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Archive for September, 2014

Apple - Privacy Finally, I want to be absolutely clear that we have never worked with any government agency from any country to create a backdoor in any of our products or services. We have also never allowed access to our servers. And we never will. Tim's smart enough to know what "never" means.

Tech21 iPhone 6 Case Arrived

The Tech21 iPhone 6 Cases are out, and I picked up a clear checked design one at Best Buy. Now my entire family has Tech21 cases, and I currently believe they're the best: they're not overly bulky but they offer a good amount of protection. I may, now and then, slip the iPhone 6 back […]

iPhone 6 Reviews

Review: iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus Daring Fireball: The iPhones 6 Using The iPhone 6 And 6 Plus On A Real Disneyland Trip iOS 8 review | iMore iOS 8, thoroughly reviewed | Ars Technica

Apple Watch as a Remote

Daring Fireball: Apple Watch: Initial Thoughts and Observations Apple Watch Sport (aluminum/glass): $349 (not a guess) Apple Watch (stainless steel/sapphire): $999 Apple Watch Edition (18-karat gold/sapphire): $4,999 Shocking at first, but the more I consider it, the more accurate I think it is. Except the Edition price. I think that's going to be $9,999 or […]


Seriously? This, like Antennagate before, simply comes down to a basic lack of understanding of physics. "When I apply a lot of force to this piece of aluminum, it bends!" Reminds me of the old joke. "Doctor, it hurts when I do this." "Don't do that."

Kindle Highlights

Amazon Kindle: Your Highlights. Gotta remember this page. Duh. P.S. They're supposed to sync to my Mac application, right? That's never seemed to work for some reason.

Thoughts on Privacy

Apple - Privacy. They should have called it that, following Thoughts on Music and Thoughts on Flash.

App-Specific Passwords for iCloud

Using app-specific passwords: If you use iCloud with any third party apps (such as Microsoft Outlook, Mozilla Thunderbird, or BusyCal) you can generate app-specific passwords that allow you to sign in securely, even if the app you're using doesn't support two-step verification. Using an app-specific password also ensures that your primary Apple ID password isn't […]

Kill the Penny Already

It costs 1.6 cents to make one penny because of the rising price of zinc. Previously on NSLog();… Canada Kills the Penny (Again) | NSLog();, Kill the Penny!!! | NSLog();, and Get Rid of the Penny | NSLog();.

iMessages are great. I like that you can name group conversations in iOS 8. Leaving them doesn't always seem to work (perhaps everyone has to have iOS 8? Currently if I leave a group I still often get messages from that group). But the troubling issue is that, a few times a day, a group […]

iPhone 6 Cases and Keyboards

I picked up the Apple Silicone case in bright green, but am eagerly awaiting the Tech21 case. My wife and kid both have one for their iPhone 5S and 5, and they're just the right blend of size versus protection (actually they seem to have an abundance of protection), and the right blend of grippy […]

From this post the other day comes this article about the privacy settings you should change. Like many people, I've been getting notifications about applications using my location data in the background. I thought I was supposed to be able to choose "While Using the App" but many of the apps only have two options: […]

Tim Cook on Charlie Rose Part 2

Part 1 is here.

Another Day, Another Visit to USPS

Lowest Score Wins continues to do well. Here's a video Dave shot that can work with your 3-15 foot putts (an SV② skill).

iOS 8 Stuff (and a new Kindle?)

Just a bunch of stuff… My iPhone 6 arrives in two days. Meanwhile, iOS 8 is on my 5S today… 😀 Maps still crappy for you? Apple bolstering 'Report A Problem' Maps options in iOS 8 iOS 8 Features: Hidden New Features - How "hidden" they are depends on how large the rock under which […]