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  • Magic Keyboard with Touch ID now available

    Wed 11:08am By Mike Flaminio
    Magic Keyboards with Touch ID and now available as an accessory from Apple. Touch ID keyboards are only compatible with Macs with Apple silicone CPUs running macOS 11.4 or later. This may be an attractive upgrade for the new Mac mini or an external keyboard…
  • Steve Jobs job applications auctioned off in both physical and virtual NFT form

    Wed 10:58am By Mike Flaminio
    Last week a job application for Steve Jobs went up for auction. The application is from 1973 for an unknown company. This is the time between Steve Jobs left college and founded Apple. The collectable was sold a few times. It last changed hands in March 2020…
  • Apple's comments on reported NSO Group iPhone exploit

    Jul 23, 2021, 9:31 pm By Mike Flaminio
    A major story from journalist and human rights groups and a consortium of media outlets indicate the Israeli NSO Group may have been used to improperly spy on mobile devices. The Pegasus malware product is delivered via a no-click exploit on iPhones (Android…
  • Biden administration pursues right to repair regulation

    Jul 12, 2021, 8:36 pm By Mike Flaminio
    President Biden issued an executive order directing the Federal Trade Commission to create new regulations supporting the so-called right to repair movement. Right to repair discourages practices by manufacturers to restrict owners' abilities to service…
  • Firms see ad spending drop with new iOS privacy features

    Jul 7, 2021, 1:58 pm By Mike Flaminio
    The impact of a new feature that limits an app's abilities to track activity across apps is still coming into focus. Adoption continues to roll out as weeks pass since the iOS release. The results are not surprising. Users appear to be declining to be tracked…
  • Apple's case for the App Store

    Jul 7, 2021, 1:45 pm By Mike Flaminio
    The iOS app store has been under scrutiny by competitors and regulators. Launched in 2008, momentum feels like it's shifting for Apple. The company recently published a privacy primer for the advantages of its closed software system.Security researchers agree…
  • Apple TV+ Foundation series get new teaser, release date

    Jun 29, 2021, 5:22 pm By Mike Flaminio
    The highly anticipated Apple TV+ series Foundation got a premiere date of September 24. Foundation is based on novels from Isaac Asimov. The series stars Jared Harris, Lee Pace, Lou Llobell, Leah Harvey, Laura Birn, Terrence Mann, Cassian Bilton, and Alfred…
  • Airtag speaker removal

    Jun 29, 2021, 5:18 pm By Mike Flaminio
    Predictably, Apple's Airtag has been met with some controversy. Airtags work really well for their intended purposes but pose risks. Even after Apple beefed up anti-stalking features, privacy concerns persist. One countermeasure for stalking is an Airtag will…
  • The world of spare Atari parts

    Jun 20, 2021, 9:09 pm By Mike Flaminio
    Vice posted a look at the current world of Atari parts. Much of the column is devoted to the colorful Soup Nazi-like character who delivers scorn and sometimes bans if you annoy him. Whether you pester him too much for an order status, orders that are too…
  • iCloud Private Relay feature

    Jun 15, 2021, 5:37 pm By Mike Flaminio
    The upcoming Private Relay feature is an add-on to paid iCloud accounts. iCloud Private Relay brings a layer of privacy protection for certain applications in iOS and macOS. Specifically, Safari browsing can be shielded from ISPs and everywhere between you and…
  • Apple launches podcast subscriptions

    Jun 15, 2021, 5:22 pm By Mike Flaminio
    Apple today released the announced update for its Podcasts app supporting premium subscriptions. The service allows listeners to subscribe to premium feeds for podcasts. Premium subscriptions include exclusive content and ad-free versions of podcasts.Listeners…
  • Apple and cryptocurrency

    May 31, 2021, 5:09 pm By Mike Flaminio
    A job posting at Apple indicates the company is looking to expand the payment process for "alternative payments." The posting includes cryptocurrencies as a qualification, but not the only skill.…
  • Stephen King gives inside look at upcoming Apple TV+ series Lisey's Story

