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  • Anyone using ExpressVPN on a Mac and iOS devices (or any VPN with "Split tunneling").

    01/23/2020 1:01:38 PM PST · by BTerclinger · 58 replies
    01/22/2020 | Terclinger
    I am trying to help some family out who want to use a VPN both while on public wifi, and at home for simple privacy from their ISP. They are using 2 Mac laptops, 2 older iPhones, 2 iPads, and 1 old android phone. They do not need to use every device at the same time. They have Apple email accounts, gmail accounts, and Outlook and Hotmail email accounts; all email accounts are run through OSX Mail and iOS Mail. Whenever the VPN is enabled on the Macs, Microsoft instantly sends warning notices to the Outlook and Hotmail email accounts...
  • MacOS Catalina review: Apple lets the Mac be a pro, and makes the iPad a partner

    10/08/2019 8:52:07 AM PDT · by Loud Mime · 38 replies
    CNET ^ | 10-7-2019 | Jason Hiner
    If you've been a fan of the Mac during the past decade, you've probably felt like a kid who had been an only child until their parents surprised everyone by having a baby late in life. But, this wasn't just any new baby. The little wunderkind went on to become a straight-A student, a sports star and a decent human being loved by everyone in the community. Every once in a while, people remember that the kid has an older sibling -- who they admit is pretty cool, too. That's the Mac. But, after more than a decade of living...
  • Serious Zoom security flaw could let websites hijack Mac cameras

    07/09/2019 9:35:01 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 5 replies
    The Verge ^ | Jul 8, 2019 | Dieter Bohn
    Today, security researcher Jonathan Leitschuh ...demonstrated that any website can open up a video-enabled call on a Mac with the Zoom app installed. That’s possible in part because the Zoom app apparently installs a web server on Macs that accepts requests regular browsers wouldn’t. In fact, if you uninstall Zoom, that web server persists and can reinstall Zoom without your intervention. …clicking a link if you have previously installed the Zoom app (and haven’t checked a certain checkbox in settings) will auto-join you to a conference call with your camera on. Leitschuh details how he responsibly disclosed the vulnerability to...
  • Guy Kawasaki: At Apple, Steve Jobs divided people into 2 groups—‘insanely great’ and ‘crappy’

    04/08/2019 10:37:23 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 100 replies
    CNBC ^ | 04-08-2019 | Guy Kawasaki
    I’ve had a long and exciting journey — full of failures and successes — since I first started working at Apple in 1983. I was part of the original Macintosh team and had two stints at the company (one from 1983 to 1987, and then from 1995 to 1997). Ask people who worked at Apple when Steve Jobs was around, and they’ll very bluntly tell you it wasn’t easy. There were days where he was impressed by my work, and there were days when I was certain he would fire me. But it was always exciting because we were on...
  • Apple releases macOS Mojave 10.14.4

    03/25/2019 7:07:58 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 24 replies
    MacDailyNews ^ | March 25, 2019
    Apple today released macOS Mojave 10.14.4 which adds support for Apple News+, includes bug fixes and improvements, improves the stability and reliability of your Mac, and is recommended for all users. Apple News+Lp> Apple News+ is a new subscription service that extends the Apple News experience with hundreds of magazines and top newspapers Our editors handpick top articles and magazine issues, and you also get personalized recommendations on the topics most interesting to you Automatic downloads make it easy to read magazine issues offline Apple News is now available in Canada, with a free experience that includes handpicked Top Stories,...
  • Microsoft Office lands on the Mac App Store (i.e. get MS-Office the way Apple intended)

    01/24/2019 8:47:43 PM PST · by dayglored · 28 replies
    C-Net ^ | Jan 24, 2019 | Ian Sherr
    Now you can download Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote and OneDrive from Apple. No Clippy though. The next time you open up a new Apple computer, go to the App Store to start downloading apps, and type in "Microsoft Office," you'll actually get something.Until now, anyone who wanted to use Microsoft Office and its popular Word, Excel, PowerPoint and OneNote apps had to do so by going to Microsoft's website and downloading it all from there. Now, they're available on the Mac App Store as well, making it even easier for people to download and use."We love the idea of the...
  • Apple could be used as a 'bargaining chip' in the trade war, Chinese state media warns

    08/07/2018 10:11:57 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 66 replies
    CNBC ^ | Arjun Kharpal
    Apple has benefited from cheap labor and strong supply chain in China which has helped it boost profit and get to a $1 trillion valuation, the state-backed People's Daily said. The U.S. firm should share that money with Chinese citizens, the article urged. Apple could be the target of "anger and nationalist sentiment" amid the ongoing trade war. ______________________________________________________________ Apple has benefited from cheap labor and a strong supply chain in China and needs to share more of its profit with the Chinese people or face "anger and nationalist sentiment" amid the ongoing trade war, an article in the state-backed...
  • A diehard Mac user switches to PC

