from August 2012

Aug 23, 2012 — by: Karl Johnson
Categories: iOS Applications, Mac Applications

SafeThe biggest fear of online users is getting their accounts hacked or ID stolen. The fear came true for Wired Magazine's Mat Honan. Hackers used the customer service systems at Amazon and Apple to hack into his Amazon, Google, and Apple accounts so they could access his twitter account. In doing so, they wiped or erased his Macbook, iPad and iPhone.

As online users, we are at the mercy of Internet corporations' weakest link. We need to keep pressuring them to secure your data. Yet, there are things we can do to keep our data more secure. Using the following methods will help keep your data safer.

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Aug 17, 2012 — by: Karl Johnson
Categories: Mac Applications

Mountain_lion_heroApple's latest version of the Mac OS 10.8, code named Mountain Lion was released about a month ago. It includes many changes and new features. Mountain Lion is available through App Store and is only $20.

While, not all users will notice or even like all the new features, there is something for everyone. At $20, it easily justifies the inexpensive price point. There is plenty to talk about when it comes to Mountain Lion. After using it for three weeks, this article will highlight the top three features that make it a worthy upgrade.

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Aug 15, 2012 — by: E. Werner Reschke

OS X Mountain Lion Notification Center RSS Feeds

As I mentioned in Apple's Missed Opportunities, Part 1, I have had a few weeks now to work with Apple's OS X Mountain Lion. While people have written what they like or dislike about the new operating system, I tend to look at it from a business standpoint and what would make Apple more competitive in the small business space.

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Aug 13, 2012 — by: E. Werner Reschke
Categories: iCloud, iOS Applications, Mac Applications, Products, Review

OS X Mountain Lion: Notes and Reminders

In reviewing OS X Mountain Lion, I've come across two apps that I've become enamored with: Notes & Reminders. These apps were ported from the iOS to OS X. But what makes them powerful is their syncing ability through iCloud. This means if I were in a meeting I could quickly use my iPhone to write myself a reminder or to jot a note about a good idea and when I get back to my desk, there they are on my MacBook Air. However there's a problem with this "magic" called iCloud.

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