Glenn FleishmanSenior Contributor, Macworld

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Glenn Fleishman is the author of A Practical Guide to Networking, Privacy and Security in iOS 9 (October 2015), and a senior contributor to Macworld, where he writes the Private I and Mac 911 columns. He is also a regular contributor to the Economist and Fast Company, and an editor at The Wirecutter.

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Find My iPhone comes to the rescue

Apple's lost device system delivers the goods in this short story of a missing bag.

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Photo thumbnails on your Mac turned to black? Here's a fix

A reader finds her photo thumbnails are black rectangles instead of little images. How can this be fixed?

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Hands-on with Disk Utility in El Capitan: Tool for storage devices gets a facelift

A utility you hope rarely to need gets a complete overhaul, omitting familiar features and making some actions easier to carry out.


Gatekeeper bypass in OS X relies on renaming an app

A researcher finds that Apple lets signed Mac software launch other downloaded apps without a Gatekeeper warning, allowing a potential malware bypass.

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Podcast 476: Please don’t squeeze the iPhone

Glenn is joined by Jason Snell to discuss the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus and El Capitan, all of which Jason reviewed for Macworld.

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How to modify System Integrity Protection in El Capitan

Some software you may know and lean on won't work in El Capitan due to a new security feature that locks down system files and directories. Here's how to modify that.

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How to merge large iPhoto and Photos libraries

How can you take two photo libraries, one created for iPhoto and one for Photos, with duplicates removed and merge them?

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XcodeGhost: App Store malware shows the weakest links and Apple’s advantage

The first widespread introduction of malware to the App Store turned out relatively benign. It shows the soft spots in Apple’s security chain.

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Who owns which apps you’ve installed in iOS? A better answer

A better answer to a perplexing and annoying iOS problem in which you're queried to enter a password for an app installed from someone else's account.

Podcast 475: Kids and technology go together like PB&J

Glenn and Susie are joined by Macworld columnist Lisa Schmeiser for a discussion about parenting young kids in the age of social media and omnipresent screens.

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How to search special characters in Pages 5

Pages 5 seems to have lost the ability to search for tabs, line endings, and other invisible characters. But it's still there; it's just a pain to do it.

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How iOS 9 content blockers can help you stay secure

With the focus on suppressing ads with content-blocking Safari extensions, security may have taken a backseat. There's a lot to mine there.

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Comparing iCloud's new lower prices to the competition

Cheaper iCloud storage prices just went into effect, making the service more competitive with Dropbox, Amazon Cloud Drive, Microsoft OneDrive, and Google Drive.

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Find out which iOS app is requesting your Apple ID password

A reader let a friend manually install an app on his iPhone. Years later, it started asking for a password—but which app.

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Hands-on with content blocking Safari extensions in iOS 9

iOS 9 brings Safari filters that can block ads, trackers, video, popups, and more. Here's how to choose a content blocker and set it up.