NightWatch Dock Magnifies Your Apple Watch Screen

· Andrew Orr · Cool Stuff Found

The Apple Watch’s NightStand mode continually displays the time, date, and your alarm. NightWatch is a piece of curved Plexiglas that magnifies the Watch screen, making it easier to read at a glance. The Apple Watch charger fits perfectly into NightWatch. The cord chamber enables left and right positions on your desktop or bedside table. Once installed, just drop in your watch into the chamber to charge it and the face will instantly convert to NightStand mode displaying a full clock face. Integrated sound channels amplify your alarm so you’ll never miss a wake up call again. It’s available for US$49.99.

NightWatch Dock Magnifies Your Apple Watch Screen

Masego on Spatial Audio on Apple Music

· Charlotte Henry · Cool Stuff Found

Apple continues its advertising push of Spatial Audio with Dolby Atmos with a new video featuring artist Masego. He explains why he thinks the development is the future of music. Mystery Lady by Masego feat. Don Toliver also is the soundtrack to a new advert for the recently released feature.

Apple TV+: Official Trailer For Season Two of 'Central Park'

· Charlotte Henry · Cool Stuff Found

The official trailer for season two of Central Park landed Tuesday. It shows the Tillerman as they live in and care for the famous park, which Bitsy continues to try and take over. Josh Gad, Leslie Odom Jr., Daveed Diggs, Emmy Raver-Lampman, Kathryn Hahn, Tituss Burgess and Stanley Tucci all feature in the season, which will land on Apple TV+ on June 25.

Geeky Gifts for Dads and Grads (Part II)

· Bob LeVitus · Dr. Mac's Rants & Raves

Don’t miss the thrilling conclusion to Dr. Mac’s 2021 Geeky Gifts for Dads & Grads, including two photo products and a keyboard.

Invisi Mini Selfie Stick: $29.99

· Bryan Chaffin · TMO Deals

Invisi Mini Selfie Stick

We have a deal on the Invisi Mini Selfie Stick. This device extends up to 26-inches, includes an internal battery for triggering the shutter button, can swivel at 90°, and it supports landscape mode. It’s $29.99 through our deal, and it comes in five colors.

Should You Digitize Your ID With iOS 15?

· Andrew Orr · Link

iOS 15 driver’s license example

One of the updates to Apple Wallet in iOS 15 is letting people scan their driver’s license. But is that a good thing?

One major question is how Apple users and law enforcement like TSA agents will actually interact with these digital IDs. If your driver’s license is on your phone, you could potentially have to present your fully unlocked device to a law enforcement agent in a transaction like a traffic stop or at airport security. That could, in turn, expose you to incidental search of your data, social media accounts, or anything else the agent flicks to.

Blockchain Basics: What is an NFT?

· Andrew Orr · Deep Dive

NFT non-fungible token

What is an NFT? Andrew breaks down each part and explain what’s going on with this new form of collectible.

Content Consumption in Our 'Always Own' World — Media+

· Charlotte Henry · Media+

The Mac Observer's Media+ Podcast Logo

Rory Cellan Jones, BBC Technology Correspondent and author of ‘Always On: Hope and Fear in the Social Smartphone Era’, joins Charlotte Henry to discuss the launch of the iPhone and how Apple became a content creation company.

Web Founder Sir Tim Berners-Lee Auctioning Source Code as NFT

· Charlotte Henry · Link

Sir Tim Berners-Lee, the founder of the world wide web, is auctioning the source code as an NFT. The move is not without controversy, BBC News reported.

Some have expressed surprise at the news given that Sir Tim famously refused to patent his invention. The sale is being handled by Sotheby’s auction house, and the money made will be put towards causes chosen by Sir Tim and his wife, Sotheby’s said. Sir Tim invented the world wide web – the main modern way we use the internet – in 1989. He proposed a way of linking together different pieces of information stored on the early internet through hyperlinks, and built the first web browser and web server.

'The Daily' Looks at Apple's Bet on China

· Charlotte Henry · Link

Apple China flag

Monday’s episode of The Daily podcast looked at Apple’s relationship with China and how it has evolved over time. It builds on a recent New York Times investigation into the same subject and raises some uncomfortable questions for the company.

Why You Should Drill a Hole Into Your iPhone or iPad

· Andrew Orr · Link

Broken iPhone

Over the weekend, Nikita Mazurov for The Intercept reminds us that a good way to wipe our iDevices is to drill a hole through it.

If you can’t access your device, the most careful approach to wiping it is to destroy the flash memory chip that houses your data. This way you don’t have to lose sleep if you didn’t use a strong passcode, or worry about a forensics vendor being able to recover any of your personal information.