Approve App Authentication Requests with Your Apple Watch in Catalina

2020-07-02T08:37:42-04:00

Tired of typing your admin account password whenever you try to install software or change security settings on your Mac? A new feature in macOS 10.15 Catalina removes that requirement for Apple Watch owners. In System Preferences > Security & Privacy > General, select the checkbox for “Use your Apple Watch to unlock apps and […]

Approve App Authentication Requests with Your Apple Watch in Catalina2020-07-02T08:37:42-04:00

Preparing Your Organization for a Possible COVID-19 Quarantine

2020-03-04T09:29:32-05:00

As of this writing, the respiratory disease COVID-19 has caused nearly 3000 deaths and infected over 80,000 people worldwide. There are relatively few cases in North America currently, but that could increase significantly. For high-quality information about COVID-19, turn to the World Health Organization and the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. For now, […]

Preparing Your Organization for a Possible COVID-19 Quarantine2020-03-04T09:29:32-05:00

Use Your Apple Watch to Unlock Your Mac, and Apps in Catalina

2020-01-10T10:30:24-05:00

If you’ve resisted requiring a password on your Mac after it wakes up or comes out of the screen saver because it’s too much work to enter repeatedly, an Apple Watch can make authentication much easier. In previous versions of macOS, just wearing an unlocked Apple Watch is enough to enter your Mac’s password; in […]

Use Your Apple Watch to Unlock Your Mac, and Apps in Catalina2020-01-10T10:30:24-05:00

What Does Having a T2 Chip in Your Mac Mean to You?

2019-10-02T11:59:22-04:00

If you own an iMac Pro, or a Mac mini, MacBook Air, or MacBook Pro model introduced in 2018 or later, your Mac has one of Apple’s T2 security chips inside. On the whole, having a T2 chip in your Mac is a good thing, thanks to significantly increased security and other benefits, but there […]

What Does Having a T2 Chip in Your Mac Mean to You?2019-10-02T11:59:22-04:00

Some of Our Favorite Features of macOS 10.15 Catalina

2019-09-04T10:42:02-04:00

In a break from Apple’s pattern of alternating cycle of releases, macOS 10.15 Catalina is not a refinement of 10.14 Mojave like 10.13 High Sierra was for 10.12 Sierra. Instead, Catalina boasts significant changes, both obvious things like new apps and less-obvious things like under-the-hood improvements. Here are some of our favorites. iTunes Is Dead! […]

Some of Our Favorite Features of macOS 10.15 Catalina2019-09-04T10:42:02-04:00

5 Reasons Why You Should Be Using a Password Manager

2019-09-04T10:29:55-04:00

We often recommend using a password manager like 1Password or LastPass, but we’ve gotten a few questions asking why we’re so adamant about this. Lots of people think that all they need to do to keep their online accounts secure is create a single password with some numbers, often switching a lowercase L with a […]

5 Reasons Why You Should Be Using a Password Manager2019-09-04T10:29:55-04:00

Beware Microsoft Office 365 Phishing Attacks!

2019-09-04T10:25:01-04:00

We’re seeing an uptick in email phishing attacks purporting to come from Microsoft about Office 365. They’re quite convincing messages that tell users that their credit card payment has failed, that an account needs renewing, or that a password needs to be confirmed. Needless to say, they’re all complete scams, and clicking a link in […]

Beware Microsoft Office 365 Phishing Attacks!2019-09-04T10:25:01-04:00

Never Send Someone a Password in Mail or Messages: Do This Instead!

2019-09-04T10:26:23-04:00

One of the big no-nos with passwords is sending them to other people as plain text in email or a text message conversation. You presumably trust your recipient with the password, but what if their email was hacked or phone stolen? Instead, always use a site like 1ty.me or One-Time Secret, which lets you turn […]

Never Send Someone a Password in Mail or Messages: Do This Instead!2019-09-04T10:26:23-04:00

Look before You Leap with Safari’s Link Preview

2019-09-04T10:23:14-04:00

When you follow a link in Safari, you generally don’t know where you’re going to end up. That’s fine most of the time, but what if you’re concerned that a site might be trying to trick you into going somewhere malicious? Safari provides an easy way to look at the URL under a link. On […]

Look before You Leap with Safari’s Link Preview2019-09-04T10:23:14-04:00

Gone Phishing: Five Signs That Identify Scam Email Messages

2019-09-04T10:21:39-04:00

A significant danger to businesses today is phishing—the act of forging email to fool someone into revealing login credentials, credit card numbers, or other sensitive information. Of course, phishing is a problem for individuals too, but attackers more frequently target businesses for the same reason as bank robber Willie Sutton’s apocryphal quote about why he […]

Gone Phishing: Five Signs That Identify Scam Email Messages2019-09-04T10:21:39-04:00
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