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A Look at Jeff Williams, Tim Cook’s Number Two and Likely Successor

With Apple’s COO Jeff Williams taking over from Jony Ive, Williams is now officially the second most powerful man at Apple and the heir-apparent to the aluminum throne.

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James Thomson Presents an Illustrated History of Easter Eggs

At the Hacking with Swift Live event, developer James Thomson gave a talk about the history of hidden Easter eggs in software. It’s a glorious trip down memory lane.

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Apple Releases macOS 10.14.6, iOS 12.4, watchOS 5.3, tvOS 12.4, and More

Apple has released macOS 10.14.6, iOS 12.4, watchOS 5.3, and tvOS 12.4. In a surprise move, the company also pushed out iOS 10.3.4 and iOS 9.3.6 for older iOS devices that can’t run iOS 12.

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Orange Holiday Europe: A Cheap 4G SIM for Your European Vacation

Planning a European vacation? If you don’t want to pay through the nose for cellular connectivity, look into the Orange Holiday Europe SIM, which provides 3 GB of data (or 8 GB if you activate soon) for just $22.

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TipBITS: Watch YouTube Videos in Picture in Picture

YouTube tries to hide the Picture in Picture feature on the Mac and iPad, but it's easy to find if you know the trick.

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Downloading YouTube Videos in macOS

If you want to save videos from YouTube, there are a plethora of macOS utilities to do so. Here are four of the best.

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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.

Rich Mogull 12 comments

Apple Flexes Its Privacy Muscles

At WWDC 2019, Apple made numerous announcements that show both how important the company believes privacy to be and how far it’s willing to go to encourage privacy-protecting technologies in its own products. But these efforts will face challenges from all sides.

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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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Apple Updates Air, Pro Laptops, Kills off the MacBook

Apple has revamped its notebook line, mostly on the low end. Its 12-inch MacBook is no more. Meanwhile, it has overhauled its entry-level MacBook Pro, adding a Touch Bar and other hardware features, while providing minor MacBook Air tweaks along with a decent price drop.

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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.