Stealthy OSX/MaMi malware discovered targeting Macs

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Your antivirus won't save you from OSX/MaMi.
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The first nasty bit of undetectable malware of 2018 has been unearthed after it was found targeting Macs this week.

Security researchers revealed info about the new OSX/MaMi malware which is a lot like the popular DNSChanger malware from 2012 that infected millions of machines.

How to get the best battery life from your MacBook

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Looking after you MacBook battery is really easy.
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Did you know that leaving your MacBook plugged in all the time is a sure way to ruin its battery? That instead you should use your notebook computer on battery power for an hour or two each day? That’s the advice from battery health app FruitJuice, which will help you to keep your battery in tip-top condition.

Secret meetings provide further proof Apple is eyeing AR glasses

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Apple hasn't given up on AR glasses.
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Apple reportedly met with the suppliers of augmented reality glasses components at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas this week.

The company made a significant push into AR with the launch of its ARKit framework in iOS 11, while rumors surrounding its own wearable AR hardware have been circling for years.

Get fit for 2018 with these futuristic, workout-ready earbuds [Deals]

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These future ready earbuds offer a long-lasting soundtrack to your 2018 resolution to get in shape.
These future ready earbuds offer a long-lasting soundtrack to your 2018 resolution to get in shape.
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Welcome to the new year. Without effort, it may look a lot like the last one. But if you’re willing to put in the work, this could be the year you finally get in the shape you want. And it’s a lot easier to drop weight when you can carry great tunes with you.

2017 was a great year for Mac sales

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Mac sales continued to climb into 2017.
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Mac shipments rose in a competitive computer market last year to give Apple a greater market share. The company, alongside HP, enjoyed impressive growth year-over-year, while big players like Asus and Acer saw their shares fall.

How Star Wars: The Last Jedi director prevented leaks with MacBook Air

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A long time ago, on a MacBook far, far away.
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Star Wars: The Last Jedi writer and director Rian Johnson turned to the Mac to help him keep his top secret screenplay under wraps.

According to a new interview with the filmmaker, Johnson used a dedicated, “air-gapped” MacBook Air when he was working on the latest instalment in the Star Wars saga.

Catch the weird, wonderful and wacky gadgets of CES 2018, on The CultCast

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This ping pong machine is part cyborg, part Forrest Gump.
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This week, on a jam-packed, tech-tastic episode of The CultCast: We’ll tell you the weirdest, wackiest and most wonderful products revealed at CES 2018, the world’s craziest consumer electronics show. We’ve dug deep to bring you some strange ones!

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Today in Apple history: iPod drives profits to new heights

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The iPod was kind of a big deal in 2005.
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Jan12January 12, 2005: Apple reports record earnings for the preceding three months — with holiday sales of the iPod and demand for the latest iBook giving Apple a four-fold increase in profits.

Apple brags that it has sold a total of 10 million iPods, and that the massive popularity of its portable music player has driven Apple to the highest earnings in its history.