April 10, 2019

If your Mac isn't being backed up (iCloud is not a backup!), then you should set one up ASAP. Why risk losing your documents, photos, music, or other files? How long would it take to set up a computer all over again? People tell us they don't have a backup because they...

December 4, 2018

I've had multiple incidents recently where clients have gotten emails from hackers claiming to have access to their online accounts, and they prove it by putting the person's password in their email. They then demand $1000 in Bitcoin or they threaten to wreak havoc.

Wha...

July 5, 2018

After ten years of doing Apple support in Colorado, PEBMAC is moving to Fayetteville, Arkansas. I’ve really enjoyed the many relationships I’ve had with my clients here, and will miss everyone. 

It will take me a few weeks to get settled in, and then I should be resumin...

June 12, 2018

Over the past couple there has been an increasing amount of evidence indicating that some apps (such as Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram) are somehow listening to your conversations and using it to target ads. Facebook vehemently denies this is the case, but I'm starti...

June 5, 2018

The much-vaunted Apple WWDC Keynote took place yesterday. For those that don't know, this is the event where Apple typically unveils what's new for the coming year, including the next versions of their operating systems, as well as upcoming hardware. This year, Apple s...

May 31, 2018

Rumor has it that Apple may be introducing some new features in iOS 12 to help users reduce the amount of time they spend staring at their screens. One option which some research say shows benefit is the ability to turn the screen to black and white. The lack of color...

May 31, 2018

There's a scene in Minority Report where Tom Cruise goes into a store and a facial scanner identifies him as he walks in. It proceeds to ask him (by name) about his prior purchases, and pitch him on new things he should buy. When the movie was released, I remember peop...

March 16, 2018

I’ve set up security cameras for a number of clients over the years (everything from just using a built in iMac camera to a multi-camera setup for businesses). Security cameras are kind of like having a computer backup—you don’t really appreciate it until you need it,...

March 16, 2018

Facebook isn't the only one stashing enormous amount of data about you. Here's how you can download your personal info from Google: 

  1. Visit the Download your data page. You might have to sign in to your Google Account.

  2. Choose which Google products to include in...

March 13, 2018

Ever wondered just how much information Facebook has on you? Well, now you can find out. Here's how:

  1. Click  at the top right of any Facebook page and select Settings.

  2. Click Download a copy of your Facebook data below your General Account Settings.

  3. ...
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