Category: Technology

16
Oct
2017

Aston Martin Vulcan Test Drive

Jeremy Clarkson of Amazon.com‘s The Grand Tour, managed to test drive the Aston Martin Vulcan a few months ago.

He shows us what Vulcan owners receive when they buy their $2.4 Million hypercar! What they get for that price tag, in addition to the car itself, is an all-expenses paid trip to a track of their choice, along with a team of Aston Martin technicians, that are on hand for assistance, giving the lucky driver a chance to drive the car at full power.

With over 800 hp courtesy of the 7.0-liter V12, the Vulcan blasts from 0-60 mph in no more than 2.9 seconds, with a top speed of 224 mph.

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.