Sir Apfelot newsreel week 19, 2020

It's Friday again, and the weekend is just around the corner. So that you can go into the same well informed, there is of course again a new Sir Apfelot newsreel. This time I'll summarize for you which Apple and tech news caught my eye in calendar week 19 of 2020. In addition to the 75th anniversary of the liberation, the topics today are the following: Apple WWDC 2020, disinfecting protective masks with a self-made UV-C lamp, spying on Xiaomi smartphones, Firefox with the new anti-spam feature, new Apple MacBook Pro without butterfly Buttons, Nintendo Switch, and more!

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Included in the Sir Apfelot Wochenschau for calendar week 19 of the year: Appointment of the Apple WWDC20, disinfecting protective masks with UV-C lamps, spying on Xiaomi smartphones, new Apple MacBook Pro without butterfly buttons, Nintendo Switch news and more!
Included in the Sir Apfelot Wochenschau for calendar week 19 of the year: Appointment of the Apple WWDC20, disinfecting protective masks with UV-C lamps, spying on Xiaomi smartphones, new Apple MacBook Pro without butterfly buttons, Nintendo Switch news and more!

The date for the WWDC 2020 keynote has been set

Apple has put an end to the rumors about this year's WWDC date and how the event will be held. I have already prepared all the details for you here: Apple News - WWDC date is + Swift Student Challenge. In summary, it can be stated that on June 22, 2020 the Keynote, the kick-off event of the WWDC20 week, will take place. The presentation of the innovations for iOS, iPadOS, macOS, tvOS and watchOS will take place completely digitally - whether as a live transmission or recorded video is not yet known. Afterwards, developers worldwide can participate in the Apple World Wide Developers Conference 2020 via the corresponding app or website.

Protective masks disinfect with a self-made UV-C lamp

In einer Entry heise online shows how you can build a sterilizer for protective masks from a nail salon lamp and UV-C lamps that fit into it. The lamps actually used to harden gel fingernails should be used after the renovation in such a way that the light is not visible. Because it can damage the eyes. So you should put a box over it or something like that during operation. You can read in the linked message which light wavelength is ideal and how long you have to irradiate the mask so that it is completely safe again.

Large-scale espionage on Xiaomi smartphones

I also have one at heise online Post noticed on Xiaomi smartphones. The price-performance miracles from China with their own user interface based on Android are intended to spy on their users. The usage is logged in particular in detail if you use Xiaomi's own apps, i.e. the pre-installed web browser, music apps and the like. But this can also happen with third-party apps. The magazine heise online refers to the statements of the security researchers Gabriel Cîrlig and Andrew Tierney. In the linked article, the corresponding tweets and other sources for their investigations and observations are listed.

Firefox Private Relay: Email forwarding reminds of "Login with Apple"

Mozilla's efforts with the Firefox Private Relay go in a completely different direction, namely towards more security and data protection. In order to "e-mail aliases can be created" berichtet Golem. The service for forwarding e-mails is intended, among other things, to prevent spam. Because when you log in to online services, a different alias is always generated and the mails that the service sends to the same are forwarded to the actual user address. This is a bit reminiscent of the approach that Apple used when introducing "Login with Apple“Described a year ago. More details on Firefox Private Relay can be found in the source.

Professional streaming with little knowledge: AWS video box

And briefly back to heise online. I got there in a short time Article discovered the AWS video box, which is a current project from Amazon. The device is intended to enable streaming of video content - for example live events - even for those who are not familiar with all of the technology around it. This is nothing for private individuals who want to make a name for themselves on Twitch or YouTube. The box is more of an offer for companies or organizations. "For example, corporate events, local sporting events or concerts can be provided with it", is it [called. You can find details and further links in the source.

Goodbye Butterfly - Apple now exclusively with Magic Keyboard MacBooks

"RIP Butterfly Keyboard" headlines MacRumors in an article about the new 13-inch MacBook Pro from Apple. Because this is also equipped with the scissor keys or the so-called Magic Keyboard - just like other current MacBook Pro or Air models. Apple officially no longer sells MacBook Pros or Airs that have a butterfly keyboard. It remains to be seen whether mobile computers will get out of the negative headlines. My summary with technical data, pictures and the prices of the new Apple MacBook Pro with 13-inch display can be found in this post.

Nintendo Switch sales figures are impressive

The Nintendo Switch was rather ridiculed as a hybrid console when it was released in 2017, but was then able to establish itself as a fixture in the console world. After the rather moderately successful Wii U, Nintendo has created a new classic with the Switch, despite technology that was no longer the most modern three years ago. In the current Corona crisis, the handheld stationary mix was even sold out in many regions and countries. Current sales figures, for example Golem nennt, show a previous sale of 55,8 million units. The past fiscal year, which ended on March 31, 2020, accounted for around 21 million sales.

Rumors about the graphics of the Nintendo Switch 2 / Pro

But is that a sell-off or a sell-off? Well, the Nintendo Switch will continue to be produced in the known (or in 2019 technically slightly increased) version as well as a handheld-only edition with the "Lite" addition. Nevertheless, rumors are growing about a second version or a "Nintendo Switch Pro". There are references to new hardware, for example, in the current firmware version 10.0.0 (here the news). Network world thinks nowthat the updated console could contain an AMD graphics unit instead of an Nvidia graphics processor, which would bring graphics in PlayStation quality. That would definitely be a big step for the Nintendo console, which is equipped with comparatively little graphics performance.

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