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The MacInTouch Home Page is the original Mac news site, providing timely, reliable news, information and analysis about Apple Macintosh, OS X, and iPhone/iOS systems, plus security issues. Our friendly community offers troubleshooting help and intelligent



Published: 21 Aug 2017 10:33:00 EDT

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Reports: Autonomous vehicles

21 Aug 2017 00:00:00 EDT

Google's safety record; Uber, Lyft et al; computer vs. human capabilities; assistive systems vs. autonomous ones (and aircraft autopilots); complex intersections; police revenue; hacks/attacks; insurance; trolley problems and more



Reports: Apple Mail

21 Aug 2017 00:00:00 EDT

confusion/problems



Reports: Applications

21 Aug 2017 00:00:00 EDT

App Store, subscription, update and financial issues



Reports: iOS 11

21 Aug 2017 00:00:00 EDT

forced unlocking



Reports: iOS updates

21 Aug 2017 00:00:00 EDT

iCloud problems with battery life and crashes



Reports: iOS security

21 Aug 2017 00:00:00 EDT

emergency (EENA) location issue; mass erasure?



Reports: macOS Sierra

21 Aug 2017 00:00:00 EDT

Preview/PDF and Power Nap bugs



Reports: Privacy problems

21 Aug 2017 00:00:00 EDT

Uber



Reports: Security

21 Aug 2017 00:00:00 EDT

evil repairs



Thunderbird

21 Aug 2017 00:00:00 EDT

Mozilla's reliable, full-featured and free email app gets critical security patches and some other fixes.



Postbox

21 Aug 2017 00:00:00 EDT

This email app, a viable alternative to Apple Mail and Thunderbird, gets a few fixes.



SurgeMail

20 Sep 2016 01:10:00 EDT

This cross-platform mail server offers IMAP/POP/SMTP support, anti-virus/spam protection, a web interface, HIPAA encryption, SSL support and more.



Waterfox

21 Aug 2017 00:00:00 EDT

This Mozilla-based web browser offers privacy improvements and continuing support for existing add-ons vs. Firefox.



Lightning

21 Aug 2017 00:00:00 EDT

This web browser is designed for minimalism and speed.



NeoOffice

21 Aug 2017 00:00:00 EDT

This commercial, Mac-native office application suite switches from an OpenOffice foundation to LibreOffice for better compatibility with Microsoft Office documents.



Mellel

21 Aug 2017 00:00:00 EDT

This word processor is aimed at scholars who need multi-lingual support and advanced features, with both Mac and iPad versions available.



NASA

21 Aug 2017 10:33:00 EDT

This app for iOS, Apple TV and other devices offers news, media, video, TV, images and info about NASA, its missions and the solar system.



Carbon Copy Cloner

21 Aug 2017 00:00:00 EDT

The current version of this essential backup app gets updates for Apple's upcoming High Sierra and fixes for other glitches. (A major upgrade is in beta testing with advanced APFS support for High Sierra and other changes.)



KeePassXC

21 Aug 2017 00:00:00 EDT

This open-source password manager works cross-platform (although not on iOS) without requiring any cloud.



KeeWeb

21 Aug 2017 00:00:00 EDT

This cross-platform, open-source password manager is compatible with KeePass-format files.



DetectX

21 Aug 2017 00:00:00 EDT

This inexpensive utility, which scans your system for malware, adware and other nasties, gets new malware signatures and facilitates removal of "a persistent Chrome adware extension."



Reports: Apple

18 Aug 2017 12:10:00 EDT

video production



Reports: Firefox

18 Aug 2017 12:10:00 EDT

updates (automatic and not)



Reports: Help please

18 Aug 2017 12:10:00 EDT

magic bullet for raft of problems?



Reports: Internet of Things (IoT)

18 Aug 2017 12:10:00 EDT

identifying MAC addresses



Reports: iOS 10

18 Aug 2017 12:10:00 EDT

auto-update experience



Reports: iOS 11

18 Aug 2017 12:10:00 EDT

security features; YouTube videos



Reports: Scams

18 Aug 2017 12:10:00 EDT

Apple Support phone scam



Reports: Finder

17 Aug 2017 09:14:00 EDT

dysfunctional/buggy behaviors



Reports: Microsoft Office

17 Aug 2017 09:14:00 EDT

non-subscription support; Office 2011 end



Reports: Privacy

17 Aug 2017 09:14:00 EDT

Safari Clear History mystery



Security: version control system vulnerability

17 Aug 2017 10:24:00 EDT

A vulnerability in common version control systems could allow remote code execution.



