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Gun Activists Guide To Privacy and Safety: VPNs, DNS, & Password Managers ~ Part Two

Editors Note; We actively use in our day-to-day work all the tool and techniques recommended below. Check out Part-One of this article series. Gun Activists Guide To Privacy and Safety: VPNs, DNS, & Password Managers U.S.A. –-(Ammoland.com)- We know that ISPs (internet service providers) spy on what we do online. They scan packets for content IDs. When a user sends information through the internet, it is broken up into small chunks of data called packets. A content ID is a signature of a pac...
Tags: Apple, Google, Facebook, Guns, Social Media, Netflix, United States, Middle East, Silicon Valley, Vpn, John, Prince, Cloudflare, Dashlane, DHCP, Nra


How to Charge your iPhone With the New MacBook Pro

blackzheep / Shutterstock On the latest MacBook Pros, Apple has replaced all of the ports with USB-C connections. This makes it more complicated to charge your phone, as you can no longer use your Lightning-to-USB cable with your MacBook. Apple wants USB-C to be the new standard, and it’s undoubtedly a great connector, but during the switch, you’ll be stuck using dongles and adapters to connect the devices Apple left behind (which ironically includes the latest iPhone models). Use a USB-C ...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Crafts, Macbook, MacBook Apple, MacBook Pros Apple, USB C Apple


Daily News Roundup: What the Apple-Qualcomm Settlement Means

Apple and Qualcomm met each other in court this week in what was supposed to be a brutal trial. Turns out that wasn’t the case, as the two companies surprisingly agreed to a settlement yesterday. This means three things. Firstly, the settlement ends all ongoing legal action across the board—from Apple, Apple’s manufacturing partners, and Qualcomm. While it’s unclear why the two suddenly decided to settle, it’s very likely that neither wanted company secrets made publicly available in court. The...
Tags: Apple, Google, Crafts, Verizon, Intel, Ars Technica, Harvard, Qualcomm, Beowulf, Engadget, Apple Apple, Bleeping Computer, Notre Dame Digital Trends


How to Change Your AirPod’s Ear Detection and Tap Controls

Ryan Perkins/Shutterstock.com By not including buttons, Apple made the interface for AirPods non-existent. But that’s fine because they’re full of sensors, so they know when they’re in your ears, and when you double-tap them. And you can configure all of those things. The sensors built into every pair of AirPods allow for some great features. For example, out of the box (and by default), Automatic Ear Detection means that AirPods will start the playback of audio when you put them in your e...
Tags: Apple, Crafts, Siri, Ryan Perkins Shutterstock


AmmoLand News Is Launching A Guide To Internet Privacy & Safety for U.S. Readers

Opinion AmmoLand News Is Launching A Guide To Internet Privacy & Safety for U.S. Readers U.S.A. –-(Ammoland.com)- People on the internet think they are anonymous. The scary truth is that no one on the internet is truly anonymous. Companies like Google and Facebook log every site you visit and everything you buy online. What you do on the Internet lives on forever in someone's database. Companies across the web build profiles of internet users to be able to target them with advertisements. I...
Tags: Apple, Google, Facebook, New York, Guns, US, America, United States, Mpaa, John, Nazi, Pool, Riaa, Jack Dorsey, Jones, Dorsey


Daily News Roundup, 4/14/19: Big Brother is Watching

Plus Apple goes all in on Arcade, I/O sessions show what Google has cooking this year, Outlook.com was hacked, and a whole lot more. Here’s your Monday roundup of the biggest stories from the weekend. Google Location Data is Helping Police Find Witnesses and Suspects Over the weekend, the New York Times broke a fascinating story about how police are using location data kept by Google to find both witnesses and suspects related to cases that they’re having a hard time cracking. The report is b...
Tags: Apple, Google, Crafts, New York Times, Associated Press, New York Time, Google Location Data


Alexa, Why Are Employees Looking at My Data?

