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Free apps install spyware on Macs

Spyware is downloaded along with free Mac OS X screensavers and an app, says security company Intego.

By June 1, 2010


MacFixIt Answers

MacFixIt Answers is a feature where we answer questions e-mailed to us by readers. This week, we have questions how to find the currently installed version of Java on your Mac, a question on whether the Mac can be used as a media center for Blu Ray content, and fixing broken lyrics on an iPod Touch.

By May 21, 2010


New variant of the "HellRaiser" low-risk Trojan surfaces

Though not a grave security risk for Mac users, a new Trojan horse called "OSX/HellRTS.D" has been identified by Intego (developers of VirusBarrier X). The new trojan is a variant of a backdoor server called "HellRaiser," which was developed to allow full control of an infected PC by a remote attacker.

By April 27, 2010


Weekly Utilities Update: OnyX, BlueHarvest, coconutBattery, more...

Our Weekly Utilities Update report is a list of all the updates for many Mac utilities that have been released in the past week.

By February 22, 2010


VersionTracker Pro 4.5 released: Leopard-ready

Find Leopard-compatible updates automatically.

By November 2, 2007


Tips on how to make the most of your new Mac

The Mac platform is seeing a number of new users, with many of them being switchers from the Windows platform. For these people, once the system has been set up the question of what to do next may come to mind.

By January 29, 2010


Pixelated or fuzzy icons in Snow Leopard

A number of Snow Leopard users have been complaining where the normally crisp and large icons in OS X appear blurry and pixelated.

By November 20, 2009


General approach to addressing bizarre behavior after upgrading

Whenever an operating system is upgraded, there are always some applications or system services that will behave oddly. In some instances, applications will not display properly, or the system will slow down, have unexpected behavior, or show interface

By September 14, 2009


Snow Leopard and system utilities

If you use a variety of system utilities for cleaning your system, resetting caches, or doing numerous other operations to optimize your Mac, be sure to check with the developer before running them in Snow Leopard. Many are system-specific even though

By August 31, 2009


MacFixIt Answers

MacFixIt Answers is a feature from MacFixIt where our editors answer questions e-mailed to us by our readers. This week we have questions about the system firewall repeatedly asking to allow applications, Safari returning errors about being recognized

By August 13, 2009