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The Default Dock on macOS shows off many of the apps that come bundled with your Mac out of the box. Many users customize it right away by adding apps they use on a regular basis, and removing those they don’t. However, some people may prefer to have a cleaner Dock, and to minimize the apps that show up on the Dock. One way to do this is to make the Mac Dock only show apps that are currently running. Apart from the stock apps, the Dock also shows the apps you’ve manually added, the apps you’ve launched, and lastly, the Downloads folder, and the Trash where you move all your unwanted files. If you have a lot of apps stored on your Dock, you may sometimes have trouble figuring out which apps are currently open and running on the system, even with the little app running indicator at the bottom. If you’d prefer, you can set the Dock to display just the active apps and remove all the rest, by using a defaults write command. ★★ Full Article ★★
.Do you want all of your Messages to automatically delete themselves after a specified time period from your iPhone or iPad? You can configure a Messages History setting that will allow for the automatic removal of message conversations after a chosen period of time. This auto-delete Messages setting is perhaps most useful as a storage saving mechanism and should not really be considered a privacy setting for a variety of reasons, and it has some obvious downsides too, mainly that you could potentially forever lose some great memories, conversations, chat transcripts, photos, and videos exchanged between you and whoever else you’re communicating with. If automatically removing Messages conversations and their media from iOS sounds appealing to you, here is how you can setup the auto-delete feature on iPhone or iPad: ★★ Full Article ★★
by: Jamie Cuevas Some iPhone users may discover the side mute/silent switch on their device has randomly stopped working. Given that the mute switch is the only physical switch on the iPhone, and it’s sole job is to put the iPhone into silent mute mode and unmute, it’s pretty inconvenient if this buttons tops working as expected.If you’re experiencing problems with the Mute switch not working on iPhone, try the steps below to get it working again, or use the workarounds offered to find another solution to continue to be able to mute and unmute your iPhone without a functioning silent switch. ★★ Full Article ★★
One of the main reasons that people use Macs is that they are reliable. Even while your Mac is sleeping it is actually performing maintenance and keeping your machine in tip-top shape. But sometimes, even Apple’s best machines can run into trouble. Strange behaviors, sluggish performance, and stuck settings can become frustrating in no time flat. We’re going to dive into a few techniques that you can use to get your Mac back up to speed. 🍎🍎 Full Article 🍎🍎
Two factories used by Western Digital and Kioxia have been affected.ANDREW CUNNINGHAM - 2/10/2022 Solid-state storage devices have so far been spared from the scarcity and high prices that the chip shortage has wrought upon graphics cards, cars, Raspberry Pi boards, and innumerable other products. But that may change soon, due in part to a "contamination" at two Japanese factories used by Western Digital and Kioxia to make flash memory. >> Full Article <<
In today’s era of multi-terabyte hard drives and online storage, many of us don’t keep as close an eye on our disk usage as we used to. Still, even the largest drives fill up eventually.If you don’t know how to check your disk space use on your Mac, here’s where to look. ★★ Full Article ★★
If you’re tired of autocorrect in MacOS correcting your words – properly, improperly, or otherwise – you may want to simply turn off autocorrect on the Mac.Disabling autocorrect in macOS is simple and can be accomplished with a few clicks. We’ll show you how you can turn off autocorrect on a Mac, and also how to turn it on as well. ★★ Full Article ★★
The subscription service formerly only let you pay for two repairs per year.SCHARON HARDING - 9/8/2022 Apple will no longer limit how frequently AppleCare+ owners can pay Apple for supported product repairs. As spotted by MacRumors yesterday, the company updated the AppleCare+ subscription support service to offer "unlimited" repairs across its current product line. That's much more flexible than the two repairs per year previously offered, as per the Wayback Machine.According to the fine print, this only covers "physical damage from handling due to unexpected and unintentional events." And there are associated service fees. Fixing broken glass on an iPhone, for example, will cost you $29 in addition to your monthly subscription fee. And you can pay $299 for accidental Mac damage on top of the unit's subscription cost. >> Full Article <<
