Apple Leaks Go Back Almost 30 Years (Video)

· Bryan Chaffin · Cool Stuff Found

Generally speaking, the only secrets Apple can keep any more are products developed and manufactured internally. Put another way, some software and the Mac Pro. But Apple has always leaked like a sieve. Enter this video from 1988 found and digitized by Fast Company. It’s a news broadcast from a local San Francisco television station interviewing David Bunnell, editor for a now-defunct publication called Macintosh Today. He went on to found PC Magazine, PC World, and Macworld, but back at Macintosh Today, he had just scooped Apple with a story about the not-yet announced Mac Portable (or Luggable, as it was nicknamed). His story was based on a 160-page document his magazine got its hands on. 160 pages! I suppose this is proof that the more things change, the more they stay the same.

Cool Stuff Found, NAS Advice, and Geek Challenges – Mac Geek Gab 671

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

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It’s time to dig back into NAS drives by answering Steve’s question: Which Synology DiskStation is right for me? There are a few more things to explore on that topic, too, and your two favorite geeks do it justice. Separate from that are a few questions about a variety of topics, some of which are Geek Challenges where you get to provide some answers! A hardware-focused Cool Stuff Found rounds out the topic list for the week. Press play and enjoy learning!

Comcast Launches Xfinity Mobile Wireless Service Nationwide

· Bryan Chaffin · Cool Stuff Found

Just in case you were thinking to yourself, “Hey, Comcast doesn’t have a big enough footprint in my life,” I’ve got good news for you. The media behemoth announced Friday that Xfinity Mobile is launching nationwide in the U.S. Comcast commercials ask, “It makes you wonder: shouldn’t we get our phones and internet from the same company?” Quick response: no it doesn’t and how on earth does that make sense? Anyhoo…it’s $45 per line per month for unlimited data or $12 per month per GB of data.

Comcast Launches Xfinity Mobile Wireless Service Nationwide

Formula One 2017 for Mac with Same Day Release as Windows on August 25th

· Bryan Chaffin · Cool Stuff Found

Feral Interactive announced Friday that Formula One 2017 will be released on August 25th, with a same-day release for Mac and PC. The game, created by Codemasters, offers a stunning Formula One racing experience. In addition to the trailer below, Codemasters released a 26 minute, unedited gameplay video that is just unbelievable. The game features a Research 7 Development tree, the ability to tune the cars, a career mode, and off-track activities. The game will be available through Feral and Steam for US$59.95, with a Mac App Store version coming later for $49.99. System requirements haven’t published, but are likely to be steep. If you’re a racing game enthusiast, it’ll be worth it.

Everything You Need to Know about the Apple Secure Enclave Hack

· Andrew Orr · Analysis

The Secure Enclave is isolated from the rest of the system. It’s like having a house where the windows are blacked out. The decryption means that now we can look through the windows, but we still can’t get in.

Java Isn’t Always Bad or Insecure

· Dave Hamilton · Cool Stuff Found

While discussing beaTunes in Mac Geek Gab 670, the subject of Java applications came up, so it was as good a time as any to discuss the differences between Java desktop applications and Java web applications. And that means it’s a perfect tidbit to share as a Mac Geek Gab Highlight right here. Listen, learn, and then subscribe to MGG if you want to hear tips shared like this every week!

We Are the Surveillance State

· Bryan Chaffin · The Back Page

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For years, civil libertarians have fretted and worried about the eyes of the state encroaching on our privacy, but it turns out that we, the people, have opted to surveil ourselves.

iOS 11 iPad Multitasking Explained

· Jeff Butts · Deep Dive

More iOS 11 iPad Multitasking

The way you work with multiple apps on your iOS 11 iPad has changed slightly, with some good changes but also a few that make Jeff Butts shake his head a bit.

iOS 11 Emergency SOS Can Also Disable Touch ID

· Andrew Orr · Quick Tip

If the police ever try to force you to unlock your iPhone, you can temporarily disable TouchID in iOS 11. Of course, that won’t stop them from getting a search warrant, but that is part of the lawful process anyway.

Blockchain.info Launches Online Ethereum Wallet

· Bryan Chaffin · News

Blockchain.info Wallet with Bitcoin and Ethereum

Users will find new tabs for Bitcoin and Ether  on the online wallet, whether or not they have Ether or have generated Ethereum addresses.

Apple Pay, PayPal Drop Transaction Support for Hate-based Websites

· Jeff Gamet · News

Apple Pay and PayPal stop supporting transactions on hate-based websites

If you’re planning on buying white supremacist apparel online it won’t be as easy because websites that promote hate and racism are being blocked from accepting Apple Pay and PayPal. Both Apple and PayPal made the move following racist rioting in Charlottesville, Virginia where a woman and two police officers were killed.