macOS 10.13 High Sierra release date, news and features

macOS High Sierra has been out for nearly four months, and already it’s on its third update – at least for developers and public beta testers.  It’s new and improved, but not unfamiliar for those who have stayed on top of macOS updates these past few years. As you could probably assume by its subtle name change, macOS High Sierra builds on its predecessor, macOS … Continue reading macOS 10.13 High Sierra release date, news and features

Man used Mac malware to make child porn, feds say

Your FaceTime camera could be spying on you. Photo: Travis Isaacs/Flickr Mac malware was the secret key behind an Ohio man’s 13-year spree of creating child pornography, according to inditement filed by the US Department of Justice. By using the Mac malware known as Fruitfly, 28-year-old Phillip Durachinsky allegedly produced child pornography after tapping into his victim’s webcams and other personal information completely without them … Continue reading Man used Mac malware to make child porn, feds say

How to Enable “Type to Siri” on Mac

While Siri is perhaps best known as the voice assistant bundled on modern Macintosh computers and iOS devices, Siri can also be interacted with by typing out good old text commands. By enabling Type to Siri on the Mac, you can use Siri sort of like a text based virtual assistant, where typing out “set a timer for 5 minutes” has the same effect as … Continue reading How to Enable “Type to Siri” on Mac

Open any app or folder on your Mac with custom shortcuts or gestures

In the Mac’s earliest days, its key differentiator was a heavy reliance on the mouse and a desktop metaphor. Although other systems existed with windows and pointers, the vast majority of computers back then were controlled by you typing in commands. If you wanted to move to a new directory or delete a document, you had to remember the arcane command for doing so, and … Continue reading Open any app or folder on your Mac with custom shortcuts or gestures

How to Write an .img to SD Card on Mac the Easy Way with Etcher

If you need to burn an .img image file to an SD card from a Mac, you may have discovered that there isn’t a particularly obvious way to do so with a default GUI app like Disk Utility. Not to worry though, an excellent free third party solution exists called Etcher, which makes burning image files to an SD card remarkably simple. Writing images to … Continue reading How to Write an .img to SD Card on Mac the Easy Way with Etcher