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How to – Export iPhone’s iMessages images and camera pictures

Posted in Apple, How to with tags , , , , , , , on August 8, 2016 by Sirusdark

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Today I wanted to export all the pictures I had received in an iPhone (not mine… long story) via iMessage (Apple’s SMS App/system) and all the pictures I had taken with the camera. Since I’m not super familiar with iPhones, I did a quick online research so I wouldn’t waste any time

You wouldn’t believe all the crap solutions out there for such a simple operation. I’ve seen everything from scripts hack to PAID third party applications and even people bricking their device using such solutions.

Take my money!

So as usual, I figured out how to do it the easy, free and simple way for you! I hope you find this useful, ’cause I sure did!!

iPhones stores 2 types of images: pictures taken with the phone’s camera and pictures received in iMessage. Unless you save those images to the phone’s storage space, you won’t be able to access them directly and easily.

3 Steps

First, you’ll need: an iPhone, an iPhone USB cable and a Windows PC or Laptop.

1. Open the iMessage conversation and click “Details” at the top right. Then, scroll down, then press & hold your finder on the first image (or just any, doesn’t matter). A pop-up will appear, tap “More…” Then select/tap all the images you wish to save and press “Save Image“. This will save all the selected image and copy them alongside the pictures taken with the phone’s camera.

2. Plug the iPhone to any USB port on your Windows PC or Laptop.

3. Navigate to your iPhone in Windows File Explorer (Shortcut: Windows Key + E). Path example: This PC\Apple iPhone\Internal Storage\DCIM\100APPLE. Copy & paste everything. Done!

Now, you wanna go home and rethink your life…

Enjoy!

Sirus

Reference
-None – But there’s a movie reference hidden somewhere in this article. Did ya found it? :D

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How-to Fix Mac’s Safari browser malware/ransomware pop-up

Posted in Apple, Browser, How to, Security with tags , , , , , , on April 16, 2015 by Sirusdark

Hello dear readers and visitors!

Less than a few days apart I had to fix several Macbook malware infections. I say “infections”, but technically, it’s more of a Safari feature abuse. Still, it qualifies as malware or even as a virus.

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The message usually shows a phone number to call to “fix” your problem.
DON’T CALL

Sick Safari

What this malware does is create a pop-up message. This in itself could be annoying at most, but the problem is when closing the pop-up message window, another comes up immediately and because of  Safari’s default pop-up behavior, menus become unavailable as long as the message is present. Which means you’re effectively locked away from your browser. It’s like a ransomware virus, but for your MAC’s Internet Browser. Cool huh?

Solution

This solution is simple, yet not easy to find: simply Shift-click your Safari icon to start Safari and by-pass the default page(s). Once you’re back and in control of your browser, you should do 2 things:

1. Check your history and try to find which website could’ve infected your browser. Then, take a mental note and STOP visiting such websites. If you can’t find it, it means you’ve most likely stumbled on an infected website. Lucky you.

2. Delete all history, cookies, empty the cache (you’ll need to enable the developer menu to access this option), remove any unwanted extensions and change your homepage.

Enjoy!

Sirus
sirusdark.ca

Extra read and picture source
-http://malwaretips.com/blogs/remove-ib-adnxs-com-mac-os-x/

List of all MAC (OS X) keyboard shortcuts

Posted in Apple, Software, Tweaking with tags , , , , , , on July 19, 2013 by Sirusdark

Here’s a list all the keyboard shortcut for MAC.

From Apple: https://support.apple.com/kb/HT1343

More detailed: http://guides.macrumors.com/Keyboard_shortcuts

 

Also, here’s a comparative chart of Windows, MAC and Linux (KDE/Gnome) shortcuts. Notice how some are almost identical from one system to another!

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Table_of_keyboard_shortcuts

 

Enjoy!

Sirus
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