Why Linux is More Practical Than OS X
By Matt Hartley | Article Published July 13, 2015
The Linux vs. Mac debate goes beyond what platform is theoretically “better.”
Tags: Linux, Apple, Mac, Open Source App
Why Linux Isn't Winning Over Mac Users
By Matt Hartley | Article Published January 12, 2015
Resistance to Linux among Mac users is considerable, but some Linux applications get the job done.
Tags: Linux, Mac, Open Source App
Mac Sales Declined 12% in June
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published July 24, 2013
June was a slow month, despite the launch of new MacBook Airs.
Tags: Apple, Mac, PC sales, laptop, desktop, MacBook Air
Despite Strong Sales, Apple Profit Declines
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published April 24, 2013
Tim Cook hinted that the company would not release any new products until the fall.
Tags: iPhone, iPad, Apple, earnings, Mac, tim cook, quarterly financials
How to Setup a USB Drive that Can Run or Install Ubuntu
By Matt Hartley | Article Published April 22, 2013
If you're on Windows or a Mac and would like to give Ubuntu a try, follow these steps to install Ubuntu on a USB drive.
Tags: Flash, open source, Linux, Windows, Ubuntu, Mac, OS X, USB drive
Windows 8 Market Share Grows Very Slowly
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published April 01, 2013
The new OS now has 3.17 percent of the desktop OS market.
Tags: Linux, Microsoft, Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, Mac, operating systems
Apple Attacked by Hackers
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published February 20, 2013
The same group that hacked faced Facebook appears to have hacked Apple employees' systems.
Tags: Java, Facebook, Oracle, security vulnerabilities, Apple, Mac, cyberattack, hack attacks
Tim Cook: Apple Will Make Macs in the U.S.
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published December 06, 2012
Apple plans to spend $100 million moving some manufacturing from China to the United States.
Tags: Apple, Mac, iMac, manufacturing, tim cook
Report: Apple May Stop Using Intel Chips in Macs
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published November 06, 2012
The chips Apple uses in iPads and iPhones could be powerful enough to run a desktop or laptop.
Tags: iPhone, iPad, Apple, Intel, Mac, processor, ARM, OS X, IOS, chip
How I Saved a Mac Using Ubuntu
By Matt Hartley | Article Published September 25, 2012
Strange but true: a Mac meltdown was prevented using a Linux desktop.
Tags: Linux, Ubuntu, Apple, Mac
Desktop Linux: Has Ubuntu's Unity Surpassed the Mac?
By Bruce Byfield | Article Published September 18, 2012
Shuttleworth claims to have made good on his challenge to provide a better desktop than OS X. Can his claim survive a close scrutiny?
Tags: Linux, Ubuntu, Apple, desktop linux, Mac
Malware Increases 23%: Report
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published September 04, 2012
McAfee says that hackers are increasingly targeting Macs and Android smartphones in addition to PCs.
Tags: security, spam, mobile, smartphones, Mac, malware, McAfee, text messaging, botnets
Motorola Files New ITC Complaint Against Apple over 7 Patents
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published August 20, 2012
The lawsuit alleges that Siri and other Apple product features infringe on Motorola Mobility patents.
Tags: Google, iPhone, iPad, Apple, Mac, lawsuit, patent infringement, ITC, Siri, Motorola Mobility
Google Acquires Email Client Sparrow
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published July 23, 2012
The Sparrow team will go to work on Gmail.
Tags: email, Google, Mac, Gmail, IOS, merger and acquistion activity, sparrow
U.S. Mac Sales Slump in Q2, Says IDC
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published July 13, 2012
Although Apple grew its market share, its Mac sales actually declined for the first time in three years.
Tags: Apple, Mac, IDC, sales, market share
Analyst: Apple Device Sales Could Equal Windows Sales 'Within a Year'
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published July 05, 2012
The rise of post-PC devices has nearly cancelled out Microsoft's lead over Apple in the technology industry.
