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Microsoft devs: How to create apps for alien platforms

The integration of Xamarin tools into Visual Studio, plus new tools for cross-platform testing, have transformed the Windows-only Microsoft IDE into a universal tool

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Snake cyberespionage malware is ready to bite Mac users

One of the most sophisticated cyberespionage groups is readying its malware framework to attack macOS

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10 Unix commands every Mac and Linux user should know

Get started with Bash, Unix pipes, directory navigation, sudo, Nano, and other command-line essentials

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Homebrew MacOS package manager gets easier to use

Homebrew 1.2.0 deprecates a number of repositories to improve ease of use and software quality

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Apple finally refreshes the Mac Pro, but the model you want isn't coming this year

Apple throws a bone to its Pro customers with a minor speed bump

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Apple releases MacOS Sierra 10.12.4: What’s new in the update

Hopefully you’ll sleep better at night, thanks to the new Night Shift feature

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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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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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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).

Apple issues significant updates for iOS, MacOS

iPhone 7 Plus owners can now try Portrait Camera feature

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