Tag: Apple

Tech Time Warp: The origin of the Oregon Trail

Tech Time Warp: The origin of the Oregon Trail

The real Oregon Trail began in Independence, Missouri, but for generations of American schoolchildren, the trail began in a Minneapolis classroom in 1971, when three student teachers combined their penchant for history with their knowledge of BASIC.

/ July 1, 2022
Cybersecurity Threat Advisory: Apple Safari arbitrary code execution vulnerability

Cybersecurity Threat Advisory: Apple Safari arbitrary code execution vulnerability

Apple has had an existing arbitrary code execution vulnerability in their MacOS, iOS, iPadOS, and Safari in their past 3 zero-days known as CVE-2022-22620. Google and Barracuda MSP researchers are making sure users don’t forget this. The vulnerability could allow...

/ June 28, 2022
Tech Time Warp: Did you forget about the first iPhone?

Tech Time Warp: Did you forget about the first iPhone?

As ubiquitous as the iPhone is today (and as many competitors as it has inspired), it can be difficult to think back to June 2007, when the first iPhone went on sale. Disrupting the Blackberry world, the iPhone of 2007 was...

/ June 24, 2022
Cybersecurity Threat Advisory: Apple macOS Critical Privilege Escalation Vulnerability

Cybersecurity Threat Advisory: Apple macOS Critical Privilege Escalation Vulnerability

Apple has released an emergency update for a critical kernel privilege escalation vulnerability in macOS Big Sur 11. This vulnerability allows an attacker to utilize the app to execute arbitrary code with kernel privileges. Barracuda MSP recommends updating to the...

/ May 24, 2022
Tech Time Warp: The colorful history of the iMac

Tech Time Warp: The colorful history of the iMac

In April, Apple launched preorders for a new collection of new iMacs, available in seven bright colors with accessories to match. It’s a homage to the first iMac, which Steve Jobs introduced to the world May 6, 1998. The iMac...

/ May 7, 2021
Deploying Apple devices remotely with zero touch installation

Deploying Apple devices remotely with zero touch installation

As an IT pro, bringing a level of automation to onboarding and updates with zero touch installation just makes your job easier. If a person can take an Apple device out of the box, sign in using their work credentials...

/ May 4, 2021
Are Apple services the next big revenue opportunity for MSPs?

Are Apple services the next big revenue opportunity for MSPs?

Apple device adoption in the enterprise is on the rise. This presents a new opportunity for MSPs who want to add new and profitable revenue streams to their businesses. If you primarily consult for Windows-based organizations, offering Apple device management...

/ December 28, 2020
Tech Time Warp: Time names the computer “Machine of the Year”

Tech Time Warp: Time names the computer “Machine of the Year”

The announcement of Time magazine’s “Person of the Year” has been a year-end tradition since 1927, when Charles Lindbergh was named “Man of the Year” following his solo flight across the Atlantic.

/ December 18, 2020
Tech Time Warp: AppleLink sends first emails from space

Tech Time Warp: AppleLink sends first emails from space

Here’s a bit of trivia for your next cocktail party or Zoom happy hour: The first email sent from outer space was delivered via a long-forgotten Apple venture that could rightfully be called the precursor to the Genius Bar or...

/ August 7, 2020
Tech Time Warp: Almost the end of the road for Adobe Flash

Tech Time Warp: Almost the end of the road for Adobe Flash

Network administrators may have Dec. 31, 2020, marked on their calendars as a day of celebration. In just over five months, Adobe Flash—once a major breakthrough in online video, eventually a security hassle—reaches its end of life. Adobe will remove...

/ July 24, 2020