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Monday May 6, 2019. 10:27 PM
Kara Swisher is not afraid to ask tough questions of the tech industry. In her latest column for Recode, she asks for a solution to the looming problems in the internet’s AI-powered next iteration. To thrive in this environment will require being in a profession that is...
Google will launch tools limiting the use of tracking cookies on Chrome, however, it would not be as wide-ranging a restriction as on Safari.
Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman got the goods on Apple’s WWDC software plans. Highlights include several improvements to Maps that I’m looking forward to. Apple is also improving the Health app, Reminders, adding audio book support to Apple Watch, a standalone app for the Apple...
Mexico’s drug war is infamous the world over. The Verge reported on how a group of mothers in the country used drones to find victims’ graves. When the members of family collectives like Solecito search for a mass grave in places like Colinas de Santa Fe, they go in groups. O...
Apple released its own iOS game for the first time in over decade, starring Warren Buffett and a newspaper tossing contest.
In 2014 Apple loaned US$578 million to GT Advanced Technologies to create sapphire glass displays. Now the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) revealed the supplier is being charged with fraud for allegedly withholding key information from stockholders. “GT and its CEO...
We have a deal on the 2019 FlexSafe Portable Travel Safe. This is a clever little device designed to keep your valuables secure on the go. It features a reprogrammable lock, is cut-resistant, and it’s made with RFID blocking material to help keep your digital assets secure,...
Mother’s Day is coming up on May 12. Besides cards and flowers, here are 6 affordable Mother’s Day gifts you might like.
Andrew Orr and Charlotte Henry join host Kelly Guimont to talk about the EU investigation into Apple Music, and journalism versus surprises.
Apple acquired between 20 and 25 companies in the last six months and makes a purchase every two to three weeks, Tim Cook revealed.
Working conditions in Amazon’s fulfillment centers have long been a matter of controversy. Now, a number of pregnant women who worked in the warehouses are filing lawsuits. CNET looked into the cases. CNET reviewed seven lawsuits against Amazon filed by pregnant warehouse...
In Angela Ahrendts’ first interview since leaving Apple, the former SVP of Retail sat down with Jessi Hempel, host of LinkedIn’s Hello Monday podcast. She talked about when Tim Cook pursued her for the job, her first six months at Apple, the experience of switching...
Homebrew has recently started to collect data, which helps the developers. But if you don’t like this you can disable Homebrew analytics.
An Apple research paper called “App Usage Predicts Cognitive Ability in Older Adults” says that iPhone usage can help predict cognitive decline in older adults [PDF]. To characterize smartphone usage among older adults, we collected iPhone usage data from 84 healthy...
The European Union is launching an Apple Music probe after Spotify accuses Apple of antitrust since it owns both Apple Music and the App Store.
Antonio Villas-Boas says there is a right way and a wrong way to charge our smartphones. I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but you might be reducing your phone battery’s lifespan with certain charging behaviors. Specifically, if you often charge your phone overnight or kee...
This week your two favorite geeks tackle your questions about USB disconnects, “no Internet connection” reports, creating short video clips from long segments, and when (and whether!) to buy new or look for refurb/used. Listen as John and Dave talk you through all of this...
Friday May 3, 2019. 11:50 PM
Perspectives by different people vary. Sometimes a unique, idiosyncratic view is wrong but thought provoking. And it takes courage to write anyway. This is one of those.
Dr. Mac says that in his experience, many Mac users do not understand how close to capacity their startup disk is, so he’s here to offer you a quick lesson in disk space.
Andrew Orr and Charlotte Henry join host Kelly Guimont to talk about Apple making glasses as health trackers and share some tips and tricks.
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