The Always Up-to-Date Guide to Building a Hackintosh (OS X 10.10)

Building a hackintosh—that is, installing Mac OS X on non-Apple hardware—used to require extremely restricted hardware choices and quite a bit of know-how. Now your options are vast and the installation process is fairly simple. With that in mind, here is our always up-to-date guide to building a hackintosh that will… » 10/21/14 5:39pm 10/21/14 5:39pm

Update OS X Now to Fix the Shellshock Vulnerability

Good news, Mac users. Apple just released an update for OS X that fixes a security flaw in the Bash UNIX shell. This is the part of the software that's vulnerable to the Shellshock bug uncovered last week. And although the vulnerability only affects a small number of Mac users, a fix is certainly welcome. » 9/29/14 5:50pm 9/29/14 5:50pm

What Would You Like To See In A New PC Gamepad?

Back in 2013, Lifehacker asked its readers what the Best PC Gamepad was, and predictably, console controllers took over 80% of the vote, with the Xbox 360 Controller getting the lion's share. If we ran the same poll now, the DualShock 4 and Xbox One Controller would take a chunk of the votes, but the result would be… » 9/18/14 2:45pm 9/18/14 2:45pm

Mailbox for Mac Arrives In Beta Today To Redeem Your Email

Back in April, Mailbox promised it would be bring a beta version of its popular mobile email client to Mac. Today, it delivered on that promise. Users who've signed up for the public beta as well as select Mailbox users will be given access to the beta in a rollout process. The team hasn't announced any firm date when… » 8/19/14 12:58pm 8/19/14 12:58pm