iOS 12 lets you add a second person to Face ID so you and someone else can unlock your iPhone without having to enter the passcode. Here’s how to set it up.
Dave Hamilton and Kelly Guimont join Jeff Gamet to share their thoughts on a report saying a new MacBook is coming in September, along with redesigned iPad Pro models. They also have something to say about Twitter shutting down the APIs third-party client apps rely on.
Twitter says one of the reasons it killed the APIs third-party client apps use is because its own apps and website are better.
Thanks to a deal between Sony and Prince’s estate, 23 of his albums that previously haven’t been available for streaming are now on Apple Music. The collection includes albums Prince released between 1995 and 2010. Variety says,
The recordings, which include such popular albums as “The Gold Experience,” “3121” and “Rave Un2 the Joy Fantastic” as well as a new 37-track compilation called “Prince Anthology 1995-2010,” had been largely unavailable for many years. All are now available across all major streaming services and digital service providers. Many of these albums are available for the first time for streaming and download, adding more than 300 songs to the artist’s online in-print catalogue.
You can find the albums on Apple Music in the Music app on your iPhone or iPad, or in iTunes on your Mac.
Apple is set to introduce a new entry level MacBook in September, along with an iPad Pro refresh, and the AirPower wireless charging pad.
The teenager from Melbourne, Australia, who hacked in to Apple’s servers didn’t compromise any personal data, according to the iPhone and Mac maker.
We have a deal for you on the Sinji WiFi Doorbell Camera. This doorbell sticks do your doorframe and takes a photograph when someone rings that bell. It’s a Wi-Fi device that transmits its data to an indoor receiver, which then communicates with your iPhone or Android app. It’s $49.99 through us
Okay, it’s part of the Asian culture to copy popular products. This has been happening in the car industry for decades. But this Moto P30 just about duplicates the iPhone X design. But come on. Really? Seriously? This is over the top. (Image credit: BBC News.)
The MacBook Air has turned out to be an odd but interesting product. John sizes up the latest reports about a next generation model coming soon.
Twitter killed some key APIs third party apps used to make their apps useful because Twitter hates influencers and power users. Bryan Chaffin and Jeff Gamet drop a few f-bombs. They also talk about the latest rumor that Apple will bring support for Apple Pencil to some new iPhone models. The cap the show by dipping into our cyborg future of enhanced vision.
Check out the Okra 7-Port USB Desktop Universal Charging Station. It’s aimed at people, families, and work settings where you need to charge many devices at once. It has 7 USB charging ports and clots for holding those devices while they charge. It’s $39.99 through us.
In 2005, scientists confirmed that dry spaghetti noodles never break cleanly in half. Instead they tend to split into three or more pieces. If you’ve ever cooked spaghetti you’re probably familiar with having little bits explode all over the kitchen. But it turns out that there is a way to break spaghetti cleanly in half. Famous physicist Richard Feynman once spent a night with a friend snapping pasta to figure out what was happening. He never solved it, but it inspired French researchers to try, which earned them a 2006 igNobel prize. The secret? Twist the noodles hard like you’re wringing out a washcloth. To understand why, they used a high speed camera that recorded the shattering pasta at a million frames per second. The twist prevented the two bent strands flexing back quite as forcefully as an untwisted strand, and the untwisting motion released some of the stored energy in the spaghetti, further reducing the likelihood of a second fracture.
Specifically, plushy pillows in the shape of certain Apple products.
Apparently ISPs have been recently saying that they can’t expand broadband without more government handouts.
Broadband providers have spent years lobbying against utility-style regulations that protect consumers from high prices and bad service.
But now, broadband lobby groups are arguing that Internet service is similar to utilities such as electricity, gas distribution, roads, and water and sewer networks. In the providers’ view, the essential nature of broadband doesn’t require more regulation to protect consumers. Instead, they argue that broadband’s utility-like status is reason for the government to give ISPs more money.
Of course, the biggest issue with this is that the government (read: American taxpayers) have already given ISPs US$400 billion dollars to expand fiber optic networks across the country. The article’s header says it best: ISPs want benefits but not responsibilities.
Keyboard Maestro creates macros —sequences of actions that can be saved and then invoked and played back with a single keystroke (or other trigger), and the latest version (version 8) adds welcome improvements and interface enhancements.
Twitter’s API changes go into effect today, and apps like Tweetbot have already begun updating.
Your tweets can help scientists map the spread of wildfires. Researchers from the U.S. Forest Service published a study [PDF] where they found that—in large numbers—tweets about wildfires can model the way the smoke moves.
If someone #cantbreathe due to smoke, they’re inhaling small particles known as as PM2.5, which measure under five percent the width of human hair. The particles can lodge into the lung tissue and bloodstream and cause health issues, particularly for people with respiratory issues, pregnant women, and children. In extreme conditions, though, the long-term effects can impact others.
Curiosity.com writes about Steve Jobs and the first iPhone. There was a little more to that keynote than meets the eye.
John Martellaro and Dave Hamilton join Jeff Gamet to look at Verizon’s plans for 5G broadband in our homes and how that may work out.
The music world lost a pillar with the passing of Aretha Franklin. She was suffering from pancreatic cancer, as did Apple co-founder Steve Jobs. To commemorate her life Apple has several playlists on Apple Music celebrating her powerful contributions to soul, jazz, R&B, blues, and funk. Aretha’s influence crossed musical genres and that won’t likely change even though she’s gone. You can check out her Apple Music playlists in the Music app on your iPhone or iPad, or under the Browse tab in iTunes music section.