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24 best free security tools

Your favorite infosec freebiesWho doesn't love free software?Infosec professionals are fortunate to have many good free tools for a range of tasks. …

Information Security

How to Convert Several Images into a Single PDF Using Preview

Over the years, Adobe's PDF file type has become a universally accepted method for sharing digital documents. The format's cross-platform adoption means the documents can be viewed on almost any mobile device or computer, so it's no surprise to find that macOS includes native support for viewing …

Tutorials

Ubuntu 18.04 LTS hits the Microsoft Store for Windows 10 users

There are now two versions of Ubuntu available to download from the Microsoft Store. Adding to the existing Ubuntu 16.04, Ubuntu 18.04 has also now …

Linux

How to get the most space in your cloud storage—without paying to upgrade

Free up some spare room.<p>Cloud storage services have given us an easy, hardware-free way to back up and transfer files. Some of them even give you a little space for free. However, the key word is "little." Once you start uploading files and folders, that free storage fills up fast.<p>Before you go …

Operating Systems

Over 3 mn cyber security professionals are required right now, says IBM

Global technology major IBM has said there is a massive shortage of cyber security professionals in the country, urging young graduates to look this …

Graduate School

Video: How to password protect your data using disk images in macOS

Practically everyone has files or a folder that they keep on their Mac that they don't want anyone else to access. Today, <i>AppleInsider</i> walks you …

Tutorials

How to Set Up Your MacBook From Scratch

Can you remember the last time you wiped your MacBook and reinstalled everything? I’d guess somewhere around “never,” but there are plenty of reasons …

Operating Systems

The Velop AC3900 mesh router offers cheaper whole-home Internet

The whole-home wireless craze peaked and waned last year with the rise of Orbi, Eero, Google WiFi, and Linksys’ Velop. These routers use mesh technology to blanket your home in soft, velvety Wi-Fi, ensuring that everything from the front camera/lamp to the Wi-Fi-connected grill in the back yard are …

Wi-Fi

How to use Disk Utility in macOS to protect your sensitive data

Practically everyone has files or folders they keep on their Mac that they don't want anyone else to access. AppleInsider explains how to keep these …

Information Systems

How to keep using Time Machine without AirPort or Time Capsule

Apple’s AirPort routers introduced one game-changing new feature to the world: easy backups. Time Machine is Apple’s automatic backup utility, and it made backups easy enough for non-nerds to use regularly.<p>The easiest way to use it was to buy a Time Capsule, a wireless AirPort router with a hard …

Operating Systems

Five iOS Apps Worth Checking Out - April 2018

On our <i>MacRumors</i> YouTube channel, we have a monthly series that's designed to highlight new, interesting, and useful iOS apps that we think are worth downloading and checking out.<p>There are so many apps on the iOS App Store, which can make it hard to find new content, and it's also easy to overlook …

Apps

How to master Split View on the Mac

Split view on the iPad is amazing. Two apps, side-by-side, open up all kinds of neat shortcuts. You can drag text, links, and pictures from Safari into notes apps, emails, Pages documents and so on. The Mac is less in need of such a mode, because screens are bigger, and you can already place two …

Apps

How to backup a Mac to Time Machine with any hard drive

With the news that Apple has officially discontinued its AirPort lineup, many users will look to backing up their Macs with something other than Apple’s Time Capsule or AirPort Extreme with a connected external drive. Follow along for how to back up a Mac to Time Machine with any hard drive.<p>Apple’s …

Operating Systems

Three lesser-known websites that will save you a ton of money on flights

These days, you can travel the world for a lot less than you may think. After all, it’s easier than ever to find great deals on everything from …

Linux sdiff Command Examples for Linux Newbies

In one of our earlier article, we have explained about 9 best file comparison and difference (Diff) tools for Linux systems. We listed a mixture of …

Linux

How to use another computer's DVD drive across a network with macOS Remote Sharing

Mac desktop and MacBook owners are used to living without a CD or DVD drive, but there are occasions where access to one could be handy. AppleInsider …

Operating Systems

How to actually get work done on an iPad

Apple is touting its updated iPad as an education-focused device, once again pushing the idea that the iPad can replace a laptop (or Chromebook, in the case of classrooms). That's unlikely, but with the right tools, it <i>can</i> be a workable substitute in a pinch.<p>It takes more than a few classroom apps …

How to free up disk space in macOS High Sierra

MacOS High Sierra upgraded the Mac’s under-the-hood file system, replacing the decades-old HFS+ with the shiny new APFS. What this means for the user is way faster file copying, the ability to revert to previous versions of your documents, and several other neat features. But it also means that you …

How to add your signature to digital forms and documents in macOS

In the event a digital document needs to be signed, like a form or a letter, macOS includes a way to add your signature without needing to print out …

IPad Pro

How Why the Cybersecurity Landscape Is Changing

A comprehensive new report from Cisco should "scare the pants off" enterprise security leaders.<p>Cisco recently published its 2018 annual cybersecurity …

How to extend your wireless network by turning a Mac into a Wi-Fi hotspot

Most people like the idea of having Wi-Fi available throughout their home, but in black spots at the edges of the hotspot's coverage area, the signal …

Wi-Fi

How To: Hack WPA & WPA2 Wi-Fi Passwords with a Pixie-Dust Attack Using Airgeddon

Design flaws in many routers can allow hackers to steal Wi-Fi credentials, even if WPA or WPA2 encryption is used with a strong password. While this …

How to type accented letters in macOS three different ways

When writing about people, places, or other things that use accents and other special symbols outside the 26 letters of the standard English …

Operating Systems

How to use Split Screen on iPad

The iPad has an amazing split-screen mode. It’s called Split View, and it lets you use two apps side-by-side. On certain iPads, you can even float a third app over the top. Split View lets you drag and drop text, pictures, links and almost anything else between apps, just like on a Mac or PC. It’s …

How to Grab Screenshots and Video From Apple TV Using Your Mac

Apple doesn't go out of its way to advertise the fact, but it's perfectly possible to connect a Mac to a fourth-generation Apple TV or later and grab screenshots and video output from the set-top box. In this article, we'll show you how it's done.<p>Note that this method can't be used to record …

How to save up to $250 on Apple's current 13" MacBook Pro with coupon and instant savings, plus no tax outside NY & NJ and 0% financing

Readers this week can snap up the lowest prices available on Apple's Mid 2017 13-inch MacBook Pro, from standard models all the way up to maxed out …

MacBook Pro

How to give your Finder window superpowers

The Finder has been with the Mac since day one, way back in 1984. But just because it’s old, doesn’t mean that it doesn’t have some new tricks. Did you know, for instance, that you can add a path bar to the bottom of the window to show the path of the current folder on your Mac? Or that you can add …

How To: Clear the RAM on Your iPhone X to Fix Problem Apps & Boost Performance

When your iPhone is being sluggish, one thing you can do to get performance back up to snuff is clear the device's random access memory. It's not a …

24 hidden settings that can maximize your Mac

We mean Mac-simize.<p>Apple prides itself on the polish and slickness of its software, and on the surface, macOS proves itself an intuitive and easy-to-navigate operating system. Dig deeper, however, and you'll find a heap of useful settings and options that let you customize your computing …

Operating Systems

How To: Scan Websites for Potential Vulnerabilities Using Vega in Kali Linux

Withstanding an attack from a motivated hacker is one of most important responsibilities a system administrator must undertake. This is especially …

Information Security