"These techniques posed significant risks to user security and privacy, including the potential for metadata exposure and enabling unwanted messages, spam, and phishing attacks"
Unrelated article from this week
"Data transmitted includes metadata "detailing which app received a notification and when, as well as the phone and associated Apple or Google account to which that notification was intended to be delivered," Wyden wrote." #beeper #apple
#Apple senior PR manager Nadine Haija’s response to breaking Beeper Mini operability.
:Apple_logo_metal: :iMessage: :android:
Beeper Mini team says a fix is ‘coming soon’ and promises to extend users’ free trials https://www.engadget.com/beeper-mini-team-says-a-fix-is-coming-soon-and-promises-to-extend-users-free-trials-171310651.html?src=rss
Dear friends of the #unexpected,
Final Hours: Get Lifetime Access to Mac and Windows Versions of Office 2019 for Just $30 - CNET https://www.cnet.com/deals/final-hours-get-lifetime-access-to-mac-and-windows-versions-of-office-2019-for-just-30/#ftag=CAD590a51e
Does it violate the anti-competition law now?
I personally couldn't care less about Beeper being blocked; but the previous iMessage case with EU and apple is infuriating.
They have hired some capable lawyers to find that loophole I'll give them that.
#Apple confirms that it has blocked iMessage exploit. This was the easiest prediction in recent history. - https://www.engadget.com/apple-confirms-it-has-blocked-imessage-exploit-012015485.html?src=rss
How about fixing crashes in Mail app or Calendar? How about making notifications in Calendar reliable? Heck, swiss CERN even actively warns of #macOS #Sonoma Mail and Calendar. devices.docs.cern.ch/devices/m…
Well #Apple is not in the Fediverse so I could as well just talk to the wall next to me I guess 🙁
The arrogance and ignorance with which Apple acts here is frustrating and really sad, since it shows they don't seem to care at all about the user expirience on their operating system. That is just a wild approach to handle development of their own software.
Teslas will be able to automatically call 911 if you get in a crash https://www.theverge.com/2023/12/9/23994910/tesla-2023-holiday-update-apple-podcasts-911-calling
I missed this in my “What’s new with Apple Fitness iOS 17” video. After your workout it will show you the next workout in your stack. However, it does not do that for Workout Routines/Plans feature. I wonder what the design was on that was.
Apple has seemingly found a way to block Android’s new iMessage app https://www.theverge.com/2023/12/8/23994089/apple-beeper-mini-android-blocked-imessage-app
Stay tuned for a lengthy #gemini post, particularly if you are inclined to technology from an eyes wide open perspective.
In the future, I will also bubble up the best games you can get for under ten bucks. You won't regret when #steam goes bankrupt, taking your purchases with them, other than the fact that you can't share the experiences with those you love.
電子マネーから交通系ICカードにチャージできる? - いまさら聞けないiPhoneのなぜ https://news.mynavi.jp/article/20231209-iphone_why/
How The First iPod Was Blown Wide Open https://hackaday.com/2023/12/09/how-the-first-ipod-was-blown-wide-open/ #ipodhacks #Rockbox #apple #ipod
How The First iPod Was Blown Wide Open - If someone makes a device, someone else will want to break it open and run their o... - https://hackaday.com/2023/12/09/how-the-first-ipod-was-blown-wide-open/ #ipodhacks #rockbox #apple #ipod
I know like 95% of the time Apple is playing catch-up with Android, but I gotta say, the new Samsung One UI 6 update to the dashboard is like a no-brainer that Apple had for a long time.
Very happy with the update to emojis and the vibrancy in colour in general too.
Apple still not playing nice with Android, blocks Beeper Mini https://readwrite.com/apple-still-not-playing-nice-with-android-blocks-beeper-mini/
Apple também avança na IA, mas ninguém repara (por enquanto)
ExpressVPN Releases Apple TV App: Our Hands-On Impressions - CNET https://www.cnet.com/tech/services-and-software/expressvpn-released-its-vpn-app-for-apple-tv-here-are-my-initial-impressions/#ftag=CAD590a51e
Spent most of the day driving around the city to visit #Samsung Service Centers to see if they could fix my #Samsung #GalaxyS22 Ultra display which developed a white bar on notification area. Most asked me to pay except for one service center who also said they could confirm only on Monday. The worst part is that I would be without my only device for multiple days. Seems to be an issue faced by many for months. Why is QC not a thing? I kinda now understand why most prefer #Apple devices https://www.sammobile.com/news/galaxy-s22-display-issues-out-of-warranty-white-patch-green-lines/
Do you have a MacBook Pro sold between September 2015 and February 2017? You could get a free battery from Apple. https://support.apple.com/15-inch-macbook-pro-battery-recall #apple #macbookpro #macbook #battery
Apple to move key iPad engineering resources to Vietnam
Never expected this: Apple estimated I’d get $580 trade-in value on my iPhone 13 and I ended up getting $632!
