Glenn Fleishman

Senior Contributor

Glenn Fleishman is the author of dozens of books, including Take Control of Wi-Fi Networking and Security (updated for iOS/iPadOS 13 and Catalina), a detailed guide to wireless networking and security. He's a senior contributor to Macworld, where he writes Mac 911.

Hacking Team hack shows why you shouldn't jailbreak your iPhone

Compact Kanex MySpot extends an Ethernet network to Wi-Fi

Kanex's $60 MySpot aims to let you easily create a secure Wi-Fi network in a hotel room or any other location where you have an ethernet port that provides automatically assigned IP addresses. This seems like a marvelous idea, but the...

GoodSync's features are rich but require study

GoodSync is single-minded: It's intended to provide automatic synchronization and backup across folders and remote volumes. That narrow focus has two repercussions. First, the utility offers exhaustive, rich, and deep support for an...

SpiderOak 4.7 a strong candidate for online storage, backup, and sync

When I first encountered the SpiderOak backup-service a few years ago, I found myself imagining that a marvelous alien species had designed it to teach us about their culture. It's a little more explicable these days, even as the...

SkyDrive looks to compete with Dropbox, Google Drive

SkyDrive seemed destined to be another Microsoft also-ran product. Although introduced long before the current wave of cloud-based synchronization and storage services, SkyDrive had a number of frustrating limits, and comprised two...

Online Storage Face-Off: Google Drive vs. Dropbox

In this corner, weighing in at 50 million users, and five years' growth under its belt, the filer from Manila-er, the forest that counts all its trees, the synchronized, syncopated master of all it shares, Droooooopbox! And, in this...

Dolly Drive offers a variety of online storage services

Dolly Drive launched in 2010 as a crazy idea: why not back up your Mac with Time Machine over the Internet?! The firm proved over time that it wasn't as odd an idea as it first seemed. It's a rather simple solution that hides the...

TechHive: Hands on with Dropbox's new sharing features

Despite many competitors, Dropbox is the de facto standard for syncing files across one's own computers and sharing them with others. New features rolled out Monday extend Dropbox's reach substantially by making it possible to create...

New Dropbox learns to show and share

Dropbox, the Internet-hosted file-synchronization service, updated its desktop, mobile, and Web app software on Monday to allow any file or folder stored in a user's sync folder to be shared with other people via a Web-accessible...

Apple's textbook plan feels like a blast from the past

I had to check that my computer wasn't an old black-and-white television set showing blocky white text Thursday morning and that I wasn't clacking away on a 6502 computer over a 110-baud modem when I heard about Apple's announcements...

Can FileVault 2 and Find My Mac foil thieves?

Apple can be crafty. Just ask Google. But I'm not here to write about corporation-on-corporation smackdowns. Rather, I'm referring to a Mac OS X trick that pairs FileVault 2 with iCloud's Find My Mac service to trap a thief....

Using Apple's mobile AirPort Utility

For more than a decade, the only reasonable way to configure Apple’s AirPort Wi-Fi equipment was through a software package the company provided for Mac OS X (and, several years ago, for Windows). Unlike other wireless base stations,...

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