One of the best new features of iOS 11 will be the potentially life-saving Do Not Disturb While Driving — Josh Centers explains how it works. Also this week, Security Editor Rich Mogull helps us think about how facial recognition might replace Touch ID on the iPhone, and Marc Zeedar reviews the CZUR M3000 book scanner, which is designed to help you create digital versions of your print books. Notable software releases this week include CleanMyMac 3.8.6, Alfred 3.4.1, Mactracker 7.6.6, Bookends 12.8.3, and Microsoft Office 2016 15.37.
Do Not Disturb While Driving may make driving more enjoyable or even save your life. If you’re not into that, or if someone else can run your iPhone while you focus on the road, the feature can be turned off, either temporarily or permanently.
Leaked HomePod firmware points to a possible facial recognition feature in a future iPhone. TidBITS Security Editor Rich Mogull examines the implications and explains how you can evaluate the announcement if and when it comes.
The CZUR M3000 is a (relatively) inexpensive way to digitize your physical books. Marc Zeedar discusses its pros and cons, and offers some tips for scanning books as efficiently as possible.
Notable software releases this week include CleanMyMac 3.8.6, Alfred 3.4.1, Mactracker 7.6.6, Bookends 12.8.3, and Microsoft Office 2016 15.37.
In ExtraBITS this week, Apple CEO Tim Cook commented on the violent demonstrations that took place in Charlottesville, Apple is investing heavily in video content, and a botched firmware update has disabled many LockState smart locks.