Tag Archive: Access


While movie streaming applications like Netflix and Hulu Plus remain popular for what they have to offer, Disney has just released their own take on the genre. Disney Movies Anywhere is Disney’s latest application, giving users the ability to access… Read more ›     

Colour by Numbers — Lifestyle — Free Have you heard of Colour by Numbers? It’s a light installation in Stockholm in which anyone with a mobile phone can participate. The top 10 floors of the Telefonplan tower contain colored lights,… Read more ›     

The Control Center feature of iOS offers quick access to some of the more frequently used settings toggles on the iPad and iPhone, like wi-fi and orientation lock. This is undeniably convenient, but not every user wants these toggles to be readily available to anyone who picks up their device, and in some higher security … Read More

Mail icon for Mac OS X The Mail compose window has long had an auto-complete function that lets you start typing a name or email address to see a list of suggestions for completing the contacts email. That list is based upon who you’ve email and also what contacts you have in your address book, but now with the newest versions of Mail app in OS X, you can access all your iCloud  [Read More...]

Accessibility feature called Assistive Devices in Mac OS X Assistive Devices and Assistive Apps are applications and accessories which can control parts of the Mac and OS X beyond the normal scope of app limits. While it’s primarily thought of as an Accessibility feature, it’s also commonly uses for general apps too, ranging from screen sharing functions, to apps that require microphone access, to even web browsers and many popular games. Because of  [Read More...]

Accessibility feature called Assistive Devices in Mac OS X Assistive Devices and Assistive Apps are applications and accessories which can control parts of the Mac and OS X beyond the normal scope of app limits. While it’s primarily thought of as an Accessibility feature, it’s also commonly uses for general apps too, ranging from screen sharing functions, to apps that require microphone access, to even web browsers and many popular games. Because of  [Read More...]

The U.S. National Security Agency has spyware designed to grant backdoor access to the iPhone specifically, according to leaked documents shared by high-profile security researcher Jacob Appelbaum and German publication Der Spiegel. While speaking at the Chaos Communication Congress in Germany, Appelbaum shared his knowledge of “DROPOUTJEEP,” a top-secret NSA program that can intercept an iPhone’s SMS messages, contacts, location, camera, […]        [Read More...]

Access Top Level Domains in Safari with shortcut trick

The keyboard in Safari long had a convenient “.com” button, which made going to websites quicker, and if held down revealed more TLD (Top Level Domain) choices, like .net, .org, .edu, and .us. As many have noticed, that “.com” button is missing from iOS 7… at least upon first glance. It turns out there still is a way to easily type top level domains  [Read More...]

How to block adult content in iOS Safari Apple has long included various means of placing parental controls and filtering for content available on the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch, but up until recent iOS updates there was not a simple method of blocking web-based adult content and material in Safari. That has changed with iOS 7, which makes it extremely easy to prevent access to adult themed web sites and general content  [Read More...]

Microphone Apple has added an additional security feature to iOS 7 that allows users to control exactly which apps can have access to the microphone. Yes, the microphone that you speak into, either at the bottom of an iPhone / iPod, or at the top of an iPad. The access controls are tucked away within the Privacy settings of iOS, and the same controls also include a complete list of apps with audio  [Read More...]