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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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Right on cue, Apple Music Classical is here to liven up your music library

Science September 18, 2023 0 Comments

The new Apple Music Classical is an extension of Apple’s existing music platform and offers more than 5 million pieces of music. If you’re a fan of Beethoven, Mozart, or any other composers, take a few minutes to learn how the app works. Apple Music Classical is free as part of a standard Apple Music subscription, and it’s not available…

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Install a virtual machine to put a computer inside your computer

Science September 13, 2023 0 Comments

We may earn revenue from the products available on this page and participate in affiliate programs. Learn more › Mac users sometimes need to use Windows software. Windows users might want to see what Linux is like. You might think, in both cases, that the only choice is to buy another computer (expensive) or set up dual-booting (complicated). There’s a…

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A Bitcoin Easter egg has been buried in macOS since 2018

Science September 7, 2023 0 Comments

The copy of the original white paper explaining Bitcoin’s technological, philosophical, and economic underpinnings has been available online since its publication in 2008—but for some reason, a file version is potentially also buried in every Apple product running MacOS. First spotted by the blogger Andy Baio, a simple copy-paste of the following commands entered into Terminal will reveal the cryptocurrency…

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