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The Week in Mac Apps: Tracking time, and killing it too

In this week’s roundup of new Mac Apps, we bring you a way to skip terrible music, find out where your day goes, and make the most of your breaks.

Today in Twitter: Updates for Twitter for Mac and Tweetbot for iOS

Twitter for Mac gets new photo options, and Tweetbot for iOS gets the iOS 8 treatment with interactive notifications.

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The Week in Mac Apps: Sketching, taking notes, and keeping track of things

This week's roundup of new Mac apps has everything you need to make sure your important thoughts never slip through the cracks.

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Apple releases patches for OS X's 'Shellshock' Bash shell vulnerability

The vulnerability posed little risk to most users.

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Turn it up to 11: How and when to use OS X's advanced audio controls

You probably know all about using the little speaker icon in the menubar to control your Mac's volume. But when you need finer control over its audio input and output, here's where to find it and how to use it.

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Apple says most Mac users are safe from 'Shellshock' Bash bug, promises quick fix

Don't panic! Your Mac is very, very unlikely to be affected by the 'Shellshock' Bash bug.

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The Week in Mac Apps: 9 tools for productivity

In this week’s roundup of new Mac apps, you’ll find a tool that keeps your files in place, a beautiful photo editor, and a program that tells you where all your storage has gone.

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Mac Gems: Recovery Partition Creator adds OS X Recovery to any drive

To use OS X's handy OS X Recovery feature, or to enable FileVault on an external drive, you need a special recovery partition on your drive. This utility can add it if the OS X installer didn't.

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Cyberespionage group uses port of Windows backdoor to attack OS X

The new malware program is an OS X version of a Windows backdoor called XSLCmd, researchers from FireEye said.

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Enable OS X's Enhanced Dictation for on-the-fly transcription

OS X's dictation feature works pretty well, but with a simple setting change, you can enable on-the-fly dictation, even when offline. We show you how.