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Apple Mac OS High Sierra [ home screen ]

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Apple's macOS Sierra update hints successor is on schedule

The current pace of releases indicates macOS High Sierra will likely arrive the third week in September.

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Verifying and testing that Firefox is restricted to TLS 1.2

After having tweaked Firefox to only use TLS version 1.2, one website can verify that the tweak worked and another can test it.

Restricting Firefox to TLS version 1.2 makes browsing safer

Whats behind the curtain of HTTPS is TLS. There are three versions of the TLS protocol and there is no reason to still support the oldest two versions. A simple tweak of Firefox can insure it only uses the most secure version, TLS...

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Review: Apple’s 21.5-in., 3.4GHz ‘Kaby Lake’ 2017 iMac

Apple’s 21.5-in., 3.4GHz ‘Kaby Lake’ 2017 iMac has a great display, powerful processor, excellent graphics performance and faster storage.

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The paranoid Mac traveler’s 10-point data protection checklist

Getting stopped at the border while traveling and having authorities go through your iPhone, tablet or laptop is no longer the stuff of spy novels. Here's how to safeguard your data.

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Apple's iOS 11 adds macOS-like features for better productivity

iOS 11 brings new features, UI polish and refinements to Apple’s mobile OS. When it's released this fall, productivity should go up -- especially for iPad users in the office.

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How IT should prep for Apple's public OS betas

With the arrival of Apple's public betas of iOS 11 and macOS High Sierra, users will be downloading unfinished software to their computers and iDevices. Is your IT shop ready for the aftermath?

Did you know? Mac Office 2011 support conks out on Oct. 10

Companies with employees running Office for Mac 2011 have until Oct. 10 to replace the suite's applications with those from Office for Mac 2016.

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6 months using Office and a MacBook Pro with Touch Bar

I've been using Microsoft Office's Touch Bar integration on a new MacBook Pro for a few months, here's what I've found.

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Flash Player updated just 3 days after an update

Traveling a well-worn route, there is yet another update to Adobe's Flash Player. No critical security flaws.

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The evolution of the Macintosh

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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The evolution of Mac OS X

Apple's desktop operating system, Mac OS X, has been the staple crop for its iMacs and MacBooks. Here we go back to where it all began in 2001.

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WWDC: Apple plays catch-up

Yawn. Wake me up when Apple announces something new and innovative.

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Apple squelches commitment critics with new iMacs

Apple's refreshed iMac desktops, including an upcoming $5,000 iMac Pro workstation, are aimed at critics who've questioned the company's commitment to enterprise users.

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Outlook vs. native apps in Windows, MacOS, iOS, and Android

Office 2016 has largely unified the Exchange experience on the desktop, but native apps still do better overall on mobile clients

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Tower of power, Apple-branded display promise Mac resurgence

Apple has a rich history of bucking trends. Why not show the world they're listening to customers by giving them what they want instead of what Apple thinks they need?

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Apple simplifies Windows 10 installs with support for Creators Update

Apple updated macOS Sierra to more easily allow users to install the latest version of Windows 10 on their Macs.

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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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