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Google Begs Apple to Replace iMessage with RCS – Intego Mac Podcast Episode 252

Google has launched a campaign to try to pressure Apple to adopt a messaging standard that is more amenable to Android users, but this is far more self-serving than it first appears. Also, we look at how Amazon wants to map your home with Roomba robot vacuum cleaners. UPDATE: Investigation report about the abuse of the Mac Appstore – Apple removed all
Publish At:2022-08-11 07:33 | Read:100 | Comments:0 | Tags:Intego Mac Security Podcast Intego Mac Podcast

Tom Cruise and the Leap Second – Intego Mac Podcast Episode 251

Tom Cruise and the Leap Second – Intego Mac Podcast Episode 251Tom Cruise is showing up everywhere: landing his helicopter in an English family’s garden; interrupting hikers and leaping off a cliff; and even in deepfake videos. We also look at the leap second, and how taking away one second in time could wreak havoc on computers. ‘Tom Cruis
Publish At:2022-08-04 07:33 | Read:229 | Comments:0 | Tags:Intego Mac Security Podcast Intego Mac Podcast

Is Your Car the Next Security Risk? – Intego Mac Podcast Episode 250

Cars are the next target for hackers; we look at vulnerabilities in standalone GPS devices, and we also discuss how Honda shrugged when presented with security vulnerabilities. We also go over the recent Apple operating system updates, and look at how Content Caching on a Mac may prevent security updates from being installed automatically. CVE-2022-32839 
Publish At:2022-07-28 07:32 | Read:329 | Comments:0 | Tags:Intego Mac Security Podcast Intego Mac Podcast security

Apple’s New M2 MacBook Air – Intego Mac Podcast Episode 249

Apple’s new M2 MacBook Air is the first change in the popular laptop’s form factor since its introduction in 2008. We also look at a change in Facebook’s tracking URLs, and how running ChromeOS could bring an old Mac back to life. Facebook has started to encrypt links to counter privacy-improving URL Stripping Spending on Apps Overtakes Ga
Publish At:2022-07-21 07:32 | Read:246 | Comments:0 | Tags:Intego Mac Security Podcast Intego Mac Podcast MacBook Air

Lockdown Mode – Intego Mac Podcast Episode 248

Apple has announced a new extra-protection security feature called Lockdown Mode, which will protect those at high risk from hackers. We explain why this is a great bundle of security features that you can enable with a single click. New working speculative execution attack “Retbleed” sends Intel and AMD scramblingMicrosoft makes course reversal, allows Offi
Publish At:2022-07-14 07:32 | Read:321 | Comments:0 | Tags:Intego Mac Security Podcast Intego Mac Podcast

Prime Day Shopping Safety Tips – Intego Mac Podcast Episode 247

Amazon Prime Day is next week, and we offer some tips on buying securely. We also explain how you can run Windows 11 on your Mac for free. Target, Walmart, and more stores will run alternative Prime Day sales in July. Here’s a rundown of what to expectCamelCamelCamelPricePulseCaution! These Black Friday “deals” may be bad for your securityApple’s Plann
Publish At:2022-07-07 07:32 | Read:447 | Comments:0 | Tags:Intego Mac Security Podcast Intego Mac Podcast

The iPhone at 15 – Intego Mac Podcast Episode 246

We look at this week’s security news, then we reminisce about 15 years of the iPhone, which went on sale on June 29, 2007. It’s been an interesting ride so far. A wide range of routers are under attack by new, unusually sophisticated malware ZuoRATHertzbleed: A new vulnerability in Intel and AMD CPUs lets hackers steal encryption keysOpenSSL 3.0.
Publish At:2022-06-30 07:32 | Read:417 | Comments:0 | Tags:Intego Mac Security Podcast Intego Mac Podcast iPhone

