Intego Mac Podcast, Episode 43: Should You Be Concerned About Porn Blackmail Emails?

Lots of people having been receiving blackmail emails claiming that they’ve been filmed watching porn. We explain how this scam works. We also talk about the difference between 32-bit and 64-bit apps, Firefox’s new DNS scheme, and more.

Check out the latest episode of The Intego Mac Podcast, which I co-host with Josh Long. We talk about Macs and iOS devices, and how to keep them secure.

Intego Mac Podcast, Episode 38: How to Make Sure Your Mac’s Software Is Working Smoothly

We discuss some ways to check your Mac’s software and ensure that it is running smoothly. And we bring the latest Mac security news.

Check out the latest episode of The Intego Mac Podcast, which I co-host with Josh Long. We talk about Macs and iOS devices, and how to keep them secure.

Intego Mac Podcast, Episode 37: How to Make Sure Your Mac’s Hardware Is Working Properly

We discuss some ways to check your Mac’s hardware to make sure everything is working correctly, and we discussed some recent security issues, and a new way that wi-fi will be protected in the future.

Check out the latest episode of The Intego Mac Podcast, which I co-host with Josh Long. We talk about Macs and iOS devices, and how to keep them secure.

Intego Mac Podcast, Episode 34: iOS 12, macOS Mojave, Features and Security & Privacy Enhancements

We cover Apple’s new operating system announcements, looking at the new features in iOS 12 and macOS Mojave. And we take a close look at the security and privacy features in these operating systems.

Check out the latest episode of The Intego Mac Podcast, which I co-host with Josh Long. We talk about Macs and iOS devices, and how to keep them secure.

Why Is AirPlay 2 Not Available for the Mac?

Apple released iOS 11.4 last week, which included AirPlay 2, the new version of Apple’s music and video streaming framework. And they yesterday released macOS 10.13.5, but AirPlay 2 is not part of this update. As you can see below, in the AirPlay menu in iTunes, the two HomePods in my bedroom show as two devices.

Airplay mac

But I have connected these two HomePods as a stereo pair, and you can see this in the AirPlay menu on the iPhone:

Airplay iphone

It’s surprising that Apple hasn’t rolled AirPlay 2 into macOS. You have long been able to stream to multiple speakers from the Mac, using iTunes, and that is new on iOS with AirPlay 2, but the inability for the Mac to be able to use AirPlay 2 and see a stereo pair of HomePods is surprising.