The Removed-From-Stores Edition Saturday, May 26, 2018

What To Think About Before Buying A Used Smartphone, by Lauren Goode, Wired

And since everyone from lesser-known startups to the giant phone manufacturers are getting in on the second-hand game, you can choose to shop on sites that match your comfort level.

So if you are considering buying used, here are three key things to think about before you take the pre-owned plunge.

Apple Vs My Daughter’s iPad: Part II, by Erica Sadun

I’d like to find out what that was, how Apple can prevent it from happening in the future and how they can offer remedies given the consequences of both losing information and device utility.

Apple Reveals Latest Government Data Demand Figures, by Zack Whittaker, ZDNet

The number of demands are down slightly on the first half of the year, but the number devices that the government wanted access to rocketed.


The company said beginning in the next transparency report -- expected later this year -- Apple will disclose the number of apps removed from its app stores.


Spark 2 Review: Email Reimagined With Teams And App Integrations, by Christine Chan, iMore

With Spark 2, the new focus is on teams. Spark is trying to replace team chat apps like Slack so that you don't have to leave your email client to collaborate with others.

How To Replace Instapaper With Pinboard, by Charlie Sorrel, Cult of Mac

If all you want is a free alternative to Instapaper, then Pocket is probably your best bet. Or you could even use Safari’s built-in Reading List. But if you want some privacy, and if you want to own your bookmarks, then Pinboard is a great bet.

Version 7 Of 1Password For Mac Is Heavenly, by Bob LeVitus, Hoston Chronicle

Two new features appeal to me a lot. The first are alerts for compromised logins and vulnerable passwords, and the identification of sites that offer two-factor authentication you haven’t enabled. Sweet!

The second new feature is even cooler. 1Password 7 integrates with, so it can alert you if a password has been exposed in a data breach and recommend you change it.


Apple's Reputation Tested By Latest Revelations, by Mark Spoonauer, Tom's Guide

It remains to be seen whether Apple's reputation is starting to crack, but this week's events won't help. What's most important now is how the company responds.

"I don't think it's clear that Apple did anything outrageous, but the lesson is still that being up-front would be in the company’s interest, since if the facts come out later, people will look at it as a cover-up," McCracken said. "I hope that Apple has drawn this conclusion and that we'll see it reflected in how it deals with future issues."

Apple To Close Atlantic City Store, Cutting 52 Employees, by Mark Gurman, Bloomberg

“Due to a sharp decline in tourism and visitors to the area, we have made the difficult decision not to extend our lease,” an Apple spokesman said in a statement. “We are offering all of the store’s employees other jobs within Apple and we look forward to serving our Greater Atlantic City customers through our other southern New Jersey, Delaware Valley, and Greater Philadelphia area stores.”

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What I've learnt today: Instead of planning on what to do for the day in the morning, I shall do the planning on the night before.


Thanks for reading.