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'Bigger than Heartbleed' Shellshock flaw leaves OS X, Linux, more open to attack

The good news: Patches are already rolling out. The bad news: This devastating vulnerability could be around for a long, long time.

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The kill switch is here: iOS 8 enables it by default

Apple is the first smartphone maker to abide by a new California anti-theft law by inserting a "kill switch" into iOS 8, which powers the iPhone 6.

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13 things OS X Yosemite beta testers need to know

Apple last allowed public testing of a pre-release OS 14 years ago, but now it's letting OS X 10.10 out for an early spin.

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Slideshow: Apple WWDC 2014 keynote highlights

Missed the keynote? Here are the highlights.

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Live blog: WWDC 2014 keynote

Jason Snell, Dan Moren, and Serenity Caldwell will be live in San Francisco for Apple's 2014 developer's conference keynote.

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Apple users put at risk by 3-week delay between OS X and iOS patches, researchers say

IOS users were kept vulnerable for three weeks to known security issues previously patched in Safari for OS X, a former Apple employee said.

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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.

on pcworld.com

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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.

on techhive.com

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.