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Proper device management could have prevented the whole FBI-Apple fight

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Even without a comprehensive policy, just enrolling the device in an MDM system would have been enough.

Written by Jeffery Battersby

February 22nd, 2016 at 1:22 pm

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Harper Lee, Dead at 89

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Still read To Kill A Mockingbird about every 18 months.

Harper Lee, Author of ‘To Kill a Mockingbird,’ Dies at 89

Written by Jeffery Battersby

February 19th, 2016 at 11:15 am

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Sway Test

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This is an embedding test for Microsoft’s new Sway app. Pretty slick. Keep your eye on Tom’s Guide for my upcoming review.

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Written by Jeffery Battersby

August 30th, 2015 at 11:55 am

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How to Use a VPN to Keep Your Network Data Safe

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Incoming data, outgoing data, how about a a tunnel to keep your data safe? VPNs encapsulate your data from point-to-point securing the connection from your computer to your office. See my Working Mac article on how to keep your data safe with a VPN.

Written by Jeffery Battersby

July 8th, 2015 at 8:29 pm

Little Snitch Keeps an Eye on Your Internet Connections

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Apple’s built-in firewall makes sure incoming connections are secure, but do you know which applications are sending data out from your Mac and where? For that you need an app like Little Snitch. (And you need to take a look at my latest Working Mac column!)

Written by Jeffery Battersby

July 2nd, 2015 at 10:33 pm

Fire Up Your Firewall

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Yolanda asked and I answered. She was looking for good firewall protection for her Mac. Fortunately, she needed to look no further than her Mac’s Security and Privacy preferences to fire up her firewall! June 25th’s most excellent Working Mac column.

Written by Jeffery Battersby

June 25th, 2015 at 10:10 pm

Spam filtering on the cheap

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Looking for the best way to filter your domain-based SPAM? Look no further than MX Guarddog. Top notch and, better yet, FREE.

Check out my Working Mac column on MX Guarddog here.

Written by Jeffery Battersby

June 18th, 2015 at 10:09 pm