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Turn Your iPhone into a Powerful Webcam with Camo

GLENN FLEISHMAN 24 July 202015 comments   Some of us have been living in videoconferencing sessions for months, which has presented many challenges. (“Kids, can you stop singing ‘Baby Shark’? I’m in a meeting” “Bill, can you grab the cat?”) One of them is the...

Surprise! Fujitsu Releases 64-Bit ScanSnap Manager for Older Scanners

DAVE KITABJIAN 27 July 202026 comments   Many of you have been following our coverage of Fujitsu’s decision to effectively drop support for some of its older but still popular ScanSnap scanners by not updating the ScanSnap Manager software to 64-bit so it could run in...

Five Homeschooling Apps for Young Children

JOSH CENTERS 17 July 20201 comment   Even as the COVID-19 pandemic rages on, many schools are preparing to open, some no matter what. But many parents and teachers don’t think school reopenings in their areas are safe. A USA Today poll found that one in five teachers...

Feeling Paranoid? Micro Snitch Tells You If Your Mac Is Spying on You

JOSH CENTERS 22 July 20207 comments   Our reporting on Apple’s warning against closing a MacBook with a webcam cover installed (see “Don’t Close Your MacBook with a Webcam Cover Attached,” 14 July 2020) sparked an interesting TidBITS Talk discussion about Mac webcam...

Don’t Close Your MacBook with a Webcam Cover Attached

JOSH CENTERS 14 July 202015 comments   Apple has published a support article that warns against closing the lid of a MacBook, MacBook Air, or MacBook Pro if you have a webcam cover installed because it could cause expensive damage to your computer. That should be...