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First Mac ransomware: Am I infected?

First Mac ransomware: Am I infected?

If you want to see your files again, cough up one Bitcoin. That's the message some unwitting Mac owners faced after accidentally installing malware on their computers, with the so-called ransomware encrypting their personal data and then charging them the equivalent of around $400 to retrieve it. Dubbed KeRanger, the malware - identified this weekend - is believed to be the first of its kind spotted in the wild.

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OS X update leave your Mac’s ethernet port broken? Here’s the fix

OS X update leave your Mac’s ethernet port broken? Here’s the fix

Last week Apple released a minor patch for OS X in the form of a kernel extension update. Labeled "031-51913 Incompatible Kernel Extension Configuration Data 3.28.1," the update turned out to be bugged, leaving many Mac users without a working ethernet port. Well, at least those with Macs that still have ethernet ports. It took a little time, but Apple has acknowledged the bug offered a solution for those affected.

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Apple Photos app to see editing tools return in next iOS, OS X versions

Apple Photos app to see editing tools return in next iOS, OS X versions

Apple's annual WWDC event in June is expected to see the announcement of both iOS 10 and OS X 10.12 this year, and just like with the last few versions of the operating systems, new software and features are a sure thing. One app that is reported to be getting a modest refresh is the mobile and desktop versions of Photos, which made its debut last year as the replacement for the long-standing iPhoto software.

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Apple OS X 10.12 said to feature Siri’s Mac debut

Apple OS X 10.12 said to feature Siri’s Mac debut

It's 2016, and that means Apple is gearing up to announce this year's update to its OS X operating system for the Mac. With the last two years seeing a lot connecting and cross-over features between OS X and iOS in the form of Continuity, how could Apple build on that for another year? It seems that virtual assistant Siri is the next logical step, especially after the fact that Microsoft's Cortana has migrated to the desktop with last year's release of Windows 10.

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Adobe patches Creative Cloud bug that was deleting Mac data

Adobe patches Creative Cloud bug that was deleting Mac data

Over the weekend, a very nasty bug hit the Mac version of the Adobe Creative Cloud suite. Bugs that cause constant app crashes are annoying, and can drive a person mad after a while. However, when your software starts deleting files that you've spent minutes or even hours crafting, it's a serious issue. And that's exactly what started happening to users.

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StarTech Thunderbolt 2 docking station supports dual monitors

StarTech Thunderbolt 2 docking station supports dual monitors

The thinner laptops get the fewer ports and connectivity options they tend to have, thankfully there are docking stations out there that bring some of the connectivity many users want and need back to the party. StarTech has a new docking station that it aimed directly at laptop users with machines that have Thunderbolt 2 ports, meaning Macs. The new dock can connect to up to 12 different devices.

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Adobe Creative Cloud users on Mac beware, bug deletes user data

Adobe Creative Cloud users on Mac beware, bug deletes user data

A recent update for the Mac version of Adobe's Creative Cloud software suite has been discovered to contain a bug that results in user files being deleted without permission or warning. The problem is that after users install the 3.5.0.206 update and then log into Creative Cloud, the contents from the first alphabetically listed folder in the root directory are deleted. Users that haven't yet downloaded this update from Adobe can breathe a sigh of relief, as the company has acknowledged the issue and stopped releasing the update.

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Sparkle app updater exposes many Mac apps to hacking

Sparkle app updater exposes many Mac apps to hacking

In the age before app stores, at least on Windows PCs and Macs, people got their software directly from vendors or third party download sites. App markets, however, gave birth to the idea of a single canonical repository where people can get not only their apps but also updates for said apps. However, not every single software on the planet has jumped aboard, even on Macs. Now those developers and users maybe be given a stronger reason to do so, thanks to a gaping security hole in the Sparkle update framework recently discovered.

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Batman: Arkham Knight officially canceled on Mac and Linux

Batman: Arkham Knight officially canceled on Mac and Linux

If you were excited about playing Batman: Arkham Knight on the PC, your dreams were probably shattered long ago. The game original debuted with so many bugs that the game was actually pulled from stores. It was eventually put back up for sale late last year, but at least a few people were wondering what was going on with the Mac and Linux versions of the game.

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Apple recalls wall adapters made between 2003 and 2015

Apple recalls wall adapters made between 2003 and 2015

Last week, Microsoft issued a recall for some Surface Pro power adapters. In the time since then, Apple has been looking for a way to get the recall spotlight on themselves. In just over a week, they've managed to find a host of AC wall plugs that might break and potentially shock the user if touched.

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Apple’s 1-billion active devices figure in perspective

Apple’s 1-billion active devices figure in perspective

This afternoon, Apple announced many firsts and bests, one of the simplest being "1 Billion Active Installed Base". This number represents what Apple has recorded as "iPhone, iPad, Mac, iPod touch, Apple TV, and Apple Watch devices that have been engaged with [Apple] services within the past 90 days". That's one whole heck of a lot of devices. It doesn't account for devices that've been active offline exclusively, and it doesn't count how many Apple devices have been sold to date.

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Apple’s Q1 2016 revenue grows while Mac sales slow

Apple’s Q1 2016 revenue grows while Mac sales slow

This afternoon Apple reported their financial Q1 2016 earnings with a cool $29.3 billion in revenue in the Americas and a total of $75.9 billion worldwide. This is up 47% sequentially and up 2% year-over-year, while guidance from the company last quarter suggested they'd be "$75.5 billion and $77.5 billion" - so they're right on the money. This overarching revenue story is told by iPhone sales, primarily, and iPad, Mac, and Services revenue to a slightly lesser degree.

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