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Intego: 2011 offered bumper crop of Mac malware

Security firm Intego said that 2011 was the most active year for malware since the release of Mac OS X.

Researcher: Mac-based security threats jumped in 2011

New Mac-based security threats jumped in 2011, but still remain far below that of Windows PCs, according to a posting by F-Secure Labs.

Apple drubs all rivals in U.S. system shipment gains

Apple was the only top-five computer maker to post shipment gains in the U.S. during the final quarter of 2011, according to separate estimates from a pair of research firms.

Remains of the Day: Live long and prosper

The iPhone 4S lives to fight another day in Italy, iAd may gain new life thanks to a fresh face, and the lifelike Steve Jobs figure may never see the light of day.

2011 in review: The year in Mac

As we prepare to enter a new year, let’s take a look back at the previous 12 months from a Mac perspective.

Must-have hardware for your new Mac

Looking to spruce up that new Mac you got for the holidays? Our list of recommended hardware is meant to make your Mac perform better than it already does.

Apple tops PCWorld reliability, satisfaction surveys

Apple took home top scores among PCWorld readers for its reliability and customer satisfaction in laptops, desktops, smartphones, and tablets.

Remains of the Day: If you don't have anything nice to say

Apple's policies on employees’ behavior online have been revealed and they're...well...pretty reasonable, actually. Elsewhere, the Grand Central Apple Store prepares to pull out of (into?) the station, and might the Mac Pro finally see an update?

HP CEO expects to be overtaken by Apple as top PC maker

HP CEO Meg Whitman expects Apple to take over as the world's number one PC maker in 2012 but thinks her own company will bounce back in 2013.

Apple's one-day sale discounts Macs, iPods, more

Apple is holding a one-day sale event on Friday, with discounts on many of its products and accessories as well as those of third parties.

Buying guide: Macs (2011)

Shopping for a new Mac? Here's the lowdown on Apple's offerings to help you decide which Mac to buy.

MacBook Pro updates and Speedmark 7

We take the occasion of our MacBook Pro review to discuss Apple's new laptops and Macworld Lab's updated Speedmark 7 tests.

Remains of the Day: Bolt from the blue

Apple describes some Thunderbolt limitations, a report suggests you might soon be able to merge multiple Apple IDs, and faux Apple Stores come to an agreement with the real deal.