OS X has long let you encrypt external drives, and even your Mac HD. Mountain Lion has actually made it even easier to encrypt external disks with just a few clicks. It's sometimes a good idea to do so on items such as backup disks. This way, if they ever fall into the wrong hands, no one should be able to access your data without the password you have set to decrypt it.
If you aren't sure how to encrypt your data, follow along and we'll show you how.
Small but awesome update to our very own iMore for iPhone app today -- Mobile Nations passport integration. Existing readers can still login with their iMore accounts, of course, but readers from other Mobile Nations sites can also login with Android Central, CrackBerry, and Windows Phone Central accounts, and brand new readers can now login with Twitter, Facebook, Microsoft, and Google accounts as well.
If the rumors are to be believed, one of Apple's announcements at the WWDC keynote on Monday will be a music streaming service. Currently referred to as iRadio, the latest reports suggest that not only are the three big labels now on board, but that Apple will launch it as a free service supported by advertising. Wait, what?
Continuing our series of look backs on previous WWDC events, today is the turn of the 2009 keynote. 12 months on from the launch of the iPhone 3G, we got a first look at the refreshed model, the 3GS. The packed presentation also gave us a first look at iPhone OS 3.0, a TomTom demonstration and a refresh to the MacBook lineup along with the unveiling of OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard.
Large Animal Games' latest creation is Color Zen, a puzzle game with simple mechanics that tests your ability to think calmly and logically. It's very aptly named - you need to clear your mind and focus on the task at hand to win each level.
Breaking up iTunes is Peter Cohen's number one want for OS X 10.9. He's probably not alone on that front, I myself went as far as saying I'd love to see the Podcasts app broken away from iTunes and released as a stand alone as on iOS. On their iOS devices, Apple has made the iTunes experience so much better than on the desktop, and it's been this way for a long time. And, with iCloud at their disposal, Apple could easily strip apart the "bloated, unwieldy mess" that is the current iTunes desktop experience.
The National Security Agency and the Federal Bureau of Investigation are gathering data directly from Apple and eight other tech companies in the United States. Code-named PRISM, the program collects data directly from the servers of companies including Apple, AOL, Facebook, Google, Microsoft, PalTalk, Skype, Yahoo, and YouTube.
If you use the default Mail app on your Mac and you're running OS X Mountain Lion, you can add a sender to your VIP list just as easily as you can on your iPhone or iPad. VIP list basically will filter out emails you want based on who is sending them, therefore making finding messages a lot easier.
Don't know how to use VIP Inbox on your Mac? Here's how:
BMW announced this week that 2014 models equipped with its iDrive 4.2 interface will include Siri Hands Free mode, making it possible to pair an iPhone with your car and use Siri without ever taking your hands off the wheel.
iOS 7, right? Apple has started dressing the Moscone West with this years banners, and the latest one shows us exactly what we expect to see. After all, 7 comes right after 6. If indeed this is the logo for the new version of iOS -- noticed by Macstories -- it's definitely a more simple, elegant affair than years previously.