by: Paul Horowitz Your iPhone keeps track of ‘Significant Locations’, which are typically places that you frequent often, like your home, a partners house, office, school, favorite restaurant, frequented hotels, and similar other places.If you’re interested, you can view all the Significant Locations on your iPhone to see where your iPhone has determined is significant to you. This can be interesting data for many reasons to see, and also some users rely on the feature for work purposes to show where they have gone or frequent. ★★ Full Article ★★
The Apple Studio Display is a beautiful monitor and screen, both visually and in terms of the picture quality. But sometimes the Apple Studio Display misbehaves, and problems can happen with it that require the Apple Studio Display to restart. Maybe the sound has stopped working properly or at all, the web camera is frozen, or the resolution won’t change. With no physical buttons on the Apple Studio Display, how do you restart the screen? It’s a little comical, but the solution to reboot the monitor is easy enough. ★★ Full Article ★★
Beta testers in the Apple system software programs will find iOS 15.4 beta 4, iPadOS 15.4 beta 4, and macOS Monterey 12.3 beta 4 available to test on their enrolled devices.Beta 4 of iOS 15.4 adds a new Siri voice option, called American Voice 5, which appears to be a gender neutral tone.Betas of iOS 15.4 also includes a new stalking warning during AirTags setup, informing the user that in some parts of the world using an AirTag to track someone without permission may be a crime.Additionally, iOS 15.4 beta includes support for using Face ID with a mask, iCloud Keychain notes, new Emoji icons, an Apple Card widget, support for COVID EU digital vaccination passes, and support for contactless payments with Tap-to-Pay which allow an iPhone to accept payments directly. iPadOS 15.4 beta also includes support Face ID with a mask, new Emoji icons, iCloud Keychain notes, and the Apple Card widget. ★★ Full Article ★★
Apple Watch fall detection to the rescueThe fall was severe enough that Hackenwerth has no memory of it. Her son told ABC Action News Tampa Bay, “My mom’s Apple Watch alerted my phone so I received a text that there was a hard fall.” When its wearer was unresponsive after the fall, the Watch called 911 on its own. Paramedics arrived and took the woman — who was still barely conscious — to the hospital.And that’s not the end of the story. In the hospital, doctors discovered that Hackenwerth has lung cancer. “If it hadn’t been for the falling and the Apple Watch calling them, I wouldn’t even know this was there,” she told ABC Action News Tampa Bay. 🍎🍎 Full Article 🍎🍎
Are you planning to use iCloud Keychain for managing all your passwords? If you’ve been relying on a third-party password manager until now, you may want to move all your existing passwords to make the migration to iCloud Keychain a whole lot easier. This can be done, although it’s not exactly simple. The iCloud Keychain works seamlessly across Apple devices. Considering they’ve now added support for Windows devices too via a browser extension, a lot more users may be interested in using it rather than a third-party option like LastPass or DashLane that requires you to pay to unlock all the features. Importing existing passwords to the iCloud Keychain has always always been a headache, but with macOS Big Sur onward, Safari gives you an easier workaround.Don’t want to start from scratch with iCloud Keychain? We got you covered. Simply read along, as we’ll be guiding you on how to import passwords to iCloud Keychain via Safari. ★★ Full Article ★★
[b]The breach exposed 20,000 emergency room patients' medical information.[/b] The [url=http://www.mercurynews.com/my-town/ci_25398083/4-1m-settlement-possible-stanford-medical-information-breach]San Jose Mercury News[/url] reports that Stanford Hospital & Clinics and former contractor Multi-Specialty Collection Services (MSCS) will likely pay $4.1 million to settle a class action lawsuit over a 2010 data breach that exposed approximately 20,000 emergency room patients' medical information. [url=http://www.esecurityplanet.com/network-security/stanford-hospital-contractor-to-pay-4.1-million-for-2010-data-breach.html]Full Article[/url]
The Telepathy One is no Google Glass. And supposedly, it's not trying to be. Demonstrated at an event in New York City, the Telepathy One is a wearable headset developed in Japan, intended on being part of the very same emerging industry as Google Glass. It has a built-in camera and floating microdisplay, much like [url=http://reviews.cnet.com/google-glass/]Google Glass[/url] and the [url=http://reviews.cnet.com/specialized-electronics-accessories/vuzix-smart-glasses-m100/4505-7847_7-35536668.html]Vuzix M100 Smartglasses[/url]. The biggest difference between it and Google Glass, besides specs, might be one of scope. Read [url=http://reviews.cnet.com/camcorders/telepathy-one/4505-9340_7-35734227.html]here[/url]. [img]https://d1qy7qyune0vt1.cloudfront.net/webroot-en/attachment/3010i1F45AE524E8DB666.jpg[/img] Telepathy founder Takahito Iguchi with his translator in New York.