I must have value-added it.
#Apple, #Android und #Linux: Tastatureingaben lassen sich per #Bluetooth einschleusen - Golem.de https://www.golem.de/news/apple-android-und-linux-tastatureingaben-lassen-sich-per-bluetooth-einschleusen-2312-180117.html
Potential iOS / iPhone bug: Whenever you attempt to send either of these two official Blizzard images via iMessage - your service will crash in that particular conversation and as far as I can tell, need a device reset to fix. #Apple #iPhone #iOS #Bug
@jasonhowell @ronxo @ant_pruitt Why am I not surprised that Apple apparently has already blocked #BeeperMini ?
#Apple is far more interested at locking their users into the Apple-Ecosystem than actually providing a useful service to them.
Six securities fraud counts, each with a max of 20 years in prison.
No prison time.
Heavens forbid any of these shitgoblins actually see consequences for their staggering theft. #Apple
@ernie #Breaches happen all the time and to be honest using #Beeper to access #Apple services is simply doubling your attack surface. It also goes without saying that I would rather trust Apple’s security practices over Beeper’s - they simply have more to lose (and many more resources to throw at securing their services and users).
Apple blockiert iMessage-App Beeper Mini für Android
Die Android-App Beeper Mini kann einige Tage nach ihrer Vorstellung keine iMessages mehr verschicken.
Streaming services I’ve cancelled in the last few years. I didn’t run these all at the same time at least, but usually replaced one with another. I haven’t gone back to any of them. #Hulu #Prime #Sling #Apple+ #Peacock
I will renew both for a month when new content from the Star Wars or Star Trek universes becomes bingeable.
#HBOMax likely next 👋
I would not ever renew #YouTubePremium which was a gift ‘script.
Big Brother is watching you - now also via Google's & Apple's push. 🤬
That's why we don't use Google Push. When using Tuta, Google sees nothing! 💪
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The data they don't get, they can't hand out to authorities! Go secure now: https://tuta.com/create-email-account?t-src=m
Here's more info on why we don't use Google Push and do not send any info via Apple notifications: https://tuta.com/blog/open-source-email-fdroid
#security #privacy #google #apple #notifications #surveillance #tracking
I've had a few interesting workdays recently that I thought would be worth sharing in terms of highlighting what's possible with an iPad. Before I dig in, I'll mention that I use the 12.9" M1 iPad Pro with 8GB of memory. For me the largest screen is absolutely necessary for more complicated tasks. Even the 13" (I'm just going to refer to it as 13") sometimes feels too small at which point I now have the option of connecting to an additional screen...
Чверть усіх iPhone у світі збиратимуть в Індії https://root-nation.com/ua/news-ua/it-news-ua/ua-apple-iphone-production-india/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=mastodon #НовиниIT #Apple #Новини
🆕Top-Designer von Apple verlässt das Unternehmen
Apple entfernt zwei Apps aus tvOS 17.2
Das bald erscheinende Update für das Apple TV überführt Kauf- und Leihfunktionen in die TV-App.
“Hey #Siri, stop.”
“I can’t do that, Nathan”
I *really* hope whoever coded that response did it in a function named hal9000().
(As best as I can tell, it did that because my wife was playing music on multiple HomePods, and it didn’t know how to stop just one of them. Which is stupid. Siri is the worst part of the #Apple ecosystem.)
#Apple has seemingly found a way to block #Android’s new iMessage app https://www.theverge.com/2023/12/8/23994089/apple-beeper-mini-android-blocked-imessage-app @verge @chris_welch
Discussing a trick he learned with the multi selection of tabs on a Mac browser John Gruber feels the weird need to beat-up on the iPad:
"This trick does not work in Safari on iPadOS, because iPads are baby computers where you can’t select more than one thing at a time."
