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Facebook has dominated the news headlines of late, but not for good reasons. There were the 50 million Facebook profiles gathered for Cambridge Analytica and used in the 2016 presidential election. Facebook has long been scraping call and text message data from Android phones. And within the Facebook iOS app, the company pushes the Onavo Protect VPN, an app made by a subsidiary that literally collects all your mobile data traffic for Facebook. Because of this, many have encouraged Facebook users to delete their accounts. That even includes the billionaire...

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As of June 1st 2018, the Mac App Store will require all apps to support 64-bit, in advance of this after you update to macOS 10.13.4 the first time you open a 32-bit app you will see the following alert. If you press the “Learn More” Button it takes you to the apple.com website which explains. “Starting with macOS High Sierra 10.13.4, apps that have not been updated to use 64-bit processes produce a one-time alert when opened. This gives users advance notice that they are running 32-bit software, which...

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Continuing our run down of the options in the file sharing preference pane, we are going to explain the Remote Management option. Remote management works with the Apple Remote Desktop app which is a paid app from the Mac app store, so you won’t need to use this service unless you want to allow other people to control your Mac using the Apple Remote Desktop app. Go to: System Preferences > Sharing Now check the Remote Management option from the service list: You may be prompted to choose which options...

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Back in March of 2018 Apple stated it had set out to acquire a digital magazine subscription service called Texture which is run by Next Issue Media LLC, Texture is already available on the iPhone & iPad via the “Texture – Unlimited Magazines” App however this acquisition could bring the service in house to Apple News. The Texture service started in 2010 providing access to more than 200 digital magazines at a monthly subscription under $10.00. Magazines served via Texture can be accessed on five devices for each subscription. Titles...

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When you enable remote login, you can access your Mac using Secure Shell (SSH) from another computer. If you don’t know what this is then you most likely do not want to enable it as it will make your Mac less secure, however if you need to use SSH to access your Mac read on! Go to: System Preferences > Sharing Check the Remote Login Service. This will also enable secure FTP (sftp). You now need to set which users can log in: From the Allow access for list: All...

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According to the New York Times Apple has outspent both YouTube & Facebook on original programming for the debut of its TV & movie platform, we could see the new platform launched in the spring of 2019. The New York Times reports Apple’s strong brand and ability to fund the project have made Apple attractive to both show creators and stars alike. Apple is also reported to have leased a 128,000-square-foot in Culver City, California which will house some of Apple Music and the new entertainment division of Apple. Indeed,...

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