Today, Chaochao Lu and Xiaoou Tang at the Chinese University of Hong Kong say they’ve done just that. These guys have developed a face recognition algorithm called [i]GaussianFace [/i]that outperforms humans for the first time. Full article [url=https://medium.com/the-physics-arxiv-blog/2c567adbf7fc]here[/url]. While this is an exciting technical achievement, it's yet another tool in the surveillance arsenal that could be ripe for abuse.
[i]“Antivirus is dead!” [/i]has been the marketing cry of vendors wishing to displace antivirus (AV) technology with their “superior” comprehensive products. It’s true, purely signature-based AV scanners are extinct; however, AV is constantly evolving. The future can be predicted through knowledge of the past. This first brief in a two-part series on AV studies its evolution from the Brain virus to the Flame worm, from single threat remediation to modern day suites of technologies that contain industry-developed technology and protection mechanisms adopted from other security sectors. [url=https://www.nsslabs.com/system/files/public-report/files/From%20Brain%20to%20Flame%20-%20Myths%2C%20Facts%2C%20and%20the%20Future.pdf]Full Article[/url] "It’s true, purely signature-based AV scanners are extinct" The future behind the Webroot technologies!
If you think you receive a lot of unwanted email each day, spare a thought for Hotmail user David S. Peck of Fresno, California. He’s the owner of an email account that received thousands of unwanted messages, as Gmail went down for a few hours last week. As Sarah Perez from [url=http://techcrunch.com/2014/01/24/gmail-glitch-is-causing-thousands-of-emails-to-be-sent-to-one-mans-hotmail-account/]TechCrunch reported[/url], a bizarre glitch in Google’s search results meant that users hunting for Gmail could find themselves sending an email to Peck’s Hotmail address instead. Clicking on the “Email” link in the Google search results for “Gmail” took Gmail users directly to a compose message form, pre-filled with Peck’s Hotmail address. In time, Google confirmed that the bizarre bug was not related to the [url=http://mashable.com/2014/01/24/gmail-down-012414/]downtime[/url] which affected Gmail and Google Plus on Friday, but the timing seems unfortunate. Especially for David S Peck, who
As a gamer myself, I have to say, I am pretty psyched up about [url=http://www.ign.com/articles/2013/01/09/ces-microsoft-illumiroom-makes-your-room-a-screen]this[/url]. Check out the video. [i]Microsoft explains that IllumiRoom “augments the area surrounding a television screen with projected visualizations to enhance the traditional living room entertainment experience” and “can change the appearance of the room, induce apparent motion, extend the field of view, and enable entirely new game experiences." Kinect captures the geometry of a room and adapts projected visuals “in real-time without any need to custom pre-process the graphics.”[/i] Being a PS3 fan myself, I hope Sony will catch up quickly. This may be what gets me to buy a 360 finally. At some point, people will just use a whole room and replace the TV altogether with a projector don't you think?
