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How to Select the Best External Hard Drive for macOS Time Machine Backups

Time Machine lets Mac users easily backup their computer. In this tutorial, learn how to pick a drive and perform your backups automatically. Time Machine is a tried-and-true solution for backing up macOS desktops and laptops. It was introduced in 2007 with Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard, and since then, . . . Read more

Apple Security Update Fixes Zero-Day Webkit Exploits

Apple recommends users update to iOS 17.1.2, iPadOS 17.1.2 and macOS 14.1.2. Google’s Threat Analysis Group discovered these security bugs. Apple has patched two zero-day vulnerabilities affecting iOS, iPadOS and macOS; users are advised to update to iOS 17.1.2, iPadOS 17.1.2 and macOS 14.1.2. The vulnerabilities were discovered by Google’s . . . Read more

How to Split Screen on macOS, iPadOS, Windows and Chrome OS Using Keyboard Shortcuts

A visual guide to the keys to press to quickly snap a window to one side — ordered from easiest to most difficult to perform. Lots of tech tasks benefit from side-by-side apps or browser windows. Selecting a system? Take notes in one app with technical specs displayed in another. . . . Read more

How to Disable the Creation of .DS_Store Files on Network, Removable Media Locations From a Mac

.DS_Store files can pollute the network and removable storage for non-Mac users. Learn what these files do and how to disable them. If you’ve used a Mac for long enough, you know that when you create folders on macOS, the system automatically creates .DS_Store — or Desktop Services Store — . . . Read more

How to Use Finder to Search the Current Folder on Your Mac Instead of This Mac

Searching in the Finder is the first step to, well, find things on your Mac. Learn the ins and outs of searching for files on your Mac in this article. When you search for a file on a Mac using Spotlight, Finder or another window with a search field, the . . . Read more

Apple Vulnerability Can Expose iOS and macOS Passwords, Safari Browsing History

This Safari vulnerability has not been exploited in the wild. Apple offers a mitigation, but the fix needs to be enabled manually. Image: ink drop/Adobe Stock Security researchers from three universities have discovered a major vulnerability in Apple’s iOS and macOS, including the Safari browser. The vulnerability, which the researchers . . . Read more

How to Change Your AirDrop Name on iPhone, iPad and Mac

AirDropping files to others means following the first etiquette rule: ensuring your name is both professional and accurate so it’s easy to find it in a list of nearby devices. AirDrop is a very useful and safe feature that enables instant exchange of files and data between Apple devices. It . . . Read more

How to Compare the Contents of Local & Remote Files With the Help of SSH

This is a step-by-step guide on how to compare the contents of local and remote files with the help of SSH. Watch the companion video tutorial by Jack Wallen. [embedded content] Have you ever needed to compare the contents of a local and remote file without having to copy the . . . Read more

XLoader Malware Variant Targets MacOS Disguised as OfficeNote App

A new variant of malware called XLoader is targeting macOS users. XLoader’s execution, functionalities and distribution are detailed. Image: Sashkin/Adobe Stock A new report from cybersecurity company SentinelOne shows how the XLoader malware evolved. This information stealer malware has targeted macOS since 2015, but it was recently updated. It now . . . Read more