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  1. And Just Like That, Another Mac OS X Trojan Found in the Wild

    Though Macs aren't exactly less vulnerable to viruses as Windows computers, they've always experienced less -- mostly because there were a lot less people using Macs, thus a lot less people making viruses to infect them. Not too long ago, news broke that a malicious OS X virus spread around the digital tubes, infecting over half a million computers. Now, only a little over a week later, we get news that another OSX Trojan is circulating around our digital domain.

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  2. Mac Botnet Has Infected Over Half a Million Computers

    For some, one of the reasons to get a Macintosh computer was that there were few nasty viruses or other malicious junk floating around that could affect your machine. However, this kind of attitude can only lead to trouble and now the Russian security company Doctor Web says that one particular trojan called Backdoor.Flashback.39 has infected over 550,000 Apple computers.

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  3. Give Your iPhone Some Retro Mac Style With Throwback Cases

    Sure, plenty of you out there got the iPhone because it's the hippest little device around, but I'm sure there are plenty of you devotees who have been with Apple way longer, maybe even from the start. If you're one of the latter, there's a righteous line of retro-Mac computer iPhone cases from Schreer Delights that you can pick up if you want flaunt that you loved Apple before it was cool.

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  4. The Lion Has a Problem: Mac User Passwords Not So Secure

    So, you've just gotten your hands on Mac's newly released OS X Lion and you couldn't be more thrilled? Well, sorry to rain on your parade, but it would appear Apple has a problem. Not just a "well I don't like this one specific feature, blah, blah" problem, but an actual security flaw in the software that allows automatically stored passwords to be easily extracted from a sleeping computer. According to Passware, a software provider, the latest edition of their password cracking forensic suite Passware Kit Forensic v11 can extract Mac OS X Lion user login passwords from the computer's memory in a matter of minutes. The vulnerability occurs when the computer is in sleep mode. Passwords that are stored in the computer's memory can be extracted using Passware's software, which captures the computer's memory via a FireWire connection and thus the passwords.

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  5. Apple Lures Back-To-School Shoppers With iTunes Gift Card

    For students headed back to school, particularly the college bound in the market for a new computer, Apple is poised to be the brand of choice. Apple's promotional Back-To-School campaign offers shoppers a $100 gift card for iTunes with the purchase of a new Mac, and its a pretty enticing incentive. Research firm Global Equities complied some statistics that show that approximately 80% of incoming students plan to go Apple. According to Global Equities, Apple's off to a strong start in the back-to-school market beating Microsoft 8 to 2. The data also show that more students enrolled in exclusively online universities, like Phoenix Online, choose Apple, which is an emerging trend. With a strong showing it seems that transitioning to the gift card from previous campaigns that included a free iPod hasn't hurt Apple. (via The Next Web)

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  6. OS X Lion Allows Unauthorized Users to Boot Into Web Browser, is Neat

    A lot of exciting information about the next iteration of Apple's operating system, OS X Lion, was released during WWDC this year -- particularly that it will be available for only $29 -- but a neat feature that wasn't discussed in depth is that Lion will allow unauthorized users to boot into "browser only" mode. Dubbed "Restart to Safari," the mode will allow users to do exactly that, restart the computer into a mode that only provides access to the web browser and prevents users from having access to personal files.

    The mode is most likely intended for kiosks and schools, and it probably isn't 100% safe, as any hacker will say, the easiest way to gain unauthorized access to a computer is to actually have the computer in front of you, but for average computer users, the mode should keep personal files and settings safe.

    Lion is expected to hit during July, and only be available through the Mac App Store for the aforementioned $29 price tag.

    (via Mac Rumors)

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  7. Everything You Wanted to Know About iOS 5 and OS X Lion

    Despite the breathless coverage we, and other outlets, have provided for iCloud, there were other things talked about during today WWDC 2011 keynote speech. Today, Apple outlined some key features we can expect to see in OS X Lion and iOS 5. Though iCloud will bridge iOS and OS X devices, those platforms are seeing some major changes in their own right. Read on after the break to see what changes we can expect in the latest versions of Apple's mobile and desktop operating systems.

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  8. Mac People vs. PC People [Infographic]

    Macs! PCs! One of them is better than the other in some ways! (Awaits flamewar.)

    Now, back to our regularly scheduled programming: The folks at crowdsourced decision-making site Hunch have crunched the numbers on close to 400,000 participating users to paint differing portraits of Mac and PC users. Their results, assembled in the infographic below, back up some Mac/PC user stereotypes while upsetting others, though it's worth pointing out that being the sort of early-adopting hipcat who regularly uses Hunch may be a more salient characteristic than what kind of computer one uses to do it.

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  9. An Update Is Available for Your Computer

    (Sticky Comics via UFUNK)

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  10. Mac App Store Already Cracked

    One day after the launch of the Mac App Store, the above graphic--which can be seen on Apple's website--takes on a whole new meaning: The Mac App Store has been cracked, allowing users to pirate any app found in the store after installing a crack called "Kickback." Read on past the jump for details.

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