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FBI-themed ransomware now affecting OS X users

FBI-themed ransomware now affecting OS X users

Everyone has had to deal with malware of some sort at one point or another, with some being unlucky enough to come across the FBI-themed "ransomware" variety that presents itself as being a government threat of criminal charges should one refuse to pay a fine. This kind of malware has typically been the domain of Windows users, but has made its way to OS X.

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Apple WWDC 2013 developer session videos released in full [Updated]

Apple WWDC 2013 developer session videos released in full [Updated]

Apple's WWDC 2013 developer session videos have turned up on YouTube, giving an insider insight into what's due in iOS 7 and OS X Mavericks later this year. The footage - nearly 100 videos including covering the changes in AirPrint, how best to make use of iAd, and how OS X push notifications will work - offers non-developers a glimpse of the goodies that registered iOS/OS X developers have had access to for some time.

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MacBook Pro reboot appears in benchmarks for 13 and 15-inch iterations

MacBook Pro reboot appears in benchmarks for 13 and 15-inch iterations

Those of you waiting for the next-generation MacBook Pro line will do well to keep eyes tuned to the benchmark world this week where two new models have appeared with GeekBench, a 15-inch reboot popping up today. This set of new devices do not yet have one whole heck of a lot of details attached to them as such, but what we can see is telling. Both devices, for instance, work with a custom build of Apple's newest desktop operating system OS X Mavericks.

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OS X Mavericks Preview

OS X Mavericks Preview

Apple promised us a software-rich WWDC this year, and the company delivered. While iOS 7 looks set to be the biggest change in the company's mobile offering since the original iPhone, OS X Mavericks teased the latest refinements to Apple's desktop platform. Not so flashy as iOS 7, perhaps, or as sweeping in its changes, but no less important as Apple continues to join together the dots between its platforms. Mavericks is still a work-in-progress, but Apple provided us with a recent build of the new OS X to get to grips with the highlights - and pick out the key changes - ahead of its full release this fall. Already, there are signs that Mavericks will be another must-have OS X upgrade; read on as we get to grips with the new heart of Mac.

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Mac Pro rack servers make lego-like array with MacStadium

Mac Pro rack servers make lego-like array with MacStadium

The folks at MacStadium have officially made public their intent to bring the 2013 edition of the Mac Pro into the server fold. This means you'll see arrays like what they've presented in the hero image of this article complete with the side-standing airflow they're implying might be best. The first setup suggested by the company here well before the Mac Pro's newest edition is made available is a 270 Mac Pro server rack.

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Mac Pro 2013 USA assembly tipped for Fort Worth

Mac Pro 2013 USA assembly tipped for Fort Worth

Down in Texas this year, it would appear that more than just Motorola will be pushing a hero product through a Fort Worth production facility. Puzzle pieces were put together soon after it was announced that the 2013 iteration of the Mac Pro would be assembled in the United States - could it be that Tim Cook's chat with the US Senate let it be known where Apple would be putting this machine together? It's down in Flextronics' relatively new facilities with Alliance that we're looking at today.

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WWDC 2013 software wrap-up: iOS 7 and OS X Mavericks lead the way

WWDC 2013 software wrap-up: iOS 7 and OS X Mavericks lead the way

This year's WWDC keynote revealed both the next generation in Apple's mobile operating system and their change of name re-track of their desktop-based OS X. With iOS 7, Jony Ive's look and feel are rather apparent with a top-to-bottom adjustment to the operating system along with some pointed connections to the desktop side of things. Apple's update to OS X, on the other hand, sees a slightly less drastic adjustment happening: and no, that's not OS X Sea Lion, it's more of a wave sort of situation.

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WWDC 2013 keynote video available for replay: OS X Mavericks, iOS 7 on tap [UPDATE]

WWDC 2013 keynote video available for replay: OS X Mavericks, iOS 7 on tap [UPDATE]

Less than an hour after its completion, Apple has delivered the entirety of its 2013 WWDC keynote address in video form, available for the replay for all those who didn't watch in the first place. This presentation includes the introduction of OS X Mavericks (aka OS X 10.9) to the public along with iOS 7, a significant redesign in the way Apple's mobile operating system looks and functions.

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Mac Pro will be “assembled here in the USA”

Mac Pro will be “assembled here in the USA”

Apple's WWDC 2013 developers conference has revealed a new iteration of their Mac Pro machine, taking on a tube-like appearance and coming in as what very well may be Apple's first fully-USA-manufactured machine. Apple's word thus far is that this next-generation Mac Pro will be "assembled here in the USA", which could mean that it'll be manufactured in part internationally.

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