Mac Tech Support
53.3K views | +0 today
Follow
 
Scooped by David Anders
onto Mac Tech Support
Scoop.it!

Best Backup & Sync Apps Based On Recommendations From Our Users - AlternativeTo.net

Backup & Sync

Best Backup & Sync Apps Based On Recommendations From Our Users

more...
No comment yet.
Mac Tech Support
Help for Apple Mac, iPhone, and iPad Problems
Curated by David Anders
Your new post is loading...
Your new post is loading...
Scooped by David Anders
Scoop.it!

The mysterious methods to uninstalling Mac apps

The mysterious methods to uninstalling Mac apps | Mac Tech Support | Scoop.it
When you want to get rid of an app, it's harder than it should be to make sure everything the app installed is gone.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by David Anders
Scoop.it!

How to avoid credit-card fraud, from someone thrice burned

How to avoid credit-card fraud, from someone thrice burned | Mac Tech Support | Scoop.it
I, for one, welcome our Apple Pay and chipped overlords.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by David Anders
Scoop.it!

How to configure a software RAID in macOS Sierra’s Disk Utility

How to configure a software RAID in macOS Sierra’s Disk Utility | Mac Tech Support | Scoop.it
The ability to set up a software RAID has returned to Apple's utility.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by David Anders
Scoop.it!

Mac Overheating | Slowdown when it's hot

What I'm curious about is: when this happens and the battery doesn't charge, the computer slows to a crawl, just like a hard drive with a bad blocks failure, including frequent SPODs. Checking logs, SMART, and Activity Monitor doesn't reveal any problem. Searching the system log for "temp", "hot", and "heat" yields nothing. Booting to an external diagnostic drive is only slightly better. But shut down and allowed to cool off for a while, it's back to normal, which is why I think this is temperature-related.

What exactly is going on to make it slow down? When I'm not careful to keep my iPhone out of the sun, it will tell me it's too hot to function. Will a computer ever do the same, or will it just valiantly soldier on to the best of its ability?
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by David Anders
Scoop.it!

iOS Device Ransom Attacks Continue to Target Users in U.S. and Europe

iOS Device Ransom Attacks Continue to Target Users in U.S. and Europe | Mac Tech Support | Scoop.it
A few years ago, a number of users in Australia were victimized by attackers remotely locking iPhones, iPads, and Macs using Find My iPhon
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by David Anders
Scoop.it!

How to Control Another Mac on a Network with Screen Sharing

How to Control Another Mac on a Network with Screen Sharing | Mac Tech Support | Scoop.it
One of the more useful things you can do as a Mac expert is to help others in your company or home who need assistance. There are a lot of third-party apps and
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by David Anders
Scoop.it!

Free and Public DNS Servers

Free and Public DNS Servers | Mac Tech Support | Scoop.it
A list of public and completely free DNS servers, plus instructions on how to change them. This DNS server list was last updated in July 2016.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by David Anders
Scoop.it!

What to do when your Mac can’t mount, repair, or erase a drive

What to do when your Mac can’t mount, repair, or erase a drive | Mac Tech Support | Scoop.it
I’ve had many hard drive—and more recently, SSD—failures, and in most cases they won’t get to this state if the drive is bad. I suspected that it was a linkage between the drive and the laptop that was at fault, and suggested Haris try to swap the cable. He wrote back:

I bought a new hard drive cable and then the problem was solved. It seems that the MacBook Pro from 2011–2012 have some issues with the hard drive cable failing after some time.

A Macworld article from 2013 by Chris Barylick cites cable failure as one of the most common problems he saw working at a university-run tech-repair shop.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by David Anders
Scoop.it!

How to Create Infinite, Unique, Strong Passwords Without Forgetting

How to Create Infinite, Unique, Strong Passwords Without Forgetting | Mac Tech Support | Scoop.it
For example, instead of my password being: ‘MyPassword’, I would make it: ‘mYpassworD. This would make it more difficult for someone to guess or gain access to your password. Numbers and symbols would also help add strength to your passwords but I would urge you again to use them in various less typical ways. Rather than the password ‘MyPassword1`, I would instead use the password, ‘mY!passworD’ which varied the capital letters, swapped the ‘1’ with ‘!’, and moved this to a less obvious middle of the two words. These simple changes are still fairly easy to remember and will add a high level of difficulty to your passwords.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by David Anders
Scoop.it!

