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.
August is here and so far it's been a crazy ride this week, with plenty of updates for our favorite gadgets as we start to wind down our summer. Of course, the rumor mill continues to barf up speculation on the next iPhone and the mythical "iPad mini" and now AT&T is being accused of having salesmen discourage customers from buying Apple's handset. So let's get past this hump day with a handful of other news for this wonderful Wednesday, August 1, 2012!
Apple acquiring most any company would certainly be worthy of headlines, but a new report claims Cupertino is snatching up the creator of "award-winning smart fingerprint sensors" which could point to the company's future plans for digital payments.
Whether we're ready or not, iCloud is poised to take over our digital lives. With the last remnants of Mobile Me officially dead and buried, Apple is launching iCloud onto the main stage with Mountain Lion and, once iOS 6 comes out, bringing tighter integration between our Macs and iOS devices, and promising immediate access to files, websites, media and just about anything else we need, right when we need it.
But while it may seem all rosy on the surface, some people might be a bit leery about sinking their teeth into Apple's data buffet. Let's take a look at the pros and cons of the fledgling online service (besides that awful iCloud.com email address).
Maybe we're being a little melodramatic by calling them life-threatening, but with every iOS or Mac bug comes an outcry from hundreds of thousands of Apple users. Take last week, for instance, when a Mac App Store bug caused several software updates to instantly crash apps once installed on both Macs and iOS devices. Apps included the popular Instapaper, GoodReader, Angry Birds Space HD Free, and even Readdle's Scanner Pro 4.1 update. Fortunately, the ordeal was over once Apple finally stepped in to quell the grief that had been caused over a few days, but this is not the first time that Cupertino has had to deal with squashing huge bugs. Take a trip down memory lane with us to investigate some other cases where Apple products have been plagued by nasty computer bugs.