Click tracking, a.k.a. hyperlink auditing, is an HTML standard that can be used to track clicks on web sites. Previous versions of Safari used to let you disable this, but Safari 12.1 changes that.
Despite several months notice from me, Apple shipped Safari 12.1 last week to the public with no way to disable hyperlink auditing. I hope to raise awareness about this issue, with the ultimate goal of getting hyperlink auditing disabled by default in Safari. Apple claims that Safari is supposed to protect your privacy and prevent cross-site tracking, but hyperlink auditing is a wide open door to cross-site tracking that still exists.
Are you making the most of your Apple TV? Do you know all the tricks the Finder has to offer? Are you managing Do Not Disturb effectively? Your fellow listeners have the answers, and John and Dave share and discuss them for you. Plus, your two favorite geeks answer some of your questions about Wi-Fi, Watch Unlocking, NAS, and more. Press play, listen, and enjoy learning at least five new things!
The Apple Watch has saved another life, according to a post made to Reddit, where the Apple wearable is credited with alerting its owner to heart issues and prompting a call for assistance, shortly before a medical emergency took place.
Now that the AirPower has been canceled, it would be kinda cool if Apple
gave us an “iDesk” as envisioned by the folks at Geeky Gadgets and, some
years ago, by Mac/Life. It would doubtless be pricey and have a niche
audience, but I think there’s a market for such a product. And it’s
something I’ve dreamed about over the years.
The UK Government put forward its proposals for tackling online harm including a “duty of care” for social media firms and a new regulator.
A new report claims that the 2019 iPhone lineup will include two models with a new triple-camera system, OLED screens, and USB-C charging. And, while unusual for Apple, the new models may be thicker to accommodate larger batteries.
Apple wants to get into your head — acoustically, that is. The tech giant
has filed for a patent (number 2019014366) for a “system to move sound into
and out of a listener’s head using a virtual acoustic system.” It likely
involves upcoming tweaks to the company’s AirPods.
Automated calls that offer unwanted or illegal products or that attempt to defraud you are known as robocalls. And they have risen into the billions in recent years. The FCC is trying to fight it as are the telephone carriers, who waste large sums of money trying to block such calls legally from their networks and have to field millions of angry questions from subscribers.
(Some robocalls are legal and desirable: school announcements, doctor appointment reminders, and automated messages from companies that you do business with and gave permission to call you.)
Part of the problem is that FCC rules limit the way in which telcos can prevent calls from passing over their networks. That’s to prevent phone operators from blocking competitive companies. But it also ties their hands a bit regarding fraud.
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It was barely two years ago when we lamented the loss of the headphone jack on the iPhone. The iPhone 7 had just arrived with a gorgeous jet black color, a solid-state home button, and a dongle in place of the 3.5mm headphone jack. At the iPhone 7 introduction, Apple VP Phil Schiller talked about having the “courage” to make the change, to leave the headphone jack behind.
At the time it was kind of cringe-worthy. Rather than try to convince the audience of the benefits of wireless charging or the annoyances of wired earphones, Schiller basically told the audience that they might not understand now, but one day they will. You could hear the snickers in the auidence when he said that removing the headphone jack required the “courage to move on and do something new that betters all of us.” It sounded ridiculous. All we could see was the inconvenience ahead.
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These on-ear wireless headphones sport an ultra-compact, folding form factor and good wireless features, but their wired performance is where they really shine.
Streaming movies is fine and all, but high-quality Blu-ray discs packed with extra features make watching your favorite movies at home a special treat.
The 2019 iPad Air is Apple's newest mid-to-high tier tablet, and falls just below the Pro line and just above the sixth-generation iPad, making it unexciting, but arguably the go-to tablet for the general consumer.
Netflix has elaborated on the "technical reasons" why it has disabled AirPlay, and claims that since it can't tell what device the stream is being sent to because of changes in the protocol, it won't allow the feature.
Sonnet and Adobe have announced that the new releases of Adobe Premiere Pro, After Effects, and Adobe Media Encoder -- all part of Adobe Creative Cloud -- now take advantage of Thunderbolt-connected eGPUs to enhance their performance.
According to recent update to the official Netflix Help Center webpage,
Airplay is no longer supported for use with Netflix due to “technical
limitations.” AirPlay lets you share videos, photos, music, and more from
Apple devices to your Apple TV, favorite speakers, and soon, popular smart
When macOS 10.15 is previewed at June’s Worldwide Developer Conference, and
arrives for end users in the fall, it may see iTunes broken up into
separate apps as is currently the case with iOS.
In 2018, Apple released a new video codec called ProRes RAW, which allowed for smaller files sizes than the previous ProRes codec produced, but with the high quality of uncompressed RAW video. One trick with releasing a new codec is getting it adopted by third-party developers and the professional community.
There seems to be movement in ProRes RAW adoption, though. At the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) show that kicks off on Saturday, four companies announced that they are including ProRes RAW support in their products starting on April 8.
Provision Living conducted a recent study on smartphone screen time. The
company, which “provides exceptional services to older adults and their
families,” surveyed 1,000 millennials and 1,000 baby boomers to find
out exactly how Americans spend hours a day on their devices.
Tips: It's easy to use AirPlay with a radio station's stream, but with a few steps, and an app or two, you can turn Apple's HomePod in conjunction with your iPhone or iPad into a fantastic, and flexible radio player.
On a regular basis, Apple World Today posts a list of notable new apps or
app updates that have been released. They may not necessarily be new, but
they're popular and deserve mention. Here are this week’s picks.