This is possibly the most perfect movie ever made:
USB-C is an open standard, so anyone can make USB-C accessories and cables, not just Apple. More than that, Monoprice’s $35 USB-C to HDMI adaptor makes Apple’s USB-C to USB-C, HDMI, and USB-A adaptor look pretty damn reasonable, doesn’t it?
“The [story ideas] I sold to Disney, they [made] the decision that they didn’t really want to do those, so they made up their own,” Lucas said in an interview with Cinema Blend. “It’s not the ones I originally wrote.”
He says that like its a bad thing.
From The Independent:
David Cameron is a right-wing reactionary neocon in the same mold as Darth Cheny and Bush II, so this isn’t surprising. At all.
The Prime Minister said today that he would stop the use of methods of communication that cannot be read by the security services even if they have a warrant. But that could include popular chat and social apps that encrypt their data, such as WhatsApp.
Apple’s iMessage and FaceTime also encrypt their data, and could fall under the ban along with other encrypted chat apps like Telegram.
This next one, probably meant to be rhetorical, actually has a real answer:
“In our country, do we want to allow a means of communication between people which […] we cannot read?”
Yes, we do.
Update: WhatsApp is bigger than SMS, and iMessage, being huge, might also be.
[I have to agree with Marco here](http://www.marco.org/2015/01/04/apple-lost-functional-high-ground):
> We don’t need major OS releases every year. We don’t need each OS release to have a huge list of new features. We need our computers, phones, and tablets to work well first so we can enjoy new features released at a healthy, gradual, sustainable pace.
My iPhone won’t reliably sync with iCloud, and my iPad Air 2 often has problems with rotation animations, resulting in the screen just redrawing itself. That’s something we were all making fun of android tablets for doing three-four years ago. iCloud sync is great when it works (and right now, it works great between my Mac and iPad), but infuriating when it doesn’t. And that’s ignoring things like the WiFi issue, Aperture/Photos, and the bluetooth MFi controller bug.
Seriously, I really hope MS prevails here, the US government has completely gotten out of control. Global jurisdiction? Sure, why not?
Anyway, its beyond time for everyone to just encrypt all the things and for all cloud services to use TNO end-to-end encryption. The government (all of them) has shown it cannot be trusted with the power it claims.
Buried in a Twitter support page:
To help build a more personal Twitter experience for you, we are collecting and occasionally updating the list of apps installed on your mobile device so we can deliver tailored content that you might be interested in.
The big questions is, how does this get past iOS app review? This is quite possibly the creepiest thing I’ve seen on the platform since, well forever. Luckily there’s an easy fix: