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Apple's macOS Server strategy shifts again

The company is planning to deprecate a number of services that could hit SMB customers, though larger enterprise users are less likely to be affected.

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Mac: What does 'System Scan is Recommended' mean?

If you ever receive the 'System Scan is Recommended' message on your Mac, it's a scam. Here's how to handle it and prevent your system from becoming infected.

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How to avoid paying Apple for extra iCloud storage

Apple offers just 5GB of free storage to iCloud users, far less than many need. Here's a rundown on what you can do to put your iCloud storage needs on a diet and what other options are available.

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Microsoft shoots for AutoSave parity in Mac Office 365

Office for Mac 2016 gets an auto-save feature matching what Windows users have had since last August. AutoSave is available only to Office for Mac 2016 users who also subscribe to Office 365.

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5 printing secrets every Mac user needs

Everyone knows how to print from their Mac, right? You just hit the Print button (or Command-P) – but are you using these print-related tricks?

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Browser makers build bulwarks to stump Spectre attacks

Most major browser makers responded to concerns about the Meltdown and Spectre vulnerabilities by updating their wares to try and fend off any web-based attacks.

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11 New Year's resolutions for Mac users

Are you looking for a few ways to get even more out of using your Mac across the coming year? Here are some ideas.

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Apple makes Macs great again with iMac Pro

In what may turn out to be this year’s most significant news for Mac users, Apple's powerful iMac Pro will be “available to order” starting Dec. 14.

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8 great gifts for Apple MacBook/MacBook Pro users

We've already looked at gifts for iPhone users. It seems appropriate to also grab a glance at a few great gift ideas for notebook Macs.

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19 keyboard shortcuts Mac users need

This collection of keyboard shortcuts for macOS can users get the most from their iMacs, MacBook Pro and MacBook laptops.

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Mac sales jump highlights purchasing pattern change

Apple's CFO now sees 'great traction...in the enterprise market.' Analysts, however, say the rising sales are all about hardware updates.

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Apple putties Krack in macOS, iOS

The company patched both macOS and iOS against flaws in the WPA2 protocol that secures wireless networks. The macOS update alone patched a whopping 148 flaws, while the iOS update squashed 20 bugs.

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Mac users: Are you ready for the super-fast iMac Pro?

The latest Geekbench figures suggest that the new iMac Pros will be extremely fast.

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Facebook's Workplace takes aim at enterprise users with desktop chat app

The company has launched beta versions of macOS and Windows desktop apps for the business version of Messenger, adding screen-sharing capabilities.

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40 tips to get the most from your Mac (and macOS 'High Sierra')

Whether you have an iMac or a MacBook Pro, there are a variety of ways to turn Apple’s hardware/software combo into a productivity powerhouse.

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Apple upgrades Safari for older versions of macOS

Version 11 of the browser adds Intelligent Tracking Protection, a feature that has drawn the ire of the online advertising industry.

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5 top ways to run Windows on a Mac

With options ranging from Boot Camp to Parallels to VirtualBox and others, the big question is which one makes it easy to manage Windows-running Macs within your enterprise IT infrastructure.

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The 3 keys to getting value from custom-built apps

Whether a company is building for mobile users, the desktop or the web, custom apps can solve a lot of enterprise problems – if IT does all the right things in the right order.

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