Should I upgrade to Lion?
You have very little choice, is the short answer. If you are a MobileMe user you have until June 2012, just before the GB Olympics, to upgrade your computer to MacOS X Lion and make use of all the features of the new free iCloud service. MobileMe users that don’t upgrade will lose out. If…
TED Talks – Mikko H. Hypponen
Very interesting TED talk – Fighting Viruses, Defending the Net from July 2011
Hacking the cloud
Dropbox is a widely used file and folder synchronisation tool which can also be used to share files with others. I’ve never been a fan of Dropbox and my advice has always been not use this software. Issues with who owns the data and who can access it have always made me very reluctant to…
“Never Lose Anything Ever Again”
That was what Apple said when they announced Spotlight, the magnifying glass in the top right that has been there since 2005 with MacOS X Tiger (10.4). Spotlight Quick Tips Press COMMAND SPACEBAR instead of moving your mouse to the top right Use Spotlight as a calculator, just type in a calculation to see the…
“Do I need to upgrade my computer?”
Your computer keeps crashing, BBC iPlayer stops and starts, to print you have to switch the printer off and on then wait 2 minutes and then press print, WiFi signal keeps dropping off, there’s some jam and toast stuck in the keyboardsoyoucan’tusethespacebar, World of Knitting Craft role playing game says your computer does not meet…
Apple provides instructions to remove malware
Apple have provided instructions to remove MacDefender malware, although the next OS update (10.6.8) will remove it for you if you can wait.
Apples get viruses, eh?
Yes, Apple computers can get viruses too! Apple users have always thought that they are invulnerable to viruses, trojans and worms. Who would write a virus for a Mac when 95% of computers are Windows? But Apple users need to smarten up and get some anti-virus software installed or at least make sure they are…