Tags: Windows, Microsoft, PC, Apple, Mac, sales
Kaspersky Claims Apple is '10 Years Behind Microsoft' on Security
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published April 26, 2012
Security firm predicts that Mac users will experience a lot more attacks like the Flashback Trojan.
Tags: security, Apple, Mac, malware, Kaspersky Labs
Apple Sold More iOS devices in 2011 Than It Sold Macs in 28 Years
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published February 20, 2012
No doubt about it--computing is moving to mobile devices.
Tags: Apple, Mac, IOS
Enterprise Will Spend $19 Billion on Apple Hardware in 2012
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published January 09, 2012
By 2013, large organizations could spend up to $28 billion on iPads and Macs, says Forrester.
Tags: iPad, Apple, Mac, Enterprise
Mac Making a Move in the Enterprise
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published November 21, 2011
An analyst says that Mac now has its highest market share ever.
Tags: Mac, Enterprise
Tech Comics: "How to Live with Non-Geeks"
By Oliver Widder | Article Published November 11, 2011
Geeks must realize that non-geeks simply don't understand some very basics things.
Apple's Lion Drives 26% Rise in Mac Sales During July
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published August 23, 2011
The company is expected to have record-breaking Mac sales for the current quarter.
A Linux User Tries Mac OS X
By Matt Hartley | Article Published June 20, 2011
Realizing his household is filled with Apple products, a devout Linux user dips a toe in the water.
Tags: Linux, Apple, Mac
CoreTrace Brings Application Whitelisting to Linux, Mac
By Sean Michael Kerner | Article Published January 24, 2011
Do Linux and Mac users need another layer of application security? At least one vendor thinks so and is building a solution to meet the need.
Tags: security, Linux desktop, Mac, application security, CoreTrace
Apple Details Mac App Store Release - It's Soon!
By David Needle | Article Published December 16, 2010
Will the success of the mobile app store model carryover to the desktop?
Tags: iphone apps, iPad apps, Mac, steve jobs, app store
Microsoft Ships Office for Mac 2011 with Outlook
By Stuart J. Johnston | Article Published October 26, 2010
Microsoft launched a new Mac version of the Office productivity application suite that features tighter ties into Microsoft's emerging cloud services.
Tags: Microsoft, Microsoft Office, Mac, Outlook, Office
iPad, iPhone, Power Record Revenue for Apple
By David Needle | Article Published October 18, 2010
iPhone sales jump 91 percent as Apple soars past Wall Street estimates for the quarter.
Tags: iPhone, iPad, Apple, earnings, Mac
The Myth of the Secure Apple OS
By Paul Rubens | Article Published July 28, 2010
A research report pokes holes in the much-vaunted sense that Apple's OS is highly secure.
Tags: security, operating system, Apple, Mac, secure
What Does the Mac's Non-Presence at Apple's WWDC Mean?
By Andy Patrizio | Article Published June 08, 2010
Steve Jobs spoke for 90 minutes, give or take a few, and never mentioned the Mac once, even as its sales are the best ever. What can be taken from this?
Tags: iPhone, Apple, Mac, steve jobs, WWDC
Apple Now Worth More Than Microsoft
By Stuart J. Johnston | Article Published May 26, 2010
Stock markets finally achieved what some wags had been waiting for some time to see -- Apple is now worth more than Microsoft.
Tags: Windows, Microsoft, Apple, Mac, stocks
Google Chrome 5 Hits Stable Status on Linux, Mac
By Sean Michael Kerner | Article Published May 25, 2010
New Chrome stable 5.0.375.55 released, marking the first time Windows, Mac and Linux releases for stable have been made, but it's still not quite what beta users have had.
