All that stuff I said before in Internet Address Lookup Security? Well, that’s the old way and probably doesn’t even work anymore. At least, that’s how it appeared to me and sent me off to find the new solution: DNSCrypt version 2.
Startup Item Help
One of the simple steps in Bad App Alert was to add the startup item and what made this simple was using a free app. After following the app’s recommendation to update, it is no longer free to add or otherwise manage startup items. That’s ok, I’m sure there is another free utility out there makes this overcomplicated task simple.
iPhone Pre-Order Needs to Change
I guess pre-order warnings will continue annually until things get better. MacWorld has a new article on how this process needs to change: How Apple can fix its awful pre-ordering system.
Bad App Alert
Bad App Alert? You could take this to mean that I’m alerting you of a problem with an app or that I’m showing you how to be notified when an app is behaving badly. It’s a little of both.
iPhone Pre-Order Warning
After Wednesday’s new iPhone announcement I should have thought of posting this before today. If you want an iPhone delivered to your door as soon as possible the pre-order process can be an adventure since millions of other people are trying to do the exact same thing at the exact same time. Besides online stores being down, slow, or showing incorrect information (think DDoS), there is one other factor that can drastically affect when you actually get your phone.
iOS 10 Public Beta Joke
Public betas are terrific and makes everyone happy. The public is happy to be able to play with the next version way ahead of everyone else. The system owners are happy to get valuable feedback of beta systems hoisted upon masses without being liable for their quirks, issues, and just plain not-quite-there-yet (see Apple Maps launch with iOS 6). However, after participiating in the iOS 9 Public Beta it feels like a joke to be asked to participate again.
Security at Github
Prompted by a tweet by CSS-Tricks about protecting the token, this is a brief post that showcases a handful of security techniques used at Github from Let’s look at some of the security at Github.
Internet Address Lookup Security
Macintosh Security posted PAC Attacks When Using HTTPS! VPN To The Rescue with more good reasons to use VPN to secure your sensitive internet work. Since everyone already does that or uses only secure networks (right?) I was intrigued by the DNSCrypt information at the bottom to secure my internet address lookups.
Apple vs Pro
Last year I commented on the rumored focus on quality before WWDC. I thought I’d do it again this year, but I’ve pushed it to the last possible moment before the announcements so this is a little thin.
QuickTime for Windows is Emblematic
Apple recently discontinued QuickTime for Windows after it was reported to have security issues. Here is a letter I wrote to Tim Cook.