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Tip - iOS 12 - Security & Privacy

Date: 27th September 2018

Duration: 11:32

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Following on from our recent iOS 12 release show, I cover some of the improvements and additions to Security & Privacy in iOS 12.

Tip - Creating a Secure Disk Image

Date: 3rd April 2018

Duration: 06:21

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Your Mac already has a host of security measures to keep your files and folders safe, but what if you want to add an extra layer of security?

With Disk Utility, it is possible to create a secure disk image, protected by 128- or 256-bit encryption. Simply create your disk image and copy your files over and you'll have a secure, portable container that you can sync via iCloud or upload to Dropbox.

Travelling with your Mac

Date: 23rd March 2018

Duration: 46:31

Show ref: SCOM0719

Travelling with your Mac is great - provided that you take proper precautions. There are various considerations you need to be aware of with respect to security, privacy and to minimise the risk of data theft when away from the confines of your home and office.

There are also things to consider when trying to access online services via a slow or unsecured public Wi-Fi access point. What about if the internet connection is great but expensive?

In this episode, we take you through some simple steps to secure your Mac from prying eyes or attack, and take control over which apps and services can use your internet connection. We also show you how you can create both local Time Machine and bootable backups on an encrypted local external drive in case of emergencies. Finally, we cover a simple way to connect with your home or office Mac to retrieve that file you thought you had with you!

Tip - Apple ID 101

Date: 20th March 2018

Duration: 07:55

Show ref: SCOM0718

Your Apple ID is a crucial part of how you access your devices, apps and all Apple services.

It goes without saying that you really need to look after your Apple ID and make sure that you can regain access in the event of some mishap.

In this week's tip video, we take a look at the website that's designed to help you maintain your Apple ID: appleid.apple.com

Tip - Parental Controls - macOS

Date: 16th January 2018

Duration: 09:13

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Following on from a look at setting up restrictions on iOS in last week's tip video, we turn our attention to the Mac. In a similar fashion, it's possible to setup restrictions on the Mac using Parental Controls inside System Preferences.

Parental Controls allow you to restrict access to apps, web browsing and much more. You can even set time periods as well as time limits of allowed usage.

Tip - Parental Controls - iOS

Date: 9th January 2018

Duration: 06:12

Show ref: SCOM0698

iPads and iPhones are extremely popular with children, but as adults, we have a responsibility to protect them from accessing harmful or inappropriate material.

Apple acknowledges this fact, and provides a wide range of ways to tailor the iOS experience for children of all ages.

iOS 11 contains "Restrictions" that allow you as a parent or caregiver to enable or disable access to apps, services and content on the iPad, iPhone, or iPod touch, as well as access to certain physical parts of the device such as the Camera.

In this weekly tip video, we explore the wide range of restrictions available to you.

Tip - Mac Security & Privacy - Pt 1

Date: 6th June 2017

Duration: 06:57

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One of the simplest things you can do to secure your Mac is to configure it to request a password when exiting Sleep or a Screen Saver.

This tip walks you through the process of setting this up, and gives you some best practices on setting Screen Savers and putting your display to Sleep.

If you're a MacBook Pro user with TouchBar, we also take a look at customising the TouchBar Control strip with single buttons for Sleep, Screen Lock and ScreenSaver.

Numbers Update - 2017

Date: 2nd June 2017

Duration: 42:33

Show ref: SCOM0635

In the second of this occasional series, we take a look at the changes to the latest version of Apple's premiere spreadsheet application: Numbers for macOS and iOS.

With lots of extra features, Numbers is still the best way to crunch numbers and present them beautifully!

Also in this episode, we take a look at protecting your Apple ID using two-factor authentication. This is due to a mandatory requirement starting June 15, 2017, for any third-party apps to use app-specific passwords if they access iCloud services.

Synology NAS - Part 3

Date: 14th April 2017

Duration: 48:32

Show ref: SCOM0621

The third and final part of the current series on setting up and using a Synology NAS (Network Attached Storage) device.

Once you've started to store lots of important data on your NAS, you'll want to be sure that your data is safely secured with an offsite backup.

Synology Cloud Station ShareSync allows you to sync your important files with another Synology NAS, or you can use Cloud Sync to backup your files to a third-party cloud service like DropBox, BackBlaze, Google Drive, Box and many other services. In this episode, we demonstrate setting up and using both of these important packages.

If your primary reason for wanting a NAS is for it to act as a media server, we also demonstrate the initial setup, configuration and ongoing maintenance of Plex Media Server - installed directly on your Synology NAS.

