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Mintegral Denies Malware Allegations

· Jeff Butts · News

Mintegral denies malware allegations

The software development company says the malware allegations against its advertising kit are false, and that even Apple agrees.

Walmart Enters the TikTok Purchase War

· Jeff Butts · Product News

Walmart Enters the TikTok Purchase War

Why would a retail giant want to purchase a short-form video site? Perhaps the hundreds of millions of consumers at stake have something to do with it. Whatever the reason, Walmart is joining Microsoft to beat out Oracle in the TikTok purchase war.

Many iPhone App Ads Hide Malware

· Jeff Butts · News

When you think about malware in an app, do you think about your iPhone? Start thinking about it, because ads hide malware in 1,200 apps.

macOS: Getting Rid of the Windows EFI Boot Entry

· Jeff Butts · Quick Tip

Windows on a Mac and the EFI Boot Entry

When you delete a Windows partition, but don’t use Boot Camp Assistant to remove the installation, something pesky gets left behind. In this Quick Tip, Jeff Butts shows how to delete the leftover EFI Boot entry from when you dual-booted between macOS and Windows.

How to Use Numbers on iCloud

· Jeff Butts · Deep Dive

How to Use Numbers for iCloud - Featured Image

If you think your only options for beautiful spreadsheets is Excel, Jeff Butts has an excellent overview of how to use Numbers on iCloud

How to Use Pages on iCloud

· Jeff Butts · Deep Dive

How to Use Pages on iCloud

If you’ve wondered how to use Pages on iCloud, Jeff Butts of The Mac Observer has done a deep dive to help you from start to finish.

Set an Alarm In the Revamped iOS 14 Clock App

· Jeff Butts · Quick Tip

Set an Alarm on iOS 14

An annoyance in how you set an alarm in the Clock app has been fixed. The rotating dial is gone, but the feature still isn’t perfect.

Encrypting Email With iOS 14 Mail - A How-To

· Jeff Butts · How-To

encrypting email with iOS Mail

One of the most frustrating tasks for iPhone and iPad users is figuring out how to get it to play nicely with encrypted email with iOS Mail. Jeff Butts decided to brave the frustration, scoured the Internet for tips, and developed a method that should solve your woes.

MacOS: Using Email Encryption in Apple's Mail

· Jeff Butts · Quick Tip

email encryption

You’ve heard how easy it is to send and receive encrypted emails using Apple Mail. This is pretty important to set up, if you send sensitive data through email. In this article, Jeff Butts walks you through that configuration from beginning to end.