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The Mac office: When QuickBooks for Mac is the wrong choice

When Joe Kissell set out to buy QuickBooks for his home business, he assumed he'd buy the Mac version. The choice didn't end up being quite that simple.

Developer-signed Mac spyware found on Angolan activist's computer

Previously unknown Mac OS X spyware, signed with a valid Apple Developer ID, has turned up on the laptop of an activist from Angola at a human rights conference in Norway.

Apple and the file system: Skating to where the puck might go

Since the introduction of the Mac, Apple has steadily taken aim at file system. That conflict has widened in recent years, as attempts to keep users safe and to simplify their experience has led to the near-complete disappearance of files and directories from iOS. This approach has not been problem-free, but it may well eventually lead us to a better way of managing our data.

Remains of the Day: Flat broke

Apple may be borrowing from OS X to pay iOS, hackers have gone phishing for Apple customers, and Tim Cook will be playing Southern California for one night only.

Hands on: Briefs is an ambitious tool for prototyping iOS apps

Have an idea for an iOS app, but can't quite articulate it? Briefs is new Mac app that lets you create interactive mockups that can be run on the iPhone.

Automator workflow of the month: Quick media manipulation

Sure, you can perform tweaks of media files in one application or another, but Automator allows you to do them more quickly without leaving the Finder.

Remains of the Day: Road trip!

Apple will take its developer show worldwide, the iPad still satisfies, and Tim Cook puts up his Dukes.

Switch to Mac: Transfer your files from a PC to a Mac

You've bought a Mac! Now, how exactly are you going to get all your files off your PC? Joe Kissell lays out your options.

WWDC 2013 sells out in three minutes

Tickets to Apple's annual conference for developers sold out in less time than it took to write this article.

Ten improvements we'd like to see in OS X

Apple has promised yearly updates to Mac OS X, and with WWDC approaching, it's time to think about what we'd like to see in the next version of the venerable desktop operating system.