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Save time typing with your iPhone’s Text Replacement feature

Perhaps like me you like to use abbreviations and shortcuts to type messages quickly, only to receive a confused response from the recipient? There’s a pretty neat feature that’s probably under-used on your iPhone to fix this problem whenever your typing messages, e-mails and chats: Text Replacement. You can pre-define your most commonly used phrases and assign […]

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Apple iTunes fails to install on Windows systems: HRESULT: 0x80073715

When installing iTunes for Windows, you receive the error message that causes the installation to fail, which causes another error message about Apple Application Support and suggests you uninstall iTunes and try again. The first error message you receive looks like: “An error occurred during the installation of assembly ‘Microsoft.VC80.CRT.type=”win32″ .version=”8.0.50727.4053″ .publicKeyToken=”1fc8b3b9a1e18e3b” .processorArchitecture=”amd64′”. Please refer to Help and Support […]

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Apple Phishing Scam: Update Your Account

An e-mail phishing scam is currently making the rounds purporting to have been sent by Apple asking users to confirm their account details and payment information.  The e-mail is sent with the subject title, “Update your account apple“. The scam, identified by Hoax Slayer, pretends to have been sent by Apple Support team and asks […]

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Ransomware targets Mac OS X users with “Your browser has been locked” scam

Researchers at Malwarebytes have discovered a scam targeting Mac OS X demanding that users pay a fine to remove the message, “your browser has been locked“.  The scam does not allow the user to close the web browser and re-appears even after the computer has been shut down. This type of scam is not uncommon […]

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Save Time Machine backup to a network share on another computer

Don’t have a Time Capsule or an external hard drive permanently attached to your Mac?  You can still save a Time Machine backup to a network share on another computer, whether it’s another Mac, a Windows PC or a network hard drive. Time Machine is a great built-in feature of Mac OS X that automatically […]

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We can repair Apple computers, games consoles and mobile phones with our new Collect and Return service

Berserk Computers have just launched a new Collect and Return service that allows us to offer a wider range of repairs, that includes Apple computers, tablets, mobile phones, smartphones and games consoles.  It also makes our service more accessible for those times when it’s not convenient for us to repair your computer at your home […]

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Apple ignores Safari vulnerabilities for Windows and Snow Leopard users

It’s been a bad year for Apple on the security front with various exploits and vulnerabilities. So bad in fact, that Eugene Kaspersky, co-founder of the security firm, Kaspersky Labs, commented, “Apple are ten years behind Microsoft in terms of security“. It seems Apple still don’t care as they release Safari 6 along with the […]

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Exploit affects RTF documents for Microsoft Word on Windows and Mac

Microsoft published 23 security updates on Tuesday, 8th May, which users of Microsoft Windows should install. There is one particular update that patches a security vulnerability that affects RTF documents. Windows and Mac users are potentially both affected by this vulnerability. Mac users should install the patch as a matter of urgency, like Windows users, […]

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Update to Mac OS X Lion exposes encrypted password for FileVault

Poor Apple has had a tough few weeks recently with several security vulnerabilities and criticism of their slow response to patch the problem. Now, users who installed the update 10.7.3, released in February for OS X Lion, risk having their encrypted password for FileVault exposed by an accidental debug feature that was left switched on! At […]

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Secure your computer from viruses and spyware for free

Facebook has recently launched a new Anti-Virus Marketplace, providing helpful tips and alerts about security issues affecting its users. In addition, users can download six month trials for anti-virus software like McAfee and Norton AntiVirus. Whilst these are good products, they’re not free and if like most households you have more than one computer in […]

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Mac, iTunes or App Store users beware of recent Apple malware

It’s reported that 600,000 Mac users have been infected by the widespread Flashback trojan and now more Apple malware has been found, called Sabpab, exploiting the same java vulnerability. Why are these a concern? The criminals behind these malware programs can receive screenshots of your Mac, upload and download files remotely, and execute commands on […]

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