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Apple TV Is Coming to Xbox Game Consoles

The Apple TV app is coming to Microsoft’s Xbox One and next-generation Xbox game consoles.

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David Bowie’s 1999 Insights into the Internet

The BBC has recently resurfaced a 1999 interview in which musician David Bowie offered some prescient insights about the future of the Internet.

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Zoom Rolls Out Preview of End-to-End Encryption

In its continuing effort to improve the security and privacy of its videoconferencing service, Zoom is offering a technical preview of its new end-to-end encryption feature.

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Insiders Explain Apple’s Unusual Organizational Structure

The Harvard Business Review has published an extensive look at how Apple’s organizational structure works and how it differs from most companies, written by two Apple University faculty members.

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Code-Signing Snafu Breaks Many HP Printers

HP unintentionally revoked a security certificate that broke printing for many Mac users. Some may be able to reinstall updated HP drivers successfully, whereas others should use AirPrint or a generic PostScript driver instead.

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Apple Hides Traffic of Some of Its Own Apps in Big Sur

TripMode developer David Dudok de Wit has discovered that Apple prevents application-level firewalls from monitoring or even measuring traffic from over 50 Apple apps and processes. It’s yet another way that Apple blocks developers from providing features that users want.

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I Hope You Have Broadband, Charlie Brown!

Apple is now the exclusive home of the Peanuts holiday specials, and will stream them for free for a limited time, no account required.

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US Justice Department Files Antitrust Suit Against Google

The US Justice Department has launched an antitrust lawsuit against Google. In a rarity for 2020, the lawsuit has broad bipartisan support.

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Apple Extends Apple TV+ Free Trials to February 2021

If you received a free year of Apple TV+ last year, Apple is about to give you a few months more for free.

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House Judiciary Subcommittee: Apple, Other Tech Giants Wield “Monopoly Power”

A US House of Representatives subcommittee investigating the tech industry has released a report calling Amazon, Apple, Facebook, and Google monopolies, with company breakups as a possible solution.

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Microtargeted Ads Abuse Your Privacy for Nothing

If you’re cynical about the role of digital advertising on today’s Internet, a Wired article that reviews Tim Hwang’s new book, “Subprime Attention Crisis,” is worth a read. 

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Google Rebrands G Suite as Google Workspace

For those who need to keep track of these things, Google has rebranded its Google Apps, er…, G Suite collection of Web-based apps as services as Google Workspace. 

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Do You Need a Security Drone in Your Home?

Amazon will soon offer an indoor security camera drone, but does anyone need such a thing, or do these products just instill fear in the public?

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AirPlay 2 and HomeKit Coming to 4K Roku Devices

Apple may not be doing all that much with the Apple TV and tvOS, but it’s looking to extend its influence in the streaming media device world. Later this year, AirPlay 2 and HomeKit support are coming to the Roku platform to complement the Apple TV app.

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Why Posting Boarding Pass Photos Is a Bad Idea

In a long, amusingly written blog post, the hacker known as “Alex” outlines how he discovered former Australian prime minister Tony Abbott’s passport number and phone number from an ill-advised Instagram post, got Qantas to fix the security hole, and avoided going to jail.