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  • Bitdefender unleashes 'The Box'

    Internet software security vendor, Bitdefender, has launched a new product ‘The Box’ aiming to tackle the security issues posed by the Internet of Things.

  • Apple by the numbers: Mac not dead yet

    The rise of tablets and smartphones may be contributing to the decline of the PC market as a whole. But for years now, Apple's Mac lineup has continued to flourish. If you look at the long-term trends of Apple's quarterly numbers, unit sales of the company's desktops and laptops grew steadily year by year over the past decade--every year, that is, until the end of 2012. The most recent numbers indicate that the Mac, like other PCs, is finally feeling the impact of the so-called tablet revolution.

  • Apple issues annual environmental report, touts renewable energy use

    While technological progress and the environment often seem to be at odds, many tech companies are working hard to lessen the impact their businesses have on the planet. Over the last several years, Apple has released an annual progress report about its environmental status, and this year is no different.

  • 2012 in review: The year in Mac

    Some people have feared that Apple’s focus on mobile devices would leave the Mac gathering dust in a dark corner of 1 Infinite Loop, but 2012 has demonstrated that Apple’s longest-running product line isn’t out of steam yet. With some impressive product refreshes, a brand-new operating system for the second time in as many years, and the promise of more innovation to come, there has never been a better time to be a Mac user.

  • Opinion: Where does Apple go from here?

    Hear the one about two guys who started a computer company in their garage? Of course you have: Today, one such company is estimated to be the most valuable one in the world (or pretty close to it, depending on the fluctuations of the stock market). And there’s a good reason for that, as I discovered recently on an Acela from New York to Boston: If you were an alien who just landed on our planet and somehow hopped on that train, you’d assume that all humans constantly consult some sort of oracle emblazoned with a fruit logo.

  • Guide: to buying a refurbished Mac

    Maybe you’re a college student. Maybe you’re one of the world’s vast numbers of un- and under-employed workers. Maybe you’re simply frugal. Whatever the case, the situation facing you is this: You’re on a budget, you need a new computer, but even with limited cash you’d rather not buy an inexpensive Windows-based PC—you’re an Apple fan and don’t want to switch. What to do?

  • Levinson becomes chairman, Iger joins Apple board of directors

    Apple has announced that Arthur Levinson has been appointed chairman of the company's board of directors. The role, which was previously held by Apple co-founder Steve Jobs upon his resignation as chief executive officer, has been vacant since Jobs died last month.

  • 'One more thing': The spirit of Steve Jobs lives on

    I was scrambling to finish a column when I heard the news. One minute, I was trying to come up with a witty response for an Apple proof-of-concept video; the next, trying to come up with anything to say at all. As I stared in shock at my computer screen, I watched responses pour in from friends and Twitter compatriots alike. Some of them were Steve-isms; some, anecdotal tales. But within all of them, the message was essentially the same: "Steve Jobs has profoundly affected our lives."

  • Remembering Steve Jobs, the man who saved Apple

    Apple co-founder Steve Jobs died Wednesday after a long illness. He was 56. Jobs, who reigned as Apple CEO for 14 years, resigned his post in August 2011 and was replaced by Tim Cook, who previously was the company's Chief Operating Officer. Jobs, in turn, was elected as chairman of Apple's board of directors.

  • Remains of the Day: Number one, with an icon

    Deciphering Apple's intentions is even more challenging than figuring out the Kremlin's, though there's definitely some similarity. Elsewhere, the Thunderbolt Display is ripped to shreds, iTunes movies surface around the world, and is it finally time to bid adieu to some venerable Apple products? The remainders for Wednesday, September 28, 2011 promised themselves they wouldn't cry.

  • Apple's new task: To fight legends

    August is known as a pretty quiet month for technology related news. Much of the western world is on vacation, so it's usually the quiet before the storm that leads into the insanely busy holiday quarter.