Geoff joined TidBITS in 1994 as Managing Editor, served as Technical Editor through 2006, and is now Editor at Large. Geoff's also a working musician, freelance writer & editor, and sometime Web developer.
It is with great sadness that we note the passing of John Baxter, a long-time member of the TidBITS community who was also a regular at Seattle-area gatherings of Apple aficionados.
Apple's custom T2 chip brings better security to recent Macs—and we all like security! But the T2 also makes Macs harder to repair or use with non-Apple operating systems, and it can create nightmares for DJs and musicians. So is a T2 Mac right for you?
Your inbox has probably been filled with notices from companies updating their terms and privacy policies to comply with Europe's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). But what will it actually mean, both inside and outside the European Union?
Now that the FCC has gutted federal net neutrality regulations, can individual states put up enough of a fight to preserve some sort of net neutrality — and maybe consumer privacy?
The FCC is set to rescind Obama-era regulations that mandate net neutrality — and what happens next is anybody’s guess.
Remember in 2015 when the FCC reclassified ISPs as common carriers and (sort of) made “net neutrality” the law of the land? Now the Trump administration and the Republican-controlled Congress are undoing it in the name of “freedom.”
Planning ahead (and knowing your rights) can make all the difference if you want to cross into the United States without opening your entire digital life to U.S. authorities.
IK Multimedia’s iRig Acoustic is an inexpensive, highly portable way to record an acoustic guitar on your iOS device — just be careful you don’t drag your iPhone or iPad onto the floor!
Google’s interactive tour of London’s Abbey Road Studios pulls back the curtain on one of the music industry’s most-storied spaces… without being too much of a hard sell.
Everyone knew any attempt by the FCC to regulate the Internet would be met with court challenges… and here they come.
In a surprise move, the Federal Communications Commission has proposed classifying ISPs as common carriers. Geoff Duncan analyzes the potential ramifications.
In a move to protect the open Internet, President Obama has called for the FCC to regulate ISPs as common carriers like phone companies. Can that happen, given America’s ever-more-polarized political climate? And would it actually help?
Apple’s new privacy site emphasizes that Apple users are always in charge of their own data — and Apple thinks that’s a critical advantage over Google.
The FCC is trying to preserve net neutrality while allowing ISPs to charge for “fast lanes” to reach American consumers. Good luck with that.
Europe’s highest court has ruled that EU citizens have a right to have old search results scrubbed from Internet search engines. Is this identity protection or censorship?