Remove Pop-up Ads, Redirects, or Virus from Apple Mac OS (Guide)


Remove Pop-up Ads, Redirects, or Virus from Apple Mac OS (Guide)

Adware, browser hijackers and potentially unwanted programs are these days able to infected the Apple Mac OS operating system. This type of infections are designed specifically to make money. They generate web traffic, collects sales leads for other dubious sites, and will display advertisements and sponsored links within your web browser.

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Unfortunately, some free downloads do not adequately disclose that other software will also be installed and you may find that you have installed adware on your Mac OS without your knowledge. The type of potentially unwanted programs are typically added when you install another free software that had bundled into their installation this adware program.

When your Mac OS is infected with malware, you will experience the following symptoms:

  • Advertising banners are injected with the web pages that you are visiting.
  • Random web page text is turned into hyperlinks.
  • Browser popups appear which recommend fake updates or other software.
  • Other unwanted adware programs might get installed without the user’s knowledge.

You should always pay attention when installing software because often, a software installer includes optional installs. Be very careful what you agree to install.
Always opt for the custom installation and deselect anything that is not familiar, especially optional software that you never wanted to download and install in the first place.
It goes without saying that you should not install software that you don’t trust.

How to remove adware and browser hijackers from Apple Mac OS

This malware removal guide may appear overwhelming due to the amount of the steps and numerous programs that are being used. We have only written it this way to provide clear, detailed, and easy to understand instructions that anyone can use to remove malware for free.
Please perform all the steps in the correct order. If you have any questions or doubt at any point, STOP and ask for our assistance.

To remove Pop-up Ads, Redirects, or Virus from Apple Mac OS, follow these steps:

  • STEP 1: Uninstall the malicious apps from your Mac OS
  • STEP 2: Remove unwanted extensions from your browser
  • STEP 3: Scan and clean your device with Malwarebytes Anti-Malware for Mac

STEP 1: Uninstall the malicious apps from your Mac OS

In this first step, we will try to identify and remove any malicious program that might be installed on your machine. The bellow video will explain how to remove any malicious program from your machine.

Known malicious apps: MacSaver, MacVX (and variants like MacVaX), MacCaptain, MacPriceCut, SaveOnMac, Mac Global Deals or MacDeals, MacSter, MacXcoupon, Shop Brain (or variants like SShoP Braaiin), PalMall, MacShop, MacSmart, News Ticker Remover, Shopper Helper Pro, Photo Zoom, Best YouTube Downloader, ArcadeYum, Extended protection, Video download helper, FlashFree or GoldenBoy.

The malicious app may have a different name on your device. If you cannot find any unwanted apps on your device, then you can proceed with the next step.



STEP 2: Remove unwanted extensions from your browser

  • Safari
  • Google Chrome
  • Mozilla Firefox
  1. From the Safari menu, select “Preferences“.
    Safari Mac OS Preferences
    In the Safari Preferences window, click the “Extensions” tab. Find any unknown plugin, then click on the “Uninstall” button.

    This infection can add more than one extension, it is recommended that you remove all unknown extensions from Safari.
    Known malicious extensions: MacSaver, MacVX (and variants like MacVaX), MacCaptain, MacPriceCut, SaveOnMac, Mac Global Deals or MacDeals, MacSter, MacXcoupon, Shop Brain (or variants like SShoP Braaiin), PalMall, MacShop, MacSmart, News Ticker Remover, Shopper Helper Pro, Photo Zoom, Best YouTube Downloader, ArcadeYum, Extended protection, Video download helper, FlashFree or GoldenBoy.

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  2. Next, select “Preferences“, go to the “General” tab and change the “Default Search Engine” to Google. Then, in the “General” tab, find the “Home Page” and change it to “google.com”.Remove malwaretips.com/blogs/wp-content/uploads/2014/11/safari-hijack-290×290.jpg 290w, malwaretips.com/blogs/wp-content/uploads/2014/11/safari-hijack-300×300.jpg 300w” sizes=”(max-width: 560px) 100vw, 560px” style=”max-width: 100%; margin: 0.5em auto; display: block; height: auto;” class=””>


STEP 3: Scan and clean your device with Malwarebytes Anti-Malware for Mac

If you are still experiencing issues on your Mac OS, we will need to perform a system scan with Malwarebytes Anti-Malware for Mac for malware.
This step should be performed only if your issues have not been solved by the previous steps.