    07/11/2018 8:44:09 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 165 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 07/11/2018 | Steve Kovach and Clancy Morgan
    The Mac used to have numerous advantages over the PC, but with Windows 10 the PC has now closed the gap. These days buying a PC gives you many more options compared to the Mac, which continues to stagnate. Business Insider's senior tech correspondent, Steve Kovach, switched his Mac for a PC to see what Windows 10 really has to offer. Following is a transcript of the video. Steve Kovach: I've been a Mac user for over 15 years. I hated PCs. They came loaded with a bunch of software that slowed down my machine, and they caught viruses way...
  • Michael Kammes Builds a Hackintosh - Was It Worth It? (includes how to video)

    06/20/2018 1:41:51 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 24 replies
    FCP.com ^ | June 20, 2018 | Staff Writers (Video by Michael Kammes)
    FCP.co friend Michael Kammes decided to build a Hacintosh, a computer built from parts that runs macOS. He succeeded, but was it worth it and would he do it again? He benchmarks NLE performance including FCPX. Macs can be expensive, but they work out of the box and we know that apps such as Final Cut Pro X are optimised for the machines. However, for those who feel up to the technical challenge, it is possible to build a computer to run macOS for a lot less money than buying a new Mac off the shelf. Michael Kammes got...
  • Apple releases macOS High Sierra 10.13.5 with Messages in iCloud

    06/01/2018 7:43:22 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 5 replies
    MacDailyNews ^ | June 1, 2018
    >Apple today released macOS High Sierra 10.13.5 Update which improves the stability, performance, and security of your Mac, and is recommended for all users. This update adds support for Messages in iCloud, which lets you store messages with their attachments in iCloud and free up space on your Mac. To enable Messages in iCloud, go to Preferences in Messages, click Accounts, then select ”Enable Messages in iCloud.”Enterprise content: • Variables used in SCEP payloads now expand properly. • Configuration profiles containing a Wi-Fi payload and SCEP payload install as expected when the KeyIsExtractable key of the SCEP payload is set to false.See...
  • PSA: Here’s how to check for – and remove – the Mac malware mshelper

    05/18/2018 2:19:08 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 39 replies
    9 to 5 Mac ^ | May. 18th 2018 4:36 am PT | By Ben Lovejoy
    If your Mac seems to be running at high fan rates or you’re seeing reduced battery-life for no apparent reason, you may want to check for some Mac malware that seems to be going around … A couple of support threads have described people finding a process called mshelper using a lot of CPU usage.From the little that’s known about it so far, it seems this is either adware or a cryptocurrency miner. Despite the heading in the Reddit thread, there’s no evidence that it’s a virus, so the most likely explanation for its spread is a sketchy download...
  • How to protect yourself from the EFAIL vulnerability on Mac and iOS

    05/15/2018 1:05:04 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 8 replies
    Idownloadblog ^ | May 14, 2018 | By Bryan M. Wolfe
    Here’s how to protect yourself from the EFAIL vulnerability in Apple Mail on both iOS and macOS. These temporary fixes come after the new vulnerability was discovered that allows hackers to derive decrypted plaintext from encrypted emails. For the attack to work, the third party must be in possession of your encrypted S/MIME or PGP emails. Although Apple’s likely to offer a fix to this vulnerability sooner rather than later, there are things you can do now to make your email more secure.The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) was the first to discover this vulnerability.Method 1 As previously mentioned, the first method involves removing...
  • Researchers Uncover macOS and Safari Exploits at Pwn2Own 2018

    03/17/2018 12:14:12 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 3 replies
    MacRumors ^ | March 15, 2018 | MacRumors
    The eighteenth annual CanSecWest security conference is underway in downtown Vancouver, Canada, where researchers are competing in the 11th Pwn2Own computer hacking contest for over $2 million in prizes. Day one results have already been published over at the Zero Day Initiative website, with a couple of successful Mac-related exploits already appearing in the list of achievements. Image via Zero Day Initiative​ Samuel Groß of phoenhex returned to Pwn2Own to successfully hack Apple's desktop Safari browser. Groß used a JIT optimization bug in Safari, a macOS logic bug, and a kernel overwrite to execute code to successfully exploit the browser,...
  • 24 hidden settings that can maximize your Mac...We mean Mac-simize. ...

