Welcome to another Bob Kfir’s Tech Blog newsletter. I took a completely unplanned break from writing, but now I’m back with two new posts published this week, and more on the way soon.
This week’s best:
Why I Went Static With Jekyll
Most of my writing nowadays goes onto the Medium platform. I write something, hit publish, and Medium does everything else from hosting and even bringing views to my posts. But, I’m currently working on a project that needed a website; something that Medium wouldn’t fit the requirements of. So, I needed to choose a platform to build my new site with.— Read more
Too Many Subscriptions
I recently got an Apple Watch (Series 3 42mm, in case you’re interested) with cellular, so I can still get calls and messages when away from my iPhone. During the set up process, a prompt popped up to set up cellular service for my Apple Watch. As that was the whole point of choosing an Apple Watch with cellular as opposed to GPS only, I went through the surprisingly short set up process. It took pressing about three buttons and I was now on the hook to pay an additional $10/month for cell service. To be fair to my cell carrier, $10 a month for unlimited talk, text, and data when I’m away from my phone isn’t too bad of a price, but it’s still $120 each and every year. On top of what cell service for my other device(s) costs. — Read more
In case you missed it:
How data gets securely transferred from point A to point B over a public internet connection. — Read more
How Secure Is Your iPhone?
We all spend more time than we care to admit staring at our iPhone screens and mindlessly typing away. Everything from contacts to messages and images are things we would rather not have the world see. — Read more
The No Encryption Dystopia
What happens if backdoor-free encryption is made illegal. — Read more
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