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It’s the end of an era — Apple has stopped making the once-iconic iPod. The little music player helped save Apple, and made the company a powerhouse in the music industry, but its day is over.The last model is the iPod touch, which “will be available while supplies last,” Apple said Tuesday in a press release. ★★ Full Article ★★
Wednesday May 11, 2022 11:16 am PDT by Tim Hardwick It's been over 200 days since Apple debuted its redesigned MacBook Pro lineup. Offered in 14-inch and 16-inch display sizes, the new-look MacBooks wowed Apple fans and creative pros alike with their powerful custom Apple silicon, mini-LED screen, and multiple connectivity options. But there are still some things you can't do with a MacBook Pro. Here are five features some Mac users are still waiting for. ★★ Full Article ★★
Occasionally you may need to shut down, restart, or force restart a device, and iPad Air 5 is no exception.Whether it’s force restarting because of a frozen app, troubleshooting an issue, restarting for any number of reasons, or shutting down the iPad Air for a flight, we’ll cover how you can perform these common tasks for the iPad Air 5. ★★ Full Article ★★
World password day is this week and we’ve decided to make a tier list highlighting popular movies/TV and the passwords they used in the theatrical release. Check out our Tier Maker templateNow, before you get upset that your favorite movie doesn’t rank high enough or there is no movie in an S tier rank, let’s talk about the ranking methodology. I want to preface this with the fact that with 4x2080ti GPUs you can crack 15 characters in 15 hours (almost 3 years ago) so this alone kills anything below A tier. Also, almost every movie here (or at all) doesn’t have computer terminal interface that allows uppercase/lowercase so we had to ignore that factor when grading. F Tier → <=8 characters, No special characters, ONLY numbers or ONLY letters, repetitive, sequential or VERY easy to guess [0000, 1234, password, football] D Tier → <= 8 characters, No special characters, ONLY numbers or ONLY letters. C Tier → <=8 characters, can include special characters, MUST include numbers an
Apple's iPod Touch lineup was always in the shadow of the iPhone.Ian Sherr May 10, 2022 9:01 a.m. PTJust as Apple's preparing to enter the iPhone's 15th year since release, the iPod Touch, its less popular cousin, will no longer be made. Apple announced that the iPhone-iPod hybrid device released in 2007 will no longer be available after all its supplies run out,. The move marks an end not just for the handheld device but also an end to the iPod product line, which helped reshape the entertainment industry two decades ago. << Read the Article »RIP iPods. This makes me feel old.
Bryan M WolfeMore blurring between mobile and desktop is expected in macOS Mammoth. With the Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) just a few weeks away, it's getting to be that time on the calendar when sites like iMore start predicting the changes expected to come to Apple's biggest operating systems. Today it's macOS 13, which should be announced alongside iOS 16, iPadOS 16, tvOS 16, and watchOS 9 on Monday, June 6. ★★ Full Article ★★
The Notes app on modern iPhone and iPad system software versions includes a handy feature that lets you scan text directly into the notes app. The text you want to scan can be printed or handwritten, and the scanning is done directly within the Notes app instantaneously. After the text is scanned into the Notes app, you can edit it as needed at any time if you’d like to. This is a great feature if you want to digitize a collection of anything that is printed or handwritten, be they letters, family recipes, receipts, manuscripts, books, magazines, flyers, or just about anything else you can imagine. ★★ Full Article ★★
Dennis SellersHow toTech Tipsposted on Apr. 29, 2022 iCloud+ combines most of the things we like about iCloud with new premium features, including HomeKit Secure Video support. And it’s easy to set up with macOS!About HomeKit Secure VideoApple HomeKit Secure Video enables you to securely store activity detected by Eve Outdoor Cam in iCloud. Using on-device intelligence, Apple TV or HomePod can determine when a person, animal, vehicle, or package is present before securely storing the recording in iCloud for you. ★★ Full Article ★★
