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Apple Users Targeted with iCloud Phishing Scam

IT security researcher Mehrdad has noticed an increase in Apple users reporting that they couldn't access their iCloud accounts. One of his clients said he received an email from Apple which claimed his iCloud account has been blocked and asking them to click on a link in the email. From the screenshot below, you can [...]

By | October 1st, 2016|Phishing|

How To Secure Your Mac

If you're a Mac user, you'll want to make sure you're using your computer as securely as possible. The common notion is that the MacOS is secure out-of-the-box, but the truth is that every Operating System is vulnerable to attacks and hackers. Last week, Apple released security updates for MacOS. The MacOS is fairly secure, [...]

By | September 5th, 2016|Mac, Security|

Common Mac OS X Problems and Solutions

I've written a few tech tip articles for Mac OS X, but hopefully you'll find this list of common Mac OS X problems and solutions helpful. GMail Bug In Default Mail App If you use the default Mac Mail app, you might have run into some issues when setting it up for your GMail account [...]

By | August 26th, 2016|Mac, OS|

Mac Troubleshooting: Reset NVRAM and SMC

A Mac is like any other computer, sometimes things just go wrong without a good reason. Besides some basic troubleshooting steps, here are a couple of things you can try if you're having issues related to each. Reset NVRAM NVRAM is non-volatile random-access memory which stores information such as Speaker volume, Screen resolution, Startup disk [...]

By | August 24th, 2016|Mac, Tech Tips|

How To Setup Fitbit MobileTrack

If you've used a Fitbit in the past, then you probably are familiar with the Fitbit app and the social aspect of fitness. You can create challenges with your friends and view a 7-day leaderboard. I've had my share of issues with Fitbit and last year my wife and I switched to the Apple Watch [...]

By | May 18th, 2016|Gadgets|

Apple Releases WatchOS 2.0.1 For Apple Watch

   A couple days ago Apple released an update for their Apple Watch, WatchOS 2.0.1. It brings the new emojis from iOS 9.1 to the watch along with some bug fixes.  Fixes an isssue that could cause software updates to stall Fixes issues that wee impacting battery performance Resolves an issue that prevented a managed [...]

By | October 24th, 2015|Mobile, Smartphone|
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