Encryption Debate, Apple's Paradise Papers, iPhone X - ACM 436

· Bryan Chaffin · Apple Context Machine Podcast

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The false dichotomy that we must choose between privacy and safety when it comes to encryption has once again reared its ugly head, and Bryan and Jeff discuss why that’s so dangerous. They also look at how Apple was affected by the so-called Paradise Papers, and discuss Jeff’s initial impressions of the iPhone X. For added fun, Jeff mocks Bryan for not having his iPhone X yet.

How to Use iMazing to Manage Apps

· Jeff Butts · Deep Dive

iMazing manage apps

Jeff Butts takes you on a tour through the new feature, showing how efficient and effective iMazing has become at app management.

Here's How to Create an Ultra Low Power Mode for iPhone X

· Andrew Orr · How-To

No one has quantified exactly how much this will stretch out your battery life. But the next time you’re in a situation where you need ultra low power mode, try this tip to give it extra oomph.

Real-Wood Wraps for Your MacBook from Cover-Up

· Bryan Chaffin · Cool Stuff Found

Redwood Burl Cover-Up for MacBook

I saw this on Instagram last night and thought it was neat. It’s a wrap for MacBook made from real wood from a company called Cover-Up. The wraps are sustainably-sourced, and just like the WÜS Life iPhone cases I covered yesterday, each Cover-Up is effectively unique because it’s made from real wood. Each wrap is laser cut and hand-sanded, and they’re designed to be peeled away when you want to remove them. There are more than a dozen woods to choose from, including Rosewood, Redwood Burl (that is lovely as), Bubinga, Maple, Cedar, Bamboo, and more. It’s $49 for a Top Skin, and $94 for a Top and Bottom Skin. They make wraps for iPhones and iPads, as well as some Samsung and Google Android devices.

How a Sensor and an iPad App May Have Helped the Astros Win the Series!

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

Dr. Mac got an interesting email last week with “Houston Astros’ Carlos Correa technology use” on its subject line. Doc’s not a huge sports fan, so it nearly got deleted without reading… but, he is a nerd, so he decided to take a peek…and found it fascinating.


watchOS 4: How to Find Your Resting Heart Rate

· Melissa Holt · Quick Tip

Apple Watch tops Stanford study for heart rate monitors in fitness trackers

If you’re an Apple Watch fitness junkie, then you’ve gotta check out how watchOS 4 can help you track your resting heart rate! Since that’s such an important measurement for understanding how fit you are, it’s what we’re going to cover in today’s Quick Tip.