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Thu, Aug 20, 2015The Staying-Private Edition

The Most Secure Way To Communicate? An iPod Touch, by Joseph Cox

Whether you’re a journalist communicating with a source, a friend planning a surprise party for your hack er buddy, a philandering spouse trying to hide your Ashley Madison dates, or just a generally private person who wants to keep your communications away from prying eyes, the iPod Touch is a pretty simple option for staying private. With the right software, you can message people over mobile instant-message apps or make encrypted voice calls.

All it takes is making sure that the model is Wi-Fi only, scrupulously keeping it updated, following a few vital steps to lock it down, and, finally, installing an encrypted communications app. After that, you’ll be able to exchange seriously secure messages.


iWatermark (For iPhone), by Michael Muchmore, PC Magazine

If you take your photographic work on the device seriously, iWatermark is an iPhone app can help you protect your ownership of your images by using the long-practiced technique of superimposing marks on the image that show its yours.

Sideclick Is Shaping Up To Be A Killer Remote Control For Streaming Video, by Jared Newman, Macworld

Some of the best ideas are the ones that only seem glaringly obvious after they’ve been invented. That may be the case with Sideclick, a $30 device that adds more TV controls to the remotes that come with Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, and Google’s Nexus Player.

Adobe Debuts Captivate Prime, A Learning Management System, by MacTech


Good, Great, And 10x, by David Grandinetti

The more interesting answers started to come when I followed up with, ”What's the difference between a good programmer and great programmer?”

This was the point where people took a bit more time.


Apple To Hold Bond Sale Between $500M And $1B In Australia, by Chance Miller, 9to5Mac

Parting Words

what visiting beautiful historic locations is actually like:

— Sebastiaan de With (@sdw) August 19, 2015

Thanks for reading.