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Is Apple's OS X security honeymoon ending?

Apple scored unforgettable hits against Microsoft with its Mac vs. PC ads, which anthropomorphized Windows as a sneezing, miserable office worker.

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Microsoft gets an earful as Office for Mac 2016 users amp ire over crashes

Users of Microsoft's Office for Mac 2016 who upgraded to OS X 10.11, aka El Capitan, have become increasingly frustrated by repeated crashes of the Office apps.

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Microsoft acknowledges Office 2016-OS X El Capitan crashes but lacks ETA for fix

Microsoft has acknowledged that Office for Mac 2016 users are encountering frequent crashes and implied that it's working on a fix, but offered no timetable for when it will be delivered.

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Office 2016 for Mac users plagued by crashes after upgrading to OS X El Capitan

After Apple released the new OS X El Capitan on Wednesday, users streamed to a Microsoft support discussion forum to report that Office 2016 for Mac regularly crashed, crippling their productivity.


McAfee adds multi-factor authentication and cross-device support to all its 2016 antivirus security suites

The revamped McAfee lineup includes LiveSafe, AntiVirus Plus, Internet Security, and Total Protection.

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Intuit puts venerable Quicken up on the block

Intuit plans to sell its Quicken unit, the group that creates the personal finance software that made the company famous.

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Parallels Desktop 11 lets Mac users say 'Hey Cortana'

Parallels Desktop 11 launched late Tuesday, with support for the latest desktop operating systems, along with new marquee features like the ability to run.


Italian teen finds two zero-day vulnerabilities in Apple's OS X

The exploit he developed yields root access

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Macs can be remotely infected with firmware malware that remains after reformatting

Researchers created Thunderstrike 2 firmware malware that could remotely infect Apple computers and remain even if a user were to wipe the hard drive and reinstall OS X.


5 things Apple is doing to please developers

Version 2.0 of Swift and upgraded frameworks for Watch apps are on the way

WWDC 2015: The top 3 biggest reveals

Siri gets smarter. Apple Watch gets much more useful. And is Apple Music poised to kill other streaming music services by offering every feature imaginable?

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Apple frees casual iOS developers of membership requirement

Pro developers only have to pay $99 a year to develop for OS X, iOS and Apple Watch

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Apple vulnerability could allow firmware modifications in older Macs, researcher says

Older Apple systems unlock the firmware after a computer goes to sleep

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Adobe Photoshop Lightroom CC 2015 review: New features and major performance gains

Adobe's photo organizer makes easy work of HDR and panoramas, recognizes faces, and takes better advantage of your computer's GPU.

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Apple announces WWDC 2015 dates: Mark your calendars for June 8-12

Apple invites developers to "learn about the future of iOS and OS X" at annual conference.


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How to solve the five biggest Messages and FaceTime annoyances

Apple’s messaging system works brilliantly—most of the time. Here are some simple fixes for five common problems.