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How to Decrypt External Drives on Mac

Oct 25, 2016 - Leave a Comment
How to Turn Off Encryption on External Drive on Mac to decrypt

For Mac users who encrypt external hard drives and USB flash drives, there may come a time when you want to remove the password protection and decrypt the external device. Decrypting an external drive allows all data on the drive to be accessed without the password authentication, effectively turning off any protection on the target … Read More

How to Disable “Reply to Message” from Lock Screen in iOS 10

Oct 22, 2016 - 3 Comments
Reply to Message from lock screen of iOS

The latest versions of iOS allow users to read and reply to Messages directly from the lock screen, without having to authenticate with a passcode or Touch ID on the device. This allows for iPhone and iPad users to quickly reply to inbound messages, but it can also lead to some potential privacy issues that … Read More

How to Disable Location Based Suggestions in Mac OS

Oct 7, 2016 - 2 Comments
Turn off Location-based Suggestions on Mac

Spotlight, Safari, Siri, Maps, and other apps on the Mac use your location during searches to help suggest particular activity. For example, if you’re searching in Spotlight for “coffee” on the Mac, you may find that nearby coffee shops are displayed, allowing you to search local listings directly from Spotlight search in Mac OS. These … Read More

How to Open .pkg Files to View What Will Install on Mac with Suspicious Package

Aug 31, 2016 - 5 Comments
Suspicious Package Quick Look view to open PKG file

Many Mac applications and downloads arrive as a PKG package file, but have you ever wanted to open a PKG file to view exactly what is being installed and where it’s going from the source .pkg? Assuming you get a .pkg installer from a trusted source like Apple there is generally nothing to be concerned … Read More

How to Turn Off Two-Factor Authentication for Apple ID

Aug 17, 2016 - 11 Comments
Disable Two Factor Authentication for Apple ID

Some users may benefit from enabling Two-Factor Authentication with Apple ID to further protect and secure their devices and data, but sometimes people decide two-factor auth is too much of a hassle and want to disable the feature.

See Previous Recipients of Email in Mail for Mac OS X

Aug 15, 2016 - 5 Comments
Mail app icon

The Mac Mail app keeps track of all previous recipients that have received an email message sent from an email address that is associated with the app. That means every email recipient will be shown and can be reviewed in the Mail app, including the recipients name when available, their email address, and even the … Read More

How to Delete Site Specific Cookies in Chrome for Mac

Jul 2, 2016 - 4 Comments

If you’re a Chrome web browser user, you may find yourself wanting to delete a specific website cookie (or cookies) from the browser. The benefit to removing a site specific cookie is that you don’t have to clear all web data and caches, you can target a specific cookie as needed to remove and clear. … Read More

8 Simple iPhone Security Tips

Jun 30, 2016 - 18 Comments
iPhone security tips

An iPhone contains huge amounts of detailed personal information about the owner, including emails, contact lists, banking information, personal notes, pictures, and much more, all of which most users want to keep private and secure. Fortunately the iPhone makes having a secured device pretty user friendly, and even novice users can take a few fairly … Read More

How to Disable Touch ID on iPhone & iPad

Jun 9, 2016 - 2 Comments
Disable Touch ID on iPhone and iPad

Touch ID is an undeniably convenient feature of the iPhone and iPad, allowing quick access to the device simply by placing a registered finger on the Touch ID sensor, which reads the fingerprint to gain access. While Touch ID is useful, some users may later decide they want to disable the feature on their iPhone … Read More

How to Setup 2-Factor Authentication on Apple ID for Extra Security

May 30, 2016 - 7 Comments
Two factor authentication for Apple ID

This guide will walk through setting up two-factor authentication for an Apple ID. Two-factor authentication requires that whenever a user is logging in to an Apple ID from a new untrusted device, not only must the proper password be entered but a secondary security ID code must be entered as well, which is typically delivered … Read More

Disabling FileVault to Decrypt Mac Hard Disks

May 10, 2016 - 4 Comments
Disable FileVault Disk Encryption on a Mac and decrypt the drive

While enabling and using FileVault disk encryption is highly recommended for security-conscious Mac users with modern hardware and SSD volumes, some users may decide they do not need to use FileVault for a variety of reasons, or perhaps they just want to disable it for another purpose. That’s what we’re going to demonstrate here, disabling … Read More

How to Use Automatic Login on Mac OS X

May 8, 2016 - 6 Comments
Automatic Login on Mac OS X

Longtime Mac users likely recall that Mac OS used to log in automatically when a computer was booted up or restarted. For security purposes this has changed over time, and for the most part Macs now request a login and password in order to successfully access a Mac and whatever documents and apps are contained … Read More

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