The MacBook Pro's Touch Bar just isn't that useful. Sure, its functionality changes based on the app you're in, but if you -- like me -- were expecting a second screen that you'd be able to customise, you're not the only one who's disappointed. You can, however, download the third party app 2Touch to create some bespoke shortcuts that will launch your favourite apps and services.
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Using iCloud to monitor the location of your Apple devices is an easy way to keep track of your stuff, and lock it down when it's in the wrong hands. Just remember to say goodbye to iCloud before you sell that ageing iMac. Designer Brenden Mulligan signed into his iCloud account and found an old friend waiting for him among his list of devices: the iMac he had sold nearly three years prior.
Apple found itself rather red-faced last week when it was discovered that the root account of macOS High Sierra was accessible without a password. Yep, that's quite the security blunder. The company responded quickly with a patch, unfortunately, it turns out that patch can be overridden by macOS' normal update process.
Apple's new operating system for computers, macOS High Sierra, is about to arrive and it comes with a nasty little zero day. A security researcher, who used to work for the NSA found the vulnerability that allows an unauthorised party to exfiltrate passwords from the Keychain - Apple's tool for storing passwords and other security information.
Following the release of iOS 11 into public beta earlier this week, Apple has followed up with the first public beta of macOS High Sierra. As an update focussed on refinement rather than lots of new features, it shouldn;t cause too much grief but a new file system and changes to how some some data is handled makes me think this one needs a "Handle with Care" label.