    02/15/2018 2:21:31 PM PST · by Red Badger · 22 replies
    www.popsci.com ^ | 02/15/2018 | By David Nield
    There's more to your computer's operating system than meets the eye. Ash Edmonds via Unsplash ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Apple prides itself on the polish and slickness of its software, and on the surface, macOS proves itself an intuitive and easy-to-navigate operating system. Dig deeper, however, and you'll find a heap of useful settings and options that let you customize your computing experience. Here are 24 of our favorites. 1. Mute Siri Siri doesn't have to speak her responses aloud—she can silently display them on screen. If you'd prefer this option, click the Apple menu, followed by System Preferences and Siri. Finally, next...
  • Stevie Nicks Reveals Fleetwood Mac's 'Paid the Same' Policy

    01/27/2018 7:53:19 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 69 replies
    CNN ^ | Sat January 27, 2018 | Chloe Melas
    SNIP The singer, who joined Fleetwood Mac in 1975, said she and fellow bandmate, Christine McVie, did not experience much sexual harassment over the course of their meteoric careers. "I think I've been very lucky," she said. "And maybe it's because when I joined Fleetwood Mac, Christine and I made a pact. We said we will never ever be treated like a second class citizen amongst our peers as we get more famous and more famous -- and if we're in a room with famous rock n' roll stars that are men and they treat us that way, we will...
  • Apple releases Meltdown patches for older versions of Mac

    01/24/2018 12:57:34 AM PST · by Swordmaker · 9 replies
    CNBC ^ | January 23, 2018 | Jordan Novet
    Apple has now released Meltdown patches for its three most recent versions of the macOS operating system. Earlier this month Apple said it was working on mitigations for the Spectre vulnerability, which is said to be harder to exploit Tim CookMark Neuling - CNBC Apple on Tuesday took the next step toward protecting Mac users from recently disclosed security vulnerabilities that have been shown to affect many kinds of devices. The move brings Apple closer to being on par with Microsoft in terms of deploying protections for older versions of its desktop operating systems. On Tuesday Apple said it...
  • Man Charged Over Super Creepy Apple Mac Spyware That Snooped On Victims Via Webcams

    01/11/2018 2:11:23 AM PST · by Swordmaker · 8 replies
    Forbes ^ | January 10, 2018 | By Thomas Fox-Brewster , FORBES STAFF
    Earlier this year Forbes reported on an especially creepy strain of malware known as FruitFly targeting Apple Macs. At the time, it was unclear just what the spy tool was for, though it appeared to be used for surveilling people's personal Macs, in particular peeping at them through their webcam. Now the U.S. Department of Justice has unveiled an indictment against 28-year-old North Royalton, Ohio, resident Phillip Durachinsky, who is not only accused of spying on Apple Mac owners via Fruitfly but also of producing child pornography. Prosecutors alleged Durachinsky had been installing spyware on people's PCs for more than...
  • Apple says Meltdown and Spectre flaws affect all Mac and iOS devices

    01/05/2018 3:34:21 AM PST · by Oshkalaboomboom · 21 replies
    The Guardian ^ | Jan 05, 2018 | Samuel Gibbs
    Apple’s iPhones, iPads and Mac computers are all vulnerable to the major processor flaws revealed on Wednesday, the company has warned, but it says updates are already available. The flaws known as Meltdown and Spectre affect almost every modern computing device from all manufacturers using chip designs from Intel, AMD and ARM. Apple uses Intel processors in its Mac computers and ARM-based designs for its A-series processors used in the iPhone, iPad, Apple TV and Apple Watch lines. Apple said: “All Mac systems and iOS devices are affected, but there are no known exploits impacting customers at this time.” The...
  • Word for Mac issue: saved open file suddenly becomes a "work file"

    12/16/2017 12:22:37 PM PST · by rudy45 · 8 replies
    On many occasions, I will be working on a previously-saved Word document. Normally, after I make changes and save, it simply gets saved--that is, I get NO window to name the file, because the file already exists. Sometimes, however, when I save such an open, already-created file, the name of the file suddenly changes to be a work file. At the same time, I get the window and dialog for saving a file and specifying a location. I then have to re-save that file, because if I don't, I lose not only that work file but also the previously-saved file...
  • Huge security flaw lets anyone log into a High Sierra Mac

    11/28/2017 2:59:34 PM PST · by grey_whiskers · 102 replies
    Tech Crunch ^ | Nov 28 2017 | Kevin Coldewey
    Update: Apple has acknowledged the issue and is working on it. Statement and workaround below. Wow, this is a bad one. On Macs running the latest version of High Sierra — 10.13.1 (17B48) — it appears that anyone can log in just by putting “root” in the user name field. This is a huge, huge problem. Apple will fix it probably within hours, but holy moly. Do not leave your Mac unattended until this is resolved. The bug is most easily accessed by going to Preferences and then entering one of the panels that has a lock in the lower...