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Crowdsourcing game helps diagnose infectious diseases

Researchers have created an online game designed to crowdsource the process of distinguishing malaria-infected red blood cells from healthy ones.

Be more productive with LaunchBar, Part 2

We love launcher utilities, which let you find and open files, folders, and applications using the keyboard. But they can do much more. Senior editor Dan Frakes shows you a second set of tips for using his favorite launcher, LaunchBar.

Hands on with Amazon Cloud Drive for Mac

Amazon on Wednesday launched Cloud Drive for Mac, a means by which you can access your Amazon-hosted cloud storage from your desktop--sort of. Staff writer Lex Friedman goes hands on.

Skype investigates tool that reveals users' IP addresses

Skype said Tuesday that it is investigating a new tool that collects a person's last known IP address, a potential privacy-compromising issue.

Symantec: Flashback malware netted upwards of $10,000 a day

Symantec said on Tuesday the Flashback malware that attacked Apple Mac computers could have netted its authors up to $10,000 a day.

Security vendor: Snow Leopard users most prone to Flashback infection

Of the Macs that have been infected by the Flashback malware, nearly two-thirds are running OS X 10.6, better known as Snow Leopard, Russian antivirus firm Dr. Web says.

Weekly Wrap: WWDC, Apple earnings, Adobe Creative, and more

Worldwide Developers Conference tickets came and went, we launched a brand new website, and Adobe unveiled Creative Suite 6. Those stories and more qualify for this week's edition of the Weekly Wrap, in which we'll highlight Macworld's most significant stories from the week gone by.

Remains of the Day: Three-picture deal

Apple gets ready to play let's-make-a-deal with Hollywood, knocks off an Android app, and gets sued for being too smart.

Oracle provides Java fixes directly to Mac users

Oracle is now giving Mac users the ability to get Java updates at the same time as they are available for Windows and Linux with the release of the Java SE 7 Update 4.

Mozilla to kill Firefox 3.6 by auto-upgrading old browser

Mozilla will give Firefox 3.6 the coup de grace next month by automatically upgrading users of that 2010 browser to Firefox 12.

Remains of the Day: Eat at Jobs's

Apple plans a fine-dining establishment, and a former Apple collaborator draws a line between Steve Jobs and oompa-loompas.

Twitter updates iPhone app

Twitter has released an updated iPhone app that makes it easier to search and find out what your followers are up to.

Apple accepting nominees for 2012 Apple Design Awards

Though you may be out of luck when it comes to getting a ticket to Apple’s WWDC 2012, if you’re a developer you can still nominate your favorite apps for the 2012 Apple Design Awards.