Malwarebytes Anti-Malware for Mac is a powerful tool which is designed to remove adware and browser hijackers from Apple Mac OS.

  1. You can download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware for Mac from the below link:
    MALWAREBYTES ANTI-MALWARE FOR MAC DOWNLOAD LINK (This link will open a new web page from where you can download “Malwarebytes Anti-Malware for Mac”)
  2. One you have downloaded Malwarebytes Anti-Malware for Mac, click on the “Scan” button to start a system check-up.
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  3. When the scan has completed, click on the “Remove Selected Items” to remove all the malware that Malwarebytes has detected.
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Your device should be now malware free. If you are still experiencing problems while trying to remove adware from your Mac OS, please ask for help in our Malware Removal Assistance for Mac forum.

How to remove a virus from Mac


Got a virus on your Mac? Here’s how to remove it

You may have heard it’s said that Macs don’t get viruses. That there’s no Apple virus. You may even have said it yourself. Sadly, it’s not true. Sure, there aren’t as many viruses on the Mac as there are on, say, Windows. But they do exist. And, it’s not just viruses you have to be wary of. There are all sorts of different forms of malware, from bits of code that download themselves and show you adverts for things you have no interest in, to really nasty bugs that steal your personal data.

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How do I know if my Mac has a virus?

Before you remove a virus from a Mac, you need to be sure it actually has one. We’ve covered that in more detail in this article but here are a few pointers.

  • Your Mac starts behaving erratically and doing things you don’t expect;
  • Your Mac starts running very slowly, as if something is hogging the processor;
  • You start seeing adverts on your desktop;
  • You find software or applications you didn’t install.

These symptoms may mean your Mac has a virus, although there could be other explanations.

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How to remove a virus from a Mac

Thankfully, there are lots of ways to do it. And Mac virus removal doesn’t have to cost money. 

1. Delete browser extensions

One of the most common types of malware comes in the form of browser extensions. Even extensions that aren’t particularly malicious can be annoying, and if you didn’t deliberately install them, they’re malware. Here’s how to get rid of unwanted browser extensions.

The manual way

Safari

  1. Launch Safari.
  2. Click in the Safari menu in the menu bar and choose Preferences.
  3. Click on the Extensions tab, look down the list and click on any extensions that look suspicious. Read the description of the extension. If you don’t remember installing it, click Uninstall.
  4. Repeat until you’ve removed all the extensions you don’t want.

Chrome

  1. Launch Chrome.
  2. Click on the Chrome menu and choose Preferences.
  3. Click on the three vertical dots at the top right of the browser window (if you’re logged into a Google account, they’ll be under your name)
  4. Hover over More Tools and choose Extensions from the menu that appears.
  5. Look over the extensions in the browser window and click Remove on any that you don’t recognise.

Firefox

  1. Launch Firefox.
  2. Click on Tools in the menu bar.
  3. Choose Extensions from the left hand side of the window.
  4. Check the extensions and click Remove on any you don’t recognise.

The easy way

That seems like quite a lot of effort, right? Thankfully, there is an easier way to remove browser extensions from your Mac. And it works for both Chrome and Safari. CleanMyMac 3 is a brilliant tool for getting rid of all sorts of unwanted files on your Mac and it makes it really easy to remove browser extensions. Here’s how.

  1. Launch CleanMyMac.
  2. Click on Extensions.
  3. Click on either Safari or Chrome.
  4. Check the box next to the extensions you don’t recognise.
  5. Click Remove.

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2. Uninstall apps

Malware comes in lots of different forms. And it even comes disguised as security software to help you get rid of viruses! Devious, huh?

