Here you can find episode #007 of the Sir Apfelot Newsreel Podcasts, which covers the news of calendar week 18/2023. This week in tech, MacBook SSD failures are on the rise, ending up in repair shops more often. Beware of the “Atomic macOS Stealer” that steals passwords, browser data and crypto wallets. The blue tick can now also be found in Gmail and is used to verify emails. The robot dog "Spot" is being tested by the police for investigations.
Tencent Cloud shows deepfake bots that create realistic fakes from little material. Google leads pass keys to replace account security passwords. Apple releases security updates for all devices while the first Apple Store gets a new location. We're also celebrating the 30th anniversary of the World Wide Web. Learn more about all topics and tips from the tech world in this informative podcast summary.
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Content of this podcast episode
New blog posts this week
- Hot corners on iPhone and iPad: Accessibility for mouse or trackpad use
- Mac display: View the full list of adjustable resolutions
- Via free app: Music or Spotify albums as a widget on the home screen
- Mac trick: launch playlist directly from the dock
- Steps and kilometers covered on the iPhone lock screen: how it works!
- SSD failures on MacBook models are increasingly ending up at Mac repair shops
- New industry standard: Apple and Google against stalking with tracker technology
- Mac malware: "Atomic macOS Stealer" steals passwords, browser data and crypto wallets
- iWork apps and more: View old versions of files and undo revisions
Topics of the newsreel of week 18/2023
- WWW anniversary: 30 years of web protocol for the general public
- Fees for high data throughput: Again excitement about "data toll"
- The “blue tick” is now also a verification symbol for Gmail
- Robot dog "Spot" is trained by the police
- Tencent Cloud: Deepfake bots from little source material
- Passkey instead of password: Google is rolling out a new option for account security
- Quick security measures: Apple releases updates for Mac, iPhone and iPad
- New pricing features in the App Store will come into effect next week
- Distribution of production: iPhone 14 now also comes from Brazil
- The very first Apple Store gets a new location
- click here for the newsreel blog post
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Jens has been running the blog since 2012. He acts as Sir Apfelot for his readers and helps them with technical problems. In his spare time he rides electric unicycles, takes photos (preferably with the iPhone, of course), climbs around in the Hessian mountains or hikes with the family. His articles deal with Apple products, news from the world of drones or solutions to current bugs.