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Hands On with Sony's New Extra-Tall Phones

Sony's new phones for 2019 have an unusual display aspect ratio that makes them unusually tall. The Xperia 1 and 10 Plus are a normal width, but much taller than other phones, thanks to extra-tall displays plus a "forehead". The Xperia 10 is a similar shape but smaller, giving it a normal height but narrow width. That makes my impressions of the 10 much different than the other two. Read…

EFF pushes Apple to ‘fix’ iCloud encryption

In a campaign called “Fix it Already!,” the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) is urging tech giants to remedy nine security and privacy problems in their products.  In Apple’s case, it wants the iPhone maker to encrypt iCloud backups so that only users can access them.  iCloud encryption vs. iPhone encryption Data that’s backed up to iCloud is […] (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens) Source: cultofmac

Just Mobile lets you get your hands on real power [Watch Store]

The Cult of Mac Watch Store loves the Apple Watch, yes, but what we really desire is power. While we might never get the power to do whatever we want, there is plenty of power that we can acquire for a reasonable cost. Yes, we’re talking about chargers and electricity here, not dominion over all […] (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens) Source: cultofmac

Motorola Confirms Folding Phone This Year

Motorola VP of Global Product Dan Dery confirmed this week that the company is working on folding phones and has "no intention of coming later than everybody else in the market". In an interview with Engadget, Dery also confirmed that the company is working on devices that fold inward, protecting the display, as well as potential dual-hinge devices. Source: phonescoop

Trust is a vital component in Apple Health Records initiative

Apple’s CEO is optimistic about his company’s plan to have the iPhone store all our health records, even though it got a black eye recently: turns out some third-party iOS apps leaked health-related data to Facebook.  But Tim Cook says that people trust Apple because the company has a deep commitment to user privacy, and […] (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens) Source: cultofmac

Apple axes 190 employees from self-driving car division

Apple’s self-driving car project may be nearing the end of the road. After rumors surfaced last month that the company slashed its workforce for Project Titan, Apple confirmed today that 190 employees in Santa Clara and Sunnyvale have been released from the self-driving car project. Project Titan was reportedly greenlit toward the end of 2014. […] (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens) Source: cultofmac

US bans fliers from bringing batteries on passenger planes as cargo

The US Department of Transportation and Federal Aviation Administration is making it a little bit harder for fliers to haul lithium-ion batteries to new destinations. Under new rules revealed today, passengers are banned from storing lithium-ion cells or batteries on cargo during commercial flights. There’s also a new ban that prevents companies from shipping batteries […] (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens) Source: cultofmac

Hockey stars’ Shot on iPhone pix make a splash on billboards

Turns out pro hockey players can take iPhone pictures as well as they skate and brawl. At least, that’s the message of a new “Shot on iPhone” campaign. Candid images taken with the iPhone XS by players of the game they love are going up at arenas in the U.S. and Canada The images are being […] (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens) Source: cultofmac

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