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Monday January 25, 2021. 08:57 PM
Jeff Porten reviews some of the offerings at a perennial sideshow at CES to tell you about AI-based lie detection, another flying car you can’t have yet, and how the robot revolution may be starting with Japanese “pets.”
Adds native support for M1-based Macs. ($30 new, free update, 19.5 MB, macOS 10.9+)
Why does the image quality from computer webcams compare so poorly to even the front-facing cameras on old iPhones? Jeff Carlson explores the economics of webcams and points out all the ways they’re bad.Read original article
Since the iPhone 12 or any other consumer electronics device with strong magnets can interfere with implanted medical devices like pacemakers and defibrillators, Apple has issued more specific safety guidance.
Apple has introduced a new Apple Fitness+ feature called Time to Walk, in which celebrities tell stories, share photos, and play songs to encourage you while you go for a walk.Read original article
Reference management tool adds support for running on M1-based Macs. ($59.99 new, free update, 94.8 MB, macOS 10.13+)
Date-focused note-taking app adds support for inserting tables into your notes. (Free with $24.99 premium purchase option, 64.6 MB, macOS 10.12+)
Updates the Audio Capture Engine to work around a macOS issue on M1-based Macs. ($39 new, free update, 23 MB, macOS 10.13+)
The PDF-manipulation apps receive a smattering of improvements. ($79.95/$129.95 new, free update, 88.8/136 MB, macOS 10.13+)
Friday January 22, 2021. 05:02 PM
If you’ve ever been curious about the distinctive beige of the Apple II, a bottle of original touch-up paint prompted Ben Zotto to research the color’s origins.Read original article
We’re drowning in data about COVID-19—infection rates, hospitalizations, and fatalities. But none of that data can answer the question of what your personal risk of infection is. With the NOVID app—and sufficient uptake in your community—you can know just how close...
Thursday January 21, 2021. 08:51 PM
Have a dark place in your home you’d like to light up, such as under the range in your kitchen? The HomeKit-compatible Hue Lightstrips are flexible (literally), easy to install, and bright. So, so bright.
Monday January 18, 2021. 11:11 PM
The Digital Right to Repair Coalition has published its picks for “Worst in Show” at CES, calling out products with terrible security, repairability, privacy, and more.Read original article
Privacy-focused messenging app Signal has been exploding in popularity, and it’s a surprisingly competent replacement for WhatsApp for those Apple users who have been forced to use the Facebook-owned messaging service for cross-platform communications.
Maintenance update for the powerful project management app that resolves a few bugs and improves general stability. ($149 annual subscription, free update for subscribers, 39.9 MB, macOS 10.13+)
Improves compatibility with macOS 11 Big Sur and updates user interface elements. (€19.99 new, free update, 4.0 MB, macOS 10.7+)
The Consumer Technology Association predicts the tech trends of the year to come in its annual opening of CES. Jeff Porten shares the thrust of the talk and provides commentary.
Saturday January 16, 2021. 12:01 AM
In which Adam Engst finally hops on the HomeKit bandwagon for real and gets totally sucked in, installing smart outlets, controlling motorized shades, and adding some Flic buttons.
Wednesday January 13, 2021. 09:31 PM
Apple has announced some of the ways it will be using the $100 million it committed toward projects in its Racial Equity and Justice Initiative, which will invest in education and businesses for people of color.Read original article
Tuesday January 12, 2021. 04:45 PM
Adds full compatibility with M1-based Macs. ($29/$19 new, free updates, various sizes, macOS 10.13+)
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