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You Can Measure a Persons Height with iPhone Camera
by: Paul HorowitzThe iPhone camera can measure a persons height, a feature that may be useful for a variety of purposes. Some users may wish to measure someones height from a photo, but with this iPhone trick you don’t need a photo at all, you just simply point the iPhone camera at the person you’d like to measure, and use a specific app to accomplish the measuring of height.To measure a persons height with the iPhone camera you will need a device with a LIDAR camera, which includes iPhone 12 Pro, iPhone 12 Pro Max, iPhone 13 Pro, iPhone 13 Pro Max, iPhone 14 Pro, and iPhone 14 Pro Max, or better. ⇨⇨ Full Article ⇦⇦
WhatsApp for Mac with Native Apple Silicon Support Available in Beta
by: Paul Horowitz WhatsApp, the popular messaging client, is now available for the Mac with native Apple Silicon support.The WhatsApp client for Apple Silicon is currently in beta, but it is stable and functions fairly well, and should offer better performance compared to builds intended for older Intel Macs.Interested users who don’t mind beta testing software can grab the WhatsApp with native Apple Silicon support now from the WhatsApp website. ⇨⇨ Full Article ⇦⇦
Beta 2 of iOS 16.5, MacOS Ventura 13.4, iPadOS 16.5, Available for Testing
by: Paul Horowitz The second beta versions of iOS 16.5 for iPhone, iPadOS 16.5 for iPad, and macOS Ventura 13.4 for Mac are available to users enrolled in the beta testing programs for Apple system software.Presumably iOS 16.5, iPadOS 16.5, or MacOS Ventura 13.4 will focus on bug fixes and security enhancements, as no major new features are expected in the releases.Anyone who is actively enrolled in the beta system software testing programs for Apple devices can find the latest updates available to download now through the respective Settings apps on those devices. ⇨⇨ Full Article ⇦⇦
How to clean your Apple Polishing Cloth without ruining it
If you have to spend $19 on Apple’s fancy Polishing Cloth, you should know how to properly look after it so that it doesn’t get ruined. You can’t just throw it in the washing machine with your mucky laundry when it starts to get dirty.Fortunately, Apple has now provided official instructions on keeping the Polishing Cloth clean. Here’s what you need to know. ★★ Full Article ★★
If you’re tired of your Mac’s desktop, you can now install Chrome OS instead
Most Mac users wouldn’t dream of replacing macOS with anything but the latest update, but Google wants you to at least consider another option: Chrome OS.Chrome OS Flex is a “free and sustainable way” to install Google’s online OS on any Mac or PC. It’s built for schools and businesses looking for “modern computing with cloud-based management.” It offers the same Chrome OS interface as you would get on a Chromebook with “fast access to VDI and web apps with an intuitive, clutter-free, and reliable experience.” ★★ Full Article ★★
How to Keep the Menu Bar on Mac in Full Screen Mode
Full screen mode on the Mac defaults to hiding the menu bar, and while you can swing your cursor to the top of the screen to reveal the menu bar, some Mac users may prefer to have the menu bar always visible when in full screen mode.If you’d like to keep the menu bar always visible when in full screen mode of macOS, follow along to see you how to make the appropriate settings adjustment. ★★ Full Article ★★
Remove App Icons from Recent Apps in Dock on Mac
by: Paul Horowitz The “Recent Apps” section of the Dock on Mac shows the three most recently used apps that are not otherwise in the Mac Dock. This is a handy feature for returning to recently used apps, but if you wish to remove one of the apps from the Recent Apps section, you can do that too. ⇨⇨ Full Article ⇦⇦
