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Apple

Apple Finally Made New Versions of the Good Computers

The Mac Mini and MacBook Air FINALLY get a refresh in Apple's best event in years.
Owen Williams
10.30.18
Hacking

We Spoke to an Ex-NSA Hacker Who Has Organized the First-Ever Mac Security Conference

Despite their reputation, Mac computers have bugs, vulnerabilities, and even malware targeted at them. With their rising popularity in the workplace, it’s “the perfect” time for a Mac-only security conference.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
9.28.18
Internet Insecurity

Popular Mac Anti-Adware App ‘Surreptitiously Steals’ Your Browsing History, Researchers Say

Researchers allege the developers of Adware Doctor, the 4th highest ranking paid app in the Mac App Store, have found a way to bypass Apple restrictions and collect sensitive user data.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
9.7.18
mac

Apple Should Make a Mechanical Keyboard

Apple seems to be doing everything in its power to minimize the imprint of the button on its trillion-dollar business, but the company could earn some goodwill from creatives with a fresh take on the mechanical keyboard.
Ernie Smith
8.6.18
feeling the heat

Apple Says It's Going to Fix the MacBook Pro Throttling Problem

Apple says the problem is with firmware, not hardware.
Matthew Gault
7.24.18
thermal throttling

Thinner and Lighter Laptops Have Screwed Us All

The pursuit of thinner, lighter laptops, a trend driven by Apple, means we have screwed ourselves out of performance.
Owen Williams
7.24.18
Internet Insecurity

Bugs Allowed Hackers to Make Malware Look Like Apple Software

Hackers could have snuck malware past several popular third-party Mac security tools thanks to a mistake in how the tools were implementing Apple digital certificate APIs.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
6.12.18
cryptojacking

Apple Bans Cryptocurrency Mining In App Store

Apple recently updated its developer policies to ban apps that mine cryptocurrencies like Monero on user devices.
Jordan Pearson
6.11.18
good decisions

This Plugin Helps You Quit Smoking By Showing You How Much Money You've Saved

Smokers with Macs: help is on the way.
Ashwin Rodrigues
5.15.18
Apple

BREAKING: Apple Mouse, Keyboard Come in a Different Color Now

Space Grey accessories will be more expensive than the original versions.
Jason Koebler
3.27.18
Apple

The Most Powerful Mac Is 6 Years Old and Not Sold By Apple

The Mac Pro Upgrade community is taking old "cheese grater" Mac Pros and putting cutting-edge graphics cards in them. The specs often outperform even top-of-the-line new Apple computers.
Jason Koebler
3.27.18
Internet Insecurity

‘Dumb’ MacOS Bug Allowed Anyone to Get Admin Privileges Without a Password

A new bug on MacOS allowed any user to log in as the full-privilege admin user “root” just by entering root as login and pressing enter.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
11.28.17
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