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Kevin Costain
Kevin Costain
Hello again everyone! It almost seems like every time I send this I should say that I’m still here. I am still here, still finding news and interesting stories in the tech world and beyond. Here are ten that I thought you should know about.
Ⅰ - [Hardware]> After 20 years and a revolution in music, Apple has officially killed the iPod.
Ⅱ - [Security]> There’s a growing movement to make a user’s phone the centre of the authentication process. I’m not sure this is such a great idea. Platforms are seriously fragmented and administration of this would be a nightmare. Perhaps the biggest problem is highlighted in the article: the “you lost your phone and your password” scenario.
Ⅲ - [Health]> Researchers at Mayo Clinic appear to have figured out how to test for weak heart pumping with the Apple Watch’s EKG feature.
Ⅳ - [Technology]> Deepfakes are being used for something called ‘non-consensual porn,’ and the links to bigger outfits are undeniable says Vice.
Ⅴ - [Software]> A new version of Microsoft’s Outlook is coming. Microsoft is offering a preview of the software now.
Ⅵ - [Network]> The Canadian government has banned Huawei and LTE from 5G networks and LTE by 2027. A big move that is in line with the United States.
Ⅶ - [Privacy]> News that the Tim Hortons app violated users’ privacy is quite damning. The Privacy Commissioner of Canada released details this month on the app. - “Tim Hortons clearly crossed the line by amassing a huge amount of highly sensitive information about its customers.“ - Daniel Therrien, Privacy Commissioner of Canada
Ⅷ - [Event] > Apple held its annual WWDC event and released some new stuff:
1. iOS 16, the next version of Apple phone OS (details)
2. A new CPU, the M2, will be included in two new model laptops, the Macbook Air and Pro
3. WatchOS 9, with new watch faces and features
4. MacOS Ventura with multitasking improvements among others
You can watch a condensed version of the event here if you missed it.
Ⅸ - [Photography]> Sony, the maker of high-end cameras like the A7R-IV said in an event that "still images are expected to exceed ILC [interchangeable lens camera] image quality” sometime during 2024. The presentation slides give some insight into the future of cameras. 
Ⅹ - [Health]> Doctors are stunned by a clinical trial that left cancer patients cured. Really. Incredible.
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