• March 21, 2013

    Apple Releases iOS 6.1.3

  • March 8, 2013

    Top iPhone 5 Security Apps

    As more smartphone users access personal information on their device, privacy protection apps are becoming a necessity. With such a great selection apps from the App Store, you should be able to find the perfect protection for your device. Did you know that “29 percent of consumers have considered installing an anti-virus product to protect their phone,” according to the ‘Mobile Security: Monster Mash’ infographic. It also revealed “66 percent of consumers admit they keep a significant amount of personal data on their smartphone.” If you just bought the latest iPhone 5, you’d probably like to protect both your expensive investment and the personal data stored on it, especially if you are using it for both personal and business use. So, if you use your smartphone to access personal data, such as your bank account and even social media profiles, then here are the top iPhone 5 security apps for you: Find my iPhone One of the most popular security apps for the iPhone is the Find my iPhone app. This free iOS app provides you with a map location of your device, and allows you to display a custom message on the phone’s screen, remotely lock your device and remotely set an alarm sound for two minute at full volume even if your iPhone is set to silent. Find my iPhone app’s most notable option includes letting you erase all data before it gets misused, so you can be certain that your personal files and information remain safe. You can do all of these functions simply by logging into your account. mSecure If you are the type of user who has a lot of private information, especially important passwords, stored in your iPhone, then you should consider getting mSecure for iOS. Developed by mSeven Software, this application works...
  • A new trojan specifically for Macs has been discovered that installs an adware plugin. The malware attempts to monetize its attack by injecting ads into Chrome, Firefox, and Safari (the most popular browsers on Apple’s desktop platform) in the hopes that users will generate money for its creators by viewing (and maybe even clicking) them. The threat, detected as “Trojan.Yontoo.1” by Russian security firm Doctor Web, is part of a wider scheme of adware for OS X that has “been increasing in number since the beginning of 2013,” according to the company. The security firm chose to underline Yontoo because it can download and install an adware browser plugin, making it slightly more modular as attackers could potential swap out the threat for an updated one or a different one entirely. Read Full Article
  • February 22, 2013

    Java related Malware Hits Apple Computers

    A recent version of malicious software called Flashback exploits a security flaw in Java in order to install itself on Macs.   Apple has released software updates for systems running OS X Lion and Mac OS X v10.6 that will update Java to fix the security flaw, and remove the Flashback malware if it is present.  For Macs running Mac OS X v10.5 or earlier, you can better protect yourself from this malware by disabling Java in your web browser(s) preferences. In a sign of Apple’s increasing vulnerability to attacks, some Mac computers belonging to Apple employees were infected with Java-related malware when the employees visited a software development website. Apple admitted its systems were penetrated by hackers. In the wake of this attack Apple released the update to its Java package for Mac computers that can remove the most common variants of the Flashback malware. The Apple hacks happened when vulnerability in Java, from Oracle Corp., allowed hackers access to core computing systems, but the same vulnerability may also put regular PC users at risk.  A similar Java related exploit against Facebook was revealed Friday.
  • February 20, 2013

    Pocket Tweet Not Possible

    Scott Brown’s claim that his infamous “whatever” and “bqhatevwr” tweets were the result of innocent, accidental pocket-tweeting.  Pocket tweeting is nearly impossible using Siri or the touch screen lets show you how. The touchscreen requires finger touch that’s why people buy special gloves in the winter because if not they cannot touch the screen, so navigating to the Twitter compose screen, inputting a sentence that is contextually relevant, and hitting send, never mind three times in a row seems like a stretch. Siri is another matter altogether since Siri requires voice command s you would have to say “Twitter App” and the “Compose” then after the tweet is assembled say “send”.  So saying Siri did it cannot be used as an excuse. Since Scott Brown is a politician he is required to have a lock on his phone that automatically initiates after 1 minute of no use so how did the lock get off his phone while in his pocket. Now that we have explained how the technology works you can now many your own conclusion.
  • February 19, 2013

