The Case of the Top Secret iPod

DAVID SHAYER 17 August 202021 comments   It was a gray day in late 2005. I was sitting at my desk, writing code for the next year’s iPod. Without knocking, the director of iPod Software—my boss’s boss—abruptly entered and closed the door behind him. He cut to the...

Juggle Video Meetings More Easily with Meeter and Fantastical

JULIO OJEDA-ZAPATA 31 August 20203 comments   The use of videoconferencing services such as Zoom and Google Meethas spiked in recent months, largely due to the pandemic. With so many stuck at home, these services have become critical, not only for work meetings but...

iOS 13.7 Integrates Apple’s COVID-19 Exposure Notifications

JOSH CENTERS 1 September 20204 comments   Apple has released iOS 13.7 with a new COVID-19 notification system and unspecified bug fixes. The company also released iPadOS 13.7 with equally unspecified bug fixes. Neither iOS 13.7 nor iPadOS 13.7 has CVE security...

How to Build the Best Environment and Technology for School at Home

RICH MOGULL 14 August 20202 comments   Like many families, our lives were completely upended last spring by the sudden transition from regular school to “School at Home.” Our three elementary school students hung up their backpacks, stored their lunch boxes, and...