The Factory-Reset Edition Sunday, December 19, 2021

Tech-Savvy Kids Defeat Apple’s And Others’ Parental-Control Features, by Yoree Koh, Wall Street Journal

Apple and Alphabet Inc.’s Google, the two main software providers for smartphones, have touted parental controls as a way for parents to keep tabs on their children’s technology use. But tech-savvy children, whose online time skyrocketed during the pandemic, are finding ways to circumvent the controls meant to protect them.


No matter what the companies do, kids are devising ways to outwit the tech skills of their parents, from basic passcode spying—secretly turning on a screen recorder before asking their parents to tap in a security code—to a more-extreme move like a factory reset, which clears previously established Screen Time settings.


Mad Screen Capturing Tool 'CleanShot X' Launches Own File Format With New Update, by José Adorno, 9to5mac

With this new file format, users can now save their annotated screenshots as an editable CleanShot project file. Not only that but reopened screenshots from the Quick Access Overlay are now editable as well.

Best iPad Drawing Apps For Every Skill Level, by Shelby Brown, CNET

So whether you can draw a symmetrical face or have more of a Jackson Pollock flair for splatters, you'll be sure to find the perfect app for you among our picks of the best iPad drawing app.


Apple Design Resources Updated With New iPhone, Apple Watch, iPad, And Mac Templates, by José Adorno, 9to5Mac

Apple has updated its Developer’s Design Resources page with new templates of the company’s newest products such as the iPhone 13, Apple Watch Series 7, new MacBook Pro, Apple TV, and more.

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I live in a large city. I don't get quietness, and I don't get to see stars.

Maybe I should put these in my bucket list.


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