Everything You Can Do with iCloud – Intego Mac Podcast Episode 245

We also talk about a new phishing scam, how the Strava fitness app is causing problems for the Israeli military, some new Windows feature that copy Apple, and the end of captchas. Then we take a deep dive into iCloud, looking at the many features available with your iCloud account. iOS 16 Will Let iPhone Users Bypass CAPTCHAs in Supported Apps and WebsitesFi
Publish At:2022-06-23 11:29 | Read:378 | Comments:0 | Tags:Intego Mac Security Podcast iCloud Intego Mac Podcast Cloud

Apple’s Planned Obsolescence – Intego Mac Podcast Episode 244

We look at how Apple’s planned obsolescence means that many devices won’t be compatible with this fall’s new operating systems; even devices that are being sold right now.EU Reaches Agreement to Force iPhone and AirPods to Adopt USB-C by Fall 2024 USB-C and Thunderbolt: Understanding Ports and Cables for Macs and iPads Germany launches anti
Publish At:2022-06-16 04:42 | Read:645 | Comments:0 | Tags:Intego Mac Security Podcast Intego Mac Podcast

Waiting for WWDC – Intego Mac Podcast Episode 242

As we await next week’s Worldwide Developer Conference, we discuss what Apple may present. We also look at a clever method hackers are using to steal WhatsApp accounts, remind users to update Zoom, and examine why Apple has earned the third-highest gaming revenue in 2021.iCloud Time Machine for Mac & new AirPort routers pop out of rumor mill ̵
Publish At:2022-06-02 08:39 | Read:465 | Comments:0 | Tags:Intego Mac Security Podcast Intego Mac Podcast

Ellie’s Data Auction – Intego Mac Podcast Episode 241

Apple’s recent iPhone privacy ad features an auction of Ellie’s data. We look at the ad and discuss the points Apple makes, and explains how they matter, and when they aren’t enough. We also talk about Apple’s home repair program, new app subscription rules, and an Instagram account hack.Apple Shipped Me A 79-Pound iPhone Repair Kit T
Publish At:2022-05-26 04:52 | Read:454 | Comments:0 | Tags:Intego Mac Security Podcast Intego Mac Podcast

The Pros and Cons of Sideloading Apps on iOS – Intego Mac Podcast Episode 240

Apple claims that they need the App Store to ensure that iOS devices are safe. The company claims that sideloading, or installing apps from other sources, is dangerous. Yet this is what we have always done on the Mac. We take a deep dive into the pros and cons of sideloading on iPhones and iPads.We need app store competition, not Apple’s 1960s-style paternal
Publish At:2022-05-19 08:39 | Read:600 | Comments:0 | Tags:Intego Mac Security Podcast Intego Mac Podcast IOS

Requiem for the iPod – Intego Mac Podcast Episode 239

Apple has discontinued the last iPod, the iPod touch. We discuss some of the history of the iPod, and look at 17 reasons who you should use an iPod touch. We also look at the new FIDO initiative, which allows your phone to replace passwords, and we discuss AirTag false alarms. AirTags are sending a new kind of false alarm, report saysGoogle lines up with App
Publish At:2022-05-12 08:39 | Read:640 | Comments:0 | Tags:Intego Mac Security Podcast Intego Mac Podcast iPod

Apple AirTags: One Year On – Intego Mac Podcast Episode 238

Apple has provided some clarification to its plan to remove old and in the way apps from the App Store. Microsoft has been working on a VPN that isn’t a VPN it works a little differently from Apple’s VPN that isn’t a VPN. And it’s been a year since Apple released Air Tags… It hasn’t exactly been smooth sailing, but if thir
Publish At:2022-05-05 04:34 | Read:1333 | Comments:0 | Tags:Intego Mac Security Podcast AirTags Intego Mac Podcast

Get Ready to Repair Your Own iPhone! – Intego Mac Podcast Episode 237

Apple is making the tools and documents needed for iPhone repairs available to users in the US. Are you ready to repair your own iPhone? Removing outdated apps is now a trend as Apple joins Google and begins removing older software from the app store. Apple may be forced by EU regulators to open up iMessage. And we’ll discuss understanding USB-C and Th
Publish At:2022-04-28 04:34 | Read:1061 | Comments:0 | Tags:Intego Mac Security Podcast iMessage Intego Mac Podcast iPho

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