If you’ve inadvertently downloaded an app that turns out to be a virus, you need to uninstall it immediately. There are a couple of ways to do this. Here’s the hard way.

  1. Go to your applications folder and drag the app to the Trash.
  2. Go to your ~/Library folder and look in the Application support folder for any files related to the app and drag those to the Trash.
  3. Look in the other folders in ~/Library, especially Launch Agents and Launch Daemons and remove any files related to the app from there. But be careful, if you remove files used by legitimate app you could cause lots of problems.
  4. Repeat Step 3 for your Mac’ main Library folder.

The easy way: Uninstall apps in a few clicks

  1. Download and launch CleanMyMac.
  2. Click Uninstaller.
  3. Check the box next to the application name.
  4. Click Uninstall.

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If you don’t know the name of the application, it’s more difficult. But if you use CleanMyMac, all you have to do is scroll through the list of applications and look for any you don’t recognise or don’t need and remove them. CleanMyMac removes every trace of an app, including files that you may overlook when you remove applications manually. This is particularly important for viruses, so it’s much better to use CleanMyMac.

3. Use an antivirus tool

While the above steps work very well in lots of cases, sometimes the Mac virus removal means using a dedicated antivirus application to scan and remove malware from your Mac.

There are lots of these applications available, and many of them are either free or allow you to at the very least scan your Mac for free to find out whether you need to take action. Be careful, however. It’s important to choose a tool from a reputable vendor. If you just Google ‘Mac antivirus tool’ some of the results near the top of the listings may well be for tools that are themselves malicious and instead of removing viruses from your Mac will infect it. Here are some reputable Mac antivirus tools:

  • Avast Free Mac Security
  • AVG Antivirus for Mac
  • BitDefender Antivirus for Mac
  • Kaspersky Internet Security for Mac
  • Intego Mac Premium Bundle X9

One common way that viruses embed themselves on your Mac is by putting files in the Launch Agents and Launch Daemons folders so they launch automatically. You can remove them manually, but if you delete the wrong file, you could create a problem for another, legitimate, application. CleanMyMac has a dedicated tool to remove Launch Agents and is much safer than doing so manually.

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How to get rid of virus on a Macbook Pro (or any other Mac) if all else fails

If you’ve run through all the steps above and are still having problems trying to remove a virus from a Mac, the next step is to restore from a Time Machine backup. The benefit of restoring from Time Machine is that you can do it quickly and easily by booting into the recovery partition and you can choose to backup to a state just before your Mac started behaving erratically.

The downside of this option is that any work you’ve done since the backup you restore from will be lost. You could manually copy files from your Mac to another drive or cloud storage service before you restore and then copy them back afterwards. However, if one of those files is infected, you risk contaminating your Mac all over again. If there are documents you really need and that aren’t backed up elsewhere, use one of the antivirus tools above to run a scan on them before you copy them to another disk. That way you’ll know they’re safe.

Here’s how to restore from a Time Machine backup

  1. Make sure you’re connected to your Time Machine backup drive.
  2. Restart your Mac, holding down the Command and R keys until you see the Apple logo. When the macOS Utilities screen appears, choose Restore from a Time Machine Backup. Click Continue.
  3. Choose the last backup before your Mac started misbehaving or you suspect you were infected with a virus.
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Your Mac will now return to the state it was in when you made that backup.

If you don’t have a Time Machine backup to restore from, the last resort is to reinstall macOS. This is a ground-zero approach. You’ll need to wipe your startup drive completely clean and start again. That means re-installing all your applications and copying all your data back to your Mac afterwards. If you have a recent backup of your data, from before your Mac became infected, you can use that to copy data from after you re-install. If not, you’ll need to back up important files now — but scan them with an antivirus tool first to make sure they’re not infected.

