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Apple Device Life Cycle

How long Apple expects all of its most popular devices to last

April 16th, 2016

There’s been a running joke for years that Apple builds its devices to last just long enough to satisfy a warranty or a two-year contract before they inevitably start running into issues, forcing the user to upgrade. As the proud owner of a working iPhone 3GS and 2011 MacBook Air, I can attest that not every Apple …

Mac Ransomware KeRanger Fix

First OS X ransomware encrypts your data, demands money for giving it back

March 7th, 2016

Ransomware is a dangerous type of malware threat that affects plenty of Windows users. This kind of software encrypts certain files belonging to the user and then demands a fee for the unlock key. While Mac users have long been safe from such threats, the first such threat attacking OS X computers has been detected. Fortunately, …