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iCloud and iCloud Drive Problems Solved

TweetIf you are an iPhone user… Your life is probably more complicated than it used to be, And iCloud is to blame. Let’s start by asking some basic questions first: Do you find yourself emailing photos from your phone to your email account just to get the photos on your computer? Are you frustrated trying Continue Reading

Ransomware Attacks Apple Platform

TweetRamsomware!  What the hell is that? For the last few years, the worst-case scenario for computer “infections” has been Ransomware. Ransomware (CryptoWall, CryptoLocker, CryptoDefense) is malware delivering a payload that encrypts Every.Single.File. on your computer.  Once infected, you will NOT be able to open any photos or documents after the infection has fully deployed.  The Continue Reading

Mac Malware Becoming More Problematic

TweetWhile it is essentially true that Apple’s OS X platform is essentially immune to virus attack, there are nasty programs out there that can ruin your day and waste a lot of time.  For the most part, the high risk infections remain the bailiwick of the Windows platform.  We have yet to see any proof Continue Reading

AVG 2015 Not Compatible with Windows XP SP2

TweetAs with  most things, we find this out the hard way after a client registered his previously functional trial copy of AVG AntiVirus, only to find his computer is an eternal reboot loop.  When he went to activate the AVG license that had worked flawlessly for about a month, AVG coerced him into downloading the Continue Reading

Bitcasa Review

TweetI am running a 12 core Mac Pro with 16 gigs of ram, 13TB of internal storage, 4 monitors and the newest updates to OS X Mountain Lion 10.8.4. Recently I have been searching for cloud-based backup for my massive image library.  Bitcasa has been making news with their incredible offer of infinite storage for Continue Reading

New, Nasty Trojan Attacks Mac Processor, Steals Data

TweetDevilRobber, the latest in a growing trend of Mac-centric infections, hijacks the GPU to generate Bitcoins, while harvesting sensitive user data.   Also known as “OSX/Miner-D”, DevilRobber was discovered embedded in “Torrent” downloads of Graphic Converter 7.4 obtained from bit-torrent file-sharing sites. Detailed in a security report from Sophos released last Saturday, this particular Trojan Continue Reading