To perform a clean install of macOS, you’ll need a bootable installer disk. Creating one is beyond the scope of this article, but there is a comprehensive guide here

Once you’ve made your bootable installer, plug it into your Mac, go to System Preferences, choose Startup Disk and select the disk you just plugged in. Restart your Mac, holding down Command-R and do the following:

  1. When the macOS Utilities screen appears, select Reinstall a new copy of macOS. Click Continue and then Continue again when the next window appears.
  2. Agree to the terms and conditions and select your Mac’s internal disk.
  3. Click Install. Wait for your Mac to restart.
  4. Your Mac will startup as if it’s a new Mac and you’ll need to go through the process of setting it up from scratch.
  5. Once you’ve set it up, copy back the files you need from the backup and that you know aren’t infected.

As you can see, there are many different ways to remove a virus from a Mac, depending on how badly infected it is and what kind of virus it is. The main thing to remember is if you suspect your Mac is infected, don’t worry. It can be fixed!


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Facebooks skræmmende metoder: Sådan snager de i dine data


Facebooks skræmmende metoder: Sådan snager de i dine data

Facebook sporer dig på måder, du slet ikke havde forestillet dig. I et svar til den amerikanske Kongres redegør Facebook for alle de ting de holder øje med, når man bruger Facebook.


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Facebook har i et svar til den amerikanske Kongres afsløret de mange måder, de overvåger folk, som bruger deres platform på, skriver Business Insider.

Ud over, at holde øje med hvor meget tid man bruger på sitet, eller hvilke ting man køber gennem Facebook, holder de også øje med en række mindre åbenlyse ting.

  • Facebook gemmer dine musebevægelser, og bruger dem til at bedømme, om du er et ægte menneske. Googles Recaptcha-system fungerer på samme måde
  • Facebook holder øje med, om Facebook-vinduet er i fokus, også for at vurdere om du er et menneske
  • Facebook samler store mængder data om din enhed, så som batteriniveau, signalstyrke og lagerplads
  • Facebook undersøger hvilket mobilselskab du har, din internetudbyder, din IP-adresse, informationer om dine cookies, tidszone og hvor hurtigt dit internet er.
  • Nogle gange overvåger Facebook hvilke andre enheder, der er på samme netværk
  • Signaler fra omkringliggende wifi-netværk, mobilmaster og BlueTooth-enheder overvåges også af Facebook
  • Facebook har adgang til din GPS-position, kameradata og billeder, hvis ikke indstillingerne er sat til at forhindre det.
    Det er måske en af de mest opsigtsvækkende adgange, som Facebook har. I dokumentet beskrives det sådan:
    Data from device settings: information a user allows us to receive through device settings they turn on, such as access to their GPS location, camera, or photos.
  • Facebook samler også data om hvad du laver online og offline, og hvad du køber fra tredje parter, inklusive din brug af spil og andre apps
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How to get the official Apple user guide for free


Apple Watch: How to get the official Apple user guide for free

Whether you’re new to Apple Watch, or just enjoy having the official user guide from Apple as a reference, having it on hand can be useful for yourself in addition to helping others.

Apple makes the official user guides for its devices available for free in digital formats. You can find physical copies from various third-parties ranging from around $10-$20 on Amazon, but the free official Apple Watch guide has some benefits.

Aside from being the official guide from Apple, it is updated over time as the company releases new software and changes come to Apple Watch. Another big benefit is that the Apple Books guide is quickly searchable.

Apple Watch: How to get the official Apple user guide for free

  1. Follow the corresponding link to the free official user guide for Apple Watch
  2. You can download the free Apple Books user guide on Mac, iPhone, or iPad
  3. After clicking the link above, follow the prompts to download the free user guide with Apple Books

Follow along with the walkthrough below for more specifics:

After following the link to the free user guide, tap Get and then Read to open it as shown above.

On iPad and iPhone, you can swipe to turn pages, don’t forget to tap the screen to use the handy table of contents at search feature up top.

While it’s often handy to have these user guides downloaded to your device, you can also use the web versions.

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How to set up your Sonos speaker with AirPlay 2


How to set up your Sonos speaker with AirPlay 2

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Now that Sonos supports AirPlay 2, you might be wondering how to get your smart speakers to work with Siri on your iPhone or HomePod. The first step is to update everything. Then you can connect your Sonos speakers to your Home app. Here’s how.

