Apple – PrivaSecTech https://privasectech.com/ Wed, 13 Nov 2019 18:34:29 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.4.2 Anti-Virus for Macosx https://privasectech.com/anti-virus-for-macosx/ Fri, 24 Aug 2012 16:00:23 +0000 http://privasectech.com/?p=292 Continue reading Anti-Virus for Macosx]]> Because of Apple’s advertising, Mac users often (wrongly) believe that they don’t need anti-virus software. The problem that these users have is that when they are hacked, they have no way of ever finding out. The intruder can be watching them while they type (by way of viewing the user’s screen or even watching them through the webcam) and listening on their microphones. Once I explain this to Mac users, the next thing they ask me is if there are free anti-virus programs for Mac. Here is a list of the three I’m aware of; if you know of more, please let me know.

Just having one of these anti-virus programs installed, or even just regularly downloading the latest virus definitions is not enough; it’s the regular full system scans that do the detection.

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Apple’s updated privacy policy https://privasectech.com/apples-updated-privacy-policy/ Tue, 22 Jun 2010 19:42:39 +0000 http://privasectech.com/?p=20 Continue reading Apple’s updated privacy policy]]> “To provide location-based services on Apple products, Apple and our partners and licensees may collect, use, and share precise location data, including the real-time geographic location of your Apple computer or device.”

They may also provide your location, and personal information, to others.

With no apparent way to turn off the GPSr in your iphone or other Apple device, how comfortable are you with them being provided your every move?

You can review it for yourself on Apple’s website , scroll down to “Location-Based Services”.

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Apple iphone vs Nokia E71 https://privasectech.com/apple-iphone-vs-nokia-e71/ Tue, 15 Jun 2010 15:09:21 +0000 http://privasectech.com/?p=17 Continue reading Apple iphone vs Nokia E71]]> Traditional cellular phones are now known as feature phones, deprecated by the advanced “smart phone”, which allows one to install feature rich, operating system applications. With the advanced computer opportunities, comes great security risks, your cell phone can now be cracked just as a personal computer can, as a result. That being said, most people seem to upgrade to a smart phone once given the opportunity.

You’ll notice many techies care more for technical specs than for marketing. As a result, you will often get a significantly superior product. While we were using the E71 for months while other friends awaited the iphone, we were using some of these stock features that come with the SymbianOS based E71:

* Can send Multimedia Messaging Service (MMS)
* Customize ringtones with your mp3s
* Removable storage device
* Replaceable battery that typically lasts a week between charges
* Removable SIM card
* 3.2M digital camera with flash that can record video
* Small video camera on the front for video conferencing
* Voice dialling
* Voice recording
* Bevelled Qwerty keyboard (touchscreen keyboards = ugh)
* Opensource operating system
* Instant messaging (Facebook, Twitter, MSN, Yahoo!, Skype etc)
* VPN
* Encryption (internal flash disk and/or memory card)
* QuickOffice
* Can copy and paste
* Podcasting
* Built in SIP (VoIP) client!

While we’ve not been compensated to recommend this cell phone, we’ve used it and enjoy it compared to the others we’ve tried. If you have one that you feel is superior to this, don’t hesitate to contact us with the technical reasons why!
The biggest issues we have with the E71:

* Calendaring requires Microsoft Outlook (why not an open standard like iCalendar (.ics)?)
* While the removable storage device shows up on Linux, there is no PC Suite like client for open source operating systems and the format used is proprietary.

Full E71 Specifications on Nokia.com
Disclosure of material connection: CMP.ly/0

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