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Friday May 31, 2019. 08:45 PM
Avi Bar-Zeev, who works on AR/VR/MR, says that eye tracking is the holy grail of advertising (And he’s all for it). While I don’t disagree with that point, I do wonder how prevalent it will become. For example, when Face ID first came out, there was a fear that it could...
Security expert Tarah Wheeler recently tweeted a list of the top 20 most common iPhone passcodes. These are all four-digit passcodes.
Dave Hamilton and Andrew Orr join host Kelly Guimont to discuss AirPort Base Station updates, and look ahead to WWDC plans and coverage.
On July 1, 2019 Apple plans to shut down its Back to My Mac service. This let users set up a network of Macs that could be accessed remotely.
In the future, Apple might limit third-party trackers in the App Store, at least for kids apps.
Could it finally be the end of the road for iTunes? That is one of the rumors circulating in the run-up to WWDC 2019. Bloomberg News reported that iTunes retirement could be announced next week. The changes will showcase Apple’s new generation of devices and software:...
Facebook is under-fire at the moment. CEO Mark Zuckerberg was asked about his position as the shareholder meeting yesterday. At Fast Company, Mark Sullivan argues that the only way to change the company is to change the man at the top. Natasha Lamb, the managing partner of...
Former UK Prime Minister David Cameron has a new job. Mr. Cameron is to chair the advisory board of Afiniti, a Washington-based AI firm, the Guardian reported. He follows his former deputy into the tech sector. Sir Nick Clegg, who served as Deputy Prime Minister between 2010 ...
A study of the impact behaviorally targeted advertising found that targeted ads only gave publishers 4% more revenue than non-targeted ads.
Apple removed a bunch of screen time apps from the App Store, saying that the MDM technology they used was a security risk. Now the developers want Apple to create a screen time API.
Apple has increased the size of games and apps that users can download from the App Store via a cellular connection, but not by much.
Although Apple discontinued its line of AirPort base stations (routers), it recently released a firmware update, version 7.9.1. It fixes several security issues, one of which seems especially bad. Impact: A base station factory reset may not delete all user information...
Apple’s advertising agency has revamped its leadership ranks, promoting new creative leads for the iPhone and Apple’s Services.
In another significant media hire, longtime Disney executive Chiara Cipriani has joined Apple as Director fo Video Services in London.
Apple stock has a near term-floor at $160 per share according to analysts, amid fears over Chinese retaliation at the U.S. Huawei ban.
Thursday May 30, 2019. 11:46 PM
North Face as issued an apology over its manipulating campaign to spam Wikipedia pages and game Google search results. We believe deeply in @Wikipedia’s mission and apologize for engaging in activity inconsistent with those principles. Effective immediately, we have ended...
Timothy Lee did a nice deep dive into the 233-page Qualcomm monopoly ruling from Judge Lucy Koh. I’ve heard hot takes of the settlement between Apple and Qualcomm that suggested maybe Apple knew it was going to lose and gave up. But Judge Koh ordered Qualcomm to...
Amazon announce that users can delete recordings made by their Echo device via Alexa voice commands, not just the website and app.
We have a new deal on iMazing 2, a product we’ve written about. iMazing let’s you browse and manage your backups, extract and print your text messages, and drag and drop songs to your iPhone. Our deal is $19.99 for a universal license good on unlimited iOS devices and up...
Protestors armed with an angry face emoji attended Facebook’s annual shareholder meeting Wednesday. They were airing concerns about the scandals currently engulfing the firm. As Reuters noted, attempts to get reform in the company can easily be outvoted by Mark Zuckerberg...
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