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How Intel's first Chief Security Officer is reshaping the chip giant

How Intel's first Chief Security Officer is reshaping the chip giant

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Window Snyder transformed how Microsoft, Apple and Mozilla dealt with software threats. She served as the security lead for the Windows XP Service Pack 2 update, which fixed a wide variety of vulnerabilities in a notoriously buggy OS. And at Apple, she helped manage security on iOS and OS X. Now, she's taking on the role of Intel's first Chief Security Officer, where she's responsible for revamping how the company protects its products and customers. Obviously, she has her work cut out for her.

8BitDo introduces new wireless game controllers

8BitDo introduces new wireless game controllers

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I've been doing a lot of Raspberry Pi retrogaming lately, and have tried a lot of different gamepad controllers. The best controllers, in my estimation, are the ones made by 8BitDo. They've introduced a new model, the SN30 ($30), and it comes in colors matching the old Game Boy Pockets. They pair with Raspberry Pi, Switch, OS X, iOS, Android, and Windows. You can also connect them to a device using the included USB cable.

Command R not working! How to reinstall MacOS if Recovery won't work

Command R not working! How to reinstall MacOS if Recovery won't work

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If you have a problem with your Mac and need to reinstal the operating system you should be able to simply reinstall macOS (or Mac OS X) via the Recovery partition. In this article we'll look at what to do if Command R isn't working, if Internet Recovery Mode isn't working, and we'll look at other options for reinstalling your Mac operating system if you don't have the discs. Here's how to restore a Mac without a recovery partition.

Is 2018 Finally the Year of Windows on the Robot?

Is 2018 Finally the Year of Windows on the Robot?

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Microsoft is bringing ROS to Window 10. ROS stands for Robot Operating System, a software framework and large collection of libraries for developing robots which we recently wrote an introductory article about, It’s long been primarily supported under Linux and Mac OS X, and even then, best under Ubuntu. My own efforts to get it working under the Raspbian distribution on the Raspberry Pi led me to instead download a Pi Ubuntu image. So having it running with the support of Microsoft on Windows will add some welcome variety.

How to Electronically Sign a PDF Using Preview on Mac

How to Electronically Sign a PDF Using Preview on Mac

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When you receive a PDF document by email that you must sign, the process of printing out the file, signing on the dotted line with a pen, scanning the signed document and sending it back can be a rather tedious task. Fortunately, Apple has added the ability to electronically sign a PDF document using Preview, a program that comes preinstalled on every Mac running OS X Lion or later.

How to clean install macOS

How to clean install macOS

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Want to clean install macOS on your Mac? Here's how to download and install a fresh copy of Mojave - and if you need to, High Sierra, Sierra, El Capitan, Mojave, Yosemite or some earlier version of OS X

Why Does the macOS Dashboard Still Exist?

Why Does the macOS Dashboard Still Exist?

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Remember the Dashboard? It was the marquee feature of Mac OS X Tiger back in 2005, but these days basically no one uses it. Yet it’s still part of macOS Mojave.

How to download old Mac OS X versions

How to download old Mac OS X versions

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Here's how to get High Sierra, Sierra, El Capitan, Yosemite, Mavericks, Mountain Lion, Lion and Snow Leopard, and what to do if you have installed Mojave - which removes the ability to download older macOS versions!

Apple's made it impossible to download old versions of MacOS in Mojave

Apple's made it impossible to download old versions of MacOS in Mojave

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If you were hoping to revert back to High Sierra, or install an older OS X on a partition or VM, you will not be able to get the installer if you are running Mojave

How to Use Dark Mode in macOS Mojave

How to Use Dark Mode in macOS Mojave

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Dark mode is one of the most visible new features in macOS Mojave, and is the most radical change to the interface of Apple's operating systems since the advent of Mac OS X in 2001. This setting allows you turn most of what you see into a sort of negative view: instead of black text on

macOS Mojave Brings Refinements and Interface Changes

macOS Mojave Brings Refinements and Interface Changes

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Gone are the days when a new operating system boasts hundreds of new features, as was the case when Mac OS X was in its adolescent years. Now Apple highlights a dozen or so marquee features for new versions of its desktop operating system even though there are plenty of tweaks under the hood. Last week's

We ranked macOS Mojave’s new features from best to worst

We ranked macOS Mojave’s new features from best to worst

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Apple has released the latest version of its desktop operating system, macOS Mojave, to the public. Woo. It was named in, uh, honor(?) of California’s Mojave Desert and is part of the tech giant’s landmark-monikered series of updates, something that started with OS X Mavericks. While there is nothing earth-shattering about this update – which is pretty much what we expect from Apple’s macOS updates these days – there are a few nice features in there

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