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Go to https://standard.tv/vector to get your pins, stickers, and shirts in time for the holidays! I’m going to skip the tips everyone already knows, like turning off Siri and Notification Center on the Lock screen. I’m also going to remind you that privacy comes at the cost of convenience, so these aren’t things most people should do most of the time. Just when you’re dealing with data that’s particularly sensitive or you think you’re being specifically targeted Cool? Cool. 1. Stop Send as SMS iMessage is end-to-end encrypted. Text messages are not. So, if you want to prevent a private iMessage from unintentionally going out as an insecure text message channel, where your carriers and anyone who exploits them can read it, go to Settings - Messages - and turn off Send as SMS. 2. Break iCloud Backup For most people, losing their precious message and photo memories is a bigger risk and worse outcome than someone hacking them or having them subject to government seizure. That’s why iCloud backup is fail safe, not fail secure. But, if you absolute can’t risk anyone else ever seeing their contents, go to Settings - Apple ID - iCloud, and turn off messages, photos, and any other backups you want to prevent. If that content is important to you, though, make sure you back it up manually, locally to your computer instead. 3. Lock Down Local Getting things off the cloud prevents your information being taken from a second, remote location. To prevent it being taken from your device, any time you think you’re at risk, squeeze the power and either volume button to put your phone in lock down, and make sure you’ve gone into Settings - Passcode - and turn on Erase Data after 10 failed passcode attempts. Again, just make sure you have a backup of anything truly important to you. 4. Duck Duck Go Google pays Firefox and Apple to be the default search engine and it’s legit the best search engine. But if you want a privacy-centric search engine, go to Settings - Safari - Search Engine and switch it to Duck Duck Go. 5. Limit Ad Tracking This won’t stop you seeing ads online but it will stop those ads targeting you specifically. If you value privacy over relevancy, go to Settings - Privacy - Advertising and toggle Limit Ad Tracking 6. Reset Ad Identifier A while back, Apple banned advertisers from using your device ID to track you and gave them a non-device bound, non-permeant Ad Identifier instead. You can’t turn it off, but while you’re in Settings - Privacy - Advertising, you can reset it as often as you like. 7. Kill Significant Locations When your iPhone tells you to leave now for home or work or wherever to make it in time, it’s because it’s learned where and when you typically over time. It’s end-to-end encrypted and Apple can’t read it, but if you hate even the idea of it and are willing to give up the convenience, go to Settings - Privacy - Location Services - System Services - Significant Location and shut it down. 8. Slow Your Snaps Live Photos actually record a few seconds of video and audio. iPhone 11’s Capture outside of frame can reveal what’s just outside your photo. Using your photos as a screen saver on Apple TV can slide show your private snaps to your family and friends in a very public way. If you have any concerns can turn off Live Photos with the tap of an icon, Capture outside of Frame with a toggle, and just leave your screen savers on default. 9. Get rid of Google and Facebook Yeah, this one is hard, but there’s no point locking down your privacy only to turn around and let Google and Facebook suck up all your data. Uninstalling the apps, logging out on the web, using something like 1Blocker to prevent social widget trackers from loading or Guardian VPN to prevent social SDKs from firing within other apps, and, yeah, avoiding location-based gaming are all options to consider. 10. Set a Reminder Apple’s offering more and more privacy-centric options, like giving apps location permission once, or allowing photo access once, but it’s still easy to set and forget permissions. So, tell Siri to remind you to check permissions once a month, once a week even, and then go through your iPhone, Twitter, Facebook, Google — all permissions, and turn off anything you no longer want or need. MORE: Merch: https://standard.tv/vector Gear: https://kit.com/reneritchie Podcast: http://applepodcasts.com/vector Twitter: https://twitter.com/reneritchie Instagram: https://instagram.com/reneritchie Mobile Nations Affiliate Link Policy SUBSCRIBE: Apple Podcasts Overcast Pocket Casts Castro RSS YouTube
