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Back to School Shopping Guide: The best Apple gear and accessories for campus living

Back to School Shopping Guide: The best Apple gear and accessories for campus living
You may be in denial that summer is over, but the calendar on the wall doesn’t lie. In the coming weeks, students in the US and other countries worldwide will begin a new school year. No matter what your grade level is or which institution you attend, your return back to the classroom is a good reason to expand your arsenal of technology tools and ensure that you have all the gadgets that you need to make your academic year successful.

Microsoft Cortana comes to OS X before Siri with Parallels 11

Microsoft Cortana comes to OS X before Siri with Parallels 11

Microsoft Cortana is now available on your Mac — long before Siri — thanks to the latest Parallels 11 update, which lets you run Windows 10 and Windows applications on your Mac alongside existing OS X software.

Two zero-day vulnerabilities discovered by Italian teen that can give hackers remote access to your Mac

Two zero-day vulnerabilities discovered by Italian teen that can give hackers remote access to your Mac

Two newly-discovered zero-day vulnerabilities in OS X, discovered by 18-year-old Italian Luca Todesco, could give hackers remote access to your Mac. The find comes just days after Apple issued an update to patch a local privilege escalation vulnerability.

Password protect individual apps on Mac OS X

Password protect individual apps on Mac OS X

Creating a passcode for individual applications should be a built-in feature for all devices. Jailbreakers and Android users are probably aware of tweaks and applications that may do this for your mobile device. But what about your Mac? Well, using Mac App Blocker you can password protect individual applications, with an added security ingrained in the software.

Microsoft introduces new Remote Desktop Beta app for Mac

Microsoft introduces new Remote Desktop Beta app for Mac

Microsoft has introduced a new Remote Desktop app for Mac that’s now available to test in beta form. The update brings a brand new user interface and new features, and you can try it out and submit your feedback today.

How to find Wi-Fi Network passwords on your Mac

How to find Wi-Fi Network passwords on your Mac

Your password is the virtual key used to lock and unlock your computer, bank account, Facebook login, or Wi-Fi network. With so many passwords floating around in your head it’s pretty commonplace to forget which one is which. Apple designed iCloud Keychain to make accessing all of your passwords across all of your devices pretty easy. But you can access your Wi-Fi passwords just using Terminal as well.

Apple vows to fix Thunderstrike 2 exploit in Macs ‘as soon as possible’

Apple vows to fix Thunderstrike 2 exploit in Macs ‘as soon as possible’

Apple has vowed to eliminate the Thunderstrike 2 exploit in Macs “as soon as possible,” according to The GuardianThe promise comes just days after the firmware worm was first made public by a team of security researchers at LegbaCorp.

How to disable the Flash plugin in Chrome

How to disable the Flash plugin in Chrome

It’s a pretty well-known fact that Steve Jobs wasn’t the biggest fan of Adobe Flash. He explains his reasoning at length, and it is for these reasons that Safari doesn’t come with Flash already enabled, nor do iPhones, iPads, or iPods natively support Flash. With its ongoing and recent security issues it may be time for everyone to rethink their acceptance of Adobe Flash. For Mac owners that use Google Chrome instead of Safari as their primary browser, you can disable Flash as well.

Analyst: Apple to launch new iMacs with faster processors, improved displays this quarter

Analyst: Apple to launch new iMacs with faster processors, improved displays this quarter

Apple will refresh its iMac lineup with faster processors and improved displays this quarter, according to a new report from reliable KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo. The new models are expected to bring great color saturation using an LED phosphor material called “KSF.”

New study confirms Google Chrome is a MacBook battery killer

New study confirms Google Chrome is a MacBook battery killer

Google Chrome may offer more features than Safari, and is the best option for those who use multiple platforms. But it should be avoided if you use a notebook and rely on good battery life. A new study has confirmed that Google’s browser drains more of your MacBook’s energy than its rivals.