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20 tools for back to school

Are you or yours heading back to school? These apps belong in your digital backpack.Read more »


It's free, has lots of tools, and is compatible with Microsoft Office file formats.

Mac backup basics

Four easy options for backing up your Mac.

First Look: El Capitan

See double with Split View, and find out what else is new in OS X.

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Mac backup basics

A Mac backup plan doesn't have to be complicated. The easier a plan is to set up and follow, the more likely you are to use it and have a current backup when disaster happens.Read more »

How to disable the Adobe Flash browser plug-in

Block Flash in a few easy steps to avoid its critical security flaws.Read more »

First look: OS X El Capitan public beta

See what's new in Apple's Mac OS update, El Capitan.Read more »

Apple releases first public betas of OS X El Capitan and iOS 9

Grab Apple's public betas and take the next versions of OS X and iOS 9 for a test drive.Read more »

Office 2016 for Mac levels the playing field

It's been five years since Microsoft released a version of Office for Mac, but the new 2016 edition offers visual and functional continuity with mobile and desktop versions of Office, plus Mac optimizations.Read more »

How to make Google Drive more secure

Get file encryption and strong password protection to secure your stuff.Read more »

Passwords 101

Passwords guard your most private and sensitive information. Here's how to make sure they're strong enough for the job.Read more »

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Easy-to-use Acorn can handle much of what you do in high-end image-editing tools such as Adobe Photoshop, without breaking a sweat or your budget.

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4.5 stars
MacBooster 3 for Mac
MacBooster 3 for Mac

MacBooster from IObit offers a collection of tools for monitoring the status of your Mac, from tracking how efficiently your system is running to identifying possible security threats. The latest version adds the ability to securely delete items and manage iTunes files.

Editor rating

4 stars
Spectacle for Mac review
Spectacle for Mac review

Quickly reposition and organize open windows on your Mac.

Editor rating

5 stars
LibreOffice 5 for Mac
LibreOffice 5 for Mac

LibreOffice for Mac is free and offers a broad, useful collection of productivity tools and compatibility with Microsoft Office file formats, making it a compelling alternative.

Editor rating

3.5 stars
Microsoft Office 2016 for Mac
Microsoft Office 2016 for Mac

Microsoft Office 2016 for Mac moves to the cloud and embraces popular features from the Windows and iOS editions, putting the long-anticipated update -- which includes Excel, Word, Outlook, PowerPoint, and now OneNote -- on more even footing on the Office platform.

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4 stars