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Apple Safari Internet SCAM – Webpage Tells You To Call Phone Number

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Please spread the word about this. We hear about folks who get hooked by this scam and call the phone number everyday. They often pay the $100 – $300 for someone to log-on to your Mac to fix NOTHING!

If you get a message in Safari (like the one below) that says you have a virus, malware, or some other problem and to call a phone number, it’s a SCAM! It will appear to lock your browser so you can’t do anything else. Even if you force quit Safari it will keep coming back.

Here’s what to do: Force quit Safari (Command + Option + ESC). When you re-launch Safari hold the Shift key to prevent Safari from re-loading the scam webpage.

Then download Malwarebytes (formerly AdwareMedic) for free to clear up any lingering garbage in your Mac.

P.S. Also, please spread the word that Apple, Yahoo, Google, and Microsoft will NOT call you to tell you you have a virus. These hackers target older folks to prey on, and they log-on to the computer to fix nothing and also might try to steal your identity.

Apple Safari Internet SCAM

Written by Dana Stibolt

September 5th, 2015 at 7:42 pm

Apple Updates Safari and Keynote

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Apple has updated Safari and Keynote to improve performance:


This update contains various improvements, including fixes that:

-Improve stability
-Address issues that could cause hangs and excessive memory usage
-Address issues that could cause webpages to flash white
-Allow PDFs to be displayed within web content


This update addresses issues when working with large Keynote presentations on OS X Lion. It also includes improvements in stability and accessibility for Keynote.

This update is recommended for users of Keynote 5.1. For detailed information on this update and individual application changes, please visit this site:

Written by Dana Stibolt

December 7th, 2011 at 10:42 am

Don’t Miss Out On Twitter Breaking News Alerts, Even If You’re Not A Twitter User!

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Not on Twitter? Many people are not “ON” Twitter and as a result they miss a great deal of breaking news.

If you’re a Mac fan and you’d like so keep in touch with the Tweets from MacMedics without the commitment of having your own Twitter account, there’s a great way to do that.

This is a great way to give yourself some extra reading material that is far more relevant than that out of date Sports Illustrated that is covered in germs at the doctor’s office.

Step #1
Point your iOS version of Safari on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch to:

Step #2
While there click the center icon at the bottom of your screen (the one that looks like an email icon) and choose the option to “Add to Home Screen”.

Now, whenever you want to catch up with the world of MacMedics, just click the Twitter icon from your home screen, and you can “jump” right to our page.

If you have other web sites that you visit often, this works for any web page. In fact, I have one site I visit that requires a user name and password (not on-line banking or other secure sites), and I have added the user name and password to the URL, so I don’t have to type them in every time.

Like this:

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Written by Dana Stibolt

July 5th, 2011 at 3:11 pm

Apple Releases Safari 5.0.3

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Safari 5.0.3 Software Update:

This update contains improvements to usability, compatibility, stability, accessibility and security, including the following:

-More accurate Top Hit results in the Address Field

-More accurate results in Top Sites

-Fixes an issue that could cause content delivered with the Flash 10.1 plug-in to overlap webpage content

-More reliable pop-up blocking

-Improved stability when typing into search and text input fields on and

-Improved stability when using JavaScript-intensive extensions

-Improved stability when using VoiceOver with Safari

For detailed information on the security content of this update, please visit this site:

Written by Dana Stibolt

November 26th, 2010 at 2:41 pm

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Apple Releases Safari 5.0.1

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Apple today released Safari 5.0.1 to enable Safari Extensions for all users and introduced the Safari Extensions Gallery so they can quickly find and download extensions. Safari is available for both Mac and Windows.

Safari Extensions are created by third-party developers and add powerful new features to the browser, from toolbars that display live web feeds to sophisticated programs that filter web page content.

The Safari Extensions Gallery is accessible from the Safari menu or at Users can download and install extensions with a single click, and there’s no need to restart the browser.

Use Software Update to download version 5.0.1.

For more information about Safari, go to

To view the Safari Extension Gallery, go to

Written by Dana Stibolt

July 28th, 2010 at 8:00 am