Some thoughts on Apple’s Event – September 10, 2019

This week Apple announced the new iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, Apple Watch Series 5, and iPad. With all the rumors floating around over the last few months the announcements weren’t surprising. Here are my thoughts. iPhoneI’ll be trading in my iPhone 7 Plus for a new iPhone 11. My 7 Plus is starting to … Continue reading Some thoughts on Apple’s Event – September 10, 2019

Step count in the Health app not matching the step count in the Activity app

I have a goal of 10,000 steps every day. I've been doing this ever since I quit bike racing back in 2011. Before my Apple Watch, I tracked my steps with my Garmin Forerunner 35 and the Garmin Connect iOS app. Now I'm tracking my steps on my Apple Watch and the Activity and Health … Continue reading Step count in the Health app not matching the step count in the Activity app

Gmail design update for iOS is rolling out soon in the App Store

I abandon Gmail a few years ago but I’m sure many of you who read my blog are using it. That said, Google has announced that its mobile apps for iOS and Android are being updated to bring them in line with the design changes and new features that are now available on the web. … Continue reading Gmail design update for iOS is rolling out soon in the App Store

Cloudflare’s 1.1.1.1 privacy-first DNS service is now available as an iOS app

I’ve been using Cloudflare’s 1.1.1.1 DNS service on my Mac since reading a post by Kirk McElhearn on the Intego Mac Security Blog about the service. The service was introduced April 1st of this year and is designed to be faster than traditional DNS services and more private which is what got my attention. There … Continue reading Cloudflare’s 1.1.1.1 privacy-first DNS service is now available as an iOS app

iOS Safari content blockers

Ben Brooks has published his test results for Safari content blockers. Since I’ve been thinking about a different blocker I found his testing to be helpful. Up until today, I’ve been using the original 1Blocker which is now called Legacy since 1Blocker X was introduced several months ago. By the way, 1Blocker X is Ben’s … Continue reading iOS Safari content blockers

You may want to try iOS 12 on your current iPhone before buying one of the new ones

Every year at this time I toss and turn over whether I should get a new iPhone. My current iPhone is a 7 Plus that I purchased under Apple's Upgrade Program. Last year I passed on upgrading to the iPhone X. I just didn’t see a compelling reason to do so other than to have … Continue reading You may want to try iOS 12 on your current iPhone before buying one of the new ones

Web Finds for September 13, 2018

Web Finds are from my web surfing travels. You’ll find some unique and informative news, apps and websites that you may have never known existed. Enjoy! Credit Freezes Will Soon Be Free With the one-year anniversary of the Equifax breach just behind us, here’s a reminder that you will be able to freeze your credit … Continue reading Web Finds for September 13, 2018