Apple Still Offers Interactive Tour of iPhone 3GS

· Andrew Orr · Link

As discovered by Reddit, Apple still offers an interactive tour of the iPhone 3GS and all of its features. A tour of the iPhone 4 is available as well.

Meet the fastest, most powerful iPhone yet. iPhone 3GS features video recording, Voice Control, up to 32GB of storage, and more.

It’s so interesting to see how far the iPhone has come in terms of hardware and software. This is a cool blast from the past.

US Might Punish Germany For Using Huawei

· Andrew Orr · News

The United States might punish Germany if the country decides to use Huawei technology in its 5G infrastructure.

Turn Your Black & White Photos into Vibrant Masterpieces with Simple, Intuitive Strokes: $24.99

· Bryan Chaffin · TMO Deals


We have a deal on CODIJY, Mac (or Windows), software designed to help colorize black and white photographs. Interestingly, you can do so by using colors taken from a color photo. Watch the video below for a demonstration. Our deal gets you a lifetime license on two devices for $24.99. Check out the deal listing for more information.

Companies Affected by Box Enterprise Oopsie

· Andrew Orr · Link

Dozens of companies—including Apple—have been affected by a Box enterprise leak. Data stored in Box enterprise accounts are private by default. But people can share files and folders, which makes the data publicly accessible.

The discoveries were made by Adversis, a cybersecurity firm, which found major tech companies and corporate giants had left data inadvertently exposed…Using a script to scan for and enumerate Box accounts with lists of company names and wildcard searches, Adversis found more than 90 companies with publicly accessible folders.

It's Easy to Shoot and Edit Videos with Nizo

· Andrew Orr · Cool Stuff Found

I’ve had the opportunity to test Nizo over the weekend, and I think it’s a cool app that makes it easy to shoot and edit videos. It offers nine presets you can use in real time to alter the tones and colors of your video. My favorite is KC1. Each preset also adds a bit of film grain for that old-age cinematic look. Once you’re done shooting, you can edit your video with simple drag and drop. Trim, duplicate, and reorder clips, or move a clip to a different video; add and trim music from your library, or delete a clip by flicking it away. Nizo offers: Auto or Manual modes: ISO, Shutter Angle, WB; 4K video recording at 24 fps or 60 fps; 1080p at 24 fps or 120 fps slow-motion; Toggle wide-angle or telephoto lens; Shoot natural or with a cinematic preset; and 16:9 ratio at 24 fps for motion picture quality. App Store: US$4.99

It’s Easy to Shoot and Edit Videos with Nizo

Bank of America Upgrades Apple Stock to Buy

· Charlotte Henry · News

aapl stock

Bank of America upgraded its recommendation for Apple shares from ‘Neutral’ to ‘Buy’ and raised its target price to to $210 a share.

Facebook vs Snapchat is Like Steve Jobs vs Bill Gates

· Charlotte Henry · Link

Facebook’s so-called “pivot to privacy” has elicited a number of reactions. One of the more incisive ones comes from Kara Swisher. In a New York Times Sunday review column, Ms. Swisher compared Facebook’s attempts to bolster private messaging, in direct competition with Snapchat, to the battle between Steve Jobs and Bill Gates. In that case, Mr. Jobs’s “stunning creativity” eventually “won out.” This time, the size of Facebook may mean Mr. Zuckerberg can make a success of the Snapchat model. If he really means it.

Mr. Zuckerberg is to Bill Gates as Mr. Spiegel is to Steve Jobs. Mr. Jobs always had better ideas and vision than Mr. Gates. But Apple spent a long time in dire straits while he pushed his high-level concepts about security, privacy, and design and simplicity. Mr. Gates, on the other hand, was an unqualified genius at business models and systems, and he clearly understood the depressing truth that good enough was good enough for a lot of consumers.

Finder, Friend or Foe? – Mac Geek Gab 752

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

Finder. Friend or Foe?

