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Writer and Raconteur Bob ‘Dr. Mac’ LeVitus (#2) – TMO BGM Interview

maandag 6 april 2020 in The Mac Observer (Mac algemeen)

Bob “Dr. Mac” LeVitus is a writer, book author and raconteur. He writes for the Houston Chronicle and The Mac Observer, and he specializes in the “Dummies” books about Apple products like the Mac, the iPad and iPhone. In this episode, Bob and I focu…

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New York Times Joins Apps Using Sign in With Apple

maandag 6 april 2020 in The Mac Observer (Mac algemeen)

The New York Times, Strava, IFTTT, and Medium amongst the latest bunch of apps to support Sign in with Apple.

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Kindle vs Apple Books on iPad Mini

maandag 6 april 2020 in The Mac Observer (Mac algemeen)

I’ve long enjoyed reading on a Kindle (I have a PaperWhite model). I find the e-ink display a nice break from the usual screen I use. However, when 9to5 Mac‘s Bradley Chambers moved away from the Amazon device, he began reading on the iPad Mini, and…

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Russia Implicated in BGP Hijacking Incident This Week

maandag 6 april 2020 in The Mac Observer (Mac algemeen)

Russian telecom company Rostelecom is implicated in a BGP hijacking incident which rerouted network traffic from Akamai, Amazon, Facebook, Google, and others. BGP stands for the Border Gateway Protocol and is the de-facto system used to route intern…

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Totallee Launches UV Phone Sanitizer

maandag 6 april 2020 in The Mac Observer (Mac algemeen)

Accessory maker totallee launched a UV phone sanitizer today, providing a safe, effective way to clean your phone without using harsh chemicals.

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Store, Secure & Share Passwords/Logins Across Your Team with Zero-Knowledge Encryption: $29.99

maandag 6 april 2020 in The Mac Observer (Mac algemeen)

We have a deal on a 1-year subscription to PassCamp password manager, a password manager aimed at teams. PassCamp password manager features zero-knowledge proof, end-to-end encryption and other security technologies intended to help you to safely ke…

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Quibi Streaming Service Launches in the U.S.

maandag 6 april 2020 in The Mac Observer (Mac algemeen)

Quibi, the short-episode, mobile-focussed, streaming service has launched in the U.S. offering a free 90-day trial.

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New Listening Habits, Apple TV+ on Apple TV Apps – TMO Daily Observations 2020-04-06

maandag 6 april 2020 in The Mac Observer (Mac algemeen)

Dave Hamilton and Charlotte Henry join host Kelly Guimont to discuss the trends in listening habits in the new age, and Apple’s (questionable) decisions about Apple TV+ within the Apple TV app.

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Here Are The Apps That Support Sign in With Apple (Update)

maandag 6 april 2020 in The Mac Observer (Mac algemeen)

As Andrew mentioned in his previous piece, Reddit maintains a helpful list of all the known apps that use Sign In with Apple. Here’s the list.

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Apple Acquires Irish AI Startup ‘Voysis’

maandag 6 april 2020 in The Mac Observer (Mac algemeen)

Apple has acquired an AI startup called Voysis, which could be used to enhance Siri’s commerce capabilities.

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Latest Version of macOS Catalina Causing System Crashes For Some Users

maandag 6 april 2020 in The Mac Observer (Mac algemeen)

Some users are experiencing system crashes having updated to macOS Catalina 10.15.4. MacRumors reported that the issue mostly seems to arise when users are attempting to make large file transfers, although that’s not the only circumstances in which …

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Behind the Scenes of ‘Amazing Stories’ on Apple TV+

maandag 6 april 2020 in The Mac Observer (Mac algemeen)

A new video offers viewers a look at how Apple TV+ series Amazing Stories was made. In the clip, executive producers Edward Kitsis and Adam Horowitz, who worked alongside original creator Stephen Spielberg, take us behind the scenes. You see scenes …

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Apple Producing Face Shields For Medical Workers Fighting COVID-19

maandag 6 april 2020 in The Mac Observer (Mac algemeen)

Tim Cook has said that internal Apple teams and suppliers are working to design, produce, and distribute face shields for health care workers.

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Fusion Drives and Folder Sharing – Mac Geek Gab 809

maandag 6 april 2020 in The Mac Observer (Mac algemeen)

iCloud Folder Sharing works, and your two favorite geeks have tested it for you. Should you use your ISP’s mesh or your own? How about installing Catalina on a Fusion Drive? These questions answered, plus a LOT more. And John and Dave share your Coo…

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Amidst COVID-19, Disney+ Soars. Apple TV+ Not So Much

vrijdag 3 april 2020 in The Mac Observer (Mac algemeen)

Analysis shows that Apple TV+ decisions about new content don’t seem to be resonating with viewers under lockdown.

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Senators Question Tim Cook About Apple’s COVID-19 App

vrijdag 3 april 2020 in The Mac Observer (Mac algemeen)

Several Democratic senators asked Tim Cook questions about the privacy of Apple’s newly released COVID-19 screening website and app.

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Babbel Language Learning Lifetime Subscription (All Languages): $159

vrijdag 3 april 2020 in The Mac Observer (Mac algemeen)

Have time on your hands to learn a new language or 14? We have a deal for you on a lifetime subscription for Babbel, the language learning software. With Babbel, you get to practice with 10-15 minute bite-sized lessons, and Babbel uses speech recogn…

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iPad at Ten Years On – TMO Daily Observations 2020-04-03

vrijdag 3 april 2020 in The Mac Observer (Mac algemeen)

John Martellaro and Bryan Chaffin join host Kelly Guimont to discuss the iPad on the tenth anniversary of release. Looking back, and forward, at its impact and potential.

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US Apple Store Closures to Remain Until Early May

vrijdag 3 april 2020 in The Mac Observer (Mac algemeen)

According to a memo Apple sent to employees, it advised that retail store closures in the U.S. will remain until early May.

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Deezer Data Reveals Need For Mood Music and Meditation

vrijdag 3 april 2020 in The Mac Observer (Mac algemeen)

New data from Deezer revealed a growth in listening to radio, as well as mood music, and a shift in the types of devices used to stream audio.

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Facebook Tried to Buy a Hacking Tool to Spy on iPhone Users

vrijdag 3 april 2020 in The Mac Observer (Mac algemeen)

According to court filings, when Facebook was in the early stages of building its spyware VPN called Onavo Protect, it noticed that it wasn’t as effective on Apple devices as it was on Android. So Facebook approached a hacking group called NSO Group…

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