The fourth beta versions of macOS 12.4 Monterey, iOS 15.5, and iPadOS 15.5 are available to users participating in the beta testing programs for Apple system software. Additionally, new betas are available for Apple Studio Display, tvOS 15.5, and watchOS 8.6 as well.Any active user in the developer beta or public beta testing programs can get the latest beta builds on their eligible devices now.These are not expected to significant updates with any major new features, but it’s more likely the beta builds will fix bugs and include security patches for macOS, iOS, iPadOS, and the other Apple operating systems. ★★ Full Article ★★
So, we distribute webroot endpoint protection on our clients machines and on Friday managed to persuade a long-time client away from Sophos and onto Webroot. The business owner is a slightly older chap and by his own admission, "extremely paranoid about anything tracking data in his browser" - so he uninstalled the web shield extension of webroot. The irony here is that it is there to protect him from the very dangers he fears of browsing online.I admire his caution, but obviously would much rather he allowed the extension. Has anyone else experienced anything like this before and how did you get around it? Thanks
The backlit keyboard on iPad Magic Keyboard typically lights up the moment you attach the Magic Keyboard to the iPad Pro or iPad Air. But sometimes that doesn’t happen, and sometimes the iPad Magic Keyboard backlighting does not work. Usually this is an easy fix however, so don’t freak out if you find the backlit key illumination is not working as expected with your iPad Magic Keyboard. >> Full Article <<
Many Mac users who are either bilingual or learning another language may need to type the upside-down question mark. The inverted question mark punctuation is found in Spanish as well as some other languages, and so if you’re either typing in another language or just need access to that punctuation, you certainly aren’t alone in wondering how to type the inverted question mark in macOS. >> Full Article <<
¿ Need to type the inverted question mark from your iPhone or iPad? Whether you’re learning a foreign language, speak another language fluently, or simply need access to the ¿ punctuation character for any other reason, typing the inverted question mark symbol is very easy from iPhone or iPad. We’ll show you two ways to type ¿ on the iPhone and iPad, using the onscreen keyboard and also using a hardware keyboard. >> Full Article <<
Bitcoin miners like these located in Rockdale, Texas, could be in Forth Worth’s future.Photo: Mark Felix (Getty Images)By Kevin HurlerA new pilot program running out of City Hall makes Fort Worth the first city in the U.S. to actively mine Bitcoin. An official press release from the city posted Tuesday reads:Beginning today, the S9 Bitcoin mining machines will run 24/7 in the climate-controlled Information Technology Solutions Department Data Center located at Fort Worth City Hall, where they will be housed on a private network to minimize security risk. << Read the Whole Thing >>
Cyber News Rundown: Over 2.5 million dental patients affected by Smile data breachDental services provider Smile Brands admitted that more than 2.5 million patients were affected by a 2021 data breach that initially listed only 2,200 affected patients. In other (dental) cybersecurity news, the American Dental Association was targeted by the Black Basta ransomware group.Hackers list Coca-Cola data for sale after breachThreat actors for the Stormous group posted a listing to their leak site claiming to contain 161GB of stolen data from a Coca-Cola data breach. While officials for Coca-Cola revealed that their systems were compromised by some type of cyberattack, they have not made any statements confirming whether any employee or customer information was exposed during the incident. It was also found that shortly before the cyberattack at Coca-Cola, Stormous had posted a poll that was asking followers to vote on the group’s next target and Coca-Cola won by a significant margin.Smile Bran
I’ve just done this on my work phone and realised it’s a handy trick some might not know so I thought I'd post it!Have you ever downloaded or updated a collection of iOS apps all at the same time, then realised you really need to use one of those apps quickly?This is a cool feature to prioritise an app download but it only works if you have an iOS device with 3D touch technology. 3D Touch was a new technology released with the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus devices which senses how deeply users press the display, enhancing the Multi-Touch interface experience. Most of the latest iPhones will have it.The feature here is once you’ve started downloading all the updated apps from the App Store, you can quickly perform a 3D Touch gesture (firm press) on the app icon that you wish to prioritise downloading and from its’ Quick Actions you can choose ‘Prioritise Download’ : I hope this is useful to some!
