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MacBook 2016 review: Ultraportable laptop satisfies with speed gains

It's not a desktop Mac replacement. The MacBook is ideal for on-the-go use.

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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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This tool can block ransomware on Mac OS X, for now

A security researcher has created a free security tool that can detect attempts by ransomware programs to encrypt files on users' Macs and then block them before they do a lot of damage.

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Outdated Git version in OS X puts developers at risk

The OS X command line developer tools include an old version of the Git source code management system that exposes Mac users to remote code execution attacks.

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Smile updates TextExpander and switches to subscriptions

Users will pay a monthly or yearly fee to access TextExpander snippets on the Mac, iPad, iPhone, and even a beta app for Windows.

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Apple’s 5 best and 5 worst products

As Apple turns 40, here's a look back at some of the hit products that shaped an entire industry—and some that did not.

OS X turns 15: The evolution of Apple's Mac OS X through the years

Apple's desktop operating system, Mac OS X, has been the staple crop for its iMacs and MacBooks. Here we go back to where it all began in 2001.

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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Here's the Easiest Way to Get Cash for Your Old (Even Broken) Device - Deal Alert

Selling your old device will put cash in your pocket, and requires surprisingly little effort these days.

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Adobe Lightroom's new Search feature uses machine learning to ID your photos

Even if you never tag or rename your photos, Lightroom should be able to find just the one you're looking for.

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Mac ransomware KeRanger has flaws that could let users recover files

The KeRanger file-encrypting ransomware program for Mac OS X is based on Linux.Encoder and contains crypto flaws that could allow users to recover their files without paying cybercriminals.

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Apple shuts down first-ever ransomware attack against Mac users

With the help of security researchers, Apple over the weekend quickly blocked a cyberattack aimed at infecting Mac users with file-encrypting malware known as ransomware.

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Avid Pro Tools review: This studio-style software will appeal to home creators too

For professional recording engineers, Pro Tools is this industry standard, but creative types will find it surprisingly suitable—there's even a free version to get you started.

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Presonus Studio One review: Take your music production to the limit

This is one of the premiere programs for music creation, recording, and production.

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Apple just updated retired OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard for the first time since 2013

Apple on Wednesday released an update for OS X 10.6, aka Snow Leopard, an edition it last patched in September 2013.

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If you return a tech gift this Christmas, make sure you erase all your data first

Mark Hachman discovered that the open box tablet he purchased still was keyed to a prior account. Don't make the same mistake.

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Hands-on: Adobe’s new Fuse CC lets beginners take baby steps into 3D modeling

Whip up some three-dimensional people almost as easily as creating your avatar in a video game.

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