Tags: Linux, Mac, Chrome, Chrome browser, Google Chrome
Managing the Multi-Platform Web Mess
By James Maguire | Article Published March 11, 2010
Managing the Multi-Platform Web Mess
Tags: Windows, mobile, iPhone, IE, Mac, Netflix, multi-platform
Microsoft Demos Mac Office 2011 at Macworld 2010
By Stuart J. Johnston | Article Published February 12, 2010
Company tells Macworld attendees that Office 2011 for Mac is on schedule to ship in time for end-of-year sales, but reveals little new information on the premier productivity suite for Macs and PCs.
Tags: Microsoft, software, Mac, Office, Office 2011 for Mac
Mozilla Dropping Firefox Support for Mac OS X 10.4
By Sean Michael Kerner | Article Published February 08, 2010
Four years after the 10.4 release, Mozilla wants to remove it from its list of supported operating systems. Not everyone agrees.
Tags: Firefox, Apple, browser, Mac, Mozilla
Learning from Steve Jobs's Success
By Rob Enderle | Article Published January 27, 2010
Apple, as an aging company, still is taking necessary risks to assure its future.
Tags: Apple, Mac, steve jobs, tablet PC, tablet
Apple Releases First Mac Security Update for 2010
By Sean Michael Kerner | Article Published January 21, 2010
The fixes target concerns in Mac OS 10.5 and 10.6, addressing a number of fixes in third-party code that Apple in its OS.
Tags: security, Apple, Mac, Security fix
Macworld Expo Marches On for Apple Fans
By David Needle | Article Published January 19, 2010
The annual Mac extravaganza looks to become more of a fanfest for both Mac and iPhone users as well as anything new -- iSlate anyone? -- that Apple may announce.
Tags: iPhone, Apple, Mac, tablet, Macworld
Consider Linux for Secure Online Banking
By Michael Horowitz | Article Published October 14, 2009
The open source operating system offers a number of advantages in terms of data protection.
Tags: Linux, Windows, Microsoft, Mac, bug
The Apple Tablet Won't Fly
By Don Reisinger | Article Published October 08, 2009
The world doesn't want an oversized iPhone, no matter who makes it.
Tags: iPhone, IT, Apple, Mac, OS X
Macs in Business: A Lost Cause
By Paul Rubens | Article Published September 22, 2009
Apple refuses to allow the level of choice that businesses need to get the needed return on investment.
Tags: Microsoft, Apple, Intel, Mac
Snow Leopard Gets Security Fixes
By Sean Michael Kerner | Article Published September 14, 2009
The new patch downloads addresses security problems in both current and previous versions of OS X.
Tags: security, Mac, patch, OS X, Leopard
Working (Really) Remotely with Linux
By Juliet Kemp | Article Published August 17, 2009
A far-flung traveler keeps tabs on her life and career using a handy, highly mobile Linux set up.
Tags: Linux, server, wireless, broadband, Mac
Sony to Launch Kindle Competitor
By - Reuters | Article Published August 05, 2009
The e-reader is expected to retail for $199.
Tags: wireless, Blackberry, iPhone, Mac
Apple's October Tablet Changes *Everything*
By Mike Elgan | Article Published July 14, 2009
The handheld will probably work just like the iPhone, run iPhone apps, have an on-screen keyboard and connect to the Internet via Wi-Fi.
Tags: wireless, iPhone, Mac, OS X
Review: MSFT Wireless Mouse 6000: Elegant
By Eric Grevstad | Article Published July 09, 2009
The Wireless Mobile Mouse 6000 is similar to Mac's Mighty Mouse in its simple, elegant design.
Tags: Windows, Microsoft, wireless, Vista, Mac
iPhone Crowds Fairly Small
By - Reuters | Article Published June 19, 2009
Some lines appear in front of Apple and AT&T stores, but nothing like the iPhone's debut.
Tags: consumer, Blackberry, iPhone, Mac, Copyright
Can Apple Survive its Move Toward Mass Market?
By Adrian Kingsley-Hughes | Article Published June 17, 2009
With the iPhone available for $99 and the Snow Leopard upgrade selling for a mere $29, Apple is on a slippery slope toward commodity status.