Craig Lloyd Everyone’s been talking about Bloomberg’s report that Amazon workers are listening to the voice recordings created when you speak to Alexa. But Amazon is far from alone. Here’s how tech companies can—and have—looked at that private data you upload. From Reading Your Notes to Stalking Minors Sam Kresslein/Shutterstock Let’s talk about some examples, from Evernote employees talking about reading your private notes to Google and Facebook employees stalking people. Evernot...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Crafts, Facebook, Nsa, Evernote, US, Siri, Bloomberg, Google Voice, Wall Street Journal, Alexa, Google Home, Alexa But Amazon, Craig Lloyd Everyone


How to Create an Alias for Your iCloud Email Address

Using an iCloud email alias is a great way of disguising your real email address. You can use an alias when signing up for newsletters or websites, keeping your real address out of their database. We’re going to show you how. Handing your real email address over to someone who you might not know or trust to keep it private can lead to spam and general misuse. By creating an alias, you’re adding a buffer between the email sender and your master email address. They never see that master email add...
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iPad Top 3 iPad worth using in 2019

1. iPad Air 2 iPad Air 2 has a 9.7-inch screen, high resolution of 2048 × 1536 pixels, possesses anti-glare technology, reduces glare by 56% compared to normal when used in sunny conditions. Despite the monolithic aluminum metal casing, Air 2 is quite light at only 444g and is one of the thinnest iPad series today. iPad Air 2 IPad Air 2 performance, although not as strong as the iPad Pro generation, is not weak either. iPad Air 2 owns 3-core Apple A8X chip and 2GB of RAM, so the speed of proc...
Tags: Apple, Books, Apple Devices


The Best Bluetooth Controllers for Your iPhone and iPad

Mobile gaming has finally matured into something serious. But if you’re using an Apple device, it can be hard to find a solid mobile gamepad that actually works. Lucky for you, we’ve tracked down the best iOS-ready mobile controllers, for everybody’s needs. Back in February, Epic games announced gamepad compatibility for Fortnite Mobile. That’s an exciting change for any Fortnite Mobile player, but it’s also a serious landmark in mobile gaming as a whole. In less than a decade, phone games have...
Tags: Apple, Crafts, Xbox, Minecraft, Fortnite Mobile, Doodle Jump and Flappy Bird, SteelSeries Nimbus iOS Gaming Controller


How to Change Whether New iMessage Conversations Use Your Phone Number or Email Address

When you start a new iMessage conversation it might not originate from the phone number or Apple ID that you expect, causing confusion for the recipient. Here’s how to make sure new conversations use the correct phone number or email address. This setting is one that has been part of iOS and macOS for years, but it’s one that might not be set up correctly by default. If you’d rather use your email address when starting a new iMessage conversation, then you will need to make sure all of your dev...
Tags: Apple, Crafts


Daily News Roundup, 4/10/19: Spyware Isn’t Just for Android as Exodus Hits iOS Devices

Facebook fixes its most prominent issue with memorialized profiles, Verizon fixes issues with millions of routers, Google’s laptop and tablet team isn’t dead yet, Roku finally bets on itself, and a whole lot more. Exodus Finds a Home on iOS Last week, a story broke about a new type of government malware found in the Google Play Store. The malware, called Exodus, completely hijacks an infected phone. And now it’s also on iOS. Before you start to lose confidence in Apple’s normally-tight securi...
Tags: Apple, Google, Crafts, Verizon, Facebook, UK, Eu, Roku, Nfc, Engadget, Mac Apple, Arthur Van Hoff, Lookout Security, NFC Chip Unlocked for UK Users Plus Apple


