Ignore Unsolicited Calls and Texts from Apple and Other Tech Companies

2019-02-11T13:52:25-05:00

We don’t want to belabor the point, but multinational tech companies like Apple, Facebook, and Google will never call or text you personally out of the blue. So if you get a call or text purporting to be from such a company, it’s 99.9% likely to be a scam, and you should ignore it regardless […]

Ignore Unsolicited Calls and Texts from Apple and Other Tech Companies2019-02-11T13:52:25-05:00

Don’t Freak Out If You Get Blackmail Spam Containing an Old Password

2018-12-10T10:39:13-05:00

Have you gotten an email message whose Subject line says something like “Change your password immediately! Your account has been hacked.”? If not, it may be only a matter of time before you do. It’s a scary message, especially because it contains one of your passwords, some threats, and a demand for money. Worse, the […]

Don’t Freak Out If You Get Blackmail Spam Containing an Old Password2018-12-10T10:39:13-05:00

Back Up Before Upgrading to Mojave or iOS 12!

2018-11-01T10:09:26-04:00

Poll a room of Apple experts about the one topic they can’t stop talking about and many will launch into frustrated rants about how too few people back up. Backups are always important, since you can never predict when your Mac or iPhone will be lost or stolen, melt in a fire, or just break. […]

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Back Up Before Upgrading to Mojave or iOS 12!2018-11-01T10:09:26-04:00

Here’s Why You Should Always Keep the Find My iPhone Feature Enabled

2018-08-02T09:10:28-04:00

On the face of it, Apple’s Find My iPhone feature does what it says. If you lose your iPhone, you can identify its last known location by looking in the Find iPhone app or on the iCloud Web site, and you can make it play a sound. It’s great for tracking down a missing iPhone, […]

Here’s Why You Should Always Keep the Find My iPhone Feature Enabled2018-08-02T09:10:28-04:00

Have Your Online Passwords Been Stolen? Here’s How to Find Out.

2018-07-05T09:25:26-04:00

Data breaches have become commonplace, with online thieves constantly breaking into corporate and government servers and making off with millions—or even hundreds of millions!—of email addresses, often along with other personal information like names, physical address, and passwords. It would be nice to think that all companies properly encrypt their password databases, but the sad […]

Have Your Online Passwords Been Stolen? Here’s How to Find Out.2018-07-05T09:25:26-04:00

Apple Pay Is Faster, Easier, More Secure, and More Private Than Using Credit Cards

2018-04-09T14:19:59-04:00

You’ve probably heard of Apple Pay, but have you set it up so you can use it to pay for purchases at checkout? If not, give it a try, since it’s one of those living-in-the future Apple technologies that feels like science fiction every time you use it. Simply put your iPhone, iPad, or Apple […]

Apple Pay Is Faster, Easier, More Secure, and More Private Than Using Credit Cards2018-04-09T14:19:59-04:00

PSA: Beware Tech Support Scams!

2018-04-09T14:37:27-04:00

Apple does a great job with Macs, iPhones, and iPads, but stuff goes wrong all the time—as professional providers of technical support we know that better than anyone. So we’re really cheesed off by tech support scams that try to defraud unsuspecting users in the name of fixing problems that don’t exist. Here’s how to […]

PSA: Beware Tech Support Scams!2018-04-09T14:37:27-04:00

Here’s How to Lock Down Your Facebook Privacy Settings—to the Extent Possible

2018-04-04T15:35:09-04:00

Facebook has dominated the news headlines of late, but not for good reasons. There were the 50 million Facebook profiles gathered for Cambridge Analytica and used in the 2016 presidential election. Facebook has long been scraping call and text message data from Android phones. And within the Facebook iOS app, the company pushes the Onavo […]

Here’s How to Lock Down Your Facebook Privacy Settings—to the Extent Possible2018-04-04T15:35:09-04:00

Install Minor Operating System Updates to Maintain Herd Immunity

2018-02-27T11:05:30-05:00

It seems like Apple releases updates to iOS, macOS, watchOS, and tvOS nearly every week these days. It has been only a few months since iOS 11 and macOS 10.13 High Sierra launched, and we’ve already seen ten updates to iOS and seven updates to macOS. Some of these have been to fix bugs, which […]

Install Minor Operating System Updates to Maintain Herd Immunity2018-02-27T11:05:30-05:00

Ransomware: Should You Be Worried, and What Protective Steps Should You Take?

2018-02-27T10:59:50-05:00

Malware makes headlines regularly these days, and although Macs are targeted far less than Windows PCs, Mac users still need to remain vigilant. A particularly serious type of malware is called “ransomware” because once it infects your computer, it encrypts all your files and holds them for ransom. Luckily, despite the virulence of ransomware in […]

Ransomware: Should You Be Worried, and What Protective Steps Should You Take?2018-02-27T10:59:50-05:00
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