This year has seen numerous security breaches at the root infrastructure of Web privacy and security. How can regular users protect themselves? Glenn Fleishman has some expert suggestions.
When Apple announced the new AirDrop file-sharing technology in Lion, it said only some Macs could use it. But one Hints reader found a workaround that lets it work on any Mac with Lion and a network connection.
This scanning program is dedicated to rooting out personal information cached without encryption anywhere on your computer's internal and attached disks. It can also securely delete, encrypt, or move files with troubling personal details.
While not without some rough edges that need improving, this mobile terminal app is a good choice if you need to make an SSH terminal connection from your iPhone or iPad.
Lion's AirDrop feature makes sharing files between computers as simple as drag-and-drop. Here's what's going on behind the scenes to make that magic happens.
You can only download Lion through the Mac App Store. But if you've got a slow Internet connection or caps on how much data you can download, Apple offers a solution -- download the OS X update at one of its retail stores. Glenn Fleishman went to a store in Seattle to see how smooth the process went.
While it would undoubtedly be handy to connect from your iPad to a Mac at home or the office, actually doing so isn't always easy. Glenn Fleishman recommends two apps that'll get you connected with the least fuss.
This security alarm utility, which works in conjunction with a free mobile app and website, has a lot of elegance to its approach, and requires little in the way of configuration or fuss. Witness provides an easy way to layer the potential of catching a thief in the act and recovering stolen property without requiring much in the way of management.
Whether you need to run a Mac app or fetch a file, it can be handy to connect to a remote Mac from your iPad. Here's how.
As soon as you open Maps, your iPhone figures out where you are, right? Not exactly. Glenn Fleishman explains how Apple uses cell towers and Wi-Fi to speed up GPS fixes.
Apple's recent iOS 4.3 update adds Bluetooth tethering to every iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad capable of running that version of the mobile operating system. This lets any of those devices obtain an Internet connection from an iPhone with its sharing feature enabled. Glenn Fleishman shows you how it's done and tells you why you'd want to do it.
Dropbox has made online storage commonplace; many of us now keep copies of our files up there in the cloud. But what happens when you want to share files among multiple users--co-workers, say, or clients? There are online storage services that'll help, but they vary widely in how well they do it.
This online storage service works fine for informal use, but its relative paucity of storage and inability to retain earlier versions of files makes it less attractive for groups.
This blogging app is most useful when you need to post something without a computer handy, and want to take advantage of mobile features. If you have a full browser, though, the app is no replacement.
Glenn Fleishman does a little detective work to figure out why an Android smartphone can't connect to the software base station on a MacBook Pro.