Finally, we take a look at the surprisingly powerful Synology Surveillance Station, a free suite of utilities that turn your Synology NAS into a video recording hub for home or business security.

We hope you've found these Synology NAS tutorials useful and we'll revisit the topic in the future. If you have any specific areas of configuring or using a Synology NAS you would like us to cover in future shows, please let us know.

1Password for Families & Teams

Date: 18th March 2016

Duration: 47:09

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Introducing 1Password for Families & Teams.

You may already be familiar with the 1Password app for the Mac and iOS and know that 1Password is a fantastic way of securing all your passwords, credit card information, account details and much much more. 



With the standard 1Password app, it is possible to share your secure data with family members and colleagues, but you need to sync your data using third party services. It works, but it's not so easy to setup and maintain.

Enter 1Password for Families and 1Password for Teams - These new subscription services make it so much easier to share your secure information with trusted family members and colleagues. There's no need for third party syncing services, it's easy to setup plus you get control over who accesses what, as well as the ability to recover lost or forgotten passwords for members of your family or teams. Even better, there's full integration with your familiar 1Password applications, in fact, everyone gets the full versions of the apps on all platforms as part of your 1Password for Families or 1Password for Teams subscription.

1Password v6 - Advanced

Date: 5th February 2016

Duration: 49:03

Show ref: SCOM0543

Management of your passwords and your digital identity has never been more important. Following on from the last episode, I take a look at some of the more advanced features of 1Password v6.


1Password 6 - Basics

Date: 29th January 2016

Duration: 45:41

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Management of your passwords and your digital identity has never been more important. In this episode, I revisit a truly indispensable application - 1Password 6.

1Password for iOS - Update

Date: 6th March 2015

Duration: 16:47

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Time for another update show and it's 1Password for iOS.

I did cover the 1Password iOS 8 extension when it first appeared, but it may not have received the prominence it deserved in the flurry of activity immediately following the launch of iOS 8.

As it's such an important application, and it's recently been updated, I thought it would be useful to do a refresher and bring things up to date.

ClamXav AntiVirus

Date: 23rd January 2015

Duration: 24:25

Show ref: SCOM0487

Something often asked is "Should I run an AntiVirus app on my Mac?"

There is still no definitive answer, but this week's show covers an easy to install and minimal impact anti virus application - ClamXav.

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Little Snitch 3

Date: 9th May 2014

Duration: 36:45

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Little Snitch 3 gives you absolute control of what your Mac connects to, and what or who connects to it!

Little Snitch is an application designed to improve the security of your Mac by constantly identifying in-bound as well as out-bound connection requests to and from your Mac. Once identified, Little Snitch will enable you to allow or deny such requests, giving you full control of all network connections.

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Two Factor Authentication

Date: 14th September 2013

Duration: 32:30

Show ref: SCOM0417

So you’ve secured your access to your online services with a strong password, but is that enough?

Some services are so important that it may be time to consider an extra level of security - two factor authentication or verification.

In this tutorial, I take a look at five popular services that now allow you to switch on this higher level of security, and use your phone to confirm your identity - Apple ID, Google, DropBox, Evernote & Twitter

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Cloak - Secure VPN for Your Mac

Date: 7th September 2013

Duration: 25:31

Show ref: SCOM0416

You're at your local coffee shop using their free WiFi. Just how secure are you? Not very secure as it turns out!

You need to use a VPN or Virtual Private Network to create a secure "tunnel" out of the free wifi zone, to prevent anyone being able to snoop on your data locally.

This week, Todd Olthoff takes a look at Cloak for Mac, an inexpensive VPN client for your Mac. The iOS version is covered in this week's iOS show. Cloak creates a secure connection between you and the Cloak servers to secure your data. As an added bonus, the built in "Cloak Transporter" service allows you to mimic being connected in other countries, ideal for when you're away from home yet want to access geolocation specific services.

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Cloak - Secure VPN for iOS

Date: 7th September 2013

Duration: 17:38

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You're at your local coffee shop using their free WiFi. Just how secure are you? Not very secure as it turns out!

You need to use a VPN or Virtual Private Network to create a secure "tunnel" out of the free wifi zone, to prevent anyone being able to snoop on your data locally.

This week, Todd Olthoff takes a look at Cloak for iOS, an inexpensive VPN client for your iPhone or iPad. The Mac version is covered in this week's Mac show. Cloak creates a secure connection between you and the Cloak servers to secure your data. As an added bonus, the builtin "Cloak Transporter" service allows you to mimic being connected in other countries, ideal for when you're away from home yet want to access