Mac OS Will Get Some Big Changes Soon

Big changes are in the works for Apple’s venerable MacOS, as the company prepares for a future where the desktop OS shares increasing amounts in common with both iOS and iPadOS. A recent preview of the latest desktop OS reveals an interface that has been completely overhauled, along with redesigned app icons and a number of long overdue changes and …

A List Of Devices That Will Support The iOS 14 Update

By the time you read these words, Apple will likely be previewing iOS 14 and iPadOS 14 at the all-virtual WWDC 2020. While the latest version of Apple’s OS will no doubt be packed with features you’ll love, unfortunately, it may not be compatible with some older iPhones and iPads. That could mean you’ll have to pay for a pricey …

iPhone Update Includes COVID-19 Contact Tracing And Mask Detection

The latest release of iOS and iPadOS (13.5) is out, and contains the usual variety of bug fixes and modest improvements. In addition to the usual fare though, it also makes an important change to the way FaceID works for users wearing a mask. Also, it contains an important new COVID-19 Contact Tracing feature. Some months ago, Apple and Google …

Apple Announced A New Low-Priced iPhone

Rumors have been swirling for months about Apple and the possibility that they’ll release a successor to their iPhone SE. Recently, the company put a pin in all the speculation and unveiled their second-generation iPhone SE. It looks like an iPhone 8, but lacks the upgraded internals. The best part? When the company starts taking pre-orders on April 17th, you’ll …

iOS Update Includes iPhone And iPad Features And Fixes

If you don’t normally prioritize updating your iPhone and iPad OS, you’re probably going to want to shift gears and grab version 13.4 as soon as possible. The latest versions of both OS variants contain a number of important bug fixes and convenience features that are simply too big and too significant to miss out on. On the convenience side, …

Apple Update Blocks Safari Third Party Cookies By Default

In May of 2019, a Google blog post encouraged all web browsers to adopt the approach of blocking third-party cookies by default. Google announced their own plans to do so, outlining a development strategy that would see Chrome and all Chromium-based browsers defaulting to that by 2022. The TOR browser was the first to make the switch, and now, Apple’s …

Malware And Viruses On Apple/Mac Systems Are On The Rise

For most of Apple’s history, the company has been able to cast itself as a safer alternative to Windows-based computers.Hackers tended to focus the bulk of their efforts on Wintel boxes (Windows processors), rather than Apple machines. That has been changing in recent months. According to research conducted by Malwarebytes, over the past twelve months, there has been a significant …

Shlayer Malware Continues To Attack Mac Systems

If you’re a Mac user, you may have heard of the malware known as Shlayer. It first made headlines in the early part of 2018. The malware is primarily used to install malicious adware on infected systems that spam an unreasonable number of popups. The popups generate ad revenue for the malware’s controllers. The malicious code recently celebrated its second …

Kids Can Bypass Communication Limit Feature On iOS 13.3

If you have children that own Apple devices, be aware that the latest update for iOS 13.3 included a feature called Communications Limits. It is designed to allow parents to set up parental controls to keep their kids from speaking to, texting with, or Facetiming with anyone who’s not already in their contacts list. It’s a small but important feature …

Some iOS Apps Found To Have Clicker Trojan Malware

Recently, a survey of Apple’s App Store by Wandera Threat Lab discovered more than a dozen iOS apps that have been infected with the ‘Clicker’ Trojan malware.  As malware goes, this variant isn’t especially dangerous to those who wind up infected with it, but it’s still problematic. A spokesman for Wandera had this to say about the recent discovery: “The …