Intego Mac Podcast, Episode #267: AirPods as Trackers, Hacking Hackers, and Apple Tracking

In this week’s security news, a stalker used AirPods to track a woman, since they don’t sent alerts like AirTags; Australia is hacking hackers in a sort of precrime operation; and we give a few tips for the annual Black Friday shopathon.

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Intego Mac Podcast, Episode #266: Twitter, AirDrop, and Continuity Camera

The situation at Twitter is changing daily, and we have some security tips for staying safe with Twitter’s new verification system. We look at some changes that Apple is making to AirDrop in China, which would be good for everyone. And we discuss the new Continuity Camera feature of macOS Ventura.

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Intego Mac Podcast, Episode #265: Extreme Security and Privacy on the iPhone

Apple’s new Lockdown Mode provides extreme security and privacy on the iPhone, iPad, and Mac. We discuss how it works, and what the downsides are of using this feature. We also talk about how TikTok’s new privacy policy states that staff can access user data, how Zoom mandates new client updates every 30 days, and how the US is planning “nutrition labels” for IoT devices.

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9 Things You Can Do With an Old Mac

Every year, when Apple releases its latest version of macOS, there’s a good chance that another generation of Macs won’t be compatible with the new operating system.

While this is not necessarily a problem — if your Mac was working well last year, there’s no reason why you can’t continue to use it this year — it can be potentially dangerous from a security perspective. Apple generally provides security updates for the current and two previous macOS versions. However, you may not be aware that Apple often doesn’t patch some vulnerabilities in the two previous Mac operating systems.

So, if you have an old Mac that’s no longer supported by the current version of macOS, what should you do with it? Here are several ideas.

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

Intego Mac Podcast, Episode #264: The Dangers of Verified Accounts on Social Networks

We discuss this week’s Apple security updates, explain why some apps have issues with full disk access in macOS Ventura, and we discuss the dangers of verified accounts on social networks, such as Twitter. We also take a close look at one of the biggest changes in macOS Ventura, the System Settings app.

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Intego Mac Podcast, Episode #263: What’s New in macOS Ventura

We take a look at some of the new features in macOS Ventura, and we also discuss the more than 100 vulnerabilities patched in this week’s operating system updates. And we discuss Apple’s surprising foray into ads for gambling apps in the iOS / iPadOS App Store.

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How to Use Your iPhone as a Webcam with Continuity Camera in macOS Ventura

Continuity Camera has been a feature of macOS for a couple of years, allowing you to import images directly from your iPhone’s camera to apps like Mail, Messages, Pages, Numbers and Notes. In macOS Ventura, Continuity Camera gets a new skill, the ability to use your iPhone as a webcam with your Mac. Here’s how it works.

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What’s New in macOS Ventura

Apple has released macOS Ventura, the latest operating system for Macs. As with major upgrades to Apple’s operating systems in recent years, Ventura doesn’t have loads of new features; gone are the days when Apple would tout hundreds of new features in an operating system, as they did when they hyped 300+ new features in Mac OS X Leopard. (To be fair, I count 166 new features in the macOS Ventura Features page.) Operating system upgrades are more subtle these days, which, in many ways, is a good thing. Users don’t need to discover so many new features each year, most of which they only find by accident.

But there are some useful and interesting new features in macOS Ventura, including some that focus on enhancing security and privacy. Here’s what’s new.

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New Features in Mail and Messages in macOS Ventura, iOS 16, and iPadOS 16

Among the many new features in macOS Ventura, iOS 16, and iPadOS 16 are long-awaited improvements to its communication apps, Mail and Messages. Mail allows you to schedule when you want to send emails, remind yourself to check up on emails, and undo messages that you’ve sent. There is also a built-in follow-up feature, that moves sent emails to the top of your inbox to remind you to “circle back” to their recipients.

With Messages, you can edit messages that you’ve sent, you can undo sent messages, and you can recover recently deleted messages.

Here’s how these new features work.

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Get to Know the System Settings App on macOS Ventura

There are lots of settings, preferences, and options on the Mac, and many of these settings are organized in one app: System Settings. You can access this app from the Apple menu, and it offers a plethora of options for customizing your Mac’s environment, and many of its features.

The System Settings app is new in macOS Ventura; since the early days of Mac OS X, it was called System Preferences. While the new System Settings app includes everything that was in System Preferences, its organization is different.

In this article, I’m going to show you how to use the System Settings app and how to change some essential settings for your Mac.

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