[b]The BUILD 2014 developer conference will open its doors later today, so Microsoft is getting ready for several important announcements, including the unveiling of the new Windows 8.1 Update pack of improvements.[/b] As we’ve already told you, [b]Microsoft is going to live stream the event[/b], so if you can’t attend the show in San Francisco, you can watch it online using [b][url=http://www.buildwindows.com/]this link[/url][/b]. We’re also going to embed the live streaming into this article later today when it becomes available. This year’s BUILD show is particularly important for Microsoft not only because the software giant is planning to introduce the new Windows 8.1 Update, but also because the company is set to share [b]more details on Windows 9[/b], the next big project coming out of the Redmond campus. Windows 9, which according to sources familiar with the matter is expected to arrive on the market in early 2015, will bring quite a lot of major changes to t
[b]After "a whirlwind trip to Asia" visiting Android partners, Google's SVP Sundar Pichai has just confirmed -- by way of the above photo -- that the next version of his mobile OS is called KitKat aka Android 4.4. The exec shared this geeky nugget on both Google+ and Twitter, while his company has updated the Android developer site with a page chronicling Android's milestones so far. Details are light at the moment, and Google teases its upcoming release with just the following line:[/b] "It's our goal with Android KitKat to make an amazing Android experience available for everybody." [url=http://www.engadget.com/2013/09/03/android-kit-kat/]Full article[/url] and [url=http://www.android.com/intl/en_us/kitkat/]chronicling Android's milestones page[/url].
SHOW TEASE: It's time for Security Now!. Steve Gibson is here. We've got questions. We've got answers. And Steve makes a shocking admission: He's not worried about upgrading Windows XP. He thinks he's safe. Find out why, next on Security Now! You can read the Transcript or listen to the MP3. It's better if you listen................................! [url=https://www.grc.com/sn/sn-445.htm]https://www.grc.com/sn/sn-445.htm[/url] I don't know if I should Laugh or Band my head against a wall? [img]https://d1qy7qyune0vt1.cloudfront.net/webroot-en/attachment/8598iF016C14A2ECDD66D.gif[/img] Daniel :@
[b]EMC Launches New Supplier Exchange, 'Smart' Archive[/b] by Chris Preimesberger New products use existing EMC platforms, including Pivotal CF, an enterprise platform-as-a-service (PaaS) powered by Pivotal Cloud Foundry. EMC's Information Intelligence Group, which used to be Documentum, came out with two new products May 6 at EMC World 2014: its first industry-specific public cloud software as a service, Supplier Exchange, and a "smart" archiver called InfoArchive. Supplier Exchange improves older Documentum-based private-cloud collaboration software to enable similar connections with partners and contractors outside the enterprise in a hybrid-style app. Marketing director Gautam Desai told eWEEK that using Supplier Exchange, contractors can look at RFPs, submit bids and use other documents with security at any time and from any device. The first version of Supplier Exchange is designed specifically for the energy and engineering industries. It enables proje
Consumers who own tablets running Microsoft's Windows RT operating system will get a new version of the software giant's widely used e-mail program, Outlook 2013 RT, later this year. At the Computex computer trade show in Taiwan, Microsoft said Wednesday that the e-mail program will be included as part of the [url=http://reviews.cnet.com/windows-8-review/]Windows 8[/url].1 update [url=http://news.cnet.com/8301-10805_3-57584370-75/windows-blue-gets-official-name-windows-8.1/]announced last month[/url]. Outlook 2013 RT will be available as a free update for [url=http://reviews.cnet.com/tablets/]tablets[/url] running Windows RT, the scaled-down version of Windows 8, and will be included in Windows RT devices going forward. When Microsoft rolled out Windows RT last year, it included other Office applications, such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and OneNote, but not Outlook. Speculation mounted in recent months that [url=http://news.cnet.com/8301-10805_3-57578078-75/microsoft-outlook-ready-to-
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