Apple’s really been bringing the fire over the last couple of years. A lot of products that had fallen off the radar, or simply fallen off, have been brought back. Some with swagger. Some, with a vengeance. We got a new big iPhone with Max, and updated MacBook Air, Mac mini, iPad Air, iPad mini — basically, all the airs and minis — and, most recently, a new MacBook Pro, Mac Pro, and Pro Display. Yeah, all the Pros too. But, big and badass as some of these products are — they’re not all the products. Even now, at the end of the decade, there are still some gaps in Apple’s lineup. Some holes. Some products just plain missing in action. So, since I’m me, I figure I’m going to list them all out all video like and let you know which, if any, I think we might actually have a chance of seeing in the next year or few. Starting with the Mac. SPONSOR: Thanks to Skillshare for sponsoring this show! Get 2 months of unlimited access to thousands of SkillShare classes for free! LINKS: The MacBook ARM - YouTube The Touch Screen Mac - YouTube MORE: Merch: https://standard.tv/vector Gear: https://kit.com/reneritchie Podcast: http://applepodcasts.com/vector Twitter: https://twitter.com/reneritchie Instagram: https://instagram.com/reneritchie Mobile Nations Affiliate Link Policy SUBSCRIBE: Apple Podcasts Overcast Pocket Casts Castro RSS YouTube
Basically, that the next iPad Pro, which is expected to ship this fall, will delete the headphone jack and move the smart keyboard to a vertical orientation. Sorry, I’m laughing because it hurts. SPONSOR: Setapp — Over 120 of the best Mac apps from the best developers. Go to https://stpp.co/vector to start your free 7-day trial! LINKS: iPad X rumors MORE: Gear: https://kit.com/reneritchie Podcast: http://applepodcasts.com/vector Twitter: https://twitter.com/reneritchie Instagram: https://instagram.com/reneritchie SUBSCRIBE: Apple Podcasts Overcast Pocket Casts Castro RSS YouTube  
Rene shares his favorite tech videos of 2019. For the full list of links and to view the excerpts, visit the YouTube version of Vector at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5whzXcf7tvY SPONSOR: CuriosityStream Watch thousands of documentaries for free for 31 days AND get a free Nebula account by signing up at curiositystream.com/vector and using the promo code ‘vector’! LINKS: Tech Tube Rewind: Best of 2019 - YouTube MORE: Merch: https://standard.tv/vector Gear: https://kit.com/reneritchie Podcast: http://applepodcasts.com/vector Twitter: https://twitter.com/reneritchie Instagram: https://instagram.com/reneritchie Mobile Nations Affiliate Link Policy SUBSCRIBE: Apple Podcasts Overcast Pocket Casts Castro RSS YouTube
Apple has problems. Every company does. These are the ones Rene considers most critical to the company's long-term success — the ones they need to start aggressively addressing in 2018. Links: Biggest problems facing Apple in 2018 Sponsors: MintSIM: Voice, data, and text for less. Get free first-class shipping with code VTFREESHIP. Thrifter.com: All the best deals from Amazon, Best Buy, and more, fussily curated and constantly updated. Subscribe via: ⁃Apple Podcasts ⁃Overcast ⁃Pocket Casts ⁃Castro ⁃RSS Follow on: ⁃Web ⁃Twitter ⁃Instagram ⁃Facebook  
