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Wednesday January 31, 2018. 04:08 PM
The DOJ and SEC have launched an investigation into Apple’s iPhone battery fix looking for evidence of disclosure violations.
For today’s Quick Tip, we’re going to go over how to use the Apple Watch’s “Answer on iPhone” feature, which’ll let you put a caller on hold while you’re trying to find your larger device. In situations where you don’t wanna talk to your Watch, this is very handy!
Apple News Notifications in iOS went bonkers Tuesday evening, with the same notification going out over and over again, and we have steps for disabling them.
Microsoft rolled out several improvements to Office for Mac in January, including improved coauthoring support, AutoSave, and new reading and learning tools designed to help users with learning differences.
In this piece, we’ll look at the changes announced for iOS, including drag and drop support, a new List view in OneDrive, support for Apple’s Files app, coauthoring improvements, and search-across-organization in Outlook.
Tuesday January 30, 2018. 10:22 PM
We’ve read the alarming story about how the Army’s Fitbit users can have their location and activities revealed. What’s the takeaway?
One of the features coming in iOS 11.3 will let you use Face ID for family sharing. This includes approving purchases. It’s already shown up in the iOS 11.3 beta.
If HomePod were released by Google, I think they would explicitly state that many of its features are available “in beta” and let customers know that they expect problems to occur, but that’s generally not been Apple’s way of operating. Apple prefers to communicate...
There is a keyboard shortcut that let’s you quickly see hidden files and folders.
Twitter’s privacy settings are a bit less comprehensive than Facebook, but also easier to find.
Bryan Chaffin and Andrew Orr join Jeff Gamet to share their thoughts on Apple’s plans for iOS 12, plus they discuss the debate surrounding iPhone X sales.
We have a deal for you on a 16GB USB 2.0 AES 256-Bit Encrypted Flash Drive. It features a keypad on top of the drive for a password to encrypt and decrypt the contents. It’s $59.99 through us.
Marvel’s first Ant-Man movie was an awesomely fun romp through the super hero world, and it looks like the sequel, Ant-Man and The Wasp, is going to be more of the same. A surprise trailer for the movie dropped on Tuesday morning showing Ant-Man, the Wasp, and Dr. Pym back...
iPhone X sales are either horrible or great, depending on who you ask, and supply chain sources aren’t helping sort that out.
Don’t look for a long list of big new features in iOS 12 because Apple is focusing on performance and reliability improvements this year.
Monday January 29, 2018. 11:33 PM
Each device comes with a full one-year Apple warranty, and you can even buy one under Virgin’s US$1/month plan.
John Kirk is a former trial attorney, financial advisor and business coach. About a decade ago, he burst on the scene with the most delightful, literary, and informed opinions and analysis of Apple, its foundations, customer approach, and products. His writing became...
Check out this fascinating AT&T video from 1961 called Seeing the Digital Future. AT&T has published a lot of archival material to YouTube, and a friend spotted this one over the weekend. There are lots of things I find interesting about it. For one thing, remember that it’s...
This delicious tidbit comes buried deep in an excellent Bloomberg article from Mark Gurman describing Apple’s entrenched efforts to build a powerful chipmaking business.
The spectrum of reactions to the new HomePod ranges from “superbly Apple,” to “Doesn’t stand a chance.” Friday’s Particle Debris points to three articles that span the expected range of media coverage. Pick your favorite.
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