Tag Archives: TidBITS

Gory Details – the New iPhone SE

TidBITS strikes again! Adam Engst has an interesting review of the new ’Phone: At long last, Apple has released a second-generation iPhone SE. The original iPhone SE was based on the iPhone 5’s form factor and provided a smaller, less-expensive … Continue reading

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Did You Know?

Way back when (when I worked at Sears in Brand Central, the electronics department (in the early 90s)), one of the big selling points for car phones vs hand-held cell phones was that car phones had better coverage because they … Continue reading

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Did You Know?

Photos can take you places! On TidBITS this morning, Donald C O’Shea had this to say on the subject: On a recent trip to Barcelona, my wife and I saw two T-shirts in a shop window: the Muppets as Reservoir … Continue reading

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Stop, Look, and Listen!!

From TidBITS, 25 August: Less than a month after the release of iOS 9.3.4 (see “Apple Releases iOS 9.3.4 with a Single Security Fix,” 4 August 2016) Apple has released yet another security-focused iOS update: iOS 9.3.5. Josh Centers continues: … Continue reading

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The (Internet) World Is a Lesser Place

Alas and alack! Kagi, one of the earliest, and one of the best, digital commerce concerns, has been forced to close their doors. Adam Engst has an in-depth piece on TidBITS: The news was as sad as it was unexpected. … Continue reading

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Wireless Hacked!

Wonderful! Just what we needed to hear: wireless keyboards can be hacked… Noticed this on TidBITS this afternoon, from Josh Centers: Bastille, a cybersecurity company, has shown that hackers can easily intercept transmissions from eight non-Bluetooth wireless keyboards. Experts demonstrated … Continue reading

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Apple (Un)Music(alness)

Caught an interesting post on TidBITS this morning: Josh Centers notes that Jim Dalrymple had the worst experience with Apple Music: …when he disabled Apple Music, it took 4,700 of his songs with it. “I trusted my data to Apple … Continue reading

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Scareware: Not As Frightening as It Sounds

:::sigh::: The bad guys obviously have too much free time on their hands: …What happens is that you visit a Web site and seemingly have your browser maliciously frozen. You’ll find that you can’t quit, nor can you navigate away … Continue reading

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Apple Watch Report

Got an Apple Watch? Want to integrate its fitness apps into your exercise/training program? TidBITs’ Adam Engst has got just the thing. In his recent article, Exercising with the Apple Watch: The Software, he not only describes each of the … Continue reading

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Backup, Backup,…

View image | gettyimages.com   You know the drill, right? Well, alright, let’s see if you do (with apologies to Leonard Bernstein and Sergei Prokofiev…)! When an article about something as critical as backups is summarized thusly: How confident are … Continue reading

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