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Apple's early computers ran on a variety of operating systems, including a Pascal version and one based on CP/M, before releasing its ProDOS with the advent of its 16-bit computer. With the release of the Lisa, which had its own OS, Apple and computing entered the graphical age; it was followed by the Macintosh, which offered a series of "System" operating systems. Other Mac operating systems included PowerPC until Apple acquired NeXT and folded it into the Mac OS. Current operating systems for Apple devices are Mac OS-X and iOS.

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In light of the WannaCry ransomware attack that affected millions of Windows machines, you might wonder if your Mac needs protecting. Yes, it does and here is how to do it.
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Turning on firmware passwords and encryption requires perfect password records and backup habits.
A dying encrypted drive is beyond my recovery skills.
I have dealt with the problems caused by both many times and have yet to deal with malware.
Adware, scareware, phishing, identity theft yes, I have been called to fix these.
But, I deal with individuals and small businesses.
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With the ATEN CE624, you can now enjoy a high-quality visual experience powered by HDBaseT technology and the convenience of a single Cat6 cable to transmit uncompressed video with zero latency and multi-streaming for dual-view applications where remote access is required.

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A professional opinion on which Apple product to buy, and a tidbit about the WWDC.
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Dear All,

I have some problem in wordpress website. ie. when I modify and click on update, It goes in the home page. Is there any solution? or some file is missing?
Please help me if you know the problem.

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Set up iPhone and iPad email signatures to always send in high-quality HTML with this step-by step guide.
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In this article we discuss how to recover the missing Outlook 2011 for Mac data like Emails and Contacts manually.
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In this article we have discussed about the OS X EI Capitan and how to fix Wi-Fi issue in OS X El Capitan. We have explained how to delete system level preferences and create a new Wi-Fi location to resolve Wi-Fi issue.
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This is a short article about OS X KeRanger, and what people can do to get rid of it.
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Hi Ericpete,

Sorry for the reference to Intego and my site. I've removed the lines that you've asked to be taken out. Again, I'm sorry for the mishap.

Thank you for your time and take care.

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Justin
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In this article we will discuss some EI Capitan Mail app issues and provide some manual process to resolve them.
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iCloud Drive was introduced after iOS 8 was launched last year. This drive is Apple’s online storage device that lets users sync their files and access them from all their Apple devices.
 
There is a lot of data that is not automatically backed up on your devices such as photos and documents. iCloud Drive can sync and download all your data between any device. Follow this guide to learn how to set up and use iCloud Drive.
 

Set up iCloud Drive with your phone


  1. Go to Settings > iCloud.rsz-1.png
  2. If you have not upgraded to the drive when iOS 8 was launched, you can do it now by clicking on Upgrade to iCloud Drive. Keep in mind that your other devices must be upgraded to iOS 8 or OS X Yosemite to access all your files from your iCloud. rsz-img-3758.png
  3. Now you can manage what data can be accessed and synched from your phone.  rsz-3.png
 

Set up iCloud with your Mac


  1. Go to System Preferences > iCloud.
  2. Once iCloud Drive is enabled, select Options.rsz-14.png
  3. Now you can see what data is stored and synched from your Mac.rsz-15.png
  4. You can access your iCloud Drive through Finder. rsz-16.png
  5. You can open, edit and save material in your Drive to be synched with all your other devices.
 
You can also access your drive by visiting through the web and signing in with your Apple ID. 
 

iCloud Drive Storage

iCloud Drive has 5 gigabytes of free storage for all users. You can manage your storage through System Preferences > iCloud > Manage7.pngYou can also upgrade the size of your storage buy clicking Buy More Storage8.png
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There is a security feature on iOS devices that is nearly impenetrable when it has been activated.  This article will provide some possible solutions as well as necessary steps to take to ensure you do not end up with a locked device.
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Great article. At my work, I inherited an iPhone from a former employee who had set up their personal account on there and Apple refused to do anything to help us even through we owned the phone. I had to go through several people to track down the former employee via Facebook and talk her into resetting the password so I could unlock the phone.
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Thanks, William.  That sounds like an awful route to have to take to recover a company owned phone, but at least it worked!  Hopefully more folks are able to learn about this issue and prevent it from happening in the future.
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A lot of new and distinct gadgets are making their appearance every other day. The latest gadget that has wooed the attention of all gadget lovers and non gadget lovers alike is the Smartwatch. This tiny gadget is capable of offering live access to certain kind of information with the help of its interesting features to help ones make life more convenient. Let us evaluate what a Smart watch is capable and what is not capable of.
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Useful Benefits of Smartwatches
  • A smart watch is extremely convenient. One gets any kind of notifications, can check emails, texts and many other things with this tiny gadget.
  • It acts as an accelerometer that assists one to keep a track of ones health and fitness regime
  • Few advanced Smartwatches contain specs which helps to even make calls with a Sim card independently
  • Package of advantages in a Portable device at an affordable price. Benefits that will help you so much and that too over your wrist 
  • With a Smartwatch you can easily get all the updates from live weather to playable versions of Space invaders 
Which SmartWatch Should You Opt For?
At present, there are just a handful of smartwatches that comes with various interesting specs. Let us give a look over some interesting specs and utility of few of the Smartwatch brands are:

