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Mingis on Tech: All about Sierra, Siri -- and Pokemon Go

With the macOS Sierra public beta out, it's time for a closer look at Apple's newest OS. But our tech trio -- Executive News Editor Ken Mingis, Apple guru Michael deAgonia and Multimedia Editor Keith Shaw -- can't avoid the Pokemon in...

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Apple previews MacOS Sierra to the public

This year's annual upgrade is likely to launch in September

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New Tor-powered backdoor program targets Macs

The Eleanor malware allows attackers to execute commands and scripts, steal and modify files and take pictures using the webcam

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Apple starts test run of Safari 10

Apple seeds browser beta for Yosemite and El Capitan to devs; public preview should debut by mid-July

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Apple's dilemma: How to regain its glory days

iOS is getting old, the iPad is on the decline, the Mac and MacOS are in maintenance mode, and Siri is just another assistant

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10 major headaches Apple fixed in iOS 10, MacOS Sierra, WatchOS 3, and TvOS

Among Apple's many (many, many) announcements at WWDC were plenty of fixes for little frustrations in each of its major platforms

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Apple’s Swift 3 developer preview arrives for MacOS and Linux

Apple Swift's 3.0 release will feature a package manager and better translation of Objective-C APIs

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WWDC recap show: The highs and lows of Apple's 2016 WWDC keynote

Apple unveiled major updates to all four of its operating systems: tvOS, macOS, iOS, and watchOS. Some of them are incredibly exciting, while others seem awfully familiar. Is Apple pushing software forward or playing catchup?

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Apple just erased the borders between its devices at WWDC

Siri is coming to the desktop, Apple Pay will work in Safari, and you can easily copy text and share it between your Mac and iPhone — that’s just some of the news Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference in San Francisco Monday.

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Apple previews Apple File System to replace HFS+ in 2017

The current file system, HFS+, is starting to show its age. At WWDC 2016, its successor was finally revealed

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Apple reveals MacOS Sierra with Siri, Apple Pay, and other new features

In addition to a changed name, MacOS Sierra boasts several new features, which Apple showcased during its WWDC keynote

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Apple patches 67 bugs in OS El Capitan, refreshes Safari and iTunes

End times approach for El Capitan, which will be replaced this summer when Apple issues betas of the next version

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The end of Apple? The early signs may be in

We seem to be heading toward a post-Microsoft, post-Apple world -- and that’s OK

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Mingis on Tech: MacBooks are hot, trade shows are not

Executive Editor Ken Mingis, Apple expert Michael deAgonia and Multimedia Content Editor Keith Shaw check out Apple's just-updated MacBook and debate whether trade shows like Interop and CES are on their way out.

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Apple patches vulnerable OS X Git version that put developers at risk

Apple has released a new version of its Xcode development tool in order to patch two critical vulnerabilities in the Git source code management client.

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2016 MacBook review: Portable performance

For a lot of people, the MacBook is the ideal laptop. It’s light, small, easy to carry, and offers good performance for productivity software.

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Outdated Git version in OS X puts developers at risk

The Git version shipped with Apple's command-line developer tools is vulnerable to remote code-execution attacks

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Apple may rebrand OS X as 'MacOS' this summer

A since-changed reference was spotted on Apple's website

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