The Score-Deals Edition Sunday, December 15, 2019

7 Tricks That Will Save You Money At The Apple Store, by Mike Peterson, iDropNews

An Apple Store (or is not really the place where you see the words “sale,” “discount,” or “clearance” very often. In fact, you probably won't see any sort of sales at all. But, despite that, there are still a number of ways that you can score a great deal on Apple products and gear. Continue reading to browse seven tips to find the best prices at and Apple Stores around the globe.

Google, Apple Asked If Apps Like TikTok Must Disclose Foreign Ties, by Mark Hosenball and Diane Bartz, Reuters

“Recent press reports have shed light on allegations that certain foreign companies and developers may be providing sensitive data on U.S. citizens via their mobile applications to their host governments, thereby creating significant national security risks,” Lynch wrote in similar letters to Google chief executive Sundar Pichai and Apple’s Tim Cook.

“U.S. laws permit mobile applications to collect massive amounts of personal information about their users,” the letters said, noting that some of the data is sensitive.

To Err Is Human – Is That Why We Fear Machines That Can Be Made To Err Less?, by John Naughton, The Guardian

Our politics tell us that some people would rather die than change their minds. There’s something distinctively human about inconsistency, cognitive dissonance and sheer cussedness. And maybe that’s really why we fear AI: because it would be all the things that we are not.

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Handoff works great for Safari -- except cookies aren't transferred over. So I can't continue my Sudoku game.

Oh well.

(What I did was copy-and-paste my half-completed puzzles over using eyeballs and hand.)


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