Apple’s default Mail app for the iPhone has a severe security flaw, researchers claim – The Verge:
“‘To mitigate these issues — you can use the latest beta available. If using a beta version is not possible, consider disabling Mail application and use Outlook or Gmail that are not vulnerable,’ ZecOps writes.”
*Expect more pressure on Apple to let people change default apps. Even if it turns out that doing so doesn’t provide increased security
Apple Warns That Coronavirus Will Hurt Revenue – The New York Times:
“Apple also said that demand for its devices in China had been hurt by the outbreak; it closed all 42 of its stores in the country last month and most have yet to reopen.”
*How much will this cost and how widespread will this be economically? Will this be a black swan like event that starts small and flies under the radar until it is on top of us and has widespread impact?
PopSockets CEO calls out Amazon’s ‘bullying with a smile’ tactics:
“… executives from Sonos, Basecamp, and Tile, who all took turns airing a list of grievances against major tech players such as Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Google. They all recounted, in manners specific to their respective companies, how the major tech players have used their market dominance to squeeze smaller competitors in allegedly anticompetitive ways. “
*Are some of today’s big tech firms abusing their suppliers?
With Big Stars and Paid Subscriptions, Luminary Aims to Be the Netflix of Podcasts – The New York Times:
“Most podcasts are free, but the Luminary app — set to arrive by June — will focus on subscriptions. For $8 a month, subscribers will gain access to Luminary’s ad-free lineup. “
*Another monthly subscription to pay for? If people start to add up their subscription costs they might be surprised.
Wonder if Apple will try something similar with podcasts and have it part of Apple Music with exclusive podcasts. Apple has the cash to try something like this. Perhaps you could even use third party apps to access this service that helps you make playlists and compelling content.
Podcast categories are alphabetical except for technology. That’s right at the top.
*As seen in the Apple Podcasts app.
Getting to know AirDrop on iOS 7 | How To – CNET:
“Owners of an iPhone 5 or later, iPad fourth generation, iPad Mini and the fifth-generation iPod Touch will be able to take advantage of AirDrop. “
*This explains why AirDrop was not working on my 4S.
Why would you choose the 5 watt over the 12 watt?
*Same price for each. The 12 watt adapter charges devices much quicker. It appears neither comes with a USB cable.
The screenshot below contains emails, with subject lines and dates, from Apple.
Starting at the bottom we have the iPad introduction, then we have launch dates for iPad Wi-Fi, iPad Wi-Fi + 3G, iPhone 4 and at the top iTunes Ping.
Thought about tweeting the text below.
When is the BIGGER iPad coming out? Is it 12”, 13”, 14” or 15”? And you were thinking they were expanding smaller? #iKnowNothing 😉
There has been a lot of chatter that an Apple event in October will introduce a new smaller iPad device. Well, in the not to distant future Apple might discover a market for an iPad even bigger than the current 9.7″ model. Time will tell if this is reality or just a dream.
Current laptops from Apple come with screen sizes of 11″, 13″, and 15″. The power of three?
What will Apple announce in the morning about what they will do with their growing cash balance?
A 5% dividend of total cash balance. Envision this as a 1.25% per quarter pay out.