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Apple flub leaves users confused over 'damaged' apps

The problem was caused by letting a security certificate expire

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Ransomware for Mac is nothing to worry about -- for now

Writing ransomware is easy, but getting it installed on Macs would be harder

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We shouldn’t have to fear Apple and Microsoft updates

The continuous flow of OS updates from Apple and Microsoft has dangerous consequences

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Apple updates OS X El Capitan to 10.11.1 with fix for Office 2016 crashes

Preliminary reports say the update solves the problems that have been driving Office 2016 for Mac users nuts

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Office 365 collaboration: Confusion reigns across platforms

Microsoft releases components for its cross-platform tools willy-nilly, so it's hard to actually deploy them

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Is Apple's security honeymoon on OS X ending?

More malware has been found this year for OS X than in the last five years combined, security report says

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Office 2016 for Mac update doesn't include fix for crashes under OS X El Capitan

Microsoft tells users to wait for Apple to update OS X 10.11

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Microsoft gets an earful as Office for Mac 2016 users amp ire over crashes

Apple's latest beta of OS X 10.11.1, aka El Capitan's first update, lists Office 2016 as an area of focus, hinting the OS is at least partly responsible

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Apple’s new two-factor authentication bumps up security and ease of use

Apple is slowly rolling out a revised system to let you use a second factor with iCloud and other services that use an Apple ID

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Microsoft acknowledges Office 2016-El Capitan crashes but lacks ETA for fix

'We are working closely with Apple to resolve this issue,' says a company manager

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Sorry, Unix fans: OS X El Capitan kills root

Root is no longer supreme in El Capitan, but the real bad news is a breaking change in legacy driver support

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Apple launches OS X El Capitan

The performance and stability upgrade is free to Mac owners

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Get to know Mac Gatekeeper, aka Windows 10's security model

Now that Windows has Device Guard, here's how to use its inspiration, Gatekeeper, on the Mac

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Sloppy dev practices allowed malware into Apple App Store

The XcodeGhost malware on iOS and OS X provides an object lesson for developers: Never rely on unofficial versions or alternative repositories for your tools

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Apple's iOS 9 takes ad blockers to dangerous new heights

The ad-blocking wars were already damaging, but Apple is pushing it to an alarming level

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Hands-on with Spotlight in El Capitan: Location info, natural language searches, UI tweaks, and more

Here's a closer look at the tweaks to the built-in search engine in OS X 10.11

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Mac and iOS users: How to leave Outlook behind forever

Apple offers better mobile clients than Microsoft does, as well as a superior desktop experience

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Office 2016 for the Mac: We deserve better

Poor UI choices and troubling cloud behavior are sure to frustrate daily users

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