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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.

Apple iPhones, Mac computers targets of harmful malware threat

Apple products including iPhones and popular Mac personal computers are being targeted perhaps by the most serious malware threat to those devices yet.

Shellshock computer virus detected

A serious computer bug that could affect hundreds of millions of computers, servers and devices has been discovered. The main devices at risk are those that run Linux systems and Apple's Mac operating system.

Apple most likely working on wireless charging for peripherals

Wireless charging hasn't taken off with tremendous popularity. Well, not yet anyways, but the race to go wireless will be on very soon.

Apple's 2014 MacBook Pro line gets specifications updates

Leaked images supposedly coming out of an Apple store in China shows updates for specifications and prices for the 13-inch and 15-inch models of Apple's MacBook Pro lineup.

New rumors claim a curved iPhone 6 with rounded edges

There's new talk surrounding the actual look of the iPhone 6. It has already been established that the iPhone 6 will most likely feature a bigger screen, thinner body, and hardware upgrades. It looks those talks are changing.

Op-Ed: Photography and music was the star at iMac Expo in San Francisco Special

San Francisco - For three days this past March, Apple Computer held its annual Macworld, iWorld (everything iMac) Expo in San Francisco from March 27 to 29, at Moscone Center, North.

Apple abandons Snow Leopard, leaves 1 in 5 Macs vulnerable

Apple has left Snow Leopard in the dust, announcing that it will no longer offer security updates for the four-and-a-half-year-old operating system.

Op-Ed: Apple Mac turns thirty

The Macintosh computer (nowadays the 'Apple Mac') has turned 30. To mark this landmark, Apple has put online an interesting series of images charting the evolution of the iconic brand.

The Pirate Bay launches PirateBrowser to bypass censorship

The Pirate Bay recently celebrated their 10th anniversary. The infamous peer-to-peer torrent tracking site posted on their blog that they did not think they would make it this far, but they did.

Mac port of 'BioShock: Infinite' will be released on August 29

Aspyr Games has finally announced that the Mac port of 'BioShock: Infinite' is set to be released on August 29 via Steam and App Store.

Apple 'iWatch' trademark spree hits Mexico, Taiwan, and more

The smart watch concept has been rumored for quite some time and several small start up companies have been designing these concept devices.

Apple's next-generation devices may include a fingerprint scanner

The delay of the iPhone 5S could be explained with what Apple has in store for us next. With no iPhone 5S announcement at the WWDC, it looks like Apple has good intentions with something big planned.

Review: Max Payne returns to the Mac after a decade Special

Its been almost a decade since Mac gamers took on the role of Max Payne and waged a bloody vendetta against organized crime. Now one of gaming's greatest tragic heroes has returned.

Apple iPhone and iPad sales rocket while Mac sales drop in Q1

Apple has today released its financial results for the first quarter, 2013, showing its mobile iOS division has rocketed in sales while Mac sales have fallen.

Ever wanted to create an App? Here are three ways you can

In this age of ever growing entrepreneurship, one of the most popular and lucrative businesses is that of mobile applications, a business that will most likely increase in wealth due to the newest releases by Apple.
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