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