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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Outdated Git version in OS X puts developers at risk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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Manage those Macs: A guide for Windows admins

Our primer on Mac management policies will help you roll out a secure, productive fleet en masse

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Apple mimics other browser makers, produces Safari developer preview

Available to everyone, not just devs, the preview runs alongside real Safari and will update through the Mac App Store every two weeks

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Docker goes native for Windows and Mac

Docker for Windows and Docker for Mac incorporate OS virtualization, thus establishing a bridge to true native containers on the platforms

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15 years of OS X: How Apple's big gamble paid off

When it debuted in 2001, it wasn't at all clear how the desktop OS would open the door to future innovation

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Mingis on Tech: There's one thing OS X still needs

Executive News Editor Ken Mingis and Apple expert Michael deAgonia talk about their quest to get the very first copy of OS X 10.0 in March 2001 -- and about what the current version of Apple's OS still lacks.

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Apple patches 56 vulnerabilities in OS X El Capitan, improves Live Photo sharing

Issues separate security-only updates for Yosemite and Mavericks

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Apple’s Swift 2.2 offers quicker code

Revised as open source, Swift 2.2 has contributions from hundreds of developers outside of Apple

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Death by a thousand updates

Rapid release cycles for operating systems and devices are worse than counterproductive

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First Mac ransomware had sights on encrypting backups, too

Hackers never finished the feature, but evidence suggests they wanted to guarantee Mac owners paid the $400 ransom

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Surveillence outfit Hacking Team may have released a new piece of OS X malware

The malware packs a few new tricks, and AV software wasn't detecting it at first

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Apple releases public betas for iOS 9.3 and OS X 10.11.4

Every Apple operating system has a new developer beta available now, and iOS and OS X have new public betas out too

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Review: 8 password managers for Windows, Mac OS X, iOS, and Android

LastPass, 1Password, and Dashlane edge KeePass and company in features, flexibility, and ease

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Repeat Mac app mess forces some to reinstall purchased programs

Some Mac owners today faced error messages or apps that balked when launched in a repeat of the November 2015 expired-digital-certificate issue

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