Category Archives: Tips

Tips & Tricks from SGVMUG members.

cyberBOLO

Be on the lookout… Three New Threats! Today we have three new iOS/macOS cyber threats that have been discovered out in the wild.  Or in other words… about 30 seconds worth of Android malware adventures.   Handbrake gets hacked Popular … Continue reading

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cyberBOLO

Be on the lookout… Aren’t you glad you don’t use Android?   And now for something completely different. Here’s a report that shows that there are something like 8,400 new Android malware instances every day, i.e., one every 10 seconds! … Continue reading

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Search Engine Coolness

And no, I don’t mean Google or Bing. DuckDuckGo is the search engine I have selected on my iDevices (those whose versions of Safari are modern enough to support it, anyway), and I love it. It behaves very well, it … Continue reading

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More El Capitan Advice

Contemplating upgrading to El Capitan (OS X 10.11)? Dr Mac (Bob LeVitus) has a short and sweet article on The Mac Observer, Dr Mac’s Rants & Raves Episode #144: Read This Before You Install El Capitan. The bit that caught … Continue reading

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Finding Stuff in El Capitan

Spotlight search has long been one of the greatest features on the Mac (and iOS for that matter), and now with OS X El Capitan the near instant search engine that spans Apple platforms has some new capabilities that make … Continue reading

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Had You Heard?

Graphic from the article Zach Epstein has been busy! There are now three of his posts on BGR on iOS 9 features. You must see them: the 9 best new features in iOS 9 (yesterday afternoon) 15 great new hidden … Continue reading

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Did You Know?

Knowing an iOS device’s serial number is useful for a wide variety of reasons, from checking warranty status, determining if it’s eligible for a free repair from Apple, checking unlock status, checking for iCloud Activation Lock, insurance purposes, repairs, registering … Continue reading

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Did You Know?

View image | gettyimages.com   Amy Fitzgerald posted a link to an immensely helpful Google tips article from Time.com in the Ancestry group on Facebook this morning. In 11 Google Tricks That Will Change the Way You Search, Jack Linshi … Continue reading

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Did You Know?

Katie Floyd, of the Mac Power Users Podcast, put an interesting post on her blog yesterday: Sending a Mac In For Service. You must read it. All of it. She begins thusly: I’ve been having some trouble with my MacBook … Continue reading

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Safety First for Bank Cards

#112295349 / gettyimages.com This tip first appeared here about a year ago. It’s critical enough to repost: (a year ago) Last week, Kim Zetter posted, on Wired, a short-but-informative piece, How to Protect Yourself From Big Bank-Card Hacks. See what … Continue reading

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