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Reclaim Local Storage Space by Removing iCloud Drive Downloads

With iCloud Drive, Apple provides an Optimize Mac Storage checkbox that, when checked, stores the full contents of iCloud Drive on the Mac only if there’s enough space. However, you may wish to recover local storage space without selecting that ...

Data Breach Victims Get More Spam And Phishing Emails

Do you feel as though you get a lot of spam mail? If so, you should know that you actually get almost a hundred times more than what you think you're getting. ...

What Are Those Orange and Green Dots in Your iPhone’s Status Bar?

In iOS 14 and iPadOS 14, Apple added two new status indicators to the right side of the status bar at the top of the screen. They’re designed to give you feedback about what an app is doing. An orange ...

Apple M1 Macs Are Not Immune To Malware

Patrick Wardle is a legend in the Apple ecosystem, and one of the best independent security researchers out there. Not long ago, he sang Apple's praises for the security of their M1 ...

Some MacBook Pros May Have Battery Charging Issue

Do you own a MacBook Pro, purchased between 2016 and 2017? Has the battery been acting up and refusing to hold a charge beyond 1 percent? If you've ruled out issues with ...

This WordPress Plugin May Have Exposed Websites To Hacks

Is your company's website built around WordPress? It wouldn't be much of a surprise if that were the case. 24As the most popular platform on the web, there are tens of millions ...

New Security Vulnerability Affects Current Mac OS Users

Not long ago, a critical flaw in Linux SUDO was discovered and is being tracked as CVE-2021-3156. Given the nickname "Baron Samedit," it's a flaw in a Unix program that allows system ...

With New Update iPhone Adds iMessage Security Feature

Do you have a favorite app you use for chatting or for keeping in touch with family and friends? Most people have a go-to app that serves as their first choice, and ...

Keep Your Mac Quiet at Night and During Presentations with Do Not Disturb

We’re all accustomed to the Do Not Disturb feature on our iPhones since they’re with us for most of the day and often spend the night next to the bed. But Apple long ago added Do Not Disturb to the ...

Forget Adobe Acrobat: Preview May Be All You Need to Work with PDFs

We regularly hear from people who think they need Adobe Acrobat DC to manipulate PDFs. Don’t misunderstand: Adobe Acrobat is the gold standard, but it’s complicated and expensive—$14.99 per month or as part of Creative Cloud for $52.99 per month. ...

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