Ransomware & Spyware Targets Apple’s Mac Computers With Apple’s market share growing, it is fair to assume cyber criminals will broaden their hacking horizons beyond Windows PCs. Recently, ransomware was found targeting Mac computers. Ransomware, or the malicious software that encrypts user data and demands payment in order for the user to regain access, has […]
Apple has been criticized with their strict regulations for getting apps approved for their app store. However, it was recently reported by Fortune that the Apple App Store has been filled with malicious apps, just in time for the holiday shopping season. Some of the malicious apps include falsified versions of the Dollar Tree, Nordstrom’s […]
Apple was targeted over the weekend with ransomware hidden in a popular program…
Microsoft employees extend a holiday olive branch to their neighbors at an Apple store.
A long time Microsoft loyalist shares his thoughts on The Steve Jobs movie.
Charlie Rose of 60 Minutes recently talked with Bill Gates about his final visit with Steve Jobs
I have also never written a piece like this about Apple but after watching the live blogs of the iPhone5 announcement yesterday and some of the video from the event I wanted to share some thoughts/observations.
Very entertaining look at the world of an Apple fanatic.
Leo Watson at digitaltrends.com offers a compelling confession of a former Mac user and his transition back to the PC.
What did we learn from the Orbitz revelation that Mac users spend an average $20 more a night on hotel stays than PC users? Well, a lot we already knew.
Yesterday, Microsoft unveiled its latest foray into the tablet space with Surface for Windows RT, a tablet operating system, and Surface for Windows 8 Pro, the company’s next-gen computer operating system.
You buy a PC. There is crapware all over it. Unwanted trial programs slow your brand new system to a crawl. We’re talking about the programs installed by the OEMs, you know, HP, Sony, Dell, those guys. The programs we’re talking about are the trial office and antivirus, games and photo albums. You name it and it’s there. You don’t need it and you shouldn’t want it.
As Apple basked in its off-the-charts quarterly results, some interesting discussions about converging PCs and tablets cropped up.
Approximately 300,000 Macs in the United States and 600,000 globally have been infected with Flashback trojan, according to Russian Security firm Doctor Web.
Over the years I’ve attended a number of conferences and panels on what originally was called Spyware and Adware. I think we’ve finally settled on using the term Malware for any kind of spyware, virus, Trojan horse or any kind of unwanted computer invasion. I fondly remember my first conference in Washington DC which included panel discussions like “What is Spyware”.
The new ‘new’ iPad was launched a few weeks ago and for those that are still on the fence or are looking for more info on what this tablet offers then you are in luck. We decided to put together a comprehensive guide on the new iPad so you will know what you are getting into or upgrading to.
A self professed Apple fan and MAC user confesses his love for Windows 8.
A comparision between the Samsung Galaxy Note and the iPhone 4S.
If anything is guaranteed to get the tech world buzzing it is a new release from the guys at Apple. The next big event on the cards for 2012 is the launch of the next generation iPad. Here we go again!
When you ask about photo management for your iPhone pictures on your Windows 7 computer, well, you’re opening up the proverbial can of worms.
I’ve been reading about the privacy mess surrounding Carrier IQ, a company that apparently supplies diagnostic software for cellphones, and am anxious about my privacy. I have an iPhone and Apple has variously said that they have it, that they don’t have it any more, and that they still have it but are going to remove the Carrier IQ utility. What’s the story and how can I disable it on my new iPhone 4s?
The iPad is a great tablet, but it’s not the only tablet. While there was a time where it was the only high-performance tablet on the market, that time has passed. There are now a number of high-powered tablets running Android. We even did a comparison between the iPad and the Kindle Fire last week. These tablets include premium specs such as 10-inch screens, dual-core processors and overall solid hardware. If the iPad just isn’t for you, a number of these tablets could fit your needs. Here, we take a look at the top 5 iPad competitors to keep an eye on this holiday season.
