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Adobe Releases Another Critical Flash Player Update for Mac, Windows, Linux and Chrome OS

Adobe this week released a critical Flash Player update for Mac, Windows, Linux, and Chrome OS computers. Flash Player version 24.0.0.221 addresses …

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Wallpaper Weekends: The Final Frontier — NASA Wallpaper for Mac, iPhone, iPad, and Apple Watch

Wallpaper Weekends is a series that works to bring you stunning, high-quality wallpapers for your iPad, iPhone, iPod touch, Mac, and Apple Watch.<p><i>To</i> …

iOS

How to Delete Large Apps from Mac to Free Up Storage

Many Mac users have apps installed on their Mac which take up considerable storage space but generally go unused. Accordingly, Mac users can free up …

Apps

Adding Colors to Mac Folders

<b>Q.</b> <i>How do you change the folder colors on a Mac? I can never find the folder I want on my desktop with all of them blue.</i><p><b>A.</b> Apple provides several ways to customize your Mac’s desktop and its icons, including changing a folder’s look. In one approach, start by clicking once on a desktop folder to …

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What's DVD Copyright Protection and How to Remove Copy Protection from DVD Successfully

<i>What is a copy protection system on a DVD? I would like to copy some DVDs I purchased to my 's hard drive, how can I do this? - Yahoo Answers</i><p>This has …

The best apps for your new Mac

So you got a new Mac, huh? Lucky! I've been using a Mac as my primary computer on and off for about 20 years. I have a PC for games, but nothing beats a Mac yet for the modern media professional. Here are a few apps I use to get the job done.<p><i>We've rounded up our favorite and most-used apps and</i> …

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How to Safely Delete Private Data Forever

If you’re erasing sensitive files from a computer, you probably want them gone forever and far beyond the reach of data recovery tools. …

Our Favorite Mac Apps of 2016

What becomes a favorite app is personal, complicated, and evolves over time. Favorites can be brand-new apps that debuted this year, old standbys that you go back to over and over, or newly-discovered apps that have been around for a while. With the end of the year in sight Alex, Jake, and I got …

How to Fix (Hopefully) the MacBook Pro Battery Life Problem

In the past few days, Apple's new MacBook Pro has provoked heated complaints in user forums from consumers disappointed with their new laptop's …

New 2016 MacBook Pros default to scaled non-native Retina screen resolution, here’s how to change it

A little-known fact about the new 2016 MacBook Pros is that Apple changed the default screen resolution configuration. With a fresh install of the operating system, I noticed that my new 15-inch MacBook Pro with Touch Bar uses a scaled screen resolution that does not 1:1 map to the display’s native …

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Stop the iPhone Calendar Spam

Clear your schedule, because next Thursday you have an all-day appointment for “$19.99 Ray-Ban Sunglasses.”<p>No idea what I’m talking about? Consider yourself lucky.<p>Over the past month or so, iPhone owners using Apple’s iCloud calendar have been the target of spam attacks. Spammers send invites that …

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25 essential tips and tricks for Mac owners

Apple has some new MacBook Pros. They're certainly expensive, and lots of professionals aren't thrilled with them, but when it comes down to it, they're great laptops for most people.<p>Regardless of what critics say, though, this is Apple. That means people are going to buy these things. And since …

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