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How To Use Extensions To Enhance Your Photos in OS X El Capitan

As with iOS, the Photos app in OS X El Capitan now supports third-party extensions: That means other apps can plug directly into the Photos interface to give you quicker access to more effects and tools. Here’s how to get started with the new feature.

Which Is More Vulnerable To Viruses And Hackers: Windows 10 or Mac OS X?

During the 2000s, Apple ran a hugely successful advertising campaign for its line of Macintosh desktop computers. The ads poked fun at some of the perceived bugbears of the Windows-based PCs of the era compared to the Mac.

One recurring theme of these ads was the greater vulnerability of Microsoft’s PCs to viruses.

Windows 10, On A Mac

Tentatively wondering whether it’s worth setting up Windows 10 as an alternate boot option on your Mac? I’ve taken the plunge for you — here’s what I found.

Streamline The System Preferences Dialog In Mac OS X

The System Preferences dialog controls just about everything on your Mac OS X machine, from trackpad behaviour to screen timeout delay. If you’ve never really delved into the menus though, you might not realise you can hide the settings you don’t regularly use, making it easier to find the ones you do.

How To Sync Your Open Safari Tabs Across Mac, iPhone And iPad

iCloud Tabs have been around for a while — they work on iOS 6 or later and OS X Mountain Lion or later — but they’re worth revisiting if you’re new to the software or you’ve been dallying with other browser apps recently. Here’s how to make sure the feature’s switched on and where you can find it.

10 Tricks To Make Yourself An Apple Maps Master

After a less-than-stellar start, Apple Maps is starting to establish itself on the desktop and on iOS as well. Despite its sleek and minimal interface, there are a number of useful features hidden away behind the surface. Here are 10 tips for getting more out of Apple Maps that might even persuade you to make the switch from Google.

How To Get Handoff To Actually Work In OS X Yosemite

If you’re anything like me, you were really excited to try out the new Handoff feature in OS X Yosemite and iOS 8. And you were equally disappointed when you updated all of your software, and the damn thing didn’t work. Fear not, fellow computer user! With Apple’s help, I managed to get Handoff working, and you can too.

Did Apple Sherlock BlackBerry In iOS 8?

Apple debuted some amazing features in iOS 8 last night, including predictive keyboards, updated messaging capabilities and new photo features. A few features in particular are interesting on iOS 8, mostly because of who inspired them: BlackBerry. It got Sherlocked.

How Did Apple's Australian iCloud Hack Happen?

Apple users were rightly mystified this week by some iPads, iPhones and Macs being compromised, remotely locked and held to ransom. Security experts have weighed in on the possible cause, and their recommended solutions.

Aussie iPhones, iPads And Macs Hijacked, Held To Ransom

Some iPhone, iPad and Mac users are reporting their devices have been compromised, with a message appearing that locks owners out and demands a US$100 ransom be sent to the hackers over PayPal. While the cause of the vulnerability hasn’t yet been established, there’s one common factor: it looks like every hacked device was sold in Australia.

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