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Josh Centers

Josh Centers

Josh Centers is the managing editor of TidBITS, as well as the author of Take Control of iOS 12 and Take Control of Apple TV, and co-author of Take Control of Preview.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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A Million Streams and Nothing to Watch? Reelgood and JustWatch to the Rescue!

Tired of never knowing which streaming service has the show you want to watch? Reelgood and JustWatch can help.

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Stop Using Your 2015 15-inch MacBook Pro

Apple has issued a recall for certain 15-inch MacBook Pros sold between 2015 and 2017 due to a fire hazard caused by overheating batteries, and Apple even says to not use affected computers until they’re repaired.

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Apple Expands Its Repair Partnership with Best Buy

Apple has expanded its repair partnership with technology superstore Best Buy to include every Best Buy store in the United States. But if you have a choice, is Best Buy the best place to go for Apple repairs?

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TipBITS: Make the Apple TV’s Home Button Go Home

Tired of the Apple TV’s Home button taking you to the Apple TV app instead of the Home screen? Here’s a quick and easy fix.

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How Catalyst and SwiftUI will Change App Development

Macworld veteran Jason Snell has penned a column explaining what Catalyst and SwiftUI are and how they’ll change app development across the entire Apple ecosystem.

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A Plethora of WWDC Podcasts for Your Listening Pleasure

If you’d like to while away some hours getting the latest details about Apple from the proverbial horse’s mouth, Apple employees appeared on an unprecedented six community podcasts during WWDC.