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Apple Adds Kill Switch to Deter Theft

Thumbnail image for Apple Adds Kill Switch to Deter Theft by Barbara J. Feldman June 11, 2013

The crime is so common that it’s even been given a name: Apple picking. So what exactly is Apple picking? It is the theft of an Apple iPhone. And it is such a huge problem that big-city prosecutors (including those from New York and San Francisco) have been asking Apple for kill switch that would […]

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How to Turn Photo Stream Off

Thumbnail image for How to Turn Photo Stream Off by Barbara J. Feldman February 12, 2013

Photo Stream is an Apple cloud syncing feature of iOS that automatically uploads your latest 1000 photos to iCloud, and shares them across all your iOS devices, and with specified friends and family. While the feature can be cool, it can also be creepy, knowing that no matter what you photograph, it is also being […]

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Making an iPod Touch Kid Safe

Thumbnail image for Making an iPod Touch Kid Safe by Barbara J. Feldman January 22, 2013

Because of their versatility and lower cost (as least in comparison to the iPhone), the Apple iPod Touch is a popular gift for kids and teens. Depending on the age of your child, and how much access you want to give them, there are a number of things you can do to make the iTouch […]

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Mac Gets Hit with Malware Threat

by Barbara J. Feldman December 3, 2012

Naked Security from Sophos has reported that Macs are getting infected with malware by visiting a Dalai Lama site. If infected, all your keystrokes could be recorded, thereby exposing all your important data such as bank passwords. Two things I’d recommend. First is an anti-virus for your Mac, such as the free one published by […]

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Create a Personalized Wallpaper Slide Show

Thumbnail image for Create a Personalized Wallpaper Slide Show by Barbara J. Feldman September 24, 2012

It is really easy to create a wallpaper slide show of your favorite family snapshots in both Windows and Mac. First up, we tackle Windows. To view the Mac tutorial, just scroll down or click here. Windows In Windows 7, click on your desktop, and choose Personalize. Choose Desktop Background Slide Show, and chose a […]

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How to Find Your Favorite Artists With Songkick

by Barbara J. Feldman June 19, 2012

Live music fans rejoice! Songkick is an iPhone and Android app that will scan your local music collection and let you know when your favorite artists are going to be performing in your town. In addition, at their website, you can integrate Songkick with Spotify and Facebook or manually add groups you want to track.

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