Tag Archive: Prevent


Blackberry Is Now Suing Its Executives To Prevent Them From Going To Work For Apple

Blackberry — the beleaguered Canadian smartphone maker who controls literally 0 percent U.S. market share — is now suing its own executives to prevent them from quitting their jobs and flocking to Apple. Really! Sebastien Marineau-Mes is Blackberry’s SVP of…Read more ›    [Read More…]

How to Prevent Control Center Access from the Lock Screen of iOS

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

‘Slip’ Might Prevent Some American Psycho-Style Business-Card Freakouts

Slip — Utilities — Free Slip knows that exchanging business cards can be annoying. You have to find your cards and then take theirs and then maybe jam it into the back of the thing where you keep your cards,…Read more ›    [Read More…]

Prevent Zip Clutter by Moving Archives Automatically After Unzipping in Mac OS X

Anyone who downloads files from around the web, ftp, torrents, and elsewhere will eventually wind up with a lot of archive clutter sitting around on their Mac in the form of tons of zip, rar, sit, and other compressed file formats. This is because the default behavior is set for archives to maintain their existence even after their contents are extracted, a reasonable but conservative setting that can cause users to forget about the original archive file(s).

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Erase Free Space on a Mac Hard Drive with OS X Disk Utility to Prevent File Recovery

Use Disk Utility to erase free space on a Mac hard drive The Mac OS X Disk Utility app provides an ability to erase free space on traditional hard drives, which overwrites vacant disk space on the drive to prevent any potential recovery of deleted files (that is, files that have been removed traditionally, rather than through secure methods). For most users this is an unnecessary procedure, but if you plan  [Read More…]

Verizon Turns To The President In A Bid To Prevent Upcoming iPhone Ban

ObamaVerizon Wireless has turned to President Obama as it seeks intervention against an import on the iPhone 4 and iPad 2 that is set to take affect in less than two weeks. The International Trade Commission ordered the ban back in June after finding that Apple’s older iOS devices infringed a patent owned by Samsung, […]

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Tru-Fit Anti-Glare Films For iPhone 5 Prevent The Sun From Ruining Your View [Review]

Screen Shot 2013-07-25 at 18.25.10Ah, summer. Isn’t it just the best time of year? But like the other three seasons, it has its drawbacks. It gets too bright too early, ruining your lie-in; bugs and creepy-crawlies decide it’s okay to come live with you; and the sun is so bright you have to find some shade every time you […]

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Prevent Siri Being Used from the Lock Screen in iOS

Disable Siri access from the Lock Screen in iOS

Siri works from the Locked Screen in iOS, letting you get things like the weather, make quick phone calls, and a variety of other incredibly useful tasks, but for the privacy and security buffs out there, this may be considered undesirable. If you don’t want Siri to be usable when the iPhone or iPad is locked with a passcode, you can disable lock  [Read More…]

Disable the iTunes Store to Prevent Unwanted Purchases

Disable iTunes Store access and prevent purchases of apps and content

One of the best ways to kid-proof (and generally fool proof) an iPhone or iPad is to turn off in-app purchases. That’s great for the iOS world, but for the desktop you can do something similar by disabling access to the iTunes Store completely, this will prevent unintended purchases of apps, music, movies, books, or anything else, by blocking access to  [Read More…]

Fun Game: Extreme Premature Aging And How To Prevent It

Grim Tales - The Wishes

Here’s a Wednesday game from Mac Games and More (http://www.macgamesandmore.com/blog/) to help get over the mid-week hump. This week, your little nephew’s got more wrinkles and gray hair than ever, much more than you! Download it now

Grim Tales - The Wishes Collector's EditionGrim Tales = The Wishes Collectors Edition (adventure/hidden objects) Your sisters young child has been afflicted with a strange disease. Hes growing  [Read More…]