Monthly Archives: January 2018

Practical Paranoia macOS 10.13 1-Day Workshop

Practical Paranoia macOS 10.13 1-Day Workshop with Marc Mintz Secure your Mac OS 10.13 computer from malware, criminals, snoops, and the whackadoodle ex. Concerned about being hacked? Your identity stolen? Your precious data stolen or encrypted? You should be. Hacking is a billion-dollar enterprise and everyone is a potential target. At risk are your personal and business messages, emails, photos,…
Read more

Can I use a basic software solution like Apple’s Mail to manage multiple email addresses?

First, I’m a bit pressed to see Apple’s Mail as a basic software solution. I believe it has hit the sweet spot of performance, features, and stability. Ignoring that, yes! Outlook, Thunderbird, and almost all (maybe all) mail clients allow for multiple accounts. Where you will see the one-account limit is with web-based email (hotmail,…
Read more

Why did Apple change all the ports on the Macbook Pro to USB-C when you can’t connect your iPhone to it with the usual cable? Is this against Apple’s motto of simplicity and seamlessness?

I may well have missed the memo, but as a Certified Apple Consultant and Apple Developer, I’ve never heard that Apple had such a motto, and it is nowhere to be found in their mission statement (I may not have the current statement). When would you like Apple to move to the next generation technology?…
Read more

Are Apple’s iOS updates throttling phone speeds based purely on it being an older phone, or can it tell if the battery is bad? Would an older phone with a new battery still get forcibly slowed down by iOS updates? Which versions of iOS slow iPhones?

According to Apple (and the substantial evidence we have at hand), throttling is done based on the performance of the battery. As the battery ages, it is less able to provide for peak current demands. This can result in the phone shutting down. To help prevent such events, iPhone 6, 6S, 6 SE, and 7…
Read more

What media would one use to store a large amount of data (4000 MB) to transfer to a different computer?

Without getting esoteric options, we have: magnetic hard drives Least expensive Slower than RAID or ssd Faster than online Solid state drives Most expensive Fastest RAID (comprised of multiple magnetic hard drives or solid state drives) Faster than hard drives Can be faster than solid state if combining multiple SSD’s Less expensive than a single…
Read more