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#1708: Productive uses for generative AI, how to locate spycams, MagSafe charging pauses during Continuity Camera

For this week’s anchor article, Adam Engst examines productive uses for generative AI chatbots and artbots, providing real-world suggestions and advice on identifying other appropriate uses. Adam also discovers that iPhones being used for Continuity Camera won’t charge using MagSafe and may not even charge when plugged in using USB. Airbnb has banned all indoor security cameras in its listings, but since such bans haven’t been sufficient to eliminate all privacy abuses, Glenn Fleishman explains how you can locate hidden spycams in rentals when you’re traveling. Finally, we look briefly at Apple’s upcoming accessibility features and the story of how Apple’s Wi-Fi–based positioning system inadvertently revealed the location of billions of access points. Notable Mac app releases this week include Affinity Designer, Photo, and Publisher 2.5, Default Folder X 6.0.7, HandBrake 1.8, Keyboard Maestro 11.0.3, Lightroom Classic 13.3, Piezo 1.9.2, Quicken 7.7.1, and SpamSieve 3.0.4.