Tags: iPhone, Apple, Mac, Leopard
Macs are Better Looking than Windows PCs (Not)
By Don Reisinger | Article Published June 11, 2009
After a period of catch-up, Windows PC's have all the aesthetic charm of an Apple machine.
Tags: Windows, Apple, Dell, Mac, HP
Does the Mac-Windows-Linux Race Ever Change?
By Emery Fletcher | Article Published June 10, 2009
Looking back at a 1999 essay by sci-fi author Neal Stephenson suggests that humans change far slower than technology.
Tags: Linux, Windows, Microsoft, Mac, OS X
The Best Mac Security Software
By Ryan Faas | Article Published June 09, 2009
The Mac may be comparatively safer, yet Mac users can still benefit from software to guard against security threats from malware, spam and network attacks.
Tags: security, Apple, Mac, malware, OS X
Wi-Fi Advice: Wi-Fi Boosters, Hotel Wi-Fi
By Aaron Weiss | Article Published May 08, 2009
A Wi-Fi guru tackles some of the toughest Wi-Fi questions, including security and life on the road.
Tags: Windows, Microsoft, wireless, Mac, WiFi
Ubuntu Jaunty Tries to Set the Usability Agenda
By Bruce Byfield | Article Published April 27, 2009
With the supposedly improved notifications system in the recently-released Jaunty Jackalope, Ubuntu unintentionally raises a new issue in usability: should a distribution set the usability agenda by itself?
Tags: developer, Ubuntu, Mac, desktop
You Know You're an Apple Fan Boy When�
By Ryan Faas | Article Published April 13, 2009
Tips to help you determine if youre merely a fan or if youve gone over the deep end.
Tags: iPhone, Apple, Mac, Safari, fan boy
Apple's Challenges: Gaming to Security
By Paul Rubens | Article Published April 09, 2009
Apple claims that Windows is boring while Mac is all fun and games, but that ignores some major Mac limitations.
Tags: Windows, Microsoft, Apple, Mac, OS X
The Apple Rip-Off
By Adrian Kingsley-Hughes | Article Published March 25, 2009
Who else but Apple would make headphones proprietary? And what about the RAM upgrade for $6,100? Is there no limit to the Apple dollar-grabbing madness?
Tags: software, iPhone, Apple, Mac
Skype Video Calling: Free and Easy
By James Maguire | Article Published March 04, 2009
A guide to free Skype video calling, which is very easy to set up and use.
Tags: video, Windows, Mac, video conferencing, Skype
Why Apple Can't Afford to Lose the Mac Clone War
By Adrian Kingsley-Hughes | Article Published February 25, 2009
In its battle with small-time PC maker Psystar, Apple's entire business model is at stake.
Tags: Apple, Mac, OS X, desktop
Does the iPhone Need Help?
By David Needle | Article Published January 26, 2009
Tony's Tips aims to be an indispensable guide to the iPhone.
Tags: Google, search, iPhone, Mac, InternetNews.com
Does Windows 7 Threaten Mac OS and Linux?
By Adrian Kingsley-Hughes | Article Published January 22, 2009
The beta version of Microsofts upcoming OS is earning solid reviews, putting the marketshare growth of both Mac and Linux in a new light.
Tags: Linux, Microsoft, Vista, Windows 7, Mac
Latest Mac Mini Rumors Are Atomic
By Andy Patrizio | Article Published January 19, 2009
An Atom processor and nVidia Ion GPU are at the heart of the Mac family's tiniest, long-neglected member -- if the gossip du jour is accurate.
Tags: Intel, Mac, economy, nVidia, desktop
What's the Mac OSX's Best Security Feature
By Sean Michael Kerner | Article Published January 17, 2009
Black Hat researchers review the state of Apple security - should Mac fanboyz be worried?
Tags: Windows, security, Mac, malware, MySpace
Review: TrendNet Wireless Easy-N-Upgrader
By Eric Geier | Article Published January 17, 2009
This wireless access point lets you upgrade your network to wireless N capability without chucking your older, slower hardware.
