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Pre-2014 Macs vulnerable to firmware modification

Pre-2014 Macs vulnerable to firmware modification

Older Macs are vulnerable to a newly-discovered flaw that could allow attackers to install hard-to-remove malware, one security researcher has found. The flaw allows Apple’s UEFI (unified extensible firmware interface) to be modified and has been described as “dangerous.”

IBM will allow employees to choose a Mac for the first time

IBM will allow employees to choose a Mac for the first time

IBM has announced plans to provide around 50,000 employees with a Mac by the end of 2015, making it the world’s biggest Mac-supporting company. 15,000 employees are already using Macs they have purchased themselves, but IBM will be deploying them under its new scheme.

Hide your cluttered Mac desktop with a click

Hide your cluttered Mac desktop with a click

My Mac desktop is usually cluttered with documents, downloads, and photo thumbnails. Not only does this make it hard to find exactly what I am looking for, but it also looks like crap. Moreover, everyone can see what’s on your desktop, and sometimes that may not be the most ideal of circumstances. If you want to quickly hide your desktop or avoid its cluttered appearance, Shade is a great solution. 

8 limited-edition Apple products you won’t find anywhere

8 limited-edition Apple products you won’t find anywhere

If you think the Apple Watch is difficult to get hold of, you should try obtaining a limited-edition Apple product from the past. They’re almost impossible to find, and those that do pop up inevitably sell for a fortune. Here are 7 limited-edition Apple products that you’ll probably never own.

How to stop Photos from creating duplicate files in Mac OS X

How to stop Photos from creating duplicate files in Mac OS X

Apple said goodbye to iPhoto and replaced it with the aptly named Photos app for OS X Yosemite. The new app does all the things that iPhoto did, but with a new interface and some new features. If you use your computer to store and manage your images, the Photos app will make a copy of anything you import, making finding those items extremely easy. However, in some cases, this means that there will be a duplicate version of the same image on your computer (the original and the copied Photos app image). If you are really particular about your photo management and want to disable this feature I’ll show you how.

How to run Windows 10 on Mac for free with VirtualBox for OS X

How to run Windows 10 on Mac for free with VirtualBox for OS X

I haven’t used a Windows PC, willingly, for a few years. Windows 8 is one of the most frustrating operating systems I have come across. However, there is an occasion or two where having Windows would be beneficial. Mac users that may need Windows can install Windows 10 on their devices right now — for free.

How to tile windows on your Mac

How to tile windows on your Mac

I know this may be controversial, but Windows does have one feature that Mac’s are sorely missing — organizing and tiling windows. Multitasking and trying to use multiple apps at the same time on a Mac sucks and it’s one of my biggest gripes with Apple. Nevertheless, there are some third-party options that can help you manage your myriad of application windows.

Having annoying networking or Wi-Fi issues with your Mac? Try this fix

Having annoying networking or Wi-Fi issues with your Mac? Try this fix

OS X Yosemite brought lots of new features and improvements to the Mac, but it introduced some frustrating Wi-Fi and networking issues, too. Apple still hasn’t fixed the worst one, despite a number of software updates — but there is a simple workaround you can follow to restore connectivity.

How to use Facebook Messenger on your Mac using Messages App

How to use Facebook Messenger on your Mac using Messages App

If you’re not chatting with your friends or coworkers on Google Chat (gchat), you’re probably using Facebook Chat while at work. In order to use Facebook chat on your computer, you must be logged into Facebook.com, which is never really a good look if your boss walks by. However, if you are running OS X Yosemite, you can use the Messages app to have your Facebook conversations instead.

How to record your iPhone or iPad screen on a Mac

How to record your iPhone or iPad screen on a Mac

If you have ever wanted to record a video of the screen on an iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch you’ve probably searched for an application that will allow you to do so. But if you have an Apple computer with OS X Yosemite and an iOS 8 device, you can record video from your iDevice using QuickTime.