The Weekender

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How to make AirTag safe(r)





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The Weekender
I love the AirTag. It’s a fine little tool for keeping track of things like car keys, backpacks, wallets and purses.
Unfortunately, some creepy criminals figured out Apple’s tracking tags work pretty well as tools for stalking and theft, too.
Apple already revealed changes it’s making to its trackers, but the company probably didn’t go far enough. In our lead story this weekend, Cult of Mac writer Ed Hardy makes the case that Apple should do more.
Also this week:
  • The latest rumors point to a Mac-tastic March event.
  • New Apple TV+ sci-fi/satire Severance sounds great, as does the streamer’s new Abraham Lincoln docu-series. Both premiered this week, and we’ve got reviews.
  • An unlikely company is ready to breathe new life into old Macs: Google.
  • And an ancient Apple mystery has been solved!
Happy weekend reading,
– Lewis Wallace, managing editor

News and opinion
AirTag needs big changes to become less criminal-friendly
Apple Podcasts app gets new filtering options in iOS 15.4
Chrome OS Flex turns old Macs into useful computers again
Forensics finally prove who wrote those mysterious Apple 1 serial numbers
iPhone 6 Plus and iPad 4 hit Apple’s dreaded vintage and obsolete list
How to enable Conversation Boost on AirPods Pro
How to schedule messages to send later in Slack for iPhone, iPad and Mac
This digital microscope magnifies up to 1,000 times on your iPhone
Get a foldable camera drone with 3 batteries to maximize your flight time
Light up your room like a lightsaber with these minimalist LED floor lamps
Add 3 super-fast ports to your Mac with Plugable’s Thunderbolt hub [Review]
'Severance' thrills with a sci-fi descent into workplace hell [Apple TV+ recap]
Carry an AirTag in style with clever Orbitkey holders [Review]
'Lincoln's Dilemma' delivers a compelling history lesson [Apple TV+ review]
Use your MagSafe iPhone anywhere with this portable folding stand [Review]
Maintain your bookworm cred with BookBook Cover for iPad [Review]
Running classic Cinema Displays with newer Macs [Setups]
Displays: To stack or not to stack? [Setups]
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