When you first set up your Mac, the only security measure that’s enforced is that you add a password to your user account. The Setup Assistant makes no mention of extra measures you might want to enable, even though several are built into OS X. The features we’re about to look at are defenses against local attacks, rather than protection against online attacks. The measures are particularly important if you work in an open environment, such as a library, an office, or a café, and if your Mac is stolen, because they help to keep your data under lock and key.
You’ve got a microphone. You’ve got some web space. And you have a great idea for a podcast. Now, it’s onto the fun bit — the recording. It might seem overwhelming at first, but don't worry — this step-by-step tutorial will help you master the art of making your own podcast.
Apple today released the latest developer build of iOS 8, and while it's full of little tweaks and tips, it doesn't have any of the significant additions we've been seeing in previous releases. This new focus on polishing means that the Cupertino company's likely in the final stages of getting the operating system ready for release sometime this fall.
Quick Look is an under-appreciated OS X gem. Before its arrival, you had to laboriously open a document to see what it contained, often after first launching the app it was created in. Imagine! But in the last few versions of OS X, you merely select the file in Finder and tap the space bar to get a preview. This much you’re probably familiar with, but Quick Look has a slew of hidden tips that can power up previews on your Mac.
As each new version of Safari is introduced, it’s always intriguing to see which new features designed to make web browsing easier have been included. Safari 7’s major improvements focus on three main areas: the sidebar, password security, and plug-ins. We'll show you how to make the most of these features.