Tags: Windows, Microsoft, wireless, Vista, Mac
Discovering the New Features of OpenOffice.org 3.0
By Eric Geier | Article Published December 17, 2008
The release of OpenOffice.org 3.0 delivers a lot of improvements: more user-friendliness, full tables support in Impress, a better cropping tool in Draw, vastly improved Notes in Writer, Calc gets more muscle, and more.
Tags: open source, Microsoft, IT, Mac, OS X
MacPainful: Apple Bows Out of Macworld Expo
By David Needle | Article Published December 17, 2008
Apple says CEO Steve Jobs will not keynote next month and it's the last year Apple exhibits at Macworld Expo.
Tags: iPhone, marketing, Mac, desktop, Leopard
A Software Programmer's Christmas Poem
By Sara Chipps | Article Published December 11, 2008
Twas the night before Christmas, and all through the house, not a widget would function, not even a mouse
Tags: open source, software, Vista, Mac, software developer
Firefox + Greasemonkey Turbocharge E-Commerce Site--From The Client Side
By Tina Gasperson | Article Published December 11, 2008
Perl hacker Ian Malpass uses Perl, Firefox and Greasemonkey to make Etsy.com, the popular online crafts market, more usable and seller-friendly---without ever touching the servers. Tina Gasperson reports on how he did it, and how anyone can do it.
Tags: open source, Firefox, server, programming, Mac
Ward Off Mac Exploits
By Paul Rubens | Article Published December 11, 2008
OS Roundup: Don't let the worm get into your Apple. Protecting yourself from exploits is just as critical for Mac users as for those running Linux or Windows -- and not something to get complacent about.
Tags: Linux, Windows, Vista, Mac, OS X
Using Linux to Create Holiday Cheer
By Matt Hartley | Article Published December 10, 2008
That unused laptop in the corner can be revamped for someone in need this holiday season.
Tags: open source, Linux, video, Windows, Mac
Report: Economy Won't Dim Apple's iPhone
By Judy Mottl | Article Published November 27, 2008
Current economic woes don't seem to be taking a bite out of Apple's sales growth, according to an analyst report.
Tags: consumer, Blackberry, iPhone, Mac, Storage
Free as in Freedom, Not Free as in Freeloader
By Carla Schroder | Article Published November 26, 2008
Ask not what Linux can do for you-- ask what you can do for Linux. Carla Schroder cuts through the misconceptions that plague Free Software and reveals what it's really about.
Tags: open source, Linux, Windows, software, Mac
Apple Goes Bug-Hunting in Safari 3.2
By Sean Michael Kerner | Article Published November 16, 2008
New browser release fixes 11 flaws and adds new security features.
Tags: Windows, Google, Microsoft, Mac, Safari
Meru Debuts 'Virtual Port'
By Lisa Phifer | Article Published November 13, 2008
vWLAN, a new core feature of Meru's System Director platform, carves available RF resources into "virtual ports" that can be configured, managed, and monitored at the same level of granularity as Ethernet switch ports.
Tags: Microsoft, wireless, virtualization, Mac, Wimax
Create, Manage iPhone Databases with HanDBase
By James Alan Miller | Article Published November 12, 2008
A popular database and forms creation tool for mobile devices allows you to now track whatever you like with Apple's smartphone.
Tags: Windows, security, iPhone, Mac, e-Mail
A Mac Expert's Favorite Tools
By Ryan Faas | Article Published October 30, 2008
Mac software for maintenance, troubleshooting, app removal, freeing up disk space, and more.
Tags: server, software, Apple, Mac, OS X
Linux Wi-Fi Manager Roundup
By Eric Geier | Article Published October 28, 2008
The quest for easy wireless client management on Linux continues; Eric Geier takes us on a tour of three Linux network management tools for managing roaming, profiles, and encryption keys.
Tags: Linux, search, server, wireless, Mac