Apple's upcoming iOS 12 and macOS Mojave offer a 'sneak peak' at a universal framework API, with a fully realized implementation for developers coming 2019. Gui Rambo and Marc Edwards share their perspective on the potential benefits of this API. Links: @_inside Guilherme Rambo on Twitter @marcedwards Marc Edwards on Twitter Marzipan: What you need to know about Apple's universal framework API Sponsors: Brilliant Math and science done right — Brilliant helps you learn more effectively than lectures through interactive, problem solving based courses. Sign up free, and the first 200 listeners to go premium will save 20%. Subscribe via: Apple Podcasts Overcast Pocket Casts Castro RSS YouTube Follow on: Web Twitter Instagram Facebook  
The keynote at Google I/O 2018 was a fascinating look at what's to come in AI and mobile computing. Olloclip inventor Patrick O'Neill shares his origin story as an entrepreneur and his lifelong love of photography. Links: @patrickdoneill on Twitter patricko on Instagram Olloclip All of Google's big announcements from I/O 2018! Sponsors: Thanks to SimpleContacts for sponsoring this show! Lenses you need. Office visits you don't. Visit simplecontacts.com/vector and use offer code VECTOR to save $30 on your order. Subscribe via: Apple Podcasts Overcast Pocket Casts Castro RSS YouTube Follow on: Web Twitter Instagram Facebook  
Reuters detonated a huge controversy in the Apple and security spaces yesterday with this headline — Apple dropped plan for encrypting backups after FBI complained - sources. So, let's dive into it. SPONSOR: CuriosityStream Watch thousands of documentaries for free for 31 days AND get a free Nebula account by signing up at curiositystream.com/vector and using the promo code ‘vector’! LINKS: Exclusive: Apple dropped plan for encrypting backups after FBI complained - sources - Reuters MORE: Merch: https://standard.tv/vector Gear: https://kit.com/reneritchie Podcast: http://applepodcasts.com/vector Twitter: https://twitter.com/reneritchie Instagram: https://instagram.com/reneritchie Mobile Nations Affiliate Link Policy SUBSCRIBE: Apple Podcasts Overcast Pocket Casts Castro RSS YouTube
In this second audio special from WWDC, Rene speaks with Bud Tribble. Tribble is a long-time Apple employee, a member of the original Macintosh design team, and currently Vice President of Software Technology. They discuss the new 'Sign in with Apple' feature along with other measures the company takes to protect user privacy. MORE: March: https://standard.tv/vector Gear: https://kit.com/reneritchie Podcast: http://applepodcasts.com/vector Twitter: https://twitter.com/reneritchie Instagram: https://instagram.com/reneritchie Mobile Nations Affiliate Link Policy SUBSCRIBE: Apple Podcasts Overcast Pocket Casts Castro RSS YouTube  
Just this last week where, following the launch of the iPad Pro, even basic typing tricks like trackpad mode and cursor movement spread through Twitter with viral shock and delight. Years old, many people still simply didn’t know. Well, let’s fix that now. I’m not going to go over basics like the magnifier and copy and paste, which I think are pretty well known to most of you by now. But, if you’re not familiar with them, just drop me a line in the comments and I’ll happily help you out. What I am going to do is go over some of the lesser known, harder to find keyboard tips and tricks that can help you take your typing to the next level. SPONSOR: Brilliant Go to http://brilliant.org/vector and sign up for free. First 200 people get 20% off the premium course! MORE: Gear: https://kit.com/reneritchie Podcast: http://applepodcasts.com/vector Twitter: https://twitter.com/reneritchie Instagram: https://instagram.com/reneritchie SUBSCRIBE: Apple Podcasts Overcast Pocket Casts Castro RSS YouTube  
Toronto-based concept art and storyboard artist Rob McCallum has been using iPad Pro for all of his work since 2015. And his body of work is extraordinarily impressive, with a resumé that includes: Pacific Rim, RoboCop, Total Recall, It, Suicide Squad, and most recently, Star Trek: Discovery. Armed with the new 2018 model and his go to drawing app of choice, Procreate, he shares his experiences in being able to push the creativity and complexity of his work even further than before. He and Rene talk about workflows, personal work vs. client work, and abandoning his drafting table and blue pencils. SPONSOR: Brilliant Go to http://brilliant.org/vector and sign up for free. First 200 people get 20% off the premium course! LINKS: @Rob McCallum on Twitter @Robmccallumart on Twitter rob_mccallum on Instagram Rob McCallum Art web site MORE: Gear: https://kit.com/reneritchie Podcast: http://applepodcasts.com/vector Twitter: https://twitter.com/reneritchie Instagram: https://instagram.com/reneritchie SUBSCRIBE: Apple Podcasts Overcast Pocket Casts Castro RSS YouTube  
