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Piracy problems plague first iOS 7 jailbreak

The first iOS 7 jailbreak is here, but it arrived with some app piracy issues for Chinese users and no support for the Cydia app store.

The Week in Mac Apps: Where no flare has gone before

In this week's Mac app roundup, you'll find software destined to explore new worlds, fix your photos, help you build some forms, and even find out everything you could possibly ever want to know about your Mac.

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New ProductiveMacs bundle offers Mac Gems on the cheap

Looking for some great software? Don't want to spend a lot? The latest ProductiveMacs bundle includes a nice bunch of Mac Gems, along with a couple other quality apps, for just $30.

The Week in Mac Apps: Clean like a whistle

A number of titles in this week's Mac app roundup want to keep your system clean and running smoothly like the finely tuned precision machine that it's meant to be. If maintenance is not on your mind, though, we've got your artistic side covered, with a bit of organization to keep you focused.

Get to know OS X Mavericks: System Preferences

What's changed in System Preferences under Mavericks? Find out here.

EasyRes review: Resolution switcher's animated previews set it apart

EasyRes is a nifty menu-bar utility for switching screen resolutions. Unlike other similar utilities, EasyRes shows you how a resolution change will affect your screen...before you actually make the change.

Automation and AppleScript improvements in OS X Mavericks

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Mac OS X Automation has a good summary of Mavericks's new automation and AppleScript features.

FAQ: Everything you need to know about OS X Mavericks

Apple’s newest Mac OS, Mavericks, is here. If you’re itching for information, we’ve collected all we currently know from Apple about the operating system and what you have to look forward to.

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

All about About This Mac

With Mountain Lion, Apple presents a new view of your Mac's configuration in the About This Mac. Chris Breen explores the details in this week's Macworld video.

Apple releases Thunderbolt Firmware Update v1.2

According to Apple, the update is a stability fix for Thunderbolt and Target Disk Mode.

Google and Adobe beautify fonts on Linux, iOS

The new Adobe CFF engine 'will benefit technical and nontechnical users alike,' Google says.

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6 killer Mac features we'd love to see in Windows PCs

Even if you'd never lay a finger on a Mac, you have to admit these Apple-made features would rock on a Windows PC.

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US appeals court asks whether to limit software patents

Should an abstract idea written into software and run on a computer be patentable? That's one question a U.S. appeals court will consider Friday when it hears arguments in a case with broad implications for software patents for companies as diverse as Google and Red Hat.

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Expo Notes: IDrive offers online backup and cloud-based syncing services

New to Macworld/iWorld's show floor this year is IDrive, which offers cloud-based online backup and syncing services.