What to Do if Your iPad Pro is Not Turning On
If you are having issues with your iPad Pro not turning on, there may be a couple of solutions available to you. The device is obviously great for a lot of things, but its greatness really only shines through when the screen is working properly. Depending on how and why your iPad Pro is not turning on, there may be some steps you can take to get it working again.Considering this, I’m going to take a look at some easier solutions to get a screen working again, while also exploring some more serious options. I’m also going to take a look at the infamous “black screen of death”, and cover what users can do if this is occurring. If you’re having issues with your iPad Pro not turning on, it may be an easy fix, or you may find yourself in need of contacting Apple Support, depending on the severity of the situation. ⇨⇨ Full Article ⇦⇦
Can’t Scan QR Codes with iPhone / iPad Camera? Here’s a Fix
As you may know, the iPhone and iPad camera can scan a QR code simply by pointing the devices camera at a QR code. Easy enough, right? Well, not if it doesn’t work. Sometimes users may find that QR code scanning is not working on their iPhone or iPad camera, and this can be an understandably frustrating experience. Fortunately, it’s typically a super easy fix to get QR code scanning working again on iPhone and iPad cameras. Read along and you’ll be back to scanning QR codes in no time. ★★ Full Article ★★
7 Useful Reasons to Use AirPlane Mode on iPhone
by: Jamie Cuevas While AirPlane Mode for iPhone has been around since the earliest days of the device, many users still do not understand how the feature works, or why it is potentially useful. With that in mind, we’re going to review a variety of genuinely useful reasons you may wish to use AirPlane Mode on an iPhone.For the unfamiliar, using AirPlane Mode on iPhone is easy, and it can be enabled or disabled through Control Center by tapping the Airplane icon, or through Settings > AirPlane Mode. When AirPlane Mode is enabled, the iPhone will disconnect network connections and cellular connections, basically taking the device offline, and preventing inbound and outbound calls or data transfers.Used properly, AirPlane Mode can be a useful tool for specific purposes, and also as an alternative to turning off iPhone completely. ⇨⇨ Full Article ⇦⇦
How to Reboot Apple Studio Display
The Apple Studio Display is a beautiful monitor and screen, both visually and in terms of the picture quality. But sometimes the Apple Studio Display misbehaves, and problems can happen with it that require the Apple Studio Display to restart. Maybe the sound has stopped working properly or at all, the web camera is frozen, or the resolution won’t change. With no physical buttons on the Apple Studio Display, how do you restart the screen? It’s a little comical, but the solution to reboot the monitor is easy enough. ★★ Full Article ★★
Essential Safari tips to help you browse smarter and faster on your Mac
By Brittany Vincent Macworld FEB 24, 2022 3:15 AM PSTWhile there are a lot of browser options on your Mac, Safari is one of the best choices out there. Not only is it the default browser on every Mac, it offers a slew of features, like privacy and accessibility options. It’s a solid browser all around.If you’re new to Safari, here are six tips to help you get the most out of the browser. Even if you’ve been using Safari on your Mac for while, take a quick look at these tips—maybe there’s a setting or feature you had not heard about. ★★ Full Article ★★
Why Can’t I Copy Files to My Time Machine Drive?
