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Apple Inc. has a reputation for building secure devices, but don’t become too complacent because ransomware threats to Mac users are on the rise. While ransomware attacks against Microsoft Windows-based computers and servers remain far more prevalent, security researchers have detected new Mac threats in recent years and expect to see new threats in the future. Here’s a quick look at three forms of ransomware that are known to target Mac users: KeRanger disguises itself as a popular application Imagine this: You go to download a copy of Transmission, the…

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It seems no matter where you turn; someone is waiting to rip you off.   Our inboxes drown in spam and phishing messages that attempt to discover bank account information or account credentials.  A large percentage of the banner ads on social networking sites advertise various get rich schemes designed to take money from those tempted by their fantastic claims.  It seems that everywhere we look there is a scam.  Craigslist, a popular classified advertising website, is a great resource for both buyers and sellers.  However, it has its fair share…

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Apple's recent ads talk about how there are no viruses written forMac. That statement is not entirely true. Viruses are released forMac. in 2005, 143 viruses targeted Macintosh computers. Compare thiswith the 150,000 written for PCs and it does not sound bad but thestatement is still incorrect. By the way, if you want to view the newMacintosh ads, go here.http://www.apple.com/getamac/ads/
Apple recently patented a display that includes thousands of tiny image sensors that will allow the screen to act as a camera.  This will allow the user to look at the screen as images are taken and will change the way I see people in instant messaging conversations where the person always looks like they are staring above or below us depending on the position of their camera. 
I got the latest intel update for Mac OSX. It was about 150MB but nowI can see my NTFS partition for Windows within Mac OS. I am glad toknow that I can edit those file whenever I wish. I was about to tryto mount the volume from the Unix shell but it was there before Icould try. :)
If you read the Wall Street Journal, you will know that on Wednesday, Apple released software called Boot Camp that allows users of the Intel processor Macintosh computers to dual-boot with Microsoft Windows XP and Mac OSX. Naturally, this interested me. I downloaded the software and repartitioned my drive, allocating 10GB for the Windows partition. Next, I had to get a copy of Windows XP with SP2 already on it. I had my class slipstream SP2 onto an installation disk so I was prepared to slipstream it but Ian had…

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I bought an Apple Mac Mini a few weeks ago. I have had my eyes on one for quite some time. I love it that they are so small. I have it hooked up to my 23" Apple Cinema display. I found out soon after I purchased it that it really needs RAM. I got one of the new Intel machines.  Some of the software I use has not yet been optimized for the Intel core so it runs in emulation mode. This slows some programs down.  One program specifically, Firefox,…

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Last week I picked up a Adesso Handwriting. It is a tablet for my Mac.  I did not have the stylus but I was found a forum online where some enthusiasts said the one from my other tablet would work. The tablet was $3.00 at Goodwill.  Not a bad investment. Here is some information on it from Adesso: Enhance Photos Quickly and easily edit your digital photos using the control of the CyberTablet pen and your free copy of PhotoImpact XL. Take your skills to the next level with this advanced…

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As some of you know, I bought an Apple Cinema HD 23" widescreen display about 6 months ago.  I still love the beautiful picture and high resolution it offers.  Here is another interesting thing about Apple monitors that I found on Engadget. Unknown to many Apple retail store customers, especially those dialing AppleCare for help with the matter, at the manager’s discretion any retail store is able to replace displays, laptops, or iMacs with even a single dead pixel, regardless of location. Even displays that exhibit dead pixels within the…

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I see that Apple iPods are getting popular in Japan. It makes me wonder if iPods will eventually supplant the Sony MiniDisc in Japan.  The most popular music device in Japan is still the MiniDisc. I see everyone carrying a MiniDisc and listening to them on the train but following MiniDisc in far second is the iPod. I went to the Apple store in Osaka over the weekend and it was really nice. It is a large metal building that looks like one of their machines with a large glowing…

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