New App ‘Rainway’ Brings Cloud Gaming to iOS

· Andrew Orr · Cool Stuff Found

A new app called Rainway lets you play PC games on iOS devices. It supports controllers like the PlayStation DualShock, Xbox One Controller, MFI controllers, and robust touch controls. To get started you’ll need an iPhone or iPad running iOS 8 or higher, and a Windows 10 PC running Rainway. For the best performance use a physical Ethernet connection on a 5GHz router.

Our mission is to enable PC gamers around the world to have the gaming experience they desire on any screen. Rainway for iOS is the first of many new products and features we have planned in the pursuit of our mission.

App Store: Free

New App ‘Rainway’ Brings Cloud Gaming to iOS

If Privacy is a Human Right, Windows 10 is a Crime Against Humanity

· Andrew Orr · Link

Speaking at the World Economic Forum, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella says privacy is a human right. But Windows 10 is a privacy nightmare.

My own point of view is that it’s a fantastic start in treating privacy as a human right. I hope that in the United States we do something similar, and that the world converges on a common standard.

Microsoft Privacy Statement.

How Apple's Mac Could Start to Fail in the Marketplace

· John Martellaro · Editorial

Apple 13-inch MacBook Pro

Those Mac users who are unfamiliar and uncomfortable with Windows aren’t like to jump ship. However, those who are bilingual in OSes may, in their need for better hardware, tell a different story.

Here's a Free App That Adds the Mac's Quick Look Feature to Windows

· Jim Tanous · Cool Stuff Found

If you use a Mac at home but need to use Windows for work or gaming, there are probably a few macOS features that you really miss when you’re in Microsoft land. Well, a free app can help with at least one of those missing features: Quick Look. If you’re running Windows 10, just head over to the Microsoft Store to grab the totally-not-infringing app “QuickLook.” It installs in seconds and gives you an extremely functional Quick Look experience right inside Windows. It doesn’t offer the search/lookup features found in recent versions of macOS, but it’s great for quickly previewing images and documents.

Here’s a Free App That Adds the Mac’s Quick Look Feature to Windows

iTunes Finally Launches via the Microsoft Store in Windows 10

· Jim Tanous · News

itunes microsoft store

After promising it last May, Apple finally launched iTunes via the Microsoft Store Thursday. The app looks and works just like its manually installed counterpart, but it allows Windows 10 users with “S Mode” devices to install and run Apple’s media playback and management software for the first time.

TMO Background Mode Interview with Tidbits Security Editor Rich Mogull

· John Martellaro · Background Mode Podcast

Rich Mogull on Background Mode.

Rich Mogull has twenty years experience in information security, physical security, and risk management. He specializes in data security, application security, emerging security technologies, and security management. Prior to founding Securosis, Rich was a Research Vice President at Gartner on the security team where he also served as research co-chair for the Gartner Security Summit. Currently, he is the security editor at Tidbits. We chatted about Rich’s career, then delved into some security issues of interest to Apple customers: the relative security of macOS vs. Windows 10, the security of iOS, whether AES-256 encryption is still “good enough,” iCloud security, and the technical feasibility of an unhackable backdoor into our iPhones for law enforcement. If you’re interested in all things security, this is the show for you.

The iPad Paradox: Why it Can't Really Teach Kids to Code

· John Martellaro · Particle Debris

Logitech Crayon stylus for iPad

Apple’s “Field Trip” education event produced a flood of excellent articles about Apple’s standing in the education market. Here are four of the best. And one hits a hot button.