Time Machine is Apple’s built-in backup software for Mac users, offering an efficient way to keep data safe. However, you might experience issues when trying to copy files to your Time Machine drive. In this article, I’ll explain why this happens and how to address it, as well as other common problems and concerns related to Time Machine. Follow along! ⇨⇨ Full Article ⇦⇦
How to Clear iPhone Keyboard History
Predictive text on an iPhone is sometimes a hit-and-miss. This is especially true when you get a new iPhone. In due course, the keyboard adapts to your typing patterns. Furthermore, all the words you have used so far are saved. It also includes corrected words. From a privacy standpoint, it is always better to regularly clear the iPhone’s keyboard history. This article will demonstrate how you can clear your iPhone keyboard history. As a bonus, we have added a clever hack that prevents iPhones from learning new words. Read on to know more. ⇨⇨ Full Article ⇦⇦
6 Reasons Why You Should Get an iPad Magic Keyboard
by: Jamie Cuevas The iPad Magic Keyboard is ultra popular for good reason, and it’s easily the best accessory available for iPad. With the excellent functionality of a full-size backlit keyboard combined with a great trackpad, Magic Keyboard brings productivity potential to the iPad that is otherwise missing for many users. Plus, Magic Keyboard looks great, with a unique floating design and adjustable viewing angles.Check out these tips for using the Magic Keyboard with iPad, and you’ll be more productive with the iPad than ever before. ⇨⇨ Full Article ⇦⇦
Telepathy One aims to compete with Google Glass
The Telepathy One is no Google Glass. And supposedly, it's not trying to be. Demonstrated at an event in New York City, the Telepathy One is a wearable headset developed in Japan, intended on being part of the very same emerging industry as Google Glass. It has a built-in camera and floating microdisplay, much like [url=http://reviews.cnet.com/google-glass/]Google Glass[/url] and the [url=http://reviews.cnet.com/specialized-electronics-accessories/vuzix-smart-glasses-m100/4505-7847_7-35536668.html]Vuzix M100 Smartglasses[/url]. The biggest difference between it and Google Glass, besides specs, might be one of scope. Read [url=http://reviews.cnet.com/camcorders/telepathy-one/4505-9340_7-35734227.html]here[/url]. [img]https://d1qy7qyune0vt1.cloudfront.net/webroot-en/attachment/3010i1F45AE524E8DB666.jpg[/img] Telepathy founder Takahito Iguchi with his translator in New York.
CNET - BlackBerry Q10 review: The BlackBerry for keyboard diehards
Say hello to the BlackBerry Q10, which offers a larger and more spacious QWERTY keyboard and a fresh infusion of the [url=http://reviews.cnet.com/blackberry-10-os/]BlackBerry 10.1 operating system[/url]. It builds on the greatness of past BlackBerry messaging machines, yet blends this with modern smartphone software powerful enough to run multiple apps at once without skipping a beat. It also surfs Web sites like a champ and has a battery that goes the distance. Of course, the BlackBerry ecosystem lacks a wide app selection, but the Q10's hybrid approach should satisfy traditional BlackBerry addicts who crave a practical upgrade. Exact pricing and availability aren't locked down, but the Q10 will be sold by AT&T, Verizon, T-Mobile, and Sprint, with a suggested price of $249. Read [url=http://reviews.cnet.com/blackberry-q10/]here[/url]. [img]https://d1qy7qyune0vt1.cloudfront.net/webroot-en/attachment/3012i37DA247061C073E3.jpg[/img] The Q10 can operate multiple applications at on
Everything is broken
Good piece on software, security, 0-days and mass surveillance: [b] [url=https://medium.com/message/81e5f33a24e1]https://medium.com/message/81e5f33a24e1[/url] [/b] [i]..The NSA is doing so well because software is bull**bleep**..[/i] [i] [/i] [i]..When we tell you to apply updates we are not telling you to mend your ship. We are telling you to keep bailing before the water gets to your neck...[/i] [i] [/i] [i]..In theory, the reason we’re so nice to soldiers, that we have customs around honoring and thanking them, is that they’re supposed to be sacrificing themselves for the good of the people. In the case of the NSA, this has been reversed. Our wellbeing is sacrificed to make their job of monitoring the world easier. When this is part of the culture of power, it is well on its way to being capable of any abuse..[/i] [i] [/i]
Microsoft lays out its mobile device management strategy
[b]Microsoft Lays Out Its Mobile Device Management Strategy[/b] by Pedro Hernandez Enterprise Mobility Suite, Azure Active Directory and Intune anchor Microsoft's new "mobile-first, cloud-first" approach to user and device management. Microsoft offered a glimpse of its mobile IT management ambitions during the March 27 launch of Office for iPad. Now, Brad Anderson, corporate vice president of Windows Server & System Center, is spelling out just how the company plans to make its mark in the sizzling mobile device management (MDM) market. "Our vision is to help organizations enable their users to be productive on the devices they love, while protecting the company", said Anderson in a statement. The long-awaited Office apps for the iPad, the best-selling tablet line from rival device maker Apple, weren't the only products Microsoft announced on March 27. The company also took the wraps off a new MDM solution called Enterprise Mobility Suite (EMS). Julia White, corpor
Update is available that prepares Windows 8 and Windows RT-based computers for.....
