Harvard University released a study on Monday titled Don't Panic: Making Progress on the "Going Dark" Debate. It might also have been titled Governments Shouldn't Freak Out about Encryption: The Internet of Things is a Surveillance Playground. Bryan Chaffin explains.
Adobe has done something pretty clever. Let's call it a stroke of genius, even. The company has produced a series of four turorial videos called The Joy of Sketching with Bob Ross and Adobe Photoshop Sketch. The short pieces demonstrate using Adobe Photoshop Sketch on an iPad Pro with Apple Pencil using a Bob Ross impressionist (Adobe thanked Bob Ross Inc. for its help producing the videos, meaning it was done with permission). Below is Episode 1, but you can find Episode 2, Episode 3, and Episode 4 on YouTube. All in all, it's good exposure for Adobe and Apple's iPad Pro and Apple Pencil. [Via 9to5Mac]
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Greg Scown is the co-founder of Smile Software, well known for the essential OS X and iOS app TextExpander. Greg started his career as a computer science student at Stanford University. Having already interned with Apple, after graduation, Greg was offered a full-time job on campus. A few years later, that led to working for Apple in China, near Hong Kong, writing software. That's a pretty nifty background. Later, Greg would go on to start (along with Philip Goward) a very successful Silicon Valley company that now employs 18 people and makes award-winning products. Near the end of my interview, we chat about some of the interesting development issues associated with TextExpander, an app that other developers need to formally support before it will work. How does he do that?
Apple Maps may not always show the search results you're expecting, but that doesn't mean the company is pushing an agenda. Bryan Chaffin and John Martellaro join Jeff Gamet to look into reports about Maps abortion-related search results, plus they offer up their thoughts on the secret virtual reality team tucked away in Apple's offices.
It's Iowa Caucus day, which is a big thing heading into the presidential election. That sounds really big and important, but what does it mean? Vermont Public Radio did an awesome job explaining what a caucus is and why it's a big deal—and they did it all with LEGO minifigures. It's a great way to wrap your head around what's going down in Iowa today in a friendly and fun way. Bonus: LEGO minifigures. And thanks to @spsheridan on Twitter for turning me on to the video.
Apple may have taken a strong stance on the environment, equal rights, and privacy, but it isn't taking an anti-abortion position. The iPhone maker came under fire after some Maps users reported seeing adoption centers instead of clinics and other health centers when using "abortion" as a search term. Those results weren't part of a conspiracy, just a search algorithm Apple is continually refining.
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Did you know you can do dictation on an iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus even when you're offline? Mac Geek Gab listener Kevin Barry did and he was kind enough to let us know. And TMO, being the kind folk we are, wanted to pass it on.
Apple has built what was a secret team to develop virtual reality technology, according to unnamed sources cited by The Financial Times of London. The team is comprised of hundreds of employees from a series of acquisitions in the virtual reality (VR) and augmented-reality (AR) space, as well as hires from outside of Apple. Bryan Chaffin wants to know what they're working on.
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