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Dec
18
asked Any tips for blocking an address range for outgoing packets?
Dec
15
answered Spotlight is disabled for my main volume
Dec
14
comment Are files saved to iCloud via 3rd party applications accessible from icloud.com web interface through browser?
If the client does not encrypt the data, then the data is exposed on the server side, maybe not exposed on disk, but exposed. Rest assured that, if Apple receives a court order for your data, they have the capacity to hand it over unencrypted.
Dec
14
comment How do I unlock my iTunes account when my old e-mail is unavailable?
If that's true, why can't Paul Jackson simply play the songs? He's said they reside on his drive.
Dec
12
comment Looking for an iPhone SSH app
There is source available for some versions of iSSH, all old afaik though.
Dec
12
comment Who makes compact backpacks specifically sized for Macbook Air 11/13"
I'm currious as well. Tucano has a nice messenger bag with many pockets.
Dec
11
revised How do I unlock my iTunes account when my old e-mail is unavailable?
added 323 characters in body
Dec
11
awarded  Commentator
Dec
11
comment How do I unlock my iTunes account when my old e-mail is unavailable?
Ahh, too bad. I'll add another suggestion inspired by Graeme Hutchison comment.
Dec
10
revised How do I unlock my iTunes account when my old e-mail is unavailable?
linking the recommended first DRM removal tool
Dec
10
asked Safari v5.1.2 crashes frequently
Dec
9
revised Are files saved to iCloud via 3rd party applications accessible from icloud.com web interface through browser?
clarification
Dec
9
comment Are files saved to iCloud via 3rd party applications accessible from icloud.com web interface through browser?
I clarified the comment as "end-to-end" encryption. Most cloud storage providers use SSL for file transfer, which protects against eavesdroppers in transit, but not against insider attacks, law enforcement, etc. Apple and DropBox encrypt some data inside the data center itself, which limits their low level employee access, but again offers no meaningful protection to users. DropBox has grown famous for data breaches. Apple wouldn't be using a web framework if they used end-to-end encryption. See : spideroak.com/faq/questions/26/…
Dec
9
awarded  Editor
Dec
9
revised Are files saved to iCloud via 3rd party applications accessible from icloud.com web interface through browser?
end-to-end
Dec
9
answered What OS X tweaks, hacks, or modifications couldn't you live without?
Dec
9
awarded  Critic
Dec
9
answered Are files saved to iCloud via 3rd party applications accessible from icloud.com web interface through browser?
Dec
8
accepted Is there a way to make Lion's scrollbars visible on mouseover them?
Dec
8
comment How many applications can I run simultaneously on a new Macbook Air?
There are various system tasks like mdworker that must periodically run for spotlight, time machine, etc., which can consume lots of CPU resources for a short time. If you see anything really using considerable CPU, then google can tell you what it does and what application created it. Don't just rush off and kill it thinking it's a virus or something.