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MacOS Sierra First Impressions: What it’s Like to Use Siri on a Mac

MacOS Sierra is out now, bringing lots of new features to Apple desktop users. Back in June, we had a play with the beta version of the new operating system, which we have republished here, below. Read More >>

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The £250 HacBook Elite is an Upgradeable MacBook/Lawsuit Waiting to Happen

Behold, the HacBook Elite, a new machine that’s unlikely to be around for long. If you hadn’t guessed already, it’s essentially a MacBook that has absolutely nothing to do with Apple. Read More >>

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OS X Patched to Fill Two Big Security Holes

Apple's launched a couple of patches to its desktop software, seemingly fixing the same memory holes recently discovered in iOS. Security updates for both El Capitan and Yosemite are now live, with Apple saying they address a memory corruption issue and a validation issue that could, in the hands of a bad man in a black hooded top, be used to execute malicious code. Read More >>

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Mac BitTorrent Client Transmission Gets Infected With Malware Again

For the second time in five months, the Transmission BitTorrent client for Mac has been infected with malware. Read More >>

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A Single Text Can Give Hackers Access to Your iPhone

Last year’s Stagefright vulnerability, which could let someone control your Android phone with just a text, was a terrifying security hole that affected 95 per cent of all Android devices. It seems Apple caught a similar bug. Read More >>

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Five Reasons to Install Linux on Your Laptop

You can choose something other than MacOS or Windows 10 when it comes to an operating system for your computer. If you’re prepared to be a little more adventurous, Linux has plenty of great features that will save you time and make working a little less dull. The best part is that Live Installations allow you to try out the software before you wipe your entire hard drive. Read More >>

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How to Restore Deleted Files on Any Device

Few tech disasters can send your stomach into free fall quite like realising you’ve deleted something important from your laptop or phone, with no obvious way to bring it back. Luckily, if you find yourself scrambling to restore your deleted files, there’s still hope. Free tools and apps are widely available to help you recover your deleted data no matter what platform you’re using. Here’s what you need to know. Read More >>

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OS X is Dead, Long Live macOS (With a Little m)

As expected for about half a year, Apple has officially rebranded OS X as macOS (with a little m) at WWDC 2016. The desktop operating system is no longer the black sheep of the Apple family, and can now hang out with iOS, watchOS and tvOS without fear of being singled out as an embarrassing anomaly. Read More >>

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‘Accidental’ Pre-WWDC Apple Boo-Boo Hints at Death of OS X

With WWDC 2016 taking place next week, there are even more eyes on Apple than usual, but the company’s ensured it soaks up as much attention as possible in the build-up to the conference by, ahem, accidentally referring to ‘macOS’ instead of ‘OS X’ on its website. Read More >>

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4 Ways to Help Your Laptop Enjoy a Longer Life

If you’re shelling out hard-earned cash on a laptop, then you want to make sure you get years of service out of it. Some wear and tear (both physical and digital) is inevitable along the way, but if you take good care of your machine you can keep it running smoothly for longer—just like a well-maintained car or bicycle. Read More >>

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What We Expect From WWDC 2016: MacOS, Apple Watch 2 and More

Siri's only gone and done it, hasn't she? The digital assistant has spilled the beans about WWDC 2016, forcing Apple's PR team to actually do some work for once and confirm the details of its annual developer conference, which takes place this summer. Read More >>

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Siri Says Apple’s WWDC 2016 Begins on June 13

Siri just announced (I can’t believe I just wrote those three words) that Apple’s WWDC conference, a week-long look into the software Apple’s building for 2016 and beyond, will begin on June 13. Read More >>

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Apple Might Turn OS X Into MacOS

Before there was OS X, there was MacOS. It’s a name with a rich history and meaning, and if this slip-up in an Apple document is anything to go by, the company is heading back to its roots. Read More >>

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You Can Play PS4 Games on Your PC or Mac From Today

Sony’s rolling out its major Remote Play update today, and it will allow you to stream PS4 games to your PC or Mac, you know, when the selfish people in your life won’t give up TV rights. Your machine needs to be running Windows 8.1 or higher, or OS 10.10 or higher for you to be able to slurp up the remote loveliness. Read More >>

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New Malware Attacks When You Type a URL Wrong

Better watch where those fingers fall on the keyboard next time you type out a URL. Security researchers have discovered a new trend they’re calling typosquatting, where browsers are attacked after web addresses are mis-typed. Read More >>