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How IT should prep for Apple's public OS betas

With the arrival of Apple's public betas of iOS 11 and macOS High Sierra, users will be downloading unfinished software to their computers and iDevices. Is your IT shop ready for the aftermath?

Did you know? Mac Office 2011 support conks out on Oct. 10

Companies with employees running Office for Mac 2011 have until Oct. 10 to replace the suite's applications with those from Office for Mac 2016.

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Apple’s Xcode 9 beta previews blockbuster improvements

A new editor, a new build system, new Swift language capabilities, and wireless debugging are just the start

Core ML brings machine learning to Apple developers

Apple's Core ML frameworks provide a standardized -- if limited -- way to embed machine learning into Mac and iOS apps

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Apple squelches commitment critics with new iMacs

Apple's refreshed iMac desktops, including an upcoming $5,000 iMac Pro workstation, are aimed at critics who've questioned the company's commitment to enterprise users.

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Apple simplifies Windows 10 installs with support for Creators Update

Apple updated macOS Sierra to more easily allow users to install the latest version of Windows 10 on their Macs.

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Supply chain attack hits Mac users of HandBrake video converter app

Hackers compromised a download server for HandBrake, a popular open-source program for converting video files, and used it to distribute a macOS version of the application that contained malware.

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10 Unix commands every Mac and Linux user should know

Get started with Bash, Unix pipes, directory navigation, sudo, Nano, and other command-line essentials

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Snake cyberespionage malware is ready to bite Mac users

A sophisticated Russian cyberespionage group is readying attacks against Mac users and has recently ported its Windows backdoor program to macOS.

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Homebrew MacOS package manager gets easier to use

Homebrew 1.2.0 deprecates a number of repositories to improve ease of use and software quality

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Stealthy Mac malware spies on encrypted browser traffic

A new malware program that targets macOS users is capable of spying on encrypted browser traffic and stealing sensitive information.

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Apple breaks with secrecy to rebut negative narrative

Apple this week renounced its usual secrecy about future products to counter questions about its commitment to the Mac.

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F-Secure buys Little Flocker to combat macOS ransomware

Endpoint security vendor F-Secure has acquired a behavior-based security application for macOS called Little Flocker that was developed by an independent researcher.

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Apple upgrades Mac Pro, says ‘sorry’ to pro users (Updated)

“We wanna figure out how to better communicate with pros,” says Phil Schiller

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Newly leaked documents show low-level CIA Mac and iPhone hacks

The U.S. CIA has had tools to infect Apple Mac computers by connecting malicious Thunderbolt Ethernet adapters to them since 2012, according to new documents purported to be from the agency and published by WikiLeaks.

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iPhone, Mac owners: How to stymie hackers extorting Apple, threatening to wipe devices

Hackers claiming to have hundreds of millions of iCloud credentials have threatened to wipe date from iPhones, iPads and Macs.

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Pwn2Own hacking contest ends with two virtual machine escapes

Two teams of researchers managed to win the biggest bounties at this year's Pwn2Own hacking contest by escaping from the VMware Workstation virtual machine and executing code on the host operating system.

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Apple forfeits teachers' pet rep as U.S. share sinks

Apple again lost ground last year in the U.S. K-12 market, as Google continued to make gains with its Chrome OS.

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