Updated Maps on Apple Devices

Apple updated their maps across the United States today. You’ll be able to see more details with outlines of buildings on the Map view, and some more terrain applied in 3D.

I was impressed to see a lot of detail carved out in my own house, and I’m excited to try out directions to see if how pedestrian directions have been improved.

My kids love looking at maps and I’m excited to see what new details they find after this update.

Magic Kingdom Park with 3D building outlines

DoubleTake app

This app is a great free app for using two of your iPhone cameras at the same time.

First: this only works with some of the newest iPhones: Xs, Xr, 11, 11 Pro — and the Max varieties.

I’ve played around with it a bit and am excited about using this for:

  • Quick demo videos to capture a selfie camera at the same time as what’s in front of me at the same time
  • Wide and detail views using different cameras

This app is free. The catch is, it includes a button linking to Filmic’s pro camera app (currently $15) with more full-featured multi-camera functionality.


One thing to be safer online

Use a different password for every account.

If you are using the same password, or obvious variations of the same password, on each site you login to, then your password is only as safe as the site that gets hacked next.

If you use only Apple devices, then iCloud Keychain does a great job of suggesting good passwords and storing them securely for you.

Once you are ready for a little more — like sharing some passwords between members of your family automatically, I recommend a good password manager, like 1Password or LastPass. These tools will help you manage changing your passwords regularly, inform you when a password is leaked, and more.