The War-and-Peace Edition Tuesday, May 31, 2022

I Tried To Read All My App Privacy Policies. It Was 1 Million Words., by Geoffrey A. Fowler, Washington Post

The deeper I dug into them, the clearer it became that understandability isn’t our biggest privacy problem. Being overwhelmed is.


As an experiment, I tallied up all of the privacy policies just for the apps on my phone. It totaled nearly 1 million words. “War and Peace” is about half as long.

And that’s just my phone.

Ranking Every Default iOS Wallpaper, by Matt Birchler, Birchtree

iOS 16 is just around the corner (in beta form, at least) and that means I'll be using its new wallpaper on my phone for at least a few weeks. I thought it would be fun to rank the previous default iOS wallpapers from best to worst. All of these are pretty solid, and the middle of this list is a bit fuzzy, but I think the top and bottom ones really stand out.

Analyst Doubts Apple Will Reveal AR Headset At WWDC, by William Gallagher, AppleInsider

Ming-Chi Kuo cautions that Apple is unlikely to unveil its first Apple AR headset at WWDC, saying it would give time for rivals to copy the design before launch.

BTS Sets New Apple Music 1 Record For Biggest Show, by Mike Wuerthele, AppleInsider

Not even including after-air streams, K-Pop band BTS has established a new record for Apple Music 1 for its first episode of the band's origin story.

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If you are going to WWDC as press, be prepared to not able to take notes during the keynote. It may not happen, but you may find yourself in the metav... oops... Appleverse, and you can't use your notebook or MacBook or iPad at all.



I've never used any of Apple's wallpaper on my iPhone ever since Apple started doing replaceable wallpapers... except the all-black wallpaper that I've started using since my iPhone X.

(And I'm glad Apple has moved away from X as a brand; I'm feeling icky just typing the phrase iPhone X. I wonder when Apple will rebrand Xcode.)


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