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  • Yahoo reaches $117.5M settlement for data breaches affecting 3 billion accounts

    All this did was enrich some lawyers who will get 33 to 40% of the settlement.  There is no justice served since and no one will be held personally accountable.  
  • Apple's Mac mini now inexcusably getting trounced by cheap Intel hardware

    Last week I bought a 1TB SSD and Mac Mini tools, watched the YouTube video, and replaced the hard drive.   What a difference it made!!!!   Things that took 10 to 30 seconds to open are up within 3 to 5 seconds.  Its super fast compared to what it was.  It’s like having a whole new machine.   Whatever Apple makes to replace it, I hope they just put an SSD in it.  FYI, the process to replace the drive is not hard but you do have to tear down most of the machine CAREFULLY which would be entirely unnecessary if you could just open the top cover!   
  • How to back up your Mac, and why you should do it now

    I would like to see a comprehensive article that covers the restore process from these products rather than just the backup process.    I have recovered corrupted mac disks with time machine and the process is as simple as booting into a recover mode and selecting time machine as the source, wait an hour or hours and your Mac is back!    But, what about Super Duper and CCC?  Do I need to make a boot device and then get it to copy clone the drive back?  I assume the process is more involved?   Thanks 
  • HomeKit compatible Incipio CommandKit Smart Wall Switch and Wireless Smart Power Strip deb...

    These are the same products they promised at last years CES and never delivered.   I even asked them about it with no response.  Then they took the switch sales page down from their website.   Must have been harder to make than they thought...  
  • Apple responds to investor criticism over heavy smartphone use by children, says parental ...

    I so agree!   I had to replace Safari with a safe browser which helps BUT, the app makers figure out ways around it by embedding videos, hidden ads, and other things into their kid game apps.  Even if you get a parental controlled router, the kids figure out they can go to their friends house and connect to their unprotected Wi-Fi or switch to cell service.  Worse yet, a control on an iPad/iPhone won’t work on a MacBook.   I don’t expect Apple to love everything but more features in this area would be very helpful.