Macs are Safe against Meltdown and Spectre, Don’t Believe the Media Hype

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Computer media outlets have nearly melted down the past few days reporting about the vulnerabilities now known as Meltdown and Spectre. There have been numerous reports and of course all the media has misquoted the original sources of this news so its time to set the story straight. These vulnerabilities exist because […]

Puerto Rico Destroyed by Three Hurricanes, Here’s How To Help

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Three hurricanes in rapid succession pummeled Puerto Rico, a part of the United States, back into the Stone Age. Hurricane Irma, a Category 5 hurricane pounded Puerto Rico, Florida and Texas followed by Hurricane Jose that sideswiped PR but didn’t make landfall on the continental US and then the fxinal […]

eficheck in macOS High Sierra protects against firmware attacks

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Apple has quietly slipped in a new feature into macOS High Sierra which checks for firmware tampering once a week. This is a fantastic improvement on personal security and is


macOS High Sierra [Production Release] Flash Drive Installer Instructions

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Apple has released the official version of macOS High Sierra if you want to create a flash drive installer, to be able to install it on multiple Macs without having to download it over and over again or if you like to have a safety net just in case your disk crashes at any time. […]

iPhone X Facial Recognition blows Samsung out of the water

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At the Apple Keynote presentation yesterday Apple announced the iPhone 8 and the iPhone X (Ten) at the same time. the iPhone 8 is a continuation model, essentially an iPhone 7 with massively upgraded horsepower via Apple’s new A11 Bionic chip (64-bit architecture) with a Neural Engine and the iPhone X which is […]

Handbrake, MakeMKV and VLC Guide


Handbrake, MakeMKV and VLC are extremely popular software, each one is superior in its area of specialty but there is a lot of confusion on when to use them and how to make them work. If you are attempting to transfer movies from DVDs or Blu-rays, that you legally own, to your computer […]

NYC Police Department Dumps 36,000 Microsoft Phones in favor of iPhones


The New You City Police Department now has egg on face after admitting that purchasing 36,000 Microsoft-Nokia Phone smartphones, which have completely failed to meet the department’s needs. This disaster was completely predictable and to be perfectly honest it completely befuddles me that a profession IT person would be so naive to think […]

FBI warns to not use Kaspersky software due to Russian backdoor


The FBI is now issuing a waring the US business should not use any products from Russia based Kaspersky Lab, after having already banned their products from government use. Kaspersky Lab is well known in the computer industry for its anti-virus software, and if you roll back the clock then you’ll remember that I warned […]

High Sierra flash drive installer instuctions

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Apple has finally released the Public Beta of High Sierra macOS 10.13, much to the surprise of so many website that erroneously report it being available prior to today, when in fact it wasn’t. Of course we are very excited to test it as quickly as possible. Naturally every Beta has its […]

High Sierra is Apple’s new macOS, APFS finally arrives!

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Apple made several announcements today at their Worldwide Developers Conference, including upgraded hardware and software, among which I find the new macOS High Sierra to be most interesting.