Users grant apps on your Mac access to features like the microphone or location services, and can change these privacy and security settings
Dave Hamilton and Charlotte Henry join host Kelly Guimont to discuss recent software updates and a beta that can change how your phone unlocks.
Apple has released macOS Big Sur 11.2, and the latest version of the Mac operating system includes a number of bug fixes.
Apple has released the third Release Candidate (RC) for macOS Big Sur 11.2 for developers and public beta testers.
Charlotte Henry and Andrew Orr join host Kelly Guimont to discuss why the latest iOS update is very important to install, and a look ahead at earnings.
Big Sur continues to mature…and it continues to have some pesky little issues, too. Never fear, your two favorite geeks are here to answer your questions and help solve your problems. Listen as John and Dave talk through Big Sur, Headphone Safety, and share some Geek Challenges of yours with the Mac Geek Gab family. Press play and enjoy learning at least…five new things!
Apple has released the macOS Big Sur 11.2 release candidate for developers. This follows the other final beta versions of its other operating systems.
Andrew Orr joins host Kelly Guimont to discuss Security Friday news and how January is a good time to review all those Sign In With… buttons.
In macOS Big Sur, Apple deprecated third-party kernel extensions including Network Kernel Extensions (NKEs). NKEs are used by apps like firewalls to monitor network traffic. Apple’s new user-mode Network Extension Framework had a side-effect: Apple’s own apps wouldn’t be routed through it and thus could bypass third-party firewalls. But now that has changed.
I of course also wondered if malware could abuse these “excluded” items to generate network traffic that could surreptitiously bypass any socket filter firewall. Unfortunately the answer was yes! It was (unsurprisingly) trivial to find a way to abuse these items, and generate undetected network traffic.
Like the iOS 14.4 developer beta, macOS betas can be downloaded from Apple’s developer page. Release notes haven’t been published.
File encryption app Boxcryptor has been updated to support macOS Big Sur and M1 Macs to keep your documents safe in the cloud.
Apple has released the 11.1 update of macOS Big Sur with AirPods Max support, ProRAW support, and an updated TV app.
Mac OS 11 Big Sur and Safari 14 introduced a new Translation tool that allows you to quickly and easily change the language of a website.
When you run into a problem with broken Mail search, you could pull out your hair trying to fix it. Or, you could just follow these tips.
There’s nothing wrong with enjoying the comfort of old traditions, and this week’s Mac Geek Gab has three of them for you: Quick Tips, Cool Stuff Found, and your questions answered. Press play and enjoy learning five new things as John and Dave, your two favorite geeks, steward us all through this week’s episode.
Dr. Mac says, “since my first obligation is to you, gentle reader, I ignored my own advice and installed macOS Big Sur on my primary Mac a couple of days ago.” And he lived to tell the tale!
Tweetbot is a popular client for Twitter and the team recently updated it to support M1 Macs and macOS Big Sur.
Dave’s had his M1 MacBook Air for a week, and John has some questions for him! Lots more about Big Sur including your questions answered *and* some Quick Tips. Of course, MGG wouldn’t be complete without more in-depth tips, too, and y’all have been keeping the queue full in that department! Press play and enjoy learning at least five new things.
Widgets have been a feature in macOS for a while, and they again appear in Big Sur with a couple of ways to access and edit them.
Jeff Gamet is back with Bryan Chaffin to talk about his hands-on experience with Apple’s new HomePod mini. How it sounds, how it compares with HomePod, and how it compares with Amazon’s Alexa Echo and Echo Dot. They also run over their hands-on time with macOS Big Sur.