Intego Mac Podcast, Episode #272: Top 10 Security and Privacy Tips for Apple Users

There are some basic tips that can help you enhance the security and privacy of your Apple devices. We go over a list of ten top tips that you might want to look into as a New Year’s resolution.

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10 Things You Can Do to Improve Your Security and Privacy on Your Mac, iPhone, or iPad

So much information about you is stored digitally: your identity, your finances, your health, and much more. And all of this information is either stored on or accessible from your computing devices: your Mac, iPhone, and iPad.

There are many threats to your security and privacy when using these devices, and, fortunately, there are many features built into these devices and their operating systems to help keep your data private. But it’s important to know about these features, how to enable them, and how to use them.

In this article, I’ll look at ten things you can do to improve your security and privacy on your Apple devices.

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Intego Mac Podcast, Episode #271: Stalkerware, Gatekeeper Vulnerabilities, and No Mac Pro for Christmas

Commercial stalkerware can record everything on a victim’s iPhone; yet another Gatekeeper bypass shows that even Lockdown Mode isn’t impermeable; and Apple hasn’t transitioned all its Macs to its own processors: the Mac Pro still hasn’t made the change.

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Apple Freeform Lets You Brainstorm and Collaborate on Mac, iPad, and iPhone

Apple hasn’t launched a totally new type of app in a long time. This week’s operating system updates – iOS and iPadOS 16.2, and macOS Ventura 13.1 – include Freeform, Apple’s app “designed for creative brainstorming and collaboration.” Here’s how you can use Freeform to brainstorm, develop projects, and collaborate with others.

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Intego Mac Podcast, Episode #270: Apple’s Advanced Data Protection

Apple has released a slew of updates and new features for most of its operating systems. We’ll take a look at some of the highlights including Apple’s Advanced Data Protection.

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Intego Mac Podcast, Episode #269: Find My Finds More

We discuss several stories about Apple’s Find My app: when it goes terribly wrong, how stalkers are using it, and how you can now ping an AirTag from your Mac. We also warn about prolific new email scams, discuss Apple’s new karaoke feature, and more.

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Intego Mac Podcast, Episode #268: The “Secret” Apple Tax

There’s more news about Twitter, as Elon Musk has called out the “secret” Apple tax of 30% that large developers pay, that wasn’t so secret. We also look at the various types of drives that you can use to back up your Mac: hard drives, SSDs, and NASs.

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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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