This article describes an update that enables you to update Windows 8 or Windows RT to Windows 8.1 or Windows 8.1 RT when Windows 8.1 and Windows 8.1 RT are released in the Windows Store. Additionally, this update fixes several issues in Windows 8 Enterprise, Windows Server 2012, and volume licensed installations of Windows 8. [b]Note[/b] You cannot update to Windows 8.1 Enterprise, Windows Server 2012 R2, or volume licensed installations of Windows 8.1 from the Windows Store. [url=http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;2871389]http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;2871389[/url] Daniel
Sony and Panasonic reveal Archival Disc format with up to 1TB of space
Sony helped to launch the Blu-ray disc player and format in 2006, which quickly defeated the rival HD-DVD to become the true successor to DVD. Now Sony has announced the next generation disc format, at least from a storage standpoint, with today's reveal of Archival Disc. Sony and its partner Panasonic first announced their plans to create [url=http://www.neowin.net/news/sony-and-panasonic-partnering-to-create-next-gen-optical-disk-300gb-dvds-inbound]a next-gen disc format in July 2013[/url], Today's press release not only gives a formal name to the format for the first time but also offers up a roadmap for future disc support. Unlike DVD or Blu-ray, which are both designed primarily as formats for video and games, Archival Disc has been developed to create a long term storage system. Sony states: [quote]"Optical discs have excellent properties to protect themselves against the environment, such as dust-resistance and water-resistance, and can also withstand changes i
EMC launches new supplier exchange, 'Smart' Archive
[b]EMC Launches New Supplier Exchange, 'Smart' Archive[/b] by Chris Preimesberger New products use existing EMC platforms, including Pivotal CF, an enterprise platform-as-a-service (PaaS) powered by Pivotal Cloud Foundry. EMC's Information Intelligence Group, which used to be Documentum, came out with two new products May 6 at EMC World 2014: its first industry-specific public cloud software as a service, Supplier Exchange, and a "smart" archiver called InfoArchive. Supplier Exchange improves older Documentum-based private-cloud collaboration software to enable similar connections with partners and contractors outside the enterprise in a hybrid-style app. Marketing director Gautam Desai told eWEEK that using Supplier Exchange, contractors can look at RFPs, submit bids and use other documents with security at any time and from any device. The first version of Supplier Exchange is designed specifically for the energy and engineering industries. It enables proje
The first comparisons of iPad 5 with older iPads revealed
[url=http://www.macrumors.com/2013/09/29/detailed-video-showing-ipad-5-physical-changes/]Detailed Video Showing iPad 5 Physical Changes[/url] As shown in the video, the iPad 5 will adopt a similar design to the currently shipping iPad mini. The new iPad is expected to debut in October.
Are Credit Monitoring Services Worth It?
In the wake of one data breach after another, millions of Americans each year are offered credit monitoring services that promise to shield them from identity thieves. Although these services can help true victims step out from beneath the shadow of ID theft, the sad truth is that most services offer little in the way of real preventative protection against the fastest-growing crime in America. Having purchased credit monitoring/protection services for the past 24 months — and having been the target of multiple identity theft attempts — I feel somewhat qualified to share my experience with readers. The biggest takeaway for me has been that although these services may alert you when someone opens or attempts to open a new line of credit in your name, most will do little — if anything — to block that activity. My take: If you’re being offered free monitoring, it [url=http://krebsonsecurity.com/2014/03/experian-lapse-allowed-id-theft-service-to-access-200-million-consumer-records/]probab
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