Tag: mac

Ransomware

We’ve seen a recent rise in “ransomware” that infects and encrypts computers, then demands money for you to get your data back. I reported back in March 2011 having seen ransomware demanding $200. Today, it is asking for $300 within 10 hours. The name of the virus is CryptoLocker. The US Computer Emergency Readiness Team has
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Fax a PDF from a Mac

Faxing seems to be an ancient technology that just won’t die.  It is still embraced, often even preferred or required, by many businesses.  Most people don’t want to have to own a fax machine any more but do have to fax from time to time.  There is a modern day solution.  You can easily fax
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Mac Software Striping RAID Performance

The Mac OS includes software RAID options.  Using the striping option, you can double your storage and greatly improve your read/write performance.  But what is the true performance gain and is it worth doing? What you need First, you need a Mac capable of holding at least 2 drives.  This is actually a problem for
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2009 Mac Desktop Benchmarks

The latest versions of the Mac Mini, iMac, and Mac Pro all show improvements over previous versions.  Besides a few changes in connections, physically they are relatively unchanged.  The main improvement is in performance. With the upcoming release of the next Mac operating system, Snow Leopard, the threading performance of your Mac hardware is now
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