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Why Does The F.B.I. Bother Apple?

dinsdag 7 januari 2020 in NoodleMac (Column-Blog)

The F.B.I. is at it again, asking Apple to help unlock a couple of devices that may be linked to a recent shooting. The F.B.I says it has legal authority to conduct a search but has been unable to unlock it with current tools. What’s going on? Apple…

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How To Convert Videos On Your Mac

zondag 22 december 2019 in NoodleMac (Column-Blog)

I have a problem. It’s called technology change. That’s right. Tech changes over time. We see it all around us. I once had music records, then switched to music CDs, then music and movie DVDs, and now everything is digital. I once owned a mountain o…

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How Apple Changed The Mac ‘Pro’

dinsdag 17 december 2019 in NoodleMac (Column-Blog)

Who’s got the Mac you want? Sure, you may not be able to afford the $12,000 Mac Pro. Sure, you may prefer a MacBook Air. Sure, a Mac mini is affordable. The reality for most of us who follow Apple and use our Macs for more than browsing and email, h…

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A New Way To Edit And Process Mac Video

donderdag 12 december 2019 in NoodleMac (Column-Blog)

Remember VHS and camcorders? That combo started a revolution of home and business video capture, and era that pales by comparison to what you can do on an iPhone today. I came from the era of film, moved to videotape, make a living in the digital wo…

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The Feds Are Coming For Your iPhone

dinsdag 10 december 2019 in NoodleMac (Column-Blog)

Guess who wants access to your iPhone? Apple? No. Google? Yes, but only to see what you do. Facebook? Same reason. Both want to send advertising to you so they can make money. So, who else wants to know what’s on your iPhone? The Feds. The U.S. gove…

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Apple Has A Problem With Dictators

dinsdag 3 december 2019 in NoodleMac (Column-Blog)

Apple CEO Tim Cook has received high marks for maintaining an ongoing dialog with President Trump amid the turmoil of growing trade war battles. War is hell and battles are won and lost, but cozying up to and kowtowing to dictators could have an unh…

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Is It Murder If You Unplug A Robot?

dinsdag 26 november 2019 in NoodleMac (Column-Blog)

How do you feel when you discard, put to rest, or give away a cherished piece of hardware? For many years our routine has been simple. Whenever we upgrade to a new Mac we find a good home for the one it replaced. The same thing holds true for the iP…

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Why The Government Hates Apple

dinsdag 19 november 2019 in NoodleMac (Column-Blog)

The battle over encryption is very much an us vs. them issue. We citizens of the world want privacy. Governments of the world want access to that privacy. It’s that simple. Apple has ramped up its effort to become the most public of all privacy advo…

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What Is A ‘Smart Platform?’

dinsdag 12 november 2019 in NoodleMac (Column-Blog)

Seasons change. Technology, too. Even language is dynamic, constantly making adjustments as humans evolve. I try to keep up with the latest and greatest changes in technology, but this week I came across a new term that seems unfit, overly broad, bu…

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Thoughts On Apple’s Pivot To Pragmatism

dinsdag 5 november 2019 in NoodleMac (Column-Blog)

Let’s face it. The world is getting older and so are we. Humanity is aging and that means we should gain experience and become more willing to adjust and make changes, but instead we stick to what we believe is tried and true. My first Mac notebook …

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A Firewall Comes To iPhone

dinsdag 29 oktober 2019 in NoodleMac (Column-Blog)

Did you know your Mac comes with a firewall? It’s turned off. That’s right. Apple has a built-in software firewall to help guard your Mac from outsiders, and the company is so sure of its security apparatus that the firewall is turned off. A firewal…

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That Sound You Don’t Hear Is A Spy

dinsdag 22 oktober 2019 in NoodleMac (Column-Blog)

What sound does a HomePod make? Well, it can be sounds from music, from Podcasts, or from Siri asking questions and giving answers. The same can be said of Amazon’s Echo and Alexa, or from Google’s Home kit and Assistant. The sounds you hear depends…

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Why Apple’s Encryption Is Important

dinsdag 15 oktober 2019 in NoodleMac (Column-Blog)

What is encryption and why is it so important to you? If you value the information you create and store on your Mac, iPhone, iPad, or whatever devices you use, the only way to keep it out of someone else’s hands is, 1) guard your hardware, 2) encryp…

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The Silence Of Locked iPhone Outrage

dinsdag 8 oktober 2019 in NoodleMac (Column-Blog)

How long has it been since we heard about governments complaining to Apple about not getting help to hack into a terrorist’s or criminal’s iPhone? Was it last year? It seems like it has been a while since anybody cared. Publicly. Sure, politicians a…

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Facial Recognition Is Minority Report

dinsdag 1 oktober 2019 in NoodleMac (Column-Blog)

Remember, we live in a capitalist world. That means everyone is out to get your money. I ain’t wrong. Likewise, a little paranoia is the right attitude to have if everyone is out to get you. They are. That leads me to facial recognition. No, not the…

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Success Is In The Battery

woensdag 25 september 2019 in NoodleMac (Column-Blog)

What’s new in central Florida? A couple of new iPhones at One Farrington Place. Mine is the iPhone 11 Pro Max, and my wife has the iPhone 11 Pro. While I spent the weekend drooling over the three-camera array, my wife honed in on the one new feature…

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Firefox Ups The Browser Game

woensdag 18 september 2019 in NoodleMac (Column-Blog)

Quick. Can you name the most popular browsers on planet earth? Well, there’s Google’s somewhat ubiquitous Chrome. Top Dawg. Then, way, way down the list– almost tied for 10th place, but actually in 2nd place– is Apple’s Safari. Yeah. That Safari. Th…

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How Apple Kills Technology News

dinsdag 10 september 2019 in NoodleMac (Column-Blog)

Apple News app is a hit; with over 100-million daily readers. Whether News is a financial hit for publishers remains to be seen because revenue from Apple News+ publishers is a money pie that needs to be cut into many slices, but the app is a good p…

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Everything About You Has A Price Tag

dinsdag 3 september 2019 in NoodleMac (Column-Blog)

Business has been collecting information about customers and potential customers for decades; if not a century or two. Yes, buying and selling customer information is nothing new. Where do you think catalog publishers got your name and address? They…

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About Spies, Lies, And Data Thieves

dinsdag 27 augustus 2019 in NoodleMac (Column-Blog)

If we live in a capitalist world where everyone is out to get your money, then we need to beware of what we cannot see– those attacking our devices across the internet. This week I came across a headline which caught my eye– Spies, Lies, and Data Th…

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Government Thinks Apple Is A Problem

dinsdag 20 augustus 2019 in NoodleMac (Column-Blog)

Is it not obvious that Apple is not paying enough money to politicians to keep them happy; regardless of which side of the fence they sit? After all, politicians in Washington keep putting Apple into the same anti-trust boat as Google, Facebook, and…

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