Reports: Apple authentication

16 Aug 2017 09:18:00 EDT

2FA system snapshots



Reports: Help please

16 Aug 2017 09:18:00 EDT

drive repartitioning



Reports: Security

16 Aug 2017 09:18:00 EDT

DOJ vs. DreamHost



Samsung T5

16 Aug 2017 18:10:00 EDT

Samsung announced a 10Gbps version of its compact USB-C SSD storage device with rare USB Trim support.



FileTools

16 Aug 2017 11:28:00 EDT

Rename, archive, checksum, split, catalog, edit, merge, deduplicate and more with this file/folder tool.



What's Keeping Me?

16 Aug 2017 11:54:00 EDT

Show open files and network ports that may be keeping you from emptying the trash or ejecting a storage volume.



Reports: Apple management

15 Aug 2017 00:00:00 EDT

"services" revenue from Google



Reports: Competition

15 Aug 2017 00:00:00 EDT

Microsoft Surface problems



Reports: iPhones

15 Aug 2017 00:00:00 EDT

LTE/radio compatibility



Reports: Quicken

15 Aug 2017 00:00:00 EDT

download/import and OS X compatibility



Reports: Security

15 Aug 2017 08:00:00 EDT

face scans and DNA collection at and around US borders



Reports: Storage

15 Aug 2017 00:00:00 EDT

reliability, RAID, and Fusion drives



Reports: AppleCare/support

14 Aug 2017 09:42:00 EDT

purchase records



Reports: Backup

14 Aug 2017 09:42:00 EDT

Time Machine bugs and Mac sleep



Reports: macOS Sierra

14 Aug 2017 09:42:00 EDT

boot/compatibility issues



Reports: Networking

14 Aug 2017 09:42:00 EDT

DNSCrypt and related issues



Reports: Privacy

14 Aug 2017 09:42:00 EDT

Apple telemetry



Reports: Security

14 Aug 2017 09:42:00 EDT

BroadPwn vs. Mac hardware/software/firmware updates



Mini vMac

14 Aug 2017 10:46:00 EDT

Emulate an original Mac and run its software on your modern Mac (or Windows, or Linux or iOS) computer.



DAQ

14 Aug 2017 09:18:00 EDT

Acquire data from various hardware devices, then plot and analyze it.



Bill Boss

14 Aug 2017 09:18:00 EDT

Keep track of upcoming and overdue bills and payments (as well as payment history) with this little Mac app.



Sloth

14 Aug 2017 09:18:00 EDT

This unique troubleshooting tool shows what files and network ports are currently open, and what processes are using them.



MachineProfile

14 Aug 2017 09:18:00 EDT

Get a lot of really good information about your Mac with this free alternative to Apple's default system profiler.



Reports: Malware

11 Aug 2017 10:05:00 EDT

prevalent Mac malware



Reports: Networking

11 Aug 2017 10:05:00 EDT

preference pane and configuration confusion



Reports: SSD

11 Aug 2017 10:05:00 EDT

internal RAID and RAIN



Reports: Apple Watch

10 Aug 2017 09:36:00 EDT

power demands/sources, LTE radio



Reports: Email

10 Aug 2017 09:36:00 EDT

Comcast support tiers



Reports: Factories

10 Aug 2017 09:36:00 EDT

Foxconning Wisconsin



Reports: Miscellaneous

10 Aug 2017 09:36:00 EDT

more tips for viewing "man" pages



TenFourFox

10 Aug 2017 11:42:00 EDT

The modern web browser for PowerPC-based Macs gets critical security patches (plus other updates), as it tracks Firefox ESR in the new "Feature Parity" series.



Signal

10 Aug 2017 09:52:00 EDT

This high-security iPhone communications app, which offers encrypted voice calls, messaging, video calls and camera/video/document exchange, gets bug fixes and right-to-left language support.



Particulars

10 Aug 2017 10:50:00 EDT

Display computer/configuration information on the desktop or in Notifications or in a terminal window, and copy it to the clipboard.



Bwana

10 Aug 2017 10:22:00 EDT

View OS X/Unix "man" pages in your web browser instead of a terminal window.