    May 31, 2021, 4:31 pm By Mike Flaminio
    Apple posted an inside look at its upcoming series Lisey's Story. The series is based on the 2006 Stephen King novel of the same title. In the video, Stephen King discussing the inspiration for the novel and the upcoming series.…
  • Report: Apple car ambitions may involve taxis

    May 24, 2021, 8:48 pm By Mike Flaminio
    The Wall Street Journal has a feature on the state of new car technologies. The article is anchored with speculation about Apple, but mostly revisits Apple's recent history with its unannounced car project and efforts of other tech companies.…
  • Apple details WWDC 2021 schedule

    May 24, 2021, 8:33 pm By Mike Flaminio
    Apple today released a schedule for next month's Worldwide Developer Conference. The event kicks off on June 10th.Today, Apple unveiled the lineup for its annual Worldwide Developers Conference, including keynote and Platforms State of the Union timing, and…
  • Apple Music gaining improvement upgrades

    May 17, 2021, 6:44 pm By Mike Flaminio
    Apple announced Monday that Apple Music will be getting an upgrade in June. New features bring Spatial Audio with Dolby Atmos and lossless audio for music. Apple says the features will be available for no additional cost to subscribers.…
  • AirTag can be used as Shortcuts trigger

    May 17, 2021, 6:24 pm By Mike Flaminio
    iCulture, via MacRumors discovered AirTag may have a bonus feature. Apparently, the device can be used to trigger Apple Shortcuts. The functionality, noticed by iCulture, allows users to trigger Shortcuts by simply tapping the top of their iPhone on the white…
  • Testing out AirTag

    May 6, 2021, 10:29 am By Mike Flaminio
    The concept for Apple's AirTag is pretty straightforward, but the interesting parts are in the details. The secret sauce for AirTag is the integration with the Apple U1 chip for ultra-wideband wireless communication and Apple's Find My network of devices.…
  • Signal attempted to run an interesting privacy ad campagin on Instagram

    May 6, 2021, 10:02 am By Mike Flaminio
    Signal, the privacy-focused messaging app, posted their attempt to run a privacy-based ad campaign on Instagram. The effort, however, didn't make it past Facebook's approval process.…
  • Video touts Apple's App Tracking Transparency feature

    Apr 26, 2021, 6:30 pm By Mike Flaminio
    Apple's new App Tracking Transparency feature launched today with iOS 14.5. The feature has been controversial among companies with ad-supported services for how to restricts access to user data. The Apple video makes the case for the feature.…
  • iMac G5 upgraded using Mac Mini with M1 processor

    Apr 26, 2021, 6:03 pm By Mike Flaminio
    The new iMacs announced last week come with Apple's latest M1 processors, but, for those willing, it's not the only M1 option in the iMac form. Hans Strupat posted a video under the YouTube channel Mac Repairman showing how he upgraded an old iMac G5 with the…
  • Apple TV with A12 processor

    Apr 20, 2021, 7:45 pm By Mike Flaminio
    Apple is giving the Apple TV a refresh with a faster processor, and thankfully, a new remote. The updated version also brings what Apple calls high frame rate HDR2, which delivers twice the frame rate for HDR output.…
  • iPad Pro with M1, 5G, and Liquid Retina XDR displays

    Apr 20, 2021, 7:29 pm By Mike Flaminio
    The new iPad Pro for 2021 sees the addition of the M1 processor, improved displays, and 5G mobile wireless. Adding 5G seems an obvious iteration after the iPhone gained 5G last fall. The M1 processor may bit of a surprise. The move further blurs the lines…
  • 24-inch iMac with M1 processor

    Apr 20, 2021, 7:15 pm By Mike Flaminio
    Apple today announced a major redesign of the iMac. The new iMac is the latest Mac to transition to Apple's M1 processor. The new system-on-a-chip M1 allows Apple to significantly reducing the size of the laptop. The new design basically looks like and giant…
  • Apple AirTag

    Apr 20, 2021, 7:04 pm By Mike Flaminio
    Apple Tuesday announced its long-rumored AirTag. Apple has been working on the personal trackers for a number of years and the details suggest why it may have taken a bit. AirTag isn't just an NFC/Bluetooth tracker but integrates with Apple's software and…