Apple already has a lot of security features baked into the Mac. From its strong, well-tested Unix foundation to the built-in privacy features of OS X, it’s one of the most secure operating systems available to consumers. A lot of users, however, make mistakes in their daily usage that can severely compromise the security of their Mac. We’ll show you these pitfalls and help you lock down your Mac to make your privacy, digital information, and even your hardware less likely to be compromise, covering everything from user accounts to the physical security layer of your computing workflow.
Oh, Blockbuster… it seems like no matter what you do, you just can't get it right. Take for instance your latest attempt to reboot your video-on-demand service, which curiously leaves out iOS entirely. OK sure, there are a lot of Android users and that's one potential audience, but to omit an iPhone and iPad app seems a little misguided to us. But hey, you can watch rentals on your Mac… hello? Anyone interested in that…?
We know SpongeBob SquarePants is super popular with kids -- and even some adult kids! -- but those who aren't fans can squeal for joy with news that one of the cartoon character's free iOS apps has been pulled.
I’ve never been too paranoid about privacy. I use a club card in the grocery store, fully aware that my purchase habits are being tracked--but I don’t care if I can save a dollar on cereal. My car flies through the tollbooths at the Bay Area bridges thanks to my FasTrak device, which I guess could be used to track my movements if I ever murdered someone. Don’t worry; I’m not planning to--it’s just that I remember that happening on Law & Order once.
On December 1, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) issued a preliminary report concerning one of the 21st century’s thorniest problems: online privacy. Specifically, advertising agencies and the marketers who love them are collecting and storing our movements across websites for the not-so-subtle purpose of targeting us with ads.