Sing-Along to 'Weirdos' From Apple TV+ Show 'Central Park'

· Charlotte Henry · Cool Stuff Found

The first two episodes to new Apple TV+ series Central Park are now available for streaming. The series is animated and musical, so if you fancy singing along, Apple has posted a version to the song ‘Weirdos’ with the accompanying lyrics.

iOS 13.5.1 is Out Today With Security Patches

· Andrew Orr · Product News

Image of apple’s settings app

Today Apple released a 13.5.1 OS update for iPhones and iPads. It contains important security patches although details aren’t yet known about what was patched.

The 2020 Social Media Marketing Bootcamp Certification Bundle: $29.99

· Bryan Chaffin · TMO Deals

The 2020 Social Media Marketing Bootcamp Certification Bundle

We have a deal on the 2020 Social Media Marketing Bootcamp Certification Bundle, a 7-course training program covering social media in general, as well as FaceBook, Instagram, Twitter, and LinkedIn. It includes 34 hours of content and hundreds of lessons, and it’s $29.99 through our deal.

New Zane Lowe Interview Series on Apple Podcasts

· Andrew Orr · Product News

Zane lowe

“The Zane Lowe Interview Series” is a new podcast where the Apple Music host interviews artists like Lady Gaga, Hayley Williams, and others.

Apple Card Customers Allowed to Defer June Payment Due to COVID-19 Outbreak

· Charlotte Henry · Link

Apple Card customers can defer payments set for June, 9to5Mac reported. That will be the third month in which Apple and Goldman Sachs have allowed such a deferral, due to the COVID-19 outbreak.

In response to the continued coronavirus outbreak, Apple and Goldman Sachs are allowing customers to skip their Apple Card payments without incurring interest charges. Apple Card holders should receive an email announcing this “Customer Assistance Program”…  Apple and Goldman Sachs have once again announced an extension of the Apple Card Customer Assistance Program, allowing users to skip their June payments without penalty. Learn how to join the Customer Assistance Program here. |We understand that the COVID-19 situation poses unique challenges for everyone and some customers may have difficulty making their monthly payments. Should you need assistance, please click here to be connected to Apple Card Support via Messages and enroll in our Customer Assistance Program, which will allow you to skip your June payment without incurring interest charges. If you previously enrolled in the Customer Assistance Program, you will need to enroll again.

Backtick is Zoomalicious (in Preview) – Mac Geek Gab 817

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

Magnifying Glass Zooming Computer Screen – Mac Geek Gab 817

Who knew one key could do THAT? Plus, you can take iPhone pics right from your Mac desktop. Lots of quick tips.

And then a quick discussion about tech support in the time of social distancing. We’ve heard from a few consultants who help John and Dave suss that out.

Wi-Fi is always popular, and this week marks a return to some in-depth discussions about various configurations, including expanding your Wi-Fi… and that of your friends and family members. Plus we’ve got Cool Stuff Found and more. Press play and enjoy learning at least five new things with your two favorite geeks!

Which Apple Stores are Now Open?

· Charlotte Henry · Deep Dive

Photo of an apple retail store

More and more Apple Stores in the U.S and around the world are opening in the coming days following their COVID-19 enforced closures.

iPhone 13 Details Leaked

· John Martellaro · Particle Debris

iPhone X with camera lens for HEIF versus JPEG image formats

The iPhone 12 focus this year will be 5G. But it may be that the iPhone 13 focus, in 2021, will be the cameras.

Smartphone App Lets Fans Cheer, or Jeer, Their Team as Soccer Returns

· Charlotte Henry · Link

Empty sports stadium

Soccer leagues around the world are starting to return, with games being played in empty stadiums. When players in Japan next take to the pitch they could be cheered, or jeered, by fans using a smartphone app, the Guardian reported.

The Remote Cheerer system developed by the Japanese firm Yamaha allows fans following the match on TV, the radio or online to encourage – or berate – players via their smartphones, their voices reverberating around the stadium in realtime via loudspeakers. In a recent field test, users in multiple remote locations chose from a range of on-screen options that sent their cheers, applause, chants and boos into the 50,000-seat Shizuoka Stadium Ecopa via 58 speakers set up among the empty seats.

ChronoWatch Multi-Function Smart Watch: $36.99

· Bryan Chaffin · TMO Deals

ChronoWatch Smartwatch

We have a deal on ChronoWatch, an inexpensive, multi-function smartwatch. It has 16 main functions including activity tracking, sleep monitor, blood pressure monitor, message and call notification, alarm, and more. It’s also waterproof, and it’s $36.99 through our deal.

How to Safeguard Your Privacy at a Protest

· Andrew Orr · Link

Generic protest

Motherboard has a short guide to protecting your privacy in case you join a protest. Rule number one: Get a burner phone, don’t use your personal phone.

Naturally, law enforcement will likely be heavily surveilling these protests and others with all sorts of tech and spying gear. And it’s not just the cops: when much of a protest is broadcast via tweets or live-steaming, those watching may also want to digitally target protesters, perhaps by identifying them publicly.