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Newly leaked documents show low-level CIA Mac and iPhone hacks

The CIA has had tools to infect Macs by connecting malicious Thunderbolt Ethernet adapters to them since 2012, according to new documents published by WikiLeaks.

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Chrome for MacOS will block rogue ad injections and settings changes

Google has expanded its Safe Browsing service, allowing Google Chrome on macOS to better protect users from programs that locally inject ads into web pages or that change the browser's home page and search settings.

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Update of macOS Sierra 10.12.4 beta with Night Shift now available to developers

Apple is stepping up its beta schedule, so it could mean that an official release is coming soon.

Cloudflare data leakage doesn’t reveal 1Password secrets

A problem at a major content-distribution network that revealed private information including data from AgileBits’ Web-based shared-password system.

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New macOS ransomware spotted in the wild

A new file-encrypting ransomware program for macOS is being distributed through bittorrent websites and users who fall victim to it won’t be able to recover their files, even if they pay.

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MacPaw’s Setapp service offers a suite of Mac software for a monthly fee

MacPaw’s new subscription service is intended to be an alternative to the Mac App Store, to benefit developers and consumers alike.

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MacOS Sierra 10.12.3 update fixes the Safari bug that affected MacBook Pro battery life

Apple also released updates for iOS, tvOS, and watchOS.

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OS X El Capitan gets a supplemental security update

The new update corresponds to an update Apple released last December.

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Eat, pray, shoot: Our favorite gear and apps for travel photography

We spent five days in Montana whipping up a two-part series on travel photography. Part one is what to pack, starting with your iPhone of choice.

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Macworld’s January Digital Edition: MacBook Pro Reviewed

Macworld's latest digital edition.

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The Week in Apple News: OS updates, AirPods for sale, Apple Support app, and more

Apple headlines for the week ending December 16, 2016.

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Apple's macOS file encryption easily bypassed without the latest fixes

Without the macOS update released this week, Apple's disk encryption can be easily bypassed by connecting a specially crafted device to a locked MacBook.

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Podcast 538: Ermagherd ErrPerrrds

AirPods are finally out, Apple is pulling the battery-remaining estimate from macOS 10.12.2, the new emoji are uncannily beautiful, and the I'm a Mac ads are 10 years old.

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The Week in Mac Apps: Day Planner is more than your average calendar

This week’s roundup of new Mac Apps brings us a handy planning app, plus more Touch Bar-friendly picks for your new MacBook Pro.

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How to disable calendar invite spam on your iPhone, iPad, and Mac

Did an invitation to buy products appear repeatedly in your calendar in the last few days? You can fix it.