Tag: Mac

Make your Mac more secure with a Standard User

lockIf you are like most people, you have just one user account on your Mac, the one created when you first got your computer. As the only user, you are also the administrator and you are allowed to do things like install applications. Most likely your username is your real name all run together, like “tonyedwards”. Although this is the way that most Mac users are setup, it’s terribly insecure for a couple of reasons. Read more

Apple design, Jony Ive and the rise of skeuomorphobia

photo-115-600x245Here’s a great article from The Next Web about skeuomorphism and the Mac operating system.

“First of all, skeuomorphism is actually a sharply defined and angular phrase that describes a very specific design technique. On a basic level, it’s designing an object that mimics, both in appearance and use, a real-world counterpart. This kind of technique is evident in apps on iOS like Contacts, which uses a leather-bound contacts book with flippable pages to represent a ‘real’ book of contacts.”

Personally, I’d like to see the designers at Apple go away from the idea of making thing on a computer or other device look like things in the real world. What do you think?

Read the full article here.


Apple releases Wi-Fi Update 1.0. for all late 2012 Macs

Hey there all of you new Mac owners, there is a software update for you from Apple. Via 9 to 5 Mac:

Apple just released Mac Wi-Fi Update 1.0. The 1.49MB update, recommended for all late 2012 Mac systems, according to the folks in Cupertino, improves the compatibility when using the 5GHz band Wi-Fi. Like always, you speed-hungry Wi-Fi users can download the update directly from Apple or via Software Update. More info:

This update is recommended for all late 2012 Mac systems. This update improves compatibility when using the 5GHz band in Wi-Fi.

More in the full article here.