HOW TO: Block Cryptocurrency Miners System-Wide

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Ads are not only used to advertise products and services, but also to track your activity and behavior on the internet, steal your data and infect you with malware. The worst part? You don’t even have to click on ads to be affected by malware, tracking and ransomeware.

In the past uTorrent quietly installed cryptocurrency miners and The Pirate Bay was discovered to run browser-based miners. YouTube was recently caught displaying ads that covertly leach off visitors’ CPUs and electricity to generate digital currency on behalf of anonymous attackers.

There’s a few things you should take care immediately…

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HOW TO: Quickly Identify 32-bit Apps Installed on Your Mac

there’s an easy way to quickly check which apps are 32-bit. 

At WWDC 2017, Apple told developers that macOS High Sierra will be the last macOS release to support 32-bit apps without any compromise. And now with macOS High Sierra 10.13.4 beta, Apple is also notifying users of the imminent change.

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IINA: The Missing macOS Media Player

Most of us use VLC, and we’ve been using it for years. So maybe, we’re due for an update. Here’s IINA.

Playing media files out of the box on macOS is a pretty lousy experience. So, we have to rely on 3rd party software.

Most of us use VLC, and we’ve been using it for years. So maybe, we’re due for an update. Here’s IINA.

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Homebrew Starter Guide: The Missing Package Manager for macOS

Probably the most popular package manager for macOS, Homebrew provides an easy way to install UNIX tools and binary apps.

Homebrew – the missing package manager for macOS. Probably the most popular package manager for macOS, Homebrew provides an easy way to install UNIX tools and binary apps.

For the average user Homebrew will definitely make life easier when installing binary apps. For example…

Let’s say you want to install Firefox. Normally you will do a Google ( or DuckDuckGo ) search for Firefox, click on the Mozilla link, click the download button, wait for the .dmg to download, open the dmg, and drag the app to /Applications folder.

With Homebrew you can install Firefox just by typing a short command in Terminal ( e.g. brew cask install firefox ). That’s it.

Jump over the break to learn how to install and start using Homebrew…

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Movavi Screen Capture Studio, A Simple Yet Potent Screen Recorder

Movavi Screen Capture Studio is focused on being simple and user-friendly.

Recording footage from computer screens has become a popular way to create video guides of apps, or even save content such as video calls, online streaming videos, live events, and so on. However as much as it has become more widely-used many still avoid it – mostly because of how complicated it seems to set up and start recording.

In many ways Movavi Screen Capture Studio turns all that on its head by providing a screen recorder that is focused on being simple and user-friendly. It does that by designing both the interface as well as features to be intuitive, so they are easy for even a first-time user to grasp.

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