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Our new how-tos writer, D. Griffin Jones, just keeps busting out tips that’ll make your Apple life easier.
Today’s lesson shows you a great trick for those occasions when you hand off your iPhone to someone else, like your darling offspring.
With a bit of setup, you can easily lock your device into a single app (like a game) and not worry about them going mad on Amazon or reading your texts.
It’s also useful for DJing at a party, letting someone watch a video, or dealing with law enforcement.
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The inexpensive MagEasy Hoop converts older iPhones and iPads to MagSafe, making them play nice with your MagSafe chargers.
— Leander Kahney, EIC.
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Tweet o’ the day
Did you know that many tech companies take their names from mythological figures and creatures? Apple's Siri is named after a Norse goddess, and Amazon's Alexa is named after the library of Alexandria's ancient Greek counterpart. What other mythological nods you spotted in tech? https://t.co/x7iJzp7mt7 https://t.co/M2VLhX95IR
— GODS OF OUR LANDS (@godsofourlands)
Mar 15, 2023
One more thing ...
Apple was about as pure of a Silicon Valley company as you could imagine. We started in a garage. Woz and I both grew up in Silicon Valley. Our role model was Hewlett-Packard. And so I guess that's what we went into it thinking. Hewlett-Packard, you know, Jobs and Wozniak.
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