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|Archived Since:||April 6, 2008|
Cory Doctorow, in an open letter from the EFF to the W3C: In our campaigning on this issue, we have spoken to many, many members’ representatives who privately confided their belief that he EME was a terrible idea (generally they used stronger language) and their sincere desire that their employer wasn’t on he wrong side of this issue. Show More Summary
This is one of the best commercials I’ve ever seen. The less you know about it going in, the better. ?
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
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
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
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
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. ?
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
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
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
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. ?
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
(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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Thoughts on the new iPhones, Apple Watches, AirPower, Face ID, and more.
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
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
Great catch by Dr. Drang: Google Earth is a little behind, but it captures the Steve Jobs Theatre at an interesting stage of construction. ?
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
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. ?