Category: <span>Apple</span>

SSD health readings alarming for some M1 Mac users M1 Mac users are finding that their devices are suddenly writing extraordinary amounts of data to their drives. In some of the more severe cases, M1 Macs have been reported to have consumed as much as 10 to 14 percent of the maximum usable total bytes […]

Apple has low score due to new French law A new law in France that was designed to reduce electronic waste has forced Apple to face the low repairability score of their devices. The new law came into effect this year. Apple added iPhone and MacBook repairability scores to its online store in response. The […]

Switch to LTE suggested by Verizon for battery life savings Verizon Wireless Customer Service sent out a tweet on the morning of February 28, 2021 that seems to suggest that 5G is causing issues with battery life. The Twitter post suggests that users that found their battery life was draining faster than normal could conserve […]

Apple update protects user IPs from Google Apple has an upcoming iOS release currently in beta that is expected to be released in the coming months. One of the features of the upcoming iOS 14.5 release is a workaround meant to preserve user privacy and to prevent Google from recording the IP addresses of iOS […]

How to Read the New 5G Names 5G is everywhere now, but if you look at all the names that go with 5G, i.e. 5Ge and 5G Ultra Capacity, it seems to come in a variety of flavors. The monikers applied to the various 5G options are company specific. Verizon is using the terms 5G […]

Malware run on macOS avoids detection for 5+ years Since 2015, OSAMiner, a malware that affects macOS, has been sneakily infecting users and hijacking their hardware resources. Its purpose is to mine cryptocurrency in the background of the system and out of view of the actual owner of the device. This malware started being widely […]

Privacy “nutrition labels” now required for Apple App Store apps Privacy labels are now live on all Apple platforms. The privacy labels were created as part of Apple’s promise to provide more transparency regarding iOS app data collection on the apps carried in the App Store. Apple announced their intention to provide these privacy label […]

Password protections for Android and iOS featured in Chrome update The release of Chrome 86 for Windows, Mac, Linux, Android, and iOS features some impressive upgrades. First and foremost are the password security upgrades for Android and iOS, where you’ll now be notified if passwords that you’ve asked Chrome to remember have been compromised. If […]

A widely used malware was mistakenly approved by Apple notarization Even though Apple has some of the strictest rules for app developers that wish to have their apps appear on the Apple App Store, a bad apple successfully made its way past the ‘notarization’ scan in order to be downloaded and run on Macs. Patrick […]

Hardware-based 2FA security can up your protection from hacks A great way to boost the security of your online accounts is to use a hardware key. Two-factor authentication – also referred to as 2FA or multi-factor authentication – provides extra protection from attacks by requiring the use of secondary verification in addition to a password […]