Apple updated its privacy website on Wednesday. The site now details security improvements in macOS Mojave and iOS 12, end-to-end encryption for Screen Time and Group FaceTime, improvements to no-tracking for websites, and more. It also includes links for managing your privacy with Apple devices and services, and Apple’s transparency in privacy report. It’s great to see the effort Apple is putting into protecting user privacy, especially since so many other companies are playing fast and loose with our data.
Want to Play with a 3D iPhone XS on your iPhone? Apple Has a Site for That
Apple has a cool mini website to show off the iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max. Just load it up in Safari or Chrome on your mobile phone and you can spin the new iPhone models around by tilting your display. Phone specs pop up as the iPhones twirl around so you can learn more about them, plus you can choose which model you’re looking at, and the phone color, too. It’s a pretty cool was to explore the iPhone XS and XS Max.
Check Out How Much Apple Sells Every Second
Curious how many iPhones Apple sells every second? How about iPads or Macs? Or how much revenue the company brings in every second? You can see that, and a lot more about the company’s per-second activity at Every Second. The website lists those stats, along with profit, app and song downloads, iMessages sent, FaceTime calls, and more. You can check out all the numbers and watch then continue to count up at the Every Second website. It’s mesmerizing.
Here's an Easy Way to Check Website Cookies for GDPR Compliance
The EU’s General Data Protection Regulation, or GDPR, goes into effect on May 25th, 2018, and it can impact websites that aren’t hosted in member states. If you want to see if the cookies on your website are GDPR-complaint, Cookiebot is a great place to start. You’ll get a quick audit of site cookies in a PDF showing how compliant—or not—they are. It’s free to try, and offers a little insight into how GDPR impacts websites.
Apple Notes Martin Luther King Jr. Day on Web Home Page
Apple is honoring Martin Luther King Jr. Day on its website with a photo of the Civil Rights Movement hero, along with a quote of his, “The time is always right to do what is right.”
Apple's Bond Bid, Apps and Services for Natural Disasters - TMO Daily Observations 2017-09-06
Kelly Guimont and Jeff Butts join Jeff Gamet to talk about Apple’s bid for the James Bond franchise, plus they talk about emergency preparedness resources and apps.
No Apple Pay for Hate Sites, the Growing Surveillance State - TMO Daily Observations 2017-08-17
Bryan Chaffin and John Martellaro join Jeff Gamet to share their thoughts on hate-related websites being blocked from accepting Apple Pay, plus Bryan voices his concerns over how we’re participating in the surveillance state.
Want to Know if You'd Survive a Nuclear Bomb? There's a Site for That
“I wonder if I live in a place that’ll survive a nuclear bomb” is something we used to ask in the 1960s and 70s, and it seems to have come back into vogue. Back then, we had to do things like go to the library and do research. But now, we can sit in the comfort of our potentially safe homes and check the Would I Survive a Nuke website. Spoiler: I probably won’t in Boulder, but you might be more lucky. The site is getting hit pretty hard, so you may have to try a few times. Seems a lot of people are really interested in knowing their potential fate.