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Apple confirms 'really bad' bug that lets anyone access your Mac

Apple's confirmed that it's rushing to prepare a fix for a critical issue found in its latest macOS High Sierra update. A bug in the operating system's authentication code allows anyone to log in as an administrator by typing a blank password.

Microsoft makes it easier for businesses to use Macs at work

Microsoft has announced a partnership with Apple device management provider Jamf. The collaboration will make it easier for businesses to use Macs in conjunction with Microsoft services. It's part of Microsoft's aim to enable enterprise interoperability.

macOS High Sierra sets the stage for VR and AI on the Mac

Apple has launched macOS High Sierra, the latest version of the company's desktop operating system. This year's release largely focuses on forward-thinking under-the-hood changes. There are also a few tweaks to popular apps and features.

Almost a quarter of Windows users would switch to a Mac: survey

A new survey of U.S. computer customers has found that Apple continues to enjoy strong brand loyalty with its followers. 21 percent of respondents currently using a Windows machine said they'd like to switch to Mac.

Researchers warn Mac computer users to watch for new ransomware

Security researchers have warned that two dangerous new strains of malware have been spotted online, including a ransomware attack. It specifically targets Apple Mac computers, making it one of very few campaigns to stray away from Windows.

Apple launches new faster iMacs, updates MacBook Pro

Apple has launched a new upgraded iMac family that includes expanded availability of 4K displays and more power across the board. The company added to the release a set of major hardware upgrades for MacBook and MacBook Pro laptops.

Apple's macOS 'High Sierra' update focuses on the future

Apple has officially announced macOS High Sierra, the next version of its desktop operating system that'll be available on Mac PCs later this year. The company has refined existing apps and introduced new forward-looking technologies.

The MacBook Air is now one of the thickest laptops Apple sells

In January 2008, Apple CEO Steve Jobs unveiled the very first MacBook Air, a three-pound laptop it was proud to proclaim "the world's thinnest notebook."

Windows 10 is four times more popular than Mac, says Apple

Microsoft is continuing to dominate the PC operating system market, seeing four times as many sales as Mac-based devices. The figures come from an unusual source: Apple. The company revealed the data while discussing its plans for future Mac products.

One of the oldest kinds of Windows malware is now targeting Macs

There's a longstanding myth that Mac computers don't get viruses — or, at the very least, malware makers don't target Macs as much as they do Windows.

The 'I'm a Mac' guy now advertises Android phones

Actor Justin Long, known for his role in Apple's "Get a Mac" ad campaign, has signed a new contract with Huawei to film a series of commercials for its Android smartphones. In the videos, Long alludes to his former work for Apple.

Shazam forced to backtrack over always-on Mac mic concerns

Shazam's Mac app never turns the microphone off, according to a security researcher who studied the program. While Shazam doesn't process audio while in the background, its lack of warning to users has caused a privacy scare. The app will be updated.

Op-Ed: Does Apple still care for Mac? Insights on Mac's upcoming future

2016 was quite a bad year for Mac users, and many keep asking if Apple still cares about the underwhelming future of what now seems to be a second-rate product.

Hackers can access your iPhone by sending an image in a text

Apple customers are being urged to update their devices after the discovery of a major vulnerability. Attackers could access an iPhone or Mac by sending a specially crafted text message. The method is similar to last year's 'Stagefright' Android bug.

Apple brings Siri to the Mac with first version of renamed macOS

Confirming previous rumours, Apple has rebranded its Mac OS X desktop operating system macOS. The first release of the renamed platform includes several notable new features for Mac users, including the arrival of Siri on desktop systems.

Apple recycled $40 million worth of gold last year

Apple has announced it recycled over a ton of gold last year, or $40 million worth of the metal. Devices like smartphones contain relatively high amounts of gold as it is very electrically conductive and doesn't corrode easily, ideal for circuits.

Mac users targeted in first known ransomware attack

The first known case of ransomware designed to attack Apple Mac computers has been reported by a security form. The malware form is popular among Windows-based hackers and encrypts the user's files before demanding a ransom.

Oculus founder explains why Macs can't do virtual reality

Mac users won't be able to run Oculus Rift when the long-awaited virtual reality headset starts shipping later this month.

Apple announces recall of potentially faulty USB-C cables

Apple has announced it will be replacing USB-C cables supplied with its MacBook laptops that may be defective. The cables can break and stop working correctly due to a "design issue."

Apple recalls dangerous power adapters sold worldwide for years

Apple has announced a voluntary recall of some international AC power adapters shipped with its Mac and iPad computers between 2003 and 2015. The company says the adapters can fail and cause an electric shock.

Apple rushes to patch Safari bug preventing people from searching

Apple has acted quickly to fix a bug in its Safari web browser for iOS and Mac OS X that caused it to crash instantly every time a search was made from the web browser. Reports of the crashes were widespread earlier today.

Survey: Macs to replace PC in enterprise at 'unprecdented' rate

A survey of more than 500 IT pros, managers and executives says Macs will likely take a big bite out of PC market share in the enterprise space in the next three years.

Tim Cook: Microsoft's Surface Book 'sort of deluded'

On the day when iPad Pro pre-orders go live, Apple CEO Tim Cook has taken a not-so subtle shot at rival Microsoft, describing its popular new Surface Book laptop as a "deluded" device that "tries too hard."

Anybody can now download and run iOS 9 on their iPhone

For the first time ever, Apple has opened up to the idea of members of the public being able to try out pre-release versions of its software. From today, anybody is able to download and install iOS 9 or OS X El Capitan on their iPad, iPhone or Mac.

Apple starts free replacement program for iMac 3TB hard drives

Apple has launched a replacement program for defective 3TB hard drives used in its flagship 27-inch iMacs for the 2013 season. The offer is being made across the world as Apple has found that the hard drives can fail under specific circumstances.

Apple unveils 'El Capitan': the next Mac OS X

Apple has announced an iterative update to Mac OS X at its worldwide developers conference in San Francisco today. The emphasis is on refining and improving things, borrowing some features from Windows to add more productivity and a cleaner interface.

Apple online services knocked offline in many countries worldwide

Many Apple services are currently experiencing severe outages around the world according to several social media reports. Although Apple denies that anything is wrong, the iOS and Mac App Stores will not load and iCloud logins fail.

Snowden documents reveal extent of CIA hacking of Apple security

Documents released by Edward Snowden have shown that the CIA has spent almost a decade trying to break through the security around Apple devices so that they could secretly plant malware onto the devices and monitor users.

The Retail Digest aims to be ‘the front page of retail’

Cloud-based retail software platform Vend has launched The Retail Digest, the first retail news and information resource, where top 100 industry experts curate insightful and actionable content to help retailers’ businesses thrive.

Apple 1 sells for $365,000

New York - A fully operational Apple 1 computer has been sold at auction for $365,000. The computer was sold at auction house Christie's in New York.
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