Security Tip: Encrypt with FileVault

Security Tip: Encrypt with FileVault

May 13, 2013 in Tips & Tricks by Bob Faulhaber

Do you need to secure and protect files on your Mac? FileVault is a built-in app that is integrated with the Mountain Lion operating system and allows you to easily encrypt your data.

Tips & Tricks: How to Maximize Your MacBook’s Battery Life

Tips & Tricks: How to Maximize Your MacBook’s Battery Life

December 19, 2011 in Tips & Tricks by Bob Faulhaber

Today’s Mac laptops gives you the power of a desktop, allowing you to take that power on the road and work remotely. However as with any laptop you are often limited by the battery life of the laptop, especially if you are away from an AC power source, such as on a plane.

There are a few tips and tricks that you will allow you to maximize the battery life and allow you to get that last minute report done before your flight lands.

Review: Snapheal v1.0

Review: Snapheal v1.0

December 14, 2011 in Reviews by Bob Faulhaber

Snapheal is a new image editing application, from MacPhun LLC, for OS X that simplifies the touch-up and editing of your photos using a simple, straight-forward interface. The interface along with the application’s graphics engine gives the user a robust tool set that will allow anyone to do professional photo editing.

Review: Rubbernet

Review: Rubbernet

December 7, 2011 in Reviews by Bob Faulhaber

Did you ever want to know which applications are using your Internet connection? How about how much data is being uploaded or downloaded during a period of time? Well, Rubbernet can provide you with that information quickly and easily.

How-To: Disable Carrier IQ Tracking on Your iPhone

How-To: Disable Carrier IQ Tracking on Your iPhone

December 1, 2011 in How-To by Bob Faulhaber

Carrier IQ provides telemetry and analytics to cellular carriers and manufacturers, and according to the company itself, its software is preinstalled on over 141 million phones, including the iPhone. Is this spyware and what information is it sending? And how do you disable it from sending information?

Steve Jobs 1955-2011

October 5, 2011 in Featured, News by Bob Faulhaber

Steve Jobs, former Apple CEO, passed away today after a long battle with pancreatic cancer

Here is the statement from Apple:

Mac OS X 10.7: Downloading the OS X Lion Installer

Mac OS X 10.7: Downloading the OS X Lion Installer

August 26, 2011 in Tips & Tricks by Bob Faulhaber

If you have already upgraded your computer to OS X Lion, but forgot to save a copy of the installer to create a bootable installer, you are not alone. Having a bootable installer allows you to quickly and easily rebuild your system in the event of an incident without having to install Snow Leopard from disk and then upgrading using the Mac App Store. Well, there’s an easy way to get that installer and burn an installer disk, giving you that warm and fuzzy feeling.

Tips and Tricks: Hard Reset the iPad/iPad2

Tips and Tricks: Hard Reset the iPad/iPad2

August 22, 2011 in Tips & Tricks by Bob Faulhaber

Have you ever gotten that “iTunes could not back up the iPad because a session could not be started with the iPad” or “iTunes could not sync information to the iPad because another sync session was already running” error message when attempting to sync your iPad? You are not alone and there is usually an easy fix to the problem.

Essentials: Are your Mac Malware Definitions Up To Date?

Essentials: Are your Mac Malware Definitions Up To Date?

June 6, 2011 in Essentials by Bob Faulhaber

Well, it was bound to happen. Malware has discovered the Mac and OS X with the Mac Defender trojan. Apple has responded quickly and is now pushing updates. Do you know if you have the latest definitions file? Here’s an easy way to check.

Review: PhotoPal for iPad

Review: PhotoPal for iPad

January 26, 2011 in Reviews by Bob Faulhaber

Yes, I know the iPad doesn’t have a camera. So, why would you need a photo editing app? Well, if you like to carry all or a portion of your photo library on the iPad, like I do, you now have the ability to easily work with your photos using PhotoPal from MacPhun.

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