Screenshot Shadows

Apple has designed their screenshots in OS X to have a shadow for last several several iterations of OS X. It looks kind of cool, but some people (yours truly included) do not like the shadow effect. If you are one of those people there are a couple of ways to remove it in Yosemite and previous versions of Mac OS.

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Masque Attacks

This is a good article on how prevent malware Masque from attaching your iOS device. Masque allows a malicious program disguised as an app to be installed on iOS. Most of the preventative measures described are common sense, but good reminders none-the-less.

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Purchased Software

When you purchase software through the App Store on your Mac it remembers. The software is purchased under an Apple ID. Then, after you purchase the software it is downloaded and installed on your computer. There is a way to install this software on another Mac if you would like to do so.

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Yosemite 10.10.1

Apple released the 10.10.1 update for Yosemite yesterday. It is about 312 MB and can be downloaded form the Mac App Store and installed. I do not have automatic OS installs turned on so I installed it manually on my 2012 iMac. Here is what it looks like:

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1Password Tips

I have used 1Password from Agilebits software for many years to store my passwords and other online information. It is the Cadillac of password programs. If you are a 1Password user then read this great article with some tips on taking advantage of 1Password power features.

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YouTube Conversion

I use a fair amount of YouTube videos on this blog and in other capacities as well. So, I have a need to be able to download and convert YouTube video files. There are tons of apps that do this, but I like Xilisoft Download YouTube Video

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Yosemite Versions

A while back I did an article on the document Versions feature in Mountain Lion and Mavericks. It was a fairly nice little known and probably little used feature when working with documents. Yosemite takes the Versions feature in a whole new, totally cool direction. 

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Windows Insecurity

The recent data breach at Home Depot boiled down to a familiar problem, Windows software security or the lack thereof. This article describes what happened and what the Depot is doing about it which includes getting execs iPhones and MacBook Pros because they are more secure. Duh! Really?

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