Archive for the 'Apple' Category

Improving iPhone Battery Life

First thing to do is make sure there are no iOS updates awaiting installation. If there are, run those. Make sure you have more than 35% battery (Preferable to plug your phone into charger). Tap Settings > General > Software Update. Tap Download and Install. If a message asks to temporarily remove apps because iOS […]

Get along without iPad/iPhone Home Button

Home Button not Working on iPhone or iPad? Here’s how to get along without it. Extensive usage or actual damage can cause the home button can become unresponsive. Using your iPod touch, iPhone or iPad without the Home Button CAN still be done via the touch screen. You may have to restart you device and […]

How To Share Folders In Outlook 2011/2013 For Mac

Sharing a Calendar folder in Outlook 2011 for OS/X 1.Select your calendar, and then choose “Permissions" 2.In the permissions window, click “Add User”, and then choose the individual for whom you’d like to assign permissions: 3.Once the user has been added to the list, assign the desired permissions: Note: To activate the greyed "Permissions" Icon, […]

OS X Mavericks Update and Security Fixes

I recently wrote about the major security whole in the latest version of OS X – read my last post. It appears Apple has released the fix finally. Although the ‘fix’ comes not in a simple ‘patch’ but in an entire Operating System upgrade! After several months of testing, Apple has released OS X version […]

Add Gmail Contacts to iOS 5

Though many don’t realize it the process for importing your contacts to your iPhone from Gmail Address Book is quite simple. Getting them OUT of your iPhone can, depending on how their configured, be much more complicated. But that is for another post. I know that many supposed Mac techs and BigBox retailers will want […]

iDevice updates and backups 04

Just thought I’d bump this post. I just had another person tell me about their iDevice backup woes once again.. I was able to recover some stuff thank goodness. But come one people, for your own sanity, backup your data….. I’ve written previously about backing up and restoring your iDevice.   I’d like to add a […]

Another Flashback Variant – 2nd in two days!

Hey Mac users who still haven’t taken the hint and update your systems’ security there’s yet another version of the Flashback Trojan for you to enjoy. It infects unprotected Macs in the same way Flashback.K did, through a Java applet exploit, and installs itself without the need of your password. And, just as its predecessor, […]

Spring Data Backups and Recovery

So it’s spring time woodchuckers. Time for some cleaning and maintenance for many around that house. It’s also a good time to check your backup plans and procedures for your digital data too. Or if you don’t have any make and apply some sort of plan. You know those stupid commercials about not knowing when […]

OK Mac guys here we go again!

There’s Another Mac Trojan Spreading Via Microsoft Office documents and email attachments. The Trojan apparently spreads through infected Office documents, and it’s in “active stage”, which means that it searches through documents on infected machines. Please note that this is a very sophisticated and malicious attack that not only ‘infects’ your machine but also installs […]

Windows AND Mac System Security News 04-12-2012

For OSX users: Apple just released Java for OS X 2012-003, an update to the Java implementation in OS X. The update removes “the most common variants of the Flashback malware.” Check that out here. You should definitely update your Java NOW! For Windows users. It’s even scarier again. Trend Micro has found some scary […]