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BitTorrent client is found distributing Mac-based malware

A popular BitTorrent client called Transmission has again been found distributing Mac-based malware, months after it was used to spread a strand of ransomware.

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It’s no secret that Windows, Mac, and Linux are the three major operating systems dominating the market today—and that their incompatibility often creates issues for users. For the inevitable moments when you need to use a Windows app...

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Feds shut down tech support scammers, freeze assets

Federal authorities have shut down several alleged tech support scammers working out of Florida, Iowa, Nevada and Canada, freezing their assets and seizing control of their businesses.

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Apple updates OS X El Capitan with final non-security fixes

Apple today updated OS X El Capitan, likely for the last time other than for security patches.

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Mingis on Tech: All about Sierra, Siri -- and Pokemon Go

With the macOS Sierra public beta out, it's time for a closer look at Apple's newest OS. But our tech trio -- Executive News Editor Ken Mingis, Apple guru Michael deAgonia and Multimedia Editor Keith Shaw -- can't avoid the Pokemon in...

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New Tor-powered backdoor program targets Macs

Security researchers have found a new backdoor program that allows attackers to hijack Mac systems and control them over the Tor network.

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Mingis on Tech: Thoughts and musings on WWDC 2016

With the WWDC keynote over, Executive News Editor Ken Mingis, Computerworld Editor-in-Chief Scott Finnie and MultiMedia Editor Keith Shaw chew over the highlights of what Apple execs unveiled.

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Apple just erased the borders between its devices at WWDC

Siri is coming to the desktop, Apple Pay will work in Safari, and you can easily copy text and share it between your Mac and iPhone — that’s just some of the news Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference in San Francisco Monday.

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Add accents, symbols and more with Alt codes for special characters

Pressing the Alt key and a number code gives you access to hundreds of special characters from currency to copyright symbols, to linguistic characters and tiny graphics like snowmen and smiley faces. Here's how they work.

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PCWorld Show Episode 15: Dell XPS 15 vs MacBook Pro 13

Is it unfair to put a quad-core PC against a dual-core Mac?

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PCWorld Show Episode 15: Phone-cam shoot-out, laptop fight, and Burning Man for the 1 percent

Jon, Flo, and Gordon talk iPhone 6s vs. Galaxy S7 cameras, MacBook Pro vs. XPS 15, and if it's right to have a fully catered Burning Man without dirty hippies.

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Apple reports first drop in iPhone shipments

For the first time since it launched, shipments of the iPhone dropped year-on-year and pushed Apple revenue and profit down.

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2016 MacBook review: Portable performance

For a lot of people, the MacBook is the ideal laptop. It’s light, small, easy to carry, and offers good performance for productivity software.

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Apple's March 21 event: Here's what really mattered

The iPhone SE and 9.7-inch iPad Pro were the quiet headliners of a low-key event.

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FBI, keep out! How to encrypt everything

Encryption is a vital self-defense tool, so here's how to enable it on all your devices and computers running the major OSes

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Review: 7 data recovery tools for every data disaster

From resurrecting lost photos to recovering RAID arrays, these utilities can bring your data back from the dead

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Apple in 2015: The good, the bad, and the ugly

The world's biggest tech company had an equally huge year, from major wins like the iPhone 6s and Apple TV to head-scratchers like the iPad Pro and a secret car.

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