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Portable home directories and mobile user accounts with Sierra

  Apple published two articles about the state of portable home directories in Sierra: a knowledge base article about mobile user accounts and an institutional preparation guide for iOS 10 and Sierra…. Read more »

iPhone swollen battery

  The Samsung Note 7 has been making headlines due to its exploding batteries. In fact, today Samsung officially stopped production of the model. While Apple hasn’t experienced such a spectacular PR… Read more »

NIST SP 800-179: Securing Apple OS X 10.10 Systems

  I noticed that NIST recently published the Draft Special Publication 800-179: Guide to Securing Apple OS X 10.10 Systems for IT Professionals. I’m looking forward to reading it. The public comment… Read more »

Ditching Adobe Flash on the Mac

  While I’ve kept Flash updated religiously over the years, last month I finally reached the point where the plugin was adversely impacting my Mac Pro’s performance. So I uninstalled… Read more »

Quicken for Mac 2016 Review

  Intuit recently added online bill pay to Quicken for the Mac. Finally! I bought Quicken for the Mac 2016 without hesitation, as I can now avoid the daily chore… Read more »

iCloud Keychain vs. 1Password

  There are several password manager products available for the Mac and iOS. In this post, I’ll focus on iCloud Keychain (free) and 1Password 5 ($49.99 for the Mac app). There are other… Read more »

Little Snitch first impressions

I started using Little Snitch (version 3.5.1) a couple of weeks ago. It’s software firewall for the Mac, with a primary focus on outbound connections. This is also known as… Read more »

FaceTime microphone input bug

  Yosemite introduced a bug that impacts a relatively small group of Mac users, including myself. I use a Mac Pro with a Logitech USB webcam. Mac Pros don’t have a built-in… Read more »

Time Warner Cable modem rental fee part 2

  Back in 2012, I discussed Time Warner Cable’s newly instituted modem rental fee. Back then the fee was $3.95 per month. I just opened my January 2015 Time Warner bill, and… Read more »

Workaround for Outlook.com IMAP double sent messages

Ever since Outlook.com (formerly Hotmail) has offered IMAP, it has had an annoying bug when used with the Mac Mail application. Two copies of each message are stored in the… Read more »