Monthly Archives: October 2013

Apple – Upgrade your Mac to OS X Mavericks.

For the first time, you can upgrade your Mac to the latest release of OS X for free. Just click the Mac App Store icon on your Mac. Download OS X Mavericks. And your Mac does the rest. Follow these steps to begin your upgrade. via Apple – Upgrade your Mac to OS X Mavericks..

MacBook Air Flash Storage Drive Replacement Program

Apple has determined that certain 64GB and 128GB flash storage drives used in the previous generation of MacBook Air systems may fail. These systems were sold between June 2012 through June 2013. Apple or an Apple Authorized Service Provider (AASP) will replace affected flash storage drives, free of charge. via MacBook Air Flash Storage Drive […]

Video tip: Sending directions from OS X Mavericks Maps app to your iPhone | TUAW – The Unofficial Apple Weblog

If you have a Mac equipped with OS X Mavericks and an iPhone with iOS 7, you can search for directions with the Maps app on your Mac and then send them to your iPhone. It’s a great demonstration of how the two operating systems work together, and it can help you find your way […]

Lightbeam for Firefox: Privacy Education for Users & Open Data for Publishers | The Mozilla Blog

Shining a spotlight on online data tracking to help people understand the Web around them. That’s what we set out to accomplish a little more than a year ago as we began building on a popular, experimental add-on for Firefox called Collusion. via Lightbeam for Firefox: Privacy Education for Users & Open Data for Publishers […]

Permanently remove the Yahoo toolbar in Firefox

The Yahoo toolbar simply appeared at start up the other day. I don’t want it, won’t use it, and want to get rid of it. The two suggestions on your Help didn’t relate: Click on the “Pencil Menu”–what and where is that? Can’t find anything that remotely appears to be a Pencil Menu. 2nd: Go […]

Radio Stations Streaming on the Internet

Radio Stations Streaming on the Internet via Radio Stations Streaming on the Internet.

TUAW over-analyzes the Apple event invitation

Shortly after @jdalrymple announced to the world that the invitations for the September 10, 2013 Apple event had been sent out, TUAW Editor-in-Chief Victor Agreda, Jr. noted that @HereIsTrev had tweeted the following message: “Please don’t over analyse every last aspect of the apple invite … oh, too late.” Here’s our take on the invitation, […]

Schneier on Security: NSA Harvesting Contact Lists

A new Snowden document shows that the NSA is harvesting contact lists — e-mail address books, IM buddy lists, etc. — from Google, Yahoo, Microsoft, Facebook, and others. Unlike PRISM, this unnamed program collects the data from the Internet . This is similar to how the NSA identifies Tor users. They get direct access to […]

Skype with care – Microsoft is reading everything you write – The H Security: News and Features

Anyone who uses Skype has consented to the company reading everything they write. The H’s associates in Germany at heise Security have now discovered that the Microsoft subsidiary does in fact make use of this privilege in practice. Shortly after sending HTTPS URLs over the instant messaging service, those URLs receive an unannounced visit from Microsoft HQ […]

Chrome Remote Desktop

Access other computers or allow another user to access your computer securely over the Internet. Chrome Remote Desktop allows users to remotely access another computer through Chrome browser or a Chromebook. Computers can be made available on an short-term basis for scenarios such as ad hoc remote support, or on a more long-term basis for […]

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