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Apple Moves to Trademark ‘Slofie’

woensdag 18 september 2019 in The Mac Observer (Mac algemeen)

Apple wants to trademark ‘slofie’, it’s term for slow-motion video clips you can now take with iPhone 11. Apple has applied to the USPTO for a trademark on the term “Slofie” in terms of “downloadable computer software for use in capturing and record…

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California Governor Signs AB5 Bill Into Law Protecting Gig Workers

woensdag 18 september 2019 in The Mac Observer (Mac algemeen)

AB5 is a bill that could one day give full employee status to gig workers from companies like Uber, Lyft, and DoorDash. Today, California’s governor signed it into law. While a major victory for the organized labor movement in California and in the …

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Smart TVs Send Your Private Data to Facebook, Netflix

woensdag 18 september 2019 in The Mac Observer (Mac algemeen)

Researchers conducted a study that found many smart TVs are sending your private data to Facebook and Netflix.

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Facebook Launches New Surveillance Devices For Your Home

woensdag 18 september 2019 in The Mac Observer (Mac algemeen)

Today Facebook launched Portal video chatting devices that definitely won’t be used to spy on you and your loved ones. They will let Facebook users watch television together over a video call. Andrew Bosworth, VP of AR/VR at Facebook, said: I think …

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Legislation and Tech Conflicts, iPhone Battery Life – TMO Daily Observations 2019-09-18

woensdag 18 september 2019 in The Mac Observer (Mac algemeen)

Andrew Orr and Bryan Chaffin join host Kelly Guimont to discuss tech and legislation colliding in unfortunate ways, and iPhone battery life.

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BBC Launches ‘Own It’ Keyboard App for Kids

woensdag 18 september 2019 in The Mac Observer (Mac algemeen)

The BBC has created a “digital wellbeing” keyboard for kids called Own It. It uses machine learning to analyze what a child types.

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Apple Starts Using Recycled Rare Earth in Taptic Engine

woensdag 18 september 2019 in The Mac Observer (Mac algemeen)

Apple said today it will use recycled rare earth materials in the Taptic Engine of the new iPhone 11 models.

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How To Enter Responsive Design Mode in Safari and See Your Website on Multiple Devices

woensdag 18 september 2019 in The Mac Observer (Mac algemeen)

There is a really easy shortcut for entering responsive design mode in Safari and testi how your website likes on different devices.

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Apple Claims EU Does Not Understand Its Business

woensdag 18 september 2019 in The Mac Observer (Mac algemeen)

Apple accused the European Commission of failing to understand its business duringits appeal against a tax ruling by EU’s executive body.

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Podcast App Pocket Casts Moves to a Subscription

woensdag 18 september 2019 in The Mac Observer (Mac algemeen)

Popular podcast app Pocket Casts is now free with an optional US$0.99/month or US$10/year subscription. The previous price was a one-time fee of US$3.99. Pocket Casts CEO Owen Grover told TechCrunch: “We understood pretty clearly that we were limiti…

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Fortnite Adds Party Hub and Split View on iPad

woensdag 18 september 2019 in The Mac Observer (Mac algemeen)

Fortnite added a Party Hub and split view support for iPad in a recent update. The Party Hub tells you which friends are online for voice chat, according to Cult of Mac. Split View support means you can have another up running along side the game on…

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Life is Tough. So is The iPhone 11 Pro.

woensdag 18 september 2019 in The Mac Observer (Mac algemeen)

In a new ad, which I spotted on UK TV earlier today, Apple shows off how resilient the iPhone 11 Pro is.  It shows the device being subjected to all sorts of things, including a wedding cake, and surviving. Naturally, it’s all done in typical Apple …

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iPhone 11 Pro Has 25% Larger Battery Than 2018 Models

woensdag 18 september 2019 in The Mac Observer (Mac algemeen)

The iPhone 11 Pro Max has a 25% larger battery than last year’s models according to filings submitted to the Chinese regulator.

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Amazon Has a Mole in the California State Assembly

woensdag 18 september 2019 in The Mac Observer (Mac algemeen)

Perhaps using the word “mole” is hyperbole. But it’s deeply concerning that California Assemblywoman Jacqui Irwin is actively trying to kill California’s privacy act that would impede companies like Amazon Ring, when her husband is the COO for Ring.…

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Steam Gets Long-Awaited Library Overhaul

woensdag 18 september 2019 in The Mac Observer (Mac algemeen)

Steam’s library view got an upgrade in the latest public Beta. Eurogramer looked at what’s new. Once you’ve opted in to the beta (which merely requires selecting the appropriate drop-down option from Steam’s settings menu), the first thing you’ll li…

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Why The iPhone 11 Pro Has 3 Cameras

dinsdag 17 september 2019 in The Mac Observer (Mac algemeen)

Just what are the two cameras on the iPhone 11 doing? What’s different about the three cameras on the iPhone 11 Pro? TechCrunch explains. On the back of the iPhone 11 Pro can be found three cameras. Why? Because the more light you collect, the bette…

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The Calculus of Streaming Success: How Media Companies Like Apple Are Scheming to Win

dinsdag 17 september 2019 in The Mac Observer (Mac algemeen)

The success of a TV streaming service is not based on price and content alone. It’ll be a complex calculus of costs, portfolio design, viewer habits, demographics, and excellence of delivery. And some luck.

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Your X-Ray Images and Medical Data Are Available on the Internet

dinsdag 17 september 2019 in The Mac Observer (Mac algemeen)

A ProPublica investigation revealed that medical images and health data are often stored in insecure servers that are easily accessible to anyone with a bit of computer knowledge. We identified 187 servers — computers that are used to store and retr…

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EU Tax Bill ‘Defies Reality and Common Sense,’ Says Apple

dinsdag 17 september 2019 in The Mac Observer (Mac algemeen)

Apple hit back at the $14 billion tax people being imposed on it by the EU, saying it defies reality and common sense.”

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The United States Sues Edward Snowden Over Book

dinsdag 17 september 2019 in The Mac Observer (Mac algemeen)

Edward Snowden recently published a book called Permanent Record. The United States filed a civil lawsuit against him and his publisher, saying that he violated nondisclosure agreements because he didn’t submit the book to the CIA and NSA for pre-pu…

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Apple Awards iPhone Supplier Corning Additional $250 Million from Advanced Manufacturing Fund

dinsdag 17 september 2019 in The Mac Observer (Mac algemeen)

Apple awarded $250 million from its Advanced Manufacturing Fund to Corning, provider of precision glass for iPhone, Apple Watch and iPad.

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