New Dockster Mac Trojan Appears on Dalai Lama-related Site

9:57 AM, Dec. 4th, 2012 · · Leopard

A new trojan horse app called Dockster is targeting Mac users by exploiting a known Java vulnerability. The trojan is apparently being delivered through a website dedicated to the Dalai Lama and once installed can collect user keystrokes and other personal information.

How to Get Screen Captures with Stock Mac Software - Part 2

6:36 PM, Nov. 21st, 2012 · · Leopard


In Part One, we looked at all the screen capture options you have available to you on your Mac with just a few key presses. In this installment, we dig in deeper, and look at other options you have as part of the software that is built into OS X.

How to Get Screen Captures with Stock Mac Software - Part 1

6:40 PM, Nov. 17th, 2012 · · Leopard


Do you need to grab images of precisely what's showing on your screen? OS X has a nice handful of options available without you having to spend money on third-party screen capture utilities. The problem is, many of these are poorly documented...unti now.

How to Use & Customize OS X’s Built-in Archive Utility App

10:30 AM, Oct. 27th, 2012 · · Leopard

Image of a zipper.

Creating .zip archive files on our Macs is a handy way to enhance our file organization. Additionally, it's practically required when sharing or distributing one or more files. This article talks about a utility found on every Mac that let's you manage various aspects of file archive creation.

How to Create & Use Mac ‘Stationery Pad’ Documents

6:52 PM, Oct. 13th, 2012 · · Leopard

Legal pad with a drawing of a Mac 512.

Through the mists of time comes an ancient feature from the days when our little Mac friend was still a toddler. The feature is still with us, and it's called the Stationery Pad. In this how-to, Sandro Cuccia shows us where it came from, how to use it, and better yet, why you might find it useful today.

How to Find Your Mac’s System Information (& Why You Need it)

4:30 PM, Sep. 8th, 2012 · · Leopard

The Apple menu

Selecting "About This Mac" under the Apple menu leads you to vital information about your machine. All your system information and hardware specifications are displayed. Having these "vitals" handy is important when it comes to obtaining technical support and getting your Mac upgraded or serviced. It will also help you determine if your Mac is eligible for system software upgrades when certain minimum hardware requirements are specified.

GIMP Image Editor Goes Native for the Mac

9:46 AM, Aug. 30th, 2012 · · Leopard

The GIMP team released its first ever Mac-native version of the GIMP image editor on Wednesday. Earlier versions of the Photoshop-ish image editor required users to install the X11 windowing system instead of running as a native OS X application.

Contacts: Changing the Country Format for Each Card

9:35 AM, Aug. 29th, 2012 · · Leopard

World travelers, take note—if you want to set a different country format for the address of every contact you have, you can. After you read this tip, you will no longer have to fit the address of your girlfriend from Burkina Faso to the format of your default country. Which is almost as neat as having a girlfriend from Burkina Faso in the first place. Or knowing where Burkina Faso is, for that matter.

How to Troubleshoot Connection Issues on Public Wi-Fi Networks

11:35 AM, May. 22nd, 2012 · · Leopard


All that Mac Geek Gab listener Larry wanted was to connect to an airport’s free Wi-Fi while he was waiting for his flight. Unfortunately, his MacBook Pro and the Wi-Fi network didn’t play nice. We show him some tips on how to troubleshoot connection issues on public Wi-Fi networks.

Kaspersky: Apple Didn’t Really Ask Us for Help

7:17 PM, May. 14th, 2012 · · Leopard


Security firm Kaspersky issued a statement on Monday saying that comments claiming that Apple had asked the firm for security help were taken out of context. It would appear, however, that Kaspersky overstated the situation, and that Nikolay Grebennikov, the company’s Chief Technology Officer, misspoke, and that the clarification is really a correction.