Archive for August, 2014

How to Secure Your Mac | Mac|Life

When you first set up your Mac, the only security measure that’s enforced is that you add a password to your user account. The Setup Assistant makes no mention of extra measures you might want to enable, even though several are built into OS X. The features we’re about to look at are defenses against local attacks, rather than protection against online attacks. The measures are particularly important if you work in an open environment, such as a library, an office, or a café, and if your Mac is stolen, because they help to keep your data under lock and key.

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10 Things Most Exceptional CIOs Never Do | Richie Etwaru

The list below is from over two decades of observations in first, second and third person. Before publishing I asked over 50 Fortune 1000 CIOs and CTOs to review and comment; their feedback is included.

At the core of everything below is going against the grain and the herd, and embracing counter intuition. Whether you embrace counter intuition systematically, or selectively, most of the items below are suggesting in their cognitive DNA counter-intuitive thinking.

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10 iPhone speed hacks: great ways to be more efficient on your handset | News | TechRadar

Apples iPhone is designed to be efficient, the minimal operating system mostly getting out of your way and providing fast access to content.However, various settings and shortcuts can speed things up even further, resulting in a more usable and streamlined iPhone experience.

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