The Machine-Fairness Edition Sunday, August 15, 2021

How The Law Got It Wrong With Apple Card, by Liz O'Sullivan, TechCrunch

The field of machine learning fairness has matured quickly, with new techniques discovered every year and myriad tools to help. The field is only now reaching a point where this can be prescribed with some degree of automation. Standards bodies have stepped in to provide guidance to lower the frequency and severity of these issues, even if American law is slow to adopt.

Because whether discrimination by algorithm is intentional, it is illegal. So, anyone using advanced analytics for applications relating to healthcare, housing, hiring, financial services, education or government are likely breaking these laws without knowing it.

Apple Says Fix Planned For 'You Do Not Have Permission To Open The Application' Error When Using A Scanner On Mac, by Joe Rossignol, MacRumors

When attempting to use a scanner with a Mac, Apple said users might get an error message indicating they do not have permission to open the application, followed by the name of the scanner driver.


Inside HBO Max’s Scramble To Fix Its Glitchy App, by Josef Adalian, Vulture

While it hasn’t been publicly announced yet, “We’re going to replace every single connected TV app in the next four or five months,” the WarnerMedia exec tells me. Woebegone Roku users will be first in line to get the new Max app along with PlayStation customers. Apple TV customers will likely have to wait until the end of the year, while an overhaul of the mobile and web-based apps is penciled in for early 2022.

How To Create Unique iPhone Videos Without Breaking The Bank, by Bob Levitus, Houston Chronicle

I love shooting videos with my iPhone. And although I could edit video on my phone with iMovie for free, I often use one or more third-party apps to enhance my videos in ways iMovie cannot. I mostly rely on two iPhone/iPad apps — Action Movie FX (free) and LumaFX ($1.99) — to create jaw-dropping videos entirely on my iPhone.

Nomad Leather Keychain Review: A Better AirTag Keyring, by Andrew O'Hara, AppleInsider

It entirely protects your AirTag so it doesn't get scuffed and has a refined classic look. It looks so unassuming like a sleek leather keychain you'd buy simply for the look. Let alone the fact a reliable object tracker hides within.

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I keep forgetting things that I have tried in SwiftUI that didn't work as well as I wished it had. A few months later, there I am again, trying the same thing, thinking surely this has to be simpler that what I've actually done.

(No, I haven't try all the new stuff from this year's WWDC yet.)


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