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iPhone, Mac owners: How to stymie hackers extorting Apple, threatening to wipe devices

Hackers claiming to have hundreds of millions of iCloud credentials have threatened to wipe date from iPhones, iPads and Macs.

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Pwn2Own hacking contest ends with two virtual machine escapes

Two teams of researchers managed to win the biggest bounties at this year's Pwn2Own hacking contest by escaping from the VMware Workstation virtual machine and executing code on the host operating system.

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Office 365 everywhere? Not on these devices

Microsoft still can't decide if it can commit to a world that's not about Windows alone

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Microsoft apes Apple’s failed app strategy in Windows 10

Apple's Mac App Store is clearly Microsoft's model to force Universal Windows Platform adoption, but Apple didn't exactly succeed in its own attempt

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Chrome for MacOS to block rogue ad injections and settings changes

The Google Safe Browsing service has been expanded to detect more threats on MacOS

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New MacOS ransomware spotted in the wild

A new file-encrypting ransomware program for macOS is being distributed through bittorrent websites and users who fall victim to it won't be able to recover their files, even if they pay.

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Apple quashes bugs in iOS, MacOS, and Safari

Fixes new MacBook Pro's graphics problems with software update

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Mac’s share falls to five-year low

Sales slowdown catches up with the Mac, which has ceded market share to Windows and Linux

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Outlook vs. native apps in Windows, MacOS, iOS, and Android

Office 2016 has largely unified the Exchange experience on the desktop, but native apps still do better overall on mobile clients

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Apple's MacOS file encryption easily bypassed without the latest fixes

Custom-made Thunderbolt devices can be used to extract the encryption password from locked Macs

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Mingis on Tech: The MacBook Pro show-and-tell

It's a lot easier to judge a laptop when you've got it in hand -- especially when it's Apple's new MacBook Pro with the Touch Bar.

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Best Deals of the Week, October 24th - October 28th - Deal Alert

Check out this roundup of the best deals on gadgets, gear and other cool stuff we have found this week, the week of October 24th. All items are highly rated, and dramatically discounted.

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Mingis on Tech: New MacBook Pros and an angry man

What happens when Apple rolls out updated laptops with all new hardware and features? One of Apple's biggest fans blows a fuse (and the other buys one).

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Apple issues significant updates for iOS, MacOS

iPhone 7 Plus owners can now try Portrait Camera feature

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The cloud will absorb Windows (and the rest)

It's hugely inefficient and expensive to manage client operating systems -- and the cloud gives us a way to stop doing so

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Apple adopts Windows 10 tactic to auto-download Sierra to Macs

Starts pushing 4.8GB upgrade to eligible Macs; users still have to authorize the install

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The IT lowdown on iOS 10, Android Nougat, and MacOS Sierra

Management controls gain a subtle set of enhancements, and users get conveniences that honor IT security requirements

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Apple to spring MacOS Sierra on Sept. 20

Amid hubbub about iPhone and Watch announcements, Apple quietly sets MacOS upgrade date

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