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MacTrast Deals: NetSpot Pro: Lifetime License – Optimize Your Wi-Fi Connection

- Mar 9, 2018<p>A NetSpot Pro: Lifetime License will help you optimize your Wi-Fi connection to optimize hotspot location, and identify connectivity …

Wi-Fi

Apple Shares Tips on Avoiding App Store and iTunes Phishing Emails

Apple last week shared a new support document that's designed to help App Store and iTunes users avoid phishing emails that mimic legitimate emails from Apple.<p>In the document, Apple outlines techniques to identify an actual App Store or iTunes email, which the company says will always include a …

App Store

How to protect your PC against the major ‘Meltdown’ CPU security flaw

Everything we know so far<p>Details have emerged on two major processor security flaws this week, and the industry is scrambling to issue fixes and secure machines for customers. Dubbed “Meltdown” and “Spectre,” the flaws affect nearly every device made in the past 20 years. The Meltdown flaw …

How to Create an Anonymous Email Account

It's not easy to be anonymous on the internet. Here's how you can stay hidden even on email.<p>This story originally appeared on PCMag<p>Not long ago, the sharing economy seemed to take over. Privacy was dead, and no one cared. But that was a pre-Snowden era. Now, for some, the need to go truly anonymous …

New DNS Service Launched by IBM Vows to Keep Your Browsing Habits Secret

A new online service was launched Thursday morning to keep your browsing habits out of the hands of marketers and help you automatically avoid …

New “Quad9” DNS service blocks malicious domains for everyone

Set DNS server to 9.9.9.9, and (known) malware and phishes won’t be able to phone home.<p>The Global Cyber Alliance (GCA)—an organization founded by law …

This brilliant new AI will fight email scammers by wasting their time

Netsafe, a New Zealand-based non-profit online safety group, introduced an AI email bot this week that will fight back against phishing scams by …

You can now change your Apple ID from a third-party email to an Apple domain

Apple today has made a notable update to the process of changing the email address associated with your Apple ID. Starting today, you can change your Apple ID from a third-party email service such as Gmail or Yahoo to an Apple domain…<p>Previously, Apple only allowed users to change their Apple ID …

Google Play Protect 安全防護開始內建 Android ,如何開啟他?

「 <b>Google Play Protect (安全防護)</b>」,最近開始向所有的 Android 用戶推送更新,這是一個什麼樣的功能呢?簡單來說,這就是 Google 為 Android 手機與平板內建的「防毒、掃毒」機制。<br>大概在三四年前,我還會在自己的 Android 手機安裝像是 Avast …

Ransomware attack: The second wave is coming, so get ready now

A new stage of the WannaCrypt ransomware attack could arrive with the start of the working week. Are you prepared?<p><i>Ransomware: Everything you ever</i> …

Identity Theft Protection: 10 Ways To Secure Your Personal Data

I was recently the victim of a hack. My identity was impersonated and the information was used to steal my personal data from GoDaddy. How could this happen I asked myself? The cybercriminal got hold of my social security number, used it to locate my credit card number from my bank, then used that …

Information Systems

How to take a screenshot on a Mac — and 15 other useful keyboard shortcuts

There are a ton of hidden keyboard shortcuts in MacBooks and Mac computers. Here are the best and most useful ones that only power users know about.<p><b>Volume:</b><p>1. Turn up or down the volume in 1/4 increments: press and hold "Option," "Shift," and either "Volume Control" key.<p><b>In the "Finder" …

9 Preview app tips every Mac owner should know

The Preview app ought to have a better opinion of itself. This stock Mac app goes around calling itself "Preview" when it can do so much more than just preview files. To help Preview form a more positive view of itself and help you get the most out of the app, I present 9 things Preview can do …

Tutorials

25 essential tips and tricks for Mac owners

Regardless of what critics say, though, this is Apple. That means people are going to buy these things. And since these are the most significant refreshes to come to the Mac lineup in years, they're likely to reel in more than a few newcomers to macOS.<p>If you're one of these Mac newbies — or if …

Speed Up Apple Mail with a Database-Cleaning Automator Task

Apple Mail isn’t exactly the greatest email app out there, but it’s serviceable and gets the job done for most people. That said, one common problem …

