It has been a tough year for extreme weather events. While the connection between weather and technology may seem tenuous, heat waves, high winds and lightning strikes can play havoc with all sorts of powered and networked electronic devices. Why Protect Your Tech Anything that causes power fluctuations—spikes, surges, sags, brownouts and blackouts—can hurt your tech gear. Protecting… Continue reading Protect Your Tech Gear from Power Fluctuations
Consider Moving Your Mac’s Dock to the Side of the Screen For most of us, our Mac’s screen is wider than it is tall, so longer Web pages and documents often benefit from more room from top to bottom. To maximize the amount of usable vertical space and reduce the need to scroll as much,… Continue reading Make Your Mac Work for You!
Most people fall into one of two extremes when it comes to device security. Many believe they’re not interesting enough to be targeted by online attackers and don’t take sensible precautions, like making sure every website account is protected with a strong, unique password. The truth is, most attacks these days come from bots, so whether… Continue reading Worried That You’re Being Targeted Online? Try Lockdown Mode
Cybercriminals have devised a new tactic that involves using images and no text to deceive recipients into scanning QR codes, leading to compromised accounts and stolen credentials. We’ve written before about how to recognize dangerous phishing attempt via email, and even how avoid being a victim of phone/voice-based scams. However, we want to be sure you know… Continue reading Beware of the Latest Phishing Email Trick: QR Code Scams
iOS 16.4 Adds Voice Isolation Feature to Improve Cellular Calls Do you find yourself on calls or FaceTime conversations while you are stuck in a noisy area? You’ll want to know about a setting that will help the other person hear you better. In iOS 15, Apple added the Voice Isolation feature to FaceTime calls to filter… Continue reading Voice Isolation Improves Calls and Avoid Phone Scams
If your iPhone were to be stolen or suffer an unfortunate accident, would you lose all your precious photos? Those using iCloud Photos are probably shaking their heads smugly, thinking that all those baby and vacation photos are backed up securely in iCloud. iCloud Photos does store a copy of all your photos, but you… Continue reading How to Back Up iPhone Photos on Your Mac
We all send sensitive data online, including passwords, financial information and personal details, all of which could be used for identity or outright theft. For those who work at home, this data may also include important corporate credentials and information. In addition, if your Wi-Fi network is open for everyone and has a bandwidth cap, you could… Continue reading Is Your Wi-Fi Network a Security Risk?
With a handful of press releases buttressed by a 19-minute video, Apple pulled back the curtains on its new M2 Pro and M2 Max chips and announced updated Mac mini and MacBook Pro models that rely on the new chips. There are no significant design or feature changes with these updated models. They are offering faster performance, enhanced… Continue reading Apple Powers Mac mini and MacBook Pro with New M2 Chips, Releases New HomePod
Password management company LastPass has announced that it suffered a security breach in which attackers stole both encrypted customer account data (which is bad) and customer vaults containing encrypted usernames and passwords (which is much, much worse). On the positive side, the data of users who abided by LastPass’s defaults and created master passwords of at least… Continue reading LastPass Security Breach: Here’s What to Do
Delete Contacts More Easily in iOS 16 and iPadOS 16 Deleting contacts on the iPhone and iPad used to be a pain, especially if you wanted to trash multiple contacts. You had to open the contact, tap Edit, scroll to the bottom, and tap Delete Contact. Although you still can’t swipe left on a contact… Continue reading Delete Contacts More Easily, Stop Getting Paste Permissions and Use Siri to Reboot iPhone or iPad