Apple recently updated iTunes and some of the language contained in the new policy, revolving around a Trust Score generated by the data on your iPhone or iPad, sent a part of the internet into sensationalize-first, ask questions later mode. You know, like normal. So, what exactly is going on here? SPONSOR: Brilliant Go to http://brilliant.org/vector and sign up for free. First 200 people get 20% off the premium course! MORE: Gear: https://kit.com/reneritchie Podcast: http://applepodcasts.com/vector Twitter: https://twitter.com/reneritchie Instagram: https://instagram.com/reneritchie SUBSCRIBE: Apple Podcasts Overcast Pocket Casts Castro RSS YouTube  
With Apple Watch Series 4, that big, black ring around the bezel will finally be filled and the display will go edge-to-edge, iPhone X style. But that simply scratches the surface of Apple's next-generation watch. There'll be a new System-in-Package (SIP) too, sure. Maybe some new radio tech. Potentially better sensors. But will Apple Watch go round? Will it go Android the way iPod went Windows? And what about the band situation? Watch is Apple's most important device — and here's where it may just be going next! SPONSOR: Brilliant Go to http://brilliant.org/vector and sign up for free. First 200 people get 20% off the premium course! LINKS: Exclusive: Apple Watch Series 4 revealed iPhone Xs (2018) Preview Why Apple Watch is more important than iPhone Casio ProTrek F30 Hands-On: A Smartwatch For The Great Outdoors MORE: Gear: https://kit.com/reneritchie Podcast: http://applepodcasts.com/vector Twitter: https://twitter.com/reneritchie Instagram: https://instagram.com/reneritchie SUBSCRIBE: Apple Podcasts Overcast Pocket Casts Castro RSS YouTube  
Apple's last event of the year is set for October 30, 2018, in Brooklyn New York, and one of the biggest — er, smallest! — rumors is the return of the Mac mini! The Mac mini was the original switcher machine. It was announced back in 2005 as a small, inexpensive way for you to swap out a Windows PC for a Mac. But now the switchers have switched and the Mac mini appeals more to pros who want to rack mount it in server rooms or hook it up to media centers or production pipelines. So, what does Apple have in store for its original entry-level Mac? SPONSOR: Audible: Go to http://audible.com/vector or text VECTOR to 500-500 to start your 30-day trial and get your first audiobook for free! LINKS: New Mac mini (2018) Preview: What will it be and why? MORE: Gear: https://kit.com/reneritchie Podcast: http://applepodcasts.com/vector Twitter: https://twitter.com/reneritchie Instagram: https://instagram.com/reneritchie SUBSCRIBE: Apple Podcasts Overcast Pocket Casts Castro RSS YouTube  
You can save $100 on a HomePod. And 20% on iTunes Cards. And get $300 back on an iPhone. And... Now, it’s no secret Apple gear is priced at a premium. And that can make it expensive to get what you want, especially everything you want. But, the Black Friday and Holiday Sales can give you a very real break. So, if you’ve been looking to get a new iPhone or Mac or Home automation, to save some cash on games or movies or a new subscription, now’s the time to do it, and all you and I need to know are the best ways to do it. For that I got Dan DeSilva on the line. Full disclosure, Dan works for Thrifter, my personal go-to-deals-site, which is owned by the same company that owns iMore, Android Central, and Windows Central, which host the transcripts of this show and my other editorial work. But he’s also simply the best discount hound in the business, and his ready to share his top tips. SPONSOR: Molekule Go to molekule.com and enter VECTOR at checkout to save $75. LINKS: Thrifter Thrifter's Daily Newsletter Dan DeSilva on Twitter MORE: Gear: https://kit.com/reneritchie Podcast: http://applepodcasts.com/vector Twitter: https://twitter.com/reneritchie Instagram: https://instagram.com/reneritchie SUBSCRIBE: Apple Podcasts Overcast Pocket Casts Castro RSS YouTube  