He got it wrong but the big boy issued a correction in which he offers another snide comment. But again gets his facts wrong. Stepping all over himself to insult a computer. Well done.
"Apple cuts off Beeper Mini’s access after launch of service that brought iMessage to Android"
Well, it's official. I DID think it'd happen, just not so quickly.
Hope Beeper Mini will refund ALL the money they accepted.
Reviews like this one of the #Backbone are problematic: https://9to5toys.com/2023/12/08/backbone-usb-c-iphone-15-gamepad-review/ - it barely touches on the app. It doesn't mention that there is a subscription that will cost you a much as the device itself over two years. And they hide core functionality behind it (using Backbone with an iPad). If I had only read that review, I would think it sounded great. In reality most should go with a Gamesir G8 with better ergonomics and no subscription. Don't trust 9to5, I guess? #Apple #iPhone #gaming
Der #Mikroblogging-Dienst #Threads von #Meta startet am Donnerstag, 14. Dezember 2023 um 12 Uhr auch für Nutzer und Nutzerinnen in der #EU und demnach auch in #Deutschland. Ein Countdown auf der Webseite weist darauf hin, zudem gibt es ein kleines #EasterEgg in der #Instagram-App, in der ihr euch ein „Ticket“ für den Start generieren könnt.
Alle Infos: https://www.appgefahren.de/?p=349037
"Owners of embattled companies do not usually attack their customers."
Advertiser backlash may pose mortal threat to Elon Musk's X
https://www.npr.org/2023/12/07/1217720371/elon-musk-advertisers-threat-survival-x-backlash-twitter #antisemitism #Twitter #advertising #X #TwitterX #ElonMusk #racism #Yaccarino #Walmart #Apple #Disney #IBM #business #fascism #violence #pogroms #whiteSupremacy #TwitterMigration #TwitterIsDying
#Apple blocking #Beeper Mini was entirely predictable and clearly highlights the obvious: cares more about product lock-in and creating a two-tiered messaging system that makes people feel bad for being a green bubble than they do creating a platform that is truly E2E encrypted by default regardless of protocol.
"Privacy is a human right" means nothing if they don't actually do anything to make it happen.
"Surprised!" said no one.
#BeeperMini users reported problems sending and receiving blue bubbles on Friday. Maybe it wasn’t so hard for Apple to block the app after all.
Apple cuts off Beeper Mini's access
Beeper created a secure, fully-functional iMessage app for Android then Apple blocked it because of course they did.
"Apple cuts off Beeper Mini’s access after launch of service that brought iMessage to Android" | TechCrunch
It's a bummer, if true. I think the privacy and security story here cuts both ways.
However, from iMessage and Apple's perspective this is essentially a security vector. Imagine being able to sim jack someone, then use this to get access to their iMessage stream, even if logically this isn't the biggest deal for most users. So, yes - this is a bummer but also shouldn't be unexpected.
I've long believed that all apps (at least on Android) should start supporting UnifiedPush. Tools like ntfy could serve as a central hub for notification distribution, allowing anyone to have their own notification server to connect apps and mobile devices. This would ensure greater privacy.
This is also why I developed NotiMail: we shouldn't have to rely on the 'big players' for our notifications and data.
Platformonomics TGIF #33: December 8, 2023
If you have #EntraID or #Microsoft365 and you have #Apple #macOS in your environment (hint everyone does), the session @_michaelepping, Sean Rabbit from JAMF and I did at their #JNUC conference this year is finally up on YouTube. You can find the session at https://youtu.be/D9-4miD-3pM?si=AU_pCsR-jwaQ8OZr. If you haven't paid attention to this space you really should be. Either your #macOS user experience is probably pretty poor or you have security gaps because you've been excluding them from your policies. It doesn't have to be that way. We'll cover how you can make sure you are following best practices from a security and an end user experience. #Infosec
China Labour Watch is a great non-profit that I have been following for years. They have reported many similar cases of abuse in the manufacturing of all the expensive electronic devices we love to use, by companies like #Apple, #Nintendo, #Dell, and many many more.
If you can please support them with a donation or as a volunteer: https://chinalaborwatch.org/donate/
‘If this only happens when using Firefox and not with Safari, reach out to Firefox help here as they would be better equipped to assist with their product.’
Dear Apple, I’ve never, ever, in three decades of being on the web seen a site, any site, on any browser, where the backspace key doesn’t work.
