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Microsoft will release a new version of Office for Mac this year

At the CeBit trade show in Germany, a company official said there should be more news of the office suite in the second quarter.

Apple encryption mistake puts many desktop applications at risk

Apple's Mail, FaceTime, Calendar, Safari browser and Software Update could be vulnerable, a researcher said.

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North Korea's home-grown OS looks a lot like Apple's OS X

The latest version of the software dumps a Windows-like interface for a Mac-style desktop.

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Lenovo-Moto deal's impact on Apple? Zip

Analysts just don't see any new threat to Apple from beefed-up Chinese smartphone maker.

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iOS called fastest-growing mobile OS, but Android rules

Apple iOS is the fastest growing mobile operating system in 2013, with iPhone users growing this year from 14 percent of worldwide market share in Q1 to 19 percent in Q3, according to GlobalWebIndex.

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Nine out of 10 Macs are eligible for free Mavericks upgrade

OS X Mavericks could end up on more than 90 percent of Macs, according to statistics from Web analytics firm Net Applications.

The free-OS revolution: What Apple's Mavericks move means for Windows

Apple's claim of revolutionizing pricing with OS X Mavericks isn't quite as revolutionary as claimed. The new-age "One Microsoft" is already laying the groundwork for free Windows upgrades.

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Windows 8 users now outnumber Mac addicts

But that still doesn't mean Microsoft's new-look operating system is setting the world alight.

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VMware releases Fusion 6 to support OS X Mavericks, Windows 8.1

VMware has released the latest version of Fusion, its app for running Windows and other OSes on your Mac. Its chief focus: support the latest versions of OS X and Windows

Apple and the enterprise: A complicated relationship

Over the past 15 years, Apple has worked, and at times struggled, to figure out the best way to integrate its products into enterprise environments. Columnist Ryan Faas takes a look at that complex relationship.

How Windows, OS X, and Ubuntu are slowly turning your PC into a smartphone

All the desktop operating systems are integrating mobile features, but they're using very different methods.

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Apple OS guru returns to his Unix roots

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Once upon a time, Jordan Hubbard helped to create FreeBSD, the Unix variant that lies at the heart of OS X. Now, after a dozen years working in Cupertino, he's leaving to see if he can bring a bit of Apple's DNA to open-source software.

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Hands-on with OS X Mavericks: Power, apps, and other details

Jason Snell wraps up his hands-on preview of OS X Mavericks with a look at its power-management tools, updated and new apps, and the best of its other smaller improvements.

Hands-on with OS X Mavericks: Notification Center

Jason Snell takes a hands-on tour of Notification Center in OS X Mavericks.

Hands-on with OS X Mavericks: Finder tabs and tagging

Jason Snell's hands-on tour of Mavericks moves to the Finder and file tagging in particular.