The Pebble Smartwatch - Consisting of simple look and an …
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Plug and play, no additional software required!
Plug and play, no additional software required!

The ATEN UE3310 USB3.1 Gen1 Extender Cable allows users to extend the distance between the computer and USB devices up to 10 m (33 ft). The UE3310 is a high-quality, cost-effective solution for professional environments such as hospitals, factories and business facilities.

A common question or need, when setting-up a new Mac for someone would be to make all of the applications, installed, available from the dock. Many people often do not realize an application is installed unless it is in the dock.

Creating a custom dock for all of the users on a Mac is a very simple solution.

The first step is to create a user account, to model the dock we want to implement. Log in as that user and configure the dock as desired. I turn off large-scale magnification, show the indicator lights on the bottom of each application, and use the "Scale" minimize effect over the default "Genie" setting.

Once the dock is as-desired, log off and log in as the root user. The root account must be enabled from the Directory Services applet. OS X disables the root account by default as a security measure. MAKE SURE a long and complex password is given to the root account. Root has complete access to the system and any compromise there could be disastrous.

While logged-in as root, show hidden files for the system by entering the following in the terminal.

sudo defaults write com.apple.Finder AppleShowAllFiles YES

(Running the same command with NO in place of YES will hide the files again)

Restart the Finder by option-clicking the Finder icon in the dock, two hidden files will then appear on the desktop.

Go to your user's profile and get into the Library folder, then the Preferences folder.

Copy the com.apple.dock.plist file …
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Voted 'yes' above. Thanks, Firebar!
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Hi,

Thanks for the vote up and for publishing the article!

Best regards
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Create a default user profile for Mac OS X 10.7/10.8

Create a user account on OS X that will be a template for every other user of that computer. I usually call it “profile” and make it an administrator account for the time being.

1. Install and configure all applications as desired. It is important to run each program under the profile account. This will skip many of the annoying first-run prompts users will see with things like iCloud and Mozilla Firefox. Be patient with this step and take as much time as it needs.

At this point, a substantial amount of work has been invested in the Mac. I take some time to backup the work and create a disk image of the hard drive.

2. Make the “Profile” account the default profile for all users on the Mac.

3. While logged-in as “Profile”, empty the trash and delete the application caches along with "Profile's" login keychain.

4. Enable the built-in root user account, from the Directory Services console.

5. Log in as the root user (Be very careful while using the root user account).

6. Show all files in the Finder
Terminal.app / sudo defaults write com.apple.Finder AppleShowAllFiles YES

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7. Also from the terminal, make a backup copy of the existing default user profile
cp -R /System/Library/User\ Template/English.lprog/ /System/Library/User\ Template/English.orig

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8. Remove the current contents of the default user profile
sudo rm -rf /System/Library/User\ Template/English.lproj/*

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9. Copy “Profile’s” profile to the default
sudo cp- R /Users/profile/* /System/Library/User\ Template/English.lproj/*

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This article describes in detail how to set up the iPad in the Enterprise using iPCU aka iPhone Configuration Utility.  This could also be used for the iPhone although I have not detailed out any differences.

Preparation as an iPad Administrator:
You will need to set up iTunes on your computer as the administrator of the iPads.  You must also have the iPhone configuration utility  download here
System requirements are Windows XP SP3, Windows Vista SP1, Windows 7, .NET 3.5 SP1

Provisioning Instructions:
You will need to know the iPad user’s Active Directory network password or have the user present to type it in.
To set up wireless WiFi – make sure you have the network wireless password or if you use certificates there is a section below for doing that little nightmare.
If you are using Active Sync through Microsoft Exchange to do email then enable it per the screen shots below.

Exchange Settings
On Exchange Snap In ensure you enable active sync, if the user already had an iPad this is probably already done.  If you are using an ActiveSync policy(s) this is where you would assign it to the user.  

