Intego Mac Podcast, Episode #176: Silver Sparrow Malware Targets Apple’s New M1 Macs

Silver Sparrow malware has been found targeting Macs, including Apple’s new M1 models, but we don’t know what the malware is trying to do. Apple has started going after App Store subscription scams, patches an iCloud website vulnerability, will make “zero-click” attacks harder to carry out in iOS. And, yes, we have some good news for Android users.

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Get to Know Your Mac’s Dock

One of the key elements you use to interact with your Mac is the Dock. You can use the Dock in many ways: you can open apps, you can open files by dragging them on icons in the Dock, you can open folders that you’ve stored in the Dock, and more. In the guide below, you will discover the many configuration options you have for the Dock, and the best way to turn the Dock into a high-powered productivity booster.

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PhotoActive Podcast, Episode 86: Jordan Drake on Shooting Video

Your camera likely records video, but if you’ve never used it, you may be in for a surprise. DPReview TV co-host Jordan Drake joins us to talk about how shooting video on a DSLR or mirrorless camera differs from shooting stills.

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How to Use Content Caching on macOS to Save Bandwidth

If you have multiple Apple devices in your household, you know how annoying it can be when it’s time to update them. It can take a long time to get the latest macOS or iOS updaters, and if you have to download the same multi-gigabyte files for more than one iPhone, iPad, or Mac, your bandwidth can get saturated.

Content caching, a feature of macOS, can help. When you enable this on a Mac, that computer will keep copies of every installer and updater you download, along with apps from the iOS and Mac App Stores. Content caching can also cache some iCloud content, such as photos, and some documents.

Content caching is simple to use; here’s how to save time and bandwidth with content caching.

Read the rest of the article on The Mac Security Blog.

Intego Mac Podcast, Episode #175: A New Amazon Phishing Scam, Malvertizing, and Apple Activation Lock Removal

A new Amazon phishing scam doesn’t include links to click, but rather a telephone number to call: beware! Malvertizing takes advantage of a zero-day WebKit vulnerability to display deceptive ads, and serve malware. And Apple has set up a website for people to request the removal of activation lock on devices they own.

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The Next Track, Episode #203 – Keith Miles on Bob Dylan in London

Dylanologists Jackie Lees and Keith Miles have written a book about Bob Dylan it London, highlighting the importance of the city to Dylan’s career and growth as an artist. Keith Miles joins us to discuss this book, and tell some tales of the troubadour in the city.

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Intego Mac Podcast, Episode #174: Software Updates, Scam iPhone Apps, and Using Safari Browser Extensions

There were a number of important security updates to key software this week: macOS, Chrome, Edge, and even Plex. We discuss how upgrading a Mac to Big Sur without enough space can cause data loss, we look at scam apps on the iOS app store, and we talk about using Safari browser extensions on the Mac

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How to Use Safari Extensions to Enhance Your Browser

When web browsers were first invented, they did little more than display web pages and save bookmarks so you could return to pages you visited often. Since then, web browsers have become mini-platforms on their own, and Safari, like other browsers, lets you use extensions to enhance your browser experience.

In this article, I’ll explain how Safari extensions work, why they changed recently, and I’ll mention a few extensions that you may find useful.

Read the rest of the article on The Mac Security Blog.

PhotoActive Podcast, Episode 85: Film Camera Love with Dan Bracaglia

Dan Bracaglia of DPReview joins us to talk about his love of film cameras, how to get started with film in this day and age, and the enduring appeal of analog photography.

Find out more, and subscribe to the podcast, at the PhotoActive website. You can follow The PhotoActive on Twitter at @PhotoActiveCast to keep up to date with new episodes, and join our Facebook group to chat with other listeners and participate in photo challenges and more.