Recent revelations about government snooping and security holes in software mean the safety of files and personal information is high on the agenda right now. For most, the chances of keeping government-level secret data on your Mac is slim. However, there’s still a lot of information and data to protect. Step forward Hider 2, which offers a secure and simple way to protect your files and folders.
Well, Apple's future is getting close to becoming clear as the date for WWDC 2014 has finally been let loose. Looks like some tech journalists are going to be revamping any early summer vacation plans. Meanwhile, it feels like it's been so long since Microsoft had a hit that this week's news of how well Office for iPad did can't help but be a shot in the arm. Plus games, leaks, updates and new stuff all in this week's hottest news.
We’re big fans of Evernote, the “second brain” service where you can throw nearly any scrap of paper into the cloud until it’s needed again. For certain types of personal data, however, this approach often means that you’ll spend more time searching than accessing information. Mustbin is a free app geared toward life’s most precious data – credit cards, driver’s licenses, Social Security cards, and more. However, the developers have also empowered the app as a kind of digital jack-of-all-trades that can be used for sorting photos or even password-protected accounts into digital “bins.”
Now here's a bit of good news for those of you paranoid that the government is peeking into your instant message services: At least one government agency is complaining Apple's iMessage is a tough nut to crack.
Every Monday, we'll show you how to do something new and simple with Apple's built-in command line application. You don't need any fancy software, or a knowledge of coding to do any of these. All you need is a keyboard to type 'em out!
Ever wanted to share a group of sensitive files, but didn’t want to trust them to just any sharing service, or email provider? While you could certainly hand deliver the files on physical media to the recipient, sometimes you just have to trust your files to the Internet. For these times, it’s good to encrypt your files, and that’s exactly what we’ll show you how to do in this Terminal 101. We’ll be creating encrypted ZIP files that can be emailed or uploaded securely to an online sharing service.
Software is the big news these days. Whether it's Apple's long-awaited incredibly popular Mountain Lion or it's apps that work with it or fixes for it. Whatever the case, we love ourselves some software, but there were other stories of interest this week, just take a look and see.
Encrypting your external drives can help protect your data from peering eyes. No matter what type of external drive you have -- whether it's a thumb drive or a USB-connected platter-based one -- you can encrypt it and seal its contents right from within the Finder.
There are little options when you want to keep private things private in today's digital world. For securing native digital objects, encryption is your best option, especially when it comes to those easy-to-lose removable devices. Read on to find out how to keep your USB thumb drives secure by encrypting it and the files on it.