorry’ to pro users (Updated)

“We wanna figure out how to better communicate with pros,” says Phil Schiller

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Apple releases macOS Sierra 10.12.4: Here's what's new

Hopefully you’ll sleep better at night, thanks to the new Night Shift feature.

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Newly leaked documents show low-level CIA Mac and iPhone hacks

The CIA has had tools to infect Apple Mac computers by connecting malicious Thunderbolt Ethernet adapters to them since 2012, according to new documents purported to be from the agency and published by WikiLeaks.

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iPhone, Mac owners: How to stymie hackers extorting Apple, threatening to wipe devices

Hackers claiming to have hundreds of millions of iCloud credentials have threatened to wipe date from iPhones, iPads and Macs.

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Pwn2Own ends with two virtual machine escapes

Two teams of researchers managed to win the biggest bounties at this year's Pwn2Own hacking contest by escaping from the VMware Workstation virtual machine and executing code on the host operating system.

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How the macOS Dashboard can actually help you be productive

Apple keeps trying to kill Dashboard but you can still use the Mac’s widget-friendly one-stop-shop to all kinds of useful information...

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Apple forfeits teachers' pet rep as U.S. share sinks

Apple again lost ground last year in the U.S. K-12 market, as Google continued to make gains with its Chrome OS.

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Chrome for MacOS to block rogue ad injections and settings changes

Google has expanded its Safe Browsing service, allowing Google Chrome on macOS to better protect users from programs that locally inject ads into web pages or that change the browser's home page and search settings.

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Apple grabs icloud.net domain to solidify links to sync and storage service

Apple this week took control of the icloud.net domain, the last notable web address it did not govern that users could have linked with its online sync and storage service.

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New macOS ransomware spotted in the wild

A new file-encrypting ransomware program for macOS is being distributed through bit torrent websites, and users who fall victim to it won't be able to recover their files -- even if they pay.

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Apple sets WWDC for June 5-9, leaves San Francisco

Apple has set June 5-9 as the dates for its 2017 annual developers conference and plans to move the event to San Jose, Calif., closer to its headquarters in Cupertino.

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Microsoft taps Touch Bar in Mac Office preview

Microsoft has released a refreshed beta of Office 2016 for Mac that includes support for Apple's latest hardware innovation, the Touch Bar on newer MacBook Pros.

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