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MacWorld: Zoom Mac app flaw sparks serious security concerns

Posted on July 9th, 2019

Do not adjust your screen. The logo above is displayed upside down as a comment on Zoom. Zoom Video Communications (NASDAQ ZM) is a provider of video conferencing and IP phone services. Zoom Meeting Client apps have found their way onto Macs and ...

AXIOS: Fatal distraction | Tech's worry as D.C. bares fangs

Posted on March 12th, 2019

Getty Images/Ringer illustration The prospect of corporate breakups isn't Silicon Valley's biggest worry, Axios' Scott Rosenberg and Ina Fried report: • Instead, insiders fear missing the next cycle of industry change if they're distracted and h...

Apple: Prepare for Changes to Back to My Mac

Posted on August 9th, 2018

 Learn how to transition to iCloud Drive, screen sharing, and Apple Remote Desktop. Back to My Mac will not be available on macOS Mojave. You can get ready now by learning about alternatives for file access, screen sharing, and remote desktop acc...

QTIP: The #1 Online Risk Factor

Posted on May 17th, 2018

It’s no surprise that risks abound online. However, you may be surprised that security researchers point to computer user behavior as the #1 risk factor. It’s true, cyber attacks occur mostly as a result of users’ innocent (or careless) mistakes a...

MacRumors: Third-Party Apps Will Need App-Specific Passwords for iCloud Access

Posted on May 16th, 2017

Tuesday May 16, 2017 3:55 am PDT by Tim Hardwick App-specific passwords are set to become a mandatory requirement for third-party apps that access iCloud user data, according to an Apple Support email sent out today. Currently, app-specific pa...

BINSIDER: Apple's white plastic MacBook is now obsolete

Posted on May 1st, 2017

Adapted from the Business Insider article by Kip Leswing, May 1, 2017 Apple said on Monday that a few of its older Mac laptops are now obsolete, which means that Apple won't fix them anymore (except in certain places with strong consumer products...

QTIP: What is Chrome OS?

Posted on April 20th, 2017

Is it right for you? Chrome OS is a free operating system designed by Google that is based on Linux and uses Google's Chrome web browser as its user interface. As a result, Chrome OS primarily supports web applications. Google announced the Chr...

Apple: Identify and report phishing emails and other suspicious messages

Posted on April 19th, 2017

From Apple Support posted April 19, 2017 Use these tips to avoid phishing scams and learn what to do if you think your Apple ID has been compromised. Scammers use phishing and other types of social engineering to try to trick you into sharing pe...

NYTIMES Tech Tip: Does This USB Drive Look FAT?

Posted on March 21st, 2017

From The New York Times, by J. D. BIERSDORFER MARCH 21, 2017 Q. I have a PC and put many photos on a USB drive for use in a digital picture frame. Can someone add pictures to this USB drive if they have a Mac or does it need to be formatted diffe...

QTIP: Before your tech consultant arrives

Posted on January 30th, 2017

To save money and give your consultant the best chance of meeting your expectations efficiently, prepare as best as you can the items below before your consultant arrives: Outline items you’d like done, provide product documentation, installation ...

Apple: Using app-specific passwords

Posted on December 6th, 2016

App-specific passwords allow you to sign in to your account securely when you use apps that don’t natively support two-step verification or two-factor authentication.When your Apple ID is protected with two-step verification, or two-factor authent...

TechCrunch: Apple shuts down ransomware

Posted on March 7th, 2016

by Sarah Perez on TechCrunch.com March 7, 2016 Apple has shut down what appears to have been the first, fully-functional ransomware targeting Mac computers. This particular form of cyber threat involves malware that encrypts the data on your pe...

APPLEINSIDER: App face-off: Apple iMessage vs. WhatsApp Messenger

Posted on January 29th, 2016

By Marty Edwards Friday, January 29, 2016, 07:19 pm PT (10:19 pm ET) When WhatsApp Messenger went free earlier this year it gave iOS device owners a viable solution to connect with friends and family who don't use Apple products, but the app comes...

Lifehacker: How to Set Up and Use Apple’s New Photos App in OS X Yosemite

Posted on April 14th, 2015

By Thorin Klosowski, Lifehacker Last week, Apple released an update to Yosemite that includes a new Photos app . This app is a working replacement for iPhoto, and does much better job of organizing your photos without hogging system resources. He...

QTIP: Apple's New Photos app is here

Posted on April 10th, 2015

What could be more eagerly awaited than the Apple Watch?Apple’s new Photos app for OS X, that’s what. And you can have it now for $0.Venerable iPhoto (yes, I admit calling it a "hairball") has been outmoded for years, and millions have impatiently...

QTIP: How to search and print your iTunes Store purchase history

Posted on January 4th, 2015

This QTIP deals with an annoyance that may merely be a "first world problem" for most iTunes customers. However, if you among the few and the brave who must account for some or all of your iTunes Store purchases this tax season, you may find your...

QTIP: Five tips to get more out of your iPhone or iPad in the new year

Posted on January 1st, 2015

Thanks to GigaOm.com for these tips. Usually a New Year’s resolution happens when a person makes a promise to improve themself. Despite our best intentions, studies have shown that as high as 88 percent of all resolutions end in failure. This year...

QTIP: Are iCloud Drive and iCloud Different?

Posted on September 30th, 2014

Are iCloud Drive and iCloud Different? Apple’s iCloud Drive and its iCloud service are both part of the online synchronization service collectively named iCloud. But, iCloud does a lot of things so it’s reasonable to ask, "Is there a difference ...

QTIP: Set up Family Sharing

Posted on September 29th, 2014

Family Sharing, a new way to bring harmony to your digital life. You have twins. Both kids have an iPad. You dutifully have set up your App Store account on each of their iPads. When brother buys an app, it automatically downloads to your iPhone...

QTIP: Quickly type Internet addresses

Posted on September 29th, 2014

Quickly type Internet addresses Have you ever wondered how to quickly and accurately add the dot something extension to an email or web address? iOS 8 users try this. When typing Internet addresses, touch and hold the period on the keyboard to p...

QTIP: Another thing to like about iOS 8

Posted on September 29th, 2014

After upgrading your iOS device to version 8 you may have noticed the Tips icon that came with the upgrade. Have you checked it out? Tap the app to see tips on how to use iOS features. New tips are added regularly by Apple. Quentin Leo Compa...

QTIP: What is iCloud Drive and Should I Upgrade to It?

Posted on September 28th, 2014

While upgrading to iOS 8, users unaccustomed to syncing iCloud Documents & Data might wonder if they should install the iCloud Drive option. In a word, yes. iCloudDrive is an upgrade to the iOS 7 version of Documents & Data. When you upgrade to i...

QTIP: It Takes a Licking...

Posted on June 10th, 2014

It’s been a rugged school year and this tweener’s iPad (thus far) tells the tale. The iPad looks like a dog-eared textbook in June, but aside from its shattered screen, missing Home button, and dinged case the only real problem was that the batt...

QTIP: What's New in iOS 8 | Why Does WWDC Matter?

Posted on June 3rd, 2014

Many of us wobble out of the Apple Store dazed after a session with a "Genius" only to resume using our iPhone as, well, a telephone. Imagine then 6,000 geniuses attending six straight days of seminars devoted to the arcana of programming i...

QTIP: There's a Whole Lot'a Updating Goin' On

Posted on May 29th, 2014

Windows, Mac OS X, and Java The month of May brought us a bumper crop of updates for both Windows and Mac operating systems that delighted and confounded us while we attempted to complete otherwise gainful work. Microsoft provided security updat...