In the News

14: Privacy, Protection, and the Pointless Apple TV

August 13, 2021
In the News
14: Privacy, Protection, and the Pointless Apple TV
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Watch the video!
https://youtu.be/XtabRQX3X-Y

In the News blog post for August 13, 2021:
https://www.iphonejd.com/iphone_jd/2021/08/in-the-news590.html 

  1. A Smattering of Privacy and Protection Updates
  2. The Point of an Apple TV
  3. MagSafe for Maximum Convenience 
  4. BONUS #1: TranscriptPad Update - It SPEAKS!
  5. BONUS #2: Save on Refurbished iPads
  6. Brett’s iPhone/iPad Tip - Select multiple messages or files
  7. Jeff’s iPhone Camera Tip - Take a quick picture

Jeff’s review of the LA Wallet app for your iPhone, to carry your proof of vaccination

Jeff’s coverage of Apple’s announcements on expanded protection measures for children

How to test your iPhone for Pegasus spyware using the iMazing software (from CNET)

Brett’s review of the iMazing software

AirTags Help Recover a Stolen Scooter!

Find the best streaming package for your area with Suppose

Find the best FAKE TV shows to watch!

David Sparks’ brief but brilliant review of the MagSafe battery pack

Brett’s iPhone/iPad Tip: You can select multiple email messages or files by using two fingers to drag downward on the screen. I do this all the time when I need to quickly delete several messages at a time.

Jeff’s iPhone Camera Tip: Multiple ways to take a quick picture!

  1. On the lock screen, swipe to the left.
  2. On the lock screen, long press on the camera icon at the bottom right. 
  3. Go to Settings -> Control Center -> Camera.  Make sure the camera is in Included Controls and drag it up or down for placement so you can access it from any app. 
  4. Back Tap - Use the Shortcuts app to create a two-step shortcut:  CAMERA: Take 1 photo with Back Camera / Save Photo to Recents … or … Go to Settings -> Accessibility -> Touch -> [scroll to bottom] Back Tap -> [select double or triple tap] -> Shortcuts [name of your shortcut]

One word of caution - just be aware of giving access to the camera of your iPhone from the lock screen.

Brett Burney from http://www.appsinlaw.com
Jeff Richardson from http://www.iphonejd.com 

A Smattering of Privacy and Protection Updates
The Point of an Apple TV
MagSafe for Maximum Convenience
BONUS #1: TranscriptPad Update - It SPEAKS!
BONUS #2: Save on Refurbished iPads
Brett’s iPhone/iPad Tip - Select multiple messages or files
Jeff’s iPhone Camera Tip - Take a quick picture