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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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Apple releases the third public beta of OS X 10.11 El Capitan

If you're in the beta program, it's time to update.

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Hands-on with Safari 9 in El Capitan: Little changes make a big difference

The browser in the public beta of OS X 10.11 El Capitan has new features that you'll use right away

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Apple goes public with iOS 9, OS X El Capitan betas

Not only has Apple added iOS to the beta pool, it's kicked off the program three weeks' earlier than last year

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Microsoft's quiet campaign to undermine the Mac

If you thought Microsoft was finally treating the Mac as an equal citizen, you'll be disappointed in the reality

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Automating OS X Server with the serverctl command

Apple has been building new options like serverctl to automate server setups again

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Apple sticks to schedule, releases second El Capitan beta

2015's OS X will be the last to support the aged-but-still-popular Java 6

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LibreOffice debuts in the Mac App Store

Getting an open source project into the storefront of Apple's walled garden is tough. But LibreOffice has done it, thanks to hard work from community member Collabora

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Zero-day exploit lets App Store malware steal OS X and iOS passwords

Researchers discover an exploit that lets OS X and iOS malware in the App Store steal passwords and app data, as well as hijack session tokens

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Macs in the office: Success breeds security FUD

By all means, secure your Macs -- but don't get taken for a ride when you do so


WWDC 2015: The top 3 biggest reveals

Siri gets smarter. Apple Watch gets much more useful. And is Apple Music poised to kill other streaming music services by offering every feature imaginable?

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Questions loom over 'open source' Swift

Apple says it will open-source the Swift language, but the issue of software freedom lingers

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