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Pwn2Own hacking contest ends with two virtual machine escapes

Two teams of researchers managed to win the biggest bounties at this year's Pwn2Own hacking contest by escaping from the VMware Workstation virtual machine and executing code on the host operating system.

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Apple forfeits teachers' pet rep as U.S. share sinks

Apple again lost ground last year in the U.S. K-12 market, as Google continued to make gains with its Chrome OS.

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Chrome for MacOS will block rogue ad injections and settings changes

Google has expanded its Safe Browsing service, allowing Google Chrome on macOS to better protect users from programs that locally inject ads into web pages or that change the browser's home page and search settings.

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Chrome for MacOS to block rogue ad injections and settings changes

Google has expanded its Safe Browsing service, allowing Google Chrome on macOS to better protect users from programs that locally inject ads into web pages or that change the browser's home page and search settings.

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Update of macOS Sierra 10.12.4 beta with Night Shift now available to developers

Apple is stepping up its beta schedule, so it could mean that an official release is coming soon.

Cloudflare data leakage doesn’t reveal 1Password secrets

A problem at a major content-distribution network that revealed private information including data from AgileBits’ Web-based shared-password system.

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Apple grabs icloud.net domain to solidify links to sync and storage service

Apple this week took control of the icloud.net domain, the last notable web address it did not govern that users could have linked with its online sync and storage service.

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New macOS ransomware spotted in the wild

A new file-encrypting ransomware program for macOS is being distributed through bittorrent websites and users who fall victim to it won't be able to recover their files, even if they pay.

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Apple sets WWDC for June 5-9, leaves San Francisco

Apple has set June 5-9 as the dates for its 2017 annual developers conference and plans to move the event to San Jose, Calif., closer to its headquarters in Cupertino.

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How to create Spotlight searches to store as Smart Folders in macOS Sierra

Smart folders let you set detailed Spotlight search parameters and save them for reuse.

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Microsoft taps Touch Bar in Mac Office preview

Microsoft has released a refreshed beta of Office 2016 for Mac that includes support for Apple's latest hardware innovation, the Touch Bar on newer MacBook Pros.

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Mac malware, possibly made in Iran, targets US defense industry

Just because you’re using a Mac doesn’t mean you’re safe from hackers. That’s what two security researchers are warning, after finding a Mac-based malware that may be an attempt by Iranian actors to target the U.S. defense industry.

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Financial analysts forecast flat Mac sales

Though Wall Street expects Apple to report better iPhone sales later today, financial analysts don't expect a similar boost in Mac sales numbers.

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MacPaw’s Setapp service offers a suite of Mac software for a monthly fee

MacPaw’s new subscription service is intended to be an alternative to the Mac App Store, to benefit developers and consumers alike.

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Apple quashes bugs in iOS, macOS and Safari

Apple on Monday updated macOS Sierra to 10.12.3, patching 11 security vulnerabilities in the desktop OS and released iOS 10.2.1, an update to fix 18 security flaws in the mobile OS.

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MacOS Sierra 10.12.3 update fixes the Safari bug that affected MacBook Pro battery life

Apple also released updates for iOS, tvOS, and watchOS.

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OS X El Capitan gets a supplemental security update

The new update corresponds to an update Apple released last December.

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Macworld’s January Digital Edition: MacBook Pro Reviewed

Macworld's latest digital edition.

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