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How to get rid of the remains of an old, unwanted Mac app

Some time ago I seemed to have acquired a less-than-legitimate copy of the Mac app Angry Birds 4.0.0. Since updating my Mac to Mavericks I am bothered daily by a notification popping up asking me to update the app today, or be reminded (forever) about doing it tomorrow(s). [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 4, 2014 - 3 answers

gotofail bug: articles about its minimal *real-world* effects?

I'm trying to help a relative who's in a full panic about computer security, brought on both by the alarmist mainstream reporting about the gotofail bug and by some coincidental hardware issues with her OS X machine. My reassurance isn't going to cut it this time -- is there somewhere online where she can read, in lay terms, that although the bug was severe in theory / in its implications, there's very little evidence of real-world exploits? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 26, 2014 - 6 answers

How does remotely accessing somebody else's computer even work, anyway?

I just visited Facebook and it showed me the login screen with the email address of the guy I'm dating as the username. I was using FB earlier today, puttering around, sending messages and whatnot, and I haven't logged out of FB or restarted my Mac since. What's going on here? Am I paranoid to think that he (or someone else) could have remotely accessed my computer? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 31, 2012 - 19 answers

Unlocked Iphone and Mac Software?

Will updating my Mac software (from Leopard to Snow Leopard) re-lock my iphone? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 15, 2011 - 5 answers

Keylogging my son's mac

I suspect my young son is carrying on an ongoing discussion with a stranger he met on the internet. My wife and I are going to approach him, but we would like some evidence so we know what questions to ask. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 14, 2011 - 42 answers

Securely erasing memory

I'm donating a computer to a friend-of-a-relative. Can data be recovered from the RAM or any other part of the computer? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 31, 2010 - 6 answers

Dijkstra find a path to my baby's heart!

Does anyone know a good mapping software for an ontological map or a cognitive map for Mac OSX? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 4, 2010 - 4 answers

I hate you mail.app

Why can't I get mail.app to stop launching and to get my mailto links to load in safari under my gmail account instead? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 9, 2010 - 7 answers

How useful and difficult is the ACTC certification material?

My boss may be offering me an ACTC certification. I don't know whether computers are a hobby or a career for me, and I have limited free time. Should I talk to him seriously about sponsoring (paying the fees) me for the exam? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 21, 2009 - 1 answer

I found the perfect job... but it's in Amsterdam

I found a job posting from a Mac software developer for a support/QA guru that pretty much sums up exactly what I want in a job right now. However, circumstances are not right for this particular position. How can I still do this as a job? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 7, 2009 - 1 answer

Help me offload my movies offshore to DVDs

Hi everyone. I have a some of movie files that I'd like to transder to DVD. However... [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 13, 2009 - 4 answers

Kraftwerk is just out of my reach!

How can I change file extensions on a group of files "in bulk", specifically from .flac to .mp3? Keywords: iTunes, Mac, OS X. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 30, 2008 - 17 answers

Question about sensitive data, erasing files, and backup drives.

Question about sensitive data, erasing files, and backup drives. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 26, 2008 - 9 answers

Mac-specific IT guy in a Windows world?

In the current and near-future markets, are there viable opportunities for a Mac-specific IT guy, and are Apple certifications worth it? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 14, 2008 - 12 answers

How should we protect patient data?

What steps should a small practice take to secure patient data on a laptop? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 22, 2008 - 27 answers

We don't need no stinkin' macs!

I need help in stopping my campus IT group from their hostile tolerance of macs to outright banning of them on campus though a multi-platform environment is supported in the rest of the university system. Long explanation to follow... [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 15, 2007 - 22 answers

How to be a Mac Genius?

I scored an on-site Mac Genius interview. Now what? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 10, 2007 - 8 answers

How to switch to a mac.

Questions about making the switch to Mac: We have 200GB of files, mostly music and photos, on the harddrive of my PC (running windows XP SP2). I want to give my SO an iMac G5. (Shh! It's a secret.) Tell me what the easiest way is to move the pictures and music from one platform to the other. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 21, 2005 - 20 answers

Boom goes the Powerbook...or maybe not

it-still-may-explode-but-i'll-take-my-chances-filter: I received my replacement Powerbook battery from Apple - Am I obligated to return the old one? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 27, 2005 - 9 answers

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