Tag: 2017

25
Sep
2017

Black Country Communion Return With BCCIV

One of our clients, musician, Glenn Hughes, and his band, Black Country Communion, affectionately known as ‘BCC‘ by their fans around the world, which also features Jason Bonham, Derek Sherinian and Joe Bonamassa, have just released their fourth studio album, BCCIV, after a 5 year hiatus.

Just like its three predecessors, BCC IV was overseen by Kevin Shirley, whose catalogue of hit records for Led Zeppelin, Iron Maiden, Aerosmith, Journey, The Black Crowes, has made him the hottest producer that rock music has to offer. Shirley, who originally had the idea of putting Hughes and Bonamassa in a band after seeing them jamming together onstage in Los Angeles back in November 2009 – is the group’s unofficial ‘fifth member’.

The initiative for the new album came from Joe Bonamassa, who contacted the band in 2016 to see if they would be up for going back into the studio to write and record a fourth album. Says Joe, “I just felt the time was right for Black Country Communion to go back into the studio and write and record a new album. When I contacted Glenn, Derek and Jason, they immediately agreed to give it shot. The timing was right.”

The band assembled to record ‘BCC IV‘ at Cave Studios in Los Angeles in January 2017. The album was mixed at Cave Studios in Sydney in March. The songs on BCC IV will appeal to all fans of high quality hard rock, also those that admire singers of distinction. Hughes is not known as The Voice of Rock for nothing.

In terms of content, ‘BCC IV‘ expands upon the progression that took place between the first three albums. With an abundance of heavy riffs, undeniable hooks, melodic flair and infectious choruses, ‘BCC IV‘ is a spectacular album that gets bigger and bolder with repeated spins.

“I wanted the new album to physically shake your soul. It’s a wake-up call.” explains Glenn Hughes.

More info @ www.bccommunion.com

20
Sep
2017

Prevent Discovery Of Your Mac

Your Mac is pretty safe on your private home network, but what about when you’re surfing the Web in airports or coffee shops? Anyone with a computer and rudimentary hacking skills could target you, which is why it’s important to make sure your Mac’s built-in Firewall is enabled and that stealth mode is turned on.

Apple’s macOS Firewall feature blocks unwanted network traffic coming into your computer, and stealth mode makes your Mac essentially invisible to hackers snooping for computers to target. They aren’t foolproof features, but they will keep most people from finding and attacking your Mac on public networks.

First, you need to make sure your Mac’s Firewall is enabled:

• Go to () Apple menu > System Preferences.
• Choose Security & Privacy.
• Select the Firewall tab.
• If the Firewall is active you’ll see a green dot and “Firewall: On.” If not, click Turn Firewall On. You may have to click the padlock icon and authenticate with your Mac’s password to change the setting.

Next, enable stealth mode:

• Click Firewall Options. It’s below the button for turning the Firewall on and off.
• Check Enable stealth mode.
• Click OK.

Automatically allow built-in software to receive incoming connections” and “Automatically allow downloaded signed software to receive incoming connections” should already be checked. Those settings let the apps you already have communicate through the firewall without you having to take any extra steps. Leave those checked unless you know what you’re doing and plan to manage app network access manually. You should leave “Block all incoming connections” unchecked too, unless all you’re doing is surfing the Web.