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Apple steps back in time to patch OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard

Apple on Wednesday released an update for OS X 10.6, aka Snow Leopard, an edition it last patched in September 2013.

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Review: Prosoft Data Rescue ONE

This device could save your digital life

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The evolution of the Macintosh

In time for the Mac's 32nd birthday, we take a look at Apple's most formative desktop computer -- especially in recent years when it's grown and changed by leaps and bounds.

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Microsoft adds Mac testers to its Office Insider preview

Microsoft today announced that its Office Insider preview program now accepts Mac users of Office 365 Home, Personal and University.

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15 keyboard shortcuts Mac users need

A short collection of keyboard shortcuts for Mac users.

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Apple runs two betas simultaneously of iOS and OS X

Apple this week took the unusual step of simultaneously providing developers and the general public with previews of two different editions of both iOS and OS X.

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What Apple could learn from Windows 10

After spending the past few months living with Windows 10, columnist Ryan Faas says there are aspects of Microsoft's OS that Apple should learn from and adopt.

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11 cool OS X El Capitan tips to use today

You’re only ever a few Preference Settings away from getting the Mac you need.

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Windows 10 vs. OS X: Which gives sys admins more control?

Microsoft is adopting Apple's approach to PC management, while also keeping the familiar Configuration Manager.

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OS X El Capitan upgrade tempo slows

Adoption of Apple's OS X El Capitan slowed significantly in November, with the upgrade pace falling behind that of its predecessor at the same point in the 2014 edition's post-launch timeline.

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Windows 10 vs. OS X: Which gives sys admins more control?

Microsoft is adopting Apple's approach to PC management, while also keeping the familiar Configuration Manager

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24 essential OS X El Capitan utilities you need

Welcome to this collection of essential utilities for OS X El Capitan Macs.

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10 steps to improve Contacts in OS X El Capitan

Your Contacts should be your prized possession, so let’s try to get them under control (and make better use of them).

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Apple apologizes to Mac devs for App Store certificate screw-up

Apple has apologized to developers for the snafu that sent Mac users scrambling last week to reboot and re-enter Mac App Store credentials when their apps refused to launch.

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What to do when OS X Recovery Mode lets you down

Different ways to use Recovery Mode to fix a broken OS X Mac

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Apple CEO rejects notion of iOS-powered laptops

Apple CEO Tim Cook has again rejected the idea of following in the footsteps of rival Microsoft and building a laptop that runs Apple's iOS.

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Lapsed Apple certificate triggers massive Mac app fiasco

A lapsed Apple digital certificate today triggered a massive app fiasco that prevented Mac users from running software they'd purchased from the Mac App Store.

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Mac owners upgrade to OS X El Capitan at record rate

Apple's OS X El Capitan got off to the fastest-ever one-month start for a Mac operating system.

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