Who Are You and What Do You Do?

At The Sweet Setup:

Every week we {aim to} post a new interview with someone about what software they use on their Mac, iPhone, or iPad. We do these interviews because not only are they fun, but a glimpse into what tools someone uses and how they use those tools can spark our imagination and give us an idea or insight into how we can do things better.

Today’s victim, er, interviewee:

My name is Jonathan Pulley, and I am a Senior Consultant for a software company specializing in data analytics, data warehousing, and business intelligence. I also dabble in photography and gaming.

You can catch Jonathan’s complete story here: Jonathan Pulley’s Mac and iPhone Setup.

“Back issues” can be found here: Sweet Setup Interviews.

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T2 Explained

A couple of years ago, Apple introduced the T2 chip. It combined several formerly separate controllers, refining operations and increasing security. Check out what it does for us and our Macs here: Apple’s New T2 Chip Explained: What does it do?.

Here’s what Apple Support has to say: About the Apple T2 Security Chip.

The video is from November, 2018, but it sums things nicely.

It’s Leonard&rsqou;s fault!

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Tim Cook Defends Apple’s Encryption Policy

On YouTube, Apple CEO Tim Cook explains Apple’s encryption and privacy policies, in a discussion with WSJ’s Editor-in-Chief Gerard Baker at the Wall Street Journal’s technology conference in Laguna Beach, Calif., in October (2015).

This was posted in February, 2016, but it is most certainly still relevant; Mr Cook brings up some very good points.

PYBT: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BZmeZyDGkQ0.

It’s Leonard’s fault!

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Apple Bytes

Privacy on iPhone commercial 1

Privacy on iPhone commercial 2

It’s Leonard’s fault!

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Apple Bytes

Apple’s explanation of security, hardware security, system security, encryption and data protection, app security, services security

It’s Leonard’s fault!

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June 15th General Meeting

New challenges to security

Stay safe!

Regular Features

Apps & Traps – Our essential monthly feature on interesting new products and services for iOS and OS X, brought to you by Dave Whitby.

Apple News & Updates

Q&A

Our rewarding Monthly Prize Drawing includes a $25.00 iTunes gift card, a TOPGREENER Wireless Home Automation WiFi Plug with energy monitoring, an Aluratek Universal Stand for Tablets/iPad/eReaders, an iPhone tripod, a Rocksoul Magic Mouse for Mac, and a mystery iTunes gift card. Be on the lookout, on the Web site, for the Zooming, (Re)Joining, Drawing post, which will have the all gory details on how the drawing (among other things) should work.

The meeting will be conducted on Zoom. The gory details have arrived: Tech Check!

The Meeting after the Meeting is still, sadly, on hold.

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Apple Bytes

macOS Catalina 10.15.5 is Out! - What’s New?

It’s Leonard’s fault!

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Did You Know?

How’s your home Wi-Fi these days? Fast enough? Stable enough?

If you’re not as happy as you could be, there’s hope! Wired has a rather extensive collection of tips to get things moving:

AS WE ALL shelter-in-place and work from home more, figuring out how to make your internet faster has become a necessity.

The good news is that some internet service providers have have increased speeds for low-income customers. Others have suspended broadband data caps.

That makes the internet to your front door less of a bottleneck, but eliminating subpar speeds and Wi-Fi dead zones around the house is largely up to you. To help, we’ve put together some suggestions on ways you can troubleshoot, and hopefully improve, the quality of the Wi-Fi inside and outside your place.

Be sure to also check out our guide to securing your home Wi-Fi network, our guide to the new Wi-Fi 6 standard, and our gear guide for working at home.

For the list, PYBT: 11 Ways to Upgrade Your Wi-Fi and Make Your Internet Faster.

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Were You at the Meeting Last Night?

If not, a not-taxing-at-all main presentation, hysterics at Apps & Traps, and the return of the drawing missed you badly.

No Meeting after the Meeting…

That’s my story; I’m sticking to it!

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