The Finder can be your friend or foe, depends upon how well you tame and tweak it. These are the kinds of things John and Dave help you do each week on Mac Geek Gab. In addition to that, we’ve got segments on taming iCloud’s two-factor authentication, suggestions for improving on the Stickies model, and ways of recovering disk space. All this and more! Just press play and learn at least five new things!

Going Cashless is in Our Near Future

· Andrew Orr · Link

Jefferson Graham writes how going cashless is the future, with contactless payment apps like Apple Pay ushering this reality in.

“It seems that people are moving away from cash and technology is making it easier than ever to tap and go.” Advantage: faster checkout lines, and the elimination of fees for armored car cash pickups and fear from employees about getting robbed.

For the most part I’m already mostly cashless. The only thing I need cash for is laundry. For everything else I use a debit or credit card.

SXSW: CLEAR Expands Identity Verification from AirPort Security Lines to Point of Sale

· Dave Hamilton · Cool Stuff Found

CLEAR, the company whose members we all enviously gaze upon at the airport as they breeze past those of us in the TSA Pre-Check lines, is expanding their identity verification technology to point of sale. Testing in some Seattle sports stadiums, CLEAR’s ability to use biometrics to confirm that you are definitively you is helpful for age verification for alcohol sales, but could also just make point of sale simpler, in general. Part of their mission all along, they figured if they could get approval for their tech to be used to confirm identity at airports, it was certainly going to work to add convenience to point-of-sale while also increasing the security of the transactions. Of course, Apple’s introduction Touch ID at point of sale with Apple Pay starting in 2014 has helped the masses understand the usefulness of this technology. That rising tide lifts all boats, including CLEAR’s. Look for CLEAR to roll out more instances of this tech in the coming year.

SXSW: CLEAR Expands Identity Verification from AirPort Security Lines to Point of Sale

SXSW: Wi-Charge Uses Infrared to Wirelessly Charge Your Devices

· Dave Hamilton · Cool Stuff Found

On Sunday at the SXSW Innovation Awards Finalist Showcase, Wi-Charge was showing off their infrared-based wireless power technology. They’re not the only company aiming to deliver wireless power to our devices, but they are the first we’ve seen to use infrared (IR) to do it. Using IR comes with a couple of advantages: power doesn’t degrade over distance, a thin beam can be aimed at the device to ensure full power, and IR is something we’ve found to be extremely safe. Of course, the major downside to using IR is that it only delivers over line-of-sight. Their demo at SXSW was delivering a full 1 watt of usable power, but they say their tech could eventually deliver “several watts” of power up to 15 feet away. Wi-Charge was demoing their tech with LED strip lights, an electric train, and a custom-case for an Amazon Echo Dot, all of which could be powered from an overhead IR transmitter. For your IoT devices or even your phone at your desk, this could someday offer a ton of convenience. Wi-Charge is seeking integration partners to help bring their tech to market.

SXSW: Wi-Charge Uses Infrared to Wirelessly Charge Your Devices

Foldable iPhone Mania Strikes. Fad or Not?

· John Martellaro · Particle Debris

Folding iPad comcept

It’s like a fever. Foldable smartphones are on the way. A foldable iPhone probably isn’t far behind. And maybe iPads too.

Manage Complicated Projects and Tight Deadlines with Aeon Timeline 2: $14.99

· Bryan Chaffin · TMO Deals

Aeon Timeline 2

Check out today’s deal on Aeon Timeline 2. I personally love this software. It’s a timeline app for Mac or Windows that allows you to track and/or plot timelines. I like it for managing story lines when I’m working on fiction, but it’s designed to use for a large variety of projects—anything that involves time. It’s very cool, and you can get it through our deal for $14.99 using coupon code DOWNLOADIT at checkout.

Be Sure to Properly Remove Data from Devices

· Andrew Orr · Link

David Nield implores us to make sure we properly remove data from our devices before we get rid of them.

Your personal data—be it financial spreadsheets or web searches—is not something you want to be leaving behind for other people to find, and totally wiping your activity off devices or the web takes a few more steps than you might have realized. Don’t worry though, as we’re going to walk you through the process.