Reset or Wipe the iPad
If the iPad you are provisioning was used by someone else you need to wipe it.  If the user was terminated or left on some extenuating circumstances you may want to back up the iPad for legal purposes – this is done via iTunes.   Otherwise, let’s …
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Apple's Mac OS X has become an official member of the malware club. The Flashback Trojan has affected over half million Macs, worldwide.

It is behavior that ultimately gets malware onto a person’s computer. Obsolete or out-of-date software helps a great deal, but it is not the total reason for malware infections.

One sure-fire way to not get Flashback on your system is to not install anything. The notion may sound ridiculous, but to those who are not in the know, it is sane advice. Macs pretty much come with everything one needs to do as they want. The biggest third party application for the Mac is Microsoft Office. If you are not sure what it is you are installing, do not proceed. Flashback relies upon tricking the end user into entering an administrative password so that it may install. The default user account on all Macs is an administrative account and it does not force one to use a password, unlike Windows. Point Windows…

A few simple tips for keeping your Mac virus-free

If you see a password prompt that you did not initiate, cancel it.

If you are unsure about the prompt, don’t enter the password.

Don’t let other people install software on your Mac (this includes children).

Run your Mac as a standard user, and not as an admin. In this case, a username AND password is required for any software to install.

Use Time Machine with an external hard drive to make nightly backups of your Mac. This way if you become infected, just roll things back to a …
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Thanks everyone! I am happy to help and the information is helpful.
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I am out until tonight. I can post a link then. Thanks and Happy Easter, btw.
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Information security is a multi-billion dollar industry. Just as lucrative is the black market industry which trades stolen identities, credit card numbers and software exploits all over the world. Nothing is hack-proof. The best one can do is make their machine a hard target. Mac OS X 10.7 "Lion" and to a lesser extent, previous versions of Mac OS X, come with many tools to this right out of the box.

1. Keep your Mac updated... Everyone has heard this about software at one point or another. If one uses Mozilla Firefox, or Microsoft Office for Mac, updates are unavoidable. Setting "Software Update" to download and prompt to install updates weekly is a great start. Checking is not enough, the updates actually have to be installed. I do this when finished using the computer for awhile as most updates from Apple require a reboot a la Microsoft Windows.

2. Use a password for all logins... Mac OS X  doesn't force this issue on it's users and single-user Macs automatically log in as the sole user by default. That feature is very convenient for everyone, including thieves. Require a password for all logins by opening the "System Preferences", clicking the "Users & Groups" applet and then clicking the "Login Options" button, under the list of local users on the Mac. The lock at the bottom left-hand side of the window may have to selected to make the Login Options available.

For the "Automatic login:" drop-down list, choose "Off ".

For the "Display login window as:" menu…
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Even though Mac OS X has been around for many years now, certain well-liked and eminently useful software apps never made the jump from Mac OS 9 to Mac OS X. Ever used Word Perfect for Mac? Version 3.5 was the last version, built for Mac OS 9. Who can forget Word 5.1, so capable and snappy, before Microsoft Office became the bloatware behemoth that is is today? How about Symantec's outlining word processor MORE 3.1, still arguably one of the best in its class, even after all these years?

It would be easy to go on and on about great software--some well-known, some fairly obscure but to those in their respective niches--but suffice to say that a good argument can be made to keep Mac OS 9 functionality around, at least for awhile longer, even if only for nostalgia.

So, for whatever reason--honest business need, opening those old MacDraw files, or just for grins--you want to run Mac OS 9 (or even pre-OS 9) on your new Intel-based Mac. Apple says it can't be done (in fact their internal sales training on virtualization specifically states as much), but of course they're wrong. You can even run Mac OS 9 in Windows and Linux, for crying out loud.

Visit http://www.emaculation.com/ to see the possibilities.

Perhaps you're more interested in a drag & drop solution? I created a Mac OS X-ready version of SheepShaver/COI (Classic On Intel) that you can download at COIV4.0.1+.zip
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Apple's early computers ran on a variety of operating systems, including a Pascal version and one based on CP/M, before releasing its ProDOS with the advent of its 16-bit computer. With the release of the Lisa, which had its own OS, Apple and computing entered the graphical age; it was followed by the Macintosh, which offered a series of "System" operating systems. Other Mac operating systems included PowerPC until Apple acquired NeXT and folded it into the Mac OS. Current operating systems for Apple devices are Mac OS-X and iOS.