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Thursday May 25, 2017. 02:50 AM
If businesses get their way your voicemail will be a new target for spam.
Apple released firmware update version 3.7.2 for AirPods Wednesday. There are no patch notes for the update, but the educated guessensus is that it’s a performance and stability release. The release was first spotted by German site Macerkopf.de (via iDownloadblog). You can...
Warby Parker’s new app may save you a trip to the optometrist.
Unsurprisingly, Samsung’s crappy iris scanner on the Galaxy S8 has been defeated. Worse, defeating it is easy. Bryan and Jeff think it’s a joke and another example of Samsung’s delusions of relevance. They also discuss Bryan’s theory that PC makers can’t compete with Apple...
London newspaper The Telegraph published a quickie biography of Steve Jobs on Wednesday. The 2,100 piece is titled, “Who was Steve Jobs? Tech trailblazer and co-founder of the Apple empire.” goes in-depth for a newspaper article, but it’s still a short look into a person...
Wednesday May 24, 2017. 10:19 PM
Jeff Butts examines the Mac trackpad gestures available within macOS Sierra, explaining how to enable and use them.
OK, Game of Thrones fans, war is nigh. HBO released the trailer for Game of Thrones Season 7, which will first air on July 16th, 2017. The show outpaced the books during Season 6, leaving many fans all the hungrier to know what happens. Judging by the trailer, what...
Apple applied for an experimental license to test 5G technology, specifically using millimeter wave frequencies.
Apple Music bought the rights to Can’t Stop Won’t Stop: A Bad Boy Story, a documentary about Sean “Diddy” Combs and his record label, Bad Boy Records. The film was debuted at the Tribecka Film Festival earlier this year, and Apple Music subsequently bought the rights to...
Kelly Guimont joins Jeff Gamet to discuss Apple’s Swift education strategy, plus they talk about smart home fatigue.
Apple wants everyone to know how to code for the Mac, iPhone and iPad, so new training resources are rolling out today.
Live Home 3D Pro for Mac allows you to design residential buildings from the ground up. Sheds, living rooms, homes, or even a skyscraper, according to the company that makes it. We have a deal on it for $24.99. Check the listing for all the features.
macOS always looks for the last printer you used, but it’s easy to change that to a specific printer.
And the company has a corporate heavy weight for the job in the form of its own Denise Young Smith, formerly Vice President of Worldwide Human Resources.
Instagram rolled out a new archival feature to hide any photo you no longer want on your profile—without deleting it.
It’s an easy method to prevent certain passwords from getting intercepted if your iPhone or Mac is held by border agents.
3D printing is poised to be affordable by a lot more people, and there’s a project on Kickstarter speaking to this trend. It’s called Neva, and it’s a $399 3D printer from established 3D printer manufacturer Dagoma. Actually, there are $299 Early Bird pledge level available...
Tuesday May 23, 2017. 10:59 PM
Bryan Chaffin calls balderdash on the idea that me-too design is a serious threat to Apple’s laptop business.
Samsung’s Galaxy S8 smartphone iris recognition biometric security feature is surprisingly easy to hack.
Not everyone is experiencing this issue, but some have found that disabling Slack indexing makes Spotlight responsive again.
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