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Backblaze will send you a hard drive with your backup data for free, if you return it after

Backblaze has long offered a pricey option for its online backup subscribers to restore their data via physical drives. But now it's free—if you send the drive back.

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LastPass fixes some browser-based impersonation weaknesses

The password-management company responded to a security researcher by battening down the hatches. But messages in a browser can't be trusted.

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MacKeeper hacked: 13 million account details exposed

After leaving sensitive data open on the Internet, Kromtech says the vulnerability has been fixed.

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Hands-on with Disk Utility in El Capitan: Tool for storage devices gets a facelift

A utility you hope rarely to need gets a complete overhaul, omitting familiar features and making some actions easier to carry out.

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The Week in Mac Apps: Carrot brings witty weather to your desktop

A popular iOS app thunders into this week’s roundup of new Mac apps, bringing a not-so-sunny disposition and forecasts with personality.

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The Week in Mac Apps: Diapositive brings Instagram to your desktop

This week's roundup of Mac apps brings you a friendly clock app, software that keeps an eye on your Mac while you're away, and a way to ensure that your data has a chance to leave your hard drive before your hard drive leaves you.

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MacKeeper celebrates a difficult birthday under the cloud of a class action lawsuit

Its new owners hope to repair MacKeeper's reputation, while its previous owner is close to a $2 million class-action settlement.

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Apple announces WWDC 2015 dates: Mark your calendars for June 8-12

Apple invites developers to "learn about the future of iOS and OS X" at annual conference.

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Mac 911: How to erase your Mac's hard drive the right way

Erasing a drive, how FileVault 2 encryption can play into it, and out-of-date Recovery Drive partitions.