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Five free OS X data encryption utilities

Here are five ways to secure the data on your Mac using both built-in tools and third-party utilities. All of these are robust tools that can thwart both casual snoopers and hardcore hackers. And on top of that, they won't cost you a dime.

February 17, 2015 by

Latest OS share data shows Windows still dominating in PCs

The latest monthly OS share numbers from NetMarketShare show few surprises. XP continues to slide, Windows 8 is very slowly gaining traction, and Microsoft still dominates usage in the declining market for traditional PCs. But the numbers show a few unexpected trends.

April 1, 2013 by

Truphone to cut call costs from BlackBerry 10 devices

VoIP specialist Truphone is working on an app for the BlackBerry 10 platform that will allow users to make international phone calls and send text messages for only one-tenth of the normal cost by using a Wi-Fi or data connection.The company confirmed it is in the process of developing an app for RIM's forthcoming OS on Tuesday.

May 1, 2012 by

New data shows older OS X versions more susceptible to malware

New details about the extent of the Mac-specific Flashback malware epidemic emerged today. The Russian security firm that has been actively investigating infected Macs found older versions of OS X are more vulnerable, and many infected Macs have missed security updates.

April 27, 2012 by

Google Drive launches with multiformat search

Google unveiled on Tuesday Google Drive, its online storage system. Allowing users to store any sort of data in Google's cloud, access is through the browser or an app for Windows, Mac OS, Android and, "in the next few weeks", iOS.

April 24, 2012 by

ZFS/Mac coming soon

Unix and Mac OS are designed to support different file systems - Mac folks may use 3 a day without knowing it - which is why ZFS on Mac is not only possible, but practical. And not only practical, but a giant step forward for data integrity and performance.

March 17, 2011 by

Mac fail: SSD security

Apple consumes 50% of the world's NAND flash - and their flagship OS can't securely delete SSD data. Isn't total control of the hardware and software supposed to improve integration?

February 21, 2011 by

Mac OS X no longer a safe haven

While a lower market share has kept Apple users safe from attacks, security firms warn that with increasing Mac malware codes, a major incident is "waiting to happen".

November 22, 2010 by

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