The Privacy-Story Edition Sunday, November 24, 2019

Apple And Google Remind You About Location Privacy, But Don’t Forget Your Wireless Carrier, by Rob Pegoraro, USA Today

The latest smartphone operating systems from Apple and Google want you to think more about what other companies know about where you’ve been.

But the primary way iOS 13 and Android 10 do that – a notification to warn that one application or another has been getting your location when you weren’t using that app – only tells part of that privacy story.

Locus Health Is Transforming In-home Patient Care With iPad, by Bradley Chambers, 9to5Mac

With technology like Healthkit and Apple Watch set to transform how data is collected, we seem to be coming into a world where doctors will be able to make better decisions, and patients will be better informed. What a time to be alive.


Apple MacBook Pro 16-inch Review: An Apology For Past Failures, by Wired

Apple quietly dropping a major new product onto the Apple Store is like a too-proud friend apologising for a major bust up with a note slipped under your door. But the good news is this note is a heartfelt one.

There are four interesting parts to the MacBook Pro 16. These are the speakers, the keyboard, its huge battery and the screen, including its effect on the wider design.

Hands-On With Apple's New Smart Battery Case For iPhone 11 Pro Max, by Juli Clover, MacRumors

Pressing the button the first time opens up the camera app, but when the app is opened, pressing again takes a photo. Pressing and holding captures a QuickTake video, and the single press also works with the selfie camera.

What The Tech: App Of The Day—Project Foodie, by Jamey Tucker, Texoma’s Home Page

Holzman is a great teacher, but he’s also entertaining. There are all types of recipes and demonstrations. You can search by keyword, ingredient, course, or how long you’ve got to prepare it. Got only 30 minutes to fix dinner? There are dozens of recipes that can be made in 30-minutes or less and Holzman walks you through the recipe one step at a time.

Review: Hue Smart Plug Is Another Capable HomeKit-enabled Outlet, by Andrew O'Hara, AppleInsider

The Hue Smart Plug is an expansion of the Hue lineup from smart bulbs into controlling lamps, one that brings the HomeKit-compatible range closer to becoming a whole smart home solution.


Meet The 84-year-old Japanese App Developer Who Inspired Tim Cook, by Nikkei Asian Review

Masako Wakamiya obtained her first personal computer at age 58, just ahead of her retirement from a bank. Little did she know that she was beginning a journey that would make her the world's oldest known iPhone app developer, at 81.

Now 84, Wakamiya calls herself an IT evangelist and encourages other seniors to use digital technology to enrich their lives. She writes books while spreading her message on the lecture circuit in Japan and abroad. Recently, she sat down with Nikkei to tell her story -- from that first PC to talking shop with Apple CEO Tim Cook -- and explain why we're never too old to learn something new.


Apple And Nvidia Are Over, by Alex Cranz, Gizmodo

The last vestiges of Nvidia and Apple’s long-term relationship are ending shortly. On Monday Nvidia published the release notes for the next update of its CUDA platform and noted that “CUDA 10.2 (Toolkit and NVIDIA driver) is the last release to support macOS for developing and running CUDA applications.” That means all future versions of CUDA will lack support for Apple devices, which could leave a decent share of the pro community, as well as the hackintosh community, without support for the most popular discrete GPUs being made at the moment.

The Ticking Time Bomb That Could Blow Up Hollywood's Streaming Era, by Eriq Gardner, Hollywood Reporter

In the interest of luring new subscribers and taking on Netflix, many streamers are doing whatever is necessary to achieve wide digital distribution (also known as scale). For the moment, there haven't been many fights between streamers and the streaming devices. This, however, is but the honeymoon phase of the streaming era. What happens when there is conflict?

Even Computer Algorithms Can Be Biased. Scientists Have Different Ideas Of How To Prevent That, by Amina Khan, Los Angeles Times

Computer algorithms are used to make decisions in a range of settings, from courtrooms to schools to online shopping sites. The programs sort through huge amounts of data in search of useful patterns that can be applied to future decisions.

But researchers have been wrestling with a problem that’s become increasingly difficult to ignore: Although the programs are automated, they often provide biased results.