Sir Apfelot newsreel week 10, 2022

We've wrapped up the first Apple special event of the year, and this Friday it's time to wrap up the related news and other Apple and tech news. That's what the Sir Apfelot newsreel is for. Today I will show you which messages I particularly noticed in calendar week 10 of the year 2022. Topics covered include: Apple Introduces New Devices, MacPaw Response to War, Extensive Alexa Hack Explored, and Note on Apple's Studio Display Mounts. Altogether it will be a short edition today. Do you guys have any supplements? Then please leave a comment!

In the Sir Apfelot newsreel for calendar week 10 in 2022 you will find these messages: new Apple devices, MacPaw with reactions to the war, extensive Alexa hack researched, and notes on the brackets for Apple's Studio Display.

In the Sir Apfelot newsreel for calendar week 10 in 2022 you will find these messages: new Apple devices, MacPaw with reactions to the war, extensive Alexa hack researched, and notes on the brackets for Apple's Studio Display.

Apple unveils new devices at the Peek Performance event

The first Apple Special Event of 2022 took place on Tuesday. The video recording from the Steve Jobs Theater in Apple Park was transmitted from 19:00 p.m. local time. In the one-hour stream, there was not much talk about it, but after some information about Apple tv+, the individual devices were presented directly: iPhone SE, iPad Air, Mac Studio and Studio Display. Also introduced with the Mac Studio was the M1 Ultra chip, a combination of two Max M1 chips, presented. Here are our contributions to the event and the individual devices:

MacPaw: No stores in Russia and Ukraine package in Setapp

This week I got two emails from MacPaw, the creators behind CleanMyMac and Setapp, achieved. The first said that CleanMyMac X and Setapp products are no longer available in Russia and Belarus. All previous income from these markets will also be used to support Ukraine. There is also a Blog on the subject, which is also and primarily aimed at people from Russia. In a second email, Setapp's "Made in Ukraine" package was presented, which includes 21 apps created by developers from Ukraine. Among them are e.g. B. Luminar, ClearVPN, Taskheat and Tab Finder. All Setapp offers can be found here on the official website.

Note: I reserve the right to delete unqualified comments on the topic that do not do justice to the seriousness of the situation.

Amazon Alexa can hack itself with the help of attackers

The smart home and the devices used in it can make everyday life easier. But you can also make it hell if unwanted actions are carried out by unauthorized access. In a current Articles from t3n, in which one focuses on a Post sourced from Ars Technica, I read this week that research teams have succeeded in using Amazon's Echo devices to manipulate smart homes. This was achieved without voice input using a text-to-speech tool activated via Bluetooth. Speech outputs and verifications were suppressed or also generated without speech. Details in the linked sources.

Apple Studio Display: Stand / VESA mount are not interchangeable

Apple offers the new Studio Display (see link above) with three different stand or bracket options. You can order the new screen with a tilting stand, a tilting and height-adjustable stand and with a VESA mount adapter. Like now but MacRumors in one Articles shows, these options are permanently attached to the housing. So you have little or no opportunity to replace the display bracket afterwards. Since the unit is aimed at professionals who will likely want to set up a permanent studio environment anyway, this shouldn't be too much of a problem. It's not pretty, however, because you are limited in the usage options.

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