Taking screenshots with Android can be tricky and sometimes frustrating, especially if you're trying to capture a specific scene in motion, like in a video clip or game. And if you're not careful with your buttons, you might end up accidentally shutting your phone down or restarting it. << Full Article >>
Smart Voting, an app run by supporters of jailed Putin critic Alexei Navalny, has returned to the App Store in Russia following its removal last September.Cupertino pulled the app after Russia made threats about prosecuting top Apple employees in the country. Google, which also removed the app after the Kemlin lashed out, allowed the app back into the Play Store soon after Russia’s election last year. ★★ Full Article ★★
One of the most exciting features for iPhone and iPad with iOS 15 and iPadOS 15 is Live Text. Live Text is kind of like OCR (Optical Character Recognition) but for your images, and it allows you to grab text content from photos, whether it’s a screenshot, or a picture of a handwritten note. Apple understands that people store a lot of information in the form of image files on their phones. This includes photos of documents, notes, important files, screenshots, and whatnot. Live Text can detect text information from pictures as well as your camera’s preview. Furthermore, you can copy and paste this information wherever you want on your device, just like any regular text.The best part about Live Text is that it works like magic thanks to the deep neural network technological underpinnings, and you don’t need to go through complicated steps to use it. Let’s take a look at using Live Text on your iPhone and iPad. ★★ Full Article ★★
The Notes app on iPhone and iPad is super useful, allowing you to jot down information quickly for all sorts of purposes. There are various ways to create a new note in the Notes app on iOS and iPadOS, some of them are quite fast and might be new to you, so if you’re an avid Notes app user, take a look and see some handy ways to make new notes on iPhone or iPad. ★★ Full Article ★★
Hey Webroot-Fam, With the release of our 2022 Brightcloud Threat report we figured that the more curious amongst yourselves would have some questions you’re dying to ask us. If you haven’t read that report yet - go check it out! There is a ton of really interesting data and information in there. You got questions?We’ve got answersOur answers may or may not be pizza. Time will tellShoot us any questions you have relating to the threat report below, and our resident Threat expert, @TylerM, will respond with the quickness. Additionally - I’ve created a short Threat Report Quiz to see how many of you paid attention while scrolling through the report. Feel free to brag about your quiz results below!
Hi all. I was at a client this week and a few users were seeing me access things really quickly on their Mac and they wanted to know how.I heavily rely on keyboard shortcuts and some are priceless and little known.I thought I'd post the link here to Apple’s support article which has a really great summary of them. Hopefully you’ll find something that helps. https://support.apple.com/en-gb/HT201236
As organizations look to manage supplier risk, spiraling costs, and geopolitical tension in the post-pandemic world, the complex web of interdependencies upon which they rely is growing. This is most apparent in the airline industry. It was fascinating to hear United Airlines VP and CISO, Deneen DeFiore, explain how the mindset in cyber is shifting from data protection to resilience. Understanding these supplier dependencies is critical to managing risk effectively, to minimize the operational impact of cyber threats. << Full Article >>
If you’re a regular iMessage user, you’ve probably shared plenty of web links during conversations, perhaps to share an article, video, tweet, song link, or anything else really. Going back to a thread and finding these links can be a tedious process, but luckily, there’s an easier way that lets you to see all links shared through Messages on iPhone or iPad. As you probably know, it’s inconvenient to scroll through hundreds of messages in a conversation to find a specific link someone shared a while back. It gets even harder if you’re trying to find multiple links that you’ve shared. Apple seems to have thought this through as they give users an easy way to find all the links that were shared in a specific messages thread, whether with a single person or a group chat.Let’s take a look at how you can view all the links shared in a Messages conversation, on iPhone and iPad. ★★ Full Article ★★
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