Read issue #1 of Daily Digest, by Mailbrew Team.
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Friday May, 2024
The Dark Age of Authentication
Michael TsaiMay 23
Sriram Karra and Christiaan Brand (via Hacker News): We’ve received really positive feedback from our users, so today we’re making passkeys even more accessible by offering them as the default option across personal Google Accounts. This means the next time you sign in to your account, you’ll start seeing prompts …
tvOS 17.5.1
Michael TsaiMay 22
Juli Clover: According to Apple’s release notes, the update addresses a bug with the Photos app that could cause deleted images to reappear. It’s really interesting that this bug also applies to tvOS, considering that, as far as I know, tvOS doesn’t let you directly add or delete photos. I …
Mac App Rejected for Web Site Link
Michael TsaiMay 22
Jonathan Deutsch: My 1 bugfix update got rejected because I link to my website.How are my fellow Mac app developers dealing with Apple’s last gasp crackdown at their anti-steering provisions?Are you making entirely separate versions of your website? Are you using query args to change behavior?I should mention that this …
The Man Who Killed Google Search
Michael TsaiMay 22
Edward Zitron (Hacker News): In emails released as part of the Department of Justice’s antitrust case against Google, Dischler laid out several contributing factors — search query growth was “significantly behind forecast,” the “timing” of revenue launches was significantly behind, and a vague worry that “several advertiser-specific and sector weaknesses” …
Windows Copilot+ AI Features
Michael TsaiMay 21
Microsoft (Hacker News, MacRumors, Ryan Jones): Now with Recall, you can access virtually what you have seen or done on your PC in a way that feels like having photographic memory. Copilot+ PCs organize information like we do – based on relationships and associations unique to each of our individual …
Microsoft’s Copilot+ PCs
Michael TsaiMay 21
Tom Warren (MacRumors, Hacker News): Over the past two years, Microsoft has worked in secret with all of its top laptop partners to ready a selection of Arm-powered Windows machines that will hit the market this summer. Known as Copilot Plus PCs, they’re meant to kick-start a generation of powerful, …
Apple Updates Silently Enable iCloud Keychain
Michael TsaiMay 21
Jeff Johnson: I’ve discovered today that unfortunately this issue—this bug, I would call it, though who knows whether Apple considers it a bug or “expected behavior”—still exists with the latest versions of macOS Ventura and Sonoma, 13.6.7 and 14.5 respectively.[…]The external drive had a macOS Ventura 13.6.7 boot volume with …
Slack AI Privacy
Michael TsaiMay 21
Ashley Belanger (Hacker News): After launching Slack AI in February, Slack appears to be digging its heels in, defending its vague policy that by default sucks up customers’ data—including messages, content, and files—to train Slack’s global AI models.According to Slack engineer Aaron Maurer, Slack has explained in a blog that …
iOS 17.5.1 and iPadOS 17.5.1
Michael TsaiMay 20
Juli Clover (release notes, no security, no developer): According to Apple’s release notes, the updates include a fix for an issue that could cause images to reappear in the Photos library even after being deleted. Mysk: MarketplaceKit updated in iOS 17.5.1. Now it returns a consistent client ID per device, …
Safari Hover Link Preview Keyboard Shortcut
Michael TsaiMay 20
Jeff Johnson (Mastodon): Pressing control-command-d (⌃⌘D) while hovering over a link in Safari opens a popup window containing a preview of the linked web page, just like pressing and holding down a link in Safari on iOS.Apple does say that you can preview a link in a webpage in Safari …
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