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Posted on February 19, 2015 by Jeff Reifman

Most Frustrating iPhone Touch ID “Feature”

Clearly as we rely more on our devices, their security is more important than ever. But in the case of Apple’s iOS Touch ID hardware, I cannot understand for the life of me why Apple’s made security more paranoid than I will ever be. Every single time you switch off your phone, you’re required to log in Read More

Posted on September 26, 2014 by Jeff Reifman

Apple Continues Support for Stolen MacBooks and Devices

Apple has no policy of reporting stolen computers brought in for support to the police. In fact, they continue to provide warranty care and service. My home was burglarized in February. Over the last few days, Apple’s systems notified me that someone with my MacBook Pro 15″ Retina made a Genius Bar appointment and provided Read More

Posted on February 24, 2014 by Jeff Reifman

How to Secure Your Mac From Potential Theft

Thanks to The Loop and The Chronicle for promoting this post … follow me @reifman for updates. Let’s get started helping you to secure your mac: My residence was recently broken into (the alarm malfunctioned on entry and only went off as the thieves left) and two Mac laptops were taken. Luckily, I have good insurance Read More

Posted on October 24, 2013 by Jeff Reifman

Apple’s Turned the PC Market on its Head

The iPad’s devastation of PC market share (“Tablets To Grow 53.4% This Year, Says Gartner, As The Traditional PC declines 11.2%“) combined with Apple’s free release of Mavericks OS X struck me at how much the company’s flipped the dynamics of the industry. I worked at Microsoft from 1991 to 1999 as a Group Program Manager. Read More

Posted on January 30, 2013 by Jeff Reifman

How to Download the Apple Aperture 3.x Trial

If you purchased Aperture before it was integrated into AppStore and are having trouble installing it on a new machine or re-installing it, you can download the Aperture 3.1 trial from Apple here. You’ll still need your Aperture activation key to use the software. Since the Apple Maverick’s upgrade, this post has received more than 16,000 Read More

What to expect from the Apple MacPad: predicting the release of the long-rumored Mac Tablet

You can view the original version of this page in the Archive.org Wayback Machine. Brief update: Welcome Slashdot and MacSurfer readers. Coincidentally, Gizmodo is reporting today that Apple plans to release an $800 tablet or netbook in October – based on a translated story out of China. My post below outlines what this product might Read More

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