  • Which Sonos speakers are compatible with AirPlay 2?
  • Update your Sonos app and then your Sonos speaker
  • Play audio from your iPhone using AirPlay
  • Add your Sonos speaker to the Home App
  • Ask Siri to play music through your Sonos speaker

Which Sonos speakers are compatible with AirPlay 2?

Not all Sonos speakers are created equal. Only four speakers in the Sonos line natively support AirPlay 2.

That being said, if you have one of the above-listed speakers, you can connect it to one of your non-AirPlay 2 supported speakers and it will play music alongside it with the AirPlay 2 one sending the instructions to the others.

Update your Sonos app and then your Sonos speaker

If you haven’t already done so, you’ll need to update your Sonos app to version 9.0. If you’re brand new to the Sonos family and have never downloaded the Sonos Controller app before, when you go to download the app, it will already be at version 9.0.

How to update apps on iPhone and iPad

Once you’ve updated the Sonos Controller app to version 9.0 or higher, you’ll find the notification to update your speaker when you launch the app.

  1. Launch the Sonos Controller app on your iPhone.
  2. Tap the More tab. It looks like three dots.
  3. Tap Settings.
  4. Tap Online Updates.

    In the Sonos app tap More, then tap Settings, then tap Online Updates

The Sonos app will communicate with your speaker and update its software to the latest version with support for AirPlay2.

Play audio from your iPhone using AirPlay

Once your Sonos speaker is connected to AirPlay, it will appear in the AirPlay playback section of Now Playing widget in Control Center.

  1. On iPhone X, swipe down from the top right corner of the screen, or on all other iPhone devices, swipe up from the bottom bezel onto the screen to bring up Control Center.
  2. Tap the speaker selection button on the Now Playing Widget.

    Swipe to launch Control Center, then tap the speaker selection button in the Now Playing widget

  3. Tap the AirPlay button.
  4. Tap your Sonos speaker (and any other AirPlay speaker you’d like to send audio to).

    Tap the AirPlay button, then select your speaker

Add your Sonos speaker to the Home App

If you want to get the most out of your AirPlay 2 connection, you’re going to want to use Siri to control playback of your Sonos speaker (you can use both Siri and Alexa with AirPlay 2 supported Sonos speakers). To connect your Sonos speaker with Siri, you’ll need to add it to the Home app.

  1. Launch the Home app on your iPhone.
  2. Tap the Add button in the upper right corner. It looks like a plus symbol.
  3. Tap Add Accessory.
  4. Use the 8-digit code that came with the startup instructions for your Sonos speaker. If you don’t have the code anymore, tap Don’t have a Code or Can’t Scan? and then tap the Sonos speaker to wake it up. The sync should happen automatically. If it still doesn’t connect, follow the steps to troubleshoot adding an accessory.

  5. Once the Sonos speaker is connected, rename the room it’s assigned to by default to the room name you gave it when you set up the speaker.
  6. Turn on Include in Favorites to make sure it shows up on the first page of the Home app whenever you open it.

    Rename the speaker, turn on Include in Favorites

Ask Siri to play music through your Sonos speaker

Now that your Sonos speaker is in the Home app, you can ask Siri to play music through it.

Siri can be a bit testy with Sonos speakers, especially when you’ve got a HomePod in the same room. The key is to identify specifically which speaker or speakers you want to play music from.

“Hey, Siri. Play Hobo Johnson from the Play One” or something similar.

Confirm the name you gave your Sonos speaker in the Home app. By default, it will just be called “Speaker,” so you may need to rename it something more specific. I tried calling my Sonos Beam “Lightsaber” but Siri didn’t understand what I was saying and wouldn’t play directly to the Sonos speaker. I ended up naming it “Beam,” and Siri seems to be able to understand that word better (though it still doesn’t understand every time).

If you want to play music through multiple AirPlay supported speakers in the same room, make sure they are all listed in the same location in the Home app.

“Hey, Siri. Play my workout playlist in the Living Room” or similar.

You can also have Alexa pause, skip ahead, and rewind music that you started playing from Siri and vice-versa.

