Category: Apple Mac

iOS iMessage scam

If you get an iMessage saying anything like your account or linked account to this number or email is going to be deleted etc….just delete it please, it’s a scam. Apple are not sending out any such kind of emails, just delete the text / email

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Scam sites for Support

Please be careful when searching the website for “support” there are a number of sites out there that are scam sites. For example if you are looking for help with an Apple Mac product, go direct to www.apple.com/uk and click on support on their page. A number of these fake sites are installing remote control …

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When a technician says back up….

He does not mean away from the computer :p But to make sure you have an up to dat copy of your important data, a weekly backup to a memory stick can literally save your digital life. An external hard drive connected permanently with a scheduled back up WITH a separate backup to a memory …

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OS 10.10.2

Finally an update for all Yosemite users on Apple Mac, 10.10.2 is ok and address’s Safari / Mail / Thunderbolt / WiFi issues ( and other fixes ) It is a biggish update, so users on slow broadband will need to sit back and wait, but first impressions are good, i can finally use Safari …

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Shellshock

Ok, lets start by clearing up one mis-reporting of this, It is NOT a virus. What is Shellshock ? It is a flaw in the “BASH ( bourne again shell ) which is a command line environment. Most Mac’s I’m sure running the test positive to the flaw, type into Terminal env x='() { :;}; …

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Heartbleed Bug….

Info taken from http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-26971363 But in summary theses are the “current” findings :- Name Vulnerable? Patched? Change password? Amazon No No need Only if shared with vulnerable service Amazon Web Services Yes Yes Yes Apple Not clear Not clear Not clear Barclays No No Only if shared with vulnerable service eBay No No need Only …

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Western Digital and OS X Mavericks

WD has today released a report about possible data loss using WD Raid Manager and other similar software titles under OS X Mavericks Direct quote from WD below Dear WD Registered Customer, As a valued WD customer we want to make you aware of new reports of Western Digital and other external HDD products experiencing …

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New Apple Stuff?!

Again, 2nd time apple has given me the impression of a “mixed bag of releases”   The New iPhone 5c — A plastic phone , Otherwise very similar to its predecessor, Funky colours yes, looks ok, but to be honest not up to apples normal awesome standard. The new iPhone 5s — Finally back to …

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Mobile Phone Anti Virus — Is it Needed?

There seems , and still seems to be a great deal of confusion and different views on this. So lets just clear up what can be REALLY said :- A virus is a bit of “code” that can often auto infect a system, replicate , infect and spread — it usually requires an infect email, …

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Apple pulls it out of the bag!

Well, what a great … Awesome keynote , iOS7 looking very good , OS X.9 Mavericks again some very cool features there, But the main event for me was the announcement of the new Mac Pro … i mean WOW what a piece of kit that is. And on top of that, its a fraction …

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