Hackers have exploited Apple's Find My iPhone and Find My Mac services to lock users from their devices and hold them ransom. Here are some ways to protect yourself before it's too late.
Security September 22, 2017
Synack chief security researcher Patrick Wardle shed more light on FruitFly, a mysterious malware that has infected Mac computers for at least five years. According to Wardle, the malware was created probably for 'perverse reasons.'
Apple July 25, 2017
PC shipments all over the world fell 4.3 percent in the second quarter of 2017, the lowest figure it has recorded since 2007. But some PC manufacturers saw growth amid the market slump.
Computers July 13, 2017
Hackers were able to compromise one of the download mirrors for the Mac version of the popular open source video transcoder app HandBrake. Users who recently downloaded the software are advised to check if their computer has been infected with malware.
Security May 9, 2017
Apple recently revealed that a major overhaul will come next year to its flagship desktop Mac model, the Mac Pro. The announcement means a lot to loyal users, who have been waiting for years for an upgrade to the computer.
Apple April 6, 2017
You can now use the popular iOS Night Shift mode on your Mac. Apple is rolling out the Night Shift feature with its macOS 10.12.4 available now in Mac App Store.
Apple March 29, 2017
The Joy-Con controllers of Nintendo Switch can be connected to Macs and Windows desktops via Bluetooth. This enables the player to engage in games on the computer using the Joy-Con controllers.
Video Games March 7, 2017
Over the past few years, Google has been taking away the market share of Apple in the education sector. The accomplishment is made possible by the Chrome OS-powered Chromebooks, such as the new one by HP that was recently unveiled.
Computers March 6, 2017
The cofounder of Oculus has confirmed that Mac support for Oculus Rift headsets isn’t in the company’s roadmap, so don’t expect it anytime soon. But the idea shouldn’t be scrapped entirely, too.
Wearable Tech March 3, 2017
New reports are causing uproar online for revealing that Apple may be introducing a new connector to replace its Lightning port. Latest reports, however, indicate that such connector will be built as an intermediary in the cables of accessories.
Apple February 7, 2017
Skype is all set to get better and Microsoft has stated that users need to update their apps to the latest version. Come March, the older version of Skype will not function.
Apps/Software February 4, 2017
In an event, Microsoft outlined a strategy that will give next-generation Windows computers edge over the competition. This involves three criteria that aims to foster hardware innovation and differentiated user experience.
Microsoft February 3, 2017
Apple has pushed out an update with minor bug fixes alongside performance improvements for iTunes on both the Mac and Windows platforms. iOS 10.2.1, macOS 10.12.3, watchOS 3.1.3 and tvOS 10.1 updates were also released along with the iTunes update.
Apps/Software January 24, 2017
The Raspberry Pi PIXEL desktop environment has now become available for Mac and PC, promising to revive even old machines that are too slow to run modern operating systems. Here's what you need to know.
Computers December 22, 2016
Fans are worried that Apple's line of desktop computers are being neglected by the company. Tim Cook assuaged this fear in a statement made to employees.
Computers December 21, 2016
Apple has already announced the price tag of lost AirPods shortly after the wireless peripheral went on sale. The company allows for the replacement of only one piece, which could save money for those who lost or damaged just one unit.
Apple December 15, 2016
Previously exclusive to Pixel phones, Google Fiber and Chromecast devices, Google’s Featured Photos screensaver app is rolling out to Mac and Android devices. Sorry, Windows.
Apps/Software November 30, 2016
Apple has apparently toyed with the idea of adding multi-touch to the Mac, but thought it would be a disaster. The MacBook Pro's touch bar is one thing, but adding touch to a 27-inch iMac would be absurd and it's not going to happen, says Apple's Phil Schiller.
Apple November 14, 2016
Apple has quietly reduced the prices to upgrade the storage of older Mac models by up to $200. The price cuts were made after the company unveiled the new MacBook Pro models.
Apple November 2, 2016
Apple reported lower sales figures for the iPhone, iPad and Mac in the fourth quarter of the 2016 fiscal year. Apple's Services, which includes Apple Pay, Apple Music, the App Store and iTunes, provides a bright spot for the company.
Apple October 26, 2016
Apple has confirmed the rumored Oct. 27 event as it has sent out invitations to journalists. What are the announcements that Apple is expected to make at the upcoming event?
Apple October 21, 2016
Evernote has notified several of its Mac users about a bug that causes some attachments in notes to go missing. The company has advised Evernote for Mac users to update to version 6.9.1 immediately to prevent further loss of attachments.
