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Vector with Rene Ritchie

Jan 29, 2019

A serious bug has been discovered in FaceTime’s new Group Calling feature that can be exploited to allow instant access to your microphone and, potentially, your front-facing camera.

I asked Apple about the bug and they provided me with the following statement.

"We're aware of this issue and we have identified a fix...


Jan 29, 2019

There were rumors for years that Apple was working on a phone but Purple, the iPhone project, never really leaked. There were rumors for years that Apple was working on a watch but Gizmo, the Apple Watch project, never really leaked.

At least nothing even close to Titan, which many people have assumed is the Apple Car...


Jan 25, 2019

iPad mini has the shortest turn around of any iOS device ever, at least up until that time. Apple went from not making one to scheduling one to ship on a dime.

Luckily, the software teams discovered that the existing 9.7-inch iPad interface, shrunk down to 7.9-inches, with the density increasing from the iPad’s 132...


Jan 24, 2019

I’ve gone over Facebook’s year of scandals, Google and Amazon’s struggles with ethics and abuses, and Apple’s calls for privacy regulations.

That last one has caused some pushback. What about Apple and Google Search? What about Apple and China? What about Apple and cross platform services? What about Apple and...


Jan 22, 2019

Twelve years Steve Jobs announced a wide-screen iPod with touch controls, a revolutionary mobile phone, and a breakthrough internet device. But it wasn't three products. It was one product. Yeah, we got it, Steve. It was the iPhone.

And here's how it came to be.

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