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Rumor: new Mac Mini coming in October

Rumor: new Mac Mini coming in October

Apple’s Mac Mini may be seeing an update this fall, according to sources. An expected October event, at which Apple is believed to introduce new Mac hardware an iPads, may end up rolling in a new Mini as well. The little Mac device some have written off may be coming back in a big way.

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Bash bug affects OS X, Linux: “worse than Heartbleed”

Bash bug affects OS X, Linux: “worse than Heartbleed”

The Bash Bug - also going by the nickname "Shellshock" - has been discovered this week and identified as a serious threat to computers of all kinds around the world. The vulnerability exists inside Bash, an element inside operating systems like Mac OS X, Linux, and Unix.

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Apple adds Marc Newson to Jony Ive’s design team

Apple adds Marc Newson to Jony Ive’s design team

Apple has added Marc Newson to its team, with the industrial designer set to work with long-time friend Jony Ive on new products. The pair have already collaborated, cooking up a one-off red anodized Mac Pro late last year to raise money for Product (RED).

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Phorce Pro: the world’s first “smart bag”

Phorce Pro: the world’s first “smart bag”

There’s a "Smart" for every kind of piece of equipment you own these days - why not a smart bag? Phorce Pro suggests that they’re the first to this market, bringing a bag that tells you how much battery life it’s carrying. The battery it carries also powers your devices - up to three of them at once.

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Chrome Beta updates: profile switching, 64-bit on Mac

Chrome Beta updates: profile switching, 64-bit on Mac

Google's Chrome team is on a roll this week. Just after rolling out the stable version of 64-bit Chrome for Windows, they are doing the same for Mac users, though this time still in Beta form. But beta users, on Mac or otherwise, are all in a for treat as Google announced a new "Guest Mode" feature for the browser.

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Mario Kart indie crossover ready for Windows, Mac, OUYA

Mario Kart indie crossover ready for Windows, Mac, OUYA

There’s a game out there called Super World Karts, one made in the "16-bit era" of games, ready to roll with an "indie" cast of characters in Steam Greenlight mode. Of course there’s also a Kickstarter. And of course it works for Windows, OS X, and OUYA - with more platforms on the way.

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Elementary OS released to Public Beta for your Mac or PC

Elementary OS released to Public Beta for your Mac or PC

Those of you that enjoy changing the theme for your smartphone on a daily basis will appreciate what the folks behind Elementary OS are trying to do. They’re not trying to be your "Monday" theme, but your next operating system - and they’re trying to do it with Linux tied to an aesthetic that’s a cross between Chrome OS and Apple’s OS X.

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Apple Beats buy final: compared to birth of iPhone

Apple Beats buy final: compared to birth of iPhone

It would appear that Apple’s acquisition of Beats by Dre, aka Beats Electronics, aka Beats Music, has been finalized. With it comes a message from Beats, likely written by a top wordsmith from Apple. It sounds that way, anyway, bringing on words that deem Beats headphones worthy of sitting alongside the iPod, iPad, and iPhone as Apple’s key "instruments."

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No Apple TV set this year

No Apple TV set this year

This week it’s been tipped that Apple’s media content parters - or prospective parters - for the Apple TV are "dragging their heels." This means no Apple TV release inside of the year 2014, and it means the Apple TV box that’s already on the market will stay there.

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OneNote just got the big Apple update it needed

OneNote just got the big Apple update it needed

Microsoft may be pushing Windows and Windows Phone hard, but that hasn't stopped it from polishing up its apps for Apple's platforms, with OneNote latest to get new features. The Mac, iPad, and iPhone apps have all been tweaked, with four new features including the ability to better secure digital notes, and to attach documents to them.

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New Retina Macbook Pros get SSD benchmark, teardown

New Retina Macbook Pros get SSD benchmark, teardown

Apple's newly launched Retina Macbook Pros have already been put through the paces -- at least, their SSDs have been. The folks at OWC got a hold of both the 13-inch and 15-inch models and benchmarked the drives, as well as giving them a minor teardown to reveal what's inside.

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Mac sales and the PC decline

Mac sales and the PC decline

PC sales have been on a steady decline, and the reasons for which have largely been attributed to increased adoption of tablets and ever-larger smartphones. Both IDC and Gartner have shown largely similar numbers in terms of PC sales, and Gartner has recently shown a blip of health in PC growth, but Asymco's Horace Dediu has pointed out that uncoupling Mac shipments from non-Mac PC shipments hints at a bigger story.

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