15 fast and easy ways to hack-proof your Mac

One of the commonly touted advantages to using a Mac is that it's more secure and less prone to malware than a PC running Windows. It's easy to see where this attitude comes

Published on: May 1st, 2009 Ryan Faas

Eight reasons why you should switch from a PC to a Mac

Contrary to Microsoft marketing honcho David Webster's snarky recent assertion, Macs aren't "washed with unicorn tears" -- at least as far as I know. However, lots of extremely rational reasons exist to choose

Published on: April 28th, 2009 Harry McCracken

Five things a Windows whiz concedes Mac does better

The war between Mac and PC fans at times makes the country's political and cultural wars look like kindergarten spats. As a long-time PC user, I've been in the middle of it. But

Published on: April 21st, 2009 Preston Gralla

The best portable drives available for your Mac

Portable hard drives are smaller and easier to tote around than typical external desktop drives. Some feature case designs that reduce impact shock. With portable hard drives, USB is king (it's your only

Published on: April 7th, 2009 Kris Fong

Microsoft TV ad attacks Macs over prices

Microsoft Corp. last night took a direct shot at its rival, Apple Inc., in a new television ad that pitched Windows PCs as lower-priced than Macs. The ad, the first in a new

Published on: March 31st, 2009 Gregg Keizer

Apple’s updated 24-inch iMac – Feature rich and fabulous value for money

Feature rich Apple 24-inch iMac offers fabulous value for money With its sleek lines, thoughtful and minimalist design, large and beautiful screen, robust operating system, polished iLife suite of apps, and updated hardware,

Published on: March 24th, 2009 Michael DeAgonia

New things people are doing with their old Macs

For some people, deconstructing a computer can lead to a tangled mess of wires. Yet others are finding that by rewiring or recycling their Macs they're stumbling upon some very creative projects. More

Published on: January 28th, 2009 Ashley Laurel Wilson

Change in IT mindset boosting Mac adoption

It's not your imagination. Apple Macintoshes are turning up in businesses beyond the creative departments, increasingly becoming a normal part of the IT fabric. One recent IT survey by researcher Information Technology Intelligence

Published on: January 7th, 2009 Leon Erlanger

Simple ways to switch from a PC to a Mac

My parents have had a Windows PC for many years but I've finally talked them into buying a Mac. The problem is they expect me to move their data from the old PC

Published on: January 6th, 2009 Christopher Breen

Why some businesses are switching from PCs to Macs

The Mac OS has long been known as an operating system for graphic artists, creative folks and those who prefer to treat their personal computers as, well, personal. Widespread business use is almost

Published on: December 29th, 2008 Ashley Laurel Wilson

Ten ways to turn your Mac into a lean, mean, agile machine…right now

Apple Inc. hasn't done much talking about Snow Leopard, the next-generation update to Mac OS X that's due to be released in 2009 (possibly within the first quarter of the year).But in what

Published on: December 15th, 2008 Ryan Faas

Microsoft worried about Mac comparison long before Mac vs. PC ads

More than a year before Windows Vista's release - and long before Apple started poking fun at the operating system - Microsoft officials were already worried about comparisons between Mac OS X and

Published on: November 20th, 2008 Gregg Keizer

Should I drop my PC for the new MacBooks?

With today's announcements about refreshes to the entire Apple MacBook family of laptops, no doubt, half the members of the Apple cult have already run out to the nearest Apple store. View a

Published on: October 16th, 2008 Darren Gladstone

New Microsoft ad campaign lives in shadow of Apple’s “1984” commercial

Microsoft has created a lot of buzz about its new multi-million dollar advertising campaign with non-sequitur ads featuring Jerry Seinfeld and their next move could determine if it's sink or swim in the

Published on: September 19th, 2008 Brian Jackson