There’s a stunningly simple way to create a back door into your Mac using just the tools included with macOS, but all it takes to defeat the threat is FileVault.
Warning, this one went long: Bryan Chaffin and Jeff Gamet discuss what Apple’s share buybacks say about Apple’s future. They also weigh WhatsApp’s founder leaving Facebook, and what it says about Facebook and Mark Zuckerberg. They go over when diving into Google Duplex, a demonstration that was as awesome as it was devoid of real value.
If you don’t want your Mac to advertise its existence on any network you join, then there’s a simple option you’ll turn off to prevent that. Depending on your settings, this could stop unauthorized guests from connecting to your computer—or it could just keep people from seeing what silly name you’ve given your Mac. Both outcomes are good!
Spotlight is a tool that lets you search through your Mac for files, folders, and other information.
Andrew Orr and John Martellaro join Jeff Gamet to talk about end-to-end encryption in Twitter direct messages, plus what the possibility of landscape-orientation Face ID in iOS 12 means for the iPad.
Facebook is launching its own dating service some time this year so you’ll soon have a new way to find Mr. or Mrs. Right and share more personal information with the social network.
During Apple’s 2018 Q2 Earnings Report, Apple CEO Tim Cook said, “we believe privacy is a fundamental human right.” That’s a strong and inspiring stand.
You’ll need a laptop or desktop to download your data; it’s not possible with the Instagram app.
Kelly Guimont and John Martellaro join Jeff Gamet to talk about what Jan Koum leaving Facebook means for WhatsApp, plus they look at when we can expect Apple’s unified Apple app development platform.
WhatsApp co-founder Jan Koum is leaving Facebook over concerns about how the social network giant wants to weaken the messaging app’s encryption and use personal data.
This will stop new apps you install from accessing iOS contacts, and lock the current app settings.
Basically, Apple knows about stuff you buy and content you consume, but everything else is off-limits.
Bryan Chaffin and Andrew Orr join Jeff Gamet to share their thoughts on Amazon’s new kid-focused Echo Dot, plus they discuss Crowdfense and the state of zero day exploit bounties.
So far, the tool is available only on the browser version of Instagram, with the company working on deploying it on iOS and Android.
Amazon already wants to leave packages in your home when you aren’t there using Amazon Key, and now the company is expanding that to your car.
There are no ads—targeted or otherwise—and no tracking users of any kind, such as data mining.
The GrayKey box is available only to law enforcement, but it’s a perfect example of why strong passcodes for our iPhones are so important.