Apple users report receiving multiple automated calls per day from a scammer claiming to be “Apple Support Care” and warning of an iCloud breach. Just hang up and get a call-blocking app.
Have you ever thought you were recording video on your iPhone, only to realize after the fact that you failed to tap the record button properly? Here are a few things to look for to make sure you never miss a video again.
Upcoming Twitter API changes will severely cripple third-party client apps. The developers of some of those apps are banding together to pressure Twitter into changing things before the August deadline.
We’re taking a brief break from building an email issue of TidBITS next week in honor of the Memorial Day holiday in the United States, so look for the next issue in your mailbox on 4 June 2018.
If you make your living in the Apple world as a consultant, developer, designer, or tech, there are a wide variety of conferences you can attend to hone your skills, learn new topics, network with your fellow wizards, and open your mind to new ways of thinking. Here’s our list for 2018. Be sure to let us know if you run across any others.
Until now, Internet backups required subscribing to a cloud-based backup service and using proprietary software to handle archiving and retrieval. Now, there’s a DIY alternative: Arq backup software and Backblaze’s B2 cloud storage system.
If you’ve ever needed to work with invisible files on your Mac but didn’t want to drop into Terminal, read on for the secret keyboard shortcut that reveals the files and directories that are normally hidden in the Finder.
Users are fed up with the sticky keyboards in recent Apple laptops, as well as the company's lack of response, leading to a class-action lawsuit.
The keynote presentation at this year’s Google I/O conference introduced no new hardware to compete with Apple devices, but it did feature improvements to Google apps and services used by many Apple users, including Gmail, Google Photos, Google Maps, Google News, and Google Assistant.
Developer Panic has published a report detailing its successes and challenges in 2017, including the release of Transmit 5 and a major source code theft.
If you’re skeptical of robotic vacuums, but tired of dealing with dirty floors, the affordable Ecovacs Deebot N79 and N79S are worth your consideration.
Apple has distributed a document to Apple Authorized Service Providers discussing how to deal with microphone failures in iPhone 7 and 7 Plus units running iOS 11.3 or later. A repair may be required.
If you're curious about Apple design and the world of high-end watches, or just interested in the Apple Watch, check out Jony Ive's interview with Hodinkee Magazine.
iOS 11.4 betas include a USB Restricted Mode that would make it harder for law enforcement and government agencies to extract information from a locked iPhone.
Momenta's Agenda provides novel ways of organizing projects and tasks within a note-taking system that can link to several other Mac apps. It offers a different subscription model that doesn’t expire purchased features. But it has been out only since the end of 2017, and still suffers from some bugs and limitations.