Test your bloody work on other browsers, not just Safari, ffs.
FYi, Time Machine decided to finally start backing up again in the middle of the night. No idea why. Using #Apple products is increasingly becoming a liability...
I’m not exactly sure how they managed it but Apple have somehow disabled my backspace key in text fields when adding an event in the web version of Calendar on icloud.com using Firefox on Fedora Silverblue.
Of course, I could just be typing it wrong…
(Delete still works so I guess there’s still a workaround.)
“But while #iMessage for #Android is good for Android users, it's also very good for #Apple customers, who can now get the #privacy and security guarantees of iMessage for all their contacts, not just the ones who bought the same kind of phone as they did. The stakes for communications breaches have never been higher, and antitrust scrutiny on Big Tech companies has never been so intense.” – Cory Doctorow (@pluralistic)
Unidentified governments are surveilling smartphone users via their apps' push notifications for incoming messages, breaking news and other updates, a U.S. senator has warned, with foreign officials demanding the data from Alphabet's Google and Apple. https://www.japantimes.co.jp/business/2023/12/08/tech/government-spying-push-notifications/?utm_content=buffera2a7d&utm_medium=social&utm_source=mastodon&utm_campaign=bffmstdn #business #tech #apps #apple #google #privacy #surveillance
Today I discovered that if:
1. A visible element has aria-hidden="true" and
2. I'm browsing with an iPad
3. using an external keyboard, not VoiceOver,
then the element does not receive keyboard focus. It's as if iOS considers the keyboard as assistive technology.
Can anyone confirm if this is generally true, or if it's just my iPad? I can't seem to find any docs about this.
Here's a nice test website: https://cdpn.io/Piotr-Raganowicz-Macina/fullpage/PoxPaJy?anon=true&view=
"Smartphone-Apps verschicken Benachrichtigungen über Apple und Google, auch vermeintlich sichere Messenger. Damit können Behörden Nutzer-Daten bei Smartphone-Firmen abfragen. Bis jetzt verweigern alle Beteiligten Auskunft darüber."
A simple subject with a twist. This green apple was painted using soft pastel. It's available to you all here...
or you can search for 'TheWeeOwlStudio' on Etsy.
#FediGiftShop #ScottishArtist #MastoArt #CreativeToots #apple #StillLife #SoftPastel #painting #artwork #GiftIdeas
Comcom saved tech giants like #Apple. #Microsoft tried to kill the Mac by rolling out a truly cursèd version of MS Office for MacOS. Mac users (5% of the market) who tried to send Word, Excel or Powerpoint files to Windows users (95% of the market) were stymied: their files wouldn't open, or they'd go corrupt. Tech managers like me started throwing the graphic designer's Mac and replacing it with a Windows box with a big graphics card and Windows versions of Adobe's tools.
I have been on Mastodon “officially” for a couple years but only at this instance and active for a year. Time for an anniversary #introduction redux.
I’m a graphic and sometimes software designer in Kansas, USA, but I used to be a farmer and agronomist.
I love to hike and trail run, but only took it up at the age of 50. I’m a liver transplant survivor and enjoying a second life in the literal sense. :powercat: #introductions #TwitterMigation #hiking #TrailRunning #Apple #kstate #agronomy #genX
Part of making educational units means standardizing everything— but I want to expose my students to all the variety and possibilities of customization for these little computers. The joy of making a little dodad that does just what you want it to do and nothing more. Computers can be so much more than aluminum or titanium rectangles that are powerful and interchangeable with rounded corners. (no apologies to apple even as I tap this out on one of the damn rectangles) #teaching #computers #apple
Tuta introduced our own custom push notification system for #Android devices which are fully encrypted and #surveillance resistant. We include minimal information in #iOS push notifications to counter this threat.🔒
Surveillance requests should be transparently disclosed by Apple and Google, not silenced by a gag-order! 🤐
#introduction 2024 edition:
I’m in my late 50’s, retired CIO, & live in #Phoenix #Arizona with my wife, (from #Taiwan,) my 2 ASU students, and 2 #dogs. Formerly an avid #bike rider, I’m now enthusiastic about my #eBike. I’ve had a #SciFi #Podcast since 2011 called #FusionPatrol. The only sport I care to watch is limited-overs #Cricket (#T20 #TheHundred.) I play #Racquetball when the old body allows it. #Apple watcher and user. Published my first iOS App in the App Store in 2023.