‘The Oprah Conversation’ Now on Apple TV+

· Charlotte Henry · Cool Stuff Found

The first two episodes of Oprah Winfrey’s new Apple TV+ talk show The Oprah Conversation, are now available. The cover an extensive conversation between the host and former NFL player Emanuel Acho. There are also viewer questions, as the conversation seeks to unpack various issues around race and racism.

‘The Oprah Conversation’ Now on Apple TV+

iOS 14 Features Could Hurt Facebook Ad Targeting

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Facebook logo

iOS 14 features like “ask to track” could hurt Facebook’s ad targeting business, said Chief Financial Officer David Wehner.

With the update to its mobile devices, Apple will ask users if they want to let app developers track their activity across other apps and websites […] The change is expected to start impacting Facebook’s advertising in the third quarter but it will have a more pronounced effect in the fourth quarter, Wehner said.

I’m sure Facebook will find other ways to track people.

‘Military Grade’ is Hardly More Than a Marketing Term

· Andrew Orr · Link

Two soldiers with a computer

In early 2020 I wrote an article explaining what it means when companies use phrases like “military grade encryption” or “bank level security.” I wrote “they might seem like marketing buzzwords” but I should’ve said, “they totally are buzzwords.” This usage isn’t limited to discussions around encryption. Mel Magazine says it refers to MIL-STD-810 and it’s not the tough, high quality standard we think it is.

Commercially, Hollings adds, “there’s no governing body that says, ‘Okay, you met the requirements for MIL-STD-A-10.’ So effectively anyone can say their product is military standard.” This obviously isn’t great for civilian consumers, while ex-military like Hollings just scoff at the designation […]

Scosche Sells New Telescoping Phone Mounts

· Andrew Orr · News

MagicMount Pro Extendo Window/Dash Mount

Scosche announced three new Extendo telescoping mounts today. Three new options are available to use in your home or vehicle.

Who is Apple iPhone Display-Maker BOE?

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BOE iPhone display maker

Apple is set to utilize a new display-maker in the next generation of iPhone – BOE. Wired provides a good insight into the relatively unknown firm.

The company, which was founded in Bejing in 1993 and acquired SK Hynix’s STN-LCD and OLED businesses back in 2001, is ranked second in the world when it comes to flexible OLED shipments, holding a market share of 11 per cent during the first quarter of this year. It, naturally, is still a long way behind market leader Samsung, which owned 81 per cent market share of the OLED market in the same quarter. Still, with a sizable chunk of the OLED market already under its belt, it perhaps won’t come as too much of a surprise – now, at least – that the firm already has some big-name allies. BOE’s display technology is currently being utilised in Huawei’s most popular smartphone models, including the high-end P and Mate series, and it reportedly will manufacturer the palm-stretching screen set to appear on this year’s Huawei Mate 40.

New Disney iPhone Cases From OtterBox

· Charlotte Henry · Cool Stuff Found

OtterBox has launched a new set of iPhone cases in its ‘Symmetry’ line, featuring a host of popular Disney characters including Mickey and Minnie Mouse, Donald Duck, and Pluto. They all cost $49.95, but are available for devices from the iPhone 7 onwards.

New Disney iPhone Cases From OtterBox

Apple Considered 40 Percent App Store Fee

· Charlotte Henry · News

Developers have been paid more than $70 billion since Apple's App Store launched in 2008

Apple execs discussed taking a cut as high as 40 percent from third-party subscriptions, emails published in an antitrust hearing showed.