OK gang, the old “i” has been sweating over this one for more than a month. And we think you’re going to get a lot of use out of this feature. iSensei’s calling it “Geekspeak Explained” and though much of this isn’t really that technical, it is an area where a number of people have a lot of questions (“What’s this for? What does this do?” etc). Here we cover all the major computer concepts that you’re likely to run into (or maybe should!) while working in the Mac/Apple bio-structure.
You’ll never again be caught offguard at a cocktail party when someone asks: “Do you prefer IEEE 1394 or Thunderbolt aka Light Peak for data transmission?” Trés Embarrassmont!
iSensei thinks it might be time we (overly?) confident Mac users make having Anti-Virus/Malware software as essential as, say, our favorite Solitaire game or Bit Torrent download app. (iSensei’s taking this seriously, yo!)
What programs does iSi recommend? Well, still doing his homework on this issue. Been using Intego VirusBarrier X6 for the last few months, and it seems solid with excellent reviews. It has a free 30-day trial. Before that we played with the free Sophos Anti-Virus for Mac Home Edition, also seemed good. And I found the price (FREE!) compelling. Can’t hurt to try it.
Again, anyone like to share their experiences or have A-V apps they feel good about, please post in the Comments for all to see. Remember, we all hang together or we hang separately. (Kinda morbid way to start the week, but what the hey…)