Join the Intego Mac security experts for the latest Apple news, industry opinions, and a splash of security advice in our easy-to-digest, entertaining, and informative podcast series.
Hosted by Kirk McElhearn and Josh Long.
May 4th, 2018 | 29 mins 44 secs
We explain what tech support scams - by phone, or on the web - are all about, and we then take a close look at the best ways to do a spring cleaning on your Mac.
April 27th, 2018 | 31 mins 43 secs
We discuss three new types of Mac malware, talk about the latest Mac and iOS security updates, then look at a sneaky new threat that can affect the security of your iOS devices.
April 20th, 2018 | 31 mins 33 secs
In this week's episode, we explain why you may see dialogs on your Mac warning that your apps aren't compatible. Then we welcome Brian Burke, the president of SellYourMac.com, to discuss the best way to sell your old Mac, iPhone, or iPad.
April 11th, 2018 | 32 mins 20 secs
We cover a lot this week. Facebook and Cambridge Analytica, a new DNS service for individuals, new Apple privacy features, the new Mac Pro, and more.
April 4th, 2018 | 27 mins 9 secs
We look at the ten most common online scams, and explain how to avoid them. And we mention the fact that Apple has updated everything this week.
March 28th, 2018 | 28 mins 51 secs
After some news - about a 100TB SSD, storing data in DNA, and more - we discuss whether your smart speaker is spying on you, then examine what could happen if you delete your Facebook account. Could you still log in on all the websites where you used your Facebook profile?
March 21st, 2018 | 30 mins 11 secs
We look at the three different types of hard drives you can use with your Mac: hard disks, fusion drives, and SSDs. We also discuss a cryptocurrency miner in the Mac App store, a new device that can crack any iPhone, and rumors of new Mac laptops.
March 14th, 2018 | 29 mins 43 secs
How secure are your passwords and other data in the cloud? We discuss how Apple's iCloud Keychain works, and whether you can trust it. In the news, we look at the "Right to Repair" bill in California, and discuss whether iTunes is going away. (Spoiler: no.)
March 7th, 2018 | 30 mins 48 secs
Apple is simplifying its macOS Server software, and we discuss what you may want to do if you use this software. We also look at some recent news, such as how a Mac user was able to track a Mac his sold for three years, and how a company claims they can unlock every iPhone.
February 28th, 2018 | 27 mins 56 secs
Is it a good idea to join Apple’s public beta programs, to get access to new features before everyone else? We discuss the pros and cons of being a guinea pig. We also highlight some recent Mac security issues and malware.
February 21st, 2018 | 26 mins 23 secs
We discuss Apple's HomePod, and the security implications of having an AI listening to you all the time. We also cover news about the Chrome browser's new built-in ad blocker, a text message bug that affects Apple devices (and is now fixed), and an interesting new chip in Apple's iMac Pro.
February 14th, 2018 | 34 mins 34 secs
We look at the year in Mac security 2017, and discuss the rise in malware. And we discuss the best strategies for backing up your Mac. But first, Kirk tells about how his website was (sort of) hacked.
February 7th, 2018 | 31 mins 8 secs
An overuse of ads has made it hard to read websites. In order to read easily, and safely, it's useful to use an ad blocker. We discuss why you may want to use an ad blocker, how they work, and how to use them in macOS and iOS.
January 31st, 2018 | 32 mins 50 secs
We use lots of strange words to describe malware and security issues. We look at malware and security lingo, explain who gets to name new malware, and also talk about Apple's latest updates to all their operating systems.
January 24th, 2018 | 27 mins 40 secs
After a brief discussion of the week's news, we look at VPNs, virtual private networks. We explain how they work, and when and why you might want to use one.
January 17th, 2018 | 33 mins 51 secs
We discuss and explain the issue around iPhone batteries, and tell you what to do if your iPhone's battery isn't lasting all day. We also look at a new, dumb password bug in macOS High Sierra, new Wi-Fi security standards, and new Mac malware.