🖇 Verizon opting iPhone users into data collection and tracking

Andrew Paul, writing at Input A new program innocuously titled the “Verizon Custom Experience” is sold to users as a way for the company to “personalize our communications with you, give you more relevant product and service recommendations, and develop plans, services and offers that are more appealing to you.” To accomplish this, all a … Continue reading 🖇 Verizon opting iPhone users into data collection and tracking

Apple isn’t backing down from its hybrid work model, according to internal note

Zoe Schiffer writing for The Verge: Apple isn’t backing down from its hybrid work model that will require most employees to return to the office three days a week starting in early September. Fully remote positions will be extremely limited. We believe that in-person collaboration is essential to our culture and our future,” said Deirdre … Continue reading Apple isn’t backing down from its hybrid work model, according to internal note

I didn’t get my one wish for iPadOS 15

I had only one wish for iPadOS 15, and it was that I wanted the Files app to become a true Finder equivalent and that didn’t happen. What we did get were some big improvements to multitasking that I’m looking forward to. Jason Snell and Myke Hurley in Episode 356 of the Upgrade podcast give … Continue reading I didn’t get my one wish for iPadOS 15

MacBook Butterfly keyboard suit gets class action status

“Apple customers unhappy with the butterfly keyboards used in MacBook models from 2015 on will be able to proceed with a lawsuit against the Cupertino company, as the judge overseeing the case has given it class action status. The suit covers anyone who purchased a MacBook with a butterfly keyboard in California, New York, Florida, … Continue reading MacBook Butterfly keyboard suit gets class action status

You can transfer your iCloud Photos to Google Photos

Apple has launched a service for transferring iCloud Photos and Videos to Google Photos. Easy data export to a competitor? Hm! “As outlined in an Apple support document, you can go to Apple’s privacy website and sign in to see the “Transfer a copy of your data” option. If you select this and go through … Continue reading You can transfer your iCloud Photos to Google Photos

What I’ve read recently – December 18, 2020

Each week I post links to a few articles that I've read and found deserving of sharing. Links My Hunt for the Original McDonald's French-Fry Recipe | Atlas Obscura This is a fun read especially if you’re old enough to have eaten the original McDonald’s French-Fry as I did. From Julia Child to Paul Bocuse … Continue reading What I’ve read recently – December 18, 2020

Apple Silicon MacBooks

Apple to announce three new MacBooks with Apple Silicon at next week’s event I’ve been waiting for Apple Silicon Macs since they were announced in June. The unveiling will be next Tuesday, November 10 at Apple’s “One More Thing” event. Read the rest of the article on ldstephens.medium

My thoughts on Apple & Google’s COVID-19 contact tracing

From what I’ve read Apple and Google’s COVID-19 contact tracing seems like a good idea and one that I’ll most likely use. It appears to be the best technological solution to date for governmental authorities to partially lift the lockdown orders that are currently in place. That said I do have privacy concerns. According to … Continue reading My thoughts on Apple & Google’s COVID-19 contact tracing