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Pwn2Own hacking contest 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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macOS: Change where screenshots are saved

How to easily change the folder on your Mac where screenshots are stored, with a simple command in the Terminal app.

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macOS: Disable transparency for better performance

If your Mac is too slow, here’s how you can disable transparency to speed it up and get better performance.

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macOS: How to enable Night Shift

Apple has added its own version of Flux to macOS. Here’s how you can enable and configure Night Shift on your Mac to help you sleep better.

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Switching from Mac to PC: Choosing a laptop

Windows PCs offer many more choices than Macs do. We'll help you sort through the options.

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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: Mac users don't believe Tim Cook's hype about pro products

Pipeline Tim is at it again, talking up Apple's pro products. But his words ring hollow to many frustrated Mac users. Will Apple ever release updated desktop Macs? Will there ever be a new Mac Pro?

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macOS: Change your login screen background image

Tired of looking at the same old background when you login on your Mac? Here’s how you can customize it with a new image.

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Update of macOS Sierra 10.12.4 beta with Night Shift now available to developers

Apple is stepping up its beta schedule, so it could mean that an official release is coming soon.

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Apple: Transgender bathrooms instead of new Macs?

Once again Apple is busy mouthing off about political issues instead of updating its aging and outdated Mac computers.

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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 bittorrent websites and users who fall victim to it won't be able to recover their files, even if they pay.

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Free Amazon Alexa app for Mac and iOS devices

Yes, there is a free app called Reverb for Amazon’s Alexa voice assistant that lets you use it on a Mac, iPhone, iPad or iPod touch.

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Apple: Why a Mac user is switching to Windows

Some frustrated Mac users are getting ready to switch to Windows. One writer shares why he is dumping his Mac and moving to Windows. Is his move a harbinger of things to come as Mac users begin leaving Apple behind?

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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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macOS: How to speed up a slow Mac

Macs are great computers but soon or later they start slowing down. Here are some ways to make your slow Mac much faster.

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Mac malware, possibly made in Iran, targets U.S. defense industry

Just because you’re using a Mac doesn’t mean you’re safe from hackers. That’s what two security researchers are warning, after finding a Mac-based malware that may be an attempt by Iranian actors to target the U.S. defense industry.

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