For my fellow Macintosh users - here's a little education about malware.
If you own Macs like me, you have very little to worry about when it comes to viruses and malware. Notice I said "very little" and not "nothing" to worry about.
Yes, there is malware out there that can infect OS X, but it is very rare. Plus, since OS X is based on UNIX, the only way to...
Mac OS X 10.11 “El Capitan”
What happened to…?
OS X 10.11 “El Capitan” brings several important features to the Mac, but it also removes a few. Here are three things people are missing in El Capitan that I’ve been hearing about the most: Repair Permissions, Dashboard, and Secure Empty Trash.
1) What happened to Disk Utility? I can’t repair permissions anymore!
As the iPhone 6 is released, many people are being notified on their older models that iOS 8 is available for download. And as usual, many people are blindly clicking through the upgrade without stopping to understand what they're doing and why. Most are also disregarding any warnings to back up their data before performing the upgrade.
Here's a post I saw from just today. It's...
Not to worry, this is iTunes periodically updating your apps!
Every once in a while you might find a list of files ending in .ipa that just magically appear in your Trash.
Files ending in .ipa are applications you use on your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch. iTunes doesn't replace the old versions of your apps when updating, it trashes them. It just doesn't...
If you have a Mac and you've suffered a hard drive failure, your search for the term "data loss" or the like has brought you to this article for a reason, so please read on. I promise I'll get to the point.
How do you classify different computer users? How many kinds are there in the world?
Would you go by skill or experience, like Beginner, Intermediate,...
For those of you who may have purchased Apple's spiffy $79 external CD/DVD burner (or Superdrive as they call it), it may not have worked when you plugged it into your older Mac. A lot of times a person's built-in optical drive fails, and they see the new external at the Apple Store. They naturally grab one assuming it'll work because they'll be using it with a Mac. Hopefully there's...
If you have a Mac that runs OS X, then there's a simple maintenance procedure you can perform that will help to keep things running smoothly. It's called repairing permissions, and can be done using the built-in application called Disk Utility, located in Applications/Utilities.
OS X is based on UNIX, a very versatile, robust and powerful operating system. It's what runs the Internet...
Mac OS X Users: ALERT. Adobe has yet again updated Flash Player to version 14.x. And yet again, it's a piece of trash. DO NOT UPDATE YOUR VERSION OF FLASH. If Flash sites like YouTube work for you, leave it alone.
You can always turn off the auto-update function from the Flash Player System Preference - Apple Menu > System Preferences > Other > Flash Player.
A recent updater for Adobe Flash caused it to fail on certain older Mac models (like my Mid/Late 2007 Macbook Pro). A fix was released within a week, but keep in mind there are alternatives out there for watching YouTube, such as HTML5.
In addition, you should never download a Flash updater from anywhere except Adobe. Not too many years ago there was a trojan horse made to...