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Monday, April 16, 2012

Apple Releases Flashback Removal Tool

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple Software (OS X)" @ 01:30 PM

http://www.macworld.com/article/116...l#lsrc.rss_main

"Still stressed about the Flashback Trojan horse, that insidious bit of Mac malware that has infected hundreds of thousands of computers?"

Well, if you were waiting for Apple to come out with something to fix it instead of going at it yourself, your wait is over. Apple released their own tool called the "Flashback Malware Removal Tool" which will remove the "most common" variants of the virus.


Friday, September 2, 2011

No More A-List From AT&T

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad" @ 10:00 AM

http://www.electronista.com/article...alling.feature/

"AT&T took another feature away Thursday after a new memo uncovered that it was dropping its A-List feature. Starting immediately, new customers won't have the option of picking five or ten friends for unlimited calling. Existing customers will still keep the feature, but Engadget noted that switching from individual to family plans or the reverse might remove the feature."

According to AT&T, the Mobile to Any Mobile feature takes the place of this A-List option. I suppose, but if you had a business or school on your list, then that wouldn't be mobile to mobile would it? AT&T probably found this might not have been a good move so now for new customers they aren't going to offer it any longer, much like taking away the unlimited data plans. But at least by giving up unlimited you got the ability to tether your iPhone. Oh yea, that should have been an option anyway. What are your thoughts?


Friday, August 19, 2011

Backup iTunes Library to Disc... Well, Actually No You Can't...

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple Software (OS X)" @ 09:38 AM

http://www.cultofmac.com/apple-quie...t=Google+Reader

"When Apple finally rolls out the iCloud this fall, you'll be able to backup all of your music on Apple's own iTunes servers through iTunes Match. If iTunes Match recognizes your tracks, it'll automatically mirror them in the cloud; otherwise, you'll be able to manually upload them. If you ever have a devastating system crash, you'll be able to just slurp them all down again."

Ah the good old days, when you could back up your library to CDs or DVDs, at least the good old days if you have upgraded to iTunes 10.4. This feature was dropped, so your only options are to backup to a hard drive or some cloud service. Everything is going to the cloud these days. I never used this feature, but I hate it on principle when things are taken away as an option. What are your thoughts about this being removed?


Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Apple Support Document Posted to Detail Mac Defender Removal

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple Software (OS X)" @ 08:13 PM

http://www.appleinsider.com/article...er_malware.html

"Apple has posted a support document explaining how to "avoid or remove" Mac Defender and stated it would release an update to Mac OS X to automatically find and remove the malware."

You can find out what Apple says at the support document site here, but basically they describe Mac Defender as a phishing scam using redirects to trick you into believing your computer has a virus. Then you get conned into buying a product to remove the virus only to find out that they never had a virus in the first place, or at least I would hope they find out they got conned. The support document details steps on removal of this crap, or you can wait until the OS X update that will be coming out "soon" that will find and remove this malware and others like it for you.


Thursday, January 7, 2010

AppZapper 2.0.1

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple Software (OS X)" @ 09:00 AM

"Everybody loves the drag and drop nature of OS X. Drag an app into your applications folder, and it's installed. You'd think it would be that easy to delete an app - just a matter of dragging it to the trash. But it's not."

Well now it got easier with the release of AppZapper 2.0.1, available now for $12.95 USD. Seems like a pretty handy program, just drag one or more apps onto AppZapper, it finds all the associated files and then you delete with one click. This does require OS X 10.6 or higher, but on their website you have the option of getting previous versions if you are still using older versions of OS X. There is also a write up about this release on the TUAW site


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