How To Harden Up Your Mac, Courtesy of the NSA

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Amid all the talk of malware scares for Mac users recently, here’s a useful guide to Mac security basics, from the NSA of all people.

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Nisus Writer Pro Updated, Lots Of New Features Added

Nisus Writer Pro 2

Nisus Writer Pro, a venerable word processor for Mac OS X, recently got updated to version 2.0, with some very welcome additions to the features list.

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iTransmission – Download Torrents on iOS [Jailbreak App]

iTransmission – Download Torrents on iOS [Jailbreak App]

If you’ve ever wanted to download torrents on your iOS device, then iTransmission is the way to go. While Apple (currently) wouldn’t let something like this into the App Store, you can download it for free from the InsanelyI Cydia repo (repo.insanelyi.com). iTransmission is currently in alpha, so there may be some bugs. It’s very easy to use, works very well, and works for both the iPhone/iPod Touch and the iPad. For you developers out there, iTransmission is open-source.

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These Are The Popular Games That Gameloft Ripped Off For Their App Store Doppelgangers [Gallery]

These Are The Popular Games That Gameloft Ripped Off For Their App Store Doppelgangers [Gallery]

Look familiar?

With an impressive collection of App Store releases, and a new hit seemingly every week, Gameloft is one of the biggest and most successful game developers for the iOS platform. But where does it get its inspiration for so many excellent releases? Well, from the consoles, of course.

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Inside Apple’s Top-Secret iPhone Field Tests [Security]

Inside Apple’s Top-Secret iPhone Field Tests [Security]

When it came time to test the CDMA iPhone 4 on Verizon’s networks, Apple had learned a few things about security from the infamous Gizmodo early iPhone 4 leak. They weren’t about to make the same mistakes twice.

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Is This All Your MacBook is Good for? [Pic of the Day]

Is This All Your MacBook is Good for? [Pic of the Day]

This guy brought his MacBook to Mediabistro’s Social Media Optimization conference in San Francisco (btw, good stuff) where it ended up serving as booster chair for his iPad.

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This Beautiful Antique Leather Folio Is Actually A Cover For Your MacBook Air

This Beautiful Antique Leather Folio Is Actually A Cover For Your MacBook Air

As both a bibliophile and an 11-inch MacBook Air owner, there’s only one word to describe the new BookBook case by TwelveSouth: utterly gorgeous:

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Mac Defender Malware Mutates: It Can Now Infect Your Mac Without An Administrator Password

Mac Defender Malware Mutates: It Can Now Infect Your Mac Without An Administrator Password

Apple may be preparing to nuke Mac Defender from orbit in the next Snow Leopard update, but not only is the malware still a very real threat… Mac Defender now mutated into an even bigger danger than it was before.

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Daily Deals: 8GB iPod touch, Lattice iPad Back Protection, 70% Off iPad 2 Cases

We start another week of deals with iPod and iPad bargains in the spotlight. First up is a number of iPod touch units, beginning at $149 for an 8GB model. Next is a lattice back protector for the original iPad. Finally is a 70 percent discount on select iPad 2 cases.

Along the way, we also check out deals on the ModBook, leather cases for the iPad 2, ways to take your iPad in the car, as well as software for your Mac. As always, details on these and many other items can be found at CoM’s “Daily Deals” page right after the jump.

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Terminal.app Is Getting A Subtle Yet Gorgeous Facelift In OS X Lion

Terminal.app Is Getting A Subtle Yet Gorgeous Facelift In OS X Lion

When OS X 10.7 ships later this summer, one of its least used yet most beloved system applications will be getting a gorgeous new facelift.

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