HomePod shipped a month ago. How’s it holding up? Dave Mark from The Loop shares his experience with the device. Links: The Loop Dave Mark on Twitter Jim Dalrymple on Twitter August Smart Lock Sponsors: Audible — Go to audible.com/vector or text VECTOR to 500-500 to start your 30-day trial and get your first audiobook for free! Subscribe via: Apple Podcasts Overcast Pocket Casts Castro RSS YouTube Follow on: Web Twitter Instagram Facebook  
A big and bigger OLED flagship with AR camera, and a new mid-range with LCD and Apple-chromatic colors. These are rumored to be the 2018 iPhones. What will the next iPhone be called? When will it be announced? When will it ship? What features will it have? What features will it be missing? There have been SO MANY RUMORS — the time has come to sort them all out. SPONSOR: Brilliant Go to http://brilliant.org/vector and sign up for free. First 200 people get 20% off the premium course! LINKS: Creative Selection by Ken Kocienda MORE: Gear: https://kit.com/reneritchie Podcast: http://applepodcasts.com/vector Twitter: https://twitter.com/reneritchie Instagram: https://instagram.com/reneritchie SUBSCRIBE: Apple Podcasts Overcast Pocket Casts Castro RSS YouTube  
Every year, to end the year, I put together lists of what I think Apple did best and worst for the last 12 months. I’ve already posted the list of the worst so, now, I’m going to spend a got minute focusing on the positive. What Apple did right and how I’d like to see Apple keep building on it for next year. Not because I’m a fanboy or apologist or any other dismissive term those who have tribal fury but lack the articulation to form any factual, cohesive arguments to the contrary, but because if you don’t recognize the good along with the bad, the jobs well done amongst those still left to be done, them you fail to promote the direction you want to see continue and focus you want to see carried on. So, what made this year’s list? SPONSOR: Eero Get $100 off a package that includes an eero base unit, two eero Beacons and one year of eero Plus. Visit eero.com/vector and use promo code: VECTOR MORE: Gear: https://kit.com/reneritchie Podcast: http://applepodcasts.com/vector Twitter: https://twitter.com/reneritchie Instagram: https://instagram.com/reneritchie SUBSCRIBE: Apple Podcasts Overcast Pocket Casts Castro RSS YouTube  
Administration of Mac-based professional environments is evolving. It's time to look at the strengths and weaknesses of what's available, and the right tools for the job. Giveaway: iMore’s Apple swag giveaway Links: Anthony Casella on Twitter Sponsors: Blackblaze: Get a fully featured 15-day free trial at Backblaze.com/vector Subscribe via: Apple Podcasts Overcast Pocket Casts Castro RSS YouTube Follow on: Web Twitter Instagram Facebook  
When done wrong, higher performance hurts power efficiency. When done right, power efficiency enables higher performance. Links: Samsung Galaxy S9 battery life problems and what it means for Apple Heart of the Machine Sponsors: Thanks to Skillshare for sponsoring this show, the first 500 of you who use the promo link https://skl.sh/vector299 will get your first 2 months for 99¢. Subscribe via: Apple Podcasts Overcast Pocket Casts Castro RSS YouTube Follow on: Web Twitter Instagram Facebook  
There are rumors of a new, entry-level MacBook coming this fall. But what does that mean? A modernized MacBook Air? A larger 14-inch MacBook? A discounted 13-inch MacBook Pro without Touch Bar... or something entirely new? SPONSOR: Audible: Go to http://audible.com/vector or text VECTOR to 500-500 to start your 30-day trial and get your first audiobook for free! LINKS: Let’s Really Think About This ‘New Low-Cost Laptop to Succeed MacBook Air’ Thing MORE: Gear: https://kit.com/reneritchie Podcast: http://applepodcasts.com/vector Twitter: https://twitter.com/reneritchie Instagram: https://instagram.com/reneritchie SUBSCRIBE: Apple Podcasts Overcast Pocket Casts Castro RSS YouTube  
