Mobile Pixels DUEX Pro Portable Dual Monitor: $177

· Bryan Chaffin · TMO Deals

Mobile Pixels DUEX Pro Portable Dual Monitor

We have a deal on the Mobile Pixels DUEX Pro, a portable display that connects to your laptop as a second display wherever you go. It works with Mac, Windows, Chrome, or Linux laptop via a USB cable, and you attach it physically to the upper lid of your laptop so that it’s always with you. It slides out when you want to use it, and there’s a mirroring mode that allows you to turn it around soo you can share your screen with someone sitting across from you. It’s offers 1080p resolution, and coupon code SAVEDUEXPRO at checkout brings the price on this device down to $177.

 

Spring Forward Breakdown – TMO Daily Observations 2021-04-20

· Kelly Guimont · The Mac Observer's Daily Observations Podcast

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Bryan Chaffin joins host Kelly Guimont to break down today’s “Spring Forward” announcements including all the new things we did (and didn’t) see.

Dissecting Apple's Loaded Spring — Mac Geek Gab 867

· John F. Braun & Dave Hamilton · Mac Geek Gab Podcast

Minutes after Apple’s “Spring Loaded” event ended, do you know what your two favorite geeks did? They recorded this episode for you to dissect and discuss the elements that stuck out to them. Listen (or watch!) as John and Dave dig in and share. Press play…and enjoy learning at least five new things!

Long-Rumored AirTag Launches for $29 Each

· Andrew Orr · Product News

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AirTags have been rumored for roughly two years and on Tuesday Apple finally announced them. They will work with the Find My app.

Plant Trees for Earth Day 2021 by Using ‘Ecosia’

· Andrew Orr · Cool Stuff Found

Ecosia is a non-profit search engine that plants a tree for every 45 searches. So far it has now planted over 120 million trees across 9,000 planting sites worldwide. The current rate is a new tree planted every 1.3 seconds.  Ecosia makes advertising revenue like other search engines, but it takes 80-100% of that to reinvest into its tree planting projects around the world. It’s also a private engine, as it does not permanently store users’ searches and they are deleted after a week. Ecosia does not sell any user data to advertisers, all searches are encrypted and it doesn’t use any external tracking tools. And with iOS 14.3, Apple users can choose Ecosia as their main search engine in Settings > Safari > Search Engine.

Plant Trees for Earth Day 2021 by Using ‘Ecosia’

Geico Data Breach Exposed Driver’s Licenses in Early 2021

· Andrew Orr · Link

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Geico revealed a data breach that occurred on its systems and hackers accessed driver’s licenses.

The insurance giant did not say how many customers were affected by the breach but said the fraudsters accessed customer driver’s license numbers between January 21 and March 1. Companies are required to alert the state’s attorney general’s office when more than 500 state residents are affected by a security incident.

Geico said it had “reason to believe that this information could be used to fraudulently apply for unemployment benefits in your name.”

Spotify, Match, Tile Exec to Appear as Witnesses at Apple, Google Antitrust Hearing

· Charlotte Henry · Link

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Executives from Spotify, Match, and Tile will appear as witnesses at Wednesday’s Senate antitrust hearing into Apple and Google, Bloomberg News reported. All the firms have clashed with Apple in the past.

Google Senior Director of Government Affairs and Public Policy Wilson White will be the search giant’s representative, joining Apple Chief Compliance Officer Kyle Andeer in the spotlight. The Senate Judiciary Committee’s Subcommittee on Competition Policy, Antitrust and Consumer Rights, which is holding the hearing, also plans to call Horacio Gutierrez, Kirsten Daru, and Jared Sine, top legal executives from Spotify, Tile and Match Group, respectively. Mark Cooper, director of research for the Consumer Federation of America, will also be called. Spotify, Tile and Match have all been embroiled in antitrust fights with Apple recently, with Spotify and Match filing complaints about Apple’s App Store rules and fees. Tile believes Apple’s Find My app will give the company’s rumored AirTags accessory for finding physical objects a leg up over third-party rivals.

16 Books to Read for Celebrating Earth Day 2021

· Andrew Orr · Cool Stuff Found

Reading app Libby has rounded up the best 16 books to read for celebrating Earth Day 2021. These books focus on topics like climate change, environmentalism, and activism and can be borrowed for free from your local library. Books include The Hidden Life of Trees (decent read), The OverstoryThe Invention of Nature (been on my list for months), Losing Earth, WaldenHow to Give Up Plastic, and many others. Speaking of nature books, a couple of my own favorites include The Wild Trees by Richard Preston, The Songs of Trees by David George Haskell, and What a Plant Knows by Daniel Chamovitz.

16 Books to Read for Celebrating Earth Day 2021