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Tips, techniques, best practices and management strategies for using and deploying Apple Macintosh in a business environmen.

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U.S. Smartphone Market Share Numbers for Q1 2014

Nielsen this week released U.S. smartphone market share numbers, based on OS and manufacturer, for the first quarter of 2014. Among the notable findings, Apple gained OS share but lost ground in device-maker share, while HTC dropped two slots in the manufacturer ranking. Full Story »
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Apple Patches Secure Transport, But Not Because of Heartbleed

Apple today issued a security-only update for OS X, patching 25 vulnerabilities in Mavericks, its newest operating system, and 7 bugs in older editions.

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Google Glass Dips its Toe Into iOS Pool

As Google added a taste of iOS functionality to Glass, one analyst said the move is just the beginning of efforts to draw in Apple users to the computerized eyewear.

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Apple has Bigger Plans Than Just Song ID with Shazam Deal

Apple will integrate music identification technology created by Shazam into the next version of iOS, but could go much further than simple song naming.

How To

How to Switch From iPhone 5S to BlackBerry Z30 (and Why)

Spend some time with a BlackBerry 10 device and you just might put your iPhone away for good. CIO.com contributor Paul Mah did. Here he outlines the nine steps it takes to move from an iPhone 5S to a BlackBerry Z30.

Advice & Opinion

Microsoft Gets Strategic with its Enterprise Mobility Suite

With its Enterprise Mobility Suite, Microsoft will make it easier for companies to manage a range of devices, including those running Apple's iOS and Google's Android. It's a smart move, says columnist Ryan Faas.

News

Making an iOS App About Steve Jobs? Think Different, Apple Says

Apple reportedly won't OK Steve Jobs-themed offerings for its App Store, and the mobile world is a gloomier place because of that.

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Security Weakness Found in iOS 7

A researcher has discovered a weakness in iOS 7 that would enable an attacker to bypass a number of mechanisms Apple uses to prevent exploitation of the operating system's kernel.

Review

Hands on with iOS 7.1: A Few Good Improvements

Apple's latest upgrade to its mobile operating system, iOS 7.1, adds some useful touches and fixes some of the glitches that appeared in the previous version

Feature

A Clear-Eyed Guide to Mac OS X's Actual Security Risks

Apple has improved its security in recent years, but is it enough?

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Apple CFO Oppenheimer to Retire in September

Apple financial conference calls will start to sound a little different later this year, as the company announced on Tuesday that chief financial officer and senior vice president Peter Oppenheimer will retire, effective the end of September.

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Enterprises Advised to Exercise Care in Using Apple Products

While Apple's recent security flub could have happened to any vendor, enterprises should take note of the computer maker's shortcomings in fixing a flaw that heightened the risk of using Apple products.

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Security Firm Discloses Apple iOS 'Malicious Profile' Vulnerability Impact on MDM

At the RSA Conference today, security start-up Skycure plans to disclose a vulnerability in Apple iOS devices that can impact mobile-device management (MDM) systems running on them.

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Apple Retires Snow Leopard From Support, Leaves 1 in 5 Macs Vulnerable to Attacks

Apple on Tuesday made it clear that it will no longer patch OS X 10.6, aka Snow Leopard, when it again declined to offer a security update for the four-and-a-half-year-old operating system.

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New iOS Flaw Increases Risk of Spying on Enterprises

A security vendor has uncovered an iOS vulnerability that an attacker could use to run a monitoring app on Apple devices and record all touches on their screens.