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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: 25 Mar 2017 12:50:00 EDT

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Reports: Apple security

25 Mar 2017 12:50:00 EDT

details about iCloud account breaches.



Reports: VPN discussion

25 Mar 2017 12:50:00 EDT

comparison charts, issues and options, following the U.S. Senate's vote to eliminate Internet privacy protections



Reports: Apple Messages

25 Mar 2017 12:50:00 EDT

Google Talk compatibility



Reports: iTunes

25 Mar 2017 12:50:00 EDT

updates and bugs



Reports: Stolen stuff

25 Mar 2017 12:50:00 EDT

retrieving iPhone details after theft



Reports: 2016 MacBook Pro

24 Mar 2017 00:10:00 EDT

Touch Bar failures, USB-C power concerns



Reports: Apple Mail

24 Mar 2017 00:10:00 EDT

forward as attachment; bogus password errors; sorting; HTML



Reports: Apple software updates

24 Mar 2017 11:18:00 EDT

iTunes 12.6.0.95 vs. iTunes 12.6.0.100



Reports: Backups

24 Mar 2017 00:10:00 EDT

drive reliability, sourcing, support



Reports: Malware

24 Mar 2017 00:10:00 EDT

Thunderbolt Ethernet adapter malware and more



Reports: Remote management

24 Mar 2017 00:10:00 EDT

NoMachine ("NX")



Reports: Security/Privacy

24 Mar 2017 00:10:00 EDT

Senate votes out Internet privacy



Reports: USB attacks

24 Mar 2017 00:10:00 EDT

CIA Apple exploits, key lessons



Reports: iOS 10

23 Mar 2017 00:00:00 EDT

Undocumented FeatureBug of the Week™



Reports: MacBook Pro

23 Mar 2017 00:00:00 EDT

unexpected battery problems, odd symptoms



Reports: Security

23 Mar 2017 00:00:00 EDT

killer USB stick



Reports: Windows 10

23 Mar 2017 00:00:00 EDT

standard vs. Pro; Hyper-V virtualization



Affinity Photo

23 Mar 2017 00:00:00 EDT

This appealing alternative to Adobe Photoshop (with a free trial) gets "stability and bug fixes."



Affinity Designer

23 Mar 2017 00:00:00 EDT

The major competitor to Adobe Illustrator (with a free trial) gets "stability and bug fixes."



Reports: Help Please

22 Mar 2017 08:58:00 EDT

Power Nap problems



Reports: iPhone

22 Mar 2017 00:00:00 EDT

lock code problem



Reports: Malware

22 Mar 2017 00:00:00 EDT

Russian RAT and Mac malware threats



Reports: Security

22 Mar 2017 00:00:00 EDT

credential-based attacks



Logitech MK850

22 Mar 2017 11:40:00 EDT

This wireless keyboard + mouse combo switches among three computers, cross-platform for Macs, iDevices, Windows and Android, and looks to be ergonomic, too.



Reports: Mac marginalization

21 Mar 2017 00:00:00 EDT

Apple in augmented reality, China issues



Reports: Phishing

21 Mar 2017 00:00:00 EDT

beware Mail auto-learning/auto-entering bad email addresses



Apple announcements

21 Mar 2017 09:28:00 EDT

Apple doubles iPhone SE storage, also adds storage to the iPad Mini, and replaces the iPad Air 2 with a new version, helpfully renaming it "iPad".



iTunes 12.6

21 Mar 2017 17:36:00 EDT

"Rent once, watch anywhere. Now you can enjoy your iTunes movie rentals across your devices with iOS 10.3 or tvOS 10.2. This update also includes minor app and performance improvements."



Product: Eigenmath

21 Mar 2017 00:00:00 EDT

Perform symbolic math operations with this free app for OS X 10.8 and up.



Reports: Archiving

20 Mar 2017 00:00:00 EDT

DVD extraction format issues



Reports: Passwords

20 Mar 2017 00:00:00 EDT

copy/paste issues



Reports: Phishing

20 Mar 2017 00:00:00 EDT

tricky Apple, Facebook scams and related notes



Reports: Phone services

20 Mar 2017 00:00:00 EDT

unexpected Verizon phone deactivations



Reports: Security

20 Mar 2017 00:00:00 EDT

virtual machine escapes



ClamXav

20 Mar 2017 00:00:00 EDT

This anti-virus utility, which provides virus scanning and frequently updated malware definitions on top of a solid anti-virus engine, gets an update.



