Apple touts its closed ecosystem as a security advantage. Because it tightly controls its hardware and software, Apple can push security updates much more quickly than an open system like Android. But researchers at Duo Security say that Apple’s security update system hasn’t been working exactly as intended, with…
Since last fall, new MacBook Pro models have replaced the function keys with the Touch Bar, a gimmicky touch-sensitive display along the top of the keyboard. It takes some getting used to, and you may find yourself groping for the delete key and cranking up your headphone volume, or idly resting your finger on the…
The new and improved default OS for the Raspberry Pi isn’t just for hobbyist computer boards any longer. Thanks to an experimental version of the Linux-based software for PCs and Macs, you can use it to reinvigorate an old laptop and get a few more years out of an aging machine.
A lot of people, including some of the world’s best known commentators on Apple, are saying that the company is facing serious challenges in its Mac business—unsurprisingly, Apple is clapping back at those reports and says everything is just fine.
If you’re erasing sensitive files from a computer, you probably want them gone forever and far beyond the reach of data recovery tools. Unfortunately, that’s not what happens all of the time. Here are some simple steps you can take to make sure your files are deleted permanently.
Years of neglect are eroding gaming history. Cartridges rot in garages, companies horde demos that they will never release, and obscure titles fade into the ether. Some games may even be lost forever.
It’s the time of year where we all give thanks, and among many other things, we here at Lifehacker are thankful for all the free apps out there that improve our lives (and the developers that make them!) Here are 50 of our favorites.
If you’re paying for premium software, chances are there’s a free alternative out there you could use instead, with features just as good as the ones you’ve become accustomed to. Whether you fancy a change from your usual application-of-choice, or you’re just on a tight budget, these are the free software apps you…
Building a hackintosh—that is, installing macOS 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…
Anyone who’s ever owned a Mac probably remembers the first time they booted it up and heard that sound. It announced that you were about to begin a relationship with your computer that would probably last for many years. With the new MacBook Pro, Apple is replacing the iconic chime with cold, unforgiving silence.
Apple is supposed to release the brand new MacBook Pro at a big event Thursday, but it looks like images of the MacBook got out early. The source? Apple.
Apple just sent out press invites for an event taking place on October 27. You know what that means, new MacBooks!
We could all use a little more time in the day, and that means you shouldn’t be wasting time navigating through menus or punching through keyboard commands while you’re at work. Luckily, there are a bunch of apps available for Mac and Windows that will help you get work done faster. These are our picks for the best…
Apple’s just released macOS Sierra, and while it’s a minor update, it does include Siri, a universal clipboard, and a handful of other new features. Let’s take a quick look at all the new stuff.
Encryption is good for protecting sensitive data you don’t want anyone else to see. If some bad guy nabs your laptop while you’re out at a coffee shop or bar, you can rest assured knowing that the data is encrypted. The process of encrypting files is easy, and I’ll to show you step-by-step how to do it.
On Craigslist, Redditor wowbobwow picked up an old, broken Macintosh SE that was destined for a landfill. But once he got the beige box cleaned up and working again, he discovered a big NSFW surprise hidden in a fake “America Online” folder.