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Apple Tech Transitions, Port-Free Prediction – TMO Daily Observations 2019-12-05

donderdag 5 december 2019 in The Mac Observer (Mac algemeen)

Andrew Orr and John Martellaro join host Kelly Guimont to discuss Apple’s technology evolution, and the latest in iPhone speculation.

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Credit Bureaus Start to Add Apple Card to Reports

donderdag 5 december 2019 in The Mac Observer (Mac algemeen)

Goldman Sachs tweeted today that credit bureaus are starting to add the Apple Card to their credit reports, starting with TransUnion.

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Apple Explains its Location Data Collection on iPhone 11 Models

donderdag 5 december 2019 in The Mac Observer (Mac algemeen)

Security researcher Brian Krebs found that his iPhone 11 Pro accessed his location even when turned off. Now Apple has explained why.

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A History of Apple’s Technology Transitions

donderdag 5 december 2019 in The Mac Observer (Mac algemeen)

Martin Pilkington wrote a long blog post detailing Apple’s technology transitions over the years. These are the big, fundamental changes, like going from Motorola 68k to PowerPC in 1994. In fact, the transitions are put into two categories: CPUs and…

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Favorite Apps and Games of 2019

donderdag 5 december 2019 in The Mac Observer (Mac algemeen)

It is the time of year when we look back at the previous 12 months, so Charlotte reveals her favorite apps and games of 2019.

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Here’s How to Get Your Apple Music Replay Mix

donderdag 5 december 2019 in The Mac Observer (Mac algemeen)

Apple Music Replay lets you see the top songs, artists, and albums you’ve listened to this year. Here’s where to find it and download it.

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T-Mobile 5G Currently Two-to-Four Times Faster Than 4G/LTE

donderdag 5 december 2019 in The Mac Observer (Mac algemeen)

T-Mobile turned on the U.S.’s first-ever nationwide 5G Network this week. Venturebeat gave it a test-drive. Thankfully, my initial testing of T-Mobile’s low-band 5G network revealed a more complex reality than the company’s conservative figure. The …

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AirPower, And Other Products And Firms That Died This Decade

donderdag 5 december 2019 in The Mac Observer (Mac algemeen)

There are plenty of firms and products that were with us a the start of the decade that are no longer around. CNET compiled a list of some of those that have disappeared or never even existed. This includes Apple’s much-hyped AirPower charging mat, …

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Consumer Groups Call For Investigation into ‘Predatory’ Collection of Children’s Data

donderdag 5 december 2019 in The Mac Observer (Mac algemeen)

A collection of consumer groups is calling on the Federal Trade Commission to look into how digital media firms target children.

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Apple Music Users Teased As People Share Their #Spotifywrapped Playlists

donderdag 5 december 2019 in The Mac Observer (Mac algemeen)

Spotify users have been sharing their #spotifywrapped playlists of 2019, and teasing Apple Music subscribers at the same time.

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Amazon to Face Cloud Business Antitrust Probe

donderdag 5 december 2019 in The Mac Observer (Mac algemeen)

Investigators in the U.S. are set to expand their antitrust probe to Amazon’s cloud business – AWS, Bloomberg News reported. The Federal Trade Commission was already investigating the firm’s retail business. Investigators at the U.S. Federal Trade C…

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US Among Top 5 Worst Countries for Biometrics Privacy

donderdag 5 december 2019 in The Mac Observer (Mac algemeen)

The United States is one of the worst countries in the world when it comes to the privacy of citizens’ biometrics data. While there is a handful of state laws that protect state residents’ biometrics (as can be seen in our state privacy study), this…

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Apple Doesn’t Truly Let You Change Search Engines

woensdag 4 december 2019 in The Mac Observer (Mac algemeen)

Apple lets you go into iOS settings and change your default search engine. But Google is still the default engine when you search via Spotlight.

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BMW No Longer Charges for Apple CarPlay

woensdag 4 december 2019 in The Mac Observer (Mac algemeen)

BMW originally charged its customers a US$300 lifetime fee to use Apple’s CarPlay. Now the manufacturer has eliminated the fee.

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Calendars by Readdle Now Lets You Add Outlook Accounts

woensdag 4 december 2019 in The Mac Observer (Mac algemeen)

Another popular app got an update today. Calendars by Readdle (and also Calendars 5) now lets you add Microsoft Outlook accounts. Support for multiple accounts was also added. This means you can now have Google, iCloud, and Outlook (Exchange) accoun…

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Dutch Politician Faces Prison for iCloud Hacking

woensdag 4 december 2019 in The Mac Observer (Mac algemeen)

Dutch politician Mitchel van der Krogt., who also moonlighted as a hacker, is believed to have participated in 2014’s Celebgate.

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ZapReader Speed-Reading 1-Year Subscription: $8.50

woensdag 4 december 2019 in The Mac Observer (Mac algemeen)

We have a deal on ZapReader, a speed-reading trainer. ZapReader includes advice from experts, and offers scientifically designed exercises to remove bad reading habits automatically. One year of ZapReader is $9.99 through our deal, but coupon code B…

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Location Data, Background Mode – TMO Daily Observations 2019-12-04

woensdag 4 december 2019 in The Mac Observer (Mac algemeen)

Bryan Chaffin and John Martellaro join host Kelly Guimont to discuss sending location data to Apple (or not), and John’s new Background Mode.

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Why You Should Turn Off Your Sleep Tracker

woensdag 4 december 2019 in The Mac Observer (Mac algemeen)

Sleep trackers, including apps on the Apple Watch, have become increasingly popular. However, an article for Wired suggests they may not be doing us all that much good. Sleep has become one more thing to feel guilty about, even when the data we’re c…

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AirPods Styled Like Breakfast at Tiffany’s Earrings

woensdag 4 december 2019 in The Mac Observer (Mac algemeen)

I’ve been known to be somewhat disparaging about the appearance of AirPods. Tech/fashion influencer type Sailor Mercury (@sailorhg) shared on Twitter a way to turn the wireless headphones into Breakfast at Tiffany’s style earrings. It is pretty simp…

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Apple Admits to Problem with Some 2019 13-Inch MacBook Pros

woensdag 4 december 2019 in The Mac Observer (Mac algemeen)

Apple admitted that there are issues with some 2019 13-inch MacBook Pros, with certain models experiencing unexpected shutdowns.

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