Five Catalina Volumes and Foolproof Migration — Mac Geek Gab 819

· John F. Braun & Dave Hamilton · Mac Geek Gab Podcast

Have you ever noticed your Mac tells you Catalina uses up 5 volumes? How about encrypting specific files and folders? And what about that cable modem password…should you change it? These are just a few of the questions answered.

This episode is chock full of everything you love: Quick Tips, Cool Stuff Found, and yes, answers to your questions! Send yours in to [email protected], and now press play to listen and learn at least five new things.

Security Researcher Believes Mac Backdoor ‘Tiny Shell” Still Being Used

· Andrew Orr · Link

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Mac security researcher Jaron Bradley says he believes hackers are still using an open source macOS backdoor called “Tiny SHell.”

Tinyshell is an open source tool that operates like a shady version of SSH. It’s been a while since I’ve encountered a new sample, but I fully believe attackers are still out there using it. If you watched the Macdoored talk then you’ve seen what attackers are doing “post mortem” with this tool. However, no technical details have been discussed about the malware itself.

macOS: Here’s How to Force Quit a Mac App

· Andrew Orr · How-To

It’s possible to force quit a Mac app if it starts behaving badly or acting weirdly, something to keep in mind if your app freezes.

New Versions of macOS, Stewart Brand – TMO Daily Observations 2020-04-02

· Kelly Guimont · The Mac Observer's Daily Observations Podcast

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Dave Hamilton and John Martellaro join host Kelly Guimont to discuss what the new version of macOS could look like (and when we’ll see it), and an interesting documentary about an interesting guy, Stewart Brand.

The Case for Apple to Postpone macOS 10.16 into 2021

· John Martellaro · Editorial

Traditionally, Apple provides a preview of the next version of macOS at WWDC in June, then releases it late September. This year, there’s a case to be made to postpone macOS 10.16 into 2021.

A Tale of Two GarageBands

· Bob LeVitus · Dr. Mac's Rants & Raves

Find out why Dr. Mac says GarageBand on an iDevice is so different from GarageBand on a Mac that it should have been called something else like, “GarageBand Touch” or “GarageBand Mobile.”

The 2020 Mac Productivity Essentials Bundle: $25.49

· Bryan Chaffin · TMO Deals

The 2020 Mac Productivity Essentials Bundle

We have a deal called the 2020 Mac Productivity Essentials Bundle, a collection of productivity apps for the Mac. It includes a VPN, an app organizer, a PDF editor, a password manager, a movie editor, and four more Mac apps. It’s $29.99 through our deal, but coupon code SPRINGSAVE15 brings the checkout price down to $25.49.

Apple, Steve Jobs and Salesmanship

· John Martellaro · Editorial

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John recalls a group sales team meeting in 2001 in which Steve jobs presided. For a second, it got ugly.