Tech firms “can and must” put backdoors in encryption, said US Attorney General

Privacy is a fundamental human right. In the past, most communication was not encrypted, so government could spy upon you. Today, we use end-to-end encryption. Though, some end-to-end services are not “reliable”, like we may see at Facebook’s Messenger or its owned WhatsApp, which co-worked with government. Maybe you remember cause with Apple and shooter in San Bernardino,… Read More »

Apple updated macOS, iOS, watchOS and tvOS

Apple just updated all of its four operating systems. Though current hype is about upcoming macOS Catalina and iOS 13 / iPadOS 13, Apple still updates it “older” operating systems. Having always up-to-date version is very important, because updates don’t only add new features, but also fixes bugs and security issues. As usual, before updating make sure all… Read More »

How to customize Spotlight search on macOS and to protect your privacy

Spotlight in macOS is a powerful search engine for your Mac and, in some cases, for web. Some apps got deeper Spotlight integration, like Fantastical 2 from Flexibits, so you can enjoy rich integration in Spotlight with many extending data about your calendar events. Another good example is DEVONthink from DEVONtechnologies. But sometimes, you need to protect your… Read More »

Tip: how to add custom LUTs directly to Luminar and Aurora HDR for Mac

Luminar and Aurora HDR are my apps of choice for “common” and HDR photos. Tidy user interface combined with powerful photo-editing features in both of apps make them a beast for both professional and amateur photographers. Unlike products from Adobe, there is no subscription, Skylum releases new major versions every year with about 50% discount for those who… Read More »

My iPhone accessories

In compare to accessories I use for my iPad Pro, my count of iPhone accessories is pretty poor, but still worth it. I use my iPhone 6s as a mobile communicator, so don’t expect any complicated workflow. It’s just companion to my iPad Pro and desktop iMac. Before iPhone, I had some other smartphones, including Android-based smartphones and… Read More »