Jobs was brilliant, tyrannical, funny, driven and many other things that typify game-changers. He will be endlessly eulogized over coming days and weeks and written about for years and decades. What I can uniquely offer are a few encounters I had with Jobs and the perspective of someone who has covered computers and IT since January, 1980.
When I reflect upon myself honestly, I believe that I will always be a Windows user or to put it more bluntly, I don’t think that I will ever purchase an Apple computer. Here is my rational. I am curious whether others might feel the same way.
Combine movies into a video playlist and remotely control a Windows PC.
Backing up your iTunes music library is essential if you love your music collection.
It’s “common knowledge” that Mac users don’t have to worry about all those pesky security issues that plague PC people, right?
“I’ve purchased a bunch of music from iTunes and have enjoyed listening to them on my computer. But my portable music player is not an Apple iPod, so I can’t take my songs with me. Is there any way I can get around this unfair restriction and convert my Itunes tracks to good old MP3?”
First the iPhone comes out as the first of a slew of smart phones, and many pundits and industry observers forecasted the death of the PC. Now there is a tablet tsunami, and the entire world is in a frenzy about the ultimate demise of our great friend and companion, the trusty computer. Well, the death of the PC is greatly exaggerated. Worse yet, for some reason, the exageration seems to be willful and intentional. What do they have against the good old PC anyhow? I have no idea, but let me debunk this nonsense.
Some people got very upset at me when I said the iPad, and even the iPhone is a computer. They are certainly more powerful than my first computer.
By Bob Rankin
“I love watching movies and TV on my PC, but it would be really cool to beam them over to my 50-inch HDTV. I’m just confused by all the different hardware and software options for making it happen. What do you suggest for streaming online video content to my TV set?”
Chris does a head-to-head iPad 1 vs. iPad 2 comparison, find out which Apple tablet is better?
By Steve Bass
Have $100 to burn? (Gawd, I certainly don’t.) If you do, splurge on iGrill’s fancy probe. It’s another thing specially designed for Apple aficionados.
Earlier this month InformationWeek ran a piece describing how Goldman Sachs expects tablet sales to cannibalize PC sales at a rate of 33% to 35%.
Great copy but I don’t think we’ll see anything like that. Especially since there are no tablet sitting on shelves, with the exception of iPad.
Let me know what you think.
Ever since I was a kid, I have loved music. All types of music. You name it, and I got it. Blues, Jazz, Rock, Easy Listening, Gospel, Country, Soul, Rap, Funk, Latin, Brazilian. At this point in my life, I have a monster music collection. But this is not about my musical tastes, this is about my iPod. Or I should say iPods.
By John Dodge
Verizon, which offers more Smartphones or cell phones for that matter, added the Droid X to its expanding stable of hot Android phones.
iPhone4 sales and complaints soar!
DON’T TOUCH IT! Obviously just purchasing a special dock for your iPhone isn’t enough. Now it seems that on the go users will need special tools for holding their phone during calls. This will result in flurry of strategy meetings for less competent engineers of Droid and Mobile Windows devices.
Pesky Apple continues to lead the way
By Harry McCracken
The first few years of PC history were its stone ageâ€“the era when any signs of life whatsoever were history-making. The period from 1985 to the present, as amazing as itâ€™s been, has been one of consistency and compatibility. Which is why I think of 1980-1985 as the most interesting half-decade in PC history. Almost every new system (including some that debuted in 1979) was still an experimentâ€“and even flops could be fascinating. Herewith a gallery of notable examples, illustrated with evocative drawings from Google Patents.
The results of our February and March 2007 Vista Survey are in. Our initial analysis of the survey data is found below.
In summary, the results of our survey are generally not good news for Microsoft. While Microsoft’s ‘The “Wow” starts now’ tag line for Vista marketing focuses attention to its visual and graphic capabilities, the software giant appears to have under-estimated the importance of marketing the more tangible benefits that PC users want or expect. Our survey results indicate a significant amount of uncertainty or confusion by PC users as to the benefits of upgrading to Vista.