‘Netflix of Mac software’ lets you binge on apps


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For developers, there are plenty of reasons to avoid the Mac App Store.
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Apple’s Mac App Store has been a desolate wasteland of mediocrity for years, but a new service called Setapp wants to breathe new life into macOS apps.

Setapp app claims it’s an “Unstore” alternative to the Mac App Store. Instead of paying for apps individually, you’ll pay a monthly subscription fee for access to 300 popular apps.

How to resize images using Apple’s Preview tool in macOS


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You don't need a fancy third-party app to resize your pictures because Preview works just fine.
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In addition to being a photo viewer, the Preview app for Mac offers basic image-editing functionality. If you want a quick and easy way to resize images, this built-in Apple app will do the trick.

Here’s how to use Preview to resize photos and other images in macOS Sierra.

Ditch the password and use your face or fingerprint to sign in [Deals]

Replace or augment your passwords with personal features like face and fingerprint.
Replace or augment your passwords with personal features like face and fingerprint.
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Passwords are too easy to forget or misplace, and after getting a few weird emails from friends’ hacked accounts it’s clear they don’t always work. True Key from Intel Security lets you switch from logging in with a string of letters and numbers to using your individual features, like face and fingerprints, as a security key. It’s a real game changer for personal data security and convenience, and right now you can get True Key for just $15.99 at Cult of Mac Deals.

Today in Apple history: Apple suffers first quarterly loss since Jobs’ return


Apple is heading toward a $1 trillion market cap. Photo: Pierre Marcel/Flickr CC
Apple's stock price fell as a result of the news.
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Dec6December 6, 2000: Apple’s stock price falls after Apple Computer posts its first quarterly loss in three years, since Steve Jobs’ return to the company.

Shares tumble $3 to just $14 a share as some doom-predicting pundits worry that the big Apple comeback story is screeching to a halt.

Little did they know…