macOS 11 Big Sur has thrown a cryptographically signed monkey wrench into the inner workings of backup apps that make bootable duplicates. There are now workarounds, and Apple promises to fix the necessary underlying tool, but Adam Engst suggests that we need to rethink the role bootable duplicates play in a modern backup strategy.
Jeff Porten closes his CES 2021 coverage with a first-ever deep dive into the annual Innovation Awards given out by the Consumer Technology Association. The range is impressive, but which of these products would you actually use?
Malwarebytes Labs has published its annual report on the state of malware in the computer industry, with a section focusing on the Mac. The good news is that the number of malware detections is down 38% and very little detected Mac malware is dangerous; the bad news is that Apple’s security enhancements have made it harder to remove potentially unwanted programs (PUPs).
Mike Masnick of TechDirt explains why everyone is mad at Facebook for cutting off links to Australian news sites, even though Australian publishers accused Facebook of taking advantage of them by linking to them.
With the latest release of the comprehensive Apple Platform Security guide, Apple has increased the guide’s scope and technical depth while revealing just how completely security has been integrated into the Apple ecosystem. Security Editor Rich Mogull takes a closer look at what vertical integration means for the present and future of Apple security.
The classic IBM Model M keyboard has been reborn in Kentucky, and you can even get one that’s customized for the Mac.
After several privacy controversies and pressure from the Electronic Frontier Foundation, Amazon is rolling out end-to-end encryption for its Ring video doorbells.
Backblaze has again released annual hard drive statistics that report on the company’s hard drive reliability stats for 2020. In spite of everything else that happened last year, hard drives became more reliable.
Wouldn’t it be nice to make videos with a camera that records both you and everything around you and allows you to edit all the footage together after the fact? That’s what the Insta360 ONE X2 steady cam enables, thanks to 360º filming and a powerful editing app.
Jeff Porten hits the startup breakout area of CES and reports back on a nifty IPad case, Mac SSD upgrades, 3-D-printed eyeglasses, immersion blenders for boats, more flying cars, and AR for motorcyclists, among other things.
If you initiate an upgrade to Big Sur from a previous version of macOS but don’t have sufficient free space—at least 35.5 GB—you could end up in a Boot Recovery Assistant loop that can be exceedingly difficult to escape. Never update macOS without enough space or a current backup!
If your 2016 or 2017 MacBook Pro won’t charge past 1%, Apple will replace the battery for free, and the company recommends installing macOS 11.2.1 Big Sur or macOS Catalina 10.15.7 Supplemental Update to prevent it from happening to other devices.
Bloomberg Businessweek has explored Tim Cook’s tenure at Apple, with insights on how he’s made the company more profitable and dominant—but also more reliant on China.
Apple has updated macOS 11 Big Sur to fix a single bug and block three security vulnerabilities. It’s not an urgent install for most people.
If you wear an Apple Watch, do you notice the Breathe notifications popping up when you want them the least? Thankfully, they’re easy to make less intrusive or turn off entirely.