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NC #659 Solving Network Problems, 2017 What Apps Am I Still Using Part 1, Security Bits

This week I was on the Clockwise Podcast episode 220 at…. Leo Laporte and Megan Morrone talked about my iOS 11 settings Mind Map of Doom on iOS Today episode 372 at around 57:30 into the show. Helma from the Netherlands brings us some networking tips. I bring you the first half of my 2017 Year in Review where I talk about the different software and hardware I’ve told you about during the year and tell you whether they’re still in use and why (or why not). Then Bart Busschots is back with Security Bits where we have two Security Mediums, the HP Keylogger, and Mailsploit.

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Hi, this is Allison Sheridan of the NosillaCast Apple Podcast, hosted at, a technology geek podcast with an EVER so slight Apple bias. Today is Friday, December 22, 2017, and this is show number 659. I’m getting the show out super early this week so I can relax with the family for Christmas. There will even be a show next week, no reruns for the NosillaCast. But if you get a fun toy that you’d like to tell people about, I would love it if you made a recording of it next week. I’d need it by Thursday the 28th if you can pull it off. But let’s get started now, shall we?

Chit Chat Across the Pond

This week’s Chit Chat Across the Pond is back to Programming By Stealth, where Bart adds one more thing to the list of changes made in ES6 to arrays, and that’s a thing called the spread operator. Then we’ll learn how to get rid of the “const self = this” kludge for callbacks using arrow functions. After that, we learn the basics of classes, a concept introduced in ES6 which brings JavaScript into the world of other C-style languages. He said that classes will make Dorothy very happy, so that’s nice. You can find this episode in both the full Chit Chat Across the Pond feed, and in the Programming By Stealth feed in your favorite podcatcher, or you can listen directly at CCATP #516 – Bart Busschots on PBS 46 – ES6 Spread Operator, Arrow Functions & Classes

Clockwise Podcast

This week I got to be on the Clockwise podcast again. Hosts Dan Moren and Mikah Sargent, were joined by John Moltz whom I’d never met before. We discuss rumors of Apple’s unified app platform, the Essential Phone and what it takes to be an “iPhone killer,” whether we pay attention to activity/health tracking, and iOS’s complex Settings. Yep, I squeezed a little bit more out of my iOS 11 Settings Mind Map of Doom. You can find episode 220 at… or again pull up your favorite podcatcher and search for Clockwise.

iOS Today

Speaking of my Mind Map of Doom on iOS 11 settings, I forgot to tell you that a few weeks ago, Leo Laporte and Megan Morrone talked about it on iOS Today episode 372. I sent it to them primarily to let them mock me yet again for my insanity, but they said it was actually useful and loved it! I’d like to play you the clip of that part of the show, and the link to the full show is in the shownotes.

I did a bit of editing of the audio you’re about to hear because during the show Megan discovered an iOS Setting she hadn’t heard of (sound check in audio playback) and the two of them talk for several minutes about it. It’s pretty interesting so do go back and watch or listen when you have time. Note also that at the end Leo asks which mind mapping tool I used, and Megan mistakenly says it was Mind Node. Easy mistake since I did have a Mind Node version available for download thanks to Helma, but it was iThoughts that I used for this exercise. Ok, enough preamble here’s what they had to say:

Blog Posts

Let’s switch gears now and hear some networking tips from Helma in the Netherlands.

Solving Network Problems – by Helma from the Netherlands

I added a few notes in Helma’s excellent blog post at that might clarify a few things. She mentions that most routers IP address is but Netgear is and Apple Airports are I seem to remember D-Link is yet another range.

Also, at one point Helma talked about finding the IP address of the device, such as en0. By device in this context, Helma is talking about the Ethernet adapter. As she says, a wired Ethernet adapter is usually en0, but I wanted to add that a wireless Ethernet adapter might be en1 or higher. Remember, WiFi is just wireless Ethernet.

Thanks, Helma, I actually did not know that you can change the IP range of your router. Kind of a terrifying thought actually!

2017 Year in Review Part 1 – What Am I Still Using?

Patreon and Amazon

Well, the holiday shopping season is almost over, but I bet after Christmas and Hanukkah and Kwanzaa and Festivus, there will still be some things you need to buy. Remember, if you do use the Amazon links sprinkled about the shownotes, they are affiliate links and a small percentage may go back to the show. I really appreciate all of you who go out of your way to use the Amazon Affiliate Links.

Security Bits – HP Keylogger, Mailsploit

After I got off the horn with Bart, I figured out why my Airport Extreme firmware update failed. When I tried it again, I realized that I hadn’t waited for the update to even download the first time. What an idiot. The second time it worked just fine.

That’s going to wind this up for this week. Don’t forget to send in your Dumb Questions, comments and suggestions by emailing me at [email protected], follow me on Twitter @podfeet. Remember, everything good starts with,,,! We won’t have a live show for a few weeks because of Christmas Eve, then New Year’s Eve and then Steve and I will be at CES, but we’ll be back to the live show on January 14th. I should mention that you guys are welcome to go hang out in the live chatroom at 5 pm Pacific Time on all three of the Sunday nights we’ll be missing. The doors are always open and someone is bound to bring snacks! The live show chat is something I look forward to every week and it’s been very lonely recording this all by my lonesome today. I miss the friendly and enthusiastic NosillaCastaways. Thanks for listening, and stay subscribed.

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