Apple has become a leading consumer electronics company by reinventing the smartphone with the iPhone as well as the MP3 player with the iPod. Now Apple is looking to revolutionize computing with the iPad. And of course there's the Mac. Simply put, the company is firing on all cylinders.
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Things change drastically in April 2014, when Microsoft finally ends support for the much beloved Windows XP. It's time to convert to Windows 8 or Windows 7 or Mac or Linux or BYOD. And time is running out.
Let's take a look at this new king of Macs and see what makes it tick.
Apple's Mac Pro is a juggernaut with an interesting design and impressive tech specs. The price tag, however, may give some aspiring creative pros pause.
One thing Apple is doing right — partly — is the password manager functionality built into Keychain in iOS 7 and Mavericks. Nobody does it completely right, and right now it's probably impossible to do so. But there is a way to make it all work.
Misleading customers with limited refunds and warranties as well as refusing to help with non-Apple products are some of the concerns that prompted the ACCC to conduct an investigation into Apple's practices.
Following Apple and Microsoft (and soon Google), retail stores seem like the likely next step for Samsung.
Obviously, the "Royal Baby" was in there too.
Opera has rolled out a new version Coast, its tab-less, URL bar-free browser for the iPad.
Apple's Mavericks 10.9.1 delivers further improvements to its Mail client for Gmail users and some important security fixes for flaws in Safari.
OfficeMax is offering 20 percent off the venerable gift cards that are good for apps, books, music and movies. This is the best price of the year.
Asteroid is a Bitcoin and Litecoin mining client for OS X that uses cgminer and a full suite of OS X technologies. While Bitcoin isn't cost-effective to mine without expensive hardware, Litecoin is easily to mine on your Mac. Here's how.
Is there an Apple user on your gift list? Here's a short list of useful, unusual, and yet practical hardware accessories for Macintosh and iOS devices.
Bitcoin has been in the news a ton and it's possible to mine it on your Mac. But unless you purchase dedicated mining hardware (which is expensive) Bitcoin mining isn't cost-effective. A better choice is Litecoin.
[UPDATE] Kaspersky research shows that Safari, in saving a session for reopening later, stores session information in plain text. This includes usernames and passwords. This problem was fixed in Safari 6.1 and only affects earlier versions.
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