Battery life problems with iPhone SE, iPhone 6s, or iPhone 6s Plus? Here's the fix!

Battery life problems with iPhone SE, iPhone 6s, or iPhone 6s Plus? Here's the fix! | Mac Tech Support | Scoop.it
If your iPhone battery life isn't what you expected, here's how to troubleshoot!
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by David Anders
Scoop.it!

5 things you need to know about password managers

5 things you need to know about password managers | Mac Tech Support | Scoop.it
New data breaches are coming to light almost weekly and they reveal a simple fact: many people still choose weak passwords and reuse them across multiple sites. Password managers offer a solution.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by David Anders
Scoop.it!

Apple Implements Two-Factor Authentication for Apple IDs

With the addition of optional two-factor authentication, Apple makes it much harder for Apple ID accounts to be hijacked through social engineering and security flaws. Mat Honan can sleep easier now.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by David Anders
Scoop.it!

The Eero Router Solved My WiFi Problems $500

The Eero Router Solved My WiFi Problems $500 | Mac Tech Support | Scoop.it
A Consumer Reports electronics editor tries the Eero wireless router and says it solved his WiFi problems.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by David Anders
Scoop.it!

Tune up your two-step Recovery Key

Tune up your two-step Recovery Key | Mac Tech Support | Scoop.it
An acquaintance recently lost access permanently to his Apple ID, but you can take action to prevent that.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by David Anders
Scoop.it!

How to see every Mac, iPad, and iPhone associated with your Apple ID

How to see every Mac, iPad, and iPhone associated with your Apple ID | Mac Tech Support | Scoop.it

If you choose Account > View my Account in iTunes, iTunes will tell you how many Computer Authorizations you have.

“iTunes in the Cloud” is a weird phrase, one of the many perplexing phrases you’ll find in the complex back corridors of iCloud.Just click the Manage Devices button and you’ll be presented with a list.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by David Anders
Scoop.it!

Help with iCloud Account w/o Password

If you can't receive the password recovery email on the iForgot page, there is also the option to answer security questions. If those don't work for you either, yes, you have to call Apple and answer their questions, but they will unlock the account for you. They normally make you wait a day or two, probably to prevent fraud.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by David Anders
Scoop.it!

Password Cracking - Computerphile

'Beast' cracks billions of passwords a second, Dr Mike Pound demonstrates why you should probably change your passwords... Please note,at one point durin
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by David Anders
Scoop.it!

How to create a bootable macOS Sierra installer drive

How to create a bootable macOS Sierra installer drive | Mac Tech Support | Scoop.it
Instructions for making an external drive that you can use to install macOS Sierra.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by David Anders
Scoop.it!

New Mac malware can remotely access FaceTime camera, but macOS Gatekeeper users are protected

New Mac malware can remotely access FaceTime camera, but macOS Gatekeeper users are protected | Mac Tech Support | Scoop.it
A new piece of Mac-targeting malware is in the wild, potentially allowing hackers to remotely execute code and even control the FaceTime camera on a user's computer, but Apple's own Gatekeeper security prevents the unsigned app from being installed.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by David Anders
Scoop.it!

Gravit

Smart Tools
Gravit offers many powerful tools (Pen, Bezigon, Knife, Slice), auto-shapes, live filters, innovative path editing modes, and more.

Compound Shapes
With the compound shapes feature you can easily create more complex vector shapes by combining several vector objects together.

Smart Import & Export
Import or export your designs in both editable or “flat” file format, bring them into other design applications, or print them.

Library of Resources
Gravit contains a curated list of Google Fonts, high-quality stock photos, and rich SVG icons. All of which can be used for free in any projects.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by David Anders
Scoop.it!

How to Remove Malware and Adware From Your Mac

How to Remove Malware and Adware From Your Mac | Mac Tech Support | Scoop.it
Yes, Macs can get malware. Beyond traditional viruses, worms, and Trojans, there’s now a thriving ecosystem of adware and spyware programs that bombard you with ads and spy on your web browsing, just like on Windows.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by David Anders
Scoop.it!

FlippedBITS: Four Password Myths

Are your passwords strong enough to resist an automated attack? If you believe any of several common password myths, they may not be. In this installment of FlippedBITS, Joe Kissell examines a few of the most dangerous myths about password security and explains smarter and safer practices.
more...
No comment yet.