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
How to Mask Nearby Noise Do you have trouble concentrating at work because of a loud office environment? Or do you work at home and want to block out the sounds of kids or appliances? In macOS 13 Ventura, Apple added background sounds you can play to mask what’s going on around you. Go to:… Continue reading Save Your Sanity – and Your Photos
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
Many businesses, schools and other organizations have adopted cloud storage services like Box, Dropbox, Google Drive and Microsoft OneDrive for excellent reasons. Cloud storage provides a centralized spot for shared data without the up-front cost or maintenance issues of a network-attached storage device. It also allows individuals to access the same files on multiple devices and significantly enhances collaboration by allowing multiple… Continue reading Integrate Your Cloud Storage Service into the Finder
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?
“Phishing” is any communication, usually an email, that tries to lure you into revealing login credentials, financial information or other confidential details. Unfortunately, it is becoming more and more common. A State of Phishing report from security firm SlashNext claims that there were more than 255 million phishing attacks in 2022, a 61% increase from the year before. Luckily,… Continue reading A Practical Guide to Identifying Phishing Emails
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