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Surveilling the new year: The NSA story moves into 2014

The end of 2013 saw a rush of big NSA news, from a judge calling an agency program "almost Orwellian" to a bevy of tech stars talking reform at the White House. What lies ahead?

By December 30, 2013


MongoHQ scrambles to address major database hack

After users' hashed passwords, e-mail addresses, and other information is exposed in a security breach, the cloud-based hosting service neutralizes the attack and works to prevent future incidents.

By October 29, 2013


Apple revamps its AppleCare contact page, adds chat options

Apple's ExpressLane service has been rebranded and offers enhanced options for contacting Apple support.

By August 27, 2013


How to manually verify copied files in OS X

If you would like to verify two copies of files or two mirrored directories, there are some Terminal commands that will let you do just that.

By March 20, 2013


Assertion bug will crash apps in Mountain Lion if triggered

An obscure bug is present in OS X Mountain Lion which, if triggered, will result in the program crashing practically every time.

By February 4, 2013


One way to tackle captive network connection errors in OS X

Adjustments to certificate handling for some captive network setups may help overcome network access errors or blocks that prevent e-mail or Web access.

By December 7, 2012


Q&A: MacFixIt Answers

This week readers e-mailed questions about laptops not booting on battery power, fonts not displaying properly in Apple's Font Book utility, and advertisements in Safari.

By November 5, 2012


Safari users hit by Facebook certificate error

A hosting error for Facebook's embedded services resulted in a brief but widespread error for Safari users.

By October 24, 2012


Five things you didn't know about data testing (Smartphones Unlocked)

I jumped into a van to see how RootMetrics conducts 100 million tests per year to track carriers' network strength.

By August 5, 2012


Yahoo gives all clear after hack attack

Company blames hack on contributor network, says compromised information was provided by writers who joined Associated Content prior to May 2010.

By July 13, 2012