A webcam can be easily misused—and sometimes hijacked by malicious software. While macOS has been generally free of malware that can tap into the camera, and Apple has a hardware-linked green LED that can’t be disabled in software when the camera is active, you may still want to prevent the camera from being used at all.This typically comes up with kids, but it’s also a tool to disable any app from making use, although macOS will always ask (at least once) before granting access. (There’s a security argument to be made that you can use an account with admin access for setting things up, but in your return use, you use a Standard account, which could even have parental controls enabled for your own focus or safety that you can bypass as needed.)In System Preferences > Parental Controls, under the Apps tab, you can uncheck the option Allow Use of Camera. If you try to use an app that requires a camera, no video source option appears or when selected it … [Read more...] about Do you see a yield sign in QuickTime Player for your Mac’s FaceTime camera? Here’s the fix
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Feature By William Gallagher Wednesday, September 26, 2018, 07:35 am PT (10:35 am ET) Apple's signature productivity apps get a set of new features that exploit what Mojave brings to the Mac. AppleInsider writes, calculates and presents what's new. Somewhere in Apple Park, there is a group of people putting on a brave face. They're cheering the release of macOS Mojave, they're toasting iOS 12 and only a little part of them is dying inside because nobody's noticed all they've done for iWork. You're not even sure anyone calls Pages, Numbers and Keynote by the collective name of iWork anymore. We had to check: yes, Apple does still occasionally call them all that. Yet most of the updates to these apps in time for Mojave are significant and useful. It's chiefly the same quartet of features added to all of them but then the Numbers team has squeezed in something special just for their app. And Apple Notes has had a little love too.Dark Mode All three apps have now been reworked to … [Read more...] about macOS Mojave adds new features to Apple’s Pages, Numbers and Keynote
Whether you’re a gamer setting up your own YouTube channel or an entrepreneur attempting to create a video of your latest project, you’ll probably have moments where you think, “I wish I could record that!” While many of today’s computers come pre-equipped with microphones and webcams, they don’t always come with options for easily recording your computer or phone’s display at a moment’s notice — that is, unless you know where to look. With that in mind, let’s go over how to record your computer screen on your own terms, whether you want to do so using a free program you already own or an app that’s chock-full of powerful tools aimed at professional productions. Recording your screen in Windows 10 If you would rather not download any additional software, there’s a good chance that some of the apps you have laying around can already record your screen, even if that’s not their primary purpose. Here are … [Read more...] about How to record your computer screen
The CultCast: the 2018 MacBook Pro is both a beauty and a beast. In fact, it’s one of the most exciting MBP refreshes in years. We’ll tell you why. Then: a popular tech reviewer warns that the i9 processor upgrade has a major flaw; Apple quietly updates MacBook Pro’s keyboard to be more reliable; and we pitch you our favorite new gear and gadgets in an all-new Under Review! Our thanks to Squarespace for supporting this episode. It’s simple to accept Apple Pay and sell your wares with your very own Squarespace website. Enter offer code CultCast at checkout to get 10% off your first hosting plan or domain. Episode Subscribe on iTunes 2018 MacBook Pro performance shows dramatic improvement The 15- and 13-inch MacBook Pro models launching this week boast significantly faster processors. Tests with the Geekbench benchmarking tool show speed increases as high as 86 percent. The improvements come from faster Turbo Burst frequencies and more processor cores. … [Read more...] about 2018 MacBook Pro: the good, the great, the UGLY—this week on The CultCast
When Snapchat first started, one of its biggest selling features was that no matter what snaps you sent out — scandalous, saucy, sexy, silly, stupid, or otherwise — recipients would not be able to screenshot or store your snap without your knowledge (raise your hand if you and your significant other have ever had a fight over screenshotting snaps. Just me? Oh … OK, then … awkward). Quite literally since the first day the app launched, there have been people trying to get around Snapchat's anti-screenshot feature any way they can, and they're absolutely not alone. It seems like almost everyone is asking the same question: How the hell can I screenshot on Snapchat without being detected (and then looking like a total creep)? Here are a few ways that you may be able to get away with questionable-quality screenshots in Snapchat without being detected (note the may in that sentence) and one sure-fire way to screenshot in super-secret. Just use another phone If you're … [Read more...] about How to screenshot Snapchat without being detected!