10 hidden MacOS Sierra features you need to know

If you upgraded to MacOS Sierra, then you are likely familiar with its headlining features, whether you are using Siri to speak to your Mac, unlocking it with an Apple Watch or cutting and pasting from your Mac to your iPhone or vice versa with the universal clipboard. You might also be using …

Batteries

How to Get Siri to Announce Incoming Calls with iOS 10

With iOS 10, Siri can announce incoming calls. When the iPhone has an incoming call, Siri will let you know who is calling out loud. This iOS 10 feature is an accessibility feature but it’s also helpful when you’re running, biking, or keeping your iPhone in your pocket. Luckily, unlike some other …

iOS

How-To: 7 steps to prepare for the upgrade to a brand new Mac

With around two-thirds of our readers expecting to buy a brand new MacBook Pro, and others looking to upgrade to a refreshed MacBook Air or iMac, we thought it would be useful to provide a quick guide to preparing for the upgrade.<p>We recommend a seven-step approach …<p><b>Step 1: Tidy up your existing …

Yes, your 32GB iPhone 7's storage is slower, but here's why it doesn't matter

So you decided to save money and get the 32GB version of the iPhone 7 (instead of 128GB or that 256GB monster) and now you're wondering if you're on the short end of the performance stick. Well, technically, you are.<p>Lower-capacity storage chips tend to perform slightly slower than higher-capacity …

IPhone 7

This Mysterious Chip In The iPhone 7 Could Be Key To Apple's AI Push

It’s been more than a month since teardown shops like iFixit and Chipworks took apart and dissected Apple’s iPhone 7. The biggest surprise remains Apple’s decision to dual source its LTE modems from both Qualcomm and Intel.<p>But there was one little chip that has gone mostly unnoticed. Inside the …

IPhone 7

25 hidden iPhone features that are really, truly hidden

How many times have you seen posts on tech sites about “hidden iPhone features” and thought to yourself, <i>these tricks aren’t really hidden at all</i>. …

Apple and Google say they didn't build secret tools to spy on users like Yahoo did

On Tuesday, Reuters' Joseph Menn dropped a bombshell: Yahoo had reportedly created custom software that would scan all incoming emails in real-time, and flag any that contained certain pre-defined keywords.<p>And Yahoo hasn't denied it, saying in a brief statement only that "Yahoo is a law-abiding …

Benchmarks from Apple’s next-gen processor just leaked and it’s scary how powerful it is

Apple’s new iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus are far and away the most powerful smartphones the world has seen thus far. In terms of both raw benchmark …

How to permanetly wipe your iPhone or iPad

Planning on selling your old iPhone or iPad to make some cash to buy some shiny new tech toys? Here's how to do that securely.<p>If you're planning on …

The best 10 iPhone widgets for iOS 10

Several apps and Apple's own software allows you to send emails, check photos, and other common tasks without ever unlocking your phone.<p>In fact, Apple has placed even more emphasis on lock-screen widgets in iOS 10, the latest software version for iPhones and iPads.<p>If you swipe right on the lock …

The Oppo HA-2SE is a great DAC/amp for iPhone 7 users

A USB DAC/amp is one of the best ways to get great performance out of your music, and Oppo’s HA–2 is considered to be one of the best portable headphone amplifiers and DACs on the market. Of course, there’s always room for improvement, so Oppo is releasing an updated successor to the HA–2, the …

IBM announces next implementation of Apple’s Swift developer language

IBM has announced the next step in its continued implementation of support for Apple’s Swift. The company announced in a blog post recently that Swift is officially available on the server, inducing the Bluemix Runtime for the development language.<p>Essentially what this means is that developers can …

NSA hacking tools were reportedly left unprotected on remote computer

<i>(Reuters)</i> – A U.S. investigation into a leak of hacking tools used by the National Security Agency is focusing on a theory that one of its operatives carelessly left them available on a remote computer and Russian hackers found them, four people with direct knowledge of the probe told Reuters.<p>The …

DisplayMate analysis: Apple iPhone 7 has the best LCD display ever tested

DisplayMate is known for comprehensive testing of smartphone displays, and while its rumored that Apple will move to OLED displays in 2017, its …