Nebula Capsule Projector Review: It’s a Mini Cinema In a Can

Jason Fitzpatrick The Nebula Capsule is a mini projector with the form factor of a soda can. It’s cute, eye catching, and frankly, the design practically sells itself right out of the gate. But is this can-sized projector worth the price of admission? What’s In the Box The Nebula Capsule is Anker’s first offering in the pico projector market. The projector is, quite literally, the size of a 12 oz soda can give or take a few millimeters and doesn’t weigh much more all things considered—a ...
Tags: Apple, Crafts, Anker, ANSI, Joby Gorillapod, Jason Fitzpatrick, Quick Charge, Micro USB OTG


End of an Era: Adobe Shockwave Dies Today

Adobe Adobe pulls the plug on Shockwave—no, not Shockwave Flash, which is different—today. Dating back to 1995 when it was named Macromedia Shockwave, this plugin was used for games, presentations, and other multimedia on the web. RIP Shockwave Adobe is discontinuing Shockwave today, on April 9, 2019. You can no longer download the Shockwave Player for Windows from Adobe, although enterprise customers with support contracts can use it for a few more years. The Shockwave Player for Mac wa...
Tags: Apple, Crafts, Adobe, Nintendo, Nabisco, Donkey Kong Country, Macromedia, Life Savers, Habbo, Macromedia Shockwave, VideoWorks


Daily News Roundup, 4/8/19: Netflix Kills AirPlay Support

Apple passes Spotify subscribers in the US, Google’s Pixel 3a and 3a XL leak (again), Microsoft makes it easier to remove USB drives, and a whole lot more. Here are the biggest stories from the weekend to start your Monday. Netflix Kills AirPlay Support Because of “Technical Limitations” Netflix has supported casting content with Apple AirPlay since 2013, but over the weekend it “suddenly” pulled the plug on the feature. It was originally speculated this was a response to Apple upcoming TV+ s...
Tags: Apple, Google, Crafts, Spotify, Microsoft, US, Netflix, Vizio, Chromecast Android TV


Daily News Roundup: 540 Million Facebook User Records Leaked

Plus Android Q Beta 2 hits Pixel devices, Verizon flips the switch on its 5G Network in a couple of new cities, and Apple announces the Beats Powerbeats Pro to compete with its own AirPods. Wait, what? 540 Million Facebook User Records, Passwords, Comments, and More Leaked The biggest story to hit the scene over the last day was undoubtedly another Facebook leak. This time, sensitive data like passwords was part of the leak, but also Facebook IDs, comments, reactions, account names, and more....
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Crafts, Verizon, Facebook, Gizmodo Facebook, Cultura Colectiva


What Is a Time of Flight (ToF) Camera, and Why Does My Phone Have One?

Framesira/Shutterstock More and more manufacturers are bragging that their phones have Time of Flight (ToF) cameras. But what are ToF cameras, how do they work, and why would you want one in your smartphone? ToF Cameras Have Extra Depth Resolution At a very basic level, ToF cameras are just regular HD cameras with an increased depth resolution. In fact, phones like the 2019 Huawei P30 Pro sport a depth resolution that’s four times better than conventional cameras. While “depth resolution...
Tags: Apple, Crafts, Samsung, Huawei


Daily News Roundup: Facebook Wants Your Email Password (No, Seriously)

In other headlines, YouTube’s questionable video suggestion algorithm comes under heavy fire, Apple wins a seven-year battle for the “iPad” trademark, and Skrillex may save you from mosquitoes this summer. Let’s talk some news, shall we? Apple News: News+ is a Hit It looks like Apple News+ is on its way to success—it garnered more than 200,000 subscriptions in the first 48 hours. Apple also won a battle for the “iPad” trademark, Clips got a nice little update, and more. After seven years of ...
Tags: Apple, Google, Crafts, Verizon, Facebook, Youtube, Bloomberg, Ars Technica, Susan Wojcicki, John Legend, Google News, Skrillex, Apple News, Google Magazines, Oof Bloomberg


