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SAN FRANCISCO, CA — TMO's John F. Braun is at this week’s Macworld/iWorld Conference where he checked out Hider 2, an update to MacPaw's original MacHider program, introducing more security and features. Read on to learn how it protects your Mac's sensitive data.
SAN FRANCISCO, CA — TMO's John F. Braun is at this week’s Macworld/iWorld Conference and checked out BusyContacts, a Public Beta from BusyMac. It's meant to replaces Apple's Contacts application.
SAN FRANCISCO, CA — TMO's John F. Braun is at this week’s Macworld/iWorld Conference and checked out Cloak 2, an important upgrade to a VPN solution for both OS X and iOS. Read on for his take on the apps and service.
John and Dave come to you on Friday this week, just to get ahead of their Macworld/iWorld travels for next week. This show sees your favorite geeks answering questions about optimizing your webcam, fixing iTunes messes, plugging a mic into an iPad, and more! Download today (it's free!) and enjoy.
Dave and John blast off on Sunday morning with a few quick tips and answers, including changing the Finder's default search (to what it should be), setting your Mac's default display, correcting drifting time, and more. Then It's a few questions about automating iTunes and dealing with overlapping WiFi channels. Good, geeky fun for you!
John and Dave started their Sunday morning recording this show for you. When do you listen? Anytime you like, that's when! In fact, come and post in the comments here and tell us when you listen. Inquiring minds want to know!
Dave and John wrangle your messages out of their overflowing mailbag to bring you this, today's show. Topics include some creative ways to purge messages, some creative (and hidden!) ways to purge RAM, skipping mounting your external volumes at login ... and more!
Safari in OS X Mavericks may not be as secure as you think, especially if you surf the Web in public places like coffee shops or at school. A serious flaw in code Safari and Mail use, called the Goto Fail Bug, could expose data you'd rather keep private -- like passwords and banking information -- and even let hackers intercept your email. Apple promises a fix is coming, but until then it's up to you to practice safe browsing habits to help avoid accidentally exposing your personal information online.
John and Dave come off the heels of a Cool Stuff Found show (and an interview show!) to get back to answering your questions. First, though, are the results of a bit of testing John and Dave did where they learned some interesting things about the way 5GHz networks perform on first-generation Time Capsules. Then it's onto your questions about email addresses, Time Machine backups and a free VPN for you to use.
Your two geeks are joined by long-time Mac Geek Gab friend, Paul Kent, to talk all about the upcoming Macworld / iWorld 2014 show. Learn how the conference will focus on – and teach you about – the future of technology, iBeacons, Passbook, Bitcoins and, of course, all things Apple and Mac. Plus Dave and John go impromptu at the end to solve John's Google+ issues. All good, all free, all for you.