NoScript

20 Mar 2017 00:00:00 EDT

Get some protection against cross-site scripting (XSS) and clickjacking attacks (plus more control over problematic web browser plug-ins) with this add-on for Firefox, TenFourFox and other Mozilla web browsers.



PrivacyScan

20 Mar 2017 00:00:00 EDT

"Securely erase those pesky files that violate your privacy..."



Acorn

20 Mar 2017 00:00:00 EDT

The full-featured (yet inexpensive) image editor cleans up some macOS Sierra "gifts."



LG 34UM88

20 Mar 2017 00:00:00 EDT

This 34-inch IPS display has Thunderbolt, HDMI, DisplayPort and USB 3 ports, 3440x1440 resolution and 10-bit color with sRGB over 99%,



Winclone

20 Mar 2017 00:00:00 EDT

Backup (clone), restore, and migrate your Boot Camp Windows installations with this Mac app.



MountainDuck

20 Mar 2017 00:00:00 EDT

This utility mounts network storage on your Mac desktop, so you can work with it like a local drive.



WhatRoute

20 Mar 2017 00:00:00 EDT

This network utility offers lots of capabilities and customization options, plus some interesting graphics.



Reports: Internet of Things (IoT)

18 Mar 2017 11:55:00 EDT

security problems, router configuration



Reports: Remote access

18 Mar 2017 11:55:00 EDT

problems with Apple Remote Desktop update



Firefox

18 Mar 2017 11:00:00 EDT

Mozilla's free alternative to Google Chrome and Apple Safari gets an important security patch and a new extended support release.



Reports: Networking

17 Mar 2017 00:14:00 EDT

a bunch of options for remotely restarting routers to reinstate Internet connectivity



Reports: Adobe issues

17 Mar 2017 00:14:00 EDT

Creative Cloud Packager certificate failure



Reports: Apple security

17 Mar 2017 00:14:00 EDT

macOS, Safari pwned



Reports: Firefox

17 Mar 2017 00:14:00 EDT

plug-in change and customer options



Reports: Microsoft security

17 Mar 2017 00:14:00 EDT

Office updates, issues and tips



Reports: Passwords

17 Mar 2017 00:14:00 EDT

graylisting can delay password resets



iMazing

17 Mar 2017 10:35:00 EDT

This alternative to iTunes for many iOS device management tasks includes backup/archiving and restoring, Mac-mobile information exchange, file transfer, browsing, cloning and more. The latest update brings support for the upcoming iOS 10.3, plus album and iBooks management, device activation and pairing controls, battery info and more.



Reports: Internet of Things (IoT)

16 Mar 2017 00:56:00 EDT

security checklist



Reports: Remote access

16 Mar 2017 00:56:00 EDT

Apple Remote Desktop 3.9 vs. Adobe



Reports: Security etc.

16 Mar 2017 00:56:00 EDT

OpenVMS



Reports: USB

16 Mar 2017 00:56:00 EDT

power vs. data, security issues



Reports: Virtualization

16 Mar 2017 00:56:00 EDT

VMware update problem



Reports: Yahoo hacking

16 Mar 2017 00:56:00 EDT

Russian officers indicted



Videoloupe, Fileloupe

16 Mar 2017 09:12:00 EDT

Fileloupe is a more advanced alternative to Apple's Preview and QuickTime Player. Videoloupe is a new app for macOS Sierra that offers video playback and editing capabilities.



Reports: Apple security

15 Mar 2017 00:00:00 EDT

new hire: Jonathan Zdziarski



Reports: iOS 10

15 Mar 2017 00:00:00 EDT

upcoming file system change (APFS)



Reports: Office security updates

15 Mar 2017 10:15:00 EDT

Microsoft posts security updates for Office 2016 and Office 2011



Reports: Security

15 Mar 2017 00:00:00 EDT

obscurity (SSH example), OpenVMS, Bruce Schneier advice



Apple Remote Desktop

15 Mar 2017 01:14:00 EDT

Apple makes unspecified changes to the client end of its remote control software for managing Macs. (Free, more limited, alternatives include Screen Sharing and Back to My Mac.)



VirtualBox

15 Mar 2017 00:10:00 EDT

The free virtualization system from Oracle gets a few bug fixes (including for display and USB issues).



VMware Fusion

15 Mar 2017 00:24:00 EDT

The popular virtualization product gets a security update.



