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What went wrong with Apple’s 2013 Mac Pro?

Apple’s 2013 Mac Pro has been a disaster for the company with professional users. What went wrong and can Apple fix it?

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Did North Korea Linux ripoff Apple’s macOS?

Some elements of North Korea’s version of Linux (Red Star OS) bear a suspicious resemblance to Apple’s macOS.

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macOS: 10 great menu bar apps

The Mac’s menu bar can be a fantastic tool if you have the right apps for it. Here are some terrific menu bar apps to get you started.

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Angry Mac users lash out at Apple over Pro debacle

Apple vows to release a new Mac Pro, but it might be too little and too late for some angry Mac users.

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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.

Windows 3.1: Twenty-five years later, it's still a Microsoft milestone

Microsoft launched Windows 3.1 on April 6, 1992. What made it so innovative 25 years ago? Let's take a stroll down memory lane in this slideshow.

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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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iMac: Play World of Warcraft at 5K

Yes, you can play World of Warcraft at 5K resolution on the iMac. Here are my favorite settings to run WOW at 5K on my iMac.

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Apple spills the beans about a new Mac Pro, iMac Pro and pro displays

A new and redesigned Mac Pro is on the way from Apple. The company also noted that an iMac Pro and Apple-branded pro displays are in the works.

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How to set up two-factor authentication for your Apple ID and iCloud account

Protect your data from the Turkish Crime Family demanding ransom from Apple—or from any hackers and creeps, for that matter. It's really quite easy to set up.

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

The U.S. 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 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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