The Return Of Pilot Pete!!

· Dave Hamilton & John F. Braun · Video Tip

Have you watched Mac Geek Gab 891 yet? You won’t want to miss the return of one of our favorite people, Pilot Pete!

Russian Opposition Leader Alexei Navalny Brands Apple a Putin Accomplice

· Charlotte Henry · Link

Alexei Navalny

Russian Opposition leader Alexei Navalny (pictured above) has hit out and Apple and Google. He called them “accomplices” of the Kremlin and Vladimir Putin’s regime, AppleInsider reported. It follows the recent removal of a tactical voting app from the App Store and Google Play store.

In a long series of tweets, Navalny accused Big Tech firms of capitulating. “The giants Apple and Google have complied with the Kremlin’s demands and removed our app from their stores,” he wrote. “My beloved YouTube has deleted our video, and the Telegram messenger has blocked our bot.” “I know that most of those who work at Google, Apple, etc. are honest and good people,” he continued. “I urge them not to put up with the cowardice of their bosses.”

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How to Schedule Your Mac to Reboot

· Jeff Butts · Deep Dive

How to Schedule Your Mac to Reboot

There are plenty of times when you could benefit from a fresh start on your Mac. Let’s look at how to schedule your Mac to reboot.

How to Maximize Focus Mode on iOS 15

· Jeff Butts · Deep Dive

maximize focus mode on iOS 15

The new Focus Mode options in iOS 15 offer a lot of customization to the retired Do Not Disturb feature. Let’s walk through setting them up.

The Magic Wireless Charger Nobody Will See

· Jeff Butts · Cool Stuff Found

If you want the convenience of being able to charge your iPhone without distracting from your room’s decor, Ikea has just the product for you. The SJÖMÄRKE wireless charger mounts beneath your table, desk, or shelf. The charger works through any material except metal, allowing you to have an invisible charging point for your Qi-compatible device. The surface needs to be at least 5/16-inch (8mm) thick, and can be as thick as 7/8-inch (22mm). You’ll need to provide your own screws or adhesive strips, since Ikea points out “different materials require different screws”. Ikea’s SJÖMÄRKE wireless charger costs $39.99, and is expected to be availble sometime in October 2021.

iPhone 13 Review Shows Impressive Battery Results

· Andrew Orr · Link

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We saw Apple executives on stage mention one or or one-and-a-half extra hours of battery with iPhone 13 models. This review proves it.

Apple was careful not to promise any specific battery life on the new iPhones. I think that’s because of 5G. Depending on 5G frequency and signal quality, the battery life you get can be much shorter than you see here—and the 5G situation is so confusing across different carriers and countries that I don’t think Apple was willing to make a generalization. Of course, you can always turn off 5G.

GridRaster Using XR to Improve USAF Aircraft Maintenance

· Jeff Butts · News

GridRaster Using XR to Improve USAF Aircraft Maintenance

GridRaster’s contract with the US Air Force will streamline many aircraft maintenance tasks. The tools can be also used for other missions, such as flight training and simulations.

iOS 15: Turn Off 'Website Tinting' in Safari

· Charlotte Henry · How-To

website tinting off Safari iOS 15

Safari on iOS 15 has ‘Website Tinting’, which means the address bar automatically becomes the same color as the webpage a user is browsing.

See a Clip From 'Foundation' Before it Appears on Apple TV+

· Charlotte Henry · Cool Stuff Found

A never-seen-before clip from sci-fi series Foundation was released, via Sony, a day before the show premieres on Apple TV+. In a connected interview, showrunner David S. Goyer reiterated to Sony’s Senior Director, SIE Content Communications Sid Shumun that it could take 70 or 80 episodes to fully adapt Isaac Asimov’s legendary novels.