    Preventing Your iPhone from Hack

    Smartphones are usually considered as safe gadgets. However, they are not completely safe as people believe. It can prove to be your misconception, that your iPhone cannot be hacked. There had been incidents in the past reporting the hacking of these iPhones (iPhone Operating System Hacked by Researcher, NBS News). Once your iPhone is hacked, the hacker gains all the control and you can only get frustrated in this situation. The Following information might help you in knowing and preventing your iPhone from Hacking: The SMS SMS is the tool for hacking your iPhone. If your iPhone is being hacked, you will receive a single text message that will be titled “SMS.” The message will comprise of a square box. This technique is the same as used by email hackers. However, it is comparatively tough to deal with. The hackers cannot access your email ID unless you open the link mentioned in the mail. However, if you receive the square box message on your iPhone, the hacking can be done despite the condition that you open it or not. Hacking confirmation You might think after the message that it might be picture or something from your friend or telecom service that your Smartphone does not support. It can rarely be the case, but there is such possibility. However, if you are iPhone starts to make calls on its own and your camera is switched on automatically, than these signs almost confirm that your iPhone is hacked. The reason for such unexpected actions is that someone else is controlling your iPhone through his computer or other device. Protecting Others The hacking is quite rare and so are the preventive measures. There is hardly any foolproof security measure through which you can assure that your device is completely safe. For precautionary measures,...
  • January 15, 2013

    Apple Ordering Less iPhone 5 Components

    Apple shares fell after The Wall Street Journal reported that the company has cut its orders for iPhone 5 components due to weaker than expected demand and the product not selling well.  Apple which has fallen to 5.5% market share behind Nokia 19.2% and Samsung at 22.9% which both sell the droid operating system on their own hardware. People have been quoted as saying the first iPhone was a head of its time and for first 2 to 3 years there were innovative now they are playing catch up.  There is other possible reasons why Apple has cut their component orders from Samsung. On October 12, 2012 Reports said Apple is planning to shift production of its ARM-based microprocessors from Samsung to the Taiwanese chip-baking giant TSMC as early as next year. Back in October 22, 2012 there was a report that Samsung was cutting LCD supply chain to Apple.  Later Samsung claimed the rumor to be false. In early November 12th 2012 I be leave Samsung hit Apple with a 20% price increase on mobile processors. Apple is moving some of their production to the United States. Apple and Samsung are in law suits over patent infringement. The holiday season has come to an end and United States still has tough economy I am not saying Apple sales are not slowing down.  What I am saying is I think it’s possible that maybe the orders for iPhone 5 components are slowing down because Apple is planning a hardware vender change or a product direction change time will tell.
  • January 11, 2013

    Show Hidden Files On Mac OS X

    Step-by-Step guide on how to show hidden files on Mac OSX On may occasions I have had to hook up a crashed Windows drive up to my Mac to copy over users data. Some Outlook files and database files are hidden that I need to copy so I needed to find a way to unhide hidden files on Mac. Just follow the steps below and your finder will show hidden files:- 1. Start your “Terminal” 2. Copy this string into terminal window defaults write AppleShowAllFiles TRUE 3. type killall Finder To disable the show hidden files in Finder, follow the steps below:- 1. Start your Terminal 2. Copy this string into terminal window defaults write AppleShowAllFiles FALSE 3. type killall Finder
  • November 29, 2012

    Apple’s new iMac On Sale Tomorrow

    The latest versions of Apple’s iMac which unveiled in October will go on sale tomorrow November 30, 2012.  Apple said that the 21.5-inch iMac will be available through its online and retail stores and via some Apple resellers and will begin shipping in December. The 2012 edition of the iMac desktops come with 8GB of memory, a 1-terabyte hard drive, a quad-core Intel Core i5 processor, Nvidia GeForce graphics processors, and the new Fusion Drive, a hybrid that combines solid-state storage with a traditional platter-based hard drive. The 21.5-inch model starts at $1,299, and the 27-inch model starts at $1,799.
  • November 27, 2012

    Apple Maps Manager Fired

    Apple has fired the manager in charge of its controversial mapping software, according to a new report.  Bloomberg said Apple Senior Vice President Eddy Cue recently fired Richard Williamson, who was in charge of the company’s maps software for iOS. Williamson had been with Apple since 2001 and at Steve Jobs’ NeXT Computer before that and was the senior director of Apple’s iOS services team.  In October Apple announced that its iOS chief Scott Forstall would be leaving the company as part of a larger executive shakeup. We reported Apple’s CEO Tim Cook publicly apologized for Maps in late September and even suggested alternatives to Apple Maps, noting that it “fell short” of the company’s commitment to provide the “best experience possible” to users. Williamson appears to be the latest fall guy in Apple’s attempt to set its image straight.  This is Apple trying to prove they are just as strong without Jobs. Apple is setting an example to shareholders, employees, investors and customers.