I’ve found that both Alexa and Siri work about 70% of the time when I ask one virtual assistant to start playing music and then the other to adjust it. It’s not perfect, but it’s pretty fun when it works.

Any questions?

Do you have any questions about setting up your Sonos speaker with AirPlay 2? Put them in the comments and I’ll help you out.

iPhone & iPad: How to use Do Not Disturb for Messages


iPhone & iPad: How to use Do Not Disturb for Messages

Whether you’re in a group iMessage or SMS, the notifications can be insane at times. In certain situations, you don’t want to leave the group, especially when its family, but at the same time you don’t want to keep getting spammed with notifications. So, there’s the next best thing: Do Not Disturb for individual message threads.

DND for Messages lets you mute individual threads without muting all of your incoming notifications. Follow along as we walk you through how to enable DND for individual message threads.

iPhone & iPad: How to use Do Not Disturb for Messages

  1. Open the Messages app on iPhone or iPad.
  2. Tap into the message thread in question.
  3. In iOS 11 or earlier tap the i icon in the top right. In iOS 12 or later, tap the avatars at the top to show more details and then tap info.
  4. Flip the switch next to Hide Alerts.

DND for Messages is a great tool if there’s a specific thread (single or group) that is sending way too many notifications while you’re busy. Unlike leaving a group message, you can still reply and interact after enabling this feature.

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How to Find All Hosts on Network with nmap


How to Find All Hosts on Network with nmap

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Many advanced users often need to find and list all hosts on a network, often for IP discovery, connecting to a remote machine, or some other system administration or network admin purpose. One of the easiest ways to find all hosts and the host IP addresses on a network is by using the nmap command line tool.


Nmap is compatible with every major operating system including Mac OS, Windows, and Linux, and though it does not come preinstalled by default in MacOS you can either and then install nmap (brew install nmap), or you can without a package manager. Thus we’re going to focus on using nmap to find and list all hosts on a network, and we’re assuming you already have nmap on your particular Mac. If you can not use nmap for whatever reason, you may find instead as an alternative solution.

Ready to list all hosts IP addresses on a network with nmap? It’s easy, here’s all you need to do:

  1. Launch the Terminal if you have not done so already
  2. Enter the following command string, replacing your network IP and range as appropriate:
  3. nmap -sn 192.168.1.0/24

  4. Hit Return and wait a moment or two to see the detected hosts on the network

Command output of nmap may look something like the following, where host IP addresses of found devices and hardware on the network are detected and displayed:

% nmap -sP 192.168.1.0/20
Starting Nmap ( https://nmap.org ) at 2022-06-15 16:24 PDT
Nmap scan report for 192.168.1.1
Host is up (0.0063s latency).
Nmap scan report for 192.168.1.2
Host is up (0.019s latency).
Nmap scan report for 192.168.1.9
Host is up (0.0051s latency).
Nmap scan report for 192.168.1.11
Host is up (0.021s latency).
Nmap scan report for 192.168.1.12
Host is up (0.0211s latency).
Nmap scan report for 192.168.1.15
Host is up (0.022s latency).
Nmap scan report for 192.168.1.25
Host is up (0.024s latency).
Nmap done: 4096 IP addresses (7 hosts up) scanned in 43.67 seconds

Essentially how this works is that nmap attempts to ping the host IP range on the network to see if they exist, if they do and respond they are returned in the nmap results, and if they don’t or do not respond they will not be listed. That leads to the net obvious question which is how do you detect hosts on the network that do not respond to ping and ICMP request (as some users intentionally disable ICMP request response on Mac, Windows, or Linux computers), but to do that you’d likely have to port scan on the network rather than rely on ping.

You can also use -sP flag, which may work on older versions of nmap if -sn fails. The result should be the same regardless:

nmap -sP 192.168.1.0/24

nmap is one of the best Homebrew packages out there, so if this article interests you but you don’t yet have it, it’s a good reason to fire up Homebrew and install nmap. And of course if you don’t know how to install Homebrew yet you can learn how to do that too.