Reports: AppleCare

14 Mar 2017 00:00:00 EDT

MacBook Pro battery "delay repair"



Reports: Dropbox

14 Mar 2017 00:00:00 EDT

updater bug; public folder termination



Reports: IoT Security

14 Mar 2017 00:00:00 EDT

Dahua's big backdoor



Reports: Phone services

14 Mar 2017 00:00:00 EDT

ATT Mobley unlimited car hotspot



Reports: Thunderbolt

14 Mar 2017 00:00:00 EDT

Apple Thunderbolt Display no-go with TB2-TB3 adapter on Alienware



Adobe Flash Flaws Critical

14 Mar 2017 16:20:00 EDT

If you haven't followed security experts' advice to eliminate Adobe Flash from your systems, it would be best to patch the latest batch of critical flaws that allow an attacker to take control of the victim's system.



Reports: Apple authentication

13 Mar 2017 00:00:00 EDT

more about two-factor vs. two-step and related issues



Reports: Quicken

13 Mar 2017 00:00:00 EDT

varying support at Chase



Reports: Security/government

13 Mar 2017 00:00:00 EDT

CIA vs. NSA; constant surveillance



Reports: Security procedures

13 Mar 2017 00:00:00 EDT

NeXT/Unix underpinnings; admin vs. standard accounts; UIDs and more



Reports: Security tools

13 Mar 2017 00:00:00 EDT

CHIPSEC EFI rootkit checker



TenFourFox

13 Mar 2017 00:00:00 EDT

The modern web browser for PowerPC-based Macs gets critical security patches (plus performance improvements), as it tracks Firefox updates.



BusyCal, BusyContacts

13 Mar 2017 00:00:00 EDT

These third-party calendar and contact apps offer more capable alternatives to Apple's apps.



Thunder3 Quad Mini

13 Mar 2017 00:00:00 EDT

Pack four SATA SSDs in this Thunderbolt 3 enclosure and stripe it up with software RAID for some speedy performance (once it ships) with a 2016 MacBook Pro.



Path Finder

13 Mar 2017 00:00:00 EDT

This Finder alternative from Cocoatech offers many advantages as a replacement for Apple's default desktop app.



Swinsian

13 Mar 2017 00:00:00 EDT

Need a nicer alternative to iTunes for actually playing music? (This one just got a minor update.)



Reports: 2016 MacBook Pro

11 Mar 2017 11:45:00 EST

Apple Watch unlock problems, Apple's proprietary SSD, charging issues, keyboard issues, port/dongle issues, etc.



Reports: Apple

11 Mar 2017 11:45:00 EST

K-12 issues; walled garden prices vs. cross-platform apps



Reports: Remote access

11 Mar 2017 11:45:00 EST

Apple screen sharing; TeamViewer and firewalls



Reports: User interface

11 Mar 2017 11:45:00 EST

versioning file systems and Word bugs



Reports: Remote access

10 Mar 2017 00:08:00 EST

TeamViewer, ARD, outsourcing, security



Reports: Storage

10 Mar 2017 00:08:00 EST

SoftRAID beta-testing USB/FireWire SMART reliability data support



Reports: Virtualization

10 Mar 2017 00:08:00 EST

Snow Leopard Server, etc.



Google Chrome security update

10 Mar 2017 19:14:00 EST

The Google web browser gets critical security patches and other patches and changes in an update, but no decent description of exactly what's new.



Chromium security update

10 Mar 2017 19:14:00 EST

The open source web browser platform gets a poorly documented update with critical security patches and other changes.



TVMOBiLi

10 Mar 2017 11:50:00 EST

Stream audio, video and photos from your choice of computers to your choice of devices (including smart TVs).



Reports: Anti-virus apps

09 Mar 2017 00:20:00 EST

ClamXav notes



Reports: Apple TV

09 Mar 2017 00:20:00 EST

complementary software



Reports: Quicken

09 Mar 2017 00:20:00 EST

virtualization, file formats, alternatives, etc.



Reports: Security questions

09 Mar 2017 00:20:00 EST

iPhone photo privacy, deletion



Reports: AirPort alternatives

08 Mar 2017 00:40:00 EST

WD My Cloud, security holes



Reports: AppleCare

08 Mar 2017 00:40:00 EST

Apple opposing "right to repair" laws



Reports: Phone services

08 Mar 2017 00:40:00 EST

low-cost services, VoIP question, MVNO list



Reports: Security

08 Mar 2017 09:08:00 EST

CIA hacking/spying and Apple response