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Alarming Study Offers Warning For iPhone, Mac Users: Hidden Privacy Dangers Found Lurking In Apple’s Default Apps

Technology April 22, 2024 0 Comments

ESPOO, Finland — When you first unbox your shiny new iPhone or MacBook, you’re likely eager to dive in and start exploring all the exciting features. However, a startling new study by researchers Amel Bourdoucen and Janne Lindqvist from Aalto University in Finland uncovers some disturbing truths about the privacy implications of Apple’s pre-installed default apps. Their findings, based on a rigorous…

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This is your last chance to save $250 on a MacBook Air at Amazon

Science March 31, 2024 0 Comments

We may earn revenue from the products available on this page and participate in affiliate programs. Learn more › Apple is still running its back-to-school promotion, offering its education pricing even if you’re not a student. If you’ve been looking to upgrade your laptop, now is the best time to do it—emphasis on the “now,” since this promotion runs out…

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What to know about Apple’s new Rapid Security Response updates

Science February 21, 2024 0 Comments

Software updates are crucial to the health of your various gadgets and it’s generally in your best interest to install them as soon as they’re available. Apple knows this so they introduced a different type of software update called Rapid Security Response. These patches run separately from the usual iOS or macOS updates and work in a slightly different way.…

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Google joins the fight against passwords by enabling passkeys

Science November 24, 2023 0 Comments

The passwordless future is slowly becoming a reality. This week, Google announced that you can now log into your Google account with just a passkey. It’s a huge milestone in what promises to be the incredibly long, awkward move away from using passwords for security.  In case you haven’t heard yet, passwords are terrible. People pick awful passwords to begin…

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Tech giants have a plan to fight dangerous AirTag stalking

Science November 23, 2023 0 Comments

Apple and Google have jointly proposed a new industry specification aimed at preventing the misuse of Bluetooth location-tracking devices like AirTags. The new proposal outlines a number of best practices for makers of Bluetooth trackers and, if adopted, would enable anyone with an iOS or Android smartphone to get a notification if they were the target of unauthorized tracking. Since…

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Make sure your computer isn’t downloading stuff you don’t want

Science November 17, 2023 0 Comments

The fewer applications you’ve got on your laptop or desktop, the better—it means more room for the apps you actually use, less strain on your computer, and fewer potential security holes to worry about. Taking some time to remove bloatware—pre-installed programs you don’t want on your device—is only the first step. After that’s done, it’s important to ensure your computer…

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How to use Little Snitch Mini to see which Mac apps are connected to the internet

Science October 22, 2023 0 Comments

You probably know that the applications on your Mac are constantly connecting to the internet, but what exactly are they connecting to? Little Snitch Mini is a free app you can use to find out. This simple program will show you, at a glance, which apps are connected to the web and where those connections are in the world. This…

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