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Take a Chance with Dice by PCalc

Dice by PCalc is an engaging and attractive dice simulator for iPhone and iPad with realistic physics and remarkable attention to detail.

Josh Centers 3 comments

Most “Free” VPN Apps Secretly Owned by China

Lots of people trust Virtual Private Network apps to protect their privacy, but they seldom ask who made them—an investigation by Top10VPN.com suggests that they should.

Rich Mogull 11 comments

Apple Flexes Its Privacy Muscles

At WWDC 2019, Apple made numerous announcements that show both how important the company believes privacy to be and how far it’s willing to go to encourage privacy-protecting technologies in its own products. But these efforts will face challenges from all sides.

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Apple Disables the Apple Watch Walkie Talkie App Due to Eavesdropping Vulnerability

Apple has temporarily disabled the Walkie Talkie app on the Apple Watch because of a vulnerability that could allow eavesdropping on users.

Josh Centers 9 comments

Apple Slashes Mac SSD Prices

Along with the news of revised MacBook Air and MacBook Pro models, Apple has cut SSD prices across the Mac lineup.

Julio Ojeda-Zapata 6 comments

Apple Updates Air, Pro Laptops, Kills off the MacBook

Apple has revamped its notebook line, mostly on the low end. Its 12-inch MacBook is no more. Meanwhile, it has overhauled its entry-level MacBook Pro, adding a Touch Bar and other hardware features, while providing minor MacBook Air tweaks along with a decent price drop.

Josh Centers 11 comments

Zoom and RingCentral Exploits Allow Remote Webcam Access

Video conference systems Zoom and RingCentral have major vulnerabilities that could trigger your Web cam without permission. Here’s how to patch it yourself.

Josh Centers 1 comment

Bill Gates Says Steve Jobs Was a “Wizard”

In an interview with CNN’s Fareed Zakaria, Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates reflects on Steve Jobs, comparing him to a wizard in his ability to recruit and motivate employees.

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Wyze Sense Is a Cheap Sensor Package for Your Home

The maker of Wyze Cam has introduced an add-on sensor package with contact and motion sensors for the low, low price of $20. Like the Wyze Cam, the Wyze Sense product cuts a few corners but still delivers.

Josh Centers 19 comments

Fix Apple Hardware Problems with Deep Cleaning

When was the last time you cleaned your Apple devices? Many common hardware issues can be resolved with a lens brush, cotton swab, rubbing alcohol, and a little elbow grease.

Glenn Fleishman 17 comments

How To Buy Hardware That’s Likely to Last

Do you have a closet full of electronics that never quite worked out? If you follow veteran reviewer Glenn Fleishman’s guidelines, it’s less likely you’ll wind up with piles of worthless gear.

Michael E. Cohen No comments

Making and Using Tables of Contents in Pages

The latest versions of Apple’s Pages all offer easy table-of-contents creation. Here’s how to make them and why you might want to, even if you’re not publishing a book.

Josh Centers 29 comments

Jony Ive Leaving Apple to Form a New Company

Design legend Jony Ive is leaving Apple later this year to start a new company. Apple says it will remain a client.

Timothy Buck 6 comments

Terminology: Where Word Explorations Begin

Do you ever hear a word you don’t know or struggle to find the perfect synonym? If so, the Terminology iOS app might be for you. It’s a great place to start a word search and, with its extensible actions, you’re likely to find what you need.

Curtis Wilcox 20 comments

Apple to Deprecate Scripting Languages in Future Versions of macOS

Apple says future versions of macOS won’t include a number of open-source scripting languages. The impact of this change will vary depending on the audience, but it will affect more people than you might think.