The privacy implications of smart TVs are back in the news after the U.S. Federal Trade Commission slapped TV maker Vizio with a hefty fine for its egregious data collection practices. “Take Control of Apple TV” author Josh Centers explains what’s going and what you can do about it. Josh also brings you another installment of “A Prairie HomeKit Companion” that discusses an alternative to Apple’s Home app. Should you have trouble with information stored in iCloud (corrupted contacts, anyone?) Michael Cohen has a helpful guide on how to restore your data from iCloud’s Web interface. Finally, Julio Ojeda-Zapata takes a look at five keyboard cases for the 9.7-inch iPad Pro. Notable software releases this week include TextExpander 6.1.7, Apple Remote Desktop 3.9, SoundSource 3.0.1, Slack for Mac 2.5.1, Logic Pro X 10.3.1, BBEdit 11.6.4, Tinderbox 7.0, and 1Password 6.6.1.
Vizio’s recent settlement with the Federal Trade Commission has sparked conversation about the privacy implications of smart TVs. Josh Centers explains what to worry about, why you maybe shouldn’t worry too much, and how you can maintain control of your privacy.
Calendar confused? Contacts corrupted? Bookmarks bungled? A trip to iCloud.com can help you recover lost data.
Apple’s Home app is easy to use, but an older app with the same name gives you more control over your HomeKit home automation.
The iPad Pro is a decent laptop stand-in for productivity on the go, but it can’t realize its full potential without a physical keyboard. Julio Ojeda-Zapata tested the latest keyboard accessories for the 9.7-inch iPad Pro. They’re all good, though none is perfect.
Notable software releases this week include TextExpander 6.1.7, Apple Remote Desktop 3.9, SoundSource 3.0.1, Slack for Mac 2.5.1, Logic Pro X 10.3.1, BBEdit 11.6.4, Tinderbox 7.0, and 1Password 6.6.1.
In ExtraBITS this week, users are reporting keyboard problems with the 2016 MacBook Pro models, and Apple has announced the name and opening date for its new campus.