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Appleā€™s new macOS Sierra fixes over 60 security flaws

Aside from new and interesting features, macOS Sierra 10.12 has a large number of important security fixes.

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Microsoft PowerShell goes open source, lands on Linux and Mac

Sysadmins, rejoice: PowerShell is coming to Linux. Microsoft announced Thursday that its automation and scripting system is breaking out of the confines of Windows and going open source.

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Apple announces invitation-only bug bounty program at Black Hat conference

The company had lagged behind competitors in providing financial incentives to report exploits to it.

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New Mac backdoor program steals keychain contents

Researchers have identified a new Mac backdoor program that's designed to steal credentials stored in the OS encrypted keychain and give attackers control over the system.

New Tor-powered backdoor malware targets Macs

Security researchers have found a new backdoor program that allows attackers to hijack Mac systems and control them over the Tor network.

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Dropbox enhances its productivity tools across the board

Dropbox just dumped a ton of new productivity features on users of its file storage and collaboration service that are all aimed at making it easier for people to get work done within its applications.


Safari 10 will turn off Flash by default when it ships with macOS Sierra

Apple is driving another nail in the coffin of Adobe Flash by no longer telling websites that offer both Flash and HTML5 that the plug-in is installed on users' Macs.

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The top 5 productivity improvements from Apple's WWDC

Apple held its big Worldwide Developers Conference keynote Monday morning, and it announced a metric ton of new features. Here are the top 5 most important ones for business and enterprise users.

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Everything Apple announced at WWDC 2016 and when you can get it

The Worldwide Developers Conference keynote was two hours long. You may have missed a few things.

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Apple reveals macOS Sierra with Siri, Apple Pay, and other new features

In addition to a changed name, macOS Sierra boasts several new features, which Apple showcased during its WWDC keynote.

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Apple Pay comes to the web

Apple users are now able to use the Apple Pay service for online purchases.

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Slack could host your next conference call

Get ready to start fielding voice calls in Slack. The company announced Tuesday that all users of its popular chat app will be able to ring their teammates with a couple of clicks.

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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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Mac sales fall 12 percent in second-biggest downturn since '07

Apple sold 4 million Macs in the March quarter, a 12 percent decline from the same period a year ago and a larger contraction than for the PC business as a whole.

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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.