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Wednesday April 4, 2018. 09:32 PM
Dr. Mac’s had a rough week with a toasted startup disk followed by a swollen battery, but he learned a thing or two along the way that could save you time or trouble.
We won’t go so far as to suggest using a virtual machine just for Facebook, because at that point you might as well stop using it. But there are smaller steps you can take.
John Martellaro and Kelly Guimont join Jeff Gamet to look at the state of Windows 10 security versus macOS, plus they respond to listener comments on Jeff’s HomeKit fail.
The announcement is aimed at businesses, in particular, as Apple works to add retailers that accept Apple Pay.
We have a deal on Hider 2 for Mac, a utility that lets you hide and encrypt files. You can hide and encrypt files and folders, create categories and tags, make notes, and everything is password protected. It’s $12.99 through us.
I love cool type tools, so I have to assume Will Shipley created Textlicious specifically for me. Textlicious is an iOS extension that lets you use styled text in iPhone and iPad apps that typically don’t easily support anything other than plain text. Apps like Twitter,...
Apple’s Reese Witherspoon and Jennifer Aniston TV series is bringing on Kerry Ehrin as its new writer and executive producer.
Apple launched a new movie promo on iTunes called Build Your Collection. It features hundreds of movies, all under US$8 and many at $4.99. Bullitt, Battle Royale, The Goonies, Empire Records, Risky Business, Beetlejuice, The Matrix, and newer movies like Black Swan, The...
In a letter to employees, Tim Cook said that John Giannandrea shared Apple’s commitment to privacy and “our thoughtful approach” to machine learning.
The CoreUI framework can now request UI assets in meters. Is that part of ARKit 1.5 or something else?
Tuesday April 3, 2018. 11:25 PM
Our friends at Stack Commerce have put together an interesting deal for us. The Lofree Four Seasons retro mechanical wireless keyboard I wrote about in November was successfully funded on Indiegogo, having raised $182,000. Our deal today is to pre-order one of those...
Google allows you to download an archive that contains a tremendous amount of information, for example, your bookmarks, calendars, activity, searches, requested map directions, photos and so on. The list is long. Here’s how to do it.
It seems like the feature is gradually rolling out to Facebook users.
Bryan Chaffin and John Martellaro join Jeff Gamet to share their thoughts on the possibility of Apple designing its own Mac processors, plus Jeff explains how HomeKit failed for him.
This archive contains everything you’ve ever shared with the company, like posts, photos/videos, messages, etc.
HomeKit has some great features, but some of its problems are big enough to push me back to Amazon’s Alexa for my smart home control.
The newest version of Safari has a handy-dandy way to sort bookmarks by name (or by URL), and we’ve got the scoop on how to do it…and how to undo it if you want to. (At least temporarily.) Come on in and read all about it!
Apple will be hosting its 2018 second fiscal quarter earnings report and conference call on Tuesday, May 1st.
Apple released macOS 10.13.4 this week and, well, it changes some things. No worries, your two favorite geeks talk through it all. Then it’s on to managing duplicate contacts and properly migrating your data. There are other questions, too, as well as a few other Quick Tips a...
After years of leapfrogging each other, Tidbits security editor Rich Mogull thinks Windows 10 security is now on par with macOS. The U.S. military agrees. Both links are on Particle Debris page 2.
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