What’s The CIA Got To Do With Apple’s MacBook?

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Apple is the undisputed leader in the iOS and MacOS technology that were later soon adapted by Google with their very own Android version. But Apple’s got a certain touch of class to it, far from the wide-range Android-based smartphones, computers, and laptops sold by different phone and PC manufacturers. Even with computers and laptops, many people covet those sleek and fancy MacBooks and iMacs.

However, some covert controversy surrounds Apple’s MacBooks and it involves the Central Intelligence Agency. Rumor has it that the agency infected fresh from the factory MacBook units for some major spying right under our noses.

The Central Intelligence Agency is able to permanently infect an Apple Mac computer so that even reinstalling the operating system will not erase the bug, according to documents published by WikiLeaks.

In its second release allegedly from the CIA’s arsenal of hacking tools, WikiLeaks also said that it appears that since 2008 the US spy agency has been able to insert it bugs onto new and unused iPhones by intervening in Apple’s supply and distribution network.

The release follows the

Are Weird Computers Here To Stay?

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Gone were the days when we had to do most things manually. Today, there is usually a tech device that can make your life easier and do something for you, so you no longer need to get your hands dirty. Computers can do that for you. Almost all sorts of technologies these days are powered by computers. From big businesses to the privacy of your home, computers are used for a lot of reasons, and there are certainly still a lot of passionate debates about them.

But over the years, we see the launching of weird technologies that will make you wonder whether they will indeed work. Many times we doubted the durability and sustaining power of these technologies, but apparently, many of them are still here now and even changed the way things are done these days. For instance, the birth of smartphones and other smart gadgets allowed us more freedom and flexibility in accessing the web even without the use of an actual computer or laptop, hence the rise of individuals opting to work at home and …

Linux For Beginners

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If you are someone who only uses a computer or laptop to browse the net, watch Youtube videos or check out your various social media accounts, then your computing skills are likely on the average. While you know how to navigate the Internet and carry out basic computing tasks, you are clueless on more advanced computing terms and operations.

For instance, only a handful has a clear idea as to what Linux programming is and it is perfectly understandable especially if you are not a computer programmer yourself or a Linux user at the least. But if you want to widen your computing know-how, it pays to have some understanding of what the Linux operating system is all about.

The first thing you really need to do if you want to learn how to be productive on the Unix command line is to get access to a system and start working on the command line. One way to do this is to set yourself up with a “live” distribution of Linux — one that runs from a USB drive

How To Recover Data When Your Hard Drive Fails?

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Nothing can be as annoying and scary as losing important data. As our technology keeps on pushing forward and we make use of it more and more in our daily life, we also transfer, save, and store important files on various gadgets that we own – whether it be the photos during the last holiday, your curriculum vitae, or even more important documents from school or work.

When you face such a situation, you may easily succumb to panic and lament the untimely disposal of your files and you may be wondering if it is possible to recover data even when your hard drive has already failed. While most technical problems require expert help from computer experts, you can actually recover lost data on your own. You’d be surprised that the web is full of helpful how-to guides for people who have the guts to do things on their own, no matter how challenging something may be.

Hard Drive is the most basic and integral part of any computer unit.  This primary storage hardware unit has a number

How Safe Is Your Computer During The Airline Ban?

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Air travel – especially long flights – can bring out the best or worst in people. Being cooped up in your seat for hours and hours on end can leave you bored and easily annoyed. Parents with young kids in tow are even more stressed out as traveling on a plane with toddlers, for instance, is a likely recipe for disaster. Fortunately, electronic gadgets like tablets and computers make air travel a little bit bearable for most of us. It can keep both the young and the old entertained as our destination gets nearer.

The most recent electronics airline ban (refers to any electronic gadget that is bigger than the usual smartphone device) requires travelers from eight North African and Middle Eastern countries to check in their electronic devices during travel to the United States. And just a couple days ago, the U.K. also imposed the same security measures.

The United States announced a new rule that bans bigger-than-a-smartphone electronics from the airline cabin on certain flights to the United States including laptops, tablets and cameras. The rules apply to

The Edge Of An Apple Macbook

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Mac users are usually long-time Apple users. From using the bulky old Macs to the more modern and sleek Macbook Pros, they have established a strong bond between them and their device. No one will argue that Macbooks are great. And they are also built to last a long time, unlike most Windows PC. Older Mac models and newer Macbook pros, they all do the same job. Mac users do not feel that they need to continually make an upgrade because their device still works.

But while the majority won’t trade their Macbooks for a Windows PC anytime soon, a growing number of Mac users are actually considering of making the switch from Mac to Windows because of lingering hard drive problems.

There are lots of things that Apple needs to fix, but one of the most glaring right now is the product line. Sure, we’re on the usual annual cycle of iPhone upgrades. We’ve seen new iPads in recent memory. But what about the Mac? The venerable computer that used to be Apple’s core product is now just

Reboot Your Macbook Pro

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Technology is continually progressing and computing updates are constantly released to refine computer features for a smooth computing experience. There have been many creative names given to the operating systems of android smartphones while Windows OS remained in the backseat and did its thing, there has been little talk regarding Apple iOS much more that of an update.

And over the years, the lack of updates and new releases from the Apple’s Macbook line is a cause of concern for Macbook users who are wondering when they can upgrade their computers to match their growing computing needs. The Apple computer line is also not immune from various iOS issues. Let’s take the macOS Sierra, for instance, which made its debut last year and a couple of issues you immediately face once using this operating system.

Before installing macOS Sierra, uninstall or disable any antivirus software on your Mac, as that may be causing issues.

Press the power button on your machine while holding down the Shift key on your keyboard. Boot your Mac into Safe mode, then try installing

Protecting Your Server From Hackers

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Most businesses, offices, and organizations have now gone digital. It means that most processes are no longer done the usual pen and paper way but rather computerized. Important company or business records or files are encoded on a computer for ease of use and convenience. You can just pull one up when you need it and no longer need to sort through piles of documents to get what you need.

No matter how convenient this advanced technology has made everyone’s life, it also has its flaws. Computer servers are at high risk of hacking. Hackers will do their best to steal important data for profit or mess with a server’s system to show the world how unstoppable they have become.

Even big companies like Apple have server issues. And Apple will not sit around and put at risk the safety and security of their users and their data.

A new report today from The Information shares that Apple found potential security issues with at least one server early last year. Apple purchased the server from Super Micro Computer and

Is There A Reason To Rejoice Among Macbook Pro Users, Or Not?

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Apple users are a loyal bunch. They stick together and have likely started with an Apple computer as their first computer. Even though the company has not released a new computer line for a while now or even issue regular updates to existing ones, MacBook Pro users continue to use their Apple computer as they wait for the next big thing that Apple has to offer.

There is a buzz in the tech world about a possible MacBook Pro release early this year but since it is almost the end of the first quarter, people are geared up for a possible release in April.

We’ve had a long wait for the new Mac Pro. The current Mac Pro model was announced at WWDC in June 2013, shipping that December, and, for a top-of-the range system, the Mac Pro is looking pretty long in the tooth. In addition, many of the Mac Pro’s traditional creative professional audience (videographers, designers, photographers) have hung onto their ancient Mac Pro towers that predate the 2013 redesign because their old Mac Pros, which could be