Do you know of another method of detecting and finding all hosts on a network? Share your tricks in the comments below!

How to record a FaceTime call on your iPhone or Mac


How to record a FaceTime call on your iPhone or Mac

How to record a FaceTime call on your iPhone or Mac

FaceTime calls are a great way to stay in touch with people you care about, whether on an iOS device or a Mac. However, what do you do if you want to save those special moments? Luckily, using your Mac, you can record those calls to view later.

Here’s how you can record FaceTime calls taken on both Mac and iPhone.

  • How to record a FaceTime call on your Mac
  • How to record a FaceTime call on your iPhone using your Mac
  • How to use third-party software to record a FaceTime call

How to record a FaceTime call on your Mac

If you’re looking to record a FaceTime call on your Mac, you can use QuickTime’s screen recording feature to your advantage.

  1. Open QuickTime on your Mac from your dock or your Applications folder.
  2. Click File in the Menu bar.

    Open QuickTime, click File

  3. Click New Screen Recording.
  4. Click the arrow next to the record button in the QuickTime window.

    Click New Screen Recording, click arrow

  5. Choose Internal Microphone from the list of available microphones.
  6. Open FaceTime.

    Click Internal Microphone, open FaceTime

  7. Click the record button in QuickTime.
  8. Click the screen to record your whole screen, or click and drag over the FaceTime window to only record FaceTime.

    Click Record, click screen or drag

  9. Start your FaceTime call.
  10. Click the Stop Recording button in the Menu bar.

    Start FaceTime call, click Stop Recording

  11. Click File in the Menu bar.
  12. Click Save.

    Click File, click Save

  13. Give your recording a name.
  14. Choose where you want to save your recording.

    Name recording, choose save destination

  15. Click Save.

    Click Save

How to record a FaceTime call on your iPhone using your Mac

First things first: don’t. Since you can’t record your screen natively on your iPhone anyway, you need a Mac for this, and you can already record FaceTime calls on your Mac (I mean, you are reading this whole guide, right?).

However, if you insist on recording a FaceTime call on your iPhone using your Mac, here’s how.

  1. Connect your iPhone or iPad to your Mac with a Lightning cable or 30-pin connector.
  2. Open QuickTime on your Mac from your dock or Applications folder.
  3. Click File in the Menu bar.

    Open QuickTime, click File

  4. Click New Movie Recording.
  5. Click the arrow next to the record button in the QuickTime window.

    Click New Movie Recording, click arrow

  6. Choose your iPhone from the list of available cameras.
  7. Unlock your iPhone. Its display should now appear in QuickTime on your Mac.

    Choose iPhone from menu, unlock your iPhone

  8. In QuickTime for Mac, make sure the volume bar is turned up. Otherwise, you won’t be able to hear your call, and what would even be the point?
  9. Open FaceTime on your iPhone.

    Turn up volume in QuickTime, open FaceTime

  10. Click the Record button in QuickTime on your Mac.
  11. Place your FaceTime call on your iPhone.

    Click Record, place FaceTime call

  12. Click the Stop button in QuickTime to stop recording when you’ve finished your call.
  13. Click File in the Menu bar.

    Click Stop, click File

  14. Click Save.
  15. Give your recording a name.

    Click Save, pick a name for recording

  16. Choose where you want to save your recording.
  17. Click Save.

    Choose save location, click Save

How to use third-party software to record a FaceTime call

If you want your recorded FaceTime calls to look a little more polished, Ecamm’s Call Recorder for FaceTime not only lets you record your default FaceTime window, but it also offers basic audio editing after you record, repositioning of the call window, and split-screen or side-by-side modes. It’s often the better option if you’re recording your FaceTime calls for professional use or YouTube uploads.

Ecamm’s Call Recorder for FaceTime

Questions?

Let us know if you have any questions about recording FaceTime calls in the comments below.

Update July 2018: These are still the right steps for recording FaceTime calls.

