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Just a quick heads-up: Apple launched a Support Channel on YouTube. The new channel features a just handful of videos, at the moment, walking users through various iOS features like how to update iOS on your iPhone or iPad or how to delete call history on your iPhone.
Check out the Apple Support Youtube channel here.
Introducing Face ID – Introducing Face ID. Now your face can unlock with a look, log in to apps, and authenticate payments with Pay
Knows You When You Change – iPhone X recognizes you, even when you change your look.
Opens in the Dark – iPhone X recognizes you, even in the dark.
Animoji Yourself – iPhone X lets you bring messages to life. Animoji yourself.
It’s Cyber Monday. And you’re looking for a good deal on Mac Software. You might want to take a look at this Cyber Monday Mac Bundle that features 10 highly rated Mac apps, with a combined value of $469. Best thing is it costs you exactly how much you want to pay for it ( minimum is $1 ).
- Pathfinder 7 ($39.95 value)
- VPN Unlimited: 3-Yr Subscription ($129.99)
- Timing ($29)
- Screens 4 ($29.99)
- Photolemur 2.2 Spectre ($50)
- MacGourmet Deluxe ($49.50)
- Live Home 3D ($29.99)
- iLocker Pro ($39.90)
- WallPaper Wizard 2 ($19.90)
If you want to get all 10 apps, you will have to beat the average price ( which right now is $9.90 ). So basically you will pay less for all 10 apps than you would pay for any of these apps separately.
Get the Cyber Monday Mac Software Bundle.
A few weeks ago Samsung was mocking the iPhone X in a Note 8 commercial. Now guess who is trolling both Apple and Samsung. Motorola. F*cking Motorola.
It’s an ad for Moto or Motorola or Lenovo or whoever owns the company now new Z2 Play smartphone and it picks up where Samsung’s ad left off. I’m loving it. Made my day.
Jump over the break to check out the video…
iPhone battery life was, is and will be a hot topic. With every major iOS release everybody is posting an article or video on how to improve battery life for that iOS release.
So here’s a basic guide of what you can do to maximize your battery life on iOS 11 and beyond. Obviously future (major) iOS releases might bring slight variations but this is a good place to start.
We all have dozens of online accounts. All of them require a password. Complex and unique. Password re-use is a huge problem with large data breaches becoming more and more common these days, with billions of data records lost or stolen since 2013.
So what can you do to protect yourself? You can create a complex and unique password for each and every online account you own and then write each of those passwords on a piece of paper for reference. But that’s just insane. The best way to approach this is to use a password manager.
The biggest dumbest pain in the ass change in macOS High Sierra is the behavior of the media controller keys.
You’ve probably noticed that keys no longer control iTunes/Spotify/Deezer/Vox/etc. They now control video playback in Safari.
It turns out I’m not the only one pissed off about this change, and luckily there’s people like Milan Toth who can do something about it.
He created an app to proxy media key events to iTunes/Spotify/etc. NOTE: right now it only works with psychical buttons ( no TouchBar support )
Pro tip: add the app to your Login Items to have it start at login.
Just a quick heads-up: Firefox Quantum is now available for download. The new version of the popular browser is twice as fast as Firefox from 6 months ago, comes with a sleek UI, allows you to customize the toolbar, includes Pocket recommendation of what sites to browse on every new tab, and takes up less memory than Google Chrome.
Night Mode and other features are available as free Firefox add-ons. For more info check out this Mozilla blog post.
So what do you use for Notes on your device? Apple’s Notes, Evernote, OneNote, Bear, SimpleNote? There’s so many note apps, and most of them are great. But not necessarily privacy-friendly.