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Apple security checks may still miss iWorm malware

New research says Gatekeeper and XProtect aren't entirely effective in protecting Mac OS X against iWorm malware

Apple asks developers to focus on Wi-Fi in first Yosemite beta update

The mention in the release notes indicates Apple has finally acknowledged the OS may have a Wi-Fi bug

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OS X Yosemite user share jumps, now powers 1-in-5 Macs

The uptake rate for OS X Yosemite has surpassed last year's Mavericks in first-month adoption speed

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How to fix the four most annoying quirks of Yosemite

If parts of Mac OS X Yosemite are making you grumpy, here's how to set them (and the universe) right again

Complaints mount about Yosemite crippling Wi-Fi

There has been a steady stream of reports from users whose Wi-Fi connections were affected after installing the latest version of Mac OS X

Apple's Yosemite OS shares Spotlight search terms by default

Mac OS X has always respected user privacy by default, and Yosemite should too, says an engineer who's studied the new OS

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Deathmatch review: Windows 8.1 vs. OS X Yosemite

Windows 8.1 has languished as Microsoft seeks to move past its failure, while Apple has extended its Mac OS into an intriguing new direction

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The best new features in OS X Yosemite

Look for these cool capabilities in the Mac's newest OS

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Apple releases OS X Yosemite

The free upgrade runs on all Macs sold since 2009, as well as some even older models

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Monday's OS X Yosemite public beta may be the same as the final

With just days to go before Yosemite's expected Mac App Store launch, it's likely Monday's build is identical to the final code

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Apple's Handoff: What works, and what doesn't

Taking one of the most intriguing new technologies for a spin

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Apple signals Oct. 21 as OS X Yosemite launch date

Company likes to announce OS X releases on its financial earnings calls; it will reveal its third-quarter sales numbers on Oct. 20.

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Apple delivers OS X Yosemite 'golden master' to devs

Along with another public beta build, release means the final version is on track for an Oct. 21 rollout

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iOS 8's iCloud Drive reveals the dark side of empowered users

Apple's iCloud Drive deployment was sure to mess up people's access to documents -- and it did

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Apple issues third OS X Yosemite public beta

Apple yesterday released the third public beta of OS X Yosemite, shipping the preview a few days earlier than expected.

Why Microsoft and Google can never copy Apple's Handoff

Apple's Handoff feature moves tasks seamlessly between mobile and PC, and we may never see anything like it elsewhere

10 ways Apple really has changed the (tech) world

Apple is both a creator of and a beacon for the technology future we now live in

Rotten Apple: Apple's 11 biggest failures

Apple sets the standard -- for both success and failure. Here's a look at 11 major screwups, some of which almost derailed the company

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