The news is packed with reports of huge data breaches. A quick survey of the last few years revealed a huge array of verified data breaches that exposed everything from credit cards and Social Security Numbers to work history to the full contents of credit reports. A concerned observer might wonder just how hard these […]
Introduced in 2007 and required by 2012, sandboxing is a tool used by macOS to limit the damage that a hijacked app can do. Apple says, “While App Sandbox doesn’t prevent attacks against your app, it does minimize the harm a successful one can cause. macOS app sandboxing protects users by limiting how much trouble […]
Macs are rarely associated with virus attacks resulting in a belief that they are immune. Some of their owners even wonder if they should invest in anti-virus or not when they purchase a new Mac computer. However, as more people buy Macs to use at home or in the office, the possibility of getting attacked […]
Recording your screen on a Mac used to be a real trial, but it’s become incredibly easy in the last year. The latest version of macOS, Mojave 10.14, includes a built-in application that can capture high-quality video of your Mac’s screen. There are plenty of third-party options if Screenshot is not powerful enough.
The Network preference pane can be a dark and foreboding place. With some training, you can actually understand what you’re doing when you try and fix your internet connection. Pop open the Network pane found in System Preferences, and let’s explore.
In Apple Mail and other email clients, you may have the option to choose between push and fetch email delivery. These two methods differ substantially in theory but are quite similar in practice. Is push better than fetch email? What are push and fetch emails? Let’s find out! TL;DR: Use push delivery. What’s This About? […]
Is your external display not working on macOS? Try out these tricks below to get things back online. Start With the Dumb Stuff When you’re troubleshooting, always start with the obvious stuff. Any tech expert knows that dumb mistakes are as frustrating as they are ubiquitous. Restart your Mac, check physical connections, reseat cables. Look for […]
Flags are a system outside of permissions on macOS that are used to control how files can be changed. They are primarily concerned with controlled the modification of a file, but differently from permissions. Flags can only be set by an administrative user or the owner of the file, except in cases of system flags. […]
CloudMounter is a menu bar application that connects to cloud services like connecting to network hard drives. Connect to OneDrive, for example, and you’ll see it appear as a network volume in Finder. You don’t need to use cumbersome custom sync or backup programs just to access your files. Instead, you can access all your […]