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Attack Allows OS X Malware To Piggyback On Your Webcam

Security researcher Patrick Wardle of Synack has discovered a new potential use of malware that targets the use of the Mac OS X webcam. This new attack allows OS X malware to record video and audio whenever a victim legitimately turns on their webcam, without drawing attention to itself. As you can see in the [...]

By | 2016-10-16T15:53:23+00:00 October 6th, 2016|Categories: Attacks, Malware, Security|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

OS X Targeted By APT28 With New Trojan Called Komplex

APT28 is a Russian hacking group that is recently known for the DNC hacking and the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) Olympic data leaks. APT28 is a group of hackers is associated with Sofacy, Pawn Storms, Fancy Bear and Sednit. This time they're targeting OS X devices using a new trojan called Komplex. They're distributing Komplex [...]

By | 2016-10-16T15:53:37+00:00 September 28th, 2016|Categories: Mac, Malware, Security|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

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 | 2016-10-16T15:54:07+00:00 August 26th, 2016|Categories: Mac, OS|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Solution For Adobe CS6 on Mac OS X El Capitan

If you've upgraded to OS X El Capitan 10.11 and you're a user of any Adobe CS6 applications (Adobe InDesign, Adobe Illustrator, etc), you'll probably run into some issues. Most notably, users have reported problems with Adobe Illustrator not opening at all, and text from text boxes in Adobe InDesign disappearing. There have also been [...]

By | 2016-10-16T15:54:23+00:00 March 7th, 2016|Categories: Apps, Mac, Tech Tips|Tags: , , , , , , |4 Comments

How To Change A Mac’s Computer Name And Host Name With Terminal

If you're a Mac user, you probably know that you can go to System Preferences from the Apple menu in OS X, then go to Sharing and change your computer name from there. What happens when that option is greyed out and you can't change it? In my case, I could click on Edit and [...]

By | 2017-02-08T10:36:00+00:00 January 14th, 2016|Categories: Mac, OS|Tags: , , , , , , |0 Comments

Adobe Photoshop Mac Error Could Not Complete Your Request Because Of A Program Error Fix

If you use Adobe Photoshop on a Mac with OS X (appears to be Yosemite or newer), you may have run into the error "Could not complete your request because of a program error". Unfortunately, this error isn't very descriptive about the actual issue. After browsing a few sites about this error, it appears to [...]

By | 2016-10-16T15:54:43+00:00 November 2nd, 2015|Categories: Apps, Mac|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Apple Releases iOS 9.1 With New Emoji and Bug Fixes – Also Releases OS X 10.11.1 El Capitan

Apple has started pushing out updates to both their iOS and OS X operating systems today. Apple releases iOS 9.1 and OS X 10.11.1. They both contain some bug fixes, but as far as new features are concerned, they both will include over 150 new emoji characters which include taco, burrito, unicorn, prayer beads, bow [...]

By | 2016-10-16T15:54:50+00:00 October 21st, 2015|Categories: Mobile, Smartphone|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

Edit AutoFill Information in Safari for Mac OS X

If you're a Safari user you've probably used their AutoFill or AutoComplete feature. Depending on where the information is stored or how old it is, some of the information it offers you to autofill is incorrect or out-dated. Luckily, you can find some settings in the preferences. - Open the Safari app and choose the [...]

By | 2016-10-16T15:55:00+00:00 September 24th, 2015|Categories: Apps, Internet, Mac|Tags: , , , , |2 Comments

Apple Unveils OS X Mavericks At WWDC

Today is the WWDC conference, which is where a lot of new products get announced, including some from Apple. While we all wait patiently to hear about the possibility of the new iPhone and iOS7, Apple has announced the new OS X Mavericks operating system with some pretty neat features. The new operating system will [...]

By | 2016-10-16T15:57:36+00:00 June 10th, 2013|Categories: OS|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |1 Comment
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