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Mystery of the Day

Mara Bernath, reporting for Bloomberg: Swiss prosecutors are trying to figure out why someone apparently attempted to flush tens of thousands of euros down the toilet at a Geneva branch of UBS Group AG. The first 500-euro ($597) bills...Show More Summary

Report Says Red Sox Used Fitbit, Not Apple Watch, in Sign-Stealing Scheme

The Score: The device used by the Boston Red Sox in their infamous sign-stealing controversy has been revealed as a Fitbit product, according to a major-league source of Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe. Though Fitbits are used as aShow More Summary

APFS Will Be for Flash Drives Only in First High Sierra Release

Juli Clover, reporting for MacRumors: iMacs with Fusion Drives were converted to APFS during the beta esting process in the first macOS High Sierra beta, but support was removed in subsequent betas and not reimplemented. With the release...Show More Summary

Matthew Panzarino Interviews Craig Federighi About Face ID

Great complement to my interview with Federighi on the same topic yesterday, including some privacy-related points I didn’t think to ask about: When it comes to customers — users — Apple gathers absolutely nothing itself. Federighi was...Show More Summary

The Original iPhone Superimposed on the iPhone X, Pixel-for-Pixel

David Barnard: The entire home screen of the original iPhone (320?×?480 pixels) is about the size of 2 icons on the iPhone X home screen (1125?×?2436 pixels). Linking to Barnard’s tweet, Joshua J. Arnold nails it: This is what a decade’s worth of sustaining innovation looks like. ?

The Talk Show: ‘200: Episode CC’, With Special Guest Craig Federighi

Very special guest Craig Federighi returns to the show to talk about Face ID, the perils of live demos, Apple’s approach to designing the iPhone X, privacy, security, and more. A great way to close out Apple’s big week and mark the 200th episode of the show. Sponsored exclusively by: DuckDuckGo: The search engine that doesn’t track you. Show More Summary

Still No Charity Money From Leftover Trump Inaugural Funds

Jeff Horwitz and Julie Bykowicz, reporting for the AP: President Donald Trump’s inaugural committee raised an unprecedented $107 million for a ceremony that officials promised would be “workmanlike,” and the committee pledged to give leftover funds to charity. Show More Summary

Nikon Selects 32 Pro Photographers for Promotion: None Are Women

Jason Vinson, writing for Fstoppers: The only problem with such an amazing monster of a camera is that Nikon thinks it’s too much for women to handle. I know what you are thinking. No way Nikon would ever make such a claim. It seems absurd that only men could handle the D850. Show More Summary

Attention to Detail in the Steve Jobs Theater

Nice catch by Brad Ellis: not only were the tables in the hands-on area concentric with the walls of the room, but the pads on the tables were too. ?

You Can Double-Tap to Obscure the Notch While Playing Video on iPhone X

I’m not on board with Apple’s “embrace the notch” user interface, but I do find it commendable that they showed the notch everywhere during the keynote Tuesday. Compare and contrast with accusations that Apple was hiding the camera bumps...Show More Summary

‘Craig Federighi’ Answers Face ID Questions on Conan O’Brien

(a) I thought this was pretty funny; and (b) I’m kind of blown away that Federighi is famous enough to spoof. (Via Dave Mark.) ?

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The Eeyore Principle: Face ID Will Never Work

The Macalope, responding to Ron Amadeo’s “I’m worried that FaceID is going to suck—and here’s why” piece for Ars Technica: How do we know, know, know this? This is not the first phone we’ve tried with a facial recognition feature, and...Show More Summary

Facebook Enabled Advertisers to Target ‘Jew Haters’

ProPublica: Last week, acting on a tip, we logged into Facebook’s automated ad system to see if “Jew hater” was really an ad category. We found it, but discovered that the category — with only 2,274 people in it — was too small for Facebook...Show More Summary

Steve Jobs Theater, Mid-Construction

Great catch by Dr. Drang: Google Earth is a little behind, but it captures the Steve Jobs Theatre at an interesting stage of construction. ?

The Lessons and Questions of the iPhone X and the iPhone 8

Must-read piece by Ben Thompson: To return to Lennon’s words, Jobs, particularly in his second stint at Apple, had learned how to be himself: less designer than editor-in-chief, Jobs not only drove those he worked with to create “with great deal of care”, he also set Apple on a path towards being its best self. Show More Summary

You Can’t Protect Yourself From the Equifax Breach

Rich Mogull, writing for TidBITS: As much as I hate to end on a sour note, the reality is that, until the system changes, until our financial lives are governed by something stronger than some short strings of plain text that never change, we have to keep our guard up and hope for the best. And hope is never part of security best practices. ?

Apple Watch Series 3 Cellular vs GPS-Only: What’s the Difference?

Serenity Caldwell, writing for iMore: The GPS + Cellular Series 3 has double the storage capacity: 16GB to the GPS-only’s 8GB. While we don’t have an official answer from Apple as to why, I’m guessing it has to do with the watch’s impending...Show More Summary

‘Can Anyone Catch the Cell Phone King?’

This Forbes cover from 10 years ago is a nice exception to Betteridge’s Law. ?

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