The Daylight-Savings Edition Sunday, October 7, 2018

Some Apple Watch Series 4 Models Repeatedly Crashing And Rebooting Due To Daylight Savings Time Bug, by Benjamin Mayo, 9to5Mac

A bug with the complications on the new Infograph faces in Apple Watch Series 4 is causing some very unhappy Watch owners today. Users in Australia have just experienced the daylight savings time change and are finding their Watches are now stuck in reboot loops.

Specifically, it seems the large Activity complication on the Infograph Modular face is not handling the loss of an hour elegantly, and instead causing the entire device to crash and reboot.

Apple’s Secret Repair Kill Switch Hasn’t Been Activated—yet, by Adam O'Camb, iFixIt

This service document certainly paints a grim picture, but ever the optimists, we headed down to our friendly local Apple Store and bought a brand new 2018 13” MacBook Pro Touch Bar unit. Then we disassembled it and traded displays with our teardown unit from this summer. To our surprise, the displays and MacBooks functioned normally in every combination we tried. We also updated to Mojave and swapped logic boards with the same results.

That’s a promising sign, and it means the sky isn’t quite falling—yet. But as we’ve learned, nothing is certain. Apple has a string of software-blocked repair scandals under its belt, including the device-disabling Error 53, a functionality-throttling Batterygate, and repeated feature-disabling incidents. It’s very possible that a future software update could render these “incomplete repairs” inoperative, and who knows when, or if, a fix will follow.

8 Days Without Push Notification Here’s What Happened, by Challa, Medium

Nothing is wrong with pictures of your food or your children, but following too many accounts with such activity can turn your phone’s push notifications into a waste of time and nerves. Use your apps in a way that receiving notifications can add more value to your day and is a good use of your time. Now when checking those notifications you don’t feel guilty. Instead, you feel productive, encouraged, and enlighted.


I Take Back Every Bad Thing I Ever Said About The Apple Watch, by Matthew DeBord, Business Insider

I've owned the Apple Watch Series 3 for roughly nine months at this point, and although I haven't really even scratched the surface of its many capabilities (I just discovered nightstand mode, which lets you use your watch like a bedside clock, a few weeks ago), I'm ready to admit that everything I formerly thought about the device was wrong.

What’s The Best Calendar App For macOS?, by Bradley Chambers, 9to5Mac

Overall, if I had to pick just one, BusyCal feels right at home on macOS while adding some much-needed features to the calendar experience.


It’s Hypocritical For Apple To Promote Privacy While Not Offering A G-Suite Alternative, by Bradley Chambers, 9to5Mac

Apple shouldn’t promote their privacy stance to schools when they aren’t offering a compelling service that schools can sign up for that replaces G-Suite. They’ve built solutions for schools that are siloed off from most of the student information systems without making an identity management system. They’ve created solutions (like Classkit, Apple Business Manager, and Apple School Manager) that don’t 100% replace anything else a school or business has. They’ve simply added more overhead to deploying iPad. Apple proclaiming their stance on privacy while also accepting a 9 billion payment from Google just makes them look hypocritical. If Apple is really concerned about privacy, they need to be building tools to replace what Google offers enterprise and education customers.

Legal Expert Says "Police" Shortcut Video For iPhones Usable In The Court, by Gabrielle Hays, WBIR

Bosch said the legality of the recording varies by state but here in Tennessee, it is legal to record exchanges with police.

"As long as the recording doesn't interfere with anyone's safety, you can record," he said.

That also extends inside of the courtroom if needed.

DHS Says No Reason To Doubt Firms' China Hack Denials, by David Brunnstrom, Reuters

“The Department of Homeland Security is aware of the media reports of a technology supply chain compromise,” DHS said in a statement.

“Like our partners in the UK, the National Cyber Security Centre, at this time we have no reason to doubt the statements from the companies named in the story,” it said.

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