If you think wearing your own blood oxygen sensor is a great idea, don’t count on Apple Watch to be the best option for that.
Dave Hamilton and John Martellaro join host Kelly Guimont to discuss Smart TVs and Apple TV+ and if you really need an Apple TV box anymore.
If you often plug your iPhone in with borrowed cables, be careful. The O.MG Lightning Cable spy is back with even better snooping capabilities.
Oprah Winfrey interviewed Mariah Carey for Apple TV+ series “The Oprah Conversaion” and the episode is set to debut on Thursday.
Calendar app Fantastical updated to version 3.2 which adds support for iOS 14 widgets, iPadOS Scribble, and bug fixes.
Ricky Mondello works on app and website authentication as well as password management at Apple. They recently created a shortcut that lets you quickly access iCloud Keychain. It uses a settings URL hooked into the Passwords section in Settings. Separately from that, this is also something you can do yourself using the Settings Shortcut Generator. You can quickly jump to a variety of different places within Settings.
Apple News has a section to help people register to vote, how to become a poll worker in your state, and more.
Kurzgesagt is a science channel on YouTube that creates education videos for people. They recently partnered with Wait But Why to create the Universe in a Nutshell app. It lets people explore size by zooming between scales of 10^-35 meters to 10^26 meters (atomic scale to universe scale). It’s also filled with science facts that you can find by tapping on the objects you see. App Store: US$2.99
While the brief (for Apple) 1-hour broadcast focused on hardware, Bob LeVitus noted that it also included a couple of surprising announcements about Apple’s subscription service offerings.
Apple’s Books app in iPadOS OS 13 and iPadOS 14 has an interesting interface quirk that can display your book’s text in two narrow columns like a newspaper, and Bryan Chaffin has the quick fix.
We have a deal on TOKK CAM C2, a tiny camera that can be used as a security camera, a wearable body cam, or a dashcam for your car. With this portable, ultra-compact Wi-Fi camera, you can instantly stream and/or record crystal clear video in 1280x720P. And all of is controlled through an iOS or Android app. This device is $64.99 through our deal.
Widgetsmith lets you create iOS 14 widgets and customize them to suit your needs and Home Screen theme. The app includes a variety of widget categories like weather, calendar, timezone converter, and others. Widgets can even by scheduled to appear on your screen following rules you define. App Store: Free (Offers In-App Purchases)
Through HomeKit, Velop users can choose to firewall off HomeKit accessories to prevent them from communicating with other WiFi devices on a home network and untrusted internet services to prevent hacking attempts and provide better security for connected home devices.
HomeKit-compatible Velop Tri-band model numbers that work with HomeKit include A03, WHW0301, WHW0301B, WHW0302, WHW0302B, WHW0303, and WHW0303B.
Good news for owners of these routers.
Apple has ordered a comedy series called “High Desert” that stars Academy Award winner Patricia Arquette and directed by Ben Stiller.
Apple has updated Pages, Numbers, and Keynote with new updates, the most notable of which is support for the iPadOS 14 Scribble feature.
John Martellaro and Bryan Chaffin join host Kelly Guimont to discuss a Series 6 Watch teardown, plus Bryan and Kelly’s love of Ted Lasso.
Password generator 1Password is teaming up with Privacy.com to let customers generate virtual credit cards right in the browser.
YouTuber Kaustubh Debnath dives into iOS 14 Spatial Audio to explain what it is, how it works, what devices it runs on, and where you can find content that supports it. Spatial Audio is a feature for AirPods Pro that can give you “surround sound” without needing multiple speakers. Em Lazer-Walker has a good write-up of it here but Mr. Debnath’s video is also a good resource.
The Wizcase security team discovered a Microsoft Bing data leak due to an unsecured server, leaking data like GPS coordinates and searches.
Tim Cook was remotely interviewed as part of The Atlantic Festival, talking about privacy, Apple’s ongoing antitrust investigation, his views on the Trump administration, and more. “I think that big companies deserve scrutiny. And I think that’s not only fair but important for the system that we have in America. And so I have no issue at all in Apple being put underneath the microscope and people looking and probing […] My hope is that as people continue to hear our story, that it will become as apparent to them as it is to us, that we have no monopoly, there is no monopoly here. We’re in very, very competitive markets like smartphones and smartwatches and tablets and personal computers. These things are fiercely competitive.”