Apps/Software October 14, 2016
Amid a sluggish PC market and a lack of updates, Apple's Mac sales have dropped 13.4 percent. Will the upcoming MacBook Pro and MacBook Air be able to boost sales again?
Apple October 13, 2016
Apple has finally announced a solid release date for the new macOS Sierra, and it's coming this September. Before bidding adieu to OS X, here are the new features in store, including Siri integration, Universal Clipboard and more.
Apple September 8, 2016
Sony officially announces the arrival of PlayStation Now to the PC and unveils the DualShock 4 USB Wireless Adaptor that lets gamers connect their PS4 controllers wirelessly to the desktop.
Video Games August 24, 2016
Google will gradually phase out support for Chrome apps on Windows, Mac and Linux, with access to the apps from these platforms ending by early 2018. Chrome apps, however, will remain supported by Chrome OS for the foreseeable future.
Google August 19, 2016
'Stardew Valley' is now available on Mac and Linux. It may have taken a few months after the game’s original release but now more will be able to enjoy the hit farming simulator.
Video Games July 30, 2016
Apple was able to beat analyst estimates for the third quarter of its fiscal year. Sales figures for the iPhone continue to decline, but the company is focusing on the growth of its services.
Apple July 27, 2016
Apple is trademarking its newest ‘Night Shift’ feature on iOS devices in preparation for expansions onto current and future Apple products like fire extinguishers, dog whistles, electric fences, and egg-candlers. Literally any Apple product you can think of.
Apple July 5, 2016
It's better late than never. Leaked images of Mac OS X 10.12 show the iOS digital assistant, Siri, will make the jump to Apple's desktop OS, further blurring the lines between iOS and OS X.
Apple May 20, 2016
Apple has just released the next update for its Macs, OS X 10.11.5. Despite the list of fixes and improvements in the release, Safari still remains prone to crashing and freezing the OS.
Apple May 17, 2016
WhatsApp finally launched a standalone app for desktops running on Windows and Mac OS.
Life & Style May 11, 2016
There’s some bad news for the Ransomware gang. A former NSA security expert, Patrick Wardle, has come up with a possible solution in the form of Ransomwhere? tool, which detects the virus movements and stops them in their tracks.
Apps/Software April 23, 2016
Skype chatbots are now available on both Mac and the Web. That means users can get in touch with the likes of Murphy or Summarize on more platforms.
Apps/Software April 20, 2016
Mac and Windows PC owners can now use PS4's Remote Play on their computer screens. We detail the steps that console users can follow to update their monitors and play via their desktop computers.
Gadgets April 9, 2016
Developers looking to see the new Safari Technology for Mac can download its preview version from Apple's developer website. While this version is only intended to run on OS X, Apple said its accompanying features will be implemented on iOS devices as well.
Apps/Software April 1, 2016
Apple just rolled out the OS X 10.11.4 El Capitan, but it apparently brought login issues to FaceTime and iMessage. Users were quick to bring up the bug on Apple's forums.
Apps/Software March 24, 2016
The first ransomware on Macs running OS X have started to spread through the BitTorrent client called Transmission. The malware in question is named KeRanger, and it will encrypt a user's hard drive three days after it was installed and demand 1 bitcoin or $400 to release the locked files.
Apps/Software March 7, 2016
Palmer Luckey said that Apple should make a good computer before Oculus supports Macs. He said that the Cupertino-based firm should pack its computers with high-end GPUs for them to be compatible with Rift.
Wearable Tech March 4, 2016
Apple released the fifth beta of OS X 10.11.4, which developers and public beta testers can now begin testing. The release came just a week following the seeding of the fourth beta version.
Apps/Software March 3, 2016
Sony announced the beta for its next major PS4 system software update, version 3.50 aka 'MUSASHI,' is going live on March 2. PS4 Remote Play for Mac and Windows PCs is coming with the next update, but here's what the beta brings for now.
Apps/Software March 1, 2016
The new Windows 10 ads are clearly indicating the difference between PCs and Macs. They highlighted some features that the competitor doesn't have – from a more secure method of signing in, to a touch screen that lets users draw right on the display.
Computers February 29, 2016
Apple Music and Sonos launched new video ads in a bid to show how music can defeat silence in one’s home. The ads feature artists such as Matt Berninger, Killer Mike and Annie Clark.
Business February 16, 2016
Mac and Linux users will not receive a port of 'Batman: Arkham Knight' as the project has been cancelled. Gamers who preordered the games can apply for a full refund.
Video Games February 4, 2016
Microsoft releases a number of interesting updates for Mac and iOS users of OneNote. These new features are just some of the aggressive changes that the team behind OneNote is taking in an aim to stay ahead on the track.
Computers January 31, 2016