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Rich Mogull 9 comments

I’m a Paramedic: Here’s How the Apple Watch Series 4 Will and Won’t Save Lives

The Apple Watch Series 4 promises to detect falls, identify atrial fibrillation, and let wearers take electrocardiograms on demand. Rich Mogull draws on his paramedic training to evaluate how effective each of these technologies is likely to be.

Adam Engst Josh Centers 9 comments

Explore the Dark Side of Mojave: Understanding, Enabling, and Customizing Dark Mode

Do you find yourself turning down the brightness on your Mac screen to make it more comfortable to look at? Particularly if you’re sensitive to light or often work in a darkened room, macOS 10.14 Mojave’s new Dark mode might be easier on your eyes.

Adam Engst 10 comments

Safari 12 Crashes Spotlight in Sierra—Here’s the Fix

TidBITS readers have reported a conflict between Safari 12 and Spotlight in macOS 10.12 Sierra, where invoking Spotlight and typing causes it to crash. Happily, there’s a simple fix.

Adam Engst 16 comments

Follow These Steps to Enable Backblaze for Mojave

The Backblaze Mac client can’t back up all your data in macOS 10.14 Mojave unless you give it full disk access, and its companion menu bar utility also needs automation permissions. Follow Backblaze’s instructions to restore full functionality.

Adam Engst 8 comments

50 Million Facebook Accounts Hacked

Facebook has acknowledged that attackers took advantage of the platform’s View As feature to breach the security of at least 50 million accounts. If you’re forced to log in again, you might be among the affected users.

Josh Centers 3 comments

How to Take Photos and Scan Documents with Continuity Camera in Mojave

The new Continuity Camera feature in macOS 10.14 Mojave lets you use your iPhone or iPad to take photos and scan documents on your Mac. Josh Centers explains how it works and how best to integrate it into your workflows.

Adam Engst 9 comments

Astro Acquired by Slack: Apps to Shut Down October 10th

The enterprise messaging service Slack has acquired email app maker Astro Technology. Unfortunately, the Astro apps will stop working soon, forcing users to switch quickly.

Josh Centers No comments

Mojave Won’t Install on Some 2012 iMacs with Boot Camp

Apple has published a support document stating that having a Boot Camp partition on a 27-inch iMac (Late 2012) with a 3 TB hard drive prevents macOS 10.14 Mojave from installing. Read on for workarounds.

Jeff Carlson 8 comments

Inside iOS 12: Photos Encourages More Engagement

Are you overwhelmed by the hundreds or thousands of photos you’ve taken with your iPhone, or imported into your iPad? Apple has several ideas for how the Photos app in iOS 12 can help, starting with new features that encourage you to revisit your images, share them with friends in a new way, and edit raw files natively on some devices.

Adam Engst 1 comment

Apple Updates HomePod with iOS 12 for Phone Calls, Multiple Timers, and More

iOS 12 on the HomePod adds a bevy of welcome features, including support for making and receiving calls, setting and naming multiple timers, and pinging misplaced Apple devices in your home

Adam Engst 3 comments

easyDNS Sponsoring TidBITS

Please welcome our latest long-term TidBITS sponsor, easyDNS, the Canadian Internet company that we have long used for DNS hosting and management, and now rely on for email services.

Michael E. Cohen 10 comments

Inside iOS 12: There Is No “I” in “Books”

iBooks becomes Apple Books in iOS 12, and while the reading experience remains the same, Apple has renovated the Library.

Adam Engst 13 comments

Inside iOS 12: Do Not Disturb Learns to Turn Itself Off

In iOS 12, Apple lets you manually invoke Do Not Disturb sessions that automatically turn themselves off at appropriate times. A new Bedtime mode is also welcome and can be used to create a second Do Not Disturb schedule.

Josh Centers No comments

An Oral History of Apple’s Infinite Loop Campus

Steven Levy has compiled an oral history of Apple’s Infinite Loop campus, getting an insider look at some of Apple’s most consequential events.

Josh Centers 6 comments

Apple’s AirPower Wireless Charger: What Happened?

The AirPower wireless charging pad that Apple announced last year seems to have proved significantly more difficult to engineer than Apple had anticipated. If and when it ships, it may be quite different from what Apple previously described.