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Jamf buys Mac security outfit Digita Security, Patrick Wardle in tow

07/31/2019, 09:07 am

Apple device management platform Jamf on Wednesday announced its takeover of Digita Security, a firm that employs noted researcher Patrick Wardle and specializes in endpoint security for Mac-based businesses.

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Apple now selling updated LG UltraFine 5K Display [u]

07/30/2019, 06:07 pm

Apple is selling a new version of the LG UltraFine 5K display at retail and online, with better speed from the USB-C ports, and more power deliverable to a host computer.

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What Apple's T2 chip does in your new MacBook Air or MacBook Pro

07/29/2019, 12:07 pm

Apple says the T2 is a security chip, and if all it did were keep your data more secure, it would be worth it. Yet this little processor does so much else, and it has a startling effect on performance.

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MacBook Pro vs MacBook Air - Which is the better buy?

07/27/2019, 12:07 pm

A few weeks ago, Apple launched a pair of machines in direct competition with each other. Let's take a look at the differences between Apple's new entry level MacBook Air, and the new base model 13-inch MacBook Pro with two Thunderbolt 3 ports. Which one should you pick up?

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How to speed up working on your Mac by making windows snap into position

07/24/2019, 03:07 pm

Get your Mac to rearrange all of those overlapping document windows you've got, and instead make it possible to see what you need, when you need it.

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Having problems with Wi-Fi on Amtrak trains? Here's how to (probably) fix it

07/24/2019, 01:07 pm

Amtrak's trains are a good way to get from point to point, inexpensively and quickly, without subjecting your vehicle to miles it doesn't necessarily need to have. And they have Wi-Fi, of a sort. Here are some tips on how to connect to the Wi-Fi hotspots on the trains, and some things you should know.

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Comparing the features of the Surface Book 2 vs 13-inch 2019 MacBook Pro

07/24/2019, 12:07 pm

Microsoft's Surface Book 2 is very similarly priced to the new 2019 13-inch MacBook Pro that was just released. Let's take a look at which device has the features you need in a portable, mid-range computer in our hands-on Surface Book 2 vs MacBook Pro showdown.

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How to stream Robert Mueller's testimony on your iPhone, iPad, Mac or Apple TV

07/24/2019, 08:07 am

Former special counsel Robert Mueller is to be questioned by the House Judiciary Committee over his investigation into Russian interference in 2016's election. Here's how to watch it live on your Apple devices.

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How to force a Mac application to quit

07/22/2019, 02:07 pm

From just using Command-Q to entering Terminal commands, there are a surprising number of ways to quit an app -- and, at times, we need them all. Here's how to get rid of an app that just won't quit.

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Apple rolls out macOS 10.14.6 with bug & security fixes

07/22/2019, 01:07 pm

Apple on Monday released the finished version of macOS 10.14.6, what will be one of the last updates for Mojave.

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Slack macOS update launches quicker and uses half the memory

07/22/2019, 12:07 pm

Workplace productivity tool Slack has released an update for its macOS desktop app that boasts a number of performance improvements, including launching 33% faster than previous versions, while also using as little as 50% of the memory to run.

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Review: Apple's 2019 13-inch MacBook Pro is an excellent, inexpensive workhorse

07/20/2019, 02:07 pm

Without an event, Apple quietly announced an updated base model 13-inch MacBook Pro that featured new quad-core processors, Touch Bar with Touch ID, T2 Security Chip, True Tone display, and an updated butterfly keyboard. Is this new $1299 laptop worth it?

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You need a backup plan before you move to macOS Catalina

07/20/2019, 10:07 am

You need a backup plan, and it's prudent to implement one before a major update like macOS Catalina. Here's how and when to choose between Apple's Time Machine and third-party options including online backup services.

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'SiriOS' predicted for 2020 WWDC - here's what it might be

07/19/2019, 01:07 pm

Apple should produce a "SiriOS," a report into voice recognition and digital assistants by Mangrove Capital Partners suggests, but while the firm is certain the "voice community" expects it to be revealed by 2020, there is little detail on what it could be.

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Israeli spyware claims to beat Apple's iCloud security

07/19/2019, 07:07 am

NSO Group, which previously hacked WhatsApp, is advertising that it is able to gather all of an individual's cloud-hosted data from Apple, Google, Microsoft and more, using its Pegasus malware.

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Newly discovered Bluetooth exploit tracks iOS, macOS devices

07/17/2019, 02:07 pm

Researchers have identified a flaw in the Bluetooth communication protocol that may expose iOS, macOS, and Microsoft users to device tracking.

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Apple previews 'holding hands,' other emoji updates planned for this fall

07/16/2019, 05:07 pm

Using World Emoji Day as the excuse, Apple on Tuesday previewed some of the emoji it will be adding to iOS, iPadOS, watchOS, and macOS in supporting Unicode 12.0.

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Video demonstrates Hackintosh potential, but still isn't the Mac Pro

07/16/2019, 03:07 pm

YouTube channel Linus Tech Tips has launched a project to beat Apple's modular Mac Pro by producing a hackintosh with better performance, but the otherwise impressive hardware project shouldn't really be compared to a real Mac Pro, especially in a working environment.

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Apple seeds fourth developer beta of macOS 10.15 Catalina

07/16/2019, 01:07 pm

Apple on Tuesday has issued its fourth of developer beta for macOS 10.15 Catalina, with new developer releases of iOS 13 and the others still waiting in the wings.

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Apple posts fifth macOS 10.14.6 developer beta

07/15/2019, 01:07 pm

Apple has moved on to yet another round for the current test cycle, providing developers with just one new build -- the fifth for macOS 10.14.6 -- to try out.

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