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Russian cyberspies blamed for US election hacks are now targeting Macs

Security researchers have discovered a macOS malware program that's likely part of the arsenal used by the Russian cyberespionage group blamed for hacking into the U.S. Democratic National Committee last year.

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Apple joins Wireless Power Consortium, charging up iPhone 8 rumor

Apple has joined the consortium behind the Qi wireless charging system, supercharging rumors that owners of future an iPhone could live tangle-free.

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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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Mac ends sales slump with record revenue of $7.2B

The uptick in sales was a departure from the recent past: For the four quarters preceding December's, Mac sales had been in decline, sometimes seriously so.

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Tested: The truth behind the MacBook Pro's 'terrible' battery life

Most reviewers said the MacBook Pro's battery life was great. Many users said the MacBook Pro's battery life was terrible, and Consumer Reports agreed until it changed its mind. Who's right? We ran a bunch of benchmarks to find out.

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Are Apple-specific threats on the rise?

Macs are really no more secure than a PC, but for many years there just weren’t as many out there because of the expense of the hardware and other issues. They've historically been a much less popular choice among both consumers,...

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Financial analysts forecast flat Mac sales

Though Wall Street expects Apple to report better iPhone sales later today, financial analysts don't expect a similar boost in Mac sales numbers.

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Apple to build 200MW solar farm to power data center

Apple announced a joint venture with NV Energy to build a 200-megawatt solar farm to power its Nevada data center.

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Apple will allow developers to respond to App Store user reviews

The change coming with iOS 10.3 and macOS Sierra 10.12.4 might help you make better buying decisions.

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Apple quashes bugs in iOS, macOS and Safari

Apple on Monday updated macOS Sierra to 10.12.3, patching 11 security vulnerabilities in the desktop OS and released iOS 10.2.1, an update to fix 18 security flaws in the mobile OS.

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The Evolution of the MacBook

The MacBook turned 25 in late 2016. From the early PowerBook to the latest MacBook Pro, we explore the evolution of Apple's laptops and the innovative changes each generation brought.

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Mac malware is found targeting biomedical research

A Mac malware that’s been spying on biomedical industry may have been circulating undetected for years, according to new research.

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'Consumer Reports' retests MacBook Pro, adds it to 'Recommended' list of laptops

The magazine last week gave Apple's latest MacBook Pro laptops its envied "Recommended" label after retesting the notebooks.

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OS X EL Capitan gets a supplemental security update

The new update corresponds to an update Apple released last December.

Apple, bring back the MacBook Pro 17 and make your laptops great again

Remember the good old days, when you could brag about your MacBook Pro? Apple's latest has disillusioned many fans, but there's an answer: Bring back the beefy MacBook Pro 17. Here's how it could make Apple laptops great again.

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Consumer Reports updates its MacBook Pro review with a recommendation

After retesting with a bug fix, the new MacBook Pro is now “well within the recommended range in Consumer Reports ratings.”

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New MacBook Pros stop Apple's skid in worldwide PC shipments

Apple's new MacBook Pros have put the brakes on a free-fall of Mac shipments globally, though they haven't provided the boost the company was looking for.

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