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Monday November 5, 2018. 11:44 PM
Back in 2008, the MacBook Air was miles ahead of anything available on the Windows platform. Tom Warren at The Verge says that 10 years on that is no longer the case and that “Apple’s new MacBook Air doesn’t do much to overtake these [sic] latest crop of Windows...
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Now that we have had a chance to fully digest what was announced at Apple’s event in Brooklyn last Tuesday, it is time to consider what was missing. Over on 9to5 Mac, they note the absence of announcements relating to an iPad Mini 5, AirPower and wireless charging for AirPod...
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5G connectivity is coming to the iPhone sometime in 2020, but some overheating issues need to be sorted out first.
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Josh Centers is the Managing Editor of Tidbits.com and has published several Take Control (TC) books. He’s the author of Take Control of Apple TV and Take Control of Home Automation. He’s been writing the Take Control books for iOS since version 8, and his latest book is Take...
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We have a deal on PDF Expert for Mac from Readdle.  This PDF editor has a nice list of distinctions, including being The 2015 App of the Year in the Mac App Store, Top Paid App in the Mac App Store, Editors’ Choice by Apple, and 4.6 out of 5 stars from 1,1000 ratings on...
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Andrew Orr and John Martellaro join host Kelly Guimont to discuss the future of the MacBook, and who (doesn’t) love Safari’s Do Not Track.
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Apple has reportedly slashed the number of iPhone XR units it is having manufactured, while boosting iPhone 8.
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You’ll get all of your orders before Christmas, even if you’re aren’t a Prime member.
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The social network known as Gab is back online. Its previous host—GoDaddy—withdrew support and hosting because of accusations that Gab was a haven for alt-right users. The Pittsburgh synagogue shooter was a member. Rob Monster, the founder and CEO of Gab’s new host Epik, ...
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Heads up Apple customers in Germany: German Apple Pay is launching soon. Banks like HVB and Bunq have already sent out emails to customers.
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Google has made a particular machine learning technique open-source. It’s called Bidirectional Encoder Representations from Transformers (BERT), used for natural language processing (NLP). With this release, anyone in the world can train their own state-of-the-art question...
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Even though Apple has been increasing its Services business, like apps, content, and advertising, Apple is still a hardware company.
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New Macs are out! John and Dave answer your questions and talk through the various models, including a dissection of the 2018 Mac mini CPU options as well as the relative merit of the 2018 MacBook Air. Other topics include setting up “semi-Dark Mode” on Mojave, using a...
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Researchers from McMaster University set out to examine smartphone environmental impact. Their study shows that buying a new phone consumes as much energy as using a phone for ten years. Smartphones are particularly insidious for a few reasons. With a two-year average life...
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Apple built a new Safari anti-tracking feature into its browser. Advertisers aren’t happy about it, which means it’s great for users.
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Apple put out a neat video over the weekend demonstrating how you can edit the Depth Control feature now available on the iPhone XS, XS Max, and XR. It shows the 4 simple steps needed to apply the effect – choose a portrait, tap edit, slide to adjust the depth, tap done. The...
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Rene Ritchie’s iPad Pro review is the only one you’ll need. 90% of these reviews are written by jaded tech reporters who can’t get over the “But can it replace a computer?” question, to which most of them shout an indignant “NO!” I like Rene’s writing because in my opinion...
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Friday November 2, 2018. 11:19 PM
We have a deal for you today on the BACtrack Personal Breathalyzer, which the company says is the smallest police-grade alcohol tester ever created. You can see the results on the built-in OLED screen, or you have them sent to your companion app on iPhone or Android. This...
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The number and variety of spaceships from TV and movie science fiction is legion. Here’s a list, from Space.com, of the 25 best, in order. While most are starships, capable of FTL, others are mere spaceships. Which one is your favorite? Did one of your own favs not make the...
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The MacBook, introduced in 2015, appeared to leapfrog the venerable MacBook Air. It sported a Retina display and USB-C. Now, it may be a dying breed.
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