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Stealing login credentials from a locked PC or Mac just got easier

September 13th, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »
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Snatching the login credentials of a locked computer just got easier and faster, thanks to a technique that requires only $50 worth of hardware and takes less than 30 seconds to carry out. Rob Fuller, a principal security engineer at R5 Industries, said the hack works reliably on Windows devices and has also succeeded on […]

Latest strain of Mac malware is a particularly nasty critter

September 12th, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »
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A new piece of OS X malware has been uncovered, and it’s a nasty strain of malicious software which has been adapted to target Mac users. The so-called Mokes malware was discovered at the beginning of this year and has already hit Windows and Linux users, and is now a worry for those with an […]

Patch now! Recent iOS vulnerability affects Macs too

September 2nd, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »
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A week ago, Apple pushed out a small but critical security patch for iOS. That update was iOS 9.3.5, and it fixed a trifecta of previously unknown vulnerabilities that had allegedly been combined to produce a megaexploit. (If you have an iDevice, go to Settings | General | Software Update right now, just to make […]

Transmission hijacked to broadcast Mac malware

September 2nd, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »
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Developers of the Transmission BitTorrent client have admitted that hackers replaced downloads of its file-sharing software with trojanised code. The hack, detected within hours, was designed to spread a Mac OS X backdoor, Keydnap, which steals user credentials. It’s unclear how many people were affected. The dodgy file was not made available through an auto-update. […]

How to Control Your Mac From Your iPhone or iPad

August 3rd, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »
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Need to adjust something on your Mac, but it’s all the way on the other side of the house? You don’t need to get off the couch: your Mac’s built-in screen sharing works great with your iPhone or iPad, and it’s a snap to set up. To get started, you need to first enable screen […]

How to Customize and Tweak Your Mac’s Dock

August 1st, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »
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The macOS dock normally appears at the bottom of your screen, but it doesn’t have to. The dock is customizable in quite a few ways you might not be aware of, especially if you’re a new Mac user. In this article, we’ll discuss all the built-in ways to tweak your Dock, though if you really want […]

How to Create Time-Saving “Hot Corner” Shortcuts on Your Mac

July 28th, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »
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Hot Corners are one of macOS’s unheralded features. You may use a Mac every day and not even know hot corners exist, but they’re handy: with them, you can mouse over any corner of your screen to instantly activate routine functions, like the screensaver, launchpad, or showing the desktop. Hot corners might sound familiar to you if you’ve […]

Mac Security: The Malware, Ransomware and Scams to Watch Out For

July 26th, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »
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Although Mac OS holds a market share of of desktop operating systems and therefore in theory presents less of a target for malware makers, it is far from immune to online threats, malware or aggressive adware. While the Windows operating system has been a popular choice for malware devices, Macs have recently been in the […]

How to Run Windows Programs on a Mac With Wine

July 25th, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »
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Wine is an open source program for running Windows software on non-Windows operating systems. While it’s most often used on Linux, Wine can run Windows software directly on a Mac, too–without requiring a Windows license or needing Windows running in the background. This isn’t necessarily the best option if you want to run Windows software on […]

How to Create an Encrypted Disk Image to Securely Store Sensitive Files on a Mac

July 18th, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »
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Macs don’t need third-party utilities like TrueCrypt to create a secure, encrypted container for your sensitive files.  You can create an encrypted disk image using the built-in Disk Utility. Whenever you want to access your files, you can “mount” the image file and provide your password. Whenever you want to lock access to your files, […]

How to Install the macOS Sierra Public Beta

July 13th, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »
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Ready for a new version of the Apple Macintosh operating system? That’s good, because the newest version of macOS (formerly known as OS X) is out in beta, and it brings with it a whole slew of new features. Best of all, you can install it right now. First, if you’re scratching your head wondering what […]

How to Choose When Your Mac Hibernates (or “Enters Standby”)

June 30th, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »
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Macs automatically go into a low power sleep mode when you leave them idle for several minutes, or when you close your laptop’s lid. Some Macs also support “standby mode”, which is basically the same as hibernate on a Windows PC.  Here’s how to configure when your Mac hibernates. By default, Macs manufactured in 2013 or later […]

How to Create a PDF File on a Mac

June 23rd, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »
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Creating a PDF file on a Mac is really easy, and you can quickly and easily convert virtually any document to PDF or create one from scratch. For most document sharing, PDF is simply the way to go. Whether or not it is ideal or perfect, it’s clear that PDF has gained nearly universal appeal […]

Mark Zuckerberg masks Mac webcam and microphone

June 23rd, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »
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A photograph of Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg shows tape has been used to cover his MacBook Pro’s webcam and mic. Facebook has not responded to requests for comment about the picture, shared to celebrate Instagram reaching its 500 million monthly user milestone. FBI director James Comey has previously said he also covers his laptop’s webcam […]

How to Take Screenshots on a Mac

June 10th, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »
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On a Mac, you can take screenshots with a few quick keyboard shortcuts. But Mac OS X also includes more powerful screenshot tools, too. Here are some of the many ways you can get a screenshot on OS X. Take a Screenshot of Your Entire Screen Let’s start with those keyboard shortcuts. To take a screenshot of your entire screen, […]

What to Do If You Forget Your Mac’s Password

May 13th, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »
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Can’t remember your Mac’s password? Don’t worry. With the default settings, you can simply try logging into your Mac. Fail enough times and you’ll be able to reset your password with your Apple ID. But this won’t always work. If you haven’t enabled FileVault disk encryption, there’s an easy password-reset tool you can access. If you […]

8 Mac System Features You Can Access in Recovery Mode

May 12th, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »
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A Mac’s Recovery Mode is for more than just reinstalling Mac OS X. You’ll find many other useful troubleshooting utilities here — you can use these even if your Mac can’t boot normally. To access Recovery Mode, restart your Mac and press and hold the Command + R keys during the boot-up process. This is […]

How to See Which Applications Are Draining Your Mac’s Battery

February 18th, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »
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Your Mac tracks the “energy impact” of each running application in a few places. Like on an iPhone or iPad, you can see exactly which apps are using the most power, and adjust your usage accordingly so you don’t run out of juice. Applications aren’t the only thing draining battery power, of course. Hardware components like the […]

How to Troubleshoot Your Mac With Activity Monitor

January 8th, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »
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Not many casual users know about OS X’s Activity Monitor, and fewer still understand how it works and what it can really do. Here’s how to use Activity Monitor to manage your Mac’s memory, fix slow applications, and troubleshoot various other issues. Launch the Activity Monitor app by going to “Applications > Utilities > Activity Monitor,” or […]

How to Add, Share, and Sync Calendars on Mac and iPhone

December 22nd, 2015 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »
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Utilizing your Calendar to maximum effect on your Mac or iPhone can really keep you on top of things. Today, we want to discuss how to add, share, and sync calendars on your Mac and iPhone so your agenda follows you wherever you go. The Calendar that comes with your Mac and iPhone has everything […]

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