SVG icons extracted from the 30th Anniversary Mac Font
“Apple makes it easy to connect and share your life with the people closest to you. What you share, and whom you share it with, is up to you — including the decision to make changes to better protect your information or personal safety.
If you’d like to revisit what you share with other people, or restore your device’s original settings for any reason, this guide can help you understand what information you are sharing via your Apple devices, and how to make changes to protect your safety. It includes step-by-step instructions on how to remove someone’s access to information you’ve previously granted: from location data on the Find My app, to meetings you’ve scheduled via Calendar.
If you’re concerned that someone is accessing information you did not share from your Apple device, this guide will also help you identify risks, and walk you through the steps to help make the technology you rely on as private and secure as you want it to be.”
I did a much earlier version of this course about ten years ago. It was Objective C and AppKit. A Swift and SwiftUI version sounds like a lot of fun. Need to make time for it.
GitHub - apple/password-manager-resources: A place for creators of password managers to collaborate on resources to make password management better for everyone.
Nice idea. Can’t really wait on the web to adopt sane password practices so the pragmatic idea is to consolidate knowledge for the biggest websites.
Using Bluetooth is very smart, and it means that it can be done in a way that preserves privacy unlike following people around through their cell connections. It should also be more precise.
Article explaining how it works
You don’t have to know everything. You simply need to know where to find it when necessary.” (John Brunner)
Giant list of macOS command line commands.
Classic Mac emulator running inside a browser.
The (Unofficial) Apple Archive
Lots of material collected here.
Table / database of all Apple Arcade games.
I don't know how up-to-date this will be kept.
It’s amazing that in an era in which tech giants erode privacy in the name of money with little semblance of morals, Apple positioned itself as the champion of privacy and shifted its business model around that. The details on how this feature is implemented in a way that preserves user privacy is amazing.
If the rumors of a Tile-style tag prove true... and you add that they will be implemented securely and privately as described... and you add that over a billion Apple devices around the world will help locating them... you have a pretty compelling thing going on. I will be buying a bunch.
Apps in the Kids Category may not include third-party advertising or analytics. You should also pay particular attention to privacy laws around the world relating to the collection of data from children online.
This is great.
Apple promises privacy, but iPhone apps share your data with trackers, ad companies and research firms - The Washington Post
In hindsight, it seems obvious to me that app developers would abuse "Background App Refresh" functionality of iOS to call home and send data.
So I went to Settings on my phone and found a giant list of apps with the Background App Refresh function turned on.
I turned almost all of them off. Especially those from companies whose business model relies on collecting my personal data: anything made by Google, Facebook (WhatsApp, Instagram), Amazon, Uber, Yelp, etc. Obviously, all those crappy adware/games my son downloads.
I only left the setting on for apps made by companies I trust because their business model is not about collecting data (Apple and to a lesser degree Microsoft) and only for apps I use often and I can see the value for the contents to be up to date by the time I open the app (Notes which may change on a separate device, Outlook, etc.).
The best part, this should improve my battery life – to what degree it's unclear and reduce my data usage.
I bet that Apple will, in the near future, default this setting to OFF and make apps ask you if you really want to grant them the ability to perform Background App Refresh.
Pretty neat: the ads about the iPad Pro were made completely using iPad Pro.
The A12X chip in the new iPad Pro is by far its most impressive feature. But the only thing I can think of is: Imagine is they start putting these in tiny MacBook laptops.
So who’s lying (or got it wrong?) Bloomberg or The rest of the world?
This is the demo used by Apple during the introduction of the new iPhones to show off the new CPU. I thought it was very impressive, and also the first time I see AR as something other than a gimmick.
Collection of iOS wallpapers, going back quite a bit.