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Friday February 15, 2019. 12:13 AM
There is a certain practice, born, perhaps, of obsolete data and just plain paranoia. People place a sticky note over their Mac’s webcam when not in use. Is this a valid, efficacious practice? There are even commercial products that have a nicer look to them. John Gruber...
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Does Apple have the infrastructure it needs for a cohesive future? Once that seemed clear, but Bryan Chaffin and guest-host John Martellaro say it’s become harder to see, if so. They then pivot to how augmented reality will figure into Apple’s future plans and products. They...
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Thursday February 14, 2019. 10:17 PM
We have a deal on the ProBASE X Laptop/Monitor/iMac stand. This jet black stand features a storage drawer on the left and a 6-port hub on the right. It connects to your computer via USB 3.0, and for output, it has two USB 3.0 ports, an SD card slot, a MicroSD card slot, an ...
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You can buy the 32GB model as it appears the 128GB model is sold out.
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Lee Clow, the man behind 3 decades worth of iconic Apple adverts, including “1984”, has announced his retirement.
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Kelly Guimont has Andrew Orr and John Martellaro on to discuss updates to the DuckDuckGo iOS app, and the current(c) state of NFC payments.
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Remember that story about the iPhone hacking tool called Karma? Lawfare published a good piece detailing the consequences of U.S. spies working for a foreign intelligence agency. Along the way, the Americans came to appreciate that their efforts at times did indeed include...
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The decision sounds a bit confusing at first, but makes sense once you learn about the number of Chinese tourists in the U.S.
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Software pirates are using enterprise developer certificates to put hacked versions of popular apps on iPhones. An investigation by Reuters found illegitimate versions of apps such as Spotify, Angry Birds, Pokemon Go, and Minecraft have been distributed away from the App...
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Amazon announced Thursday it has canceled its plans to build a corporate campus in New York City. The proposal had faced opposition from some unions and lawmakers, such as Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the New York Times reported. In particular, opponents were...
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Apple will sell the iPhone 7 and iPhone 8 in Germany once again, but with only Qualcomm chips in the devices.
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In DuckDuckGo’s app it has a button to clear your tabs and history. In DuckDuckGo version 7.15.0 it added an option to clear it away automatically the next time the app restarts. It also added keyboard shortcuts for iPad users. • You can now have your tabs and data cleared...
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Dating app Coffee Meets Bagel announced today that it suffered a data breach on Monday.
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Another game I recently started playing is Battleheart 2. It’s a follow-up to the first Battleheart which launched in 2011. In this RPG you’ll take command of a party of heroes and slay hordes of monsters in frantic, realtime battles that will put your reflexes to the test....
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Apple is requiring developers to secure their Apple ID with two-factor authentication. 
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Great analysis as usual by Ben Thompson. He writes how the Apple News subscription might be good for certain publishers, and bad for others. To that end, I am sure that a significant number of publications will sign up for Apple’s offering; clearly the company is confident ...
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As the rollout of 5G comes ever closer, there has been an increased focus on Chinese firm Huawei’s role in the network. Many Western countries have raised concerns that the company is an arm of the Chinese state and used for spying. This something Huawei has repeatedly denied...
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In the process of writing about Samsung’s 2019 TVs, sizes and prices, CNET’s David Katzmaier also explains the difference between Samsung’s QLED TVs and the OLED technology from other makers. It’s an important distinction. The key is the ever so geeky Quantum Dots. (Image cre...
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NASA confirmed Wednesday that the Mars Rover Opportunity is officially dead. It had been on the Red Planet for a record-breaking 15 years and helped establish the presence of water there. Space.com reflected on the historic craft which, along with its twin, Spirit,...
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There was a time when it was fairly clear what Apple wanted to achieve in the marketplace. Not so much anymore. 
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