Apple may have killed your Mac’s Ethernet, here’s the fix — Some Mac users who use wired network connections got an unwelcome surprise recently when Apple accidentally disabled their built-in Ethernet port. In some cases, that also led to Mac App Store connection issues, but there is a fix.
If WiFi is turned on and your Mac has previously joined your wireless network, it’s possible your Ethernet port is inactive and you don’t even know. MacObserver details the steps required. [Otherwise, if you can get by on wifi alone, just wait for an OS update which is coming any time now.]
Microsoft’s ‘bug chicks’ praise Windows 10, diss Macs in new ad campaign — Two middle-aged women and a host of insects star in the latest ads for Microsoft’s Windows 10, demonstrating some of that operating system’s most prominent features while holding spiders and talking trash about the Mac.
Cupertino, California, now provides Wi-Fi access to employees, guests (and makes sure the system works with Apple devices) — The city of Cupertino, California (Apple’s home base) is using Aerohive Networks’ access points, branch routers, and switches to deliver Wi-Fi to its employees and guests. The city initially selected Extreme Networks but after connectivity issues with Apple devices arose, Cupertino officials explored solutions from Ruckus, Meraki, and Aerohive before choosing the latter.
myTuner Radio for Mac a nice companion to Apple Music — If Apple Music doesn’t satisfy all your music listening needs, the myTuner Radio app for Mac OS X is a nice complement to Apple’s music streaming service. It costs US$9.99 and is available at the Mac App Store in the Music category. There’s also a free version with fewer features and an iOS version.
Apple will ask Congress for a ‘thoughtful and honest consideration of the facts’ in testimony on encryption debate — Apple’s chief attorney, Bruce Sewell, will testify before the US Congress on Tuesday, where he will argue that any decisions on mobile encryption should be decided by representatives of the people, not a warrant request based on a 220-year-old statute.