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Chores to consider before and after upgrading to OS X Mountain Lion

A prominent Mac storage developer recently pitched its software as the path to "a smooth upgrade to Apple's Mountain Lion." Whether or not one buys the program, the recommended list of chores — both before and after the OS upgrade — make sense, especially for the new SSD-only MacBook Pros and MacBook Airs.

July 29, 2012

Yahoo lacked policies for password creation

A researcher calls Yahoo’s loss of 400,000 passwords a “total password failure” for lack of policies and storage in plain text. In addition, the hack included accounts from other domains including the U.S. Congress

July 13, 2012 by

Checking for password duplication in Keychain Access and 1Password

Following this week's LinkedIn password disaster, Mac users are naturally worried about their passwords and not just for their LinkedIn accounts. What if you used a password in another place? It could happen! There are ways to investigate your passwords in Mac OS X's Keychain Access utility and with popular third-party password management tools. However, some of this investigating can be difficult.

July 1, 2012

EMC gets 'Mavericks' with Isilon file system

The next version of OneFS, code named Mavericks, drastically cuts access times as well as adding data protection and recovery features to complement the Isilon storage OS

May 22, 2012

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