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Tim Sweeney claims Microsoft will destroy Steam gradually using Windows 10

Tim Sweeney claims Microsoft will destroy Steam gradually using Windows 10 Ever since Microsoft announced it would launch the Windows Store as part of Windows 8, it’s drawn criticism from certain quarters.Tim Sweeney, the Unreal engine developer, has also criticized Microsoft’s Windows 10 Store and the entire concept of the Universal Windows Platform.

Windows 10’s free upgrade expires very soon and you really ought to download it

Windows 10’s free upgrade expires very soon and you really ought to download it As of this writing, Windows 10’s free upgrade period ends in just a few hours — and with that time ticking away, I’d formally recommend taking advantage of it with the above link.It’s true that they’re making further changes to make Windows 10 less palatable.

Apple special event live blog: New MacBooks on the horizon

Apple special event live blog: New MacBooks on the horizon At worst, the likes of the Mac Pro and Mac Mini get ignored for years on end — a sorry situation for desktop die-hards.A 13-inch Air, 13-inch Pro, and 15-inch Pro are all on the table, but the 11-inch Air might get dropped completely.

Apple's new dongle-happy MacBook Pros not fully compatible with Thunderbolt 3 peripherals

Apple's new dongle-happy MacBook Pros not fully compatible with Thunderbolt 3 peripherals Now, news has surfaced that Apple’s newest MacBook Pro hardware may not be compatible with Thunderbolt 3 peripherals already on the market.After all, Thunderbolt 3 is Thunderbolt 3… right?

Apple 'fixed' the MacBook Pro's battery life issue by removing the 'time remaining' clock

Apple 'fixed' the MacBook Pro's battery life issue by removing the 'time remaining' clock You’ll still get a report on the percentage of battery life remaining, but nothing else.The battery life issue remains puzzling, however, despite Apple’s apparent lack of interest in investigating the topic.

Apple now investigating Consumer Reports MacBook Pro battery life results

Apple now investigating Consumer Reports MacBook Pro battery life results What we know is that some Apple buyers have reported abnormally low battery life ever since the new MacBooks launched.First, there’s the fact that Apple’s battery life estimates are typically extremely good.

The Mac's user share just fell to a five-year low

The Mac's user share just fell to a five-year low In the years after it converted to x86 and launched the first Core 2 Duo Macs and Mac Pros, Apple enjoyed increased market share and better Mac business performance.Even after the iPhone and iPad had dwarfed Macintosh sales, it remained a potent additional income stream and Mac market share grew throughout the Great Recession and the decline of the PC market.

Analyst: Apple will offer Kaby Lake MacBook Pros with 32GB RAM this year, but battery life could take a hit

Analyst: Apple will offer Kaby Lake MacBook Pros with 32GB RAM this year, but battery life could take a hit Analyst Ming-Chi Kuo with KGI Securities is predicting that Apple will refresh the MacBook Pro this year, with both Kaby Lake processors and a substantial RAM upgrade.At present, all Kaby Lake chips are listed as supporting some combination of DDR4, LPDDR3, and DDR3L, with no mention of LPDDR4.

New Mac malware discovered using antique code to spy on users

New Mac malware discovered using antique code to spy on users The stronger OS X (now macOS) security model and lower market share used to mean it was of no interest to malware creators.Case in point: A new piece of malware has been discovered, but it’s not technically all that new.

MacOS suffers its first-ever Word macro attack

MacOS suffers its first-ever Word macro attack Regardless, the fact is that MacOS isn’t immune, and new vulnerabilities arise on occasion that Mac users should keep in mind.One category of malware that has certainly affected Windows and not MacOS is the infamous Microsoft Word macro virus.

Possible Russian hacker network may be responsible for new MacOS malware

Possible Russian hacker network may be responsible for new MacOS malware A particularly virulent form of cyberattack was identified when the Stuxnet malware wreaked havoc at Iran’s nuclear processing facilities.Another, a hacker network dubbed APT28 and linked by some sources with Russian government or criminal elements, has been at work since 2007 targeting a number of industries and sectors in Ukraine, Spain, Russian, Romania, the U.

Here's when Apple will show us the next major versions of iOS and macOS

Here's when Apple will show us the next major versions of iOS and macOS Mark your calendars, because Apple just announced its annual Worldwide Developer Conference (WWDC) will take place on from June 5-9 at the McEnery Convention Center in San Jose.The city change isn't expected to affect attendance.

Using Microsoft Word with the MacBook Pro Touch Bar is pretty cool

Using Microsoft Word with the MacBook Pro Touch Bar is pretty cool I like the MacBook Pro’s Touch Bar, Apple’s baby step toward a touchscreen Mac that may never happen.The Touch Bar is there to surface what Microsoft assumes are your most often-used features.

The Oculus Rift on MacOS isn’t exactly dead, but it’s not on the roadmap either

The Oculus Rift on MacOS isn’t exactly dead, but it’s not on the roadmap either Support for the Oculus Rift virtual reality headset on MacOS isn’t dead but it’s not arriving anytime in the near future, either.It’s not something that’s currently on the roadmap for — I can even say — the next six months,” Mitchell said.

Will Apple release MacOS 11 or 10.13? We’ll have to wait to find out

Will Apple release MacOS 11 or 10.13? We’ll have to wait to find out This year, some speculation suggested Apple might move on from MacOS 10.X, releasing a new MacOS 11 to go along with iOS 11.

iOS 10.3 is here: Everything you need to know

iOS 10.3 is here: Everything you need to know We're still a while away from the iPhone 8, but the new iOS 10.After shutting down a similar third-party app, Apple now helps track down misplaced AirPods via the Find My iPhone app.

Apple releases MacOS Sierra 10.12.4 with Night Shift mode to help you sleep

Apple releases MacOS Sierra 10.12.4 with Night Shift mode to help you sleep A number of devices now offer night modes, which essentially tone down the blue light and emit warmer light that may help tackle sleep problems.We ask the experts Dubbed “Night Shift,” Apple’s version shifts display colors to the warmer end of the color spectrum.

Travel back to a black-and-white Mac interface with this Apple emulator

Travel back to a black-and-white Mac interface with this Apple emulator About 25 years ago, Apple released what was considered by some to be the most elegant personal computing interface available at the time, MacOS 7.Apple's System 7 interface hasn't aged as well as other relics from 1991, like Terminator 2: Judgment Day and Nirvana's Nevermind, but the ancient computing platform nevertheless retains a certain charm.

Want to erase everything on your Mac? Here’s how to nuke it

Want to erase everything on your Mac? Here’s how to nuke it Whenever you want to, you can restore the factory settings on your Mac.Ordinarily, losing absolutely everything unique on your Mac would be cause for concern, and possibly thrown keyboards.

HandBrake Download Mirror Compromised With Mac Malware

HandBrake Download Mirror Compromised With Mac Malware Users of the software were alerted recently that one of HandBrake’s download mirrors was infiltrated between May 2nd and 6th.The maintainers of HandBrake report that one of the two download mirrors it uses was affected, but the main Handbrake website and mirror was not.