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Apple statement on ‘Meltdown’ and ‘Spectre’

Apple: Security researchers have recently uncovered security issues known by two names, Meltdown and Spectre. These issues apply to all modern processors and affect nearly all computing devices and operating systems. All Mac systems and iOS devices are affected, but there are no known exploits impacting customers at this time. Since exploiting many of these […]

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Vincent Laforet: Expect 200-300% speed bump from iMac Pro

Vincent Laforet writing at his blog: Whether you’re editing 8K RED video, H.264 4K Drone footage, 6K 3D VR content or 50 Megapixel RAW stills – you can expect a 200-300% increase in performance in almost every industry leading software with the iMac Pro. I’ve seldom seen a jump this dramatic before on any new […]

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Using the Samsung ML-1740 Printer in Mac OS X 10.8.x “Mountain Lion”

Well, my Mac-friendly Epson color printer went down, and pressed to print some things for my son, I was forced to go to my backup printer, an old Samsung ML-1740 laser printer. The ML-1740 truly was never intended to be a Mac printer. Even when I first bought the thing, it was apparent that Mac […]

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SOLVED: Setting up a 2nd generation AirPort Express to Extend an AirPort Extreme’s Wireless Network

So, I bought a 2nd generation Apple AirPort Express to extend the wireless network of my AirPort Extreme (it’s actually a Time Capsule, but the Time Capsule is basically just an AirPort Extreme with an internal hard drive). We’ve got a couple corner’s of the house — upstairs — that are more-or-less dead zones, so […]

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Boot Camp and Mountain Lion’s FileVault 2 full disk encryption

Setting up full disk encryption in OS X 10.8 “Mountain Lion” — even with a Boot Camp partition — is simple. In fact, it’s the same deal as with OS X 10.7 “Lion” (see my post from February). Couldn’t be simpler…

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HP introduces new Apple iMac

Matthew Panzarino writing at The Next Web: The Spectre One desktop, which was released in a PR flood at midnight last night, looks like absolutely nothing other than a complete clone of Apple’s iMac. Note that even the keyboard and touchpad are nearly complete clones of Apple’s offerings. This is just a sad day for […]

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Gatekeeper in OS X “Mountain Lion” looks like a step in the right direction

Rich Mogull writing at TidBITS: There are three ways to attack a computer — gain physical access, hit it over the network, or trick the user into running something they shouldn’t. Macs are reasonably well protected against two of the three. If you use a strong password and encrypt your hard disk using FileVault, only […]

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Boot Camp and Lion’s FileVault 2 full disk encryption

So I decided that this weekend was the time that I’d finally get around to applying Lion’s FileVault 2 full disk encryption to my Macs. Yeah, I know, I should have done it a LONG time ago, but hey–better late than never. The hurdle I had to clear was the Boot Camp partitions on my […]

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My experience with the OS X 10.7 Lion upgrade…

So I decided to upgrade my Macs to Lion. Ever fearful of Murphy’s Law, I decided to use my MacBook Pro as the test subject–even though this is the one Mac upon which I most depend. First things first, I create an up-to-the-minute bootable backup1 and verify that the backup is, in fact, bootable. Second, the […]

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OS X Lion App Compatibility

Roaring Apps has a comprehensive listing of app compatibility with OS X Lion, which will prove useful as I get prepared to upgrade; don’t want to lose any critical apps. I know I have to Upgrade Drobo Dashboard to v2.0.3, and make my backup clones of my hard drives, but the big question for me […]

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