Well what the actual hell? I take a week off and the internet goes berserk! Apple and Qualcomm settle, Intel drop 5G modems, Samsung Fold review units are a bust (literally), Samsung “delay” its launch as a result. Jony gives an interview and says he lives in the future, Tim Cook says he believes in doing the right thing, Apple get into a row about ‘screen time’ apps, plus buckets more stuff happened. I am joined by Nick (@spligosh) Riley to take a gander at some of it… (and apologies to Bill Bailey for stealing his line from the Pubbe Gagge)
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Recorded 28th April 2019
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- Dior’s Kim Jones and Apple’s Jony Ive predict what our future will look like – Document Journal
- Apple CEO Tim Cook Speaks Out About Doing ‘What’s Right’ Despite the Backlash – Fortune
- Apple recalls plugs in UK, Hong Kong and Singapore – BBC News
- Phil Schiller says Apple pulling third-party screen time apps due to privacy abuses, as Tony Fadell calls Screen Time ‘a rush job’ – 9to5 Mac
- Apple patches iOS App Store bug that was preventing app downloads – TechCrunch
- Surfer’s lost Apple Watch survives six months at sea – CNet
- Apple poached Intel’s lead 5G engineer in February to expand its own smartphone modem team – 9to5 Mac
- Intel admits Apple-Qualcomm settlement influenced its decision to drop 5G – Mashable
- Samsung to Postpone the Launch of the Galaxy Fold – Samsung Global Newsroom
- Overcast now supports clip-sharing – The Verge
- We accidentally created a new wonder material that could revolutionise batteries and electronics – The Conversation UK
- Apple won’t like this… Run MacOS on ANY PC – YouTubeLinus Tech Tips
- Deaf boy finds voice after brain implant – BBC News
- New aircraft rises ‘like a balloon’ – BBC News
- Luminary upsets a whole bunch of podcasters and publishers… – The Verge
- 20 Years Ago, Microsoft Changed How We Mouse Forever – Gizmodo
SECURITY & PRIVACY
- Facebook says it unintentionally uploaded email contacts of 1.5 million users – Digital Trends
- Windows App Runs on Mac, Downloads Info Stealer and Adware – TrendLabs Security Intelligence Blog
- ProtonMail now offers elliptic curve cryptography for advanced security and faster speeds – ProtonMail Blog
WORTH A CHIRP / ESSENTIAL TIPS
- Ethical Alternatives & Resources – an open list of resources for ethical living — from browsers to books, TED talks to apps – Ethical.net
- This free Chrome Extension strips away all the junk to give you the Gmail experience you actually want – BGR
- Jumbo: Privacy Assistant. A single app for all your privacy needs. Jumbo lets you clean your personal data – across all social media apps and internet services – App Store
- Quardio Blood Pressure Monitor
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- Due to the Easter and Passover festivities John has no hardware to review this week.
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