Do you ever wonder how all these celebrities continue to have their private photos spread all over the internet? While celebrities' phones and computers are forever vulnerable to attacks, the common folk must also be wary. No matter how careful you think you were went you sent ...more
If you have a Mac, you've probably been anticipating the release of OS X Mountain Lion. If you have multiple Macs, you've probably been dreading the long process of downloading and installing it on all of them. Here's how to create a bootable backup disk and save yourself some ...more
If you have no desire to get a separate Mac desktop computer, but want to either supersize your laptop's screen for gaming or need to get additional screen real estate while you work, then connecting your MacBook, MacBook Air, or MacBook Pro to an external display is the right ...more
Apple has a built-in way to protect you from opening up potentially malicious apps on your computer in Mac OS X Lion, Mountain Lion, Mavericks, Yosemite, El Capitan, and macOS Sierra. This setting, named Gatekeeper, will never stop you from installing apps from the Mac App Sto ...more
Hello, my fellow hackers. My name is cl0ck. I am a senior majoring in Computer Engineering with an emphasis is Security. I have been lurking the site for a while now reading and learning from the great minds that reside here. I, too, have some knowledge that I would like to s ...more
I admit, when the new iOS 5 update for Apple devices was coming out, I had iTunes open all morning with my iPhone 4 attached... waiting... waiting... waiting until finally the new version of iOS was available for download. I stopped everything I was doing and quickly initiated ...more
OS X is built upon a UNIX foundation, which grants you access to the benefits that UNIX offers, including the standard toolkit (make, gcc, clang, git, perl, svn, size, strings, id, and a lot more) via the command line developer tools, which are an essential if you're a develop ...more
This Null Byte is a doozey. On Sunday, September 19th, an exploit for the latest Mac OS X 10.7 "Lion" was discovered by Patrick Dunstan. This exploit allows for an attacker, even remotely, to request to have the root user's password changed without knowing the password to the ...more
Back in the day when computers relied on CRT monitors, having a static image displayed for too long actually resulted in the image being burned into the screen. For this reason, screensavers were developed, which display animated images in constant motion to prevent burning in ...more
When setting up a new Mac, there can be a bunch of settings that need to be changed in order to get the system running the way you like it. That usually involves going through tons of System Preferences panes and app settings—but it doesn't have to. If you'd rather get everyt ...more
I love my Mac to pieces, but there have been times, so many times, that I wanted to silence that classic Apple start-up chime. I mean, the only thing the sound does is notify everyone around you that you have a Mac, and that you have turned said Mac on, right? Well it's not so ...more
So you just upgraded your Mac to OS X Lion and it greeted you, not with a friendly welcome video as Snow Leopard did, but instead with a tiny clip informing you that the Apple powers that be, have decided to reverse the 2-finger scroll direction, without even asking if you'd l ...more
I came across these beautiful wallpapers while browsing +Guy Kawasaki's Google+ stream. Basically, someone combined Calvin and Hobbes with the OS X Lion desktop wallpaper to make some truly fun artwork. Click on the link for access to the full-resolution wallpapers.
Microsoft recently released the first sneak peak of their new operating system, Windows 8, and it's a pretty big departure from the last few major updates. The new Windows 8 was built from the ground up, and is designed primarily as a touchscreen interface, which is perfect fo ...more
Apple has announced that Mac OS X Lion will only be available as a download from the App Store. But what if you don't have high speed internet? You'll want to watch this video to learn how install Mac OS X Lion on an SD card.
Warning: this video presents a complicated bit of computing, and it is not recommended for any noobs. If you are trying to set up your hackintosh with Mac OS X Lion, watch this video. Downloads: archive and Mac OS X Lion
One of the many new features in Mac OS X Lion is the new Launchpad utility. Launchpad allows you to gain access to all of your apps quickly by showing an overlay on the screen with several different icons. You can organize the icons into different catagories such as "Music" an ...more
If you don't want to go through the hassle of setting up a formal network between two Macs, but still want to transfer files between the two, take a look at Airdrop. Airdrop is a built-in utility found in Mac OS X Lion (10.7) that will allow you to easily drag and drop files t ...more
Want to have one of the features of Mac's newest OS, OS X Lion, on your Windows PC? With JumpPad you can. Get the Windows version of LaunchPad from Mac OS X Lion on your PC by downloading JumpPad.
Maybe you don't have Mac OS X Lion yet, but you can dress Snow Leopard up just like it with this Lion theme. Watch the video to learn how to get a Mac OS X Lion theme on your Mac Snow Leopard machine.
When OS X Lion (10.7) debuted last year, a lot of Apple users were dismayed that the "Save As" option had disappeared, replaced by the "Duplicate" function. Most felt that it just wasn't the same, so when Mountain Lion was released, the "Save As" option was brought back… sort ...more
In OS X 10.7 operating system, the library folder is hidden by default. In this tutorial you will learn how bring the library folder back into finder. Step 1: Open Terminal. If you have any difficulties finding terminal, type in the Spotlight, Terminal. (top right corner on yo ...more