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.
Email (like other forms of communication) makes it rather difficult to verify authenticity. Just because you receive an email from someone doesn’t mean it actually came from that person. Perhaps the email was forged, perhaps the mail server was hacked to send email, or perhaps the sender’s device was stolen. There’s one sure-fire way for recipients to verify the authenticity of your messages, however, and that way is through digital certificates and digital signing. We’ll walk you through the process of creating a certificate and using it to sign your emails in this how-to.
So Google dropped two items, two pricey items, out into the public sphere recently. Only one of which is for sale for anyone, while the other is still in test mode. Meanwhile we've got some serious review love this week. So if you want our take on the email app du jour and more, you've come to the right place.
Logitech is a brand well known to many Mac and iOS users for their frequently awesome accessories, but all isn't quite wine and roses following the company's quarterly results, with big changes coming in 2013.
Sometimes, securing your Mac with a password is not enough to keep it from getting compromised. There are a multitude of things you can do to keeep your Mac safe from prying eyes. Read on and we'll show you how to protect both your iOS devices and your Mac.
Mountain Lion strolled onto the scene earlier this year, with a lot of interest but no showy unveiling. Apple gave the world a better glimpse at its newest big cat at the World Wide Developers Conference, reserving a good chunk of the June 10 keynote for more details about the next iteration of OS X, which dropped in July in the Mac App Store for just $19.99, the lowest price yet for an OS X upgrade.
With Mountain Lion, Apple has brought a bunch of useful iOS features over to the Mac, including AirPlay mirroring, Messages, Reminders, Twitter, and iCloud support throughout the OS. Join our Mac safari to see 80 Mountain Lion features that you may have missed since you clicked Install in the Mac App Store. Some will make you more productive, while others are just fun and make your life a bit easier. Not everyone will fall in love with all 80 of these features, but together they’ll give you a lot to sink your teeth into.
A few weeks ago, we covered how to use 1Password to manage passwords on your Mac. While 1Password is great for your home computer, many users now access their accounts through their mobile device. Fortunately, 1Password has a mobile version available that pairs perfectly with the Mac. Continue reading, and we’ll show you how to sync your 1Password data over using Dropbox, and how to add and use the items in 1Password.
If there's anything to be learned from Wired reporter Mat Honan being hacked last weekend, it's that we're never as safe as we think we are. For those of us with a Google account, however, there is still hope.
In the wake of Wired reporter Mat Honan's epic digital security meltdown last weekend, it seems that both Apple and Amazon are beefing up their own security to make sure such a thing can't happen again.