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How to Temporarily Disable Touch ID and Face ID with Siri on iPhone or iPad

Feb 15, 2018 - 22 Comments
Touch ID and Face ID temporarily disabled with Siri command

If you ever find yourself wanting to disable Touch ID or Face ID authentication methods on an iPhone or iPad, you can easily temporarily disable the biometric authentication in iOS by using a simple Siri command. With Touch ID or Face ID temporarily disabled, the iPhone or iPad must then be unlocked with a passcode … Read More

How to Use Lock Screen in MacOS High Sierra

Feb 7, 2018 - 20 Comments
How to Use Lock Screen on Mac

Mac users have long been able to use various tricks to lock the screen of their computers, but with MacOS High Sierra 10.13.x onward, a simpler and faster option is now available on the Mac with an official Lock Screen feature. With the new Lock Screen feature, you can instantly lock down a Mac through … Read More

iOS 11.2.2 Security Update Available [IPSW Download Links]

Jan 8, 2018 - 5 Comments
iOS 11.2.2 update

Apple has released iOS 11.2.2 for iPhone and iPad. The new software update provides a security improvement to presumably address the Meltdown and Spectre security vulnerabilities, and is therefore recommended for all iPad and iPhone users to install on their compatible devices. The simplest way to download and install iOS 11.2.2 is through the Software … Read More

How to Enable Strict Site Isolation in Chrome

Jan 6, 2018 - 9 Comments
Google Chrome

One way to increase security in the Google Chrome web browser is to enable strict site isolation, which causes each page renderer process to contain pages from only a single site at a time, effectively placing them in a per-site sandbox. Theoretically this could help to mitigate against certain security risks, like those posed by … Read More

How to Protect Against Meltdown & Spectre Security Flaws

Jan 5, 2018 - 22 Comments
Meltdown and Spectre vulnerabilities have their own logos

Two major security flaws have been found in modern computer processors, potentially impacting nearly all modern computers in the world. All Macs and iOS devices along with most Windows PC and Android devices are potentially susceptible to the critical security flaws, named Meltdown and Spectre. Theoretically, the vulnerabilities could be used to gain unauthorized access … Read More

How to Open a Link in New Private Browsing Window in Safari for Mac

Dec 22, 2017 - 3 Comments
Safari Technology Preview

You can easily open any link found on the web into a new private browsing window on Safari for Mac, thanks to a helpful albeit little-known trick available in the web browser. For the unfamiliar, Private Browsing mode aims to protect private information and some degree of privacy by preventing websites from tracking search behavior, … Read More

How to Delete Touch Bar Data from MacBook Pro with Touch Bar

Dec 21, 2017 - 1 Comment
Erase Touch Bar Data on Mac

The Touch Bar equipped MacBook Pro stores additional data for the Touch Bar and Touch ID sensor that is not erased by default if you format a Mac or reinstall MacOS system software. Thus, if you want to completely clear out and erase all Touch Bar data, you will need to manually intervene via a … Read More

MacOS High Sierra 17B1003 Fixes File Sharing Bug from Security Update 2017-001

Nov 30, 2017 - 7 Comments
MacOS High Sierra 10.13.1 Supplemental security update 2017-001

A second small supplemental software update has been released for MacOS High Sierra users who installed the prior release of Security Update 2017-001 for High Sierra, which fixed the root login bug but then caused a problem with file sharing. The new small software update, which apparently resolves the file sharing issue along with the … Read More

Critical Security Update for macOS High Sierra Released to Fix Root Bug, Download & Install Now

Nov 29, 2017 - 13 Comments
Security Update for macOS High Sierra root password bug

Apple has issued a critical security update for macOS High Sierra to address the root login bug which allows anyone to login to macOS High Sierra without a password. All macOS High Sierra users should install the security update as soon as possible to protect their Mac, even if they have already used the root … Read More

MacOS High Sierra Security Bug Allows Root Login Without a Password, Here’s a Fix

Nov 28, 2017 - 35 Comments
macOS High Sierra root password bug

A significant security vulnerability has been discovered with macOS High Sierra, potentially allowing any person to log into a Mac with full root administrative capabilities without a password. This is an urgent security problem, and while a software update should arrive to resolve the problem soon, this article will detail how to protect your Mac … Read More

How to Reset Face ID on iPhone X

Nov 27, 2017 - Leave a Comment
How to reset Face ID or disable it completely

If you discover that Face ID is not reliably unlocking iPhone X, you may want to try resetting Face ID and then setting it up again. Additionally, you can disable Face ID completely by resetting Face ID on a device and then not setting it up again. Resetting Face ID is pretty simple and it … Read More

Can You Use iPhone X Without Face ID? Yes! Face ID Questions, Answered

Nov 10, 2017 - 8 Comments
Use iPhone X without Face ID

There are a lot of questions out there about using iPhone X and the new Face ID feature, which scans your face to unlock your iPhone X. Some people want to know if they can use iPhone X without Face ID, and without the iPhone X ever using facial recognition for unlocking the iPhone and … Read More

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