Don’t ignore the value of AirDrop on your Apple devices — handy way to transfer data

AirDrop can be the quickest way to transfer documents, photos, and very large files between Apple devices. Just used it yesterday as a way of transferring contacts among a group of people. Very handy indeed. https://www.cnet.com/how-to/if-youre-not-using-airdrop-with-your-iphone-yet-youre-sorely-missing-out/ If you're not using AirDrop on your iPhone yet, you're sorely missing out We walk you through how to … Continue reading Don’t ignore the value of AirDrop on your Apple devices — handy way to transfer data

Don’t click on executables, calendar invitations, or pictures sent by people you don’t know

It's so easy to carelessly click on something that looks either normal or interesting and suddenly wind up with serious problems. The first article deals with malicious invitations within Google Calendar, the second with pictures in Gmail that can lead  you astray. https://www.forbes.com/sites/daveywinder/2019/09/09/google-finally-confirms-security-problem-for-15-billion-gmail-and-calendar-users/amp/ 440,473 views|Sep 9, 2019,4:38 am Google To Fix Malicious Invites Issue For … Continue reading Don’t click on executables, calendar invitations, or pictures sent by people you don’t know

The Apple Watch 5 has one big change and lots of glitz

The 5th version of Apple Watch now offers a watch face that's always on rather than requiring a lift of your arm. Apparently, that has really bothered many owners of earlier models. The battery and other software have been sufficiently modified that the period between charges has not lengthened. The other feature that is exciting … Continue reading The Apple Watch 5 has one big change and lots of glitz

Seasonal hiring at FoxConn violates Chinese law but would be expensive to change

This is another problem Apple has that could prove very expensive to fix. Interesting analysis that hasn't gotten much attention so far. https://9to5mac.com/2019/09/09/foxconns-legal-problem/ Comment: I can see only an expensive solution to Apple/Foxconn’s legal problem Ben Lovejoy - Sep. 9th 2019 6:59 am PT @benlovejoy 65 Comments Facebook Twitter Pinterest LinkedIn Reddit Foxconn’s legal problem, … Continue reading Seasonal hiring at FoxConn violates Chinese law but would be expensive to change

AppleCare duration changed?

AppleCare protection has always been bought for a specific period, generally lasting not more than three years. Then monthly payments were permitted. Now the monthly payment plan has been turned into a subscription that appears to be extendable for the service life of the device albeit at a slightly higher price than a lump sum, … Continue reading AppleCare duration changed?

Apple changed how searches work in the App Store after complaints

Complaints about how Apple does things are continuous, which only makes sense. What I find more interesting is how promptly Apple reacts to the criticisms and how. Apple apps were appearing at the top of search results in the App Store to the disadvantage of third party apps. Apple figured out why and changed their … Continue reading Apple changed how searches work in the App Store after complaints

Firefox making changes that will make it less appealing to many

There's no question that this change is more technical than most will care to understand. But recent writers, including one at Forbes, insisted that users should shift to Firefox from Google's Chrome to avoid invasion of privacy. This change by Firefox deals with slightly different features but also reduce cyber security for users. Makes it … Continue reading Firefox making changes that will make it less appealing to many