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Clario Makes Digital Security Easy

· Jeff Butts · Product News

clario digital security launch

Digital security is crucial, but often confusing. Clario has just launched a new product that solves that problem without compromise.

Commercial Hackintosh Gone Before the Lawyers Can Stop Drooling

· Jeff Butts · Product News

An OpenCore Computer Velocirator, a new commercial Hackintosh already extinct

A new commercial Hackintosh has come and gone in not much longer than it would have taken the Bitcoin to buy it to clear. The OpenCore Computer Velociraptor appears to have gone extinct before it was ever really born.

Arm-Based Macs Could Help, Not Hinder, Intel

· Jeff Butts · Analysis

Arm-based Macs Could Help Intel

If Apple moves to Arm-based Macs, will it affect Intel? Some say the move will be a double-whammy, but it might actually help the chip giant.

Get Around Those YouTube Ads With a Simple Hack

· Jeff Butts · Quick Tip

Get Around Those YouTube Ads

If you’re one of those folks who looks for ways to get around those YouTube ads, you’ll be interested in this simple hack posted on Reddit.

Apple Helps Fight Childhood Sexual Abuse

· Jeff Butts · News

Apple Helps Fight Childhood Sexual Abuse

Apple and 17 other leaders in the tech industry are working to fight the growing problem of childhood sexual abuse and exploitation.

How to Use iMazing to Manage Apps

· Jeff Butts · Deep Dive

iMazing manage apps

Jeff Butts takes you on a tour through the new feature, showing how efficient and effective iMazing has become at app management.

How to Hard Reboot the iPhone X

· Jeff Butts · Quick Tip

hard reboot the iPhone X

It’s definitely gorgeous, but you might need the speed and reflexes of a cheetah to perform a hard reboot on this device.

Switching Apple Watch to a New iPhone

· Jeff Butts · Quick Tip

Switching Apple Watch to a new iPhone

It’s so easy, but you might forget about it until too late and then have to set up your smartwatch all over again.

The Top 5 Apple Watch Apps at Work

· Jeff Butts · Quick Tip

Apple Watch apps at work

Whether your goal is better productivity, improved punctuality, or just adding a bit of fun into your workday, these Apple Watch apps will fit the bill.

iOS: Changing Key Frames in Live Photos

· Jeff Butts · Quick Tip

Changing key frames in Live Photos

While the Camera app in iOS is pretty good at setting this automatically, it’s nice to be able to change the key photo to your own personal favorite.

Help Give This MeVideo Travel Video Tripod Life

· Jeff Butts · Cool Stuff Found

I came across the most awesome travel tripod I’ve ever seen, hands down. Unfortunately, it’s a Kickstarter project only halfway to its goal with just 15 days left. The MeVideo travel video tripod, called the Globetrotter, is well-made and durable, and yet it’s lightweight and compact. It collapses down to 21.9 inches. Then it extends out to 65.7 inches. The fluid video head supports cameras as heavy as 8.8 pounds. It will not, however, support a smartphone without an adapter. This tripod is meant for heavier videography equipment, but a standard tripod smartphone adapter will work just fine with it. The Globetrotter weighs from six to 6.6 pounds, depending on whether you get carbon fiber or aluminum legs. This tripod provides improved pan, tilt, and counterbalance performance compared to its closest competitors. It also features dust and dirt resistant metal/rubber twist locks rather than plastic flip latches. The edging is brushed metal and all knobs are metal. A split center column is perfect for those low-to-the-ground shots. Yes, a review of the MeVideo Globetrotter video travel tripod is forthcoming.