How to find a missing Apple Watch with the Find My iPhone app


How to find a missing Apple Watch with the Find My iPhone app

Find me! Has your Apple Watch ventured off somewhere? If it’s still online, you can use the Find My iPhone app to track it down.

The Apple Watch has long had a “Find My iPhone” button for quickly summoning a wayward smartphone, but what happens when the watch itself goes missing? Whether you’ve accidentally buried it under a clothing pile or it’s gone off on a Pokémon Go walkabout, here’s the best way to quickly find it.

How to find a missing Apple Watch

Note: To find your Apple Watch, you’ll need iOS 10.3 or later and the Find My iPhone app, and your Apple Watch will need to be powered on.

  1. Open (or download, if you don’t yet have it) Find My iPhone.
  2. Sign in with your iCloud account.
  3. Tap on the entry for your Apple Watch.
  4. Select Actions. If your Apple Watch is powered on, you can track it on a map as well as mark it lost, erase it, or play a sound.

  5. If you’ve determined that your Apple Watch is within your general vicinity, press Play Sound. Your Apple Watch will begin making a repeated ringing sound. (Your iCloud account will also receive an email notification that the sound was played.)
  6. When you find your Apple Watch, you can dismiss it from the watch face by tapping Dismiss.

Can’t find your iPhone instead? Here’s how to find it with your Apple Watch!

Still can’t find your Apple Watch?

If your missing Apple Watch is out of charge or Wi-Fi range, you may be out of luck in locating it via the Find My iPhone app. That said, you can still go about looking the old-fashioned way — back-tracking where you had it previously — and put it into Lost Mode; if someone finds it and powers it on, you’ll immediately receive an emailed alert.

Serenity Caldwell

Serenity is the Managing Editor at iMore. She’s been talking, writing about, and tinkering with Apple products since she was old enough to double-click. In her spare time, she sketches, sings, and in her secret superhero life, plays roller derby. Follow her on Twitter @settern.

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Her er beviset: Åbne kontorlandskaber fungerer elendigt og stik imod hensigten – vi undgår hinanden, holder mund og bruger chatten i stedet


Her er beviset: Åbne kontorlandskaber fungerer elendigt og stik imod hensigten – vi undgår hinanden, holder mund og bruger chatten i stedet

Hader du åbne kontorlandskaber af et godt hjerte? Så er der godt nyt til dit arsenal af gode argumenter. To forskere har undersøgt sagen til bunds, og resultaterne viser, at åbne kontorlandskaber virker dårligt og stik imod hensigten.

Åbne kontorlandskaber giver slet ikke de fordele i form af mere interaktion mellem de ansatte, som man forestiller sig. Tværtimod. Man undgår i stedet hinanden og taler betydelig mindre med kollegerne.

Til gengæld vokser mængden af mails og chatbeskeder.

Det viser helt ny forskning finansieret af Harvard Business School, skriver Computerworlds svenske søstermedie ComputerSweden.

De to forskere Ethan Bernstein och Stephen Turban fulgte nøje to store virksomheder, som droppede enkeltmandskontorerne til fordel for to typer åbne kontorlandskaber. Dels et kæmpemæssigt åbent rum, dels en type med flere store åbne arealer. I begge tilfælde uden nogen former for afskærmning eller anden afgrænsning mellem arbejdspladserne.

Forskerne udstyrede nogle ansatte med udstyr på kroppen, så man kunne registrere, hvem de kiggede på, og om de talte eller lyttede. Samtidig undersøgte forskerne omfanget af mail- og chatkonversation.

Undersøgelserne blev gennemført, både da virksomhederne brugte enkeltmandskontorer, og siden da medarbejderne var placeret i åbne kontorlandskaber.

Resultaterne var helt entydige. Kommunikationen ansigt til ansigt faldt med drastiske 70 procent i begge virksomheder. Til gengæld voksede den elektroniske kommunikation tilsvarende.

Men hvorfor er det sådan? En teori går på, at mennesker i mangel af adskilte rum finder andre måder at være i fred på. En anden går på, at mennesker bliver overstimuleret af at have en masse mennesker omkring sig.                   

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