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“Juice Jacking” Returns to the News but Still Hasn’t Happened

At WWDC, Apple announced new Macs and new features in the upcoming macOS Sonoma, iOS 17, iPadOS 17, watchOS 10, and tvOS 17. It also unveiled the Vision Pro mixed-reality headset, which offers a glimpse at Apple’s vision for the future of computing.

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“Juice Jacking” Returns to the News but Still Hasn’t Happened

Juice jacking—malware installation or data theft after you plug a phone into a public charger—is in the news again. While the recommended precautions aren’t onerous, there are no documented instances of juice jacking happening in the wild.

Make Sure to Back Up iPhone Photos on Your Mac

With new reports of iPhone theft victims being locked out of their iCloud accounts, it’s all the more important that you copy your iPhone photos to a Mac and then back up that Mac.

How Often Should Macs Be Replaced?

It’s a question as old as the personal computer. When should you replace your current Mac with a new model that’s faster and more capable? If money were no object, the answer would be easy—whenever you feel like it. For the rest of us, and particularly for organizations with multiple Macs and limited budgets, the question is harder to answer. But answer it we must because most of us can’t do our jobs without a Mac.

Protect your iPhone Passcode by Using Face ID or Touch ID

Although the chances of you falling prey to one of these attacks is vanishingly low, particularly if you don’t frequent urban bars or areas that suffer from snatch-and-run thefts, the consequences of a passcode theft are so severe that it’s worth taking steps to deter the malicious use of your passcode.

Database vs Spreadsheet: Which is best?

There is a common misconception that data tables (i.e. databases) and Excel spreadsheets work the same way, and are interchangeable. That is simply not true! Read on to find out why...

How to catch a phish

We get them all the time – suspicious emails, texts and voicemails – Do you know how to detect a phish without being caught? 

End of Year Organization

Take this opportunity to “sharpen the saw” i.e. Take time to renew and refresh your outlook. Your business and your mental stress will thank you.

Location Tracking

Did you know your devices (phones and tablets) are tracking your location and (most of the time) you have full control of it?