I almost just got scammed hard: a cautionary tale

Scary thread from Sasser, co-founder of Panic Inc. Big lesson is if someone calls you, call them back at the company’s official number to verify. Or do what I do – just never answer the phone.

For Valentino Dixon, a wrong righted

This is an incredible story. If it hadn’t been for his drawings of a sport he never played, he’d still be in prison.

Former White House Photographer Pete Souza releases the first pictures taken using Apple’s new iPhone XS

Several Twitterers are pointing to Austin Mann’s Petapixel post with images shot on the new iPhone but, to me, Mann’s shots are “just” the typical ones any tourist would take and don’t show off the capabilities of the new iPhone. Souza shows a wide variety of shots that do a great job of showing the range of the iPhone X s.

Shortcuts user guide

I wasn’t a beta user of iOS 12 so I’m looking forward to digging in to what Shortcuts can do for me.

The rise and demise of RSS

I am still a big fan of RSS. I don’t know if it’s “dead” or not but it’s a shame it’s not more popular.

Moment has come to end daylight saving time in B.C., officials say

It may just be my imagination but I’m seeing more and more discussion about this recently. It will still take many years before getting rid of daylight saving time is a widespread talking point but its time may be coming to an end (see what I did there?).

Apple Care now covers theft

Now you can purchase AppleCare+ with Theft and Loss protection. Costs $100 more than traditional Apple Care+ but will cover the theft of your device. Nice catch by Wil.

Why is Apple’s Airpower still a no-show?

I said on last week’s Your Mac Life show that, if Apple didn’t announce a release date for the Airpower, it would be the biggest embarrassment of this event. I stand by that.