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  1. There are several products for the Macintosh that...

    There are several products for the Macintosh that are extremely similar to Crossover, but they are either free or very inexpensive:

    WineBottler (free, donation requested)
    WineBottler | Run...
  2. Actually, you don't need to purchase any version...

    Actually, you don't need to purchase any version of Windows. There is a free Windows substitute you can use.

    ReactOS (free)
    Front Page | ReactOS Project

    Combined with VirtualBox, you can run...
  3. Anti-Virus and Security Deal!

    Right now you can get Intego's Virus Barrier (in my opinion the best anti-virus software for the Macintosh), bundled with Net Barrier (two-way firewall and anti-spyware) for only $20 for one year...
  4. Yes, that's what some of the articles I cited...

    Yes, that's what some of the articles I cited said. They expect to see ARM MacBooks (with the ARM processor being the primary processor, not a secondary processor as they are now) next year, with...
  5. From what I've read, good x86 emulators for ARM...

    From what I've read, good x86 emulators for ARM have been around for decades. So the transition should be seamless.

    Apparently Apple plans to merge iOS, macOS, and iPadOS so that all apps will...
  6. Apple Dropping Intel For ARM Processors?

    Is Apple going to switch from Intel processors to ARM processors?

    Intel reportedly expects Apple to start the Macís transition to ARM next year - 9to5Mac
    Intel reportedly expects Apple to start...
  7. A deaf/mute couple show up at the drugstore to...

    A deaf/mute couple show up at the drugstore to purchase condoms.

    The husband signs to the wife: "How can I make the druggist understand what I want?"

    She signed back: "Just go in and show him...
  8. Two young boys walked into a pharmacy one day,...

    Two young boys walked into a pharmacy one day, picked out a box of tampons and proceeded to the checkout counter.

    The man at the counter asked the older boy, "Son, how old are you?"

    "Eight,"...
  9. Subject: The Crunch Bird A man named Charlie...

    Subject: The Crunch Bird

    A man named Charlie had just had a fight with his wife. His wife was often very unreasonable, and he didn’t know what to do about the situation. Charlie went for a walk...
  10. Some folks are having problems downloading and/or...

    Some folks are having problems downloading and/or getting the UR browser to launch. Some of these folks are download the Windows version instead of the Macintosh version. Those folks should try...
  11. This entire thread was about a "potential...

    This entire thread was about a "potential vulnerability", not an exploit. As I've explained before, potential vulnerabilities are of no concern to end users and there is absolutely no reason to get...
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    No conspiracy theory necessary. Chrome is a...

    No conspiracy theory necessary. Chrome is a really excellent browser. But Google makes their money by tracking you, aggregating information that they have assembled about you, and selling it to...
  13. Good find! But note that that post is a year...

    Good find!

    But note that that post is a year old, that UR promised to fix everything complained of, and that even as we speak UR for the Mac is still in Beta.

    Even not taking into account the...
  14. New Interesting Browser!

    There is a new, free, Web browser for the Macintosh, and this browser is really interesting.

    Why? Well in addition to a BUNCH of really great features, such as ad blocking, download acceleration,...
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    New Mac Malware

    There has been new malware released into the wild for the Macintosh this month. It's nothing to get really excited over, but one should still be careful:

    In-the-wild Mac malware kept busy in...
  16. Apple Recalling Nearly A Half-Million MacBook Pro Laptops Due To Fire Risk

    Apple Recalling Nearly A Half-Million MacBook Pro Laptops Due To Fire Risk

    Apple Recalling Nearly A Half-Million MacBook Pro Laptops Due To Fire Risk – CBS Sacramento

    15-inch MacBook Pro...
  17. Pages, Keynote and Number Updated

    iWork apps for iOS and Mac get a massive update | Cult of Mac

    iWork apps for iOS and Mac get a massive update | Cult of Mac

    All are completely free and can be downloaded from the corresponding...
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    You are exactly right. My feeling is that unless...

    You are exactly right. My feeling is that unless your data is very important, and you don't have a backup (and you should), making Disk Warrior a viable last resort, that the money that you would...
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    California, for attorneys, is what is known as a...

    California, for attorneys, is what is known as a "form pleading" state. That means that we have to present pleadings for a new case on state approved PDF forms. Unfortunately, while those forms are...
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    Yes, I do mention this on my Routine Maintenance...

    Yes, I do mention this on my Routine Maintenance Web site. Cloning a hard drive and then copying everything back to the original drive is a [long] way to defragment a rotating disk hard drive, but...
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    Yes, it's a real drama going on there. Apple is...

    Yes, it's a real drama going on there. Apple is withholding some of the specs for APFS, making it practically impossible for Alsoft to update Disk Warrior for APFS.

    However, the good news is the...
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    For such a case, here is a free app you can use...

    For such a case, here is a free app you can use instead of any of Adobe's products. It works perfectly every single time. It will even allow you to fill-in PDF forms that are locked!

    Formulate...
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    "Maintenance" and anti-malware are two entirely...

    "Maintenance" and anti-malware are two entirely different things.

    Visiting dodgy Web sites does not cause you to have to run maintenance. Though it may require that you run anti-malware or at...
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    Funny you should ask. I have an entire Web site...

    Funny you should ask. I have an entire Web site devoted to that:

    OS X Maintenance And Troubleshooting

    Recent Macs don't need much. You no longer need to repair permissions, as they are now...
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    They are still there, and they still run. They...

    They are still there, and they still run. They used to be called "chron scripts" after the Unix routine that ran them. However, it is a misnomer to call them "maintenance scripts". They are more...
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