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WWDC: Apple runs down the numbers

The app ecosystem surrounding Apple and its products has “become an economy in and of itself,” Apple CEO Tim Cook said Monday in his WWDC keynote speech. To prove the point, he and senior vice president Scott Forstall rattled off a series of stats showing just how big that ecosystem has become.

Live Update: WWDC Keynote

Jason Snell and Dan Moren will be in the audience as Tim Cook unveils Apple's latest creations. Follow our live blog for all the latest Apple announcements.

Weekly Wrap: Virgin Mobile gets the iPhone, USB 3 on the Mac, and more

You might think that the week before Apple's annual Worldwide Developers Conference, where it's expected to unveil iOS 6 and potentially reveal a few surprises along the way, would be a quiet one. You'd be wrong, as our densely packed Weekly Wrap proves.

Adobe patches critical Flash bugs, ships sandboxed plug-in for Firefox

In addition to patching seven critical vulnerabilities in Flash Player, Adobe also also released the "silent update" tool for OS X, and said it had prepped Flash for Mountain Lion by signing its code, a requirement if users are to install software downloaded from sources other than Apple's own Mac App Store.

Developers look ahead to plenty of product news at WWDC

Mac and iOS developers attending next week's Worldwide Developers Conference in San Francisco tell Macworld they're eager to see where the company is going with its hardware and software.

Remains of the Day: Trials and tribulations

Apple and Motorola won't have their day in court, Barnes & Noble doesn't cotton to the DOJ's lawsuit, and John Sculley gets a big screen alter ego.

Fix a slow Mac with Activity Monitor

Sometimes, your Mac slows down for mysterious reasons. Activity Monitor can help you identify misbehaving apps, and shut them down if necessary, to speed things up again, as staff writer Lex Friedman explains.

Remains of the Day: Touchy feely

Google says it's not about to leave iOS users high and dry for maps, Apple may be planning a flood of new Mac releases for next week, and buckle up--mobile displays may soon provide a bumpy ride.

LinkedIn confirms breach, urges members to change passwords

LinkedIn today confirmed reports that some of its users' passwords have been compromised and provided instructions on how to change them.

Hands on with Airtime, the new video chat service for Facebook

I just took Airtime, the new video chat service from start-up stars Shawn Fanning and Sean Parker, for a spin on Tuesday, its first day of general availability. My first impressions: It works fine, though I'm not sure I'll get addicted to it.

Yahoo implements latest antispam defense

Yahoo is rolling out the DMARC system this week, which helps email providers eliminate bogus messages

Reflections on the D10 conference

Macworld's Jason Snell attended last week's D Conference, and returns from Southern California with some thoughts on what went done, highlighted by Apple CEO Tim Cook's appearance.

Google warns users of 'state-sponsored' hacks

Google says it will warn users of its Gmail online email services when it suspects they may be targets of "state-sponsored" attacks.