Apple adds two-step authentication option for iCloud, Apple IDs | Macworld
March 28, 2013
Apple adds two-step authentication option for iCloud, Apple IDsOlder Posts »
How to disable the Java web plug-in in Safari
January 16, 2013
Due to the numerous recent exploits found in Java, it is recommended to disable Java, unless you are sure you need it. Java is used for remote access programs like LogMeIn and GoToMyPC. It is also used for OpenOffice and it’s cousins.
Learn How to disable the Java web plug-in in Safari and other browsers.Older Posts »
Apple Quickly Updates Malware Definitions to Detect New SMS Scam Trojan – Mac Rumors
December 15, 2012
Earlier this week, Russian security firm Dr. Web published a blog post announcing the discovery of a new OS X trojan horse known as “Trojan.SMSSend.3666″. The malware masquerades as an installer for various software titles, but tricks users into signing up for subscriptions through their mobile devices.Older Posts »
Use iTunes 11 The Right Way With These Tips And Tricks [Feature] | Cult of Mac
December 12, 2012
iTunes 11 just came out, and if you’ve upgraded, you know that it has changed many of the familiar features and moved many of them to different places. Let’s take a look at the different ways to use iTunes 11 the right way, with the following tips and tricks.Older Posts »
Is iTunes Plus gone? iTunes 11 offers DRM-free audio re-downloads | TUAW – The Unofficial Apple Weblog
December 12, 2012
No need to pay any more for iTunes Plus to upgrade your 128k MP3′s to the better quality 256k AAC. Using iTunes download from the Cloud now!Older Posts »
Take Control of Messages book offer
November 14, 2012
Communicate more effectively with “Take Control of Messages in Mountain Lion”
In 10.8 Mountain Lion, Apple replaced the long-standing iChat program with Messages, which takes its interface cues from the iPad version of the program. Although Messages looks easy, many people have had trouble understanding how to integrate different chat services and Apple devices, now that messages can appear on Macs, iPhones, and iPads.
For instance, should you use iMessage or AIM to chat with your friend? What if he’s home on his Mac or out while using his iPhone? Can you add someone else to the chat? What if you want to switch to an audio chat? To video? For video, should you use Google Talk or FaceTime? And so on. The mechanics may be simple, but the setup and human interactions are anything but.
To bring some sense to the situation, we asked networking guru Glenn Fleishman to explain how you can bend Messages to your will, and the fruits of his labor are now available for in the 113-page “Take Control of Messages in Mountain Lion.” The book normally costs $10, but the 30% MUG discount drops that to $7. Learn more about the book via the coupon-loaded link below.
With this ebook in hand, you’ll discover:
* The difference between SMS, instant messaging, and iMessage – plus why you should care.
* How to convert your iChat experience to the brave new world of Messages.
* Why it is that Messages lets you set up accounts at five different services (plus Bonjour), and how to figure out which you should use in any given situation.
* In an iMessage account, how to configure which email address(es) and iPhone number(s) should receive messages on your Mac.
* How to use Google Talk with Google two-factor authentication.
* How to send messages – and set your online status – with an eye to etiquette and conventions.
* What an instant-message buddy is, why it’s awkward that iMessage doesn’t have buddies, how to get buddies, organize buddies, and even delete or block a buddy.
* How to exchange photos, videos, business documents, and other files via Messages.
* The best way to add a spoken conversation or video to a connection, whether through an iMessage/FaceTime chat or an instant-messaging service.
* How to view and control the Mac screen of the person you’re chatting with (or vice-versa).
* And much more…
As always, thank you for your support of the Take Control series!
cheers… -Adam & Tonya Engst, Take Control publishersOlder Posts »
iPhone’s Passbook App
September 28, 2012
Don’t know what to do with Passbook on your iPhone…
here’s a few ideas from one of NBCNEWS.com’s writers, Randy Nelson
http://www.nbcnews.com/technology/gadgetbox/how-use-passbook-your-iphone-1B6043714Older Posts »
Thinking of switching phone carriers when you buy the iPhone 5…
September 10, 2012
This article by Jared Newman appeared in Time’s Techland section Sept. 7th. The article provides some very good advice regarding network coverage, especially if your considering buying a new iPhone 5 or thinking of changing provider of service.
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How Not to Become Mat Honan: A Short Primer on Online Security | Threat Level | Wired.com
August 12, 2012
Here Mat tells what you can do to prevent what happened to him (see previous blog entry).Older Posts »
How Apple and Amazon Security Flaws Led to My Epic Hacking | Gadget Lab | Wired.com
August 12, 2012
How secure is your digital life? Mat Honan, in an article in the WIRED magazine Gadget Lab blog tells about how easy it was for hackers to wipe out is photo collection and information stored in various cloud based systems as well as his entire laptop archive.Older Posts »