Locking down the many apps on your smartphone

http://www.wsj.com/articles/worried-about-personal-data-leaks-heres-how-to-lock-down-your-phone-11656799748? Worried About Personal Data Leaks? Here’s How to Lock Down Your Phone Your guide to identifying sketchy apps, revoking their access to your location and other data, limiting ad tracking, and keeping web browsing private PHOTO ILLUSTRATION BY CHAYA HOWELL/THE WALL STREET JOURNAL, ISTOCK By Nicole Nguyen July 3, 2022 10:00 am There are always … Continue reading Locking down the many apps on your smartphone

Finally, one minor drawback to the M2 MacBook Air – may need heat spreader

gizmodo.com/macbook-air-m2-no-heat-sink-heat-spreader-teardown-appl-1849209800 The MacBook Air Seems to be Missing a Crucial Component Um, Apple, where's the heat spreader on your new MacBook? By Phillip Tracy, July 20, 2022, 4:15PM The new MacBook Air is an excellent laptop, but one considerable shortcoming might dissuade power users from purchasing Apple’s least expensive notebook. If you’ve been keeping tabs on the … Continue reading Finally, one minor drawback to the M2 MacBook Air – may need heat spreader

Don’t like the new Gmail? Change it back

For what it's worth, I changed it back immediately because I didn't want to give up any space currently dedicated to email. https://apple.news/A0ovinTHzShaFYb0J7fiygw Google changed Gmail's design and some people are furious. Here's how to change it back. Everything else is changing around us, Google. There's no need to alter our inboxes, too. By Alex Perry, … Continue reading Don’t like the new Gmail? Change it back

Are Google’s search algorithms dated?

https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2022/06/google-search-algorithm-internet/661325/? The Open Secret of Google Search One of the most-used tools on the internet is not what it used to be.By Charlie Warzel JUNE 20, 2022SHARE About the author: Charlie Warzel is a contributing writer at The Atlantic and the author of Galaxy Brain, a newsletter about the internet and big ideas. This article was featured in One Story to … Continue reading Are Google’s search algorithms dated?

iPhone battery percentage back in status bar

https://www.cultofmac.com/786638/at-last-iphone-battery-percentage-is-back-in-status-bar/? At last! iPhone battery percentage is back in status bar [Updated] BY ED HARDY • 11:50 AM, AUGUST 8, 2022 Finally!!Screenshot: Ed Hardy/Cult of Mac https://7ff7105feb363be1da7b31c8a2af717a.safeframe.googlesyndication.com/safeframe/1-0-38/html/container.html The latest iOS 16 beta returns the iPhone’s battery percentage to the status bar. This is Apple finally walking back a controversial user interface change from 2017. However, users of some iPhone … Continue reading iPhone battery percentage back in status bar

eSims replacing sim cards — and that’s a good thing

SIM Cards Are Going Away. Why That’s a Good Thing Already popular in Europe and Asia, eSIMs let you connect to a wireless network without a physical card By Dalvin Brown, July 17, 2022 8:00 am ET Since the dawn of the smartphone age, changing your cellular provider followed the same pattern: You’d get a SIM … Continue reading eSims replacing sim cards — and that’s a good thing

6 ways to input text into an Apple Watch

https://www.makeuseof.com/ways-to-type-enter-text-apple-watch/ 6 Ways to Type and Enter Text on an Apple Watch BY ANKUR THAKUR PUBLISHED FEB 03, 2022 You’ve got lots of options for entering text on your Apple Watch, so there’s always a convenient way to type on that tiny screen. You need to enter text on your Apple Watch to reply to … Continue reading 6 ways to input text into an Apple Watch

New M2 MacBook Air is terrific

The article below is just one of many enthusiastic reviews of the M2 MacBook Air. Here's another if you want confirmation: gizmodo.com/apple-macbook-air-m2-review-chip-pro-good-worth-it-1849176593 https://www.wsj.com/articles/macbook-air-m2-laptop-review-apple-11657741707? MacBook Air M2 Review: Apple’s Laptop Upgrade Bests M1 Air on Screen, Processor and Webcam Apple’s latest MacBook Air has a faster chip, but the real allure is its bigger, brighter screen … Continue reading New M2 MacBook Air is terrific

Apple ID sharing can make a digital mess. Here’s how to clean it up

https://apple.news/ASdE5ddlsT6iSLvanguU4AQ Apple ID Sharing Can Make a Digital Mess. Here’s How to Clean It Up. When it comes to families sharing one Apple account, separating into independent IDs will require manually saving photos, notes and voice memos. For many people, it’s worth the hassle By Maddie Ellis July 9, 2022 9:00 am ET I got my … Continue reading Apple ID sharing can make a digital mess. Here’s how to clean it up

https://www.fiercebiotech.com/medtech/bose-abandons-hearing-aid-plans-hands-direct-consumer-tech-lexie-hearing Bose abandons hearing aid plans, hands off direct-to-consumer tech to Lexie Hearing By Conor HaleAug 1, 2022 12:08pm Though it received its initial green light from the FDA in late 2018, the launch of Bose’s SoundControl hearing aids eventually delayed until May 2021. Bose shut down its healthcare-focused division entirely this past March, amid layoffs … Continue reading

Which iPhone should you buy?

https://www.zdnet.com/google-amp/article/best-iphone/ The 8 best iPhone models: Which is right for you? What is the best iPhone? Apple's iPhone 13 Pro Max is ZDNet's top choice, offering amazing performance and longer battery life. We analyzed the camera, battery life, size, price, and storage on the top iPhone models below.Written by Matthew Miller, Contributor writer and Michael Gariffo, Staff Writer Posted in Smartphones … Continue reading Which iPhone should you buy?

Lockdown mode from Apple a cool security idea even if few will need it

arstechnica.com/information-technology/2022/07/introducing-lockdown-from-apple-the-coolest-defense-youll-probably-never-use/? Why Lockdown mode from Apple is one of the coolest security ideas ever Apple intros "extreme" optional protection against the scourge of mercenary spyware. DAN GOODIN - 7/6/2022, 8:04 PM EnlargeApple Mercenary spyware is one of the hardest threats to combat. It targets an infinitesimally small percentage of the world, making it statistically unlikely for most … Continue reading Lockdown mode from Apple a cool security idea even if few will need it