Tag: apple

  • Mac Ransomware? Yup…

    Nicole Reineke at Unitrends recently published an article about a new attack vector for Ransomware –Macs. (https://www.unitrends.com/blog/mac-ransomware) She says “…and although it is crude, it is certainly effective.” “There is no truth to the idea that Apple’s computers are somehow harder to hack—either through viruses, exploits, or social engineering—than their Windows or Linux counterparts. The […]

  • Coldroot will have you seeing red

    As reported by Zach Whittaker at ZD Net’s Zero Day (http://www.zdnet.com/article/coldroot-nasty-mac-trojan-went-undetected-for-years/) Macs have been targets of the “Bad Guys” for years. Only recently has a very old Trojan seen the light of day: Coldroot. These types of Trojans can act as key loggers (logging everything you type) and even act as the user with full […]

  • Have Evernote files you want to transfer to OneNote?

    I still maintain that OneNote is the best FREE tool you’re not using. Especially if you have a touch or pen device — but any device will do. There’s a OneNote App for that (really!). One of the arguments against switching over to OneNote was the lack of ability to move those files over easily. […]

  • Apple recalling faulty USB-C charging cables

    Apple announced on 2/12/16 that they were recalling some of the USB-C charging cables for MacBooks. A limited number of Apple USB-C charge cables that were included with MacBook computers through June 2015 may fail due to a design issue. As a result, your MacBook may not charge or only charge intermittently when it’s connected […]

  • iPhone “Error 53”: a “feature” that bricks your phone

      What is “Error 53”? This “feature” effects any iPhone that has the fingerprint sensor in the home button. It does not matter if you don’t use the fingerprint function — there’s a chip built into the home button cable that is synchronized with the main logic board. If that chip or cable is damaged, […]

  • Microsoft Fetch! guesses the breed of your dog — or what breed you are.

    Microsoft Garage recently released a fun new iPhone App — Fetch! It’s Joey and Fletcher Approved — it correctly identified their breeds even though I purposely took *terrible* pictures of them. Their faces were mostly covered as they slept. I haven’t had the nerve to find out if I belong in their “pack.” 🙂 From […]

  • Windows 10 UPGRADE should always be FREE.

    Source: https://www.thurrott.com/windows/windows-10/64450/the-windows-10-upgrade-should-always-be-free Paul Thurrott does an outstanding job laying out the case of why the Windows 10 Upgrade should always be free. I think that Microsoft will do the right thing. And today, I’d like to make the case that this is the only correct outcome. It is in fact, “the only outcome.” That Microsoft […]

  • Why Microsoft wants everyone to have Windows 10

    Microsoft is in what appears to be a huge rush to get everyone to upgrade to Windows 10. They’ve even put a date on when they will quit giving it away for free: July 29, 2016. Why is that and what’s the rush you ask? There are a few good reasons to get everyone on […]

  • Web link crashes Safari on your iPhone or Mac

    It works on Android too — and it’s not a good idea to do it on either. So far it looks like a “harmless” prank. If you visit the site crashsafari.com (please don’t) it will crash the Safari browser on Mac and iOS (phone) devices so hard that you’ll likely require a reboot. It appears […]