Users who have Find My Mac enabled but are relying on weak iCloud passwords that have been stolen in mass breaches have had their Macs locked by extortionists. We need to change iCloud passwords immediately and, longer term, give up outdated password ideas.
In iOS 11, Apple slipped notable changes into its Control Center networking controls. They’re not obvious, but you can master them.
AppleInsider found a mismatch with certain Thunderbolt 3 cables and USB-C drives that support only USB standards. We checked it out and were able to confirm AppleInsider’s results.
Apps proliferate for sending and receiving that antiquated form of document transfer, the fax. Pick the right app to keep costs down.
A news report referring to AgileBits’s aggressive shift to subscription-based licensing for 1Password overstates a requirement to store passwords at its 1Password.com site.
To save storage space and bandwidth, and to provide additional capabilities, Apple is moving forward with image and video formats that boast higher compression ratios. Glenn Fleishman dives into the details of HEVC and HEIF to explain why they’ll be so useful when they debut in iOS 11 and macOS 10.13 High Sierra.
Slack has added its most-requested feature, threaded messages, to its group messaging service, but since it’s awkwardly integrated into the system’s existing interface, the result isn’t entirely successful.
Reviewers have a responsibility to understand how their testing differs from consumer use when problems arise because introducing confusion into the world reduces trust in technology journalism as a whole.
The latest update to the long-standing synchronization and backup app ChronoSync lets you perform scheduled backups to Amazon S3 and Google Cloud and via SFTP. This is particularly interesting from the perspective of off-site backups.
The new MacBook Pro laptops are the first Macs with Thunderbolt 3, a standard that uses the USB-C plug style and retains USB compatibility. But what’s most interesting about Thunderbolt 3 is how it supports numerous other protocols, including USB, Thunderbolt 2, FireWire, DisplayPort, and Ethernet, with the addition of appropriate adapters.
Some person-to-person payment services have added iMessage app versions, letting you text money to friends. Glenn Fleishman explains the P2P payment space and looks at the iMessage apps for payment services Circle, Square, and Venmo.
If you didn’t know the term “bokeh” before the announcement of the iPhone 7 Plus, you’ll learn it soon enough. A developer release of iOS 10 adds Apple’s new depth-based image mode to the iPhone 7 Plus.
Personal messages in Slack are confidential within Slack, but a team owner or admin can reset access via email or by changing the associated email address. Some other hosted services may have a similar weakness, so you should always be aware of your employer’s policies regarding private communications using company hardware or services.
The makers of the Firefox Web browser are clamping down on advertising and other incidental uses of Flash to reduce crashes.
A maker of SD cards with embedded Wi-Fi will disable services and some features for models sold as recently as March 2015.