You can call them AirPods 1 S. You can call them AirPods 1.5. You can even call them half-a-year late for, well, not dinner, don’t be obvious, but for a second anniversary, iPhone-timed release. And that’s fine. That’s fair. I’m not going to argue what they aren’t for you. That’s entirely up to you. But I am going to tell you what they are and what they mean to me. That way, if you’re trying to decide whether or not you should pull the trigger on them now, now, now, you’ll have all the information you need to do just exactly that. These are the AirPods (Generation 2), and this is a quick unboxing and first look! SPONSOR: CuriosityStream - Stay curious Go to curiositystream.com/vector and enter the promo code ‘vector’ to start your membership completely free for the first 30 days. MORE: Gear: https://kit.com/reneritchie Podcast: http://applepodcasts.com/vector Twitter: https://twitter.com/reneritchie Instagram: https://instagram.com/reneritchie Mobile Nations Affiliate Link Policy SUBSCRIBE: Apple Podcasts Overcast Pocket Casts Castro RSS YouTube  
Apple’s just announced new iMacs for 2019. Well, newly updated iMacs. Up front, they’re spec bumped versions of the previous models. Beyond that, though, I got to spend some time with Apple in New York looking at the specific updates and hearing all about the modern iMac in general. And, yeah — turns out there’s just a little bit more to the story. SPONSOR: CuriosityStream - Stay curious Go to curiositystream.com/vector and enter the promo code ‘vector’ to start your membership completely free for the first 30 days. MORE: Gear: https://kit.com/reneritchie Podcast: http://applepodcasts.com/vector Twitter: https://twitter.com/reneritchie Instagram: https://instagram.com/reneritchie SUBSCRIBE: Apple Podcasts Overcast Pocket Casts Castro RSS YouTube  
iOS 12 has just gone into public beta. This is a preview. But since it's my preview, we're going to do it my style: By going deep into not just what Apple's latest mobile operating system does — but how it does and what it means for you. Links: iOS 12 Preview: Audacious new proactivity meets fierce new privacy Sponsors: Brilliant Math and science done right — Brilliant helps you learn more effectively than lectures through interactive, problem solving based courses. Sign up free, and the first 200 listeners to go premium will save 20%. Subscribe via: Apple Podcasts Overcast Pocket Casts Castro RSS YouTube Follow on: Web Twitter Instagram Facebook  
I’m trying something new on Fridays. Picking up three stories that are important but either wouldn’t fill an entire video all its own, or I just dropped the ball on and didn’t manage to fit in. I’m code-naming it The Wrap, because everyone loves code names and Yukon was already taken, and if you have stories you want to see covered next week or any week thereafter, just drop them in the comments or hit me up on Twitter. On deck for today we’ve got Apple reportedly getting into the credit card game, right to repair beyond the wall, and Samsung’s Galaxy Fold. SPONSOR: CuriosityStream - Stay curious Go to curiositystream.com/vector and enter the promo code ‘vector’ to start your membership completely free for the first 30 days. LINKS: Apple, Goldman Sachs Team Up on Credit Card Paired With iPhone - WSJ Daring Fireball: WSJ: 'Apple, Goldman Sachs Team Up on Credit Card Paired With iPhone' Right to Repair Legislation Is Officially Being Considered In Canada - Motherboard Samsung Galaxy Fold: Everything you need to know! | Android Central MORE: Gear: https://kit.com/reneritchie Podcast: http://applepodcasts.com/vector Twitter: https://twitter.com/reneritchie Instagram: https://instagram.com/reneritchie SUBSCRIBE: Apple Podcasts Overcast Pocket Casts Castro RSS YouTube  
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Nov 14th, 2017
Latest Episode
Mar 30th, 2020
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