Daily News Roundup: Toshiba Returns to the Laptop Business with a New Name

Logitech dropped its first iPad Pro keyboard, Toshiba rebranded and is making a comeback, and in news that has nothing to do with April Fools’ Day, Google says the Play Store is more secure than ever. Let’s get to it! Apple News: Logitech’s New iPad Pro Keyboard Looks Pretty Hot Also, the iPad Mini 5 got the official iFixit teardown treatment, and its innards are all new. Logitech’s new iPad Pro keyboard avoids the smart connector and opts for Bluetooth LE. But it’s pretty and cheaper than A...
Tags: Apple, Google, Crafts, Walmart, Logitech, Play Store, Skype, Toshiba, Pixel, Warp, Android Police, Google Assistant Google, Google Pixel Slate, Skype for Android


Daily Deals: A New iPad for $330, Red Dead Redemption 2 for $28, a $60 Wireless Charging Mat, and More

Amazon, Hard Cider Labs Are you still reeling from the death of Apple AirPower? Maybe it’s time to unload your disappointment through the well-informed purchase of a discounted iPad, a wireless charging mat, or a cheap copy of RDR2. Right now, there are some exciting deals on Amazon, Newegg, Best Buy, and Rakuten. If you’ve avoided playing Red Dead Redemption 2 (or you’ve been waiting for a good deal), now’s the time to see what everybody’s excited about. Rakuten is selling refurbished copi...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Crafts, Samsung, Walmart, Nba, Logitech, Nintendo, Orion, Dell, Rakuten, Lenovo, Google Pixel, Karcher, Amazon Newegg Best, Cuisinart Cast Iron Cookware -LSB- Amazon


How to Set Up and Use iMessage on a Mac

Apple iMessage is a built-in messaging app for everyone in Apple’s ecosystem. From your Mac, you can message all your iPhone-using friends, and—if you have an iPhone as well—send and receive regular SMS messages with Android users. RELATED: How to Set up Text Message Forwarding on Your Mac or iPad How to Set Up Messages on Your Mac You don’t need to use iCloud (or even have an iPhone) to use iMessage, but you will need an Apple ID. If you already have an iCloud account, the email you use...
Tags: Apple, Crafts


Apple and Worm – Red Edition by T. L. McBeth

Children's author and illustrator T. L. McBeth has produced and released his first resin figure -  Apple and Worm: Red Edition . This 6-inch tall hand-painted resin sculpted is a limited edition of 9 pieces (in this colorway). You can currently pick one up for $100.00 plus $15.00 for US shipping (contact Mr. McBeth for international orders).
Tags: Apple, Toys, Miscellaneous, US, McBeth


Daily News Roundup: Another Day, Another Data Breach (And More from the Weekend)

It’s April Fools’ Day, but you won’t find any fake news here. Today we’ll take a look at the top stories from the weekend, including the demise of AirPower, government malware in the Google Play Store, and more. Apple News: RIP AirPower, 2017-2019 In a shocking bit of new, Apple announced that the AirPower “project” was dead and the product wouldn’t be released. Apple kills AirPower, citing failure to meet the company’s high standards. Wild. [Review Geek via TechCrunch] Speaking of things Ap...
Tags: Apple, Google, Crafts, Motherboard, Alphabet, Pixel, Engadget, Google Samsung, Airpod


Welp, Apple Just Canceled AirPower

Apple first announced AirPower in 2017 with a projected release in 2018. But that time came and went with nary a word from Apple. Now, despite several reports and rumors to the contrary, the project has been canceled. In a statement to TechCrunch, Apple Senior VP of Hardware Engineering Dan Riccio cited the inability to meet Apple’s strict standards the reason for the cancelation. After much effort, we’ve concluded AirPower will not achieve our high standards and we have cancelled the project....
Tags: Apple, Crafts, Dan Riccio


