The controversy surrounding Apple’s announcement that iOS 15 would detect child sexual abuse material being uploaded to iCloud Photos continues. Last week, Apple posted yet another explanatory document and sent software chief Craig Federighi to explain in an interview with the Wall Street Journal. Adam Engst dives into the details. Ever needed to solve the traveling salesperson problem in the real world? Adam did, and he shares his MapQuest-driven solution. If you’re struggling with slow or unreliable Internet access, we have a look at Speedify, a VPN that bonds multiple connections to improve performance and reliability. Finally, Apple released macOS 11.5.2 with no details at all about what changed. Should you update? We don’t know! Notable Mac app releases this week include 1Password 7.8.7, Firefox 91, and Timing 2021.5.1.
Apple has released macOS 11.5.2 but isn’t saying what’s in it or what it does.
If you’re putting up with slow or unreliable Internet connectivity and are willing to pay for better service, the Speedify VPN promises to combine multiple Internet sources into a single connection that’s faster and more reliable.
Faced with a need to drive to as many as 43 different spots in the same trip, Adam Engst found a mapping solution that calculated the optimal route and provided stop-by-stop voice navigation on the iPhone.
In an interview with Joanna Stern of the Wall Street Journal, Apple software chief Craig Federighi said the company would be applying “multiple levels of auditability” to its controversial child sexual abuse material (CSAM) detection system. What are they? Another new Apple document explains.
Adds support for the new Magic Keyboard with Touch ID on M1-based Macs. ($64.99 new, free update, 75.8 MB, macOS 10.13+)
Enhances cookie clearing logic to prevent hidden data leaks and make it easier to see which websites are storing local information. (Free, 127 MB, macOS 10.12+)
Renames "tasks" to "time entries" to reduce the potential for confusion. ($42 annual subscription, free update, 34.6 MB, macOS 10.13+)