Some Apple fans are building their own ‘Hackintoshes’ — Mac computers they build themselves. And they point to a weakness with Apple's computer lineup (AAPL)

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Business Insider—The only way to get Apple's MacOS operating system is to buy one of Apple's own Macs. That's pretty much the way it's always been. Or at least, that's the only official way.  The computer pictured above is running MacOS, but it's not a Mac. It's a so-called Hackintosh — a computer built by a hobbyist, made to run MacOS on non-Apple hardware.   You read correctly: You don't need to buy a Mac to get the Apple experience (or official Apple apps), assuming you're willing to do the work of building...

Apple is building a special portal for law enforcement officials to get user data — here's Apple's letter describing the plan (AAPL). Apple will create a special portal for law enforcement officials to legally request and receive user data from Apple, according to a letter sent to a senator and obtained by Business Insider. Apple responded to over 14,000 police requests including 231 "domestic emergency" requests in 2017, according to the letter. These actions are not related to the "going dark" issue, where government officials are pressuring tech companies to build features that could crack encryption on devices like the...