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Managed Apple IDs and the 5 GB iCloud Storage Limit

Frustrating thread on Twitter from Frasier Speirs, who runs a 1:1 deployment of iPads in a secondary school in the U.K.: Our new deployment has been running for about 18 weeks now and kids are starting to run out of iCloud space again on their new Apple IDs. School Apple IDs still only get 5 GB free space…. Show More Summary

Video Captures Uber Self-Driving Car Running Red Light in San Francisco

Joe Fitzgerald Rodriguez, reporting for the San Francisco Examiner: The cab pulls up to a red light on Third Street in South of Market, by the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. A pack of cars flies through a yellow light, and one even...Show More Summary

Twitter’s ‘Branded Emojis’

I wrote yesterday, with regard the Trump campaign’s spat with Twitter over what the New York Times described as “Twitter had killed a #CrookedHillary emoji”: I can’t believe the Times didn’t put quotes around that hashtag. And whatever...Show More Summary

Richard Sherman: ‘Why I Hate Thursday Night Football’

Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman, after comparing a regular week in the life of an NFL player to a week when they play on Thursday night: Like I’ve said before, the NFL is a bottom-line business. As long as fans are tuning in and advertisers are paying to be featured on Thursday Night Football, it’s not going anywhere. Show More Summary

Yahoo Says 1 Billion User Accounts Were Hacked Before Those 500 Million Accounts Were Hacked

Vindu Goel and Nicole Perlroth, reporting for the NYT: Yahoo, already reeling from its September disclosure that 500 million user accounts had been hacked in 2014, disclosed Wednesday hat a different attack in 2013 compromised more than 1 billion accounts. No wonder Yahoo was in no rush to come clean about the 2014 hack — it was small potatoes by their standards. ?

Transcript of the Introductory Remarks at Trump’s Tech Exec Meeting

At the start, everyone in attendance went around the table introducing themselves. Tim Cook: “Tim Cook, very good to be here. And I look very forward to alking to the president-elect about the things that we can do to help you achieve some things you want.” Two things. Show More Summary

Trump’s Meeting With Tech Executives

David Streitfeld, reporting for the NYT: Even after the press was ushered out, the meeting continued its genial way. Among the topics discussed, according to several corporate executives and a transition official briefed on the meeting,...Show More Summary

An Oral History of the ‘Get a Mac’ Ad Campaign

To commemorate the 10th anniversary of Apple’s “Get a Mac” commercials, Campaign US put together an excellent oral history from the people who made them. Here’s a bit on Steve Jobs’s involvement, after the campaign had become a hit: Jason...Show More Summary

Michael Tsai on the Battery Time Remaining Estimate

Michael Tsai: I tend to think that an inaccurate (but constantly updating) estimate is better than none. Otherwise, people will have to make heir own estimates, which takes attention and is likely to be even less accurate. I never liked how the estimate claimed to be accurate down to the minute. Show More Summary

MacOS Sierra 10.12.2 Release Notes

Joking about the removal of the “time remaining” estimate for the battery aside, there’s actually a lot of good stuff in this update. They’ve addressed a lot of the biggest complaints about Sierra in this update. Remember the problem...Show More Summary

Apple Fixes MacBook Pro Battery Life Issues by Removing ‘Time Remaining’ Estimate From the Battery Menu

Jim Dalrymple, on the just-released MacOS 10.12.2 update: However, to help users better determine the battery life, Apple has removed the “time remaining” indicator from the battery icon in the menu bar with the latest update. You can...Show More Summary

Apple Delays Beats X Release Until February

Ashley Carman, writing for The Verge: Apple is delaying the release of its Beat X wireless earbuds until February, a full five months after the company first announced hem. Apple confirmed the timeline on its website listing for he $149.95 earbuds, but even with this update we still don’t have a specific release date. Show More Summary

AirPods Are Now Available, Backordered Into January Already

Apple Newsroom: Available today from Apple.com and will start delivering to customers and arriving at Apple Stores, Apple Authorized Resellers and select carriers next week. AirPods will be shipping in limited quantities at launch and customers are encouraged to check online for updates on availability and estimated delivery dates. Show More Summary

Uber’s Privacy Data Problems

Scathing investigative report by Will Evans, writing for Reveal: For anyone who’s snagged a ride with Uber, Ward Spangenberg has a warning: Your personal information is not safe. Internal Uber employees helped ex-boyfriends stalk their ex-girlfriends...Show More Summary

Netflix, Amazon, and HBO Combined for 70 Percent of the Best TV Show Golden Globe Nominations

Nathan McAlone, reporting for Business Insider: The only network that beat the streaming giants in top TV show nominations this year was HBO, which got three nominations. Netflix and Amazon individually got as many nominations as all he broadcast networks combined, and more than the cable ones (minus HBO). I despise awards like the Golden Globes. Show More Summary

Daring Fireball T-Shirts Now Available

On sale now through next week. U.S. orders will ship in time for Christmas. Comfy and stylish. ?

The Talk Show: ‘Uncle Joe’s Bathtub Gin’

Glenn Fleishman returns to the show. Topics include indoor plumbing, a spoiler-free discussion about HBO’s excellent “Westworld”, our favorite beverages, Apple’s AirPods launch debacle, Apple TV single sign-on, and more. Sponsored by: Mailchimp:...Show More Summary

Tim Cook Will Attend Trump’s Tech Summit Wednesday

Kara Swisher, reporting for Recode: Alphabet CEO Larry Page, Apple CEO Tim Cook and Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg are among the small group of top tech leaders who will attend a summit with President-elect Donald Trump on Wednesday at Trump Tower in Manhattan, according to numerous sources with knowledge of the situation. Show More Summary

Derangement

The entirety of the Trump transition team’s response to the extraordinary news that the CIA believes Russia interfered with the election with the intention of helping Trump win: These are the same people that said Saddam Hussein had weapons of mass destruction. Show More Summary

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