Unravel Charger Review: AirPower Is Dead, So Buy This Charging Mat Instead

Jason Fitzpatrick I really love wireless charging, but I don’t love packing multiple wireless chargers when I travel. The Unravel travel charger from Ampere makes it simple to pack light. Now that AirPower is dead, it’s an even more compelling product. At CES 2019 I got a chance to take a peek at the Unravel in person and was really impressed with the design. While everyone was waiting for AirPower to arrive, here was this company with not just a triple charging pad but one that could f...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Crafts, Kickstarter, Qi, Jacob, Google Pixel, Jason Fitzpatrick, Samsung Galaxy S9, Ampere


Daily News Roundup: Office Depot Faked Malware Scans, Prime Members Get Free Switch Online, and More

Happy Friday, guys and gals! While Apple and Microsoft have been quiet for the last day, there’s a little bit to talk about in Google-land. But the biggest news? Office Depot has been duping users. And it makes me sad. Google News: Gmail on iOS Finally Gets Gestures Google has a new game, Gmail on iOS gets gesture-ized, and Photos is getting some document storing chops. All this and more! YouTube TV is available in every US TV market now. Despite getting off to a rocky start, this is now a f...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Crafts, Verizon, Fcc, Microsoft, US, Ars Technica, Sony, Alexa, Ftc, Vtech, Engadget, Office Depot, Chicken Soup


Daily News Roundup: Shoddy MacBook Keyboards, FTC Cracks Down On Robocalls, and More

Apple finally acknowledged that there are issues with the MacBook keyboard, Samsung showed off how it tested the Galaxy Fold for durability, and the FTC is cracking down on robocalls. And so much more! Apple News: Sorry ‘Bout that Keyboard! The third-generation MacBook keyboards have been getting heavily criticized for a while now, and Apple finally said something about it. In a comment to The Wall Street Journal, an Apple spokesperson said they’re aware that a “small number of users” are ha...
Tags: Apple, Google, Crafts, Hong Kong, Europe, Microsoft, Samsung, Atlas, Wall Street Journal, Ftc, Engadget, Pixelbook, Shoddy MacBook Keyboards FTC


ChefSteps Joule Sous Vide Review: Expensive But Exceptional

ChefSteps Sous vide is all the rage for those who love cooking and gadgets in equal measure. While the Anova Precision Cooker gets a lot of press, we’re putting its slender competitor the ChefSteps Joule through the paces. What Is Sous Vide Again? When we reviewed the Anova Precision Cooker last year, we dove into the details of sous vide. Effectively, sous vide is a fancy French word meaning “under vacuum.” You place food in a plastic bag or glass jar, then put it in water. Then the sou...
Tags: Apple, Crafts, Jason, Anova, Joule, Anova Precision Cooker, ChefSteps Joule, Anova Precision Cooker So


Daily News Roundup: Apple News+ Insecurity, Verizon’s Misleading 5G Commercials, and More

Things have been pretty quiet in terms of “big” stories over the last 24 hours, but there are still some interesting points to take a closer look at. Apple’s half-baked News+ service is a good one, as is Google’s feature gap on ChromeOS. Apple News: Turns Out News+ Isn’t Very Secure Apple launched News+ just two days ago, but it’s already been “hacked” to show that you can look at magazines without paying for a subscription. Oof. Known iPhone hackers Steve Troughton-Smith was able to pull ma...
Tags: Apple, Google, Crafts, Texas, Microsoft, Singapore, Ncaa, Dieter Bohn, Google Home, Steve Troughton Smith, Apple News Insecurity Verizon, Chris Caposella


How to Sell Your Mac

Primakov / Shutterstock Macs are expensive, but they have a higher secondhand value than PCs. Here’s how to sell your Mac hardware, whether you’re upgrading to a new Mac or you just want some cash for old MacBooks you have lying around. Back Up and Delete Your Old Data It’s obviously not a great idea to sell a device with all of your personal information stored on it. The first thing you’ll need to do is get rid of all of that data and reset your Mac back to factory settings, to protect...
Tags: Apple, Crafts



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