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Feb 1, 2018

Macs are pretty safe in personal computer terms with “safety. built right in” as Apple likes to say. However, this is not to say Macs are invulnerable to various Malware the latest being the MaMi malware. The MaMi malware works by hijacking the DNS system on the Mac itself, DNS is used to route domain names so when you visit apple.com you are actually accessing an I.P address, the location of domain names are stored on name servers and routed via DNS often by your ISP. The first step in...

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A link to github sent to mac and ios devices via the messages app can cause restarts and crashes Don’t panic it’s not any link it’s a specific link to a github page “iabem97.github.io” if you received this link via the Messages app on your iPhone or iPad they can crash or restart, and the Messages app then becomes unusable. Interestingly the link can cause problems on both iDevices (iPads & iPhones) as well as Macs. Just receiving the link can cause issues due to the way the messages App...

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Apple has started preorders for its new HomePod as of yesterday. Priced at $349, the audio accessory focuses on premium sound, offers Siri AI support and taps into Apple Music’s 45 million songs repository. Positioned as a higher audio quality device to provide superior music streaming quality in the home or work, Apple’s HomePod is meant to differentiate from the popular Amazon Echo and Google Home devices that focus on personal assistant service via voice-driven AI. Apple’s HomePod does offer integration with Siri, supports AirPlay for third-party music services and...

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Apple sold nearly 20 million Macs in 2017 which is great news for us Mac lovers as the platform becomes more popular more apps and games will become available. It’s also impressive that Apple has managed to grow the number of Macs sold again in 2017 making it the 6th year in a row of increased Mac sales. In an industry that has seen the total number of PCs sold shrink as users switch to tablets and smartphones, Apple’s increased sales of Macs for 6 years in a row is...

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Last week Apple Pay Cash launched with iOS 11.2 for iPhone and iPad and with watchOS 4.1 for Apple Watch. After you install watchOS 4.2, you will see on your paired iPhone with iOS 11.2 installed, an Apple Pay Cash option within the Watch app’s Wallet settings. Just turn the option to “ON” and sign in with your Apple ID. Next, you will see an Apple Pay Cash prompt appear with “Continue.” Press that and your iOS device will start setting Apple Pay Cash up to work. After the process...

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Apple is expected to allow iPhone and iPad apps from the very successful iOS App Store to now run on Macs in 2018, thus increasing software options on Macs. According to Bloomberg, this large change is expected to happen in early 2018 via a new project internally referred to as ‘Marzipan.’ This blurring of lines between macOS and iOS platforms is expected to help software makers start using the Mac App Store more and also most importantly allow for the creation of a single application that works with a touchscreen,...

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