Autoplay videos are everywhere on the internet. It can either be a video on the top of the news article you’re trying to read or it can be an advertiser that’s decided to hijack your attention. You can try muting the tab but that’s a temporary solution. There’s a brand new feature in Safari 11 on macOS High Sierra (and Sierra) that’s designed to help you automatically block autoplaying videos on the web.
macOS High Sierra is an incremental upgrade, at best. The climb from Sierra to High Sierra is a scenic one but it brings but a handful of little features to this update. High Sierra is more about the behind-the-scenes changes and stability improvements (which might be reason enough to upgrade for some).
The newest macOS udpate is here. It’s time to say hello to macOS High Sierra. It’s a refinement update. It’s on the same lines as Snow Leopard and Mountain Lion. While there are new features and newer technologies, the main focus in on improving performance, fixing bugs and refining features. And right now, that actually sounds like a great thing. The Mac is a professional tool and more stable the OS, the better it is for the pro users.
A recent study collectively posted by five researchers from the University of Southern California, Indiana University, and Tsinghua University, China has suggested that Apple’s “differential privacy” collects more user data than originally claimed. This method is used by Apple to gather information on device usage, diagnostics and more, with some user data present as well.
Following weeks of developer beta builds, Apple has seen fit to release the golden master (GM) build of its next big update to the desktop operating system.
A new macOS malware has been discovered by Synack’s security researcher Patrick Wardle. As per his report, this new malware, which is said to be a variant of Fruitfly, can sneak into your Mac, get access to the webcam to take photos, gather screenshots, and even get your keystrokes. Wardle believes that this malware has been affecting Macs for at least five years now, or maybe even a decade.
Apple has officially released the newest version of macOS Sierra to the public, following weeks of developer beta seeds.
If your family uses a shared computer, then setting up parental controls for children is essential. This can help you limit access to apps, websites, and stores, create a schedule for computer time, and protect their privacy. These steps and explanations will help you with the process for creating a safe Mac environment for your kids.