Reports: AppleCare

09 Aug 2017 08:45:00 EDT

gifts, serial numbers and iCloud/Apple IDs



Malwarebytes

09 Aug 2017 10:44:00 EDT

The new version of this fast, light anti-malware app gets a user interface redesign, plus a real-time protection option.



Firefox

09 Aug 2017 09:08:00 EDT

Mozilla's free alternative to Google Chrome and Apple Safari gets critical security patches and other changes in a new version.



Pacifist

09 Aug 2017 11:02:00 EDT

The installer package browser and extractor gets an update for High Sierra.



Reports: Apple authentication

08 Aug 2017 00:00:00 EDT

iCloud email vs. old Mac



Reports: Migration/updates

08 Aug 2017 00:00:00 EDT

problematic experiences, suggestions



Reports: Siri

08 Aug 2017 00:00:00 EDT

"nshift" command-line program



Reports: VPN services

08 Aug 2017 00:00:00 EDT

Hotspot Shield issue



Adobe Security Flaws: Critical Patches

08 Aug 2017 12:30:00 EDT

Adobe has now issued patches for a long list of "critical" security flaws in Adobe Reader and Acrobat, Adobe Flash, Adobe Experience Manager and Adobe Digital Editions, which "allow an attacker to take control of the affected system" or "lead to information disclosure."



Reports: AI, VR and AR

07 Aug 2017 09:50:00 EDT

OpenCog, OpenAI, Apple AI



Reports: AppleCare & repair

07 Aug 2017 09:50:00 EDT

stolen iPhone; repairability issues; automation



Reports: Backup

07 Aug 2017 09:50:00 EDT

Time Machine and Photo Cache; TimeMachineEditor, logins



Reports: Help please

07 Aug 2017 09:50:00 EDT

post-crash boot troubleshooting



Reports: Performance

07 Aug 2017 09:50:00 EDT

SSD Trim, bottlenecks and video editing



Reports: Privacy issues

07 Aug 2017 09:50:00 EDT

Google tracking credit/debit cards



Reports: Photography

07 Aug 2017 09:50:00 EDT

Adobe DNG issues



Reports: Security

07 Aug 2017 09:50:00 EDT

behavioral advertising with children



Reports: User interfaces

07 Aug 2017 09:50:00 EDT

voice control, QNX



Reports: Virtualization

07 Aug 2017 09:50:00 EDT

mysterious VMware problem with macOS 10.12.5



Ring video doorbells/cameras

07 Aug 2017 11:35:00 EDT

See who is at your front door from your iPhone and talk with them remotely.



CameraMan

07 Aug 2017 11:35:00 EDT

Monitor and record networked security cameras.



Hands Off

07 Aug 2017 09:56:00 EDT

This Mac security app, which monitors and manages access from each application to your network and storage devices, gets an update with beta support for High Sierra, plus "a preference to ignore simulated mouse and keyboard events."



Cookie

07 Aug 2017 10:20:00 EDT

This Mac app helps control "HTTP cookies, Flash cookies, Silverlight, HTML5 databases, localStorage, IndexedDB as well as browser history and caches."



Reports: 2016-2017 MacBook Pro

04 Aug 2017 09:00:00 EDT

trackpads, migration, Adobe Java



Reports: Security

04 Aug 2017 09:00:00 EDT

code-signing and developer/distributor compromise



Reports: Siri

04 Aug 2017 09:00:00 EDT

bugs vs. macOS 10.12.6 update



DriveDx

04 Aug 2017 09:33:00 EDT

This Mac utility displays lots of details about storage devices and their reliability, plus it logs data, writes detailed reports, and runs tests.



Reports: Adobe Flash

03 Aug 2017 00:00:00 EDT

exploit kits, elimination



Reports: Apple management

03 Aug 2017 00:00:00 EDT

Tim Cook's pay targets



Reports: Help please

03 Aug 2017 00:00:00 EDT

RAM requirements



Reports: Security

03 Aug 2017 00:00:00 EDT

Broadpwn and Apple issues



Reports: Apple Mail

02 Aug 2017 08:36:00 EDT

interface issues, Exchange change



Reports: Displays

02 Aug 2017 08:36:00 EDT

hands-on review of Dell U3415W



Reports: Siri

02 Aug 2017 08:36:00 EDT

glitches/experiences