How to avoid the WannaCrypt virus if you run Windows on a Mac — If you’re only an occasional user of Windows on a Mac, make sure you don’t get hit by the current worms.
WannaCrypt may be exclusively a problem for Windows users, but the worm/virus combination could hit a Mac user with a Boot Camp partition or Windows virtual machines in VMware Fusion, Parallels, or other software. If you fit that bill and haven’t booted your Windows system since mid-March or you didn’t receive or install Microsoft’s vital security update (MS17-010) released at that time, read on.
Apple highlights Global Accessibility Awareness Day on May 18 with Designed for everyone video series — Apple has a long history of working to make open accessibility a key feature of its hardware products and software development platforms. For Global Accessibility Awareness Day, Apple has posted a series of seven videos to YouTube showing how real people make use of Mac, iOS and Apple Watch accessibility features from Switch Control to Siri to VoiceOver. Each tells the story of specific individual in about two minutes.
Editors Keys sign language keyboard overlay — These covers work with all US, European, UK and Rest of World keyboards. They are designed to not slip or slide and have a smooth feel that is soft and comfortable to the touch and will not restrict typing while presenting keys you need and protecting your keyboard from dust, sneezes and minor spills. The Editors Keys range of keyboard covers also safeguard your keyboard from dirt, spills and wear and tear, allowing you to protect your investment in your notebook computer. The Sign Language cover costs US$29and fits the 13-inch MacBook Pro with Touch Bar, 13-inch MacBook Pro without Touch Bar 2016+, 15-inch MacBook Pro with Touch Bar and the Apple Magic Keyboard.
Apple launches dedicated site for first Today at Apple sessions — Apple has introduced a dedicated website for Today at Apple, its education and entertainment sessions at retail, which are getting underway this week.
The site, apple.com/today, lets people see available events and sign up for them (so it’s only for countries that have Apple stores). Options are automatically filtered by location, and visitors can further filter by date and category, such as “Music” or “Photo & Video.”
There are great alternative desktop wallpapers on your Mac — Here’s how to find them. These images are all 3200 pixels by 2000 pixels, so should work nicely for most resolutions.