US Senate Forcing Vote to Restore Net Neutrality

· Jeff Gamet · News

Protesters marching to protect net neutrality

FCC Chairman Ajit Pai’s dream to kill net neutrality could come to an end because the U.S. Senate is forcing a vote to restore the protections.

How to Stop Your Mac from Showing Up on a Network

· Melissa Holt · Quick Tip

Reaching for Apple Security

If you don’t want your Mac to advertise its existence on any network you join, then there’s a simple option you’ll turn off to prevent that. Depending on your settings, this could stop unauthorized guests from connecting to your computer—or it could just keep people from seeing what silly name you’ve given your Mac. Both outcomes are good!

Everything Warren Buffett Said about Apple Since 2011

· Bryan Chaffin · Cool Stuff Found

Warren Buffett on Apple - CNBC Compilation Video

Check out this compilation video CNBC made covering everything Warren Buffett said about Apple since 2011. It ranges from not owning Apple, but thinking highly of the company to buying Apple because of the value of its ecosystem. There’s also a mention of a conversation he had with Steve Jobs, who asked the Oracle of Omaha what he should do with all of Apple’s cash. Mr. Buffett’s advice then was to buy back shares, a strategy Apple has followed with zeal in the years since Mr. Jobs’s passing. Mr. Buffett is a very big deal in investing circles, and it’s an interesting to see his thoughts on Apple evolving over time. There was another interview with Warren Buffett and Bill Gates about Apple on Monday, and Mr. Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway now owns $43 billion in AAPL stock.

Catalyst Waterproof Case for AirPods

· Bryan Chaffin · Cool Stuff Found

Check out Catalyst’s Waterproof Case for AirPods, a protective cover for your AirPods case that is both waterproof (IP67, up to 33 feet) and offers 40 feet of drop protection. The video below shows how that works, and I think it’s pretty cool, especially for active folks. They’re available in multiple colors, including Frost White, Blueridge/Sunset, Slate Gray, Deep Plum, Army Green, and Glow-in-the-Dark. The company announced Tuesday that these cases will be available in Best Buy stores and the BestBuy.com, and you can find them on the Catalyst website, as well as Amazon, and they’re priced at $24.99 at all three locations. [Edit: Dave Hamilton also thought this case was cool, as he wrote about them in January. Check out his personal video in that piece. – Bryan]

Pro Photographer Austin Mann Reviews iMac Pro with Gorgeous Antartica Pics

· Bryan Chaffin · Cool Stuff Found

Pro photographer Austin Mann published a thorough review of Apple’s iMac Pro based on his professional work (thanks to Phil Schiller for the heads up). He takes us through his workflow using a photographic tour of Antartica for a backdrop, and really, the pics alone are worth your time. There’s lots of before-and-after comparisons—including some cool slider-effects—and he talks about processing a 13-foot-wide panorama that was an 11.4GB file. If you’re a creative pro—especially a photographer—this review is likely going to give you some good perspective on the iMac Pro. Spoiler: his recommendation is to get the iMac Pro, and to max it out as much as yo can because it isn’t upgradeable.

Pro Photographer Austin Mann Reviews iMac Pro with Gorgeous Antartica Pics

Aura Premium Lifetime Subscription: $79.99

· Bryan Chaffin · TMO Deals

Screenshots of Aura Premium on iPhone

We have a deal on a lifetime subscription to Aura Premium, from the Aura Health app. This mobile app is designed to relieve stress and anxiety by providing short mindfulness meditation exercises every day. It’s $79.99 through our deal, a 79% discount.

This AR T-Shirt for Kids Gives You X-Ray Vision...Sort Of

· Andrew Orr · Cool Stuff Found

An AR t-shirt called Virtuali-Tee works with an iPhone app to give you x-ray vision. When you look at the shirt with the app, it shows the inside of the human body in 3D, and gives you facts and explanations of your organs. It seems like a great way to get your kids interested in science, and it’s fun for adults too. You can isolate and virtually dissect organs, and get a 360 degree VR experience with the lungs, bloodstream, and small intestine. You can use AirPlay and mirror it to an Apple TV. The app requires iOS version 8.3 and later. You can get the shirt on Amazon for US$29.95, available in child and adult sizes. App Store: Virtuali-Tee by Curiscope

This AR T-Shirt for Kids Gives You X-Ray Vision…Sort Of

iOS 12 Hints at Face ID for iPad Line

· Jeff Gamet · News

iOS 12 and Face ID on the iPad

Apple is planning on bringing landscape orientation support to Face ID in iOS 12, which sure sounds like a feature for an iPad that unlocks using your face instead of your fingerprint.

Twitter Working on End-to-end Encrypted Message Feature

· Jeff Gamet · News

Lock down your Twitter account with two-factor authentication

Twitter has apparently been working on an end-to-end encrypted conversations feature, much like what’s already available in Apple’s Messages, and many other chat services.

Dear Overlords of MacLand – Mac Geek Gab 708

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

Dear Overlords of MacLand Mac Geek Gab 708

It’s always something, and thankfully John and Dave are always here to help. This week we share some advice about geotagging your photos when shooting with a non-geo-smart DSLR camera. Then some talk about how to format Flash drives, and lots, lots more. It’s always a blast and you always learn at least 5 new things each and every time you get together with John and Dave.