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The 10 Mac games you need to play from March 2015

Big games, small games, and everything in between—a month of Mac gaming to savor.

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The Week in Mac Apps: Fantastical 2, HoudahSpot 4, GoodTask 2, and more

In this week’s roundup of new Mac apps, you'll find a brand new version of Fantastical, a program for plastering your desktop with beautiful photography, and even a way to keep your secrets secure in plain sight.

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Choosing the right launcher for your Mac

Keyboard-based launching utilities can be a real time saver, once you get the hang of them. Here's how four popular options (Launchbar, Alfred, Butler, and Quicksilver) stack up.

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The Week in Mac Apps: Program HTML animations with Hype 3, run performance tests with Geekbench, and more

This week's roundup of new Mac apps comes jam-packed with goodies—from a new way to look at the sky to a product that makes quick work of printing your next bright idea. Plus, we bring you new tools to create brilliant HTML animations, measure the performance of your Mac, and much more.

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FREAKish apps still have security holes

Apple patched iOS and OS X, but apps can still be vulnerable due to Apple's limited update policy.

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The Week in Mac Apps: Redesign your home with Planner 5D, use AudioMate for your Mac's audio controls, and more

This week’s roundup of new Mac apps includes an app that helps you keep up with your favorite musicians, an app that can batch-convert your photos to different file formats, and an app that helps you calculate fractions (so you don't have to!).

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The new MacBook is cool, but the PowerBook Duo was cooler

Remember how it ejected from the Duo Dock like a giant VHS tape? Good times.

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Recap: All our Apple Watch and MacBook stories in one place

Catching up on Apple's big week? We wrote plenty of stories about the MacBook, the Apple Watch, ResearchKit, iOS 8.2, and HBO Now.

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Mac 911: Why is my Mac full of a million tiny files?

Or 1.3 million tiny files, to be slightly more exact.

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iFixit uncovers the Force Touch trackpad in the 2015 13-inch Retina MacBook Pro

The new MacBook isn't the only Apple laptop to get a fancy new pressure-sensitive trackpad, though it may not be exactly the same model.

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Don't FREAK out about the latest security warnings

FREAK is last week's worry, but installing untrusted applications is a perennial worry. It's a two-fer (or two-fear) in this column, about security issues new and old.

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Will your new MacBook crash to the ground without MagSafe? (Yes.)

In which Glenn Fleishman talks to physics experts and does a lot of math to calculate if tripping over your MacBook's USB-C charging cable will knock it off the desk. Spoiler: Don't trip over your MacBook cable.

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Podcast: Hands-on impressions of the Apple Watch and new MacBook

Glenn